GREAT FALLS – Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company celebrated its one-year anniversary in May.
“We love to represent the state of Montana,” Johnson said.
In February of 2018, the company launched its first beer: The Golden Bobcat Pale Ale. It was in honor of Montana State University’s 125th anniversary. Johnson, who is an MSU alum, did not hesitate to take the gig.
“You get that call and my initial reaction is, ‘Of course, I’d love to work on that,’” Johnson said. “We’re always up for a challenge.”
It was the first beer crafted under the Jeremiah Johnson name.
“We have lofty goals, but it’s a licensed beer. We want to be the most recognized licensed beer in the country,” Johnson said.
Not long after in May 2018, the company launched an entire selection of craft beers.
“Were motivated people anyway, but when you get up and see your name, when you go to the store, I want everything to be right and perfect. It gives me a little bit of emphasis to just go make things happen,” Johnson said.
Through the Golden Bobcat sale, Johnson was able to donate a portion of the sales to MSU.
Johnson said he loves owning a business in Great Falls and loves the atmosphere craft beer brings.
“It’s obviously such a popular thing these days. I think the thing we really work to promote is that it’s a very positive industry. Craft beer, if you just go to a brew pub, you see it brings people together in a positive setting,” Johnson said. “Whether it’s networking with business associates or getting together with your loved ones and friends, we promote responsible consumption. It’s a good thing and it’s helping communities big time. Any community you go to they’ve got their craft breweries. It stimulates the economy and it’s just awesome.”