Corks, Kegs and Commentary

Events, news and musings from the crew at Hayden Beverage Company. Information on beer, wine and events in the state of Idaho

Happy New Year!

Brian Golden - Monday, December 31, 2012
Just a quick note to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe 2013 from all of us here at Hayden Beverage!  We have worked hard to make sure all your favorite watering holes are well stocked with bubbles and brews, so designate a driver and ring 2013 in with style!

Malbec To The Main Stage

Brian Golden - Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December always means two things for me.  First, I will have to embark on the always futile journey to find a Christmas present for my father, and second, my phone will start ringing with special requests from "friends" who know I am in the wine industry.  It must be the holidays, and it must be TOP 100 season, that one time of year when wine fans hope to land their hands on whatever selections the crew at Wine Spectator has deemed worthy of the phrase "Year's Best." ..

And for this We Give Thanks

Dodds Hayden - Sunday, November 25, 2012

As my family went around the Thanksgiving table naming things for which we were thankful, my mind was occupied by the place we live.  ..

A Beverage Battle Royale

Brian Golden - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wine dinners are always fun, and beer dinners are all the rage.  But a five course beer vs. wine dinner?  Now that is just downright awesome.  And that is exactly what we are serving up for you next Thursday, November 1st at Bella Aquila in Eagle.  It is gonna be grapes against grog in a knock-down, drag out battle to win your palate. ..

Great American Beer Festival Hands Out The Hardware

Brian Golden - Monday, October 15, 2012

Blue Ribbons turned to gold medals over the weekend, as Pabst Brewing Company not only walked away with the gold medal for "American Style Lager," but was also awarded the coveted "Large Brewing Company of the Year" award.  As a proud distributor of their products in several markets, we would like to congratulate all the people associated with bringing home such success! ..

Victory: Nearly as Tasty as Beer

Brian Golden - Wednesday, October 03, 2012

You likely didn't see the highlights on ESPN, no matter how late you stayed up, but a fine performance was turned in Tuesday night by Hayden's softball team.  There were the usual flashes of brilliance combined with the unavoidable streaks of foolishness, but when the stakes were highest, everyone found a way to come through. ..

Sierra Nevada By Storm

Brian Golden - Friday, September 28, 2012

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is taking over the taps of Bown Crossing tomorrow. ..

No Stopping Idaho!

Brian Golden - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

As our customers continue to seek and demand quality local products, we continue to strive to house the best of Idaho wines in our portfolio.  Well chalk up another victory, as we are proud to announce the addition of Wood River Cellars to the Hayden family! ..

Hail the Gladiators

Dodds Hayden - Tuesday, September 18, 2012


And On the 6th day.....He tailgaited

Dodds Hayden - Friday, September 14, 2012