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Bask in a Bunch of Brews with the Great Idaho Brew Tour

Sunday, March 4


Beer. More beer. No driving responsibilities. How does that sound? Pretty amazing, right? Thought so. And now that we've got your attention, here's what's up.

Boise Party Bus, the company behind the wine tours of Idaho, myriad bachelor/bachelorette/prom/children's birthday parties has a genius idea. Playing on Boise's love for craft beer and the plethora of new places serving it, the bus peeps created the Great Idaho Beer Tour.

"We wanted something centered around the guys," Party Bus Office Manager K.C. Farrar said, noting that the company's winery tours garnered about 85 percent female attendees. But don't worry ladies, the tour may have been born out of that idea, but it's not filled with gender stereotypes. Just a lot of tasty brews.

The bus departs Sundays right around noon. Tour times and dates are subject to the number of people signed up, and where the bus goes may change based on breweries' hours or special events. The tour includes five hours of party bus time and trips to up to six locations, including but not limited to Sockeye Brewing Company, Highlands Hollow Brew House, Payette Brewing Company, The Ram, Brewer's Haven and Tablerock Brewpub and Grill. Disembark and head in to the beer houses, sample some suds (many places will craft beer flights or have free samples for party bus members) and then hop back on. Farrar suggests sharing flights with a friend, after having tried to consume them all himself.

"I failed miserably but I had a lot of fun trying," Farrar said.

Interested parties should email or call with their two preferred dates.