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Success Stories

Army Veteran Brings Brewing Back to Butte

Sue Kerver
07.20.2022
Small Business
Man inside his brewery

In 2015, Tony Olson, who is a member of the Great Falls Little Shell Tribe and a U.S. Army National Guard Veteran, brought craft brew back to Butte, Mont.  He used USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program funding to install solar panels on his brewery’s roof.  And, Olson worked with Headwaters RC&D to obtain a low-interest loan through the USDA Rural Development Intermediary Relending Program to purchase canning line equipment and increase Butte Brewing Company’s distribution options.

Click here to watch the story: Army Veteran Brings Brewing Back to Butte - YouTube

Obligation Amount:
IRP Loan in partnership with Headwaters RC&D
Date of Obligation:
August 4, 2020
Congressional District:
Rosendale