Montana Ag Network: Harlowton brewery supports Hobson grain elevators

Posted at 10:15 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 12:15:16-04

HARLOWTON – Gally’s Brewery in Harlowton opened last December and is relatively new to the microbrewery business. But that hasn’t stopped the owners from stepping up to the plate to help a good cause in Hobson, which is just 50 miles up the road.

The grain elevators in Hobson have been threatened with demolition because of their deteriorating condition. But thanks to a group of dedicated individuals, the demolition has been put on hold.

As long as the group is able to raise funds and bring the elevators up to code, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has agreed to allow the buildings to stand on their land.

The organization, The Pride of The Judith, approached Gally’s Brewery in efforts to help them raise the money needed to recondition the Hobson elevators. 

Gally’s Brewery agreed to help with the effort by creating a custom brew specifically for The Pride of The Judith organization. But to carry a name like, “The Pride of The Judith," the beer had to be something special.

Gally’s Brewery rose to the challenge and created a one of a kind, Montana Amber Ale. The beer incorporates 100% Montana ingredients. You might think this is an easy task, but with very few Montana companies malting barley, it’s quite challenging.

On June 26th, "The Pride of The Judith" beer was released and $1 from every pint supports the efforts. So far, Gally’s Brewery has raised about $600 for the restoration of the elevators.  

The group has until September 1st to form a plan to bring the structures up to code and enter for a BNSF property lease.

Organizers hope to raise a total of $30,000 to support the restoration project. The project would consist of sealing the entrances of the elevators and restoring the exteriors. The money would also cover structural insurance required by BNSF.

Following their restoration, total yearly costs are estimated at around $2,500 and include the BNSF lease, insurance, and taxes.

Click here if you would like to donate to help support the project. All donations are tax deductible through the Central Montana Foundation.

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