As someone who is a fan of both beer and protecting the environment, I've always searched for a way that I could combine the two. Now I can!

Kettlehouse K3 Brewery in Bonner is set to open a new taproom early this year, and it will feature a newly-installed Community Solar Array from Missoula Electric Cooperative. This means that members of the cooperative can purchase one of the available solar panels - and if they do, Kettlehouse will reward them.

Anybody who buys a solar panel will receive a membership in the Renew-A-Mug club. If you get in on that, that means that, every day, you could stop by the taproom and get yourself a free beer. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me - anyone gonna take advantage of this?