WEEKLY BEERMAIL
THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH - SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH


Hey BEER Fans! Here's a quick review of the Tabs above:

WEBSITE: Takes you to the Boise Beer Buddies website
BUDDIES: To order a BUDDY membership card
BUDDY HUBS: Establishments to redeem your BUDDY discounts
BEERMAILS: Sign up or review archive of past newsletters
DAILY BEER SPECIALS: Regular weekly specials and events (currently outdated, please see note below)
CONTACT: Contact Boise Beer Buddies

If you're a Brewery, BrewPub, or other establishment who would like their regular daily specials/events listed, please send updated information by March 31, 2015 to BoiseBeerBuddies@gmail.com to be included on the DAILY BEER SPECIALS page. This will make the Weekly Beermail not as long and with more relevant events. The DAILY BEER SPECIALS page will be completely revamped in April 2015 with current specials and events which happen on a consistent weekly scheduled basis. For example: 

"Every Monday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: 50% Off Food & Drink" or 
"Every Tuesday: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Trivia Tuesday" or
"Every Day: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm: $1 Off Pints."

Thank you for your help! 

For the rest of the BEER fans: thank you for your patience while this page is updated. Many of these specials no longer apply (but some do!) Cheers!


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BREW NEWS BREWNEWS

 

 

*** ALEFORT! *** If you're not following Alefort on Facebook, you're missing out! Follow Here

 

*** LAUGHING DOG BREWING *** Featured on 'Made in the Northwest' by KXLY 4: Watch Here

 

*** GRAND TETON BREWING *** Heading to North Carolina! Read Here

 

*** POWDERHAUS BREWING *** Follow their construction progress

Here

 

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*** LEADBETTER CIDER COMPANY *** 
Has launched their Kickstarter Campaign! Check out their story and contribute  HERE by April 1st! Opening Summer 2015! And Thank You to LEADBETTER CIDER COMPANY for the Treefort Music Fest Pass! 

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

*** COUNTY LINE BREWING *** Grand Opening - See March 28th Below!

*** HAFF BREWING *** Looking for another BEER sales person...

*** PAYETTE BREWING *** Read the expansion story by Tara Morgan @ Boise Weekly  Here

*** CITY PEANUT SHOP *** " Flash to the past in 2009 when we were just opening. Thanks Michael Boss for helping us record our opening days."
Watch Here: Remember to show your BUDDIES card for 10% Off Your Purchase! 

FEATURED EVENTS FEATUREDEVENTS


* Thursday, March 19th: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Adult Night @ Discovery Center of Idaho

Come delve into the world of forensics and criminology. CSI @ DCI covers the science of solving crimes - from talking with an expert DNA witness to learning what footprint impressions can tell investigators. Come hear our speakers:

  • Greg Hampikian from BSU and the Idaho Innocence Project, a leading expert on DNA in forensics
  • Bradley Harr from Summit Environmental, whose experience includes rehabilitating meth-labs
  • Beth Bechtel, a retired US Navy bomb technician, a detonation pro
  • PieHole will be slinging slices
  • Wine, and beer provided by Bear Island Brewing, one of Boise's newest breweries
  • Science demos on the museum floor, including footprint casts, lock picking, infrared sensors and luminol testing

Additional Event Details and Tickets Here


BEER CALENDAR BEER_CALENDAR


THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH:

* Now thru April 6th: SOCKEYE & Slams @ Big Al's: $4 Pints of SOCKEYE when you fill your bracket; $20 BIG Nachos & 2 Pints of SOCKEYE BEERS

* 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: BEER, Bikes, & Clothing with SAWTOOTH BREWERY 

* 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Adult Night: CSI @ DCI: D elve into the world of forensics and criminology with Adult Beverages! With PieHole and BEER by BEAR ISLAND BREWING  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

* 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: BEAR ISLAND BREWING Tap Takeover @ Fast Eddy's on Overland & Locust Grove! Featuring their I.P.A. aka Idaho Potato Ale, Fuse Pale, & Goldilocks Spring Seasonal; Samples & Growlers Available!

* 5:00 pm: WOODLAND EMPIRE @ Whole Foods: " So much going on!! This Friday we are super excited to announce the release of our collaboration with  Whole Foods Market Boise , Empowered IPA, brewed with their cara cara navel oranges for a calculated 650 international citrus units (ICU). Big citrus kick from the cara cara zest and copious amounts of Citra, Chinook and Columbus hops in the kettle, cara cara juice and dry hops in the fermenter. Head to WFM Boise this Friday at 5 pm to give it a try. Special Empowered IPA glas sware will be available for purchase, and proceeds go to support the Whole Planet Foundation. On Saturday at 1 pm Whole Foods will continue the festivities with an outdoor BBQ, live music and more as part of the Empowered IPA release and Pre-Fort party for Treefort Fest!"

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Big Al's Lovin' it Local Brewery Night with SOCKEYE BREWING: 8 SOCKEYE BEERS on Tap, $3 Pint Specials, Prizes & Swag, BEER  Knowledge from Sockeye Todd

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Flats Fridays @ CROOKED FLATS with Douglas Cameron & John Fricke

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

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

* 9:00 pm: Supersuckers Country Show 2015 with SUN VALLEY BREWERY in Hailey 

SUNDAY, MARCH 22ND: 

* Hoppy Birthday Nate Goode!

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

* 2:00 pm: Boise Girls Pint Out Presents Girl Scout Cookie & BEER Pairing @ BOISE BREWING:  More Info Here

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

MONDAY, MARCH 23RD:

 

* 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: Idaho Smart Growth

 

* 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 24TH:

* 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!

* 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Bike Talks in the Brewery: TVCA @ SOCKEYE BREWING 

* 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 The War Fair

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH:

* Hoppy Birthday Todd Evans!

* 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

* 5:00 pm: Chimay Tasting @ PREFUNK BEER BAR NAMPA:  Join us for a night of delicious authentic Belgian Trappist beer. $10 will get you a sample of each of the Grande Reserve (quad), Premiere (dubbel) and Cinq Cents ( triple ) and take home a Chimay Glass! More Info Here
 
* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Live Music @ EDGE BREWING CO with Bernie Reilly

* 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Live Music @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREW HOUSE with Tylor Bushman

THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH:

* Hoppy Birthday Sam Boyd! 

* 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, MARCH 27TH:

* ALEFORT! * March 27th - March 29th; Info in Next Week's Beermail

* 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 28TH:

* 12:00 pm: COUNTY LINE BREWING Grand Opening Celebration! (9115 W Chinden)
"We will be celebrating our first day open to the public on March 28th! Come down to try one of our first three beers. We will be featuring our Bridging the Gap Blonde, Barnwood Brown and Shade Tree IPA. We will also be featuring wine from Strange Folk and will have several other Northwest beers on tap to compliment our own. We will be giving away some merchandise and you must be present to win, so don't miss out! 
We are hoping to have a food truck on site to accompany the brews, so stay tuned for more details!"

* 12:00 pm: Eff Haff @ HAFF BREWING: "The return of Haff Brewing's Watermelon Wheat for 2015 happens on March 28th. We will also be releasing our newest pale beer the Eff Haff, bittered with fresh grapefruit peel for a light and fresh bitterness over the traditional bittering of hops. These two beers are perfect for Idaho spring and summer."

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

* 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm: America on Tap BEER Festival @ Ford Idaho Center in Nampa 

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH: 

* Hoppy Birthday Mike Francis! 

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

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

SAVE THE BEER DATE SAVETHEBEERDATE

 


* 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

* August 15th: Tour de Fat! 

BEER MISC BEERMISC


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*** BOISE BREW MINUTE ***  Check out the latest interview by Woody Sobey: Boise Brew Minute (episode 26) - For runners, triathletes and other physically active people, finding a great beer that can hydrate and fuel you is difficult. Brian Baker discusses his attempt at making just such a beer and the science that went into it. Listen Here
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