By Tracy McNew
This year’s Montana Brewers Association annual raffle will feature, as their grand prize, a Sherpa camper trailer.
The trailer up for grabs is a brand new, off-road teardrop trailer made right here in Libby. It features two roof racks, double awnings, a stereo, a TV, a solar power system and more, according to the Brewers Association.
In recognition of this year’s prize, Sherpa Trailer business partners, Adam Montgomery and Joan Oakland were on hand at Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company last Friday for a meet and greet event.
Business partner Bruce Weatherby wasn’t able to attend, but two teardrop trailers stole the show anyhow. Both trailers were open for anyone who was interested to climb inside and explore.
Sherpa Trailers’ shop is located in downtown Libby at 1006 West 9th Street in the big red building next to 4Bs. The company has been around for about four years now, Montgomery told The Montanian, and they’ve not only met with success but with high demand for their products and a lot of positive publicity.
When asked about their ongoing success, Montgomery told The Montanian that he thinks the secret to their company’s success is threefold. First, Sherpa Trailers are really well-made, second, they are sold for a fair price, and third, they offers excellent customer service to accompany each trailer.
Earlier in the week, Montgomery said, they had driven all the way to Columbia Falls to adjust someone’s suspension and change a tail light on their trailer. “We just want to take care of the people who are taking care of us,” he said.
According to Cabinet Mountain Brewery owner, Kristen Smith, raffle tickets are $100 each and about two dozen are available at the brewery. There will be less than 1000 tickets available statewide, Smith told The Montanian.
The drawing will be held in January, and proceeds will be used by the Brewers Association to help promote craft beer and advocate for reasonable legislative changes.
“We’re just so excited that Sherpa Trailers, manufactured right here in Libby, was picked this year for the grand prize,” said Smith.
Sherpa Trailer owners Joan Oakland, left, and Adam Montgomery, right, with one of the Sherpa trailers that they brought to Cabinet Mountain Brewery last Friday for their meet and greet event. Photo by Tracy McNew, The Montanian.