WEEKLY BEERMAIL
THURSDAY, MAY 21ST - SUNDAY, MAY 31ST

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Check Out The Two Newest BUDDY HUBS!

ROUND ABOUT BOISE
Buddies Receive 15% Off a Tour, Once Per Season Per Buddy
[Discount cannot be used on Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-25, 2015), 4th of July Weekend (July 3-5, 2015), Tour de Fat (August 15, 2015) and Labor Day Weekend (September 4-7, 2015)]
ROUND ABOUT BOISE Info  Here and  Here

CRESCENT BREWERY
$1 Off Pints
(Cannot be combined with any other offer or special events)
CRESCENT BREWERY Info  Here

BREW NEWS BREWNEWS


*** AMERICAN CRAFT BEER WEEK 2015 BREW O'LYMPICS ***
Idaho Brewers United and the breweries closed out ACBW at Crooked Flats in style!
Check out all the breweries' Facebook pages for photo galleries!


*** BOISE BIKE WEEK ***
Thank you to all the breweries and bikers who participated and donated during
*** LEADBETTER CIDER is now MERIWETHER CIDER COMPANY *** 
"We have changed our name! Not because we wanted to, but in our haste and ignorance of trademark law, we unknowingly named ourselves the same name as another business, and they understandably wanted us to change it. After pulling our hair and gnashing our teeth and tossing and turning on tear-stained pillows, we finally arrived at our new name: Meriwether Cider Company. We decided to name the cidery in honor of our ancestor Meriwether Lewis who, on August 12, 1805, along with William Clark became the first non-native American to cross the continental divide into present day Idaho. Now 200 years later with the same pioneering spirit our family is bringing craft cider to Boise!"

*** HOPWORKS URBAN BREWERY ***
HUB is releasing their first Hard Cider to the public in June!

*** BOISE WEEKLY *** 
Summer Festivals Are Upon Us via Amy Atkins
Boise Fry Company Gets a Bar via Tara Morgan
Passport to Patios: Pick Up the May 20th BOISE WEEKLY Summer Guide Issue!

*** BARTENDER / ASSISTANT BREWER *** 
Interested in working as a Bartender and get some experience as an Assistant Brewer? Please respond to  boisebeerbuddies@gmail.com  for details

*** BUDDIES DESIGNATED DRIVER SERVICE ***
"Who wants to make some extra money and feel good about what you do? Buddies has some immediate openings for awesome drivers. Several days open and available. Please call or text 870-7271 for more info. This is a job, albeit a pretty fun one most days, don't waste your time or mine if you can't pass a background check, have a poor driving record, or are flake. I am excited to see who may be interested in giving back to help keep our community safe and get paid while you do it."

*** CRESCENT "No Lawyers" BAR & GRILL ***
June 1st: Family Friendly!
New Summer Happy Hour Specials:
7 day's a week 430-630 & 9-11 pm
$2.75 wells- $1 off all beers (excluding PBR)
$1 off ALL calls and cocktails- $3 House wines And a daily Drink Special.
Happy Hour appetizer specials that will change periodically

*** GROWLER STATION @ Albertsons 16th & State ***
Watch for Tap Takeovers with some great deals! "These events go from 4pm to 6pm, but we always have the tap takeover beers on all day the day of the event. If they last long enough we keep them on tap all weekend. During the event we offer a fill one growler and get your second one for half off. We also do stamp cards on an everyday basis that are fill 5, get one 1/2 off and we still put stamps on the card during this event promotion. On top of all of that, during the month of May we are giving growlers away for free, so if customers don't show up with containers of their own they don't have to worry about paying the growler fee. It will only be the beer price they have to pay." Check out the great deals! 

*** POSTMODERN BEER GALLERY ***
 Officially Open! On the East side of the building, just a short walk through the hall, they will be pouring special release BEERS and pilot batches that will not be available in Grind, as well as some awesome bar munchies. They also have killer patio seating!

*** BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE ***
"We are having a month long raffle through May with all the proceeds benefiting the Idaho Conservation League and their Artist in Residence. Raffle tickets are only $2 each and you could win some amazing art. Even if you don't win the raffle, you're supporting a great cause and helping your community!"
FEATURED EVENTS FEATUREDEVENTS


*** DISCOVERY CENTER: ADULT NIGHT ***
"Hard Habits to Break"

Our 2015 Adult Night series continues with an investigation into just exactly why we crave coffee or chocolate in the afternoon, why we have to play "just one more game of Candy Crush" and where the thrill of seeing those little red notification circles on our phones comes from. 

Everyone has a hard habit to break! Come find out why, and indulge yourself a little during Adult Night!

Special thanks to our guest speakers for the evening:

Raissa Miller, PhD, LPC, Assistant Professor @ Boise State University - brain functions associated with habits

Nick Wynkoop, Owner at Pro 119 Marketing - why we check our cell phones so often

Jessica Nixson, Hypnotherapist @ River Valley Hypnotherapy - how and why hypnotherapy can help us overcome habits

While you're here, treat yourself:

Sit at a 21 table without having to head to Vegas!
Chips are $1 each, and all proceeds go back to the  
house at the end of the night. That way, everyone's a 
winner! (Thanks for the donation in advance!)

Play your fave arcade games, thanks to Ellis Amusements!)

The DCI bar will be serving up house wine and SOCKEYE BEER

You'll find Archie's Place and their addictive grilled cheese out back

Show us your dance moves - Bread & Circus will be playing

Ben & Jerry's will be scooping ice cream

Whole Foods will satisfy your craving for chocolate

#DCIdaho #ForAll2Explore
 

 

More Info Here and Here

 

BEER CALENDAR BEER_CALENDAR


THURSDAY, MAY 21ST:

* 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 - 6:00 pm: IDAHO BOURBON DISTILLERY Ribbon Cutting

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

* 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: BEER Tasting @ Boise Co-Op w/CALDERA BEER & BBQ Sauce w/Caldera Rauch Urbock; Also sampling Hopportunity Knocks, Pale Ale & Mogli

* 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Thirsty Thursday / Pint Night & New BEER Release @ EDGE

* 7:00 pm: Karaoke @ CRESCENT BREWING

* 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 22ND:

* 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

* 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm: EDGE BREWING Tap Takeove @ Albertsons - Columbia Village 

* 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm: CROOKED FENCE Tap Takeover @ Albertsons 16th & State: Growler Special: F ill one, get one 1/2 off on all Crooked Fence BEER. We will also have Longdrop Cider. Brewery Rep on hand to talk about their beer and hand out free goodies!
BEERS On Tap: 
~Welcome to Idaho Amber Ale
~Put a Bird On It Session IPA
~Forest Dweller Summer Seasonal Pale
~Trainwreck Red Ale

* 6:00 pm: Live Music @ SLANTED ROCK BREWING

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

* 7:30 pm: Pro Comedy Show @ CRESCENT BREWING 

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

SATURDAY, MAY 23rd:

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

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

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

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Live Music @ EDGE BREWING  More Info Here

* 9:00 pm: Ontario Boxing Club Benefit @ BERTS GROWLER GARAGE: Stand-Up Comedy Show, Silent Auction, Food & BEER! ALL ticket proceeds go to the benefit

SUNDAY, MAY 24TH: 

* 11:00 am - 8:00 pm: EDGE $2 Off All Growler Fills; Kids Eat Free All Day

* 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

MONDAY, MAY 25TH:

 

* 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! 


TUESDAY, MAY 26TH:

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

* 11:00 am - 10:00 pm: $2 Street Tacos @ EDGE All Day

* 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

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH:

* 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

* 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Ladies Night @ BERTS GROWLER GARAGE: Food & Drink Specials, Vendors & Prizes!  More Info Here

* 6:00 pm: A Brewery & BIER:THIRTY with LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY

* 6:00 pm: ANDERSON VALLEY Pint Night @ PRE FUNK NAMPA

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

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

* 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Live Music @ HIGHLANDS HOLLOW BREWHOUSE

THURSDAY, MAY 28TH:

* 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 - 6:30 pm: BEER Tasting @ Boise Co-Op with EDGE BREWING: " This event is free of charge. We will have our Obligatory IPA, Blackwater, and Imperial Red. Edge Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions." 

* 6:00 pm: A Brewery & BIER:THIRTY with ANDERSON VALLEY BREWING: 
Featuring:
Anderson Valley Rye Barl
Anderson Valley Dreef Fooper Experimental IPA
Anderson Valley Rosy Barl
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink, and the Holy Gose

* 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 29TH:

* 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

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

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

SATURDAY, MAY 30TH:

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

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

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

SUNDAY, MAY 31ST: 

* 11:00 am - 8:00 pm: EDGE $2 Off All Growler Fills; Kids Eat Free All Day

* 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

 


* June 3rd: Alive After Five Begins!  Music Line-Up Here

* June 4th: Idaho Botanical Garden - Great Garden Escape Series Begins!

* 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! 

BEER MISC BEERMISC


*** IDAHOBREWMAG ***  Idaho's Only Craft BEER Magazine!
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Follow this link for a complete listing of Breweries in the Gem State:  

*** BOISE BREW MINUTE ***  Check out the latest interview by Woody Sobey: (Two Episodes This Week!)
~ Boise Brew Minute (episode 34) - Tarn at  Home Brew Stuff  tells us about  Big Brew , an annual event put on by the  American Homebrew Association  to encourage  home brewing . This year they offered three recipes for brewers to select and we discussed the  Kolsch  Listen Here

~ Boise Brew Minute (episode 35) - Kainoa from BuckSnort Root Beer talks about how to make root beer, how he got into it and where home brewers can go for supplies and ideas. Outside of the interview, this is great root beer. I wrote up my first attempt at making rootbeer a few years ago. It wasn't as good as BuckSnort, but it's gotten better since then. It's faster and easier to brew than beer. If you brew and you've never made root beer, you should give it a try Listen Here

 

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* Contact MyDD, DESIGNATED DRIVERS FOR HIRE, 7 Days a Week, 6:00 pm to 3:30 am, getting both you AND your vehicle home safely. Call or Text 208-918-0987 or for more info  http://www.myddrivers.com/ (Use Your BOISE BEER BUDDIES Membership Card and Receive $2 Off!)