Bozeman vendors are now carrying Highlander Beer, exclusive brews from the Missoula Brewing Company. “Taste Montana” with Highlander’s variety, including Lost Peak Montana Lager, Bighorn Peak American Bock, Mount Jumbo Northwest IPA, and Devil’s Hump Red Ale. Lost Peak Montana Lager is a smooth and refreshing lager, with a full, robust flavor and a soft golden hue. At an ABV of 5%, it won’t knock you out. It is the perfect beverage for any day.
Lost Peak Lager is brewed with German specialty malts and hops to give it an authentic lager finish. You will find the real Lost Peak in Golden Valley County, near Lewistown, Montana, rising to 8,192 feet above sea level. Bighorn Peak American Bock has an interesting background. Many immigrating brewers from Germany brought with them rich malty Dunkel recipes from Bavaria. Once in America, these recipes lightened and became standard seasonal beers throughout the land. Bighorn Peak Bock follows this tradition, with a dark appearance, but a lighter body and a subtle malty flavor. Brewed with imported German specialty malts and hops. The brewers think you will love it.
The real Bighorn Peak is in northwestern Yellowstone Park in the Gallatin Mountains, and is 9,934 feet above sea level. Bighorn Peak is the crown jewel of the Sky Rim Trail, with access from Black Butte Trailhead. Mount Jumbo Northwestern IPA is powerfully hopped, but yet rich and inviting on the palate. It is brewed with generous amounts of five of our favorite Pacific Northwest hops. Although it packs a stronger ABV percentage, its hoppy-ness will bring prolonged satisfaction, without overpowering you. It is particularly tasty when sitting in the Montana sunshine. The real Mount Jumbo is an iconic mountain at the base of the Rattlesnake valley, in Missoula. With its silhouette appearing as a sleeping elephant, the mountain was named after the elephant Jumbo, the first African elephant transported to Europe, in 1862. Although a Missoula landmark, Mount Jumbo is a mere 4,767 feet high.
Finally, Devil’s Hump Red Ale is a full-bodied Scottish ale with a natural sweetness and rounded balance derived from a rich blend of malts and light hops. At 5% ABV, it is a sessionable ale that goes with any meal. This beer was first introduced by MBC in 2008 and won the award for “Best Montana Beer” at the Garden City Brewfest. The real “Devil’s Hump” is in Flathead County, Montana, not far from the Hungry Horse Reservoir, just south of Highway 2, and rises to 7,618 feet above sea level. The Missoula Brewing Company is dedicated to bringing you the tastiest ales and lagers on planet earth. They feature a full line of traditional beer styles, as well as some cutting-edge, knock-out, crazy hopped and barrel aged recipes of this modern age of craft brewing. Using Montana malt and water (dating to the times of ancient Lake Missoula), their beers are fully matured onsite for delivery fresh to your taste buds of delight. The brewmasters have established a freshness regimen second to none to ensure that the quality of your MBC beer is always the best of Montana. They sacrifice nothing in our pursuit of greatness. From the moment you taste your first Highlander, MBC wants it to be your beverage of choice every day thereafter until the return of the next glacial age. The MBC is located at 200 International Dr, in Missoula. Learn more at missoulabrewingcompany.com. •