ZOO BREW RETURNS

The North American Brewers Association and the Tautphaus Park Zoological Society announce the return of Zoo Brew on August 12, 2022. Once again you can visit the Zoo from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and sample a variety of beers while enjoying the exhibits. Zoo Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and deliver short presentations about the animals, including some they'll have up close and personal. While walking around the zoo there'll be beer stations where you can obtain a new sample. This year be sure toMORE

International Beer and Cider Awards

Want to see if your favorite Brewery\Cider Mill won a medal? Log into the North American Brewers Association web page at 8 p.m. MDT and go to the Beer/Cider Awards link in the orange Banner near the top of the page. Beer Fest Tickets for Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls are now on sale at https://myidahotix.com/events/mountain-brewers-beer-fest-2022-6-4-2022

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Idaho Beer Week Tap Takeovers and Events

Here’s a list of the Events for Idaho Beer Week, and remember you can use the City’s new Point to Point ride service “GIFT” for only $ 3 per person..; Tuesday May 31st Tap & Fill – Roosters 5:30 to 10:00 Wednesday June 1st The Celt – Sawtooth 4 p.m. The Zone – 10 Barrel Brewing 5:00 to 8:00 Tap & Fill – Shades, Salt Flat, Von Ebert 5:30 to 10:00 Thursday June 2nd The Zone – Iron Horse, Paragon 5:00 to 8:00 Tap & Fill – Breakside, Pelican 5:30

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Alternative to the Free Shuttle

When the Beer Fest ends you have several choices if your suspect ‘your car’ had too much to drive. There’s the FREE shuttle, Uber, Lyft and various Taxis, but this year there’s a new service joining those, ‘GIFT’ Greater Idaho Falls Transit’. Offering point to point rides in Idaho Falls; all rides are $3 per person. Rides are on demand through either the GIFT On-demand app or by calling (208) 269 9729. The vehicle is a Ford 350 transit van (think mini bus\van mix. you can use to go to

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Sad Day for Suds

Twenty One years ago today tragedy struck a busy Bavarian motorway. A truck with an improperly secured load dropped nearly 15,000 bottles of beer, carpet bombing the pavement with lager that snarled traffic and brought tears to those who witnessed the carnage. Staffing of Emergency Trauma Centers would have been the appropriate response. Beer Fest Tickets for Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls are now on sale (after a short website hiccup) at https://myidahotix.com/events/mountain-brewers-beer-fest-2022-6-4-2022 Copyright Gregg Smith – His latest book “American Beer History” is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/American-Beer-History-Mayflower-Microbreweries/dp/108155410X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=American+Beer+History&qid=1625503750&sr=8-2

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Beer Fest Facts

Did you know, the Beer Fest uses more than 28,000 pounds of ice, sets up more than 30,000 square feet of tent, has a volunteer staff of more than 250 people, hands out 7,000 plastic cups, wristbands almost 5,000 people, provides a shuttle bus fleet that drives over 1,000 miles of routes, consumes over 50 large bottles of Carbon Dioxide to dispense 100,000 samples of beer; oh, and rents 110 porta pots, so you always have somewhere to go. All those numbers sound great but the best number is you’ve

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