WEEKLY BEERMAIL
THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD - SUNDAY, MAY 3RD

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*** PRE FUNK BEER BAR ***  Coming to Downtown Meridian via Zach Chastaine @ Idaho Press Tribune Read Here

*** DEBRA LEONARD MEDICAL FUND *** Deb started the Nampa Brewers Center in 1996. She started the store with the hopes of expanding homebrewing in the Treasure Valley. She was definitely ahead of her time, but her efforts led to a strong and vibrant homebrewing community. Other homebrew stores have come and gone, but Deb has kept her store in operation for 19 years. She is one of the first few members of the Snake River Brewers homebrew club and many (most?) homebrewers in the Treasure Valley have visted her store for supplies and advice. She grew the store to include equipment, supplies, and expertise in wine, cheese, and soda pop making. 
Deb was recently diagnosed with leukemia and as a result of her treatment schedule, was forced to close the store. Since this was her main source of income, this fund raiser is to help Deb offset some of her medical bills. 
Donations may also be made directly at Homebrewstuff, 9165 W Chinden Blvd #103 in Garden City. There will be additional fundraising on Big Brew day, May 2, at Homebrewstuff. Local homebrewers can donate equipment and supplies to a raffle for smaller items and an auction for larger items, with proceeds going to Deb. Many of the commercial breweries in the area will have booths at Big Brew and are donating a portion of their sales to Deb.  More Info Here

FEATURED EVENTS FEATUREDEVENTS

  
EARTH DAY / ARBOR DAY
BUY ONE GET ONE TREE
Wednesday, April 22nd - Friday, April 24th

 

Bittercreek Alehouse and Red Feather Lounge are hosting a Tree Party in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day. We will have some excellent wood aged and wood influenced beers on tap, a few extra oaky wines to choose from and forest inspired cocktails. Anyone who buys any of these things will get their very own tree seedling to take home and plant, as well as a small bag of worm castings to help their tree grow big and strong! We will also be partnering with the Idaho Conservation League and raffling some beautiful photographs from their Artist in Residence Peter Lovera. All profits from the raffle will benefit the Idaho Conservation League and their artist. More Info Here

 

Check out the TREE INSPIRED BEERS:

>>Barrel Aged
Payette-Wine Barrel Slaughter House
Sockeye-Apricot Summer Gold
Alvinne-Calvados Barrel Melchoir
Grand Teton-Wine Barrel Splash Down
Deschutes-Abyss 14

>>Old Growth
Sierra Nevada-Life & Limb '12
Firestone Walker-Double DBA '12
Wider Brothers-Kill Devil Rum Barrel Brown '12
Wider Brothers- Pinot Barrel Barleywine '13

>>Beers From Trees
Woodland Empire-Bay Leaf IPA
Heretic-Hazlenut Porter
Odell-Tree Shaker Double Peach IPA
Mazama-Cherry Blossom Saison
Thornbridge-Chestnut Honey Stout
Victory- Cherry Gose

>>Wood Aged
Woodland Empire-Beachwood Aged Lager
Grand Teton-Busted Cedar Aged Porter
Woodland Empire-Threewood Saison 

 

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* BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT - Secret Revealed! Midnight Wednesday Night! 

"Wait for it...Wait for it... The secret unfolds at Midnight!!!

It's no joke folks. We plan to change the future of bicycling in Boise in 24-Hours during Idaho Gives on May 7th. When we release the video at Midnight tonight, there will be no turning back. It will be Bicycle Capital of America or bust!"

More Info Here

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD:

* Hoppy Birthday Fred Colby!

* Hoppy Birthday Jonathan Segali! 

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

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

* 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

* 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm: BOISE BREWING Tap Takeover @ 36th Street Garden Center & Bistro 

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

* 5:00 pm: NEW BELGIUM Skinny Dip Release & Brewery Night @ PRE FUNK BEER BAR - Nampa  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: EDGE BREWING: Thirsty Thursday / Pint Night: " This is going to be a once in a life time event! We will be have two award winning Imperial Stouts going head to head in the battle of Villain Vs. Vader. These two giants in beer will be tapping at 6pm to kick off $3 pint night. Don't miss this event if you love you beers big, dark and dank!"

* 6:00 pm: BEER Dinner @ FRONT DOOR with STONE BREWING: Four Course BEER & Food Pairing Themed "From the Coast to the Farm" Reservations @ 287-9201

* 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Intro to Bocce @ CROOKED FLATS with Live Music and BEER & Wine Specials 

* 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!

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

* 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Game Night Live @ THE LOCAL: " Tomorrow night we are so excited to have  Game Night Live  and  Proletariat Wine Company  here! Come play to win house cash and Proletariat swag!!" "And the Steelheads will be there to give away playoff  tics :)"  More Info Here

FRIDAY, APRIL 24TH:

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

* 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 with Ellie Shaw

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Whiskey Women Night @ IDAHO BOURBON DISTILLERS: Tastings, Food Pairings & Education "We are hosting a ladies night out Friday, April 24th: Whiskey Women - Night out at Idaho Bourbon Distillers. An evening of 3 different whiskeys to sample, a complimentary welcome cocktail, and gourmet food pairings including Snake River Farms filet mignon. We only have space for 35 so invite your girlfriends and get your tickets today!" More Info & Tickets Here

* 7:00 pm: CROOKED FENCE BREWING "Pushing Borders" Premiere @ Powerhouse Event Center: " This month we present to you a project we're really proud of, one that began in 2013 and now we finally get to show off on April 24th. Come share in the fruits of our collaborative labor with Sidewayz Films as we premiere " Pushing Borders ," a film showing how something as simple as skateboarding can bridge any language or economic gap.
The premiere is a celebration of the community effort that made the journey possible. The filmmakers will be present for questions and high fives, with live music by  Edmond Dant?s, prizes from local skate companies, food available from Archie's Place, and of course, craft beer and cider. Watch the Trailer  Here

* 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm: Live Music @ Cole Rd SOCKEYE BREWING with Hokum Hi-Flyers 

* 10:00 pm: Official "Pushing Borders" Premier After Party @ Mulligan's: 
Official premiere after party will be at Mulligans bar starting at 10pm Friday night! $1 OFF Crooked Fence brews all night long. Come hang out with TJ, Sidewayz Films & Crooked Fence Brewing Co. (Must be 21+ with ID)

SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH:

* 11:00 am: Crawl Around Boise - Pubs, Food & BEER!  More Info Here

* 11:00 am: Boise International Market Grand Opening Celebration with BEER by POSTMODERN BREWERS More Info Here

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

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

* 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Spring Release Party @ SPLIT RAIL WINERY: 
"It's here!! We are just as excited as you to try our new releases!
Our La Boheme canned wine, 2014 Ros? of Touriga Nacional, 2014 Gerfeffling, and 2012 Horned Beast~Le Ungulate will all be paired with delicious bites from THE DISH  Boise
Wine Club Members, you and a guest are free!
Not a Wine Club Member? $5"

* 7:00 pm: Aaron & Jess Going Away Party @ 10 BARREL BREWING  More Info Here

* 7:00 pm: Live Music @ CROOKED FENCE BREWING with Bread & Circus  More Info Here

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Live Music @ EDGE BREWING with "A trio version of Curtis / Sutton & The Scavengers. These three bring an organic country sound reminiscent of Townes Van Zandt, Merle Haggard, and Ryan Adams."  More Info Here

SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH: 

* Hoppy Birthday Tony Knipe! 

* 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: $10 Growler Fills & $10 Pitchers of SOCKEYE BREWING's Six Big Beers

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

* 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: GIRLS PINT OUT Tour and Taste @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW (2455 Harrison Hollow Ln):  Did you know that  Highlands Hollow Brewhouse  is Boise's oldest microbrewery? Have you ever toured their brewing digs? If you have yet to discover this gem, or if you just want to dive in deeper then join us! 
RSVP is required due to the limited space in the brewery. Follow the link in the tickets available box to fill out a form HERE  or e-mail boise@girlspintout.org More Info Here

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

MONDAY, APRIL 27TH:

 

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

 

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

 

* 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: EDGE BREWING: Geeks Who Drink

 

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


T UESDAY, APRIL 28TH:

* Hoppy Birthday Cory Blackthorne! 

* 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: 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! 

* 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, APRIL 29TH:

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

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

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Live Music @ EDGE BREWING CO with Dan Costello

* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Game Night Live @ HAFF BREWING  More Info Here

* 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Live Music @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE with You Knew Me When

THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH:

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

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

* 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: Thirsty Thursday / Pint Night & New BEER Release @ EDGE

* 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!

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

FRIDAY, MAY 1ST:

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

* 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: Live Music @ SLANTED ROCK BREWING with Carter Freeman

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: WORTHY BREWING PRE FUNK Pale Ale Release Party @ PRE FUNK BEER BAR Boise "Our friends over at  Worthy Brewing created a super tasty Citra Hopped Pale Ale and we are having a party to celebrate it's release. Join us for a night of fun with tons of delicious beer, giveaways and music from the uber talented  Jac Sound!!  B-Town Bistro will be on their regular Friday night grind serving up the grub. Yay!!!"  More Info Here

* 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm: BOISE BICYCLE PROJECT First Friday Social Ride: 
May's First Friday Social Ride from BBP's doorstep will conclude at the parking lot of 43rd Street and Chinden where ride participants may split to HAFF BREWING Cobby's Sandwich Shops  or perhaps a winery!  More Info Here
Meet at BBP at 6:15 PM
Kickstands up at 6:30 PM

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

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

SATURDAY, MAY 2ND:

* Hoppy Birthday Chris Blanchard! 

* 10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Big Brew 2015 @ HOMEBREWSTUFF CRAFT BOTTLE SHOP AND TAPROOM: " We are having our 4th annual Big Brew Day celebration on Saturday May 2nd! Come in for the semi-annual scratch and dent sale, great beer specials, free samples, food provided by Cutter's Grand Barbeque and much more! We will have people brewing out in the parking lot all day if you're curious about the process, in addition to the numerous other activities and sales! If you come into the store prior to the event we will be handing out fliers with coupons for great deals on beer and homebrew ingredients!"

* 10:00 am - 5:00 pm: SOCKEYE BREWING &  AIRE Factory Store Grand Opening!!  Come check out the newest edition to Meridian at 2021 E Wilson Lane. There will be a chance to win your entire purchase, an hourly raffle for cool accessories, an Idaho Whitewater Association and Idaho Rivers United Raffle, an AIRE and Outcast Demo Boat sale, an NRS rep on hand to build custom frames, and 15% off all NRS gear. Hamburgers and Hot Dogs starting at 11:30 while supplies last. Tons of Grand Opening specials you don't want to miss River fans!! #takemetotheriver #sockeyebrews4you #craftcanswilltravel

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

* 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Free Comic Book Day @ SPACEBAR ARCADE: 
1. Free comics until supplies run out!
2. Beer!
3. Video games!
4. Raffle!
5. Good times!

* Kentucky Derby Party @ Les Bois Park (Live Horse Racing Begins May 16th)

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

* 7:00 pm: Live Music @ CROOKED FENCE BREWING

* 10:00 pm - 1:00 am: Shintarou @ SPACEBAR ARCACE

SUNDAY, MAY 3RD: 

* Hoppy Birthday Mike Pullman! 

* 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: $10 Growler Fills & $10 Pitchers of SOCKEYE BREWING's Six Big Beers

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

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

SAVE THE BEER DATE SAVETHEBEERDATE

 


* May 4th: May The 4th Be With You @ HAFF BREWING  More Info Here

* May 4th: SOCKEYE BREWING  "Closest to the Can!" Competition at  Warm Springs Golf Course 

* May 7th: Modern Art 2015  More Info Here

* May 7th: Winemaker's Dinner @ State & Lemp with SPLIT RAIL WINERY; More Info to Follow

* May 8th: Gingerfest II @ Old Idaho Penitentiary  More Info Here

* May 9th - May 16th: Boise Bike Week: Watch for Craft BEER Safari Details!

* May 11th - May 17th: American Craft BEER Week!  More Info Here

* May 13th: PAYETTE BREWING 4th Anniversary Celebration - Watch for Info

* May 17th: Brew O'Lympics @ CROOKED FLATS - Watch for Info

* 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

* June 14th: Savor Idaho  More Info Here

* August 15th: Tour de Fat! 

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*** BOISE BREW MINUTE ***  Check out the latest interview by Woody Sobey: Boise Brew Minute (episode 31) - Lance at Boise Brewing talks about some of his upcoming projects including Roosevelt Rye Red and Loon Lake Lager. Unlike his last interview , none of this had to be bleeped for the broadcast.  

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