Events

View upcoming events below. Gulch Distillers regularly hosts Community Cocktail nights to support local nonprofits. We also offer the occasional class on how to make your own craft cocktails. Interested in celebrating a special occasion in our tasting room? Contact us to discuss availability. With a two cocktail limit, we’re also a perfect venue for work sponsored events!

Check out some of the past events we have held at the Gulch.

Community Cocktails: Montana Bicycle Guild

August 23, 2017

The MBG has a dual mission: (1) to improve, build, and foster Montana’s bicycling community to include the development and promotion of bike riding and community resources in both Helena and Montana, as a whole.  And: (2) to produce world-class mountain bike races in Montana and the surrounding region.  We aim to promote and expand cycling opportunities within our local community of Helena, as well as around the state through trail advocacy and maintenance, community partnerships and collaboration, and state-wide race series development.

The MBG target audience might be best described as the “bike enthusiast” or anyone who may be interested to learn about cycling in the Helena community, and in Montana. Specifically, with Shannon as our newest board member and outreach coordinator, the MBG is making a concerted effort to promote additional activities and initiatives to entice and advocate for more women to participate in the sport of cycling.

Areas Served:
The MBG service area at this point is mainly in the Helena area.  Essentially the purpose of our work is to promote Helena and Montana as a “bike-friendly” place to live, visit, and conduct business.  The Montana Enduro Series (the MBG sponsored race series) is also an effort to promote cycling and stimulate additional local economies.  Each year the MES race series varies in schedule but every year includes Montana locations such as Missoula, Great Falls, Big Sky, Bozeman, Red Lodge, and of course of beloved hometown of Helena.  In addition, we schedule races in the neighboring communities of Alta, Wyoming at Grand Targhee and in Kellogg, Idaho at Silver Mountain Resort.

Impact:
The MBG is proactively and effectively helping to raise the profile of Helena as a biking community therefore aiding and stimulating our local economy. We have development meaningful partnerships with PPLT and Bike Helena in which the MBG is an instrument for trails advocacy and cycling development initiatives within the community.  In addition, the MBG is currently working on a cost-share agreement with the US Forest Service to contract trail maintenance in the Helena area.

Community Cocktails: Montana Shares

August 30, 2017

Montana Shares is a partnership of Montana-based nonprofit groups devoted to improving the quality of life in communities throughout Montana.

What we do is make philanthropic giving easy for three groups of people- donors, employers and member nonprofits. We raise about $300,000 each year for about 40 member nonprofits, from about 100 workplaces and about 5000 donors.

Community Cocktails: Angel Fund

September 6, 2017

Since 1989, The Angel Fund has helped children in need by purchasing school clothing, shoes, winter outerwear, school supplies, backpacks, classroom project supplies and field trip fees to approximately 800 kids each school year. Angel Fund also awards Montana post-secondary scholarships to CHS, HHS and PAL graduates based on financial need, academic success and a commitment to give back to their community.

Areas Served:
Students in the Helena School District that qualify for free/reduced lunch are assisted by Angel Fund. We also coordinate Stuff the Bus each summer whereby we help all children needing school supplies in Helena and the surrounding smaller schools.

Impact:
Each year, Angel Fund helps approximately 800 children that would otherwise go without the required supplies needed to be successful or clothing and warm coats. Families depend on Angel Fund each school year because of the cost of supplies and clothing. We have helped their self-esteem and have leveled the playing field for all students. Scholarships help students break the cycle of poverty by attending college within family units and will “pay it forward” to others in the future. We are changing the world, one child at a time.

Community Cocktails: Hel’z Belles

September 13, 2017

We are a “by the skaters, for the skaters” grassroots, female-managed, non-profit, athletic organization. Our main goal is to inspire women, young and old, to form healthy body image, live active lifestyles, and gain empowerment through learning the sport of roller derby in a safe and supportive environment. We are committed to our community by skating local, buying local, and supporting local business and community organizations. Above all, we are mothers, grandmothers, daughters, wives, and friends, and the passions we bring from these areas of our lives will make us sisters in derby.

Areas Served:
Hel’z Belles is committed to keeping roller derby alive and well in the Helena community by recruiting new skaters, refs, and fans. We also hope to be healthy and positive role models in our community.

Impact:
We are the only roller derby league in Helena! Four times a year we host Helena’s only roller derby bouts against teams from all over Montana. Our league focuses on empowering Helena women to become strong confident athletes. We also like providing fans a great show at our bouts!

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