Big Medicine Brewery’s mission is to become the country’s first “combination of microbrewery and center for positive change.” Helena native Robert Rivers and his partner, Fernanda Menna Berreto Krum (originally from Brazil), have worked in international conflict zones. Rivers has a master’s from the European Centre for Peace Studies, and Menna Barreto Krum has traveled with Doctors without Borders, working as a trauma psychologist. They also have about five years of brewing experience on their resumes, and plan for Big Medicine to combine the mindfulness of Belgian monastic brewing, joy and celebration of Irish beer and the variety of beer styles in American pubs.
For the fundraiser, $5 gets you in to a 30th anniversary screening of the classic film Strange Brew, and the proceeds go toward funding Big Medicine’s start-up costs. Starts at 7 PM.