Black Eagle is one of those "don't judge a book by its cover" places. It doesn't look like it's going to be a brewery when you pull up to it. But it's 100% worth going into, trust me.
My overall rating:
Black Eagle is basically part of Great Falls. Once you cross the Missouri River going north from Great Falls, you’re in Black Eagle. And when you get there, you might question whether or not this building maps took you to is actually a brewery. But it is! It just so happens to be a damn good one at that.
It’s small, just a few tables and then the bar. But all the wood work in there was custom done for them. A lot of it shows tracks from pine beetles, which is very unique and interesting. The tap handles are backed by copper, and I like that they let it acquire a patina instead of trying to keep it shiny and clean.
All the beers have names relating to the local history of Black Eagle, which is an industrial town. There used to a smelter smoke stack, which you can see in their logo. My history on the place isn’t up to snuff, so if you go, and that bartender in my picture above is there, talk to him. Grady knows a lot and is the nicest guy. I ask a lot of questions, it’s just who I am as a person, but he didn’t seem to mind.
I don’t have an in-focus picture of the beer list, cause I suck.
SOS IPA (), Half Stack (), & Swing Shift ()
Black Eagle cans, I haven’t seen them yet in Billings but I know they’re coming to the shelves out here. As far as the other places outside of Great Falls, I can’t say with certainty where their cans are available. But keep an eye out for them! It’s good stuff.
They don’t have a website, but you can always check their facebook page for info.