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Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show

Saturday, Aug. 6-Sunday, Aug. 7 at Ann Morrison Park


Boiseans love beer. Nothing quenches that post-mountain-biking/river-floating/long-commute-home thirst quite like a cool brew. Boiseans also love festivals--the thousands of fans that attended the Boise Music Festival should be enough to prove that. So, put beer drinking and festivals together, and it's guaranteed that Boiseans will lose their freakin' minds.

The Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show is rolling into town with kegs a-plenty on Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7, in time to give the just recovered grass of Ann Morrison Park another good tromping. A $25 ticket gets you unlimited 4-ounce samples of more than 200 different kinds of beer. Yes, unlimited.

More than 70 breweries will be serving up the good suds, including local and regional favorites like Grand Teton, Deschutes, Laughing Dog, Payette and Full Sail. But beer's not all this event boasts. Beer games and live music from local bands will keep you entertained while one dozen-plus food vendors dish out delicious eats, like beef brisket and catfish po'boys from Mickey Ray's BBQ, fries from the Boise Fry Co., and ice cream from Ben & Jerry's.

Also, make sure to check out the Brewathalon Homebrew Competition, which will also take place during the festival.