By Abbie Digel, Explorebigsky.com Editor

Cheers to Lone Peak Brewery for
raising over $1,000 in funds as a
result of its Community Beer Pro –
gram, which started Dec. 10.
At press time, Steve Nordahl,
owner the brewery, hadn’t reached
a definite number, but had just over
$1,000, and counting.
“As long as we have interest from
the participating bars, we hope to
keep [this fundraiser] going perpetually,”
Nordahl said.

Nordahl’s next batch of community
beer, an amber ale, will be available
on tap at Lone Peak Brewery, Lone
Mountain Ranch, the Corral, the
Yellowstone Club and Buck’s T-4.
About $.40 from every pint purchased
goes to three different local organizations:
Big Sky Ski Education Foundation,
Women in Action and the Big Sky
Community Corporation. In winter,
a good portion of the funds will go to
BSSEF, and in summer the same will go
for BSCC. WIA will receive about the
same year round, Nordahl said.
The goal of the program is for eight
to 10 participating bars to raise about
$1,500 per month, totaling in $18,000
for the entire year.
Since the brewery, Bronkens Distribution,
and the bars all sell and distribute
the beer at a slight discount, there is no
extra cost for the patrons.
“If we can get a couple more bars
on board, we should be able to raise
$1,500 a month by the end of January,”
Nordahl said.