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WEEKLY BEERMAIL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 14TH - SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th

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*** BEAR ISLAND BREWING *** The Officers just returned from a trip to Europe - Ireland, UK, Belgium, & Germany - They visited 10 different breweries, spoke to many brewers, & tried about 65 different BEERS. Info from Bear Island: "For those of you who do not know: Octoberfest is a huge BEER celebration in Munich, Germany at the end of September and only those who are Munich brewers are allowed. Octoberfest started way back when as a royal wedding ceremony celebration and has carried on throughout the years. The city of Munich has a population of 1.5 million, BUT during Octoberfest there are 6 million visitors that join the celebration! Someday I will go!" Here's the construction site for Octoberfest:


*** POST MODERN BREWERS *** Opening Day at GRIND MODERN BURGER will be September 1st! "The grill is fired up and we're pouring lots of our very own BEER just for all of you!" See you there!  

*** HOMEBREWSTUFF *** Is expanding! 'Like' their New Facebook Page HomeBrewStuffCraftBottleShop&Taproom 

*** TOUR DE FAT *** Don't Catch PRD: PRD Jimmy & Bart  Yes it's time again, time to "pre" register for the NEW BELGIUM Tour de Fat Parade. Help Dr. Jimmy and the Boise Bicycle Project set a new Idaho record for 10,000 riders in the Pedal Powered Parade. Registration is free, but if you donate $5 you can get the limited edition Boise Tour De Fat patch or other cool swag (GET THE PATCH!) and all proceeds benefit BBP. Don't catch PRD, Register today by clicking here:  Register for Tour de Fat
 
*** NEW BELGIUM BREWING ***
BEERS - OUT NOW:
>>Tour de Fall Pale Ale - Fall Seasonal

>>Garage Series / Small Batch - Collaboration with BITTERCREEK, BAR GERNIKA, BIER:THIRTY, BOISE CO OP, & MULLIGANS: R.U.B.A.R.B. (rusted up beyond all recognition bike) Saison

BEERS - UPCOMING RELEASES: 

>>Garage Series / Small Batch - Carnie's Blood Orange Saison - One keg at Tour de Fat ONLY!

>>Pumpkick Ale *Special Release* - Fall Seasonal overlay - releases 9/1

>>Hop Kitchen  - Hop the Pond Double IPA - releases 9/1

>>Lips of Faith - Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout - releases 9/29

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*** IDAHOBREWMAG *** August Issue Available Now! In print at EVERY Idaho Brewery, and online: at http://www.idahobrewmag.com including a map listing all Idaho breweries!

*** BEER BLOG *** On Tap BEER Blog / Idaho BEER News - by Steven Koonce: Check out the latest: On Tap Beer Blog

*** BOISE BEER BUDDIES *** For Card-Carrying Members of BOISE BEER BUDDIES, stop by the following BUDDY HUBS to receive your BUDDY Discount: BIER:THIRTY BOTTLE & BISTRO, WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT, KILTED DRAGON BREWING, HOMEBREWSTUFF CRAFT BOTTLE SHOP & TAPROOM, EDGE BREWING COMPANY, PAYETTE BREWING COMPANY, REFUGE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, PRE FUNK BEER BAR, CROOKED FENCE BREWING, HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE, & SPACEBAR ARCADE; Plus BUDDIES DESIGNATED DRIVERS! More Buddy Hubs to be added soon! See Discounts at the BUDDY HUBS Tab at http://www.boisebeerbuddies.com

*** BEST OF BOISE *** The BEST Survey for Best of Boise: Boise Weekly Best of Boise 2014! Survey Ends August 31st! Vote for your favorite BREWERY! VOTE HERE
  
*** BREWERIES TO OPEN *** HAFF BREWING, POWDERHAUS BREWING, POST MODERN BREWERS, COUNTY LINE BREWING, BEAR ISLAND BREWING, AMAGI BREWING, BLACKBIRD BREWING, ACCOMPLICE BREWING, SIMIAN BEER COMPANY & More! 
 
*** THANKS FOR SUPPORTING ALL OF OUR LOCAL BREWERIES *** BOISE, PAYETTE, HIGHLANDS HOLLOW, SOCKEYE, CROOKED FENCE, 10 BARREL, KILTED DRAGON, SLANTED ROCK, RAM, WOODLAND EMPIRE, EDGE, CLOUD 9, CRESCENT, BEER VALLEY, SAWTOOTH, SALMON RIVER, MCCALL, SELKIRK ABBEY, LAUGHING DOG, GRAND TETON, & More! 
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*** BREW  AT THE ZOO *** Saturday, August 30th: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Lions and Tigers and BEERS! Oh my!! Get Your Tickets Here 

Idaho Brewers United is proud to present BREW AT THE ZOO featuring craft BEER from Idaho and beyond!

Attendees of the event will receive a commemorative cup, appetizers and unlimited sampling of BEER while enjoying the Zoo free of children. This will not be your typical BEER festival in that we are providing appetizers and music in addition to fantastic BEER in a very awesome setting. Plus you don't have to worry about children getting in your way when you're trying to check out the tigers! 

Small appetizers are included in your ticket price. Additional food will be available for purchase. 

Must be 21 or older with valid ID to enter the event. 

Designated Drivers must be 21 or older to enter the event and use the special "designated driver ticket" price. DDs will be clearly identified and unable to receive any alcohol. 

Minors are not allowed in the event. 

No refunds will be given. 

Please drink responsibly and arrange for a designated driver or taxi service.

Quesions? Please email idahobrewersunited@gmail.com

BEER CALENDARBEER_CALENDAR


*** FESTIVALS ***

* August 7th - 17th: Festival in Sandpoint: Music & BEER! More Info Here 

* August 14th - August 16th: Bend Brew Festival More Info Here

* August 15th - August 24th: Western Idaho Fair: Concerts, Animals, Carnival Rides, Food, People-Watching, and BEER! More Info Here 

* August 16th: Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival & Competition in Saratoga, Wy More Info Here

* August 16th: Bay Area Brew Festival in San Francisco More Info Here

* August 23rd: Annual Canfest in Reno, NV More Info Here

* August 23rd: Sierra Brewfest in Grass Valley, More Info Here

* August 29th - August 31st: Hermit Music Festival More Info Here

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14th:

* Hoppy Birthday Tyler Evans!
 
* 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: BEER Tasting @ BOISE CO-OP: NEW BELGIUM BREWING

* 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm: 36th Street Bistro Tap Takeover with PAYETTE BREWING 

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Thursday Thunder @ Boise Spectrum: Live Music, Food, Wine, & BEER! 'Soul Purpose' Performs 

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Great Garden Escape Series @ Idaho Botanical Garden: 'Rebecca Scott' Performs; Gates @ 5:00 pm; $7

* 7:00 pm: Boise Classic Movies: 'Spaceballs' at the Egyptian Theatre with Radar Jam Raspberry Porter by WOODLAND EMPIRE exclusively for this screening! Spaceballs

* 7:30 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING @ Hidden Springs for "Evening in the Garden" 

* 8:00 pm: Geeks Who Drink @ PIPER PUB 
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15th:

* 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm: R.S.N.F.P. @ CFB! Random Short Notice Friday Promotion at CROOKED FENCE BREWERY: Wear a Concert or Band T-Shirt to the Brewery and Your 2nd BEER is on CFB!

* 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Radio Boise Pre-Fat Block Party: 8th Street Between Idaho & Bannock Streets; BEER by NEW BELGIUM BREWING More Info Here


* 6:30 pm: 2014 Boise State Football Fall Scrimmage: Football = Tailgating = BEER! Go Broncos!

* 6:30 pm: Rock the Village @ The Village in Meridian; Local Vendors, Food, & BEER Garden

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Live Music on the Patio @ SOCKEYE BREWING: 'Stellar Tide' Performs

* 7:00 pm: 1 Year Anniversary Bash at PRE FUNK BEER BAR Celebrating Their First Year of BEER Awesomeness Featuring ThreeFunk Triple IPA by WOODLAND EMPIRE, Food by Archie's Place, Music by Desirae Bronson and Jac Sound, & More! 
 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th:  

* 8:00 am - 9:30 am: Tour de Fat Kickoff at PRE FUNK BEER BAR  More Info Here 
 

* 10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Tour de Fat at Ann Morrison Park at the Fountain - Hosted by NEW BELGIUM BREWING!
Schedule: 
10:00 am - 11:00 am: Registration
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Bike Parade
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Revivalation! 
Read 'What You Don't Know About the Tour De Fat (How NEW BELGIUM BREWING CO helped create Boise's unstoppable bicycle culture)' by Jimmy Hallyburton, BBP Executive Director BBP-Tour de Fat-Here  BBP-Tour de Fat-Here Bring someone who hasn't been to Tour de fat before. We need 15,000 people at the festival this year! New Release From NEW BELGIUM BREWING: Garage Series / Small Batch - Carnie's Blood Orange Saison - One Keg at Tour de Fat Only!
 

* 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Music on the Mountain with Trevor Green: Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area: Live Music, Food, & BEER More Info Here

 

* 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm: SALMON RIVER BREWERY Live Music Series @ SRB/Depot Park: Food and beverages (including SRB's excellent micro brews) are available and low backed chairs are allowed. 

 

* 10:00 pm - 1:00 am: Third Space Saturday with DJ I.G.A. The Independent Grocer @ SPACEBAR ARCADE: Join the Vinyl Preservation Society's DJ I.G.A. The Independent Grocer for Hot August Night. He'll bring the heat on the wheels of steel while you stay chill with a cold beverage and a pocket full of quarters in the comfy basement confines of Boise's premier arcade bar. No cover! More Info Here

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17th:

* Hoppy Birthday Steven Vugrin!

* 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Music on the Mountain with Cary White and Mike Brown: Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area: Live Music, Food, & BEER


* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: SWIMBA Group Ride to PARILLA GRILL You know the drill! The trail ride begins at 6pm. Check the SWIMBA (Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association) website for updates on exact ride location. Riders will finish at Parrilla Grill in Hyde Park, where you can raise a glass of SOCKEYE's Trail Digger Session Pale Ale-and raise some funds for SWIMBA while you're at it!

* 7:30 pm: The King & I in Concert: Opera Idaho at CROOKED FLATS

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 18th: 


* Hoppy Birthday Melissa Kelso!

* 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Kegs4Kause @ PAYETTE BREWING: 50% of Proceeds from BEER Sales will be Donated Each Monday; This Week's Beneficiary: Wild Science Explorers

* 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm: $10 Growler Fills @ BOISE BREWING & $100 BEER of the Month Memberships on Mondays Until the End of August

* 9:30 pm: Offal Movie Monday @ SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON: Movie on the Patio @ Dusk

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19th:

* Hoppy Birthday Alison Ward!

* 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Salsa Festival @ North End Organic Nursery with Food, Salsa, BEER by RAM & HIGHLANDS HOLLOW, & More! More Info Here

* 7:00 pm: ODELL BREWING Tasting at BREWER'S HAVEN NAMPA: This is the tasting you have been waiting for! The tasting is FREE. Get here early for a seat. Bring or order in food to feed the hunger, we have BEER, mead, wine, lambics and ciders to feed your head. There will be plenty of shwag given away!
 
* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Live Music on the Patio @ SOCKEYE BREWING: 'Red Nekid Trio' Performs

* 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: REFUGE Restaurant & Lounge: 2 for 1 Tuesdays on BEER: Great Local Craft BEER Selection!

* 8:00 pm: BEER & Comedy @ CRESCENT BREWERY in Nampa 

* 9:00 pm: Geeks Who Drink @ RAM

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20th:

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Alive After Five @ The Grove Plaza: 'The Country Club' Opening for 'Shinyribs'; Featuring Local BEER by CROOKED FENCE and PAYETTE BREWING, Plus Regional Breweries DESCHUTES and SIERRA NEVADA

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: A Brewery & BIER:THIRTY with CROOKED FENCE BREWING: Our friends from Crooked Fence Brewing are returning to Bier:Thirty with some new beers and a twist on an old favorite! More Info Here

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Live Music @ EDGE BREWING: 'Carter Freeman' Performs

* 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Live Music @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW: 'Mojo Rounders' Perform

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st:

* 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: BEER Tasting @ BOISE CO-OP: NO-LI BREWHOUSE

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: WOODLAND EMPIRE Gold Days Bottle Release @ BIER:THIRTY: Woodland Empire Ale Craft bottled up some of their much-loved Gold Days Belgian-inspired Triple and we're gonna host a release party for 'em! On tap we'll have Gold Days and Gold Days aged in Tempranillo barrels in addition to some other Woodland Empire beers! Some of the Woodland Empire crew will be joining us as well as we imbibe away! More Info Here

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Thursday Thunder @ Boise Spectrum: Live Music, Food, Wine, & BEER! 'Simple Ruckus' Performs 

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Great Garden Escape Series @ Idaho Botanical Garden: 'Blaze & Kelly' Perform; Gates @ 5:00 pm; $7

* 8:00 pm: Geeks Who Drink @ PIPER PUB 

* 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: SPACEBAR ARCADE with BOISE BEER BUDDIES and MAZAMA BREWING! The First 20 BOISE BEER BUDDIES Members Will Receive a Free MAZAMA Pint Glass! (You Can Even Get Your Membership at the Event!) Three MAZAMA BEERS on Tap: the Saison E'tre (San Diego International Silver Medal Winner), Hop Eruption IPA, and Pyroclastic Porter; Joust Tournament with Prizes Including BREW AT THE ZOO Tickets! 
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22nd:

* 6:30 pm: Rock the Village @ The Village in Meridian; Local Vendors, Food, & BEER Garden

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Live Music on the Patio @ SOCKEYE BREWING: 'Deviant Kin' Performs

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd:  
  
* 11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Hop Rod Show at EDGE BREWING CO: Admission is free! Happy Hour at the pub throughout the entire event! Live Music following the event Featuring Toney Rocks progressive blues rock! 8-10pm 
More Info Here 


* 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: The RAM Tres Amigos @ BIER:THIRTY! A Tequila Soaked Oak-Aged Imperial IPA! We're really, really excited about this. We've been trying iterations of this BEER for a little while now and let us just say, there is nothing like this BEER, it is one of the best in the northwest -- and we don't say that lightly. Tom Charters, in collaboration with the "Two Jakes", Jake Schisel and Jake Talbot of The RAM brewed a huge batch of this extremely popular BEER. Not only will there be releases around town, this BEER will be headed to the Great American Beer Festival to compete in the Pro-Am! An insane amount of hops go into balancing out this 11% ABV imperial IPA, along with some resting time on Casa Noble Reposado Tequila soaked oak ships -- this special keg of Tres Amigos that BIER:THIRTY will be pouring also has an addition of 100% Mexican agave added to it. We're really excited to host the brewers of this fine BEER for what we promise to be a very special tapping. More Info Here
  

* 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Music on the Mountain with a.k.a Belle: Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area: Live Music, Food, & BEER More Info Here


 

* 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Food Truck Rally @ Whole Foods Market Boise! Live Music, Food Trucks, & BEER! More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: GRAND TETON BREWING Summer Farm Dinner: Join Chef Justin Anthony, Snowdrift Farms, & GRAND TETON BREWING; Featuring Local Game, Farm Fresh Vegetables, & Locally Crafted BEER -  a Benefit for the Teton Valley Community Animal Shelter; $65 per person More Info Here

* 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm: SALMON RIVER BREWERY Live Music Series @ SRB/Depot Park: Food and beverages (including SRB's excellent micro brews) are available and low backed chairs are allowed. 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th:

* 10:00 am: Idaho Spuds in Seattle: Soapbox Race with the Hayden Beverage Team 'Idaho Spuds' More Info Here

* 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Music on the Mountain with Travis Ward: Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area: Live Music, Food, & BEER More Info Here

SAVE THE BEER DATESAVETHEBEERDATE


* August 30th: BREW At The Zoo! Get Your Tickets HERE
 

* September 5 - 7, 2014: Art in the Park

* September 8 - 9, 2014: GRAND TETON BREWING BOISE BEER BUS! 


* September 12th - 14th: Hyde Park Street Fair

* September 13th: Craft BEER Festival @ Memorial Stadium

* September 18th: Adult Night @ The Discovery Center: The Science of Brewing


* October 18th: OktoBEERfest @ CROOKED FLATS
BEER MISCBEERMISC


*** PRE FUNK Mug Club @ PRE FUNK BEER BAR (1100 Front Street): $50 a year for the following perks: Get a 22 oz mug for the same price as a pint (some exclusions may apply) ~ $10 growler fills from 3pm - 6pm ~ $5 off any Pre Funk Swag ~ All Local Craft BEER on Tap ... Pints & Growler Fills
 
*** BERT'S GROWLER GARAGE *** For BEER Lovers in the West End of the Valley @ 1635 SW 4th Ave, Ontario, OR: BEER Growler Fill Station, BEER Tasting Room Featuring Craft BEER & Cider https://www.facebook.com/Bertsgrowlergarage?ref=br_tf
 
*** Two New Growler Fill Stations have opened in Twin Falls: THE TWIN STOP on Pole Line Rd & THE CASTLE'S CORNER on Blue Lakes Blvd!
 
*** Check out 'IDAHO BEER: FROM GRAIN TO GLASS IN THE GEM STATE' by Steven Koonce: A Book about the emerging BEER scene in Idaho  https://historypress.net/catalogue/bookstore/books/Idaho-Beer/9781626193796
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