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Seattle’s Fremont Brewing launches Boise beer distribution


Beer from one of Seattle’s premier craft breweries soon will appear in Treasure Valley tap houses and on grocery store shelves.

Fremont Brewing, a family-owned business started in 2009, will be distributed in southern Idaho by Hayden Beverage Company.

“Draft is basically happening pretty much as we speak,” said Sara Nelson, Fremont’s co-founder/co-owner. “We’re going to be doing packaged very soon thereafter.”

Fremont plans to hold launch events on Monday, Feb. 15, in Boise, Sun Valley and Pocatello, Nelson said. Details are being worked out, but it definitely will be worth your time to attend.

“We’re going to be bringing over about five to 10 different things,” Nelson said, “including some of our rare, sought-after stuff.”

Fremont beers to watch for immediately include Interurban IPA and Universale Pale, two of the brewery’s flagship beers. Seasonal session IPA Fremont 77 also should appear in Boise. These beers are available on draft, and in 12-ounce cans and 22-ounce bottles.

Eventually, Boise also will be treated to Fremont’s beloved barrel-aged products. Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable Winter Ale — also known as “B-Bomb” — is a Seattle-area favorite.

The video below is several years old, but it provides a nice overview of Fremont’s craft-brewing philosophy from Matt Lincecum, who is Nelson’s husband and also co-founder/co-owner.