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* All Week Long: Live Music and Food Trucks! Just follow your favorite  Buddy Hubs ! Click on their name for a quick link to their Website / Facebook Page! 

* All Week Long: Game Night Live Trivia & Bingo  and  Paint Nite Boise

* Wednesdays: Alive After Five Summer Concert Series  on the Basque Block!

* Thursdays: Great Garden Escape - Live Music  @ Idaho Botanical Garden!

* Thursdays: Thursday Thunder Concert Series  @ Boise Spectrum

* Thursdays: Kleiner Park Live - Free Summer Concerts  in Meridian!

* Fridays: Rock the Village  in Meridian!


* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Ruination Nation Tasting  @ GROWLER GUYS - Meridian

* 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: First Thursday  in Downtown Boise: Arts, Entertainment, Food, Wine & BEER Tasting:
~ ~ Trailhead  500 S 8TH ST 
BSU Innovation Lab; Boise Public Library; Trailhead; BEER Tasting by POWDERHAUS BREWING COMPANY. Join Boise's maker community for a fun, interactive meeting of makers working with biomimicry and Virtual Reality. Ok, ok. I know you're wondering. What's biomimicry? Biomimicry is innovation using ideas from nature. Biomimicry is how inventor George de Mestral came up with the idea for Velcro. After watching his dog get covered in burdock burrs he saw that each burr consisted of many tiny hooks. This event is designed to inspire you to generate your own maker ideas. Meet an innovative group of DIY-ers and creative tinkerers. Makers bring individuals together from various backgrounds and are members of a flourishing tech-influenced DIY community in the Treasure Valley. It's going to be fun and it's going to be free. Bring the whole family! Participants include Boise State University Albertsons Library MakerLab students, staff, and faculty.
~ ~ Mixed Greens | Modern Gifts 237 N 9TH ST 
BOISE BREWING will be here sampling tastes of their Syringa Pale Ale and Broad Street Blonde. Local artist and creator of our favorite shirt, I Heart Gluten, John Warfel (Half Basque Job) will be here! Local's Rule!  344-1605
~ ~ Angells Bar & Grill Renato 999 W MAIN ST 
Penny Exchange! Bring in a Penny and Exchange it for a Glass of Wine, Draft BEER or Well Drink!  $2 Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters on the 1/2 shell and Chicken Satays.  Live Music on the Best Courtyard and Patio in Boise Bring a Penny!! 
more info x 342-4900
~ ~ Bittercreek Alehouse 246 N. 8th St 
We have a different DJ from Radio Boise every First Thursday with a dollar per BEER sold during the set returned to Radio Boise! We're doing some work in the basement that prevents us from hosting worm tours this month, so just plan to stop by for some great local food & drink! We invite you to join us from 3-5:30 pm as we unplug & turn down the lights to reduce our energy footprint, drink by candlelight and know you are saving the planet while doing it.
~ ~ The Front Door 105 S 6TH ST 
First Thursday with PAYETTE BREWING! First Thursday is upon us once again and we are excited to invite Payette Brewing back into the house. We will have beer specials all night and a rep will be on hand to answer any questions. Starts 6pm ends 9pm July 7th.
~ ~ City Peanut Shop 803 W BANNOCK ST 
Come down for another delightful Nuts + Beer pairing featuring tasty brews from COUNTY LINE BREWING. Enjoy music by Red Light Challenge, a local, alternative rock band made up of two brothers, Sean and Kyle Luster originally from Oahu, HI.
Nuts & Beer  433-3931
~ ~ High Note Cafe  225 N 5TH ST 
Live music from the lovely and talented Megan Nelson begins at 6pm. $2 specialty mimosas with homemade juice all day. From-scratch menu & Local art for sale! Local BEER on tap! Thehighnotecafe.com
~ ~ Even Steven Sandwiches  815 W BANNOCK ST 
PAYETTE BREWING CO. will have three beers for you to try, and City Peanut Shop will be sampling peanuts using the Payette Rustler and Mutton Buster! Also LIVE MUSIC from 7-9pm. Gonna be a great night, don't miss the fun!
more info x  343-4018
~ ~ Randall Scott Jewelers  1008 W MAIN ST 
First Thursday wine tasting with SPLIT RAIL WINERY from 6-8 : wine tasting and appetizers
~ ~ SHIFT Boutique  807 W BANNOCK ST 
Ladies Night at SHIFT featuring Cake Ballers and other desserts, braid and make-up bar, massages, LONGDROP CIDER Tasting, interactive styling contest and so much more!
~ ~ Trader Joe's  300 S CAPITOL BLVD 
Hello, Summer time! Come join us outside for some tasty food samples! And what better way to go about your shopping than with BEER and wine samples?! Yum! Can't wait to see you there!
~ ~ First Thursday Scavenger Hunt in DowntownBoise! Participate and ENTER TO WIN A DOWNTOWN BOISE GIFT CARD! How to participate: Each month, visit 6 of the listed scavenger hunt locations. Look for the logo card on display at each location: each card will feature a fun fact about downtown! At each location you visit, take a photo or write down the 'fun fact' from the logo card Send in your 6 locations & facts to info@downtownboise.org and be entered in to win a $30.00 Downtown Boise Gift Card! BONUS: Participate in the UrBandanna Hunt from 6pm-7pm by checking in at Bandanna Running & Walking on 5th & Main before heading out on the scavenger hunt for a chance to win additional prizes! Find us on social media to see this month's scavenger hunt locations, stop by Bandanna Running & Walking, or pick up a Boise Weekly! #FirstThursdayBoise Spot our roaming entertainment? Snag a photo or video and share on social media! #firstthursdayboise #downtownboiserocks
more info x 385-7300
~ ~ View the Complete First Thursday Event Guide & Map  Here

* 7:00 pm: A Brewery & Bier:Thirty - Double Mountain Brewery  @ BIER:THIRTY: 
Join us at Bier:Thirty with our friends from Double Mountain Brewery!
We'll be pouring: 
Double Mountain Peche Mode
Double Mountain Summer Shandy
Double Mountain Lil' Red Pilsner
Double Mountain The Randall's Knife IPA
Double Mountain Vaporizer
Double Mountain Kolsch

* 7:30 pm: Karaoke Every Thursday @  Crescent Brewery


* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Eagle Fun Days  @ Eagle Triple Tap w/BEER by Ballast Point Brewing & Music by About to Begin

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Double Mountain Brewery  @ PREFUNK - Nampa


* Hoppy Birthday Jodi Kahn! 

* 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Wetos Locos 2 Year Anniversary Party  @ BARBARIAN BREWING:  Wetos Locos Mexican food cart is turning 2! Come celebrate at Barbarian Brewing with live music, dancing, and bomb tacos.

* 5:00 pm: Raise the Haus  @ POWDERHAUS BREWING Hosted by  Bearded Dudes 4 St Jude Help Bearded Dudes 4 St. Jude raise money for St Jude Children's Research hospital with a fun filled night at Powderhaus Brewing Company. The night's events include a corn hole tournament, comedy, music, dance offs, and maybe a special guest or two! Raffles and auctions proudly presented by local and national companies like Apache Pine, Bedlam Beard Company, Boise Brewing Company, Great Lakes Grooming, Burton's Beard Oil, The Northern Beard Company, Lib Tech Snowboards, Tyler Knott Gregson, and many more!  VIP tickets for $10 for the event include admission, a BEER, and some BD4SJ swag!

* 6:00 pm: Idaho Lager Tasting   @ HOMEBREWSTUFF - Craft Bottle Shop & Taproom with Jeremy: "Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day then a crisp lager beer. Whether out camping or mowing the lawn they are both refreshing and sessionable. Stop by the HomeBrewStuff bottleshop and tap room for a side-by-side comparison of the lagers made right here in Idaho."

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Art Party Boise PopUp Studio  @ BOISE HOTSPOT: Come paint with us and enjoy the pour-your-own draft BEER and wine bar!


* Hoppy Birthday Brian Garrett!

* Hoppy Birthday Kevin Wilson! 

* 11:00 am - 2:00 pm:  Brunch at the Brewery  w/Wetos Locos Tacos @ BOISE BREWING: Food Specials, BEER Specials & More! 

* 7:00 pm: Trivia Night  @ SPACEBAR ARCADE with WOODLAND EMPIRE


* 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Kegs 4 Kause @ PAYETTE BREWING CO: Hosted by  Laurel's Legacy

* 9:25 pm:  Ghostbusters!  @ SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON


* Hoppy Birthday Hannah Barnett!

* Hoppy Birthday Tim Williams! 

* 5:45 pm & 6:45 pm: Boom Box Body  @ WOODLAND EMPIRE

* 7:00 pm: Free BEER Tasting @ Brewer's Haven - Nampa

* 7:00 pm: Game Night: Ninja Division Presents: Drunk Quest  @ SPACEBAR ARCADE

* 7:30 pm: Comedy Night @ Crescent Brewery


* Hoppy Birthday Dustin Kuck! 

* 11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Bacon Day at  Big K BBQ ! Show your Boise Beer Buddies Card for $2 Off Lunch! 

* 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm: County Line Brewing  Now Open Wednesdays! Big News! You have asked for it and we have listened. County Line Brewing will be open on Wednesdays from 3-8pm. To celebrate, we will be running a Bartender's Choice Growler Fill Special for the month of July. Every week, your bartender will choose two BEERS for $8 64oz growler fills!!!!

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Penny Exchange Night @  Angell's Bar and Grill Renato Every Wednesday night during the Alive After Five Concert Series is "Penny Exchange Night." Bring in a Penny, and yes you must have one, for a Glass of House Wine, Well Drink or Draft BEER!

* 5:45 pm:  Boom Box Body  @ POWDERHAUS BREWING

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Free BEER Tasting @ Brewer's Haven - Vista

* 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Free Stand Up Comedy Night  @ BOISE BREWING

* 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Idaho Film Social Hour & Trivia  @ SPACEBAR ARCADE


* July 16:  Twilight Criterium  @ Downtown Boise

* July 30:  Sockeye Brewing 20th Anniversary Celebration

* August 6:  Magic Valley Beer Festival @ Twin Falls City Park

* August 6:   2016 Summerland Tour @ CROOKED FENCE BREWING - Eagle

* August 8 - 12:  The Business of Craft Cider @ Boise State University

* August 13:  Tour de Fat @ Ann Morrison Park

* August 13:  Boise Hempfest 2016 @ Julia Davis Park

* September 3:  Free Brew Class w/Rich @ BREWER'S HAVEN

* October 1:  Hoptober Freshtival Downtown Boise

* October 8:  Inaugural Boise Bacon & Beer Benefit @ SOCKEYE BREWING

* October 8:  Race For Steaks with Tri Tip Steak and SOCKEYE BREWING BEER


Boise Brew Minute ( episode 87 ) - Zack at  County Line Brewing  talks with us about building some of their brewing system. He discusses converting dairy and winery equipment into a mash tun and the DIY effort that went into the brew kettle. We also discuss Cerveza Lim, their new summer brew made with 40 pounds of lime.

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