Join us as we welcome Highland Beer to the Taproom featuring the Original Pilsner & Strange Haze IPA. Beer, swag & fun!
Highlander Beer History: The brewery that held Highlander Beer dates back to the late 1800's however didn't get the rights to its name until 1910 after asking the New York Highlanders (now New York Yankees) if they could use the name Highlander. The brewery only produced 2 beers in it's 54 years in Missoula - the Original Pilsner - 1910 and the Scottish Ale - first brewed in 1940's.
In 1964, Right of Passage / Imminent Domain came upon the brewery and it was torn down to make room for I-90. However, with the connections the family had With Great Falls Select, Highlander Beer was produced there from 1964-1967, when it was bought out by Rainier and brewed until 1971. The brand fell dormant until 2008, when Great Northern Brewing in Whitefish contract brewed a Scottish Red Ale for the brewery. Then in 2015, the current brewery was completed now continues on the rich history of the brewery.
Original Pilsner: As it was in 1910 the German style Pilsner is pale gold in color and capped with a thick, brilliantly white, dense collar of foam. With the first sip, spicy hop flavors come to the forefront. As the hop begins to fade, the wonderfully soft imported pilsner malt is revealed. A great beer to sit around with friends and dream up stories of the simpler Montana days back in the early 1900’s.
IBU’s - 30, ABV - 5.6%
Strange Haze IPA: With late additions of Mosaic and Zythos hops the pineapple, tropical fruit, and citrus hop character from these varieties is showcased. The body is light, bitterness is low, but the hop flavor and aroma is definitely prominent. Oh yeah, and- it's hazy!
IBU’s - 45, ABV - 7.4%