I remember going to the opening of the Table Rock Brew Pub back in 1991 with my wife. We were in the first group that came thru their door and one of the first to order and sample a beer. We hung out at Table Rock for a few years. We knew the owners, Mike and Peggy Fitzgerald and the Head Brewer, Terry Dennis. It was great to be able to drink beer in Idaho made by Idahoans from mostly Idaho Ingredients.
Table Rock was our restaurant of choice. Loved their Bangers and Mash and their Scottish Egg. Really like the TD's Brown Nut Ale and their Shillelagh Stout. My wife's favorite was the Orange Blossom Special. When family and friends came to town, we always took them to TR. Spent many birthdays there.
We will always have our fond memories of the times we spent there, but it really was time to go. It seemed apparent that the management was more concerned with the restaurant side the the business to the detriment of the brewery side of the business.
So now we drop back to 39 breweries in Idaho, but only for a few weeks. Bogus Brewing is on the verge of opening with expected opening dates of June 13th or June 20th from reliable sources.
There is a bright side to losing Table Rock. We will gain another Brew Pub at the same location. Rick Boyd of Brewforia and The Grind will opening another Brewforia and The Grind around September 1st.
I am thinking the will once again have some great food and great beer at 705 West Fulton.
P.S. We may even get to drink some Simian Beer there.....