After much speculation, Paul Marshall and his business partner are hoping to open their new Missoula brewery, Hellgate Brewing Co., in the early part of next year if all goes according to plan. They have their site picked out, 806 W. Spruce St., and are waiting to sign the lease and have a few other legal issues resolved.
Marshall, who is co-brewer along with his partner, says the brewery will feature five beers: a pale ale, an IPA, a pilsner, a wheat beer and an oatmeal stout. They also plan some seasonal beers and several Hellgate high-gravity creations.
A tap room and some outdoor seating are planned at the location, and Marshall says the brewery will distribute its beer starting out with a few vendors and moving on from there.
Hellgate Brewing Co. incorporated early this year and has been in the works for a while, but with the location nailed down and a few more investors, Marshall says he’s optimistic and excited about the opening.
Marshall is a 1988 graduate of Hellgate High School and a graduate of the University of Montana. He and his partner are both graduates of the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, which is known for its brewing program.
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- Matt Pritchard
Still no official word on even if a brewery is going to take up residence in the old Artcraft building, but the rumor mill keeps swirling. I’ve heard back from at least six breweries, many of which have some interest in the Missoula brewing scene, and no one could confirm anything about the mystery brewery.
However, some information came my way several months ago about a Hellgate Brewing Company. I’d heard that a couple with ties to the Bitterroot had plans to open a brewery in Missoula, but news from that died out a while back.
According to several friends who know of the people who registered Hellgate Brewing Company, It seems that it might be the very brewery seeking variances to be able to brew in the Artcraft building. Again, nothing is substantiated here, and if you know more about this, leave a note. Missoula is dying to know more about this new addition to our stellar brewing scene.
As always, check back for updates. I’ll post the whole story when we know more about the mystery brewery and the Artcraft building.
Have a great Saturday.