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Wood-Aged Beers and Food on Wheels

Bier:Thirty hosts a big 'ol beer tasting, while food trucks rally


If you missed Payette Brewing's raucous Black Friday dark beer extravaganza last weekend, you can still get in on some high-potency barrel-aged action. This weekend, Bier:Thirty is hosting Weekend in the Woods, a celebration of wood-aged beers, which include imperial stouts, sours, barleywines, porters and IPAs.

The lineup so far includes Stone Brewing Co.'s Old Guardian Oak-Smoked Barleywine, 2012 Double Bastard Ale aged in red wine barrels, 2013 Firestone Walker Parabola, Deschutes' Black Butte XXV, Widmer Brothers' Old Embalmer aged in pinot noir barrels, North Coast's Old Rasputin XV, Grand Teton Brewing Company's Barrel-Aged Huckleberry Sour, Crooked Fence's Barrel-Aged Sins of our Fathers Imperial Stout and Payette's Imperial Saison aged in chardonnay barrels.

The event runs from Saturday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. until Sunday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m.

And in other food event news, the Food Truck Rally is hosting two happenings in December, each featuring a different lineup of trucks. The first rally goes down Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Eagle Sports Complex during the Idaho State Cyclocross Championships. Trucks include Brown Shuga Soul Food, Kilted Kod, Bel Cibo, Voluptuous Vittles, Boise Fry Company, Basilios Tacos and The Funky Taco.

The following day, Sunday, Dec. 15, there will be another rally at the North End Organic Nursery from 12-6 p.m. Trucks include Riceworks, Mythical Munchies, Saint Lawrence Gridiron, P. Ditty's Wrap Wagon, Free Range Brewery, Cacicia's Old World Sicilian Foods, A Cupcake Paradise and Archie's Place.

NEON encourages biking or walking due to limited parking and is also collecting toys for the Toys for Tots program.

If all the kimchi talk in this week's paper got you salivating for Korean cuisine, you'll have to wait a little while longer to get a bowl of bibimbap in a Boise restaurant. K-Fusion Korean Barbecue and Grill was originally supposed to open at 1716 S. Broadway Ave. in the beginning of November, but the opening has been delayed. Owner Joon Park said he is still waiting on permits from the city before he can announce the restaurant's new opening date.

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