Throughout October, Montana Free Press is partnering with Helena businesses to support free and independent news reporting for all Montanans.

This year, we are fortunate enough to have a beer named after us by Ten Mile Creek Brewing — The Fourth Estate Märzen! Join us for the release party October 2 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. to give it a try and grab a pint with some of our newsroom staff.

Also, each participating business is donating a portion of their sales to Montana Free Press, so you can support Helena businesses and our independent newsroom throughout the month:

  • Ten Mile Creek Brewing — On Sundays from 5 p.m – 8 p.m., $1 from each pint sold will go to supporting MTFP. Once again this year, MTFP will be guest judging Ten Mile’s annual pumpkin carving contest on October 30. You can either carve your pumpkin at home and bring it down for judging or bring a fresh one to carve at the brewery (it’s BYO pumpkin and tools, so don’t forget anything at home). Grand Prize is a 2022-23 membership to the Ten Mile Creek Mug Club.

  • Gulch Distillers — Each Wednesday in October, $1 from all cocktails sold will be contributed to our newsroom.

  • Loft Studio — Join Loft for their Downdogs and Draughts yoga session Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. at Ten Mile Creek Brewing. $2 from your session admission will be donated to Montana Free Press.

  • Point S Tires — A portion of each service sale in the month of October will be donated to support our organization.

Thank you to the participating Helena businesses, and we hope to see you throughout October as we all work to craft a better community.