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Boise is Rad

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Boise is Rad


*Originally written by Emily Palmer who quit

Idaho?! No, U-da—O.K. we won’t go there. Being an Idahoan (Idahoer? Idahoian?) there is nothing I enjoy more than bragging about what an amazing and beautiful place this is while simultaneously making bad jokes about it. I’m sure other Idaho natives have the same feelings.. To get to the real point of this blog post, Iron Horse Brewery is excited that our delicious beers can now enter the mouths of Boiseans.

This is a very influential time for the craft beer industry in Boise; it is also a very influential time for Kanye West’s presidential candidacy. One of these things is very good and one is very bad, but I’ll let you be the judge. Have you made up your mind yet? I hope that wasn’t too hard. Idaho has an extensive history of brewing and is the birthplace to so many great breweries, hop and barley farms (not to be confused with our many, many potato fields). With that being said, we at Iron Horse Brewery realize that Boise must know good beer! So we are putting that theory to the test.

We will enter the Boise market on October 19th and to celebrate we have a week full of beer tasting, growler filling, keg emptying and charity fundraising awesomeness coming your way, Boise. If there is anything I know about the good people of Idaho, it is that they know how to enjoy a good beer. At Iron Horse Brewery, we also like good beer. Good beer that you can drink and enjoy with your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and even your grandma, especially your grandma.

Boise truly does have something for everyone and for every season. With fall right around the corner (I say that because even though it is already October it has been 80 degrees here so I don’t really believe it) there are a whole new list of fun things to do! I’m a big hockey fan so one of my favorite past times is to attend as many Idaho Steelheads games as possible.The minor league hockey team never disappoints. Action packed games…and beers are a buck on ladies nights!

To add to that, Idaho has some of the most amazing mountains to ski and snowboard on. In Boise we are lucky enough to have our own private ski hill just minutes from town. Bogus Basin is the best mountain to head up after work for a little night skiing.

I have lived all over the Gem State and I can tell you that there is nowhere quite like Boise. Community is number one in this place. The value that people in Boise put into getting out into the community, putting on events and being a part of nature is what makes this such an awesome place to be.  Being able to live here and introduce a new brand of great beers to all my Idahomies makes it that much better!

Here are some events we have planned to help you avoid your real responsibilities:

Monday, October 19th:

  • Whole Foods – Cozy Sweater and Finger Gun can tasting. Draft tasting. 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Tuesday October 20th:

  • Albertson’s Food Center (16th & State) – Cozy Sweater and Finger Gun can tasting. Mocha Death and Light Rail growler station. 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Taphouse – Tap takeover. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Wednesday October 21st:

  • Albertson’s Food Center (Columbia Village) – Cozy Sweater and Finger Gun can tasting. Mocha Death and Light Rail growler station. 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Bier Thirty – Tape takeover. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Thursday October 22nd:

  • Albertson’s Food Center (Veterans Curtis) – Cozy Sweater and Finger Gun can tasting. Growler station. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Bittercreek Alehouse – Tap takeover. 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.


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