Updated: Sep 7, 2022
Since 2002, Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. has been crafting delicious beer. In twenty years of business Miner’s Gold Hefeweizen has become the most award-winning wheat beer in the United States. Lewis & Clark Beers have won dozens of medals at the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, and the North American Brewers Association International Beer Awards. Tap Room supporters enjoy a variety of staples like Prickly Pear Pale Ale and Halo Huckleberry Hefeweizen along with nano batches of unique beers that come off our pilot system.
To celebrate 20 years of great beers and bringing live music to Helena, Lewis & Clark Brewing is hosting a special 20th Anniversary Edition of our annual Block Party and Brewery Open House. This event will be bigger and better than ever and yes it’s still FREE! On Friday, July 22 through Saturday, July 23 FREE, live music will be provided on the new outdoor event space right off Montana Avenue at 1535 Dodge Ave. There will even be a special “20th Anniversary Westcoast DBL IPA” tapped for this epic event.
The weekend is dedicated to the company's appreciation for the community and continual support throughout the past 20 years, and many more to come. Lewis & Clark Brewing is proud to be a part of Helena’s two oldest industrial buildings. The location has served the Helena community in many ways in its time. Historically, the building was home to the Montana Packing and Provision Co., and Columbia Paint Co from 1947 to 2008. The historical site was then purchased by Lewis & Clark Brewing in 2009.
Since opening its doors in 2002 (under the Brewhouse Restaurant), the brewery has continued to expand and grow its production as well as its distribution. Some of the most notable location additions have been moving to the existing location in 2011, the expansion of the brewery in 2017, and most recently our new indoor stage in 2021 and the expanded outdoor event space this spring.
Attendees are encouraged to reserve their free tickets online as there is limited seating. Tickets can be reserved at https://lcblockparty2022.eventbrite.com
Friday, July 22, will feature performing artists Kyle Gass Band headlining with direct support from arguably Montana’s hottest band Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs at 7 p.m. along with local Helena favorite Ten Years Gone band opening the event at 5 p.m. The Kyle Gass Band is fronted by Tenacious D lead guitarist and cofounder Kyle Gass and vocalist and guitarist Mike Bray. Lewis and Clark’s Max Pigman says, “we are thrilled to be able to bring this caliber of musicians to Helena.”
The following day, Saturday, July 23, we will have our annual Open house with self-guided tours of the brewery operations available from 1-5 p.m., this offers the community a chance to learn more about the brewing process and get a glimpse of the production facility.
Music will also begin at 1 p.m. and bands will play through the afternoon and into the night. Featuring our headliner “All Good Things”. Just coming off 2 back-to-back tours with POD and Sevendust and a #1 single on the Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts with their hit “For the Glory”. Helena native Dan Murphy is back at the block party this year with his band All Good Things. Murphy is a Helena High graduate and frontman and vocalist for the band. They have signed with the Better Noise Record label.
They will be in good company with bands like The Waiting (Tom Petty Tribute Band), Savvy, Big Ska Country, and more TBA performing throughout the day. All weekend long local food trucks, Vigilante Pizza, and Lewis & Clark’s award-winning beer will be available for purchase.
For more information visit lctaproom.com or contact Heidi OBrien at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-439-9196.