3 Peaks to Conquer this Summer

June 21, 2017

Get High in Montana and Wyoming Summer in Montana means it’s time to get up high.  As the snow melts away, the mountains become more and more accessible.  From July to September you should be able to reach the summit of many of the peaks in the Beartooths.  While there is a ton of climbing and mountaineering within a couple… read more »

Put Down the Kickstand and Have Uno Mas

June 15, 2017

Thirsty Street has Great Seasonal Beers Some of the best times in Billings are spent on the great patios around town.  There are many to choose from, and you’re bound to find one that suits your needs.  I recently had a chance to sit on the Thirsty Street patio for the first time this year.  As usual, I was not… read more »

How to Fish for Summer Brook Trout

June 5, 2017

Hook into a Few for Dinner Tonight I have written about brook trout fishing in the past.  But it has all been about fishing while they spawn; in the fall.  It’s the easiest time to limit out on brookies, but it’s usually a bit chilly, and sometimes the weather can put a damper on things. During the summer, you have… read more »

8 Montana Lakes Worth the Hike

May 29, 2017

Our Beartooth Mountains Hold Immaculate Lakes For the last several years, my hiking partner has been a baby, toddler, and then a young boy.  It makes it hard to do a hike that’s longer than a mile or so (without carrying him on your shoulders the majority of the time).  But sometimes, you just need to get away. Here are… read more »

Abolish the 18th Amendment!

May 10, 2017

So we can Enjoy Prohibition Pilsner from the Montana Brewing Company A quick and dirty history lesson: in January 1919 the 18th amendment was ratified and went into effect exactly one year later.  This amendment banned the production, transport, and sale of alcohol (although said nothing about consumption and private production).  For the next 13 years, all through the roaring… read more »

Spring Adventures in the Beartooths

April 25, 2017

Spring is a Great Time to Explore Montana spring is a fantastic time.  One day it’s 75 degrees, the next day it is snowing, and the following week it rains off and on.  Just when you’re thinking it’s time to break out the shorts, we get lows in the 30’s, wind, and more rain than we have seen in years…. read more »

Get SMaSHed at Uberbrew

April 12, 2017

Not That Way You Drunkard I used to say that in Billings we have some great breweries.  Not any longer.  I can now say that here in Billings we have the best breweries.  The best in the country.  And that’s not just my opinion either.  Back in October, a few thousand breweries met up in Colorado for the Great American… read more »

Adventures in the Pryor Mountains

April 7, 2017

Have You Explored the Pryors Yet? When you think of the mountains near Billings, you probably think of the Beartooths.  They’re the most prominent that we can see, they’re the biggest nearby, and they are indeed spectacular.  But we have more ranges than just the Beartooths. To our north are the Little Belts, Big Belts, Little Snowies, Snowies, and a… read more »

Spring Fishing in Montana

March 30, 2017

Where to Fish for the Most Success The spring rains are upon us!  And that means the snow is melting and the fish are hungry.  But what it also means is that as the snow melts and the rivers start to fill up, they get dirty and the fish can’t see what you’re throwing in for them.  We need to… read more »

Bruno’s Montana IPA: a Beer with a Story

March 29, 2017

The Beer is Better when it has a Story Montana has some amazing breweries.  Being in Billings, we have access to some of the best (in fact, Uberbrew was named as the best small brewery and brewer of the year at the Great American Beer Fest last fall).  And if the local brews are getting you down, well you can… read more »

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