Craft Beer Fans:


Heads Up,

There will be NO Weekly Beermail this week!


This Beer Buddy will be celebrating 



However, please enjoy this Beermail dedicated solely to 



Thank You and Cheers! 


May 11 - 17
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May 9 - 16
A Full Week of Fun Bike Events!
Coincides (mostly) with ACBW and includes a ton of fun craft beer events! 
More Info  Here  and  Here

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* BOISE BREWING:  It's American Craft Beer Week! To celebrate we are holding a good ol' fashioned scavenger hunt! 
Every day we will be announcing a special item to pick up from a secret location. Collect all the items and bring them to the brewery Friday or Saturday. The first 5 people to do so will win prize packs including shirts, growlers, beer and more! 
Happy hunting beer fans! 

* PAYETTE BREWING: In addition to our numerous events, we have Payette BINGO going on throughout the week. Visit any of the 25 participating locations and receive a stamp! Win Payette prizes for getting 5 stamps in a row. BINGO boards will be available to download Monday via our website. See more details on our American Craft Beer Week events (in and out of the brewery) on our website:  


* 11:00 am: SOCKEYE BREWING Hopnoxious IIPA Annual #ACBW Release at both Sockeye Pubs! "T his is our annual release of our super hopped up Imperial IPA, Hopnoxious. This seasonal specialty beer is truly a hop lover's dream! With a calculated IBU of over 200, double the hop additions of our Dagger Falls IPA, and a special finishing technique using over 200lbs of whole cone Idaho hops, this beer should be consumed fresh and early!   Share this year's Hopnoxious among hop loving friends BEFORE JUNE 1st!!! This style of beer should NOT be cellared."

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: CROOKED FENCE @ PRE FUNK BOISE: CF Brews & LONGDROP CIDER, Growler & Pint Glass Giveaways More Info Here


* 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING @ BIER:THIRTY: It's Sockeye's night at Bier:Thirty, on this fine Monday of American Craft Beer Week. Featured Sockeye pours are: Hopnoxious, Dagger Falls IPA, Cask Mango Dagger, High Lakes Session IPA, through a randall...


* 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Boise Bike Week CRAFT BEER SAFARI Kick-Off Party @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW with Live Music by Wooly Buggers! 

More Info Here and Here


* 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm: ACBW Tapas Style Food Pairing with SIERRA NEVADA @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE More Info Here


* 6:00 pm: ACBW @ EDGE: Witbier Release; $3 Pints


* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: THE GROWLER GUYS - MERIDIAN - Meet & Greet with POSTMODERN BREWERS More Info Here


* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: EDGE Craft Beer Kick-Off @ PRE FUNK NAMPA: Celebrate EDGE's newest IPA with the release of Project: Citrus IPA at PreFunk Nampa! More Info Here


* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: PAYETTE BREWING Tap Round Up @ The Taphouse with Six Different PAYETTE Beers


* 7:30 pm: ACBW @ EDGE: Beer Geek Trivia




* 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: ACBW Taco Tuesday @ EDGE


* 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: THE GROWLER GUYS - MERIDIAN: Rouge's IPA-May Event Continues with flights and giveaways all day, all May 


* 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: All In The Family Happy Hour with EDGE BREWING @ HOMEBREWSTUFF - CRAFT BOTTLE SHOP & TAPROOM: Celebrate Happy Hour with EDGE at HomeBrewStuff as we keep it All in the Family! 6 beers including our new Project:Citrus IPA, Badunkamunk Belgian Tripel and Quadricorn Belgian Strong Ale!

More Info Here Happy Hour 3pm until 7 pm
Enjoy some delicious Edge Beers at a killer price. $4 off growler fills and $2 off pints


* 5:00 pm: Genki Takoyaki - One Year Birthday Celebration @ WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT: "Help us celebrate our 1 year Birthday during Boise Beer Week. Woodland Empire will also be release an epic sour beer. Come enjoy some sunshine, food, and beer! Kanpai!! ^_^" More Info Here

* 5:00 pm: CROOKED FENCE @ SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON: CF Brews, Growler & Pint Glass Giveaways

* 5:00 pm: BOISE BREWING Pint Night @ PRE FUNK NAMPA  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: ACBW Beer 101 @ PAYETTE BREWING:  You enjoy beer but do you want to learn more about it? Payette Brewer Jonathan will be teaching Beer 101 so it's your chance to ask questions and enjoy beer while doing so! Learn about different hop varieties, the difference between an ale and a lager, and other fun craft beer facts.

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING @ PRE FUNK BOISE with  Sockeye Brewing  beers on tap with swag giveaways! Food by  B-Town Bistro

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: ACBW SLANTED ROCK Pint Night @ SunRay Cafe

* 5:00 pm - 1:00 am: ACBW Vertical Tasting of ALASKAN Smoked Porter @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: PAYETTE BREWING Beer Can Derby @ BIER:THIRTY: 

Build your own Payette can-derby car to race at Bier:Thirty! Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places finishers! Payette beer will be on special all evening for your enjoyment.

Entry Fee: One canned beer from Payette Brewing. Enjoy the contents then build out your best race car! 
Timeline: Registration 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Car build-out: 7:00 - 7:30 pm Races begin at 7:30pm 

* 6:00 pm: ACBW @ THE LOCAL with PELICAN BREWERY: Come taste beer from Pelican and enter to win swag!!  More Info Here

* 6:30 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING #ACBW Small Plate & BEER Pairing @ Cole Pub 
$30 per person, limited seating, and reservations required.
More Info  Here and  Here

* 7:00 pm: "To Live Local" @ SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON:  A fun night of food, drinks, and a screening of To Live Local - a documentary about our local food here in Idaho.

* 8:45 pm: Boise Bike Week - Bike In Movie @ SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON  More Info Here


* 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: THE GROWLER GUYS - MERIDIAN: Rouge's IPA-May Event Continues with flights and giveaways all day, all May 


* 11:00 am - 11:00 pm: ACBW PBR Tasting @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE: It's the annual convention of America's premier barley wine advocacy group, PBR (Proponents for Barleywine Recognition). Join the PBRs for a celebration of the under appreciated, highly attenuated, and notoriously bold beer style.  More Info Here

* 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm: PAYETTE BREWING CO's 4th Anniversary Cellar Party @ PAYETTE BREWING: 
We're celebrating our fourth anniversary by tapping special beers we've hidden away just for the occasion.  Cheers to you and many more years of Payette Brewing!

* 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Growler Station SOCKEYE BREWING Night @ Jacksons #007 @ 3110 W State St (31st & State); More Info  Here and Here

* 4:00 pm - 6;00 pm: BEAR ISLAND BREWING @ Beef 'O' Brady's - Special Happy Hour

* 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Frogger Tournament with Idaho Lottery & WOODLAND EMPIRE ALECRAFT @ SPACEBAR ARCADE: Come get your George Costanza on while winning the  Idaho Lottery & enjoying a beer including Space Stout with  Woodland Empire Ale CraftMore Info Here

* 5:00 pm: ACBW @ PRE FUNK BOISE with SAMUEL ADAMS  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm: ACBW @ PRE FUNK NAMPA with MAZAMA BREWING  More Info Here


* 6:00 pm: CROOKED FENCE @ BIER:THIRTY: CF Brews, Growler & Pint Glass Giveaways

* 6:00 pm: Live Music @ BERTS GROWLER GARAGE with 37 Taps plus Food! More Info  Here and  Here

* 6:00 pm: ACBW Kappa Oie Live @ EDGE

* 6:00 pm: ACBW Beer Tasting: PAYETTE BREWING @ THE LOCAL  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Pints & Pizza with EDGE @ The Front Door:  Celebrate the Holy union of beer and pizza with two of the finest in Treasure Valley: EDGE and The Front Door! 3 delicious EDGE beers on tap plus pizza specials and plenty of pint glasses!

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: ACBW - Hyde Park Appe-Tour with PAYETTE BREWING: Enjoy a tour of appetizers and beer in Hyde Park with Payette Brewing. Participating restaurants will have an appetizers paired with a Payette beer on special for the evening. All items are a la cart so eat as much or as little as you wish. If you complete the Appe-Tour, visit the Payette tent on Sunray's patio for a gift.  
The Menu  
13th Street Grill - Slider and Blood Orange IPA on draft - $6.00
Hyde Park Pub - Chip & Salsa & Hell Pony Maibock on draft - $5.75
Parrilla - Two tacos of your choice and Payette beer on draft - $5.00
Sunray Cafe - Slice of specialty pizza and Payette beer on tap - $6.00

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Game Night Live @ HAFF BREWING: " We invite you to join us for our 3rd Game Night Live event May 13, 2015 from 7pm-9pm. Enjoy a night of entertainment, trivia and, as always, yummy brews! Game Night Live will be here challenging your intelligence while we satisfy your craft beer needs. Let's see how well the two mix shall we!"  More Info Here

* 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: BOISE BREWING w/Lovin' It Local @ Cheerleaders  More Info Here


* 11:00 am - 11:00 pm: ACBW - Barrel Aged MAZAMA BREWING Beers @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm: CROOKED FENCE @ PRE FUNK NAMPA: CF Brews, Growler & Pint Glass Giveaways  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm: ACBW - Firkins @ PAYETTE BREWING:  We're tapping two firkins for American Craft Beer Week at Payette. Join us for cask conditioned Outlaw IPA and cask-conditioned Mutton Buster Brown infused with vanilla beans.  Only on tap as long as they last!

* 5:00 pm: ACBW with MAZAMA BREWING @ PRE FUNK BOISE: Our pals from Mazama Brewing and Northwest Specialty Beverage join us for day 4 of ACBW 15. More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: ACBW Heisenbier Release @ EDGE BREWING: $3 Pints

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: NKOTB Party @ THE GROWLER GUYS:  New Kids on the Block Party with Edge, Haff, Boise Brewing, Bear Island, County Line and Woodland Empire   More Info Here

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: ACBW: Horseshoe Tournament @ The Dutch Goose with PAYETTE BREWING:  Only one team can be crowned the Dutch Goose's Horseshoe Champs of American Craft Beer Week so grab a friend and register at the Dutch Goose. No entry fee. First place gets a $50 gift certificate and prizes from Payette for 2nd and 3rd places. Payette beers on specials all evening! 

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: ACBW SLANTED ROCK Pint Night @ Piper Pub & Grill

* 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING - BEER/Dinner Pairing @ The Front Door; More Info  Here and  Here

* 8:00 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING @ THE LOCAL: " Game Night Live Sockeye Brewing , and us- what more do you need!! Come win some swag and gift certificates, taste some beer and show off your trivia knowledge. $3  Sockeye Brewing  pints all night long!"
More Info   Here and  Here


* 11:00 am - 11:00 pm: Fernet About It Friday w/ODELL BREWING CO @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE: Craft Beer Cocktails, Fernet, Odell Beer, Fernet, Odell Fernet Barrel Porter, and more Fernet. 
Your friendly neighborhood Odell rep, Derek, will be on hand to answer questions and humor you with;  More Info Here 

* 11:00 am - 11:00 pm: ACBW Multi-Course Beer Pairing Dinner @ EDGE BREWING

* 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Food Truck Rally Pop-Up Bar with PAYETTE BREWING:  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING Pint Night @ The Taphouse: " Come try samples and raise a pint or two of a Sockeye brew, and enter a drawing for a chance to win a Sockeye Brewing custom Sibbz Longboard, prize drawing will be at 7pm.  

* 5:00 pm: ACBW with BARLEY BROWN'S @ PRE FUNK BOISE: Our friends from Barley Brown's Brew Pub are trekking over from Baker City Oregon to share their delicious beers with you!! More Info Here

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: GRAND TETON @ THE GROWLER GUYS - MERIDIAN:  Meet the Brewery - Grand Teton Showcase

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: ACBW SLANTED ROCK Tap Takeover @ TGI Fridays Nampa

* 6:00 pm: WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT Kristof Vienna Lager Release Party @ BIER:THIRTY Brewed in Honor of Chris Oates  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: CROOKED FENCE @ Albertson's 36th & State: CF Brews, Growler & Fill Giveaways, Discounted CF Fills

* 6:00 pm: Firkin Friday @ BOISE BREWING: "To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, We will be doing a special release Firkin of our Hip Check IPA in the Tasting Room Friday night.
To make it even more special, we want YOU to tap the firkin for us! Join this event on Facebook and comment below with your favorite  Boise Brewingbeer. We will be selecting one special attendee to be the one to tap this special brew!"  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: POSTMODERN BREWERS Patio Takeover @ Big Al's: Come out for the big patio kick off at Big Al's in Meridan. We'll be pouring 6 beers as well as whipping up a few beer cocktails for your drinking pleasure. We'll also have a little bocce, some give aways and soaking up some Idaho sun  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: ACBW Cellar Beer Night @ PRE FUNK NAMPA: We are curating 3 different flights of 5 beers. That means that if you sample all of the beers you will try 15 distinct beers. First flight of 5 will be at 6PM with the next two flights at 7PM and 8PM.
Each flight is $10 or $20 if you stick around for all 3.  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Project: Gold Cask w/EDGE @ BIER:THIRTY: Celebrate all things natural with a cask of EDGE's newest IPA: Project: Gold IPA! We'll have both of EDGE's newest IPA's on tap! Try them out and help decide which one should be the next EDGE IPA!  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Roosevelt Market Block Party: Come on down to the Roosevelt Market for the first block party of the season. There will be food, live music and of course Boise Brewing beer!  More Info Here

* 6:30 pm: BEAR ISLAND BREWING @ THE LOCAL:  In honor of American Craft Beer week, we're pairing up with local  Bear Island Brewing Co.  to create a wonderful beer and cheese pairing for you. Sign up soon, limited spaces available- $25 a person.


* 11:00 am - 4:00 pm: 17th Annual Spring BEER Can & Breweriana Trade Show @ SOCKEYE - FAIRVIEW: 

"Come check out a historic showing of brewery collectables and get fun facts, details and stories from some of Idaho's passionate collectors!

The Vice President of the Gem State BCCA (Brewery Collectibles Club of America) chapter, Joe Prin, is keeping the hobby alive and kicking in the Treasure Valley, and the following is a discussion of the hobby and his collection: BrewBeerBlog"

More Info  Here and Here


* 12:00 pm: ACBW Beer Brunch @ PAYETTE BREWING: Who doesn't like brunch? We love brunch, especially when there is beer to be had. Visit the brewery for food truck brunch to kick-off your weekend right.

* 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm: ACBW 3 V 3 Basketball Tourney @ PRE FUNK BOISE with PAYETTE BREWING: Dust of your sneakers and find your friends because it's on at PreFunk and Payette's 3 vs 3 basketball tournament! Your team could win a tour with Pedals & Pints.  2nd place, you get something cool too!  Limit of 16 teams. No entry fee.  Registration starts 1pm at PreFunk. For more information and rules, please contact PreFunk, (208) 331-3865 More Info Here


* 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm: ACBW Cellared BEER Tasting @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE: $35 gets you admission to the cellar, tastes of tons of rare vintage beer, & beer friendly snacks More Info Here


* 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Yirge Collaboration Saison Release Party: WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT @ Dawson Taylor (216 W 38th St): Live Music, Food Trucks More Info Here


* 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm: ACBW SLANTED ROCK Tap Takeover @ Big Al's 


* 3:00 pm: ACBW @ PRE FUNK NAMPA with Cocktail Concepts: Blended Beer/Beer Cocktails More Info Here


* 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm: MAZAMA BREWING Tap Takeover @ HOMEBREWSTUFF - CRAFT BOTTLE SHOP & TAPROOM: Specialty Beers! More Info Here


* 5:00 pm: ACBW with PAYETTE BREWING @ PRE FUNK BOISE: More Info Here



* 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm: BOISE BIKE WEEK Block Party @ BOISE BREWING: "You said it loud and clear! You want a party when bike week ends. Well, we heard you and we're putting one on for you!
We've teamed up with the great people behind Boise Brewing and have taken over the parking lot behind the brewery where we'll have  Tractorbeamserving up tasty tunes for you while you sip on a custom made beer just for us at the  Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance
We'll have food trucks and plenty of bike parking, so ride on in after the Pedal Power Parade and stay a while. Results from the Craft Beer Safari will be announced and awards will be given. We'll also draw for our raffle prize which happens to be a very cool set of lights from  LED By LITE. If you haven't checked these out, do it today!
We're sure there will be game or two to keep you entertained and we'll have some folks for you to talk to as well. 
Will we see YOU there? We'd better!"  More Info Here


* 6:00 pm: ACBW Beer Tasting: BOISE BREWING @ THE LOCAL: We will be sampling beer and all Boise Brewing pints $3! More Info Here


* 6:00 pm - Close: Grand Finale Traveler's Block Party @ THE GROWLER GUYS - MERIDIAN


* 7:00 pm: ACBW Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats @ EDGE BREWING


* 9:00 pm - 1:00 am: "They Have Really Good Hair" Third Space Saturday with DJ I.G.A. The Independent Grocer @ The SPACEBAR ARCADE More Info Here



* 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Kill The Keg Brunch Before The Brew O'Lympics @ PRE FUNK BOISE:  Help us do little cleanup from a long week of festivities and be rewarded.  B-Town Bistro  will be here with their delicious brunch menu and as always there will be red beers, beermosas and mimosas.
After brunch head over to  Crooked Flats  for the 2nd Annual Brew Olympics!!

* 11:00 am - 8:00 pm: ACBW @ EDGE: $3 Pints, $2 Off Growler Fills, Kids Eat Free All Day

* 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: 2015 Brew O'Lympics @ CROOKED FLATS: " Sockeye Brewing is proud to announce we are passing the torch and the 2nd Annual Brew-O'Lympics will take place at Crooked Flats, the wonderful rolling venue of Boise's Crooked Fence Brewing! Our breweries would like to invite you all to join in a day filled with music, food, sporting, gaming, fine craft beers and loads of fun together! Each brewery will have a beer on tap, and there will be plenty of good times had by all! Fourteen area breweries will come together with their teams to compete in Bocce, Basketball, Volleyball, Disc Golf, Keg Toss and Corn Hole. The Flats is the perfect place with grassy fields, sandy Bocce courts, shady picnic  tables, tents, a taproom and tasty food for all, not to mention the best beer in the area all in one place for this momentous day!! What better way to offer an American Craft Beer Week Grand Finale to beer fans than by finishing it out in BIG celebration with so many local breweries competing together in good fun?! At the end of the day, we will tally up scores for the crowning of the winning team, awarding a special trophy we can pass to the champions each year. Don't miss this great Idaho craft beer event on the last day of American Craft Beer Week 2015!! Participants include Sockeye Brewing, Crooked Fence Brewing, Payette Brewing Company, Edge Brewing Company, Woodland Empire Ale Craft, Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Highlands Hollow Brew House, Bear Island Brewing Company, County Line Brewing, PostModern Brewers, Boise Brewing, Slanted Rock Brewing Company, Sawtooth Brewery, and 10 Barrel Boise. All proceeds from this event will be donated to our state's guild, Idaho Brewers United."  More Info  Here and  Here

Want to catch a ride? Get one for $5 each way at The Barrelhouse, 5181 N. Glenwood St., Garden City, or Highlands Hollow, 2455 Harrison Hollow Blvd., Boise. Rides leave for Crooked Flats at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. They return at 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Bonus: The ride to the party includes a free pint token.

BOISE BREWS CRUISE: Its coming!! The Beer Olympics is almost here and with it a time to rejoice with the local breweries competing and raise a glass to toast the camaraderie and competition. On Sunday May 17th we will be running shuttle from Highlands Hollows to Crooked Flats at the following times. The $5 per ride includes 1 free pint token and ticket for ride (to guarantee return) 
Pickup times:



* 1:00 pm: Boise Girls Pint Out: Bike Ride From Boise Brewing to Bier:Thirty: More Info Here


* More events and details can be found here via 







* May 21st: Adult Night @ Discovery Center of Idaho: "Hard Habits to Break" 

* May 22nd: IDAHO BOURBON DISTILLERS' Ribbon Cutting Celebration

* June 12th: CROOKED FENCE BREWING 3 Year Anniversary Party! Watch Their 3 Year Anniversary Video  HERE; Tickets on Sale March 13th 

* June 13th: Pigapalooza @ GRIND MODERN BURGER  More Info Here

* June 14th: Savor Idaho  More Info Here

* August 15th: Tour de Fat! 


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