Category Archives: BrewPubs

Run to the Hills !! – Barbarian Invades BoDo

Today marks the day that Barbarian Brewing expanded in to downtown Boise proper. Having been in Garden City for the last nearly two years and establishing a tight knit fan base, it was apparently evident that they needed to spread … Continue reading

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Woodland Empire opens it’s doors

Another landmark event in the Treasure Valley’s craft beer explosion.  Woodland Empire Ale Craft opened it’s doors yesterday afternoon and began pouring the first four of what promises to be an interesting and eclectic gamut of craft beer for Boise … Continue reading

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From Boeing to Beer

Tonight, Mike Francis of Payette Brewing talked to the small crown gathered at the public library on Collister about his transition from Boeing engineer to running a brewery that has become one of the rising stars in the Boise area … 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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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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Payette Forward

I’ve been here before but it was a date with my wife on one of those coupon things. We got a “flight” of samplers and a pint each, plus a lovely commemorative “pint” glass to take home. It was a … Continue reading

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Breweries Hopping up everywhere in Boise

See what I did there?…”hopping” up…and I’m just barley getting started…try the veal…I’m here til Tuesday…” But seriously,  they are just coming out of the woodwork around here.  We are up to 13 or 14 breweries in the Boise/Meridian/Garden City … Continue reading

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“Growler” Fill Station in Boise

Historically, “Growlers” were galvanized “pails” in which folks could bring beer home from pre-prohibition small town local breweries.  They called them growlers because they supposedly made a growling noise as the CO2 escaped from the lid while they were bringing … Continue reading

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Whitstran Brewing Co.

On my travels a few weeks ago I finally managed to stop by this place. For some reason it has evaded me in the many times I have driven by during my many Boise-Western Washington trips. Maybe it’s partly because … Continue reading

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