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Speakeasy 41 Brewing Company set to host a re-opening party

Speakeasy 41 Brewing Company at 685 Barney Street in Helena
Serena and John Carley
Posted at 6:20 PM, Jun 20, 2024

HELENA — Speakeasy 41 Brewing Company in Helena has new owners. It opened in 2021 by the same people who opened the Missouri River Brewing Company.

After hearing that the previous owners were moving and the Speakeasy could close its doors, John and Serena Carley knew they wanted to take over the business and keep it open.

The couple has lived in Montana for more than 30 years. They are both military veterans and help run a family goat farm.

John says he has been brewing his own beer at home for at least 25 years.

Inside of Speakeasy 41

“I continue to make those recipes that came with Speakeasy 41, as well as making new and original recipes. The atmosphere is going to remain the same. We may expand on it at some point, but we are not going to do a major makeover because we love this place, and our regulars who come here love this place. We wanted to continue to be home,” he said.

With the new ownership, Speakeasy 41 is no longer affiliated with the Missouri River Brewing Company.

The couple has never owned a brewery before, but they are most excited about the community outreach opportunities it will give them.

Serena and John Carley

Serena said, “One of the biggest perks is to be able to be a part of our community and help people in our community.”

A grand re-opening party will be held on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 8 PM at their location at 685 Barney Street.

There will be live music, food trucks, and a car show. The Carleys will also bring some of their baby goats for petting.

You can find more information about the party and Speakeasy 41 by visiting their Facebook page here.