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America On Tap Beer Festival

Saturday, March 28


Getting a lover of fizzy yellow beer to try a craft brew can be like asking a barbecue afficionado to try the tempeh. For that person, craft beers are "foofy" or they don't taste right.

While Alefort is bringing a slate of craft beers to downtown Boise during the Treefort Music Fest (see Page 24), another big brew fest is happening farther to the west.

The America On Tap Beer Festival, set to take place at the Ford Idaho Center on Saturday, March 28, is another good opportunity to ease your favorite yellow-beer lover into a broader pallette (and palate) of beer.

More than 100 craft breweries from around the region will be represented, with local favorites like Payette, Sockeye and Crooked Fence making appearances along with the likes of Big Sky, Odin, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada and Rogue. Add to that live music and plenty of food, and you have enough evidence to convince just about anybody that craft beer is where it's at.