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Co-op Brewery prepares for September

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RONAN — As the seasons start to change the Ronan Cooperative Brewery is lining up its fall events, including its second anniversary. 

On Friday, Sept. 23, the Co-op will close down the street to throw a combination Oktoberfest and anniversary celebration, complete with live music, food trucks, and specials that have yet to be revealed. 

The brewery’s second year open and operating as the only cooperative brewery in the state has been a success, with several awards won for their beer including silver and bronze medals from the North American Brewers Association Conference.  

A new add-on for September is the periodic availability of the Super Gyros food truck from Polson. “One thing that Ronan needs is a bigger food selection,” Taproom Manager Eric Brunet laughed. “That’ll be a nice new addition.”

Leading up to the big anniversary event this month, the brewery will continue enjoying trivia takeovers by local organizations. The Montana Farm Bureau will take over one Tuesday and a member in the construction business will take over on another. We’ll see how much locals know about what goes into building. 

The local favorite Owl Research Institute will be back in September as well to continue educating locals on nocturnal birds in the area. “They’ve been here twice so far and every time it’s been a full house,” Brunet commented. 

With new staff addition, Jake Kimmel from the Western Montana Musician’s Co-op, now helping to organize weekly music, Brunet said there will be a number of new faces to look forward to at Wednesday live shows as well. “Jake really thinks outside the box,” Brunet added. 

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