Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ale Fort Details Revealed

Posted By on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Ale Fort is the marriage of Boise’s budding music scene with its vibrant beer culture. It's also a way to stay tanked on craft beer for the entirety of the Treefort Music Fest for a measly $25.

As Ale Fort comes to fruition, new details are making it sound cooler than ever. It’s going to take place in an 80-foot dome with a chandelier hanging from the top. Also, there’s going to be a limited number of fine quality art prints for sale, numbered and signed by local artist Kelly Knopp and each of the brewers.

Furthermore, four local breweries are creating special Treefort-themed beers exclusively for the festival. Crooked Fence has come up with an orange wheat beer, Payette Brewing Co. is doing the No Girls Aloud Rye Pale Ale, The Ram brewed the SMASH IPA and 10 Barrel Brewing has a yet-to-be-named hoppy brown ale in the works.

After the jump, you can check out a near-complete list of all the beers that will be available in the Ale Fort.

Crooked Fence
*Orange Wheat
Black Beary Wheat (blackberry wheat stout)
Barrel Aged Sins of Our Fathers (imperial stout aged with bourbon and oak).
Huckleberry IPA
Derby Oatmeal IPA

Sockeye
Potato Stout (The 1,000th batch Sockeye has brewed with its system, ever)
Bourbon Barrel Aged Thunder Mountain Imperial Stout
Devil’s Tooth Barley Wine
Specially Dry Hopped Dagger Falls
Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Style Tripel
Helldiver Pale Ale

Payette Brewing Company
*No Girls Aloud Rye Pale Ale
El Bandito (IPA with agave nectar aged with tequila and oak)
2x4 (No Girls Aloud rye pale ale aged with cumquats)
Outlaw IPA (dry hopped in the keg with Amarillo and citra)
Payette Pale Ale
Mutton Buster Brown Ale
Oxymoron (Mutton Buster aged with lemongrass, ginger, and chili peppers)

10 Barrel Brewing Co.
*Hoppy brown ale (yet to be named, potentially “Boogie Down Boise Brown”)
Rye Rye (rye ale on steroids)
Imperial Pray For Snow (strong ale aged in brandy barrels)
Triple Chocolate Nitro Porter
Palesner (pilsner fermented with ale yeast)
ISA (India session ale, a low ABV IPA)
Apocalypse IPA

Tablerock
Idaho Gold (Munich Helles Bok)
Dublin’ Up Stout (Irish dry stout)
Ascension (imperial pilsner aged in a chardonnay barrel)
Winter Cheer (aged in a port wine barrel)

The Ram
*SMASH IPA (single malt and single hop IPA, using exclusively Idaho ingredients), presented three ways:
- A regular keg of it
- A firkin (naturally carbonated in the keg with extra hops)
- Through a Randall hop infuser, to be served with different hop blends every day.
Mai Bach aged in a red wine barrel for a year (a Mai Bach is a style of German lager that is full, sweet and malty, but light in color and clear. It is typically released in the spring.)
Disorder porter
Bighorn Hefeweizen

* Whole batches of beer that are brewed exclusively for Treefort Music Festival and participating venues.

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