In fact, the original hop tower still stands on-site, as does the original brewer’s house, which Charles Kroeger lived in from 1875 to the early 1900s.
The nickname “The Springs” comes from the fact that the brewery sits over a network of 11 different mountain springs running underground that produces 300 gallons of water per minute.
This is the point at which Philipsburg got its second brewery.
No more than a mile away from the original brewery, Philipsburg Brewing Company opened a 50-barrel production brewhouse with a full aluminum bottling line.
And for the last 120-plus years, it’s been making a comeback.
It’s here that Philipsburg Brewing Company would lay its claim for quenching the thirst of local and visiting beer drinkers.
was able to more than quadruple and add Helena and Bozeman to its footprint.
The first beer to be bottled was Tramway Rye Pale Ale, a flagship for the brewery.
“No one is using this kind of bottle at this kind of scale,” says Mike Elliott, head brewer for Philipsburg Brewing Company.The town is nearly dead center between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, and it lies in the heart of Montana sapphire country.In its prime, Philipsburg boasted over 2,000 residents, but when the price of silver crashed in 1893 the town evaporated to hardly over 100.Next, the brewery bottled its Otter Water Session Pale Ale, followed by the latest offering, Haybag American Hefeweizen.All three styles are sold in 4-packs of 16-ounce bottles.