Attention Boise beer people — If you want a preview of what Bend-based 10 Barrel Brewing will be serving at their new brewpub at 9th and Bannock Streets later this summer, check out your local bottle shop next week.
That’s because 22 ounce bottles 10 Barrel Brewing beers are about to hit local store shelves. Matt at the Boise Co-Op tells me he will have three 10-Barrel double deuces for sale, beginning Saturday: The Apocalypse IPA, S1NIST0R Black Ale, and India Session Ale.
The 22 ouncers will be in the $4 per bottle price range at the Co-Op, which puts them in the same price range as Ninkasi beers, for instance.
I’ve been able to drink 10 Barrel beers at the Great American Beer Festival and I can say they are all fine interpretations of the Pacific Northwest styles and will be a fine addition to the Boise market.
10 Barrel Brewing is planning opening a new brewpub in Boise at 9th and Bannock streets this summer. The building owned by the Idaho Department of Lands. 10 Barrel, which is based in Bend, Ore., reached a lease agreement with the state late last year.
10 Barrel plans to extensively renovate the building, including creating a large covered outdoor patio on the west corner of the building and an open dining area inside. 10 Barrel hopes to have the renovations done and the brewpub open for business by June.
10 Barrel has hired award-winning brewer Shawn Kelso to run the Boise brewpub. Kelso is well known to Treasure Valley beer nuts through his work as the brewmaster for Barley Brown's in Baker City, Ore.