Montana craft brewers are a fortunate bunch. Not only does their state grow some of the world’s finest barley, but the Pacific Northwest’s hop fields are a short drive away. This, along with perhaps the world’s most concentrated population of fly-fishermen, makes for a state brimming with beer enthusiasts. This is why Montana had more breweries per capita than Colorado, with 52 at last count (eight were added in just the past six months) and hundreds of fresh, inventive beers like Montucky Sour Brown and Prickly Pear Pale Ale. The only downside is that those of us living elsewhere have trouble getting our hands on them. A few of these beers are available nationally and regionally, but we recommend planning a trip to Montana to get the inside scoop.