Bridging Community & Craft Beer in Bozeman, Montana

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The name comes from the local Bridger Mountain Range which sits just a few miles north of Bozeman. The community comes from the people that work and live here. The beer comes from Daniel Pollard and his team at Bridger Brewing.


Welcome to the sixth and final episode in our series of podcasts where we have partnered up with Malteurop Malting Company (MMC) to highlight some amazing craft breweries for American Craft Beer Week, May 10-16.


Meet Daniel Pollard from Bridger Brewing

The first employee at Bridger Brewing, Daniel is more than that and more than a brewer. He builds bridges with the beer he brews. Bridges to the community both within Bridger Brewing and Bozeman, Montana. With a passion for supporting local organizations and collaborating with other brewers, Daniel works hard at bringing people together over a beer.

Daniel is also highly passionate about diversity in the craft beer industry. And not just the work industry but the customer base, as well. He wants to encourage people who weren’t traditionally involved in craft brewing to come in, bringing new perspectives, backgrounds, life stories, and skills. 

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Daniel Pollard of Bridger Brewing

So, yes, we talk beer, but we also talk community, diversity, music, and all the things that inspire us to wake up in the morning, grateful for the day ahead. And speaking of beer, you’ve got to hear what he loves to drink. Sometimes, it’s not always about the craft beer, but more about the beer that’s crushable. The beer that is a part of every adventure story. We’ve always said it’s about the story more than the beer, and Daniel tells the stories well.

“When you’re not in as big a rush all the time you have a bit more time to sit down with coworkers and just chat and check in and have better conversations.  I would like to see those conversions continue.”

Daniel Pollard, Bridger Brewing

Malteurop Celebrates Craft Breweries During American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week takes place May 10–16, 2021.  This annual nationwide event celebrates small and independent craft breweries throughout the U.S. Malteurop (MMC) has joined forces with us at Living a Stout Life and a few of these phenomenal breweries, highlighting their stories of strength and camaraderie during a time when struggles are common, but support and community continuously shine through. Click here to read more on Daniel and Bridger Brewing.

Having fun at MMC in Great Falls, Montana

Connect with Bridger Brewing

Bozeman
1609 S 11th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

Three Forks (opening Spring 2022)
10751 Hwy 287
Three Forks, MT 59752

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Check out our other highlighted breweries for Malteurop and American Craft Beer Week. These breweries are phenomenal, and the people are the reason why we love this industry. Cheers to strength and camaraderie during a time when struggles are common, but support and community continuously shine through. Click here to read more and listen now.


Magical Montana

We fell in love with Montana when we first visited back in 2019. So much so, that we wrote a few things about this magical state, including beer and biking stories, podcasts, videos, and more. Click here to explore.

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Lost Creek State Park in Montana

Need a map of breweries near you? Start here!


Camp Carpe Diem

Meet new people, old friends, new experiences – whatever you do, just sign up now, so you don’t miss out on hangin’ out with the cool kids! Click here for more info on all the fun, including mountain biking with friends!

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PRO TIP: When possible, please check ahead anywhere you go. Many places are re-opening, but some may not be. Due to the C-word, you need to be prepared for restrictions and closures. Be flexible.


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Shout Outs:

To Daniel Pollard for hanging out with us both online and in person. You mentioned being grateful for what you have, and we were most definitely grateful for the brewery tour and the tastings. The time you spent with us was invaluable, and we can easily see the community you love so much here, both in the brewery, itself, and in Bozeman. Thank you!

To Dustin Craft and Gretchen Jones from Malteurop Malting Company for putting this together. It may have been meant to highlight Bridger Brewing for American Craft Beer Week, and that it did, but it also shined the spotlight on you two and the community within MMC.

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