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WEEKLY BEERMAIL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st - SUNDAY, AUGUST 31st

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*** 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!
  

*** 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. Here they are at St. James's Gate Brewery, founded in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland, by Arthur Guinness. BEAR ISLAND BREWING is still waiting on licensing and equipment, and hope to be open for production & distribution by Octoberfest

*** HAFF BREWING *** "All Brewing Equipment is Complete and Ready to Ship!"

*** HOMEBREWSTUFF *** Is expanding! 'Like' their New Facebook Page HomeBrewStuffCraftBottleShop&Taproom 
 
*** TOUR DE FAT *** Boise's Record Breaking Tour de Fat raised about $70,000 for bicycling in Boise! An estimated 9,000 pedal powered people joined in the parade forming 3.4 miles of bicyclists, followed by over 10,000 at the park! Thanks to all who participated!  

*** BOISE BEER BUDDIES *** For 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

*** IDAHOBREWMAG *** August Issue HERE FEATURING: Boise Brewing, In Defense of Lagers, Screwing Up Beer, The Case Against Domestic

*** 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, BROKEN HORN, SELKIRK ABBEY, LAUGHING DOG, GRAND TETON, & More! 
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* Thursday, August 21st from 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! Free to Play. No registration, just show up, have a BEER (or three!) and Play! 

*** 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

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*** FESTIVALS ***

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

* August 22nd - August 23rd: Sawtooth Salmon Festival 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 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:

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Meet the Brewer at THE FRONT DOOR Featuring MAZAMA BREWING: We will feature Mazama's; Raspberry Wit, Mosaic IPA, and Belgian Blonde ales at 4$ a pour. Jeff, the Owner and Brewmaster of Mazama, will be on site to discuss his award-winning brews.

* 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

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Live Music @ CROOKED FENCE BARRELHOUSE: 'Like a Rocket' Performs

* 8:00 pm: Live Comedy @ CRESCENT BREWERY in Nampa Featuring Chad Heft 

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 and HERE

* 3:00 pm: Bogus Creek Shootout: Disc golf skins game. Blind draw. Cash added. $20 entry, every foursome wins cash. Bogus Creek disc golf course. SOCKEYE BEER Available

* 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

* 6:30 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. Live Music by 'Buckskin Bible Revue'


 
* 8:00 pm: Live Music @ BOISE BREWING: 'Rising Tide' Performs

 

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  

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 25th: 


* Hoppy Birthday Ryan Reinke!

* 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Kegs4Kause @ PAYETTE BREWING: 50% of Proceeds from BEER Sales will be Donated Each Monday

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

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26th:

 

* Hoppy Birthday Bob Lonseth!

* Hoppy Birthday Spencer Batt!

* 6:00 pm: WOODLAND EMPIRE City of Trees 5-Ways @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE: Sample their flagship beer, City of Trees IPA, done 5 different ways!
On tap will be limited quantities of:
City of Trees 
City of Trees double dry-hopped (w/Amarillo)
Belgian City of Trees dry-hopped w/Calypso and Motueka
City of Trees w/lemon verbena
Cask-Conditioned City of Trees with peppercorns  More Info Here 

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Live Music on the Patio @ SOCKEYE BREWING: 'Blackberry Bushes String Band' Performs

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING Tasting @ BREWER'S HAVEN NAMPA, Featuring Soktoberfest & More

* 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 27th:

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: FINAL Alive After Five of the Year @ The Grove Plaza: 'Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles' Opening for 'The Both'; Featuring Local BEER by CROOKED FENCE and PAYETTE BREWING, Plus Regional Breweries DESCHUTES and SIERRA NEVADA

* 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Live Music @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW: 'George DeVore' from Austin Performs

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th:

* 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: BEER Tasting @ BOISE CO-OP: ODELL BREWING

* 6:00 pm: Boise Brewers Homebrew Club: Club Meeting @ THE FRONT DOOR 

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

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

* 8:00 pm: Geeks Who Drink @ PIPER PUB 
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th:

* 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: 'B3 Side' Performs

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30th:  
  

* Hoppy Birthday Ronald Mesler!!

 

* 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Slide the City: Not BEER, but Finished in Time for BREW AT THE ZOO! More Info HERE

 

* 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Bogus Outdoor Family Festival with Music, Art, Food, & BEER More Info Here

 

* 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm: BREW AT THE ZOO! 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 andmusic 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

 

Order tickets via Eventbrite: Get Your Tickets HERE

* 6:30 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. Live Music by 'Rebecca Scott'

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31st:

 

* 8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Payette Lake Run Sponsored by SOCKEYE BREWING More Info Here


 

* 10:00 am: BEER Pairing Raft Trip with SAWTOOTH BREWERY

More Info Here

SAVE THE BEER DATESAVETHEBEERDATE

 

* September 1: Opening Day @ GRIND MODERN BURGER!

* 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

* September 20th: EDGE BREWING CO Oktoberfest Parking Lot Party

* September 20th: Ketchum Oktoberfest

* September 27th: B'Arc Brewfest @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW

* October 18th: OktoBEERfest @ CROOKED FLATS
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*** 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; More Info HERE
DESIGNATED DRIVERSDESIGNATEDDRIVERS

 
* Contact BUDDIES DESIGNATED DRIVER SERVICE 7 Days a Week, 7:00 pm to 4:00 am, getting both you AND your vehicle home safely. Call or Text 208-870-7271 or for more info http://buddiesdd.com/ (Use Your BOISE BEER BUDDIES Membership Card and Receive $2 Off!) 

* Contact MyDD, DESIGNATED DRIVERS FOR HIRE, 7 Days a Week, 6:00 pm to 3:30 am, getting both you AND your vehicle home safely. Call or Text 208-918-0987 or for more info http://www.myddrivers.com/