Have Beer, Need Art!



August 7, 2013


Lacy Lopez, 406-830-3113



Tamarack announces winner of ‘Have Beer, Need Art’ Contest

MISSOULA, MT – “Have Beer, Have Art.”  The Tamarack Brewing Company on Wednesday unveiled the winning design in its popular logo contest fora new beer honoring Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front.

Tamarack’s “Have Beer, Need Art” contest drew dozens of possible logos for its non-profit Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Ale, which the brewery began pouring at an event in Missoula Wednesday.

Artist Danielle Willoughby designed the winning entry.

Artist Danielle Willoughby designed the winning entry.

Contest judges, including famed Montana artist Monte Dolack and TV host Randy Newberg, ultimately chose a design created by Danielle Willoughby.  Her logo features a simple, stylized image of Ear Mountain—a well-known landmark in the Front.

U.S. Senator Max Baucus joined Tamarack for the announcement event.  Baucus is author of the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act, legislation that protects access, wildlife, and ranching heritage along the Front.

“There are few places on earth like the Rocky Mountain Front and Montanans want to keep it the way it is for our kids and grandkids,” Baucus said. “I’m determined to bring the Heritage Act to the finish line and I appreciate all the ways this contest is showcasing the Front and our world-class Montana craft beer.”

Tamarack named its beer after Baucus’ bill.  The ale is brewed with Montana malt, honey and spruce tips.

Willoughby will receive 12 engraved growlers of Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Ale, a $100 gift certificate to The Trailhead in Missoula, a framed print of the logo, and coasters, T-shirts and pint glasses featuring the logo.