Alive after Five rocks Boise during opening night 2016
Heading to opening day of Alive After Five or Outlaw Field on Wednesday?
In Downtown Boise, Shook Twins will headline a concert celebrating the unveiling of the revamped Grove Plaza. And heartland rocker John Mellencamp will kick off concert season at the Idaho Botanical Garden’s popular outdoor music venue.
Here’s what to expect of the adult-beverage situation (along with lines, of course).
ALIVE AFTER FIVE
This year’s participating breweries will be locals Mother Earth and Payette, along with Deschutes, Sierra Nevada and Samuel Adams. To open the season, servers will pour Mother Earth Boo Koo IPA, Payette Fly Line Vienna Lager, Deschutes Hop Slice Summer Ale, Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale and Sam Adams Summer Ale. Tecate Light also will be on tap. You’ll also find cans of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and White Claw Hard Seltzer. Want wine instead? You’ll find Sawtooth and House wine.
Prices are the same as last year: $4.50 per drink, or $3 for Tecate Light. All servers are volunteers, and tips do not go to them. They go to local nonprofits: Boise Bicycle Project in June; Women's and Children's Alliance in July and Boise Firefighter's Local 149 Burnout Fund in August.
Although the breweries will stay the same all year at Alive After Five, most of the beers will probably change at least once over the summer. (Not Tecate Light, though!)
Also, water, soda and Gatorade will be offered at a booth separate from the beer sales for $2.50.
Breweries serving draft beer this year at Outlaw Field will be Payette and Mother Earth. Payette will offer Rodeo Citra Pale Ale and North Fork Lager. Mother Earth will provide Boo Koo IPA and El Honcho Hefeweizen. You’ll also find cans of Payette Pistolero Porter, Mother Earth Sin Tax peanut butter imperial stout, PBR, Angry Orchard, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Not Your Father’s Root Beer and White Claw Hard Seltzer. There also will be Idaho keg wine: Cinder Laissez Faire red and white.
Using a token system — $8 per token — drink prices will be the same as last year: $8 for any one selection, or for two PBR cans.
Need water? Outlaw Field allows fans to bring unopened factory water bottles or empty refillable water bottles. There is a water station for filling bottles.
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