Helena Ales for Trails strives to contribute to the community of Helena by raising funds for the Helena trail system. 2018’s festival will give all proceeds to the construction of a direction downhill trail on Mount Ascension, the Montana Bicycle Guild and City of Helena Parks and Recreation are leading the charge on its construction. We hope to raise the full $20,000 required to construct the trail in the spring of 2018.
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 people involved in planning, Helena Ales for Trails utilizes over 100 volunteers on the day of the event.
This year features 17 craft breweries, 1 cidery, 1 kombucha brewery, and 1 winery. Back for 2018: Blackfoot River (Helena), 10 Mile (Helena), Lewis & Clark (Helena), Selkirk Abbey (Post Falls, ID), Draughtworks (Missoula), Blacksmith (Stevensville), Homestead (Eureka), Carter’s (Billings), MAP (Bozeman), 2Basset (White Sulphur Springs), Lone Peak (Big Sky), Cabinet Mountain (Libby), Montana Cider Works (Sula, MT), Flathead Lake (Lakeside), and Sean Minor. New for 2018: SnowHop (Helena), Crooked Furrow (Helena), Bitterroot (Hamilton), Smelter City (Anaconda), and Dean’s Zesty Booch (Bozeman).
Main event tickets ($15), sponsored by Capital City Realty & Property Management, are available online as well as at Blackfoot River Brewing, Lewis & Clark Brewing Company, Ten Mile Creek Brewery, and Snow Hop Brewery.