ABOUT

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OUR STORY

Being located in downtown Livingston, Montana, a historic railroad town an hour north of Yellowstone National Park, our goal is to embrace the history and culture of our surroundings. With Livingston having an eclectic blend of artists, cowboys, and fishermen, we imagined a brewery that would be inviting, family friendly, and brew beers that appeal to all walks of life, reflecting the spirit of Livingston and Montana as a whole. Our ultimate goal is to provide a social hub for the vibrant town of Livingston.  

We take pride in crafting something special. Our beer is made by hard-working beer lovers with high standards. You want the best and we want to make it for you. We built this brewery to showcase the flavor of Livingston through the use of fresh ingredients, clean water, dynamic events, and constant experimentation. Everything from barrel-aged Stouts, to well-crafted Lagers, to world class IPAs, we brew what we want to drink.

Our Livingston taproom and production facility remain in constant motion as the hub of all of our brewing operations and the source of lively events.

WHY KATABATIC?

 

A katabatic (kaa·tuh·ba·tuhk) wind is a drainage wind, a wind that carries high-density air from a higher elevation down a slope under the force of gravity. Wind comes off the Absaroka and Gallatin mountain ranges, funneling north up Paradise Valley, making it one of the windiest places in the country.

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BEN WARD, HEAD BREWER

Ben arrived in Livingston from Washington in 2015 and immediately fell in love with everything this majestic place has to offer. When not making or enjoying delicious beer, he can be found traipsing through any of the local mountain ranges with his wife, Heidi, and their trusty border-collie Bailey. When returning to the valleys, he enjoys testing the limits and recipes of home cooking and then getting friends together for yard games or perhaps some cribbage. Nothing makes him happier than belonging and investing in a deep and heart-felt community: of which Livingston has some of the best to offer.

MEET THE TEAM

SHAWN MARKMAN, OWNER

​Growing up in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in Springdale, AR, Shawn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arkansas State University in 2006. He quickly went to work in heavy civil tunneling, moving around the country for several years. While living in San Francisco, he took up homebrewing, which spiraled into a dream of owning a brewery one day. Meeting his now wife in California, a Malta, MT native, they eventually settled in the Bozeman area in 2016. Shawn enjoys hunting in SW Montana, motorcycling, homebrewing, and spending time with his wife Dawn and their two dogs and cat, Oreo, Luna, and Leona.

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