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"We are excited to announce that we will be at the Boise Brewing Hoptober Freshtival October 17 from 12-8! Come be the first to try our flagship beers and many great others!"

"Hey everyone, MVB has a new home in Buhl and were already making some changes"
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New Facility Underway!

All my bags are packed (not even close), and I'm ready to go (not really). Cause I'm leavin on a jet plane (or in a Nissan).
That's right friends, I'm happy (and terrified�� ) to announce that this pup is heading east! In just a few short weeks, my uprights and I are relocating to Idaho. Why Idaho (specifically Boise) you ask? Well, Idaho is consistently ranked in the top ten state  lists for quality of life, things to do, and job/salary growth!
I know what you're thinking... But there is no beer in Idaho... How will you survive!?
Fun fact (trust me, Pops did his research on this one), Idahoans drink more beer per capita than half of the states, and have more breweries per capita than 90% of the states. In Boise alone, there are 17 operating breweries with another 8 set to open by 2017 (that's not including taproom/growler fill stations!!!). That's a lot of HOOCH!!��
So tonight, I'm enjoying an award winning stout Boise Brewing, munching on some City Peanut Shop Boise Brewing Peanuts, while sitting amongst my new friends: County Line Brewing Crooked Fence Brewing Laughing Dog Brewing Sockeye Brewing, and of course my new BFF Mr Potato!!!
#WishUsLuck Craft Loyal Portland Growler Co.

Come into The Growler Guys ®  and buy 2 of our special breast cancer awareness growlettes (32 oz) and we will donate $1 to Breast Friends

For Veterans Day this year we aim to make sure we thank our Vets by giving them some free beer! BUT, we need your help! 
For details go to 
Pints will be given to Vets on Friday, November 13th at Taphouse Bar in downtown Boise from 7-10pm. Each Veteran will get their first Bear Island Pint free and if there are any extras we will seek out veterans to buy them pints until they're gone!

It's that time of year again! For the month of October, sales of all Dagger Falls IPA in cans will contribute to our "Cans For Care" program. Hayden Beverage and Sockeye will match a per case donation fund for all Dagger Falls IPA can purchases for the entire month, so stock up for the holidays, friends! We celebrate the strength, resilience, treatment and hopeful recovery of our many friends and family who have battled cancer in our community. For the third year in a row, we will donate funding to Saint Alphonsus Cancer Care Center and to St Luke's Mountain State Tumor Institutes to help them in their mission to prevent, treat and to care for local victims and their families.

We're excited to bridge the illustrious 2,000 page likes milestone! We need your help to get there, and beyond! 
Seriously, the sky is the limit, but we have a pretty cool incentive planned for the 2,157th person who likes our page!
1. Invite your beer loving Facebook friends to like our page. 
2. #2,157 will receive a free Haff growler and give us the name of the person who referred them {you}
3. You will get a free 64 oz growler fill for yourself AND #2,157! 
Slaughtering this goal by Friday will result in a new, cooler weekend incentive!

Boise Brew Minute (episode 54) - Dave at  McCall Brewing Company  talks with us about unfiltered beer and why they opted not to filter their brews. We discuss how filtering impacts flavor as well as what they have to do to achieve similar levels of clarity to filtered beers. Finally we talk about their coconut porter and how the coconut oil improves the mouthfeel of the beer.  

*** ABInBev - SABMiller ***
Merger Update via NPR  Here

Idaho's largest fresh hop beer festival is back and fresher than ever! We'll be shutting down the street and throwing an epic block party with 50+ different beers from 26 different breweries on tap, focusing on seasonal fresh-hopped beers. Participants can enjoy specialty beer offerings and play festival games while rubbing elbows with the hop farmers that make the beer possible. 
Meals will be provided by B-Town Bistro, Boise Fry Company, Mosiac Crepes, and Genki Takoyaki. Local DJs will be spinning tunes all day. Find an updated list of participating breweries online at 
Event is 21+ only. Tickets cost $30 at the door, or can be purchased in advance for $25 online at http://www.hoptoberfreshtival.com
Participants will receive a commemorative sample cup and 20 sample tickets they can use to fill to their tongue's delight. Extra tickets will be available for just $1 each for those looking to try em all!

We've partnered with  Uber  to make sure safe rides are available for all Hoptober Freshtival go-ers! Use the code HOPBOISE for a free first ride to or from the event with Uber!
Or use your BOISE BEER BUDDIES card for discounts from 

*** HOPS!! *** 
via BEER Advocate:
Humulus Lupulus (hops) are the flowering cone of a perennial vining plant and a cousin of the cannabis variety (sorry no THC in this stuff) that typically thrives in climates similar to the ones that grapes do. Hop plants are dioecious, meaning the males and females flower on separate plants -- and the female cones are used in the brewing process. Hops are the age old seasoning of the beer, the liquid gargoyles who ward-off spoilage from wild bacteria and bringers of balance to sweet malts. They also lend a hand in head retention, help to clear beer (acting as a natural filter) and please the palate by imparting their unique characters and flavours. Basically, hops put the "bitter" in beer. 
The following is a growing list of different hop varieties: 


Cobby's & BEAR ISLAND BREWING All Month Long! 

Hey all!  It's that time again! Red Feather & Bittercreek are teaming up to have our 2nd Annual Whiskey Month Celebration! Come in the whole month of October to celebrate the life and love of all the whisk(e)ys. We will be pouring some special mixed concoctions as well as dusting off some cellar reserved "water of life". 
Here's the schedule---
Week 1 (Oct. 1-7): American Whiskey
Week 2 (Oct. 8-15): Irish Whiskey (plus some Japanese Whisky)
Week 3 (Oct. 16-22): Great Scotch! Whisky
Week 4 (Oct. 23-30): A very special Pappy (Van Winkle) Flight!
Join the event to keep up on announcements for special contests and more!!

Idaho Horror Film Festival - Check out all these events! 


* 5:00 pm: Burn Auction @ 10 BARREL BREWING: MOVED TO OCTOBER 24TH due to poor air quality!  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm: 14th Annual Boise Weekly Cover Auction @ The Owyhee Ballroom with Food, Wine & HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BEER  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm: Fresh Hop Release #2 @ POSTMODERN BREWERS:
This is the big one! We had not one but two Fresh Hop Beers planned this year. So it is time to release the big one. 11.6% ABV 140+ IBUs and finished with 60 lbs of Fresh Eureka! hops that went from farm to beer in under 4 hours, she is a tasty beast. So get on down here and if you are extra nice we might have some bottles on hand to take some home  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Join JUNIPER and BARBARIAN BREWING as we tease your palette with tasters of Barbarian Brewing's newest brews and paired canapes by Chef Aaron.
$20 for 5 tantalizing pairings 
Open house style - show up any time between 5-7.
Reserve your spot now!
Call Juniper at 208-342-1142  
or email info@barbarianbrewing.com

Come sample some special fall beers with one of the region's most beloved breweries. Jordan from Deschutes will be in the store pouring samples of their acclaimed fresh hop seasonal beers  including the  limited collaboration with Harpoon, E-Hop.


* 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Crosstoberfest - Cyclocross Races, Craft BEER Festival, Music & More  More Info Here

* 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Food Truck Rally @ 36th St Garden Center:  The secret is out, Boise is awesome in the Fall! Join us for a great time at the 36th Street Garden Center with a few food trucks, beer+wine, music and more! 
Archie's Place Boise  
Calle 75 Street Tacos
Bel Cibo Truck
Boise Fry Company
Jammi's Dawgs
Beer by  Payette Brewing Co.
Wine by  36th Street Bistro

* 5:00 pm: GRAND TETON Tasting Event @ GROWLER GUYS  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: Malheur Mashers Club Meeting  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: Funkin Carving Fest @ PREFUNK BEER BAR BOISE: 1st Annual Funkin Carving Fest, including 10+ Specialty Pumpkin beers. 
Bring in your own PRE-CARVED (beer+sharp objects=ER) for a judging pannel, Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
Tony Adamson will be here from A Minds Eye Tattoo to do a live pumpkin carving. 
So bring your Pumpkin and Enjoy this Years finest Pumpkin inspired beers. 
21+  More Info Here

* 7:00 pm: Book & Booze Night with LONGDROP CIDER CO @ Rediscovered Bookshop  More Info Here


* Hoppy Birthday Jose Manzanares! 
* 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Vinyl Preservation Society of Idaho @ El Korah Shrine - Eighth Annual Boise Record Show and Swap - with BEER, Wine & Cocktails 

* 11:30 am - 6:00 pm:  Crosstoberfest - Cyclocross Races, Craft BEER Festival, Music & More More Info Here

* 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Hoptober Freshival - Block Party @ BOISE BREWING!
26 Breweries, 3 Cider Makers, 1 Winery
50+ Different BEERS
Food Trucks, Vendors, Merch
$25 per Ticket - in Advance; ($30 at the Door)
Ticketholders will recieve a commemorative tasting mug and 20 sample tickets to enjoy! Extra tickets will be avaliable for just $1

* 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm: TRESTLE Brewfest: Beer Enthusiasists... join Trestle Brewing Co. for a fun day with the opportunity to taste 16 different craft beers. There will be live music, food vendors and raffle prizes. A portion of the proceeds are going towards local volunteer fire departments. $15 for advanced tickets purchased at Riverport Brewing Co. in Clarkston or at Trestle Brewing Co. in Ferdinand. Tickets will be $20 at the door. We look forward to a hoppy good time!!  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Donovan Sayler Kidney Transplant Fundraiser @ PREFUNK BEER BAR - BOISE:  Come support a great cause!!! We will be donating a portion of our sales to help Donovan and his family out. There will also be silent auction items and games to help raise some money fore this wonderful cause! 
Here is a link for the go fund me account if you're not able to make it and still want to  help out! Thanks hope to see you all there! 

* 7:00 pm: Barn Dance with BROKEN HORN BREWING CO: Make sure to check out Possum Livin this Saturday night @6pm at the Roseberry Barn! Incahoots BBQ & Catering will be serving up a delicious BBQ buffet and Broken Horn Brewing Company will be there serving great beer and wine. Hope to see you there!  More Info Here
* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Ticket To Ride @ CRESCENT BREWERY:  More Info Here

* 8:00 pm: The Tie Dye Blues Band Live @ THE BIRD STOP  More Info Here

* 10:00 pm - 1:00 am: DJ IGA's Vampiric Post-Funk Disco III @ SPACEBAR ARCADE 


* 11:00 am: NFL @ WARFIELD DISTILLERY & BREWERY: We'll be playing NFL games on 4 TV's, including on the deck.  Along with a new lunch menu that includes the requisite hot wings, 20oz. Warfield pints will be specially priced at $5 and 62oz. Warfield pitchers will be $12.  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Bartender at Large @ SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON:  Erick Castro of  Polite Provisions San Diego will be driving 3,000 miles across the Western US and stopping by 9 cities in 27 days to visit local bars, distilleries, and breweries to talk with local bartenders to shine a light on the local bartending scene and document everything with a small film crew.
Join us at the eighth stop of the tour for Tiki Night in Boise, Idaho as Erick Castro hops behind the bar and makes tiki drinks from a special cocktail menu.
If you are in the Boise area swing by Saint Lawrence Gridiron and join us for a drink and some friendly bar banter.  More Info Here

* 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Trivia Night @ SPACEBAR ARCADE: This week with LAUGHING DOG BREWING! Join Us Every Sunday Night at 7 pm With A Different Brewery Each Week! Lots Of Questions, Lots Of Swag & Lots Of Fun!  More Info Here


* 3:00 pm: Kegs 4 Kause @ PAYETTE BREWING Benefiting TVCA  More Info Here

* 5:00 pm: Monday Funday @ PREFUNK BEER BAR - Meridian:  Introducing Monday Funday at PreFunk Beer Bar in Meridian! Join us every Monday at 5pm for beer specials, free darts and hourly prize drawings! Plus you can flip a coin with the bartender for your first beer. Call it right and it's only 25 cents! Some exclusions may apply 

* 8:30 pm: Movie Monday @ SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON: Movie on the Patio Featuring "Edward Scissorhands"  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: LAUGHING DOG Brewer's Dinner @ Old Chicago Downtown Boise: 
It's time for another Brewer's Dinner! We have partnered with Laughing Dog Brewing out of Sandpoint, Idaho for our 3rd Brewer's Dinner and the last of the year! Chef Justin Lizardi is preparing a 3-course meal unique for this event, paired with 3 beers from Laughing Dog by Bar Manager Marty Zahn! Come meet the Brewer and learn a little about Laughing Dog as they talk about beer and hook you up with some really cool swag! There will be a raffle and giveaways! Some of the beers served are very limited! You will get to talk to the brewer as well as the chef and enjoy a really intimate but fun dinner. 
The menu will be as follows:
~1st Course: Broccoli beer and cheddar soup paired with Laughing Dog C.S.B. Amber
~2nd Course: Pork milanese with smoky coleslaw served with balsamic roasted root vegetables, and parmesan herb risotto paired with Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA
~3rd Course: Peach crumb tart with mascarpone paired with Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale
Reservations can be made in person or over the phone but are extremely limited. You must be over 21 to attend and please let us know of any allergies. Price is $40 per person tax and gratuity included! Save the date October 20th at 6pm.
Old Chicago

* 6:00 pm: Sasquatch Awareness Day @ PREFUNK BEERBAR - Nampa with SIERRA NEVADA & Kegs of Bigfoot Ale:  We are celebrating Sasquatch Awareness Day with  Sierra Nevada and kegs of Bigfoot Ale. We will have a keg of 2014 Bigfoot and a 2014 Barrel Aged Bigfoot. 
We will also be popping a few bottles out of the cellar. Look forward to some fun  Great Divide Brewing Co. and  Fremont Brewing Company bottles making an appearance. 
Join us and local Sierra Nevada rep, Michael Moorehouse. We will also have some fun swag that we will be giving away.  More Info Here

* 7:00 pm: FREE Tasting @ BREWER'S HAVEN NAMPA:  FREE tasting will be random picks! Tasting starts at 07:00pm, get here early for a seat. Bring or order in food to curb the munchies, we have everything to feed your head. Bring a parent, neighbor or co-worker.


* Hoppy Birthday John McGuire! 

* 4:00 pm - 2:00 am: SPACEBAR ARCADE - Back To The Future Party  More Info Here

* 4:30 pm: BEERS with Benefits @ POSTMODERN BREWERS Featuring Lee Pensky Learning Center:  Come join us for another night of Beers with Benefits! We're partnering with Lee Pesky Learning Center. $2 from every beer and burger and $1 from every kid's meal purchased in the tasting room goes towards improving the lives of people with learning disabilities!
More Info  Here   and at  www.lplearningcenter.org  


* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Team Trivia @ PREFUNK BEER BAR - Meridian:  Team Trivia at PreFunk Beer Bar Meridian every Wednesday 7pm-9pm presented by Game Night Live


* October 23rd: Idaho Preferred BEER Pairing Dinner with SOCKEYE BREWING & Castle Ranch Steakhouse; More info  Here  and  Here

* October 30th: Growler in the Night @ COUNTY LINE BREWING  More Info Here

* October 31st: Boise VeloWomen - Crooked Cross @ CROOKED FLATS Benefiting the WCA  More Info Here





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