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Tap the Knit

Billed as “The Original Idaho Kegger” this latest beer fest was held last weekend at the Knitting Factory, a down town live music venue.  It was a 1PM – 10PM thing this past Saturday the 26th and I was there … Continue reading

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Woodland Empire tour and interview – pt 2

The most exciting part of this new brewery will be the beers that come out its doors.  There will be a regular lineup including a drinkable IPA that is a pale golden, example of the style focusing on lots of … Continue reading

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Woodland Empire tour and interview – pt 1

As most are aware by now, the craft brew scene in Boise if exploding, still.  And a couple breweries are opening in the next month or so.  Woodland Empire Ale Craft and Edge Brewing are the two about to open … Continue reading

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Punk-toberfest

Fall is a great season for beer.  Oktoberfest and pumpkin beers head the list of what makes it so awesome.  Early in the season we have Harvest ales and “fresh Hop” ales and about a month later, as the days … Continue reading

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Brewin’ on the Edge

I’ve written before about all the new breweries showing up here is the Boise area, and “Edge” is one of the newest.  As of this writing the building is being gutted and remodeled and I over heard that they plan … Continue reading

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Ich Bin Ein Berliner-Weisse

Jelly Donut jokes aside, and no disrespect to “Camelot”, I am planning on making a Berliner Weisse for the first time.  This beer is strange. On the one hand it has the simplest recipe of anything I’ve ever done. (aside … Continue reading

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Fresh Hops and Harvest Ales

September is a great time of year.  NFL is starting up, the kids go back to school, the 95 degree days without A/C in your truck and pretty much gone and it is hop harvest season.  Essentially a little green … Continue reading

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Making the Rounds

I felt like I fallen behind a bit in keeping up with what was new and on tap in the Boise area.  After work today I started to rectify certain inequities in that area. I’ve posted before about how Friday … Continue reading

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The gravity of Homebrew hardware…specifically

Homebrewing is a science as much as an art.  A lot of right brain AND left brain stuff going on.  Creating something that is subjective and personal taste driven, but at the same time, has processes that are fairly exact … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon at TableRock

For at least this past summer, Boise’s venerable downtown brewpub has typically waited until Friday afternoon to bring out whatever is new for that week.  It was explained to me that this simply helps the chances of whatever is unveiled, … Continue reading

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