Raise a glass: Helena welcomes summer Brewfest tour in Memorial Park

BRIDGET PACK Independent Record

Beer enthusiasts in Montana let the good times flow Saturday in Helena’s Memorial Park at the Montana Brewers Association’s Brewfest.

Brewfest flowed at Memorial Park in Helena on Saturday.

BRIDGET PACK, Indepedent Record

The Montana Brewers Association Summer Rendezvous Brewfest is a fundraising event that is part of a statewide tour that includes stops in Bozeman, Helena, and will end in Missoula in September.

“This was great, we had a really great turnout, and there was a little something for everyone,” said Bex Peppelman, general manager and head brewer at Mt. Ascension Brewing.

Rob lehrkind, owner of Ascension Brewing, right, with Manager and Head Brewer Bex Peppelman at Brewfest in Memorial Park.

BRIDGET PACK Indepedent Record

Ascension is participating in Brewfest for the first time this year, as they opened their doors one week after last year’s event.

“All the breweries know each other and help each other like a camaraderie,” said Peppelman. “We support each other;

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