Showing posts with label grand opening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grand opening. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Imagine Nation Brewing Hosts Grand Opening and Imagine Fest

It's hard to believe, but Missoula's second newest brewery is about to have its Grand Opening. Yes, Imagine Nation Brewing, which opened its doors in the summer of 2015 already has more beers under its belt than the newest, Missoula Brewing Company. But don't worry, this isn't a competition. It's beer!

Anyway, on September 19, from noon to 8 p.m. (the same time of the Missoula Brews Cruise), Imagine Nation Brewing will host its grand opening celebration and first Imagine Fest, which will highlight the brewery's unique community center.

“While we are very excited for the grand opening, we are especially thrilled to launch the Center for Community Transformation,” remarked co-owner, Fernanda Krum. Krum continued, “The inclusion of this educational center in the brewery is what defines the unique mission of the INBC.” This concept has piqued the interest of many local groups. Susan Hay Patrick, chief executive officer of United Way of Missoula County, said, "Getting together over a beer to discuss the issues of the day is a very 'Missoula thing.’ We've been impressed by (co-owners) Robert and Fernanda's determined efforts to provide a unique space for individuals and groups to find common ground over a good brew."

Here's the schedule of events, as listed at

Live Music
  • 12-12:45pm:  Community Drum Circle
  • 1-3pm:  Local Yokel
  • 4-5pm: Caleb Van Gelder Trio
  • 6-8pm:  Wartime Blues
  • 11-11:45am: Kids’ Vibrations, hosted by Tangled Tones Music Studio (donation-based)
  • 1-2:30pm:  Theatrical Improv for Kids, hosted by Kevin Harrington
  • 3-4pm: “How do We Create Social Change” with Mayor John Engen and Susan Hay Patrick, CEO of United Way of Missoula
  • 3:30-4:30pm and 4:45-5:45pm:  Appreciate Beer Like a Pro, hosted by Alan McCormick, MT contributor of Rocky Mountain Brewing News and author of  Growler Fills
  • 4:30-5:30pm: Compassion Without Borders, hosted by Kim Maynard, Mansfield Fellow in International Affairs
Local Food Vendors
  • Clove Cart Pizza Peddlers
  • Bao Chow Hot Asian Buns
  • Covered Wagon Hot Dogs
  • More to be announced!
Special Art Show
“Wild Propaganda,” by award winning independent film director and artist Rob Whitehair from Tree and Sky Media Arts.

After Party
The Top Hat Lounge, located at 134 W. Front St. in Missoula, will feature INBC’s beers on tap, a first for the brewery, which has been selling beer exclusively out of its brewery taproom for the past six months. The Big Sky Mudflaps will be playing to celebrate their 40th anniversary of performing together. The show is free and begins at 9 p.m.

I must give a special shout out to Imagine Nation's newest beer release, their double IPA. It's Robert's favorite beer he's brewed so far, and the taste I had from the tank (#humblebrag) was incredible. Look for it during Imagine Fest! 

And if you haven't see this video, you should:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Desert Mountain Brewing Opens in Columbia Falls, Montana

On Friday March 8, newly-opened Desert Mountain Brewing will host its Grand Opening Celebration. Featuring music by Grandma's Little Darlings and pouring their first beers: Bad Marriage Blonde, Two Ocean IPA, and Siyeh Stout.

Learn more about Desert Mountain Brewing from their website:

Shawn and Kelley Christensen moved to the Flathead Valley for the great hiking and decided to stay for the beer. They decided the great little town of Columbia Falls could really use a brewery.

Desert Mountain Brewing is about more than handcrafting great beer in the mountains - it's about contributing to the community with a product the locals will be proud of, through give-back programs like the Benefit Brews, by attracting visitors passing through Columbia Falls on their way to Glacier National Park, and by giving a generation that is both connoisseur of beer and cultivator of family a comfortable place to stop for a craft beer, a rootbeer and a board game with the kids.

Desert Mountain Brewing is thrilled to be the closest brewery to Glacier National Park. The DMB Draughthaus is conveniently located in the new Cosley building on Nucleus Avenue, downtown Columbia Falls. Daytime childcare is located downstairs at Outside Kids, and fabulous Montana-Italian dinner fare is located right next door at the Three Forks Grille.
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