Lehrkinds Bottling

Julius Lehrkind’s Brewery was the largest building in Bozeman for almost 60 years, located near the rail station on the north side of town.

Our family has a long history of soft drink and beer production. My great-great grandfather, Julius Lehrkind, came to Bozeman, Montana in 1895 to produce beer, and eventually grew his brewery to 40,000 barrels a year. In 1914 we were approached by Coca-Cola because we “knew how to put liquid in a bottle,” and not only acquired a Coca-Cola franchise, but were contracted to produce Coca-Cola and other soda flavors until 2014. Coca-Cola also entrusted us to produce Dasani water, which ultimately left us with a world class water processing plant and co-packing water processes used today.

With two protected wells, we can fill drinking water, but we also have the ability to tanker in spring water from our water business, Big Spring Water, and connect it directly to the building to ensure a clean, quality product. Besides still and sparkling water, we also have the capability to produce soft drinks, beer, seltzers, FMBs, tea and flavor or enhanced beverages. Give us a call or email to learn more about co-packing in Montana with us.

— Carl Lehrkind IV
President, Lehrkinds Inc.
5th Generation

Current
Capabilities

  • Ball and Trivium metal bottles, 59 and 66mm diameters
  • With a 38mm ROPP closure
  • 12oz standard can
  • Currently “Cold-Fill” Only Looking To Add Pasteurization

Able To Batch All Ingredients
In 600 Gallon Batch Tank

  • Holding tanks for larger production from 3500 gallons to 7500 gallons
  • Jacketed tanks from 10bbl to 50bbl for brewing and seltzer production
  • Brewery and wine licensing held for alcohol production

Equipment

  • Carbo-cooler for all ranges of carbonation
  • AROL capper for 38mm ROPP closures
  • Nitrogen drip system
  • Case-packer/box maker that can pack both cardboard and paperboard packaging
  • Fuji sleever for customized labels and smaller runs
  • Palletizer
Let’s get started

FSC 22000 & Kosher Certified

Lehrkinds Bottling :: FSSC 22000
Lehrkinds Bottling :: Kosher Certified