- Peter Lovera
Alefort, located near the Treefort Main Stage, is free to the public. Attendees will need to bring or buy a reusable cup, and this year they will find beers organized by flavor and story rather than by brewery. For example, there will be the main Alefort Bar, a Process and Ingredient Bar and four additional bars organized by beer type: Big and Barrel-Aged, Hoppy, Lager and Wild & Funky. Each participating brewery will, in turn, be paired with a bar that gives them the opportunity to showcase their best beer in that category.
Six cideries will also participate, including five from the Northwest and one from Vermont: Cider Sisters Cider, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Meriwether Cider, Schilling Hard Cider, Shakasbury Cider and Summit Cider. Two—Cider Sisters and Meriwether—are based in Boise, and Summit Cider is from Coeur d'Alene.
Alefort will also serve a locally curated menu with daily themes. Friday will be taco day and Sunday will feature brunch items. The highlight is Saturday, when all of the dishes will be Basque.