Imagine Nation Brewing Celebrates its 2 – Year Anniversary on April to Commemorate Hosting Over 1200 Community Events
From its inception in 2015, the goal of Imagine Nation Brewing has been to be a community center with beer, not a brewery with an educational center. In 2 years of business, the brewery has hosted over 1200 community events, supported over 80 local organizations, and brewed 37 different styles of craft beer, including their signature series of unique New-England-style IPAs.
Co-founder and head brewer, Robert Rivers, comments: “We love craft beer, but we have always seen it more as a vehicle towards something bigger than itself rather than the final destination; through support from the Missoula community, by leveraging it as such, we have been able to create a space for connection that has then led to positive, socially-driven experiences that go beyond beer.” This “beyond beer,” in reality, has taken the form of taproom dialogues on critical issues, local groups discussing their work in Missoula, launching of community initiatives, voter registration, fundraisers, gap-bridging political discourses, community music nights, and many other events.
“We truly believe a better world is possible,” remarks co-founder, Fernanda Menna Barreto Krum, “but it takes practical steps made by communities every day in that direction. We feel very grateful for the many groups in Missoula that have taken these steps with us and look forward to expanding the brewery’s outreach with them in the years to come.”
Before opening Imagine Nation, Krum and Rivers worked for over 20 combined years in international humanitarian aid in 15 war zones around the world. As part of the anniversary, they will illustrate concretely what the brewery has accomplished with the local community and future visions for increasing impact, both in Missoula and beyond.
Full Schedule for Imagine Nation 2-Year Anniversary
10am-1:30pm: Kegs and Eggs with Ninja Mike’s Food Truck
10am-12:30pm: Family Event: MLK Reading for Peace with MT. Compact Project
1:30-3:30pm: Community Dialogue: Filmmaking for a Cause
4:00-5:30pm: Live Music: Red Onion Purple
5:30-6:00pm: Presentation from INBC Founders: 2 Years of Joint Successes
6:00-8:00pm: Live Music: Canta Brasil