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Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

Actually 10 Barrel moved from Stein to Hayden a few months back. At this point it would be difficult for them to move back to the Bud house since Stein would have to buy out the contract so its unlikely that they will be back at Stein anytime soon.

As for breweries owned by big companies in town there's only one other one. The Ram is owned by a restaurant group out of Texas I believe but they did start here in Boise and have managed to grow and eventually merged with the other company.

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Posted by Grind Modern Burger on 11/12/2014 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

LGM1, 10 Barrel is with Stein - the SW Idaho AB distributor. They are not with Watkins outside of SW Idaho, but I'd expect that to change at the next opportunity.

Posted by reason of voice on 11/12/2014 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

I like Sockeye!

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Posted by Ken McGuire on 11/12/2014 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

How many Local Breweries is this article about?

10 Barrel- Nope (Bend, OR)

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Posted by Marvin Kinney on 11/12/2014 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

Good for the owners. They worked their asses off and now they'll enjoy a nice payday for their efforts. Let the sheeple drink elsewhere.

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Posted by Patrick J. Cusick on 11/12/2014 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

On a similar note, Cape Cod Potato Chips, originally a local chip producer from Hyannis, MA, was purchased by AB. AB did nothing to change the product's recipe and, upon taking a tour of the facility to watch the chip-making process, AB left the production line and supply lines in place. Gladly, Cape Cod Potato Chips is still in business, and still employs workers from Hyannis, MA and the surrounding towns.

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Posted by Doof on 11/12/2014 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

David Rencher, let me count those that are:
10 Barrel Brewing - Yup


Payette - Nope
Crooked Fence - Nope
Slanted Rock - Nope
Empire Craft Beer - Nope
Boise Brewing - Nope
Kilted Dragon - Nope
Haff Brewing - Nope
Cloud Nine Brewing - Nope
Sockeye Brewing - Nope
Edge Brewing Co. - Nope

...Hmmm

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Posted by Karl Fengler on 11/12/2014 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

Ok, David, tell me which local breweries are owned by some other big company? And no one's arguing the quality of beer. You clearly aren't seeing the big picture. It's a matter of CHOSING to support a company that feeds the local economy over one that not only doesn't, but is fighting to prevent other small breweries from growing!

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Posted by Tone Jong il on 11/12/2014 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

To this that refuse to give 10 Barrel a chance, I hope you know how many "local" breweries are owned by larger companies.

Because many are.

So grow up and recognise that who owns the brewery doesn't dictate if it's good beer or not. That's decided by how it's brewed.

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Posted by David Rencher on 11/12/2014 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

Everything you purchase from 10 Barrel now helps fund AB-I's continued efforts to thwart the local "Micro-brewery" movement which has been taking away from what they see as "their" profits for years (ie: the reason AB's profits were in decline and had to sell out to InBev) and will not stop until everyone's drinking their multi-National mega-Corporation products which put very little back into the local or even national economy. People enjoy local craft beer for a few main reasons: it's fun, it's something to take pride in, and it puts money directly back into our economy. 10 Barrel may continue to make good beer, but they have lost these important aspects that made people EXCITED to drink their beer. If anyone wants to keep supporting them, there's nothing wrong with that. But they should understand why people would chose not to when there's perfectly good LOCAL companies that need the support to fight against the evil-empire of In-Bev.

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Posted by Tone Jong il on 11/12/2014 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Guru Donuts Gears Up For Grand Opening

The legislators should have to 'weigh-in' at the beginning of the session in '15 and at the end to see how much they 'put on' by the end due to the inevitable multiple stops at 'Guru' for donuts each week (day)! That location will be only too enticing for them. A short walk to a whole lotta calories!!!!

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Posted by ajax on 11/12/2014 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

This makes me sad. I will not continue to be a patron of 10 Barrel for many reasons. I am not a fan of Anheuser-Busch and this takes the whole, "local-beer" out of the local so you can't sit here and tell us that it doesn't change anything. You insult our intelligence when you say silly things like that. Sell outs!

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Posted by Amber Howard on 11/12/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

Sorry, but Goose Island's beer has been noticeably worse quality since they were bought...

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Posted by Ty Walling on 11/12/2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Downtown Boise Brewpub Part of Big Beer Purchase

They must have been aligned with A-B's distribution in Oregon, because they aren't in Idaho.

Posted by LGM1 on 11/12/2014 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Amore for Amaros

Amaro Montenegro is also a very nice introduction to amaros. Great bottle too!

Posted by jolu on 11/12/2014 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Boise's New Vegan and Vegetarian Hangout

I understand what you are saying @ajax. agreed.. be well..

Posted by NuclearShadows on 11/11/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Boise's New Vegan and Vegetarian Hangout

NuclearShadows: I have a firm grasp of nutrition and world cuisine, so I am not unaware of these foodstuffs you pointed out to me, but was merely commenting on the soy products. I know that the 'vegetarian' lifestyle has plenty of food offerings to choose from that are very nutritious and not tainted by GMO.

Posted by ajax on 11/11/2014 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Boise's New Vegan and Vegetarian Hangout

@ajax No need to eat soy if you don't want to. Look at Indian cuisine, primarily vegetarian without any soy products used in their cooking at all. Soy as a protein substitute can easily be replaced with various lentils, beans, and paneer... Lots of folk who eat soy are looking for that meat substitute texture I think.. And being a vegetarian, I never did understand myself why people want turkey or bacon flavored tofu stuff. Well, takes all kinds to make the world go round, right? :) :)

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Posted by NuclearShadows on 11/10/2014 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Boise's New Vegan and Vegetarian Hangout

Why do the 'vegans' and 'veg-heads' tout the so-called 'health benefits' of soy? Haven't they heard that soy is probably one of the most 'GMO'd' seeds out there? Best to avoid it.

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Posted by ajax on 11/10/2014 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Boise's New Vegan and Vegetarian Hangout

I heard that it was 'meh.'

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Posted by ajax on 11/10/2014 at 1:15 PM

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