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Autumn Ales—Boise’s Brewers Offer a Fine Arrangement of Beers and Food for the Fall Season

Posted by Andrew Mentzer. Woe is me. It’s shoulder season. I can’t ski yet and it’s far too cold to jump in the river. It only makes sense that this happens to be the finest time of year for seasonal beers and comfort grub at many Idaho brewpubs. While fall temps may have dropped, it’s […]

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week in Idaho!

For a state that is one of the country’s leading producers of hops and barley, only 31 beer-making businesses are scattered across Idaho, bringing the count close to its peak in 1888 (pre-prohibition) when there were 33 breweries across the territory.  Today, Idaho  brew masters are brewing a “boutique style” of liquid gold that is becoming […]

A Craft Ale Trail Through Western Idaho. Harvest Idaho – One Bite at a Time

For a state that is one of the country’s leading producers of hops and barley, only 30 beer-making businesses scatter across Idaho, close to its peak in 1888 when Idaho had 33 breweries across the territory.  Pre-prohibition the excitement was fueled by the unquenchable thirst of camp miners in search of gold.  Now, the excitement […]

Bordellos, BBQ and Brews

As noted in an earlier post, I had the opportunity to spend a few days recreating in and around Wallace in northern Idaho, where much of the city is on the National Register of Historic Places. Outdoor recreation is everywhere, but I would be remiss if I overlooked Wallace’s downtown amenities. As a buy-local kind […]