Sockeye Brewery Looks For City Approval for New Wholesale Location

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In the current issue of Boise Weekly, we meet the men and women behind seven new local breweries slated to open in the near future: Blackbird Brewing, Bogus Brewing, Cloud 9 Brewery, County Line Brewing, Edge Brewing, Haff Brewing and Woodland Empire Ale Craft.

Meanwhile, owners of Sockeye Brewery are poised to go before Boise's Planning and Zoning Commission Monday, Nov. 4 in search of a special exception so they can move forward with an expansion of their already-under-construction brewpub on West Fairview Ave. The brewpub will be Sockeye's second location after first opening a brewery on Cole Road.

While the Fairview location is already set to include a bar, dining area and brewery, brewery representatives are expected to tell city officials Monday that they now want to build an attached wholesale operation where they will move out kegs of their products from a 15,000-square-foot warehouse. If all goes as planned, they hope to open in 2014.