by Andrew Crisp
Thirsty Boiseans should clear their calendars Monday, April 22. Construction fences surrounding a much-anticipated project in downtown Boise have come down, signaling the impending opening of Bend, Ore.'s, 10 Barrel Brewing in its second location.
Crews have worked since late 2012 to put together 10 Barrel's Boise restaurant and brewery, located at 830 W. Bannock St. Co-owner Garrett Wales took time out of training a roster of new employees Thursday—approximately 115-120—to tell Boise Weekly the new Boise brewpub will begin serving customers for lunch at 11 a.m., Monday, April 22.
"We just kinda roll the doors open," said Wales. "We'll do a big party in six weeks or so when we get our feet under us, and get everything dialed in. For right now, we want to roll open the doors and see what happens."
Fans of the brewery's Apocalypse IPA and the malty S1NISTOR Black Ale should expect much the same feel as the company's Bend location. His staff is training ahead of a private event at the new location held the evening of Saturday, April 20.
Wales said to expect "great food, great beer, and great service."