Touring Around Boise – Part 2 – Boise Brewing

As I mentioned in Touring Around Boise Part 1 Touring Around Boise – Part 1, we were walking all around the city of Boise and taking in all the sights, which means we also worked up quite a thirst. Boise Brewing was where we decided to stop and sit back to relax for awhile before resuming our walking tour of the city.

“At Boise Brewing, we’re brewing up more than great beer, we’re building a community. Back in 2012, Collin Rudeen first came up with the idea of opening a brewery when he signed up for a community garden. He wondered why there couldn’t be a fresh pint of his favorite craft beverage for pickup along with his monthly box of vegetables. Just like that, Boise Brewing was born. From the birth of the idea to opening day took about two years to gather together all of the right pieces. Collin hired Lance Chavez as head brewer and together they began working on recipes, scoping out locations, and raising capital. Since then, Boise Brewing has been raising the bar for craft beer in Boise. From holding their first fresh-hop beer festival (Hoptober Freshtival) less than 5 months after their opening to collaborating with other breweries and local entities for beers and events, Boise Brewing has quickly become a staple in the Boise beer scene. They opened up a second round of investments to expand production in 2017. With this expansion they are currently producing nearly 2,000 barrels/year and still growing to meet demand.

Boise Brewing has won a lot of awards for their innovative brews.

The staff hard at work.

I am NOT a beer drinker, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the process. While Traci and Karen enjoyed a cold brew or two, I enjoyed a specialty brew of a different kind. I enjoyed Boise’s own special brand of root beer, Buck Snout.

They also had some live entertainment for our listening pleasures too.

Boise Brewing is located at 521 W. Broad Street, Boise, ID 83702. You can call them at (907) 382-6210 or you can contact them online at or on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook too. Either way, make sure you stop by and say “hi” the next time you are thirsty and are in town.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

16 thoughts on “Touring Around Boise – Part 2 – Boise Brewing”

      1. About 15 miles…right before you get to Boise (we are a suburb). We could go to “The Village,” you would like it, lots of great restaurants!


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