This brewery is owned by two guys younger than I am. That's even more impressive when you consider they also serve food, as well as brew good beer.
My overall rating:
Higherground Brewing is one of Hamilton’s two breweries. They opened in 2011, and at the age of 24, became the youngest owners and head brewer in the state. That’s just impressive. I’m 26, and I can’t imagine owning and running my own business right now. Let alone getting it all started up and put together.
When you first walk in, the vibe doesn’t exactly say brewery to me. It feels like a pizza place, that isn’t a pizza place. Except they are a pizza place. If that doesn’t make sense I’m sorry, it’s the best way to describe it that I can think of. What I mean is, it almost feels empty. Like something is missing. But I can’t put my finger on what the something is.
If you want food, you have to go over to the little kitchen window to order. The bar only lets you order beer. Even though they pride themselves on their stone fire pizzas, I was in the mood for tomato soup. So I got a grilled cheese. It tasted like a grilled cheese and tomato basil soup, it’s kinda hard to mess those up. The soup sure looked fancy though.
Meditation Ale (), At Ease Golden Ale ()
The beer is good. Average for the most part. For some apparent reason I didn’t try any of their IPAs. I guess I felt like mixing it up. I do think they did a good job on their golden ale though. Higherground recently started canning their beer too. I think it’s only available in the Bitterroot Valley and Missoula area, but still something to keep an eye out for. Currently I believe it’s their Flash Flood Milk Stout, Hula Hopped IPA, and At Ease Golden Ale being canned right now. Personally, I’d very much like to get my hands on a six-pack of the IPA. I never go to Missoula though, so unfortunately it’ll be a while before I’m able to.
You can read up on their story, and more about the brewery in general, on their site.