Best German Incursion

Prost!

Staff Pick

Bier, bier glorious bier. The Irish and Scots have whiskey and scotch. Mezcal and tequila are muy sabroso. Caribbean rum is second to none. No one—but no one—does bier like the Germans, and danke for that, you Nordic brewmeisters. If not for your skills we'd suffer a shortage of steins, boots and pilsners, plus lagers for pour-age. OK, enough "poetry." Long story short, downtown Boise got a little more beery this summer with the opening of Prost! Boise—part of a regional chain of German-themed pubs with four locations in Seattle and two in Portland, Ore. Our local Prost boasts the full Deutsche deal, with liter mugs, schnitzel, brats, plenty of sauerkraut and nothing but German imports on tap. A seasoned trinker will recognize labels like Bitburger, Hofbrau and Warsteiner, but aficionados will be pleased to see less well known braus such as Maisel's Weisse, Andechs Vollbier and Reissedorf Kolsch—and that's just talking about what's on draft. The bottle selection goes even further into Teuton territory. Like the sign says, "Prost!"

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