If you’ve ever seen a western then you know that everyone in the west drinks whiskey, that is unless they’re yellow-bellied. You don’t get much more western than Montana and rodeo. What better way to help raise a little money for a good cause than with a whiskey tasting?  They do realize that not everyone likes whiskey, so they’ll let those of you who don’t, taste wine instead.

Chicks n Chaps uses fundraising events to help raise money for the fight against breast cancer and also contribute to Tough Enough to Wear Pink of Montana, a group that helps to provide awareness, funding, screening, and support for the men and women of Montana affected by breast cancer.

The women of Chicks n Chaps are dedicated to providing support for the local community. So, here in Missoula, they are helping fight breast cancer and giving hope to others in Missoula.

If wine and whiskey aren’t your forte, never fear, because these lovely ladies are also offering up some of the best local microbrews too. Of course, the afternoon wouldn’t be complete without some deliciously heavy appetizers for everyone to enjoy.

If you would like to join them at this uniquely-Montana beverage tasting, then head on down to The Canyon Club at the top of Washington Grizzly Stadium at 6 p.m. on May 3. Be sure to pick up your tickets before the event. Tickets can be purchased at Grizzly Liquor and Karl Tyler Chevrolet.

If you want to bring a date, the cost is $80 for a couple. If you want to enjoy the libations unaccompanied, the cost is $45 per person. Either way, they don’t care, they just hope to see you there.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.