In the increasingly competitive beer world, it helps to have a memorable name.
I’ll be dammed if Belching Beaver Brewery doesn’t fit that bill.
The San Diego County brewery has been launching its beers in Idaho this week.
You’ll find Belching Beaver beers around Boise in cans, bottles and on draft.
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Like Nampa brewery Mother Earth Brew Co., Belching Beaver was started in Vista, California. Also like Mother Earth, Belching Beaver offers a peanut butter stout in six-packs of cans. (Belching Beaver’s peanut butter sixers are $11.99 at the Boise Co-op. It’s also sold in 22-ounce bottles, aka bombers, but those currently aren’t in stock.)
This might sound a little nuts, but Peanut Butter Milk Stout (5.3 percent ABV) is Belching Beaver’s No. 1 seller. When I drank it a couple of years ago, I got a Nutter Butter vibe. Its cousin, Viva La Beaver! — a peanut butter-flavored Mexican chocolate milk stout (7.5 percent ABV) — also has arrived on Boise store shelves in bombers ($6.99 at the Co-op).
Other Belching Beaver beers to watch for include Me So Honey (honey wheat ale), Here Comes Mango IPA, Hop Highway IPA and seasonal Orange Vanilla IPA.