In this Under the Big Sky bonus, Max Pigman owner of Lewis and Clark Brewing talks about how an assignment overseas lead him to make his first home brew. That first brew would ultimately lead Max to open his own brewery and see Lewis and Clark Brewing to be named the 2018 Small Brewing Company of the Year.
The Lewis & Clark Brewery is a state of the art brewing facility located in the heart of Helena, Montana. The great explorers are their inspiration for the breweries name and in many ways their brewing style. It is also where they are located in the heart of the only Lewis & Clark County in the United States. L&C Brewing embodies the pride, craftsmanship and dedication people lucky enough to be called Montanans experience.
A family owned brewery, Lewis and Clark Brewing has been in business for sixteen years. Owner Max Pigman started by purchasing equipment from the former Sleeping Giant Brewing Company and operated at their original location under the Brewhouse restaurant for almost ten years.
They moved to a new facility in 2011 and are located in a remodeled complex of buildings that date back to 1885. The “Montana Packing & Provisions Company” which housed a large three-story icehouse was one of the first buildings constructed in Helena and was in place in 1890.
Since the beginning, Max and his team have gone to the great lengths to build one of the most efficient and sophisticated Montana breweries with one goal in mind: to produce the finest ales & lagers possible and serve them at their peak of freshness.
L&C beers are hand-crafted and un-pasteurized and are brewed to levels of quality, which can only be achieved in the finest of breweries. They are proud of what they do and are confident that anyone who drinks their beer will appreciate the care and craftsmanship served in every glass.