Starting now, Beer & Blog will be at 5:00 on Tuesdays at the Falcon Tavern. It should be a good change for a number of reasons.
The Front Door is a great pub. They serve a bunch of hard-to-find beers on a hyperactive rotation in proper glassware at proper temperatures. I love ‘em, and I’ll keep going there. Their wi-fi isn’t quite up to snuff and their beer selection can be a bit daunting for casual beer drinkers. I know, I know, they have a full bar. But they don’t have yellow beer, and they don’t have Guinness (for @daveredford). Personally, I’m not remotely put off by either case, but it has been an issue for others. The Falcon has easy beer for most folks and a solid rotation of micros & seasonals for the rest of us.
Tuesdays are great. Thursdays is prime real estate for events like Ignite, First Thursday, Kickstand, BYP, etc. Mondays are a chore and no pint will change that. Wednesdays…well Wednesdays may have worked pretty well, too. Tuesdays are a good day since the week is rolling along strong and it’s time for a beer break. Plus, @LGM1 has class in PDX on Tuesdays, so there’s an added bonus!
Really, it comes down to the fact that Tuesdays aren’t Fridays. Fridays seemed to interfere with people’s early weekend plans. Plus, there aren’t many happy hours on Fridays. The Falcon has $2 pints until 6:00 on weekdays, so that’s a big bonus. Grab a couple pints and a cup of their kick-ass Irish potato soup or cajun fries, and Tuesday is complete.
Never been? Come tonight!
As always, blogging is not required (and is seldom ever done, honestly). @daveredford and I hang out and talk about hacks. @reuseum or @a73x swing through some time and get all gadget geeky. @lgm1 & @krissaw talk about economics & policy stuffs. Beer & Blog Boise is really just a happy hour for geeks and creatives. Come on down. If it’s your first Beer & Blog, you may convince me to grab your first pint.
Great news for the brewers in Ponderay: Laughing Dog is EXPANDING! After opening its doors in 2005, the award-winning brewery distributes to over 10 states on both coasts. Starting in January, it will grow its capacity from 4,500 barrels to 6,300 barrels per year as it moves into an old K-Mart building where there is plenty room for even further expansion.
Co-owner Fred Colby said of Laughing Dog’s culture
“I never want the brewery to go beyond the point where we’re not hand crafting beer any more,” he said. “The day we have to put in a 100 barrel brew house, I no longer want anything to do with it, simply because it’s not a hand-crafted product any more. When you get that big, it’s all automated and you’re just pushing buttons. I like the fact that we still do things by hand here.”
Way to go, LD! Prost to your spirit, passion, craftsmanship and success! *gulp*
Dandilion Ale? Why yes, please!
New Belgium, Dandelion Ale
Czechvar, Premium Lager
Sierra Nevada, Brown Saison
Terminal Gravity, IPA
North Coast, Acme IPA
Sierra Nevada, Southern Hemisphere
Tilburg Dutch Brown Ale
Bridgeport, Blue Heron Pale Ale
Rogue, XS Imperial Porter
Grand Teton, Lost Continent
Beer Valley, Leafer Madness Imperial Pale Ale
Hales, Cream Ale (nitro)
Full Sail, Keelhauler (cask)
Tonight’s Beer & Blog comes on the heels of Girls in Tech’s entrance into Boise. We hope plenty of techesses find their way to the Front Door for a tasty pint of Twilight after work today.
- Hale’s, “IX” Belgian Gold
- North Coast, Old Stock
- Sierra Nevada, Brown Saison
- Terminal Gravity, IPA
- North Coast, Acme IPA
- Delirium Noel
- Sierra Nevada, Southern Hemisphere
- Deschutes, Twilight
- Paulaner, Hefeweizen
- Oscar Blues, Mama’s Little Yella Pils
- Rogue, XS Imperial Porter
- Grand Teton, Lost Continent
- Rogue, Somer Orange Honey Ale
- Hales, Cream Ale (nitro)
- Hale’s, Super Goose IPA (cask)
Last week, I spent my time with @daveredford trying to figure out how to make the VidoopCAPTCHA plug in work only to learn two days later that Vidoop is no more. This week, I’m going to take a closer look at Google Wave and get some details for Ignite Boise put to bed.
Here’s a list of this week’s tap selection at the Front Door this week. Prost!
Hale’s, “IX” Belgian Gold
Hoegaarden, Belgian White
Full Sail, LTD
Hale’s, Super Goose IPA
Hale’s, Aftermath Imperial IPA
Georgetown, Chopper Red Ale
Georgetown, Manny’ Pale Ale
Ayinger, Brau Weisse
Pike’s, Naughty Nellie Golden Ale
Laughing Dog, Alpha Dog Imperial IPA
Grand Teton, Black Cauldron
Sierra Nevada, Kellerweis
Hale’s, Stout (nitro)
Hale’s, Irish Ale (cask)
The Front Door has some good goop on tap for tonight’s Beer & Blog. See you there in a couple hours!
- Deschutes, Mirror Mirror
- Kostritzer, Lager
- Rogue, XS Imperial Porter
- North Coast, Pranqster Belgian Golden
- Bridgeport, IPA
- Full Sail, Keelhauler
- Sockeye, Hopnoxious Imperial IPA
- Laughing Dog, IPA
- Laughing Dog, Dogfather Imperial Stout
- Pike’s, Naughty Nellie Golden Ale
- Sockeye, Fools Gold
- Laughing Dog, Alpha Dog Imperial IPA
- Grand Teton, Black Cauldron
- Czechvar, Lager
- Hale’s, Stout (nitro)
- Deschutes, Mirror Pond Pale Ale (cask)
Thanks to everyone who showed up to the first Beer & Blog at the Front Door.
For those who still haven’t heard Beer & Blog is a weekly meet up, so come to the Front Door next Friday, too!
For those who missed it last week, we met up at the Front Door, ordered some super dope, heavy, tasty beers, ate some pizza, troubleshot a few blog problems we had and just sorta hung out. It was a great way to kick off the long weekend.
Some folks blogged more than they beered.
Others beered more than they blogged
But all seemed to have a great time and vowed to come again.