Jeremiah Johnson: The Man Behind the Brewery

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Jeremiah Johnson isn’t your typical American craft beer story. And neither is he the man from the movie. He is, though, the man from Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Company in Great Falls, and now Whitefish, Montana. And we’ve got his story.

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Meet Jeremiah Johnson

Not one to be all work and no play, Jeremiah Johnson has always strived to create an environment for himself, his family, and his work team that embodies that same ideal. So when it came time for him to figure out his path in life, he was willing to take chances while accepting serendipitous encounters.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that he didn’t find his passion for beer by brewing at home in his garage. And neither did he go to school to become an engineer finding himself, instead drawn to beer.

In fact, Jeremiah initially worked in sales and marketing and then economic and real estate development. When Jeremiah and Katie, his wife, finally decided to jump into the craft beer business, it was out of love for the beverage, but even more so about a passion for entrepreneurship.

“We’ve just done things our way and it’s working.”

Jeremiah Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co

Welcome to Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co

Starting in Great Falls, Montana, with only a production space and no taproom, Jeremiah Johnson crafted beers and relationships allowing the brewery to thrive. Ironically, the first Jeremiah Johnson tap room opened up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. And now with a taproom finally in Jeremiah’s home state, Whitefish is home to Jeremiah Johnson’s first Montana taproom. This is not only Jeremiah Johnson, the man’s story; this is Jeremiah Johnson, the brewery’s story, just as much.

Intertwined together and created out of a passion for Montana, craft beer, and entrepreneurship, the brewery and the man are crafting history in Montana and beyond. Join us as we chat – always craft beer – but also Montana life, family life, and taking chances while accepting what is often right in our path.

“An opportunity presented itself and we were crazy enough to do it.”

Jeremiah Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co

Stay Connected with Jeremiah Johnson

Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co and Blackstar
Whitefish taproom
2 Central Ave.
Whitefish, MT

Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co
Coeur d’Alene taproom
826 N. 4th St.
Coeur d’Alene, ID

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Shout Outs:

We met Jeremiah through our friends at Malteurop! Thank you for hooking us up for a great story both for us here at Living a Stout Life, and for you all at Malteurop. We love talking all things beer, including malts.

And to Jeremiah. We love chatting with you and drinking your beer and can’t wait to get back to Whitefish for the new taproom. Thank you for taking time to chat beer and Montana with us. Two of some of our favorite things!

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