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Community Monday

Helena Area Community Foundation

Monday, October 7th

The Helena Area Community Foundation was started in December 1994 under the under the legal and administrative umbrella of the Montana Community Foundation (MCF)as the Lewis and Clark Community Foundation serving residents of Lewis and Clark County. MCF was established in the late 1980s and its formative years generated energy in local communities all over Montana. Ultimately, that energy resulted in the formation of nearly 90 local community foundations that virtually cover the map of Montana. MCFs volunteers and staff, supported by significant grants from the Ford Foundation and other national foundations, worked to create and nurture many of those local community foundations.

In 2001, under the dynamic leadership of Lizzie Range Schueler and other leaders, HACF was restructured to incorporate as a Montana nonprofit corporation and obtain its own tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Since then, HACF has been awarding grants to local nonprofits and engaged in other community-building activities. As the Foundation grew, it became clear in 2013 that the residents who call this area home extend beyond the reaches of the County and include Northern Jefferson County and Western Broadwater County. Thus, the Foundation became the Helena Area Community Foundation.

On Tap Today

On The Beer Engine This Week

Wednesday, May 22nd - Experimental E-trail

E-trail Pale Ale dry-hopped with 4 experimental hop varieties. Look for tropical fruits, orange, vanilla and pine.

Friday, May 24th - IPA with Mandarina Bavaria hops & oranges

Singlemalt IPA conditioned on fresh orange juice and zest, dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops. Mandarina Bavaria hops are a German variety that lend tangerine and citrus aromas.

Wednesday, May 29th - Mosaic & Simcoe dry-hopped IPA

Singlemalt IPA dry-hopped with Mosaic & Simcoe hops. Released in 2012, Mosiac hops have become a high-demand aroma hop for its fresh pine, mango, blueberry and citrus aromas. Simcoe imparts bright citrus flavors with earthy undertones, aromas of grapefruit, pine and herbs.

Friday, May 31st - MMM IPA

Singlemalt IPA with fresh Mangoes, Motueka & Mosaic Hops! MMM! Released in 2012, Mosiac hops have become a high-demand aroma hop for its fresh pine, mango, blueberry and citrus aromas. Motueka is New Zealand hop in high demand for its zesty lime, lemon, and fresh tropical fruit aromas.