WEEKLY BEERMAIL
THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH - SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH


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DAILY BEER SPECIALS: Regular weekly specials and events (currently outdated, please see Note below)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

Note:
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 The DAILY BEER SPECIALS page is updated. Many of these specials no longer apply (but some do!) Cheers!


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BREW NEWS BREWNEWS

 

*** TREEFORT!*** Be sure to pick up this week's Boise Weekly  dedicated almost entirely to Treefort as summarized in Zach Hagadone's Fortress Boise; And check out info on Alefort and local restaurant Treefort Specials by BW's Tara Morgan.

 

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

More on ALEFORT via Michael Deeds @ Idaho Statesman Here

 

*** LEADBETTER CIDER COMPANY *** 
Nearing the Deadline for their Kickstarter Campaign; Check out their awesome story and contribute  HERE by 5pm on March 31st. With over 100 Backers they are just over half way to their goal of $30,000, so let's help them out. The Leadbetters would like to thank everyone who came out to their Kickstarter Party! Opening Summer 2015; Contribute and share on social media with the following Kickstarter link: 

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

*** SOCKEYE BREWING *** Video Contest:
"Sockeye brews and offers our fine, handcrafted beers in some of the West's best places for outdoor fun and adventure.
We'd love to feature our Sockeye fans out there in full throttle, so send your videos our way for a chance to be included
in a Sockeye promo-and have a shot at taking home some of our best swag or beer! We're keepin' it simple for you,
and below you'll find the details. Enjoy some action-packed adventure-just bring the camera along!"

*** CRESCENT BREWERY *** Featured in the Idaho Press-Tribune: Read  Here

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

*** 2015 BEST OF TREASURE VALLEY SURVEY *** Vote for your favorites  Here!

FEATURED EVENTS FEATUREDEVENTS


*** ALEFORT! ***

March 27th-29th.

Located on Grove just outside the Treefort Main Stage:
 

Over the past 3 years, Alefort has represented over a dozen local breweries and craft beer stores by featuring everything from small, limited batches of specialty brews to a brewery's mainstay beers.

 

Beer tokens are $2.50, and each token is redeemable for an 8oz sample.

 

Must be 21+ to enter Alefort.

 

Follow on Facebook Here

 

Friday, March 27th:
4:00pm
Firkin Friday (Simultatneous Tapping of Ten Firkins)
Presented by The Ram, Bier:Thirty, & Bittercreek Alehouse.
5:00pm
Meet your new craft beverage producers:
Longdrop Cider-Vanilla Honey Cider, Idaho Kombucha Co-Kombucha Beer Blend
6:00pm
Meet your New Breweries
CLOUD NINE: Salted Caramel Stout, Heather Ale
BEAR ISLAND: Potato IPA 
POST MODERN BREWERS: BAM Oyster Stout, Cab Franc Must Pale
5:00pm
Boise Brewing:
Jack Barrel Black Cliffs Stout, Chipotle Spiced Snowboarder Porter
Saturday, March 28th:
12:00pm
Bar Gernika: 
Stone Vertical Epic Tasting
1:00pm
Party With the Mayors Office 
(A special mayoral beer tapping)
2:00pm
Bittercreek Alehouse: 
Vintage Beer Release- La Folie '11, Alaskan Barleywine '10
3:00pm
Woodland Empire: 
High Five Double Citrus IPA, Space Stout, Belgian Barleywine
4:00pm
Crooked Fence: 
A Truely Spontaneously Fermented Blood Orange Farmhouse Ale, Wine Barrel Aged American Light Beer 
5:00pm
Sockeye Brewing: 
Whiskey Barrel Scotch Ale, Wine Barrel Apricot Golden, Gin Barrel Dagger Falls IPA
6:00pm
New Belgium: 
Oscar Worthy Coffee (unblended oscar with coffee beens), Transatlanique Kriek '11
Sunday, March 29th:
12:00pm
Boise CoOp: 
La Dolce Vida-Tour of Italian Craft Beer
1:00pm
Payette: 
Hoop & Stave #1 wine barrel Quad, Barrel Aged Suprise

*** BEER-POSIUM & Break Out Sessions: 

Friday, March 27th 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ Trailhead ***

 

This year we will have a new component of Alefort that is meant to promote Boise's beer culture beyond just beer tasters. This beer-posium will highlight the craft beer industry as a unique contributor to Boise's cultural identity and economic development.

This is FREE to the public and we encourage those to come who want to learn all aspects of the beer industry. This will include material relevant to brewers, servers, bartenders, and consumers. This event will serve as a forum that will provide information necessary for the growth of an individual, restaurant, brewery, and community.  Presentations will include: Cicerone certification, beer quality assessment, proper beer service, draft system maintenance, along with best practices for a variety of service situations.

There will be two breakout sessions:

1. The Economic Challenges and Benefits to Craft Brewing
2. Tips on how to be Environmentally Sustainable in the Craft Beer Industry

This is a new venue for collaboration and innovation in entrepreneurship. 

Time: Friday March 27th 2-6:30pm
Location: Trailhead Boise located on 8th and Myrtle in downtown Boise, Idaho
Moderators: Dave Krick & Nick Miller; Panelist: Sheila Francis.

 

The Beer-posium is made possible through the sponsorship of Washington Trust Bank. Another piece of news to share is that the largely followed beer journalist, Ashley V Rouston will be covering Alefort and visiting Boise as a beer tourist to assess our unique scene and report what we have to offer. Her trip is being funded by the Idaho State Department of Tourism.

Check out Ashley V Rouston's work as The Beer Wench!

 

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*** TREEFORT! ***
March 25th - March 29th in Downtown Boise:
Download the Treefort 2015 app for free via  TreefortMusicFest   in conjunction with Boise-based  Whitecloud Analytics
Follow on Facebook  Here
Axe Handle IPL by PAYETTE BREWING is the Official BEER of Treefort Music Fest! 

THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH:

* Hoppy Birthday Sam Boyd! 

* Now through April 6th: SOCKEYE & Slams @ Big Al's: $4 Pints of Sockeye Brews when you Fill Your Bracket; $20 BIG Nachos & 2 Pints of Sockeye Brews

* 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 

* 5:00 pm: Tree Funk @ PRE FUNK BEER BAR - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: All shows are free & no wristband is needed; 21+ Only 

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Boise Brewers Homebrew Club: Club Meeting @ CROOKED FENCE BARRELHOUSE  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 27TH:

* 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Treefort Brunch @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE: Brunch, Beer, Bloody Mary's & More, Plus Live Music! Check out  their Menu & Live Music Schedule  Here

* 12:00 pm: Treefort Second Chance Stage @ SAINT LAWRENCE GRIDIRON - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday!  More Info Here

* 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Alefort BEER-Posium @ Trailhead: See 'Featured Events' Above for Details

* 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm: WOODLAND EMPIRE: Friday and Saturday from 3-9 we are hosting Apes On Tape for an awesome music showcase. Shows are free, bands are amazing! Special Treefort Brews!

* 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 - 8:00 pm: ALEFORT! Details in 'Featured Events' Above

* 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: FireFort @  Boise Art Glass  and  FireFusion Studio  along with TreeFort Music Festival, Two Bar Productions,  Boise Brewing  and  Split Rail Winery  

* 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Flats Fridays @ CROOKED FLATS with Kayleigh Jack & Emily Tipton

* 8:00 pm: 4th Friday Comedy @ CRESCENT BREWERY in Nampa 

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH:

* 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Treefort Brunch @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE: Brunch, Beer, Bloody Marys & More, Plus Live Music! Check out their Menu & Live Music Schedule Here

* 12:00 pm - 10:00 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!"  More Info Here

* 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 - 8:00 pm: ALEFORT! Details in 'Featured Events' Above

* 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: More than 100 Craft & Specialty BEERS from More than 50 Breweries; Live Music, Food & Vendors; $35 Advance, $45 Day of Show, Includes Souvenir Glass   More Info Here

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH: 

* Hoppy Birthday Mike Francis! 

* 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Treefort Brunch @ BITTERCREEK ALEHOUSE: Brunch, Beer, Bloody Marys & More, Plus Live Music! Check out their Menu & Live Music Schedule   Here

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

* 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm: ALEFORT! Details in 'Featured Events' Above

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

MONDAY, MARCH 30TH:

 

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

 

* 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 31ST:

* Hoppy Birthday Rich Burns! 

* 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 Tom Bennett

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1ST:

* New BOISE BEER BUDDY Special @ SOCKEYE BREWING: $3 Pints of their Big Six Beers ALL THE TIME! Remember to show your BUDDY card when ordering! Stay tuned for more new Happy Hour Beer & Appetizer Specials @ Sockeye! 

* 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: Unite Red Ale Release Party @ Both SOCKEYE BREWING Pubs: 
" Sockeye Brewing is proud to announce the release of Unite Red Ale. This International Women's Collaboration Brew was created by two of our own pink boots crew members and is a fundraiser for Pink Boots Society and the  Women's and Children's Alliance  in Boise.
A tasty ruby red brew, rich with Idaho Pale and red malts, it also has four hop varieties, including Jackson Hop farms new experimental #6! We also used a clarifying enzyme which also makes it a bright, ruby red, gluten reduced beer.
We will be tapping this special brew at both Sockeye pubs at 5pm. It will also be available at  Bier:Thirty Bar Gernika  and  Taphouse  in Boise. Proceeds from your pint purchases will be used to empower women through scholarships and solid connections that offer friendships, knowledge, safety, stability, and new beginnings.
Cheers!"

* 6:00 pm: April Fool's Day with LAUGHING DOG and SELKIRK ABBEY @ Gone Rogue Pub; Hosted by Liberation Beverage Company  More Info Here

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

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

* 6:45 pm: State and Lemp BEER Dinner with PAYETTE BREWING: 
Please join us at State & Lemp for an eclectic six course dinner paired with six different Payette beers. Space is extremely limited. Call 208.429.6735 for reservations

* 7:00 pm: Winemakers Dinner @ Juniper with SPLIT RAIL WINERY  More Info Here

THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND:

* First Thursday in Downtown Boise; Watch for Details in Next Week's Beermail.

* 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 

* 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, APRIL 3RD:

* Hoppy Birthday Collin Rudeen!

* Hoppy Birthday Lexi Hamell!

* 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

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH:

* Hoppy Birthday Robert Cole! 

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

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

* 9:00 pm: Boise Weekly's 2015 Restaurant and Bar Guide Launch Party @ GRIND MODERN BURGER

SUNDAY, APRIL 5TH: 

* Hoppy Easter! 

* 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Easter Brunch @ CROOKED FLATS:  More Info Here

* 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

 

 



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

* April 11th: The GROWLER GUY Opening Celebration!

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

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

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

* 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! 

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*** IDAHOBREWMAG ***  Idaho's Only Craft BEER Magazine!
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*** BOISE BREW MINUTE ***  Check out the latest interview by Woody Sobey: Boise Brew Minute (episode 27) - David and Mckenna are organizing Alefort, the beer part of the Treefort Music Festival, this year and took time to talk to us about what to expect. Along with the unique beers we've seen before, this year, there will also be cider and kombucha. Listen Here

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