My Wife and I had a great time at Big Brew Day sponsored by HomeBrewStuff.com on Saturday.
The smell of boiling wort permeated the area with lots of homebrewers brewing their beer and some of the homebrewers talking about taking the next step and opening their own Breweries.
There were four Brewers offering their samples there that plan to open new Breweries in the Area. We got to sample beer from CountyLine Brewery, Haff Brewing, Powderhaus Brewing and BearIsland Brewing.
Both Haff Brewing and Powderhaus Brewing plan to open the Breweries in Garden City within the next 5 months. They would become the 15th and 16th Craft Breweries in the Area.
I enjoyed talking to Tyler Schmidt about his new Powderhaus Brewery which will be located in a building that will be built on a vacant lot in Garden City. He had a one barrel brewing system at the Big Brew Day that will be their R&D Test system in the new brewery.
Brian Haff was pouring his Lucky Peak Ale with Citra. He was very excited about hiring his new head brewer, Derek Anderson. Derek is well know in the area with brewing experience both at The RAM and Table Rock Brew Pub. I look forward to drinking the beer at Haff Brewing next August.
We had a great time meeting Beth from BearIslandBrewing. She would become the third female brewmaster in the valley when she opens her brewery.
I plan to divulge more information about these new area breweries in upcoming blogs.
In the mean time, check out the latest additions to the breweries list the the BoiseBeerCulture Website.