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Monday, April 14, 2014

Taste 208 Engages Boise's Yummy Phase

Posted By on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 9:00 AM

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The third iteration of Taste 208—Boise's annual gathering of beer/wine/liquor connoisseurs—went down in Hyde Park on Saturday. The sold-out event was a wonderful excuse to get a little bit foggy-headed amidst like-minded gluttons.

Sunday's after-effect conjured up the idiom "misery loves company," as was apparent by the throngs of glass-eyed morning after brunch-goers about town. These are the ambitious ones who knowingly bridged the gap between dank beer, spirits and Bacchus' grape drink.

With an adjacent food truck battalion and 50 vendors, there was plenty of fun to be had. Local craft beer, wine and liquor outfits poured tasters for 750 thirsty patrons. A DJ and after party kept things going into the evening hours.

Event organizer Courtney Feider was thrilled with the turnout, and looks forward to hosting the event in Hyde Park for years to come.

"We had about 500 the first year and then last year we had just over 600. So its a pretty significant increase. We've been trying to increase in a controlled way though. We don't want it to be such a massive event that people don't get to see everything and really enjoy it. We're excited for people to learn about it more and come next year—and we're thinking about doing something else in the fall time frame."

Tickets ranged from $10-$55.

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