Raise your glass in a toast to Elevate Fiber, powered by DMEA, at the annual Montrose Oktoberfest. Elevate, in partnership with Revolution Brewing of Paonia, will tap its Elevate IPA -- a special batch black IPA -- at the event on Oct. 1. Elevate Fiber representatives will be on hand to help pour samples of the new beer and answer questions.
"Elevate is a true representation of the cooperative spirit. Our communities were being denied what we all consider to be a current day necessity: fast and reliable internet. Elevate is the grassroots local solution that will provide the fastest internet speeds available on the most reliable network. We are excited to partner with the Rev to celebrate this fact -- a homegrown beer to toast a homegrown service," said DMEA CEO Jasen Bronec.
Elevate IPA is a black IPA, a robust and not-so-pale ale with multiple dark malts that produce a rich flavor. It has a crisp and floral finish due to copious amounts of Nugget and Chinook hops grown in the North Fork Valley at Highwire Hops Farm.
"The future is coming to the valley, and we warmly embrace it -- for ourselves and for our kids. We're psyched to brew for DMEA to promote the infusion of broadband into Paonia and the North Fork, and we believe it can only bode well for the life of the valley," said Mike King, founder of Revolution Brewing.
The Montrose Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 1 in downtown Montrose from 1 to 6 p.m. at Centennial Plaza. Admission is $25 at the gate or $20 online in advance. The event will feature more than 20 Colorado craft breweries, live music and food. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
"We're looking forward to debuting the Elevate IPA in Montrose for its first public tasting. We're also looking forward to showing our Montrose members just what Elevate Fiber can mean to this community. Not only can Elevate provide internet speeds you can't get anywhere else, we are truly a local partner in the community -- we live here, we play here, and we're committed to sustaining the future of our valley," said Bronec.
Visit join.elevatefiber.com to learn more about Elevate's offerings and to preregister. All neighborhoods within DMEA's service territory are up for preregistration, even if a goal is not listed on the website. Construction will begin in the next community that shows the most interest. Preregistering now will help determine the construction plan and guarantee an installation fee of just $100, which includes a WiFi router.
Other events include:
Sept. 15 -- Elevate open house, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cobble Creek Clubhouse, Montrose.
Sept. 21 -- Member forum, 8 to 9 a.m. at Heidi's Brooklyn Deli, Montrose.
Sept. 28 -- Member forum, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 4B's Brewery, Cedaredge.
Sept. 29 -- Member forum, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2 Rascals Brewery, Montrose.