Helena Ales For Trails 2022

Helena Ales For Trails 2022

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$5 – $75

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Pioneer Park

120 South Last Chance Gulch Street

Helena, MT 59601

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No Refunds

Helena Ales For Trails is an annual beer festival located in downtown Helena. This event serves as a fundraiser for local trails.

About this event

Helena Ales for Trails strives to contribute to the community of Helena by raising funds for the Helena Trail System. For this year's event, where the proceeds will go is still in the works. Stay tuned!

The event is led by a consortium of community leaders from a variety of sectors. We’re proud to partner with local businesses, city and county government, and private citizens to host and sponsor Helena Ales for Trails. In addition to the myriad of people involved in planning, Helena Ales for Trails utilizes over 150 volunteers on the day of the event. Over the first ten years we’ve raised over $146,000 for local trails, all which was distributed to Friends of Centennial Trail (Centennial Trail Project), Prickly Pear Land Trust (Peaks to Creek Project), Helena Parks and Recreation (Ascension Downhill Project & Park City Trailhead), the Helena Trail Rider, and most recently the Deford Trail Corridor and Whyte Addition to Mt. Helena City Park.

Keeping it Downtown - This year’s event will happen in Pioneer Park (located next to Lewis & Clark Library at the far southern end of the walking mall).

Date & Time - The 11th Annual Helena Ales for Trails is scheduled for Friday, September 9th from 3:30 to 9:00pm. (Please note that 3:30pm to 5:00pm is reserved for the VIP pre-event, while the main event experience is from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.)

Participating Breweries - Breweries back for 2022: Blackfoot River (Helena), Draught Works (Missoula), Blacksmith (Stevensville), Ten Mile (Helena), Lewis & Clark (Helena), Flathead Lake (Bigfork), Uberbrew (Billings), Copper Furrow (Helena), Glacier Brewing (Polson), Smelter City (Anaconda), Bozeman Brewing (Bozeman), and Carter's (Billings).

NEW 2022: BAM (Billings), Ascension (Helena), Athletic Brewing Co, Gally's (Harlowtown)

We will keep the list updated as we confirm more breweries. Also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more up-to-date info as we get closer to the event.


VIP Pre Event Tickets: $65 - $75

Every year we strive to turn Helena Ales for Trails more and more toward a unique tasting experience. We invite breweries who share the vision of a beer tasting event that showcases limited production, small batch, hard to find, special reserve, artisan, experimental, barrel-aged, sour and other unique craft beers. While we recognize the place of flagship beers, we hope to showcase breweries who welcome the chance to “bring us their weird!” VIP is your best chance to experience the wide variety of beer showcased at Helena Ales for Trails.

To further enhance the VIP Event we limit the experience to 300 VIP participants (which includes event sponsors and brewers). VIP starts promptly at 3:30pm. At that time, participants can enjoy an unlimited number of beer tastings while interacting with brewers and snacking on complimentary appetizers prepared Helena's premiere farm-to-table French bistro, Maison. VIP ticket sales are limited to 200 tickets, with the first 100 tickets selling for $65 and the second 100 tickets selling for $75. VIP tickets will only be available online via Eventbrite, starting at 9.00am (MST) on June 1st. In addition to the opportunity to taste up to 60 beverages, VIP tickets include a custom printed 2022 Helena Ales for Trails 41.5cl Rastal Harmony 40 Tumbler glass and 1 token that can be used for a 6oz. pour at the end of the VIP experience (5-9pm). The VIP Ticket also buys entrance into the main event, which includes additional 6 oz beer tastings for $1.

* VIP has a history of selling out within just a few weeks.

Main Event Tickets: $25 - $35

Main Event tickets go on sale June 15th. They are available at your local Helena breweries for $25, while tickets last. Tickets are also available online at Eventbrite for $35. Tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event, if any remain. Each ticket includes a custom printed 2022 Helena Ales for Trails can glass along with 3 tokens which can be redeemed for three (3) 6 oz. pours.

All ticketed attendees will also have the opportunity to buy additional 6 oz. pours at $1 each or 12 oz. pours for $2.

For more information find Helena Ales for Trails on Facebook or email Hannah at hannah@narratechurch.org.


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