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Co-op Brewery hosts more fundraisers

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RONAN — The Co-op Brewery in Ronan has another appreciation event coming up to help support the local community. 

Much like the successful collaboration with the Ronan Volunteer Fire Department last month, on Friday, May 20, the brewery will host a teacher appreciation and fundraising event. Taproom manager Eric Brunet explained that since there’s no one school the teachers will come from, instead of donating straight funds, the brewery will instead collect donations of school supplies for distribution to the teachers. 

“It’s what teachers are always needing,” Brunet commented. Those who bring in donated school supplies will in exchange be awarded a discount on their beer. 

The teacher appreciation event will take place from 4 p.m. to close, complete with a street closure, food options from Struggle Chef Catering and, hopefully, live music performances. 

“We’re thinking it’s going to be a pretty well attended event,” Brunet said. “Plus it’s a nice way for people to come in and say ‘hey, buy my kid’s favorite teacher a beer!’”

Another significant event happening at the brewery this month will be a Bear Safety Night provided by Fish and Wildlife on May 26. A big undertaking, the presenters will bring taxidermized grizzly and black bears to tower over patrons. They will give away some free bear spray and teach attendees how to recognize bear body language as well as other bear safety techniques. The brewery and Fish and Wildlife hope to see families attend to help keep everyone safe this summer. 

Other events coming to the brewery in May include, “The Owls of Montana,” a presentation on May 19 at 6 p.m. by Denver Holt of the Owl Research Institute; a display by local artist Persephone Sandoval on May 27-28; and, as always, “Tacos and Trivia” on Tuesdays along with live music performed on Wednesdays. 

To stay on top of the brewery’s upcoming events, visit their Instagram at: ronancoopbrewerymt.

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