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Happiest Hour: Buzzed Yoga at Missoula Brewing Company


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  • photo courtesy of Missoula Brewing Company

What it is:
It should come as no surprise that two of Missoula’s favorite pastimes—drinking beer and doing yoga—would eventually combine into one activity. Missoula Brewing Company, home to Highlander beer, recently partnered with Hot House Yoga to make the inevitable happen, resulting in helping people get loose in more ways than one.

What you’re doing: Each Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon, instructors from Hot House Yoga lead a class in the brewery’s grassy yard near the creek. Show up rain or shine; if the weather is prohibitive the class will take place in the space next to the brewing tanks. Just as important, the $10 fee includes a beer, which participants can claim during or after the class.

When do you drink? It’s really up to you if you can sip your suds and get your Warrior pose on. Either way, the idea is the same. “We decided to do this because we have such a big space and a lot of people who work here like working out,” says Shannon Lukes, the brewery’s owner. “We wanted to know what we could do that combines health and beer.”

What you’re drinking: Whether drinking and posing or posing then drinking, you can choose from any of the brewery’s four core beers—Lost Peak Montana Lager, Mount Jumbo Northwest IPA, Bighorn Peak American Bock and Devil’s Hump Red Ale—as well as seasonal specials like the Strawberry Wheat.

Where to find it: Sundays at 11 a.m. at 200 International Drive, off Reserve.

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