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Apr 15 2013

Beer is good (for you)

Support MWA at your local brewery

Afoot on the CDT

Most people would place beer and healthy living on opposite ends of the fitness spectrum any given day. However, this spring, for one week only, the stars are aligned and you can have both at the same time.

What? How is this possible you may ask?

Well, during the week of April 29th the Montana Wilderness Association will be touring the great state of Montana to celebrate local breweries and the Continental Divide Trail. MWA’s trail stewardship program, CDT Montana, focuses on completing and maintaining the CDT in Montana and Idaho (that’s just under 1,000 miles) and we do it all with the help of dedicated volunteers.

Beginning the last days of April, CDT Montana staff will be stopping in Helena, Butte, Bozeman, Great Falls and Missoula to recruit fun-loving volunteers to join us on field projects this summer. Ten volunteer trails projects are planned between Glacier and Yellowstone National Park and we are on the hunt for fun folks that want to roll up their sleeves and pitch in!

So how do beer and healthy living share the same benefits during this one delightful week? Because when you enjoy a beer (or two, or three) when CDT Montana is in your town, a portion of all sales will be donated from your local brewery to support volunteer projects on the Continental Divide Trail. And when you volunteer on a project this summer, you get buff, strong and burn a lot of calories. Then you get thirsty and have earned yourself another beer at the end of the day.

Check out these dates and join us this spring in your town to celebrate CDT Montana and good, local brews. And, in all seriousness, please remember to drink responsibly. After all, we need volunteers to come back and help each summer.  So as you enjoy local Montana beer we hope you realize the many benefits it may have when you drink it — helping to complete our nation’s longest mountain trail, supporting thirsty volunteers in the field after a hard day’s work and allowing MWA to reach out to new friends.

CDT Montana Brewery Tour dates:

Monday, April 29th: Blackfoot River Brewing, Helena

$1/beer donated to CDT Montana trail program (proceeds from all day sales).
CDT Montana staff present to talk about projects & meet/greet.

Tuesday, April 30th: The Quarry Brewing Company, Butte

$.50/beer donated to CDT Montana trail program, (proceeds from 5pm - closing).
CDT Montana staff present to talk about projects & meet/greet.

Thursday, May 2nd: Bridger Brewing Company, Bozeman

2 FOR 1 BONUS - CDT Montana stop AND Madison-Gallatin Wilderness Walks Kickoff.  
$1/beer donated to CDT Montana trail program (proceeds from 5pm - closing). 
Pizza for purchase at brewery.
CDT Montana staff present to talk about projects & meet/greet.

Friday, May 3rd: Bowser Brewing, Great Falls

10% sales donated to CDT Montana trail program (proceeds from all day sales).
CDT Montana staff present to talk about projects & meet/greet.

The following week:

Wednesday, May 8th: Kettlehouse Brewing Company, Missoula

2 FOR 1 BONUS - CDT Montana stop AND Island Range Wilderness Walks Kickoff.
$.50/beer donated to CDT Montana trail program, all day. Food truck in parking lot.
CDT Montana staff present to talk about projects & meet/greet.

 

Click on the image above to download the full CDT Montana event poster. Click here to RSVP for the event on Facebook

Oh yeah, the first 25 people to buy a beer and get a MWA membership will get a FREE CDT Montana pint glass to take home with you (beginning at 5pm each evening).

 

We'd also like to thank Dropstone Outfitting in Choteau, MT for sponsoring our brewery outreach tour. If you are planning a trip into The Bob anytime this summer or in the future - call Yve or Maggie at Dropstone. They will haul your gear to camp so you can enjoy a nice hike or you can book a fully outfitted trip with them. And yoga? Yes, they offer sweet yoga trips in The Bob. Check them out! 

Thanks in advance for supporting our work and our amazing volunteers! Check out 2013 CDT Montana projects online (click here) or contact Shannon Freix, CDT Montana Program Manager at 406.499.2309, sfreix@wildmontana.org.