Introducing Piste de Resistance, an REI Collaboration

We are partnering with REI on “Piste de Résistance,” a limited-edition Saison. Together, REI and Flathead Lake Brewing Co. are donating 10 percent of beer sales to Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center, which provides avalanche education for the growing community of backcountry users in the region.

The Piste de Résistance is now on tap at the FLBC Pubhouse and cans can be found at Super 1 Foods in Kalispell, Evergreen, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish!

We’re so excited about this opportunity and can’t wait for the REI Kalispell Grand Opening weekend. Outdoor co-op REI will open its new store in Kalispell, Montana on Nov. 9 at the Spring Prairie Commons shopping center on Nov. 9. Known as the gateway to Glacier National Park, REI Kalispell will carry top quality gear for the region’s most popular outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and a specialty ski and snowboard shop. REI Kalispell is located at the southwest corner of Old Reserve Drive and U.S. Highway 93.

REI annually gives back nearly 70 percent of its profits to the outdoor community, and this year is investing $8.8 million in over 400 nonprofits to steward more than 1,000 outdoor spaces across the country. This includes $45,000 for additional organizations in Montana that are dedicated to stewarding and maintaining local trails.

With more than 125,000 REI members in the state, REI Kalispell marks the co-op’s third location in Montana, joining other stores in Missoula (opened 2000), and Bozeman (opened 2010).