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WEEKLY BEERMAIL
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH

BREW NEWSBREWNEWS

 

*** IDAHO BREWERS UNITED *** Announcement: The Small BREW Act has been introduced in Congress More Info Here

 

*** COUNTY LINE BREWING *** Update via Tara Morgan @ Boise Weekly  More Info Here

 

*** SOCKEYE BREWING ***  "We are expanding our footprint into Utah and have created a special session style IPA we call High Lakes that comes in at 4% abv, with a whopping 80 IBUs for this momentous occasion. Idaho and Washington fans will begin to see this brew in black cans all over during the month of February, once the Spring resets on our retail partners' shelves begins later in the month." Press Release Here

 

*** BLACKBIRD BREWING CO *** Is on the lookout for some people interested in supplying seed money to go into the Boise International Market: "We are looking for capital so we can secure our loan. We are looking for 30,000 and would like to have a 10% payback on their seed money."

Please contact Shane Gibbs at 830-581-8140 or BlackBirdBrewing@gmail.com

 

*** BREWER'S HAVEN *** Stop by Brewer's Haven on Vista and Mention BOISE BEER BUDDIES to Receive $1 Off a Pint...even if you're not yet a BUDDY Member! Limited Time Only...Let them know Boise Beer Buddies sent you!

FEATURED EVENTSFEATUREDEVENTS

~ FIRST THURSDAY ~

 

~ AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY, INC. 100 N 8TH ST ~

We are hosting a BEFORE & AGAIN Trunk Show starting Thursday. Come by and pick your favorite style garment, then pick the style, then pick the fabric pattern. Place your order and the custom piece will be sent in 2-3 weeks! BEER Tasting by WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT!


~ MIXED GREENS 237 N 9TH ST ~

It's our 2nd birthday! POSTMODERN BREWERS will be here sampling tastes of their fresh new Hard Root Beer, Berliner Weisse and Nut Brown Ale. On hand, local artist Mary Butler with heart inspired mixed media art. All MG made goods 20% off!


BEER CALENDARBEER_CALENDAR


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH:

* February 5th - February 15th: 22nd Annual Valentine for AIDS @ Flying M Coffeehouse; Sponsors Include BOISE WEEKLY & SOCKEYE BREWING More Info Here

* 10:00 am - 7:00 pm: $8 Growler Fill Thursdays at HOMEBREWSTUFF - Craft Bottle Shop and Taproom!

* 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: Drink Some Ale, Save Some Tail @ EDGE BREWING CO

* 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm: THE IDAHO HOP HOUSE: "Today is our last day. Still doing $5 growlers with the three beers that remain on tap until they are gone. Also all bottles and cans at cost. No lower prices anywhere and still some amazing beers available. Today is CASH ONLY sales. Open from 2 to 8." More Info Here

* 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Thursdays @ PAYETTE BREWING: Wear Payette Swag & Get Your 1st BEER 1/2 Price

* 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Free Tours @ PAYETTE BREWING

* 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: BEER Tasting @ Boise Co-Op 

* 5:00 pm: SIERRA NEVADA Pint Night @ PRE FUNK Boise Info Here

* 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: FIRST THURSDAY in DOWNTOWN BOISE: 

~ BOISE BREWING 521 W BROAD ST

Artist Lauren Kistner will be showcasing her art in the cozy brewery mezzanine, including the original artwork for February's brew of the month: Red Velvet.

~ BOISE FRY COMPANY 204 N CAPITOL BLVD

Boise Fry Company along with Guru Donuts will be hosting a Grand Opening at their new downtown location. Free fries and donut samples between 6-10 pm along with live, local music. And Local BEER!

~ FLYING M COFFEEHOUSE 500 W IDAHO ST

Join us for our 22nd Valentine for AIDS, a silent art auction to benefit SNAP (Safety Net for AIDS Program) of Boise! Around 250 local artists will create and donate Valentines that will be on display and available for bidding February 5-15th.

~ THE FRONT DOOR 105 S 6TH ST

Come join LAGUNITAS BREWING and the FRONT DOOR as we celebrate a 3 course pairing with delicious food and BEERS starting at 6 pm. Check out our facebook updates for additional information. See you there!

~ GUIDO'S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZERIA 235 N 5TH ST

Pizza with an attitude! Large one topping pizza and 1 bottle of select white wine or red, or 2 bottles of LOCAL BEER, or 4 fountain sodas-for $20 plus tax! Dine in only.

~ GURU DONUTS 204 N CAPITOL BLVD

Guru Donuts along with Boise Fry Company will be hosting a Grand Opening at their new downtown location. Free fries and donut samples between 6-10 pm along with live, local music. Local BEER Available!

~ HIGH NOTE CAFE 225 N 5TH ST

Delicious food made all from scratch in our open kitchen. $2 specialty mimosas, local art always rotating on our community gallery walls, 6 taps of local BREWS, and a lovely local wine list. All ages, all the time, for our always free, live music.

~ REEF 105 S 6TH ST

Featuring Jamaican jerk chicken over brown rice and black beans alongside fried plantains and coco bread. We will also have the Reggae sounds of Natural Vibrations later in the evening and Red Stripe BEER specials all night long!

~ TRADER JOE'S 300 S CAPITOL BLVD

Celebrate this First Thursday at Trader Joe's with a sampling of heart smart foods. It's a new year and we have loads of delicious things to help us all get and keep in shape. As usual we will also have an extended wine and BEER tasting.

~ NFINIT GALLERY 405 S 8TH ST Suite 1331

Join us for an evening with featured artist Jordan Alvis, our newest artist Debra Facchin, and 30 more accomplished local artists, as well as complimentary BEER by SLANTED ROCK BREWERY and appetizers by Umpa Lumpia.

~ HA PENNY BRIDGE IRISH PUB / HAPPY FISH 855 W BROAD ST

Special 10% discount for any purchases made at the Ha'Penny Irish Pub or Happy Fish Sushi/Martini Bar. We have a full selection of liquor, 24 BEERS on tap and 34 martinis. We have excellent food and drinks. Check us out. 

~ AMERICAN CLOTHING GALLERY, INC. 100 N 8TH ST

We are hosting a BEFORE & AGAIN Trunk Show starting Thursday. Come by and pick your favorite style garment, then pick the style, then pick the fabric pattern. Place your order and the custom piece will be sent in 2-3 weeks! BEER Tasting by WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT!

~ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE 246 N 8TH

Art of the Worm: Get to know the underground worms that Bittercreek Alehouse employs in their quest to eliminate organic waste. Tours start inside Bittercreek Alehouse from 6-8:30 pm.

~ CITY PEANUT SHOP 803 W BANNOCK ST

Another BEER and nut collaboration with BOISE BREWING! Come hang out with us for nut and BEER pairings you can't resist!

~ FLATBREAD NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA 800 W MAIN ST

Happy Hour from 4-6 pm with 50% off ALL cocktails, BEER and wine. After 5 pm, 20% off all bottles of wine until its gone! Kids under 12 eat free with the purchase of an adult meal. Limit two per table.

~ MIXED GREENS 237 N 9TH ST

It's our 2nd birthday! POSTMODERN BREWERS will be here sampling tastes of their fresh new Hard Root Beer, Berliner Weisse and Nut Brown Ale. On hand, local artist Mary Butler with heart inspired mixed media art. All MG made goods 20% off!

~ PIPER PUB & GRILL 150 N 8TH ST

Happy Hour 3-6 pm: Local BEER on Tap! Spencer Batt playing 5:30-7:30 pm. Geeks who Drink at 8 pm.

~ POST MODERN BREWERS 237 N 9TH ST

We will be providing 3 BEERS (including a Hard Root Beer) at Mixed Greens from 5-9 pm. An art exhibit and food will also be provided via Mixed Greens.

~ SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON 705 W. BANNOCK ST

Appetizer 3-Way special, with wine and BEER pairings, full menu available for regular hours.

 

* 6:00 pm: First Thursday BEER Pairing @ THE FRONT DOOR with LAGUNITAS BREWERY More Info Here

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: PAYETTE/HUB Fry-PA @ BIER:THIRTY: Join us as we pour some Payette Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewery beers along with their collaboration, FRY-PA, an IPA brewed with purple Idaho potatoes and a metric ton of hops!


* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Rock on First Thursday @ Boise Rock School with CROOKED FENCE BREWING Info Here


* 7:00 pm: The Rise of Enduro - Idaho Premier @ The Basque Center with WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT Info Here

* 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Thirsty Thursday BEER Release and Pint Night @ EDGE BREWING CO: Tapping a Sour Cherry Cider free tasting 7-8pm and kicking off Thursday Pint Night! $3 Pints 6pm to close!

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Game Night Live and BOISE BREWING @ PRE FUNK Nampa More Info Here

* 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Karaoke @ CRESCENT BREWERY 

* 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Game Night Live Trivia @ THE LOCAL More Info Here

* 8:00 pm - 12:00 am: A Mighty Band of Microbes & Storie Grubb at SPACEBAR ARCADE More Info Here

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH:

* Hoppy Birthday Lisa Edens! 

 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Fridays @ PAYETTE BREWING:  Buy Something From the Foodtruck and Your 1st BEER is 1/2 Price

* 5:00 pm: Firkin Friday @ LAUGHING DOG BREWING: Special Dry Hopped IPA; $3 pints until firkin is gone

* 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm: PAYETTE - HUB Collaboration Release Party @ Payette Brewing: Potato Gun Idaho Potato Ale Brewed with Organic Purple Potatoes from Boise Fry Company; Food Truck: Boise Fry Company More Info Here

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Flats Fridays @ CROOKED FLATS with Speedy Gray

* 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Live Music @ Cole Rd SOCKEYE BREWING with B3 Side

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH: 

* Hoppy Birthday Caroline Merritt! 

* 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: $8 Growler Fills @ PAYETTE BREWING

* 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Free Tours @ PAYETTE BREWING

* 5:30 pm: A Night of Bad Decisions - Winter Games with HomeGrown Theatre: 
Last summer you came, you saw, and you conquered our first Night of Bad Decisions scavenger hunt/pub crawl. Now, by popular demand, we've built a brand new Night of Bad Decisions; the Winter Games!
An evening of mischief, mayhem, drinking, and debauchery to benefit HomeGrown Theatre! Get ready for a pub-crawl/social media scavenger hunt/fundraiser unlike anything you've ever experienced before. Brought to you by the minds at HomeGrown Theatre, we're looking to have a great time making Bad Decisions with you. 

5:30 - 6:30pm Registration Party @ Mulligans

6:30 - 9:30pm the Bad Decisions Scavenger Crawl @ Mulligans, 10th Street Station, WOODLAND EMPIRE and SPACEBAR ARCADE
9:45pm The Awards Ceremony @ Mulligans Get Tickets Here

* 7:30 pm: Live Music @ BOISE BREWING with Thomas Hutchings

* 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Live Music @ THE LOCAL with Ron Harding

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH: 

* 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: $8 Growler Fills @ PAYETTE BREWING

* 7:00 pm: Cards Against Humanity @ BOISE BREWING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH: 

 

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

 

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Women and Vino @ THE LOCAL: Come to The Local for a women only event that includes 6 different wine tastings, food pairings, and lots of education and fun. This month's theme is Valentine's wines. Class is filling up quickly so call or email to hold your spot! More Info Here

 

* 8:00 pm: Last Call Trivia @ BOISE BREWING: Trivia & BEER! 


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH:

* 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: Growler Fills for $8 on Tuesdays at CROOKED FENCE BARRELHOUSE

* 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Tuesdays @ PAYETTE BREWING: Ride a Bike & Get Your 1st BEER 1/2 Off!

* 5:45 pm: BoomboxBody @ WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT 

* 6:00 pm: Open Mic Night @ BOISE BREWING 

* 7:00 pm: Free BEER Tasting @ BREWER'S HAVEN Nampa 

* 7:00 pm: Tuesday Trivia @ SAWTOOTH BREWERY: Teams of 1-6 People, $20/Team, Registration @ 7:00 pm, Game @ 7:30 pm

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

* 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Live Music @ Cole Rd SOCKEYE BREWING with Soul Serene

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH:

* Hoppy Birthday Jake Schisel! 

* 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Wednesdays @ PAYETTE BREWING: Buy Something From the Foodtruck & Your 1st BEER is 1/2 Price

* 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony @ HAFF BREWING More Info Here

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Live Music @ EDGE BREWING CO with Wayne White

* 6:00 pm: Local BEER Month @ PRE FUNK BEER BAR Nampa Featuring PAYETTE BREWING CO: "February is Local Beer Month at PreFunk! The fun continues with Payette Brewing Co.! Come try some delicious beer and meet some of the amazing people from this awesome brewery. They will be sampling beer and giving away some swag. The craft beer industry is blowing up in Idaho and we are thrilled and honored to be a part of it!" More Ino Here

* 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Live Music @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREW HOUSE with Soul Kitchen

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH:

* 10:00 am - 7:00 pm: $8 Growler Fill Thursdays at HOMEBREWSTUFF - Craft Bottle Shop and Taproom!

* 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Thursdays @ PAYETTE BREWING: Wear Payette Swag & Get Your 1st BEER 1/2 Price

* 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Free Tours @ PAYETTE BREWING

* 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: BEER Tasting @ Boise Co-Op 

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Game Show Live Trivia @ PRE FUNK Nampa: Join us every Thursday from 7-9 for a night of game show trivia fun with Game Night Live. First game starts at 7pm with another one following at 8pm. Our host Chance will definitely make sure you have a great time and if that isn't enough, top two teams from each game win bar tabs for your next visit. Teams can be 2-8 people. So get your team and awesome team name together and join us on Thursday!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH:

* 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Be Our Valentine @ SPLIT RAIL WINERY: 3 Split Rail Wines, 3 Sweet Treats, $7 Tasting Fee (BEER Available Too!) More Info Here

* 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Fridays @ PAYETTE BREWING:  Buy Something From the Foodtruck and Your 1st BEER is 1/2 Price

* 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Escaping Solitary @ OLD IDAHO PENITENTIARY with BEER by CROOKED FENCE BREWING: Join us for the first-ever "Escaping Solitary: Pre-Valentine's Mixer" at the Old Idaho Penitentiary; This is a 21+ only event from (last admission 9pm), $8 at the door or save a little and get tickets in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com  (keywords: Escaping Solitary) More Info Here

* 6:30 pm: Bikin' 4 Lovin' VI with Boise Bicycle Project and WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT More Info Here

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Flats Fridays @ CROOKED FLATS with Dan Costello

* 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Live Music @ Cole Rd SOCKEYE BREWING with Bread and Circus 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH: 

* 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Cupid's Undie Run More Info Here

 

* 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: $8 Growler Fills @ PAYETTE BREWING

* 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Be Our Valentine @ SPLIT RAIL WINERY: 3 Split Rail Wines, 3 Sweet Treats, $7 Tasting Fee (BEER Available Too!) More Info Here

* 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Free Tours @ PAYETTE BREWING

* 5:00 pm: Valentine's Dinner @ THE REFUGE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: "REFUGE FOR TWO LOVERS" Valentine's Day Special! Call us @ 424-8211 for reservations- Dinner for two including: one long stem rose, cucumber salad w/ fresh greens, choice of margarita salmon or prime rib w/ baker and green beans, creme brule or chocolate strawberries, two glasses of bubbles or red wine, and two tickets to the movies for after dinner (5pm seating for 7pm movie. 8pm seating for 10pm movie tickets *FIFTY SHADES OF GREY,) $100 for a couple, please call to make a reservation because seating is limited! (Plenty of Local Craft BEER Choices Too!)

* 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Valentine's Dessert Pairing Trio @ CROOKED FENCE BARRELHOUSE with Assemblage Sweet Cherry Stouts

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Funky Archie Productions Presents: 2nd Annual BEER Pairing Valentine Dinner with ARCHIE'S PLACE at PRE FUNK BEER BAR Boise 
* 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Valentine's Dinner & BEER Pairing @ EDGE BREWING 

* 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING Valentine's Special: 

Featuring "Dinner for Two" ($70 per couple while supplies last) 

First Course: Choice of a Lobster Bisque, Green or Caesar salad (BEER pairing: Woolybugger Wheat) 

Second Course: The best of both worlds where you both can choose between two entrees: Choice Flat Iron Steak-grilled to your specification topped with either blue cheese & bacon or smothered in onions & mushrooms. Also served with 3 herb butter shrimp, garlic mashed and chef's vegetable. (BEER pairing: Hell Diver Pale) Or- Idaho Ruby Trout and Shrimp- Pan seared almond encrusted trout topped with a bourbon amaretto compound butter. Also served with 3 herb butter shrimp, house brown rice and chef's vegetable. (BEER pairing: Angel's Perch Amber)

Dessert for Two:
Fairview Pub: Long stem hand dipped chocolate strawberries with caramel and a signature Power House Porter ice cream float topped with whipped cream.
Cole Pub: Chocolate Stout Cake More Info Here

 

 * 6:00 pm: Eat Your heART Out:  A Valentine's Dinner @ Boise Art Museum: Live Music, Art, Wine & BEER Tastings with Each Course; Event Partners: PostModern Brewers,  Bodovino & Whole Foods Boise More Info Here

 

* 7:00 pm: Boise Classic Movies @ Egyptian Theatre Featuring 'Casablanca': Movies, Wine, & BEER! More Info Here

 

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Live Music @ CROOKED FLATS with Ellie Shaw - Special Valentine's Day Show


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH: 

* Hoppy Birthday Don Larsen! 

* 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: $8 Growler Fills @ PAYETTE BREWING

* 7:00 pm: Cards Against Humanity @ BOISE BREWING

SAVE THE BEER DATESAVETHEBEERDATE

 


* February 18th: Local BEER Month @ PRE FUNK Nampa with WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT

* February 20th: BEER vs Wine Pairing @ Cottonwood Grille with SOCKEYE BREWING and Cinder Wines

* February 20th: 2015 Idaho Beer Summit: Education for Breweries & Beer Related Industries More Info Here

* February 20th - 22nd: Stanley Winterfest with SAWTOOTH BREWERY

* February 21st: BOISE BREW BUS Welcomes Justin from thisisboise.com to film the tour for his Bar Code webshow! More Info Here

* February 21st: WOODLAND EMPIRE ALE CRAFT 1 Year Anniversary Party

* February 21st: SOCKEYE BREWING Barrel-Aged Tap Takeover at BIER:THIRTY 

* February 25th: Local BEER Month @ PRE FUNK Nampa with SOCKEYE BREWING

* February 28th: EDGE BREWING CO 1 Year Anniversary Celebration @ BIER:THIRTY

* February 28th: Lewiston Brewfest Hosted by Liberation Beverage Company

BEER MISCBEERMISC


*** BREWERIES TO OPEN *** POWDERHAUS BREWING, COUNTY LINE BREWING, BARBARIAN BREWING, BLACKBIRD BREWING, CLAIRVOYANT BREWING, ADVENTURE BREWING, ACCOMPLICE BREWING, SIMIAN BEER COMPANY, LONG DROP CIDER, LEADBETTER CIDER & More! 

*** THANKS FOR SUPPORTING ALL OF OUR LOCAL BREWERIES *** 
BEAR ISLAND, BEER VALLEY, BOISE, BROKEN HORN, CLOUD 9, CRESCENT, CROOKED FENCE, EDGE, HAFF BREWING, HIGHLANDS HOLLOW, MCCALL, PAYETTE, POSTMODERN, RAM, SALMON RIVER, SAWTOOTH, SLANTED ROCK, SOCKEYE, WOODLAND EMPIRE, 10 BARREL, & More! 

*** IDAHOBREWMAG *** Idaho's Only Craft BEER Magazine!
Get your FREE subscription at http://www.idahobrewmag.com 

*** BOISE BREW MINUTE *** Check out the latest interview by Woody Sobey: Boise Brew Minute (Episode 20) - Dave and David from BITTERCREEK and RED FEATHER talk about the changes at Red Feather. They will soon be offering BEER cocktails using four semi-permanent BEERS on tap. Have you tried BEER cocktails before? Any favorite recipes? Are these the BEERS you would pick for making cocktails? Listen Here

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