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Dads Celebrate Father's Day Early With Brew-Festivus

Saturday, June 15


Remember the Festivus episode of Seinfeld, when George Costanza's dad invented the holiday, invited the Seinfeld gang over for dinner and challenged everyone to feats of strength and a barrage of brutal honesties?

That episode encapsulated the spirit of fatherhood, presenting an image of a man disenchanted with ho-hum, rote observances of conventional holidays and with a penchant for both awkwardness and inventiveness.

Get inventive yourself this Father's Day by celebrating a day early with a staple of fatherhood: beer. Brewers from around the Treasure Valley are getting together Saturday, June 15, at PowerHouse Event Center for Brew-Festivus For The Rest of Us, a celebration of Boise's growing beer community.

From 3 p.m.-midnight, craft breweries Crooked Fence Brewing, The Ram, Slanted Rock Brewing, Payette Brewing Co., Kilted Dragon, Highlands Hollow Brewhouse, Sockeye Brewing and 10 Barrel Brewing will have enough beer on hand to leave dad feeling the love the next day.

And while "brew" is in the gathering's name, there will also be food from B29 Streatery, Brewforia and Basilio's Tacos for those who need some eats to go with the copious consumption of liquid treats. The whole event will be set to live DJ music.

Tickets are $25 and include 15 beer vouchers good for—you guessed it—suds and good times.