Planning a trip to Costco this weekend? Or just happen to live in that neighborhood?
Make time for a beer stop at Mad Swede Brewing Co., 2772 S. Cole Road.
The newest Boise brewery will unveil its tasting room at a grand-opening party Saturday, Oct. 15. The doors will open at 2 p.m., and festivities will begin at 4 p.m. and run until about midnight.
So, what can patrons expect at the party — aside from copious amounts of beer drinking?
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“We hope that’s the primary feature,” co-owner and brewer Jerry Larson quips. “But we’re going to give away door prizes, and not surprisingly, there’s a high probability our name might be on those door prizes. Shirts, glassware, growlers, that type of thing.”
Mad Swede, which has a 15-barrel brewhouse, plans to serve six beers at its grand opening: an American stout, a nut brown ale, two IPAs, a fresh-hop pale ale and a rye wheat. Pricing is $5 for a pint, $3 for a half pint and $1.50 for a taster. Growler fills are $11.
Hours: 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 to 10 p.m. Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
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