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

Black Friday celebrating Imperial Stouts and Porters

Linda Richcreek - Monday, November 25, 2013

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Into The Abyss

Brian Golden - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What a treat it was to try a four year vertical of Deschutes' popular "The Abyss" Double Imperial Stout at Bittercreek last night.  They broke out kegs of 2010, 2011, 2012 and the newly released 2013 for side by side comparisons, and the only thing more impressive than the beer was the crowd that turned out.  Beer lovers young and old sat shoulder to shoulder and marveled at the subtle nuances brought out by cellar aging, while enjoying the dense, rich chocolaty flavors and aromas that are the hallmark of this world class beer. ..

Farm Man Challenge

Linda Richcreek - Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Sat. Oct. 26th | Linder Farms off Eagle Rd at I-84
The 4th Annual FarmMan Challenge is an unusual obstacle run where halloween and all your favorite autumn objects collide and become some of the most challenging obstacles. Red Bull will be sampling some of their flavors.
http://www.farmmanchallenge.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Farm.Man.Challenge  ..

That is right- SHINER BOCK

Brian Golden - Monday, October 21, 2013

The unquenchable thirst for American craft ales has brought rise to an equally powerful thirst for American craft lagers (note the word craft), and we are pleased to welcome one of the most storied to our portfolio: Shiner Bock. ..

Bicycle racing meets beer = Crosstoberfest

Linda Richcreek - Thursday, October 17, 2013

The 10th Annual Festival of Beer and Cycling | Oct. 18-19 ..

Red Bull Presents: "McConkey" at the Egyptian on Thursday 10/24

Linda Richcreek - Wednesday, October 09, 2013

“McConkey” is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives. In a new film from Red Bull Media House in association with Matchstick Productions, “McConkey” celebrates the life of one of the world’s ultimate innovators.  ..

Cicerone Exam comes to Boise

Brian Golden - Thursday, October 03, 2013

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Oktoberfest Arrives

Brian Golden - Thursday, September 19, 2013

Boise finally got its first breath of fall overnight, giving all our air conditioners a well deserved vacation!  The sudden dip in temperature got me thinking about fall beer, and nothing says fall beer more than Oktoberfest! ..

Bittercreek Pumpkin Firkin Event

Linda Richcreek - Thursday, September 05, 2013

When: October 23rd
Pouring: Elysian Brewing Pumpkin Cask Ale, Night Owl, Dark o'Moon, Great Pumpkin, Hop Squash IPA  ..

Last Piece of the Puzzle- Welcome Payette

Brian Golden - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

It has been a jigsaw puzzle a long time in the making, but we have finally placed the last piece.  It is our privilige to welcome Payette Brewing, in all packages and all markets, to the Hayden Beverage family. ..