We've always had a pretty good selection of wineries due to the ideal climate the Treasure Valley enjoys for at least half of the year. However it seems like everywhere you look nowadays you see a brewery. When did Boise become a beer town. Boise alone has close to 20 breweries and most of them have popped up in the last 10 years. What happened? was there a huge void that needed to be filled ? Regardless if you're a beer aficionado Boise is a good place to be and these three Boise based breweries are a must try on International Beer Day.

Sockeye Brewing opened their doors in 2002 and has been consistently building a fan base, on top of really good brews ( The Hell Diver - Pale Ale and the seasonal Cerveza Con Lima are my favs) they have delicious food and that is more like the exception to the rule when it comes to Boise breweries.

Sockeye Brewing
12542 W Fairview Avenue
Boise, Idaho 83713
(208) 322-5200


Boise Brewing has an interesting story. It was started as a joint effort when 300 beer lovers aka investors came together fund the start up. Boise brewing has a tasting room  and I'm a fan of their light pale ales. As far as their seasonal selections the Chocolate Milk Stout, and a Red Cream Ale are the ones to sample in my opinion.

Boise Brewing
521 W. Broad St.
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 342-7655


White Dog Brewing is one of those local spots that you want to support because the thought of a few friends starting a brewery in their garage and succeeding is such a beer fairy tale. Another cool element about White Dog is the location, it's about a block from the Boise River and Boise Greenbelt. Typically I wouldn't suggest a brewery for a date but this place can definitely pull it off.

If you like light beers like I do, try the River Beer but don't be fooled they have a really good Irish stout and plenty of sours.

White Dog Brewing
705 W Fulton Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 906-0609


Here are a few more Boise based breweries that are definitely worth trying on International Beer Day.

Highlands Hollow
Barbarian Brewing
Payette Brewing Company
Edge Brewing Company
Woodland Empire Ale Craft
Clairvoyant Brewing
Cloud 9 Brewery
Crooked Fence

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