OK, let's get this out of the way: Yes, 10 Barrel is an Oregon-owned company, but an editorial decision was made this year that breweries creating distinct beers here in Boise would be eligible for Best of Boise. Lo and behold, it was a lucky decision for 10 Barrel, which in its less-than-a-year in business in the City of Trees has quickly become a favorite destination for downtown beer lovers. 830 W. Bannock St., Boise, 208-344-5870, 10barrel.com.
Second Place: Crooked Fence Barrelhouse, cfbarrelhouse.com
Third Place: Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, highlandshollow.com
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