Alezebub Brewing is small now, but three homebrewers hope they can expand their operations soon.
Lane Paul Whiting, Travis Cahill and Derek Younger were adding hops to a drum full of their forthcoming Alezebub IPA in the kitchen of Whiting and Cahill's downtown home. In the basement sat bottles of Hop the Fence cilantro lime pale ale, Unladen Swallow Toasted Coconut brown ale and a "virgin" Imperial Wreckage stout.
"We actually have the Imperial aging with oak chips, Rogue whiskey and orange peel in three different growlers," said Whiting.
The trio plans to present the fruits of their labor at The Shredder on Friday, July 20, with 12 gallons of homebrew. Donations to expand Alezebub's operations will be accepted, and the gang has plans for a Kickstarter campaign in the future.
The evening's $5 entry fee benefits both Alezebub and Boise punk act Bone Dance, which will play that evening in its characteristic, rafter-swinging style. Whiting said they organized the benefit to aid in the repair of Bone Dance's van, which had a run-in with a deer after the band left on tour.
Other local acts on the bill include bluegrass mountain men Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats, hardcore quartet Gernika and the power punk quintet Black Bolt.
According to the Facebook event page, the evening will also include a BBQ, copious drinking and a raffle—with prizes including five gallons o' beer and a bike paint job.