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THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH - SUNDAY, MARCH 22ND


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*** COUNTY LINE and BEAR ISLAND *** Thanks for the shout-out Michael Deeds @ Idaho Statesman for sharing the Grand Opening of  County Line Brewing and the Release of the Idaho Potato Ale by  Bear Island Brewing! Check out the story  HERE; Find the Idaho Potato Ale at BIER:THIRTY, BITTERCREEK, PREFUNK, CHILI'S, and by following Bear Island's  Facebook Page, Twitter & Instagram; There will be prizes and free BEER for those that find the brewer leprechaun this weekend! 

*** SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON *** Now with Bourbon!  More Info Here

*** LEADBETTER CIDER COMPANY *** Has launched their Kickstarter Campaign! Check out their story and contribute  HERE by April 1st! Opening Summer 2015!

*** SPACEBAR ARCADE *** Thanks to Greenbelt Magazine  and Rachel Holt for the great write up! Boise's Own "Barcade" #ilovespacebar

*** HOMEBREWSTUFF.COM*** HomeBrewStuff is proud to announce that we will be offering 5 new verities of hop to grow this year. The 5 new verities are: Crystal, Golding, Sorachi Ace, Tahoma, and Yakima Gold. These are in very limited supply so do not delay and reserve your rhizomes now. Visit our website to pre-order while supplies last. Hop roots will arrive fresh from the farm around March 23rd, 2015 and will be shipped out as soon as they arrive. Do not delay, as these quality hop rhizome starts have a history of selling fast!

*** GROWLER GUYS *** Opening in April @ 2020 E Overland, hiring friendly and wise BEER stewards now. Watch for Updates! 

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* 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm: EDGE Brewing Tap Takeover @ HOMEBREWSTUFF - Craft Bottle Shop & Taproom: We are celebrating Pi Day by having a tap takeover featuring several offerings from our friends at  EDGE Brewing CO. Come on in to the taproom and try out some killer beers and get some killer deals on pints and growlers! We Will be serving the Imperial Pilsner, Obligatory IPA, Odelay Vienna Lager, Imperial Red, Apple Cider, and Anniversary IPA from about 2-9 pm. All pints will be $1 off and all Growlers will be $3 off! We will also have the brewers stopping by in the afternoon, so you can meet the people making the beer!

* 2:00 pm: Gelande Quaffing @ R Bar with PAYETTE BREWING: 
St. Patty's theme. Prizes for best dressed team!
Gelande Quaffing, in its third and final edition of 2015!
Gelande Quaffing is a sport created by skiers in which a mug of BEER is slid down the bar and leaps off the end to be caught and then immediately consumed!

* 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Megaphone Essay Contest @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE: "Why I Deserve a Treefort Pass": Plead your case for a free 5-day pass to  Treefort Music Fest! In 200 words or less megaphone blast 8th Street why you deserve a 5-day pass. NEW BELGIUM BREWING will bring the megaphone and you'll bring the essay. There will be five 5-day passes up for grabs so leave your public speaking fears on the shelf. Please exclude the F bombs, S bombs and any other bombs you might be tempted to use. Send your essay to jprosser@newbelgium.com by midnight Friday (3/13) and be at Bittercreek Alehouse Saturday at 2pm; #ilovejeffprosser 

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THURSDAY, MARCH 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 - 6:00 pm: Happy Hour @ Both SOCKEYE Pubs: $3 Pints

* 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Free Tours @ PAYETTE BREWING - *NO TOURS THIS WEEK*

* 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: BEER Tasting @ Boise Co-Op with SOCKEYE BREWING: Launching Two New Spring BEERS: Featuring SOCKEYE High Lakes Session IPA and SOCKEYE Maibok

* 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!

* 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Rock School Adult Night (1404 W Idaho): Attendees will be broken up into small "bands" and paired with a rock school teacher. At 9pm the bands will each perform one song in a mini battle of the bands. BEER provided by CROOKED FENCE BREWING. $10 includes first BEER. 572-5055  More Info Here

FRIDAY, MARCH 13TH:

* March 13th - March 17th 11:00 am - 11:00 pm: Irish-ish All Weekend @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE:  All weekend Bittercreek Alehouse celebrates Irish American heritage and the associated St Patrick's day partying. Specials will include Irish whiskey flights, a special beer selection, cocktails, bag pipers, corned beef and other "Irish" stuff.  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

* 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Happy Hour @ SOCKEYE: Both Pubs: $3 Pints

* 6:00 pm: Firkin Fridays @ The Cole Rd SOCKEYE Pub: Featuring Dry Hopped Dagger Falls IPA! 

* 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Treefort Warmup Party featuring New Madrid presented by PAYETTE BREWING CO @ Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.): We'll be serving free Payette Brewing Co. beer for guests 21 and older with I.D. starting at 6! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. New Madrid is performing at Neurolux later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store!  More Info Here

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

* 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Live Music @ Cole Rd SOCKEYE BREWING with Random Canyon Growlers

SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH:

* 10:00 am: Shamrock Shuffle @ St Chapelle Winery: with Bagpipes, Green BEER, & All the Luck You Can Imagine with Refreshments by SOCKEYE BREWING for Racers & Fans  More Info Here

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

* 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: BEER Brewing Workshop FREE @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden:   Ever wondered how that delicious golden bubbly beverage is made? Learn to brew beer in this informative, hands-on workshop taught by Paul Holle of the Sawtooth Brewery. 
Participants will be involved in brewing three batches of beer, and will leave with the final products! Beginners are welcome. 
Space is limited to 12 participants. No cost to participate but must be 21 or over.
Please call 208-726-9358 or email dan@sbgarden.org to register and save your spot.

* 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Old Town Pocatello's 5th Annual  Gate City Brewfest with over 70 BEERS and More!

* 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm: EDGE Brewing Tap Takeover @ HOMEBREWSTUFF - Craft Bottle Shop & Taproom: We are celebrating Pi Day by having a tap takeover featuring several offerings from our friends at  EDGE Brewing CO. Come on in to the taproom and try out some killer beers and get some killer deals on pints and growlers!  We Will be serving the Imperial Pilsner, Obligatory IPA, Odelay Vienna Lager, Imperial Red, Apple Cider, and Anniversary IPA from about 2-9 pm. All pints will be $1 off and all Growlers will be $3 off! We will also have the brewers stopping by in the afternoon, so you can meet the people making the beer!  More Info Here

* 2:00 pm: Gelande Quaffing @ R Bar with PAYETTE BREWING: 
St. Patty's theme. Prizes for best dressed team!
Gelande Quaffing, in its third and final edition of 2015!
Gelande Quaffing is a sport created by skiers in which a mug of BEER is slid down the bar and leaps off the end to be caught and then immediately consumed!

* 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Megaphone Essay Contest @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE: "Why I Deserve a Treefort Pass": Plead your case for a free 5-day pass to  Treefort Music Fest! In 200 words or less megaphone blast 8th Street why you deserve a 5-day pass. NEW BELGIUM BREWING will bring the megaphone and you'll bring the essay. There will be five 5-day passes up for grabs so leave your public speaking fears on the shelf. Please exclude the F bombs, S bombs and any other bombs you might be tempted to use. Send your essay to jprosser@newbelgium.com by midnight Friday (3/13) and be at Bittercreek Alehouse Saturday at 2pm; #ilovejeffprosser  More Info Here

* 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Free Tours @ PAYETTE BREWING *NO TOURS THIS WEEK*

* 5:00 pm: Early Closure @ PAYETTE BREWING for a Private Event (Payette apologizes for any inconvenience)

* 8:00 pm: Ryan's Big Birthday Bash @ PREFUNK BOISE! The More the Merrier!  More Info Here

SUNDAY, MARCH 15TH: 

* 10:00 am - 10:00 pm: $10 Pitchers & Growler Fills All Day @ SOCKEYE BREWING

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

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

MONDAY, MARCH 16TH:

 

* Hoppy Birthday Jim Gasawy!

 

* 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: $3 Pints All Day @ Both SOCKEYE BREWING Locations

 

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

 

* 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Garage Band Mondays @ GRIND MODERN BURGER: Hosting a Talented Local Musician Each Week

 

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


TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH:

* Hoppy Birthday Jake Black! 

* Hoppy St. Patrick's Day! There's something happening EVERYWHERE so you guys are on your own...or this newsletter would never make it out...Cheers!

* 11:00 am: St. Patrick's Day @ CRESCENT NO LAWYERS BAR & GRILL! 

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

* 11:00 am - 11:00 pm: CLOUD 9 BREWERY 1 Year Celebration and St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Cloud 9 is turning 1 year old! Come celebrate with us on site at the nanopub. Food specials, BEER releases, tent space and more! 
11 am until 3 pm: full lunch with Irish food specials and giveaways! Irish black lager and Irish red will be on tap
4 pm until close: we go to a full Irish for pub menu. Tent opens with extra taps, more giveaways
7 pm Birthday Cake for all! More Info Here

  * 11:00 am - 11:00 pm: St. Patty's Day @ SOCKEYE BREWING w/$2.50 Pints, Corned Beef & Cabbage & More! 

* 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 

* 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Boise Firefighters Pipes & Drums @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW

* 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: Game Show Live! Tuesday Trivia @ CROOKED FENCE BARRELHOUSE 

* 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: REFUGE Restaurant & Lounge: 2 for 1 Tuesdays on BEER: Great Local Craft BEER Selection! For St Patrick's Day:  Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, Irish Drink Specials, and The Boise Highlanders Bagpipes and Drums should be arriving around 7pm, Cheers!

* 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Live Music @ Cole Rd SOCKEYE BREWING with Blaze & Kelly

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

* 8:00 pm - 2:00 am: SPACEBAR ARCADE: Sara McLean "The Dancin' Machine's" Dirty 30 a.k.a. St. Patty's Day Party hosted by X DJ Dug Martsch  More Info Here

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18TH:

* Hoppy Birthday Chad Brusse!

* Hoppy Birthday Michelle Boyd!

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

* 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Happy Hour @ SOCKEYE BREWING (Both Pubs): $3 Pints

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Live Music @ EDGE BREWING CO with Dale Cavanaugh

* 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Live Music @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREW HOUSE with Ken Harris & Carmel Crock

THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH:

* 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 

* 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Adult Night: CSI @ DCI: D elve into the world of forensics and criminology with Adult Beverages!  More Info Here

* 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, MARCH 20TH:

* 3:00 pm: BOISE BREWS CRUISE Ribbon Cutting Ceremony @ Boise Chamber (2 50 S. 5th St., Boise -  C.W. Moore Building, Chamber Offices Visitor Parking Lot) 
Come one come all to help us celebrate then jump on the tour with us!!

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

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

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 21ST:

* 10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Fragrance Day! Celebrate by buying some perfume or cologne at Mixed Greens (237 N 9th St); They  have some great ones to choose from! While you're there, use your BUDDIES card to receive 10% Off BEER-Related Items! Great selection to choose from! 

* 11:00 am: Kickstarter Party for LEADBETTER CIDER COMPANY @ Outdoor Exchange (1405 W Grove St, Boise): "Come down and support a local Boise start-up business! We're so excited to be part of this community and would love to share our new adventure with you! So come over to Outdoor Exchange and meet the Leadbetters, learn about our business, and party with us! Perks include Treefort Music Fest 5-day pass raffle (free raffle!), snacks by City Peanut Shop, Leadbetter Cider up-cycled swag, and bumpin tunes. Good times will be had by all!" More Info Here

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

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 22ND: 

* Hoppy Birthday Nate Goode!

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

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

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* March 27-28-29th: ALEFORT!!! Info @  http://treefortmusicfest.com/alefort

* March 28th: Grand Opening of COUNTY LINE BREWING!  More Info Here



* April 11th: Taste208 in Hyde Park: Northwest BEER, Wine, Spirits & Food; More Info HERE;   Tickets  HERE

* April 24th: Pushing Borders Premier w/CROOKED FENCE  More Info Here

* April 25th: Crawl Around Boise - Pubs, Food & BEER!  Crawl Details Here

* May 11 - May 17: American Craft BEER Week!!!

* June 12th: CROOKED FENCE BREWING 3 Year Anniversary Party! Watch Their 3 Year Anniversary Video  HERE; Tickets on Sale March 13th 

* June 13th: Pigapalooza @ GRIND MODERN BURGER  More Info Here

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*** BOISE BREW MINUTE ***  Check out the latest interview by Woody Sobey: Boise Brew Minute (Episode 25) - Bill Weppner joined me to talk with Erik Antink at Heinous Homebrew (and Cycles) about his latest Bavarian Wit, a partial mash recipe he created. We also discussed the coffee salted-caramel stout he brewed over the winter and how he got into homebrewing. 

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