BrewFest is coming up soon. In observation of the occasion, describe what you’re drinking.

Which Montana beer would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?


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Caitlin Hofmeister: I am drinking the Thirsty Street Kickstand Red IPA. It’s delicious. I would describe it as earthy and hoppy. Isle of IPA: Blackfoot IPA. No question.


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Jenova Payton: I am drinking the Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA. It’s bright! But otherwise, like an IPA. I like IPA anyway, so as long as it hits the IPA mark, it’s good. Strawberries and wheat: I shouldn’t like the Strawberry Wolf Point Wheat from Highlander, because it’s a blasphemy with the strawberry, but it’s the best. It’s so good.


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Elizabeth Grover: I had the Red Lodge Ales Last Chance Cider. It was really good, it was very fruity. Better hope there’s no other Missoulians on that island: Probably Cold Smoke. I probably would have to have Cold Smoke.


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Grier Smithwick-Hann: I had the Lewis and Clark Miner’s Gold Hefeweizen. It’s just kind of a classic hefe. I feel like it’s a good summer beer and I was in a summer mood. An honest answer really would be three beers: Draught Works one time had this beer that was called the Brugh Hefner that was really funny, but I really like the Clothing Optional from Draught Works, too. That’s a good one. Oh actually, maybe Summer Honey. I take it all back! Summer Honey. That’s Big Sky.

Asked Monday afternoon at the Dram Shop

Staff Reporter

Susan Elizabeth Shepard lived in Missoula from 2008 to 2011 before returning in 2017 to work at the Independent. She is also a two-time resident of Austin, TX, and Portland, OR, with an interest in labor, music and sports. @susanelizabeth on Twitter.

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