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

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


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. ..

Tour de Fat Fun

Linda Richcreek - Thursday, August 22, 2013


Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show

Linda Richcreek - Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The Barley Bros. Traveling Beer Show is one of the largest craft beer festivals in the west.  Explore great craft beers, home brewing demonstrations, live music and good food.  ..


Brian Golden - Friday, July 26, 2013

Most of us hate to see the red and blue of police lights, especially if beer is involved in any way, but the upcoming Tour de Fat is one of my favorite exceptions to this rule.  It is the annual time of summer when thousands of revelers put on the craziest of outfits, saddle up their cruiser bikes and take to the streets of Boise, accompanied by a full police escort no less! ..

"HUB" in the HOUSE

Brian Golden - Monday, July 15, 2013

We are very pleased to welcome Hopworks Urban Brewery to the Hayden Beverage family!  Better known as "HUB," these Portland, OR based characters produce 100% organic and sustainably produced brews, and are routinely chosen as one of the city's best.  As of this morning, their Pig War White IPA, seasonal IPA and craft lager are all in stock, so get yours today!  Also available in 22oz bottles and 16oz cans, so there is really no excuse... ..