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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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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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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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En Purpetuum – Solera

A few of us HomeBrew buddies had a great idea a while back:  What if several of us pitched in (no pun intended) and brewed 5-10 gallons each and combined the finished, fermented brews into a single 60 gallon oak … Continue reading

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Ratebeer iPhone App

As far as I am concerned, there are two major online databases for tracking, tasting, and documenting craft beer.  I use Ratebeer.com. It has a simple interface, I can make as little or as much tasting notes as I want … Continue reading

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Road Trip July 2013

Boise is home to a mushrooming craft beer scene, with at least a few new establishments in the last couple of years, and one or two ore in the near future.  It is getting to be a great place for … Continue reading

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