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GUSTAV

Gustav Dose, the founder of Mountains Walking and director of brewing, grew up in Taiwan and Japan and studied brewing around the world. When it came time to put down roots, he and his wife decided to raise their family in Bozeman. Gustav is committed to the ancient traditions of brewing and is interested in beers made with living cultures that have naturally lower alcohol and sugar levels. He believes that new and surprising discoveries come from watching the brewing process very closely and learning from the practice of making beer.

 
 
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our crew

 
 
 

Without our crew, there is no us. The professionals who work at Mountains Walking have made a deep commitment to the guests who join us and to the food and drink we prepare. Everyone here believes there is something profound in the act of serving, whether it’s a pint of lager or a multi-course meal. Each one of these people, in their own particular way, create what we hope is a moment of delight in your day.

 
 
 
 

 

OUR APPROACH

Beer has been a human tradition for ten thousand years. When we engage this tradition with a beginner’s mind, it opens the gate to boundless possibilities. This is how innovation happens.

Mountains Walking begins with a deep respect for the process of brewing, in which living organisms like yeasts collaborate with our ingredients to create a harmonious and delicious beverage. The result is an endless range of potential flavors and delights.

The joy of brewing comes from watching this process very closely and discovering what each beer naturally wants to be. Brewing traditions from all over the world give us the tools we use. The farmers and the earth give us the ingredients. An open mind gives us the desire to see what might happen next.

Meanwhile, the particular terroir of Bozeman—the climate, the mountains, the water, the seasons, the air itself—also joins in to shape the beers we make. We graciously accept all this help.

You might say we take an open-range approach to brewing. We don’t want to tightly control our beers. Instead, we’d rather give them a healthy measure of freedom. It’s exciting to see what happens when the fences are taken down.

And, just as the brewery represents our commitment to a deep and respectful relationship with beer, our wood-burning hearth represents our pledge of hospitality to you, our guests.

For thousands of years, the hearth has been the center of the home. It is where friends warm themselves and share food, drink, conversation, and companionship. It is a place of great delight.

We welcome everyone to our hearth with utmost respect and affection.

Ultimately, Mountains Walking is a conversation. A conversation between the brewer and the beers. Between beer and food. Between you and us. And between beer and the world. We invite everyone to join in and to discover the boundless possibilities together.