Jan. 14, 2016

Booming Boise Breweries

Ever since the ancient Babylonians brewed the world’s first batch of beer, people have been crafting different variations hoping to perfect their own unique style. Fortunately for me, I live in a city where such experimentation is alive and well.

The City of Trees is home to a bustling community of brewers and beeristas who believe in making the world a tastier place by brewing out-of-this-world homestyle drafts. If you’re looking for a brew that’s just right for you, I know a couple grain-wranglers and hop-whisperers in Boise that you should check out. Here’s my list of 9 must-visit breweries in Boise with my personal favorite selections from each location.

May. 3, 2016

An Inside Look At Payette Brewing’s New Boise Brewhouse

The City of Trees is home to a bustling community of brewers, and Mike Francis, Payette Brewing Company’s founder, is leading the charge. Mike was an industrial engineer for Boeing Company in Seattle before abandoning the corporate life and becoming a grain wrangler. After receiving his degree in Brewing Technology from Chicago’s Siebel Institute of Technology, he returned to Boise on a mission and soon after established Payette Brewing Company in 2010. Six years later, Mike’s expanding the brewery’s Northwest footprint and leading the craft brewing charge in Idaho.

Mar. 15, 2016

New Brewery, Tasting Room Plans To Open Near Boise State

Proximity to campus is the obvious angle for newcomer Lost Grove Brewing, which received approval from the Boise City Planning and Zoning Commission last week to open a brewery and tasting room at 1026 S. La Pointe St. The 5,048-square-foot building, just west of Capitol Boulevard, formerly held House of Wheels, Inc. You’ll see that it’s a stone’s throw from student apartments.

Lost Grove will be “a bike friendly and dog friendly place to go with family and friends. (Jacob Black) hopes to bring some energy and life back to this industrial block structure.”