Welcome to highlander

The first Missoula Brewing Company was founded in 1890 by Joseph Wagner, located at 109 West Front Street in Missoula. After receiving permission to use the name from the New York Highlanders (soon thereafter to become the Yankees), the first Highlander Beer was brewed in 1910. With its facility by then sitting proudly at the base of Waterworks Hill near Rattlesnake Creek, Highlander was a mainstay beer of Montana families for decades. Surviving the closure of prohibition, Highlander flourished in Montana and neighboring states up until the brewery closed its doors in 1964. Highlander has a rich tradition of colorful labels and creative marketing materials, many of which are now on display in our TapHouse.

Highlander Beer re-opened its doors in summer 2015 and has flourished in the Missoula community. The large TapHouse rests next to the stainless steel mechanics of our brewery. The TapHouse boasts indoor seating year round and a large patio that is open in the summers. With a large kid area, Highlander is a great location for families to bring their kids. A rotational selection of artisanal pizzas and other dinner options are offered daily. 

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Public Land Owner® Pale ale

We're excited to announce that we've partnered with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers to bring you Public Land Owner Pale Ale! A portion of proceeds from all 6-pack and draft sales goes to protecting wild public lands and waters for all to enjoy! Hitting shelves across Montana starting this weekend!

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Market mondays!

This summer, Highlander Beer is continuing to take advantage of our beautiful outdoor space and brand new Pavilion next to the flowing waters of Grant Creek by hosting a farmer’s market every Monday! Starting May 6, 2019, we will have up to 30 vendors, live music, and of course delicious Highlander food and beer from 5pm-8pm every Monday until fall.


Highlander beer… now available in cans!

Check out our new cans!

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Highlander Summer carnival

Join us Sunday, August 25th from 2pm-6pm for an end of summer carnival at the Highlander Pavilion and outdoor space! Take a swing at Lumberjaxe Throwing Co's portable unit in the yard! Get yourself some kettle corn from KornUtopia! Compete in our duck races, watermelon eating contests, and beer walk to win sweet prizes! We'll also have cotton candy and face painting! See you there and bring your friends!