It’s Idaho Beer Month!
April Showers bring May Flowers and this month we’re celebrating Garden City’s renowned local breweries. There are so many great places to sample craft beer and cider in Garden City that you could spend the entire day drinking ale and pounding pilsners. In fact, there are more wineries, cideries, and breweries per square mile in this town than anywhere else in Idaho. Get familiar with our craft breweries to get outside, enjoy a pint, and soak up some sunshine that we’ve all been waiting for!
Barbarian Brewing Taproom
While the rest of the ancient world was sipping wine, the Valhalla-loving brewers at the edge of the known world we’re delving deep into the hinterlands of taste — funky, sour, and savagely good. Barbarian Brewing honors the traditions of these wild creatures by handcrafting small-batch beers that go beyond the pale of mass-market brews.
Grab your friends to enjoy a mix of all your favorite alcoholic concoctions at Barbarian Brewing Taproom. From beers to ciders to seltzers, IPAs, Lagers, Sours, Stouts, Belgian Ales, n/a Mocktails and more, Barbarian Brewing Taproom has it all! They offer beer flights from $16-25 and food provided by Kismet Kitchen Thursday – Saturday. And they always have room for your dog!
Check out Barbarian’s great events to look forward to, like Game Night, Kolsch Night, which allows for you to enjoy a German-inspired night of dishes and take-home surprises, and their frequent new-release celebrations! Click the link to see what’s coming up on their Facebook! Barbarian Brewing – Facebook
Brown Beard Brewing
Try out Brown Beard Brewing Co., one of Garden City’s newest ale houses. They have a signature selection of house beards, carefully crafted and a special selection of Brown Beard’s personal stash from the Captain’s Cupboard!. Since their recent Grand Opening, they are hustling to keep up with demand. They’re currently open Fri-Sat-Sun, with expanded hours coming soon. You don’t want to miss out on these signature beers!
Their social media Instagram-Brown Beard Brewing holds all the secrets to their weekend festivities, upcoming events, and new releases! Food trucks provide fine fare most weekends, and Brown Beard makes sure you can always have a good time! Bring your friends and your dog to enjoy the taste of hand-made fine ales, locally brewed by the best!
Clairvoyant Brewing Company
Another great new addition to Garden City’s craft breweries is Clairvoyant Brewing, where they are Passionate about Beer! Clairvoyant offers some of the best selections on tap for every kind of brew you’re looking for and new drafts are coming soon, like their Dark Arts Stout and Highpoint Cider! They also have some of those hoppy beers and dark beers that are so original and made to accommodate you adventurous drinkers out there!
You can see all their Events at Clairvoyant Brewing so you don’t miss out on Friday Game Night Trivia fun and other activities each week! Clairvoyant shares food trucks with Brown Beard Brewing to provide food for the whole family and your dog at this “kid and dog friendly” location!
Idawild Brewing Company
Idawild Brewing Company specializes in thoughtfully crafted, small-batch brews to satisfy both the adventurous beer-drinker and those who tend to stick to conventional styles. Their specialties are smooth yet flavorful hazy IPAs and crisp, easy-drinking kettle sours. They offer options that you can’t find anywhere else, and the ever-growing tap list is sure to have a perfect option for everyone in your crew!
Their tap list is never set, so you can try something new each visit. They’ve just released a new double dry-hopped hazy that’s got all the tropical fruits and flavors you’ve been dreaming about. They also brought back their IdaWaii Sour, which completely teleports you to the beach with each sip!
Make sure to follow their social media for new events and new releases to enjoy with your family, friends, and well-behaved dogs!
Instagram → Instagram – Idawild Brewing Co.
Facebook → Idawild Brewing – Facebook
Meriwether Cider Company
If you’re looking for something truly unique, try Meriwether Cider Company, the “missing link between wine and beer. It’s fizzy and refreshing like beer, but with an aroma and mouth feel sophisticated enough to bring to your in-laws’ swanky dinner party.” You can learn more about the fascinating history of cider at Meriwether Cider | Our Story
Meriwether is THE destination for some of the best ciders in town. Beer lovers will enjoy their hopped cider, a blend of cider and the same hops you’d taste in your favorite IPA or Amber! You can see their full selection on their website, then stop into the taproom on Chinden to be at the place where the magic happens!
Meriwether is switching their Flagship Ciders from glass bottles to cans to make sure you can bring your favorite drink on any adventure, they also just announced their first non-alcoholic cider, Wild Abandon, a cider that shares the flavors of bright hibiscus, rosehip, lime, and juniper!
They’re constantly coming out with new releases, so follow their social media, and take a look at their EVENTS – Meriwether Cider Company for trivia night on Tuesday and lots of live music! Stay connected for all their happenings at Instagram Instagram- Meriwether Cider and Facebook @ Facebook – Meriwether Cider Co. !
Powderhaus Brewing Company
Check out the Alpine Inspired Powderhaus Brewing company! Specialty crafted beers made to deliver high quality taste and made in the image of outdoor enthusiasts. Be sure to get ready for spring and their newest releases during their manifest! This is the time to try some signature selections found here → Powderhaus Beers, like their new Deadfall Amber or Throw Line IPA. Want something out of the box? Try the Hinterlander Coffee Porter! Powderhaus has a selection for any taste you’re looking for, so make sure you create your own adventure through Powederhaus and try out what they’ve got brewing for the spring season!
They’ve also got an event calendar so you can know exactly when the fun really starts like their Mondo Music Monday’s every at 6 pm, or their food Truck-Rockin Q event all day where you can get some beer and food all while listening to some prime tunes and enjoying the sunshine. So download it, save it and don’t miss out on Powderhaus’ events. Head to their event page on their website for more details → Powderhaus Brewing Company | Taphaus
“Welcome to Western Collective, home to the best beer, vibes and experience in Boise.”
Known for their award-winning craft beer, boozy adult slushies, and incredible atmosphere, there’s something for everyone here! Featuring three unique indoor spaces and a massive patio, Western Collective embraces the spirit of the west. Rustic decor, high ceilings, and community seating make this an ideal venue for parties large and small, and the “raddest place in the west.”
A crucial tenet of the Western Collective philosophy is creating a place for radical inclusivity. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy craft brews, like the award-winning chocolate milk imperial stout, Hidden Lakes Express. Avid beer-avoiders can find something tasty, too, like their classic boozy slushies, handcrafted hard seltzer, and house wine. They always have options for designated drivers, kids, and the morning crowd, with the full coffee bar.
Look here for their full Beer Selections, watch for their events at Our Events — Western Collective, and enjoy their full food menu available daily, with food trucks featured throughout the year!
The Yardarm will become your neighborhood bar even if you don’t live in the neighborhood!
This is the brewery you’ve been dreaming of! This fantastic spot for upcycled beer and a great wine bar in the “beaches” neighborhood of the Garden City is only open seasonally from April through early October. It’s an experience you don’t want to miss, grabbing a fresh cold beer straight from the tap out of a storage container. Who says you need a shiny big building to sell some great beer?
Built out of new ideas and recycled/found objects, you’re invited to come claim a stool! The Yardarm was brainstormed over beers at the Corridor Surf Shop, a logical partnership! It’s a “one off” project that supplies an experience you’ll remember, so don’t miss their limited season! Their Instagram – Yardarm site lists hours and special events, with updates on the daily action. This is the perfect place to soak up some sun and wave to the river floaters!
Twisted District Brew Co.
At Twisted District Brew Co. you’ll find a range of delicious beverages including craft beers, cider/radler, hard cider, craft cocktails, wine, and many non-alcoholic options. They’ve got a popular malty beer that’s a good ol’e German-Style doppelbock, and a great coffee lovers drink honoring the Push and Pour Coffee shop, the Push and Porter. This cold brew draft is perfect for when you want that extra kick!
Twisted District has a regular menu of “shareables”, soups & salads, and too many “dog” flavors to list. You can enjoy Brunch every Saturday & Sunday, and Happy Hour is Mon-Fri from 4pm-6pm, with $3 off of Beer, Wine and Cider; $2 off Call drinks; and $1 off Well Drinks! Details of these specials and other delights are listed at Twisted District Brew Co. – Menu!
Oh, and don’t forget about Events. Thursday Trivia will put that brain power to the test, where you can show everyone who’s boss! Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays they serve up music like dueling pianos and jazz piano, or your can dance around to some amazing artists and enjoy the classical ambiance of two dudes playing all your favorite tunes on the grandest instrument of all! Check out what’s coming up with their Events Calendar!