The interior of the Cabinet Mountain Brewery (CMB) in Libby, Montana is very classic old town look with it’s high antique ceilings, historic red brick and corner store aspect but it is also much more. Started by two life transitional local business women, and backed up by Portland Brewmaster Grant Golden, Sarah and Kristen have entered Libby in the micro brew culture of the Great Northwest and we sure are glad! Opened on July 31st, 2014, and inspired by a visit to another Montana micro brewery across the state, the ladies researched, read, planned and brought in Grant to advise and be the brewmaster.
The idea came together like it was meant to be and fit in well with the Libby Revitalization movement that is spurring Libby to new life! Not only is it a cool building, but the rough and ready characters that have resiliently survived the ups and downs of Libby’s past are here to testify that the new place at 206 Mineral Avenue offers an eclectic stream of up beat positive thought and ideas for downtown Libby and it’s residents.
There are Trivia Tuesdays, live music every week, art displays, and Brews for Benefits where one of every four beers bought goes to the organization of the cause for that week or month. To say CMB is community minded, is at best an understatement. The love of the community is in the eyes of the businesswomen and their staff who always are pleasant and efficient.
The heartbeat of a new Libby is evident here, it pulsates with the ebb and flow. It is a strong rhythm and you can feel it. Handcrafted Ales with names like Ross Creek Red, Bobtail Blonde and Peakbaggin’ Pale Ale share the fare with creamy soda’s and homemade daily soups and German Sausage, or a monthly panini perhaps? Local Artist works
compliment the decor, and informational pamphlets on local outdoor activities and interests are available in racks and on the homey coffee table. The gals are doing fine at distribution efforts as well. Yaak Attack IPA is leading the innovative brews that are becoming known from Libby to Glacier to Billings and on up to our border with Canada. Yes, the micro brewery is taking off and it’s all good!
The Transitional Business women have done well, real well. Somehow with sharp business observational skills, eyes for good opportunities, old fashioned hard work and an uncanny ability to provide genuine down home hospitality to so many near and far visitors the girls have done it. It is a local hub to meet a buddy for a beer, arrange an outdoor outing, play trivia, hear some live music and become part of a new community with some good old fashioned values.
Come down and toast our local Cabinet Mountain Wilderness! Open Monday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Fun to be had by all! The experience will leave you smiling, and you just might make a new friend! WiFi is available, visit their website Cabinet Mountain Brewing, or Facebook and Instagram.