Suds to benefit local charities

Imbibers in Big Sky buying a pint of Lone Peak’s upcoming American Pale Ale will be doing much more for the community than they might know.

Lone Peak Brewery owners Steve and Vicky Nordahl are coordinating efforts that will generate about 40 cents for each pint (about $1,000 a month) of designated beer sold throughout the next year, a sum that will benefit groups like the Big Sky Ski Education Foundation and Women in Action.

That means that when you’re sitting there warming up after a chilly day on the hill, you’ll be doing more than pumping your body full of hops and malted barley, you’ll be making a better Gemeinschaften.

The Nordahls hope the campaign will last indefinitely, with new batches released every 4-6 weeks and distributed throughout local bars.