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We Tried Local Breweries-- Here's Where You Should Go

Last updated May 21, 2018 by Totally Boise

Mad Swede

Photo by: Mad Swede Facebook

This brewery is open everyday, with hours varying. Children are welcome until 8pm and dogs are also welcome, however make sure you have their leash. You will find 10+ beers on tap. They host a comedy open mic on Monday's, team trivia on Thursday's and have been known to have paint and sip classes on Sunday's. Shuffleboard, darts and board games can also be found in the tasting room. Stop by and say hi to the local couple behind this viking themed brewery.

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Mother Earth


Even though this brewery is located in Nampa, it is well worth the drive out to it. They have 16+ tables and 20 beers to pick from. Dogs are allowed inside and you might even get to see @Baxter.the.frenchie. This brewery is originally from San Diego, but has been a hit in Boise so far. They have a triple IPA coming out soon that will definitely be sought after. They put on random events from time to time - for example, a girl scout cookie pairing and an ugly sweater christmas party event. Check out their event calendar to pick your next event to go to!

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Photo by: Chelsey Seefeld

This tucked away neighborhood brewery is a neat place. It has a huge open concept with a ton of seating to accommodate patrons. Kids are allowed as well as your dogs. They have different food trucks every day. They hose trivia on Wednesday's and also do live music (check their calendar for dates). They have 4 TVs to watch your favorite sporting events on. Eric, the manager, is there often and will be more than helpful to finding your new favorite beer.

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White Dog

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This brewery is settled in Table Rock restaurant's old venue. It is the perfect place for them; with more than enough seating to accommodate different party sizes to a whole bunch of tasty beers. I was lucky to taste quite a few and they are delicious. Dan, the owner, is so friendly and will strike up a conversation with you to get to know his customers better. They also have outside seating and 4 TVs going. They too are dog and kid friendly. Smoke and Thyme food truck is there every day (and their menu looks so tasty!). Check out their Facebook events to see their trivia and live music nights. *They also have a great deal of filling your growler for $7 on Mondays.

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Lost Grove

Photo by: Lost Grove Facebook

This cool brewery (the name has a pretty sweet meaning behind it - ask one of the employees) is open everyday, hours varying, with lots of seating to meet everyone's needs (inside and outside on those nice days). You will find 12+ delicious beers on tap, some permanent and others being seasonal. They have food trucks outside on most days. Monday's are bingo nights, Thursday's are for trivia and Friday's they have live music.

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Longdrop Cider

Photo by: Long Drop Facebook

For all of you cider fans, Longdrop is the place to be. Right off of Capitol street, you will find numerous tables inside and patio seating. They do a rad happy hour in which every $1 from your purchase of a pint goes to CATCH - Boise’s housing first organization, which provides housing first to the underhoused. Check out their event calendar for fun evenings such as “Thinks & Drinks Science” and paint n sips as well. Smoke & Thyme food truck also provides food.

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