Fall Beer Festival Events Around Boise

Fall is right around the corner and that means that breweries are going to be kicking off their fall brews and beer festivals are ramping up so that we can party like it’s 1999! The hard truth is that fall flavors of beers are absolutely superior to their spring counterparts. So much so that it makes one question even having them in the first place. But, since October is coming around the bend, we won’t have to worry about spring beers sneaking up on us for a while. Boise may officially be the “City of Trees,” but it might as well be the “City of Beers.” We love our beer here and this fall is gearing up to be one of the most spectacular years yet for craft beer celebrations. If you would like to spend some time getting to know some new, local, and amazing beers and have fun doing it, then we have a list for you!

Old Boise Oktoberfest 2019: September 28th

Have some fun at historic Old Boise this year and grab some great craft brews while you’re at it. They will be taking over 6th and Main for the day so you can enjoy authentic German beers, treats and food, music, games and huge giveaways! This is an all ages event but you will need your ID if you are going to be tasting delicious German beers. Get your tickets here. 

Oktoberhaus Beer Festival: September 28th

Brought to you by the fantastic folks at Powderhaus brewing, Oktoberhaus is your place to celebrate authentic German style craft beers and food this year. This is also a family friendly event, so patrons of all ages are welcome, but for those 21 and over you can buy tickets for $12 which gets you an exclusive Oktoberhaus 2019 beer glass and free pint of beer of your choosing. Each beer token after that is just $6. And make sure to bring your appetite because the fantastic We’re The Wurst food truck will be there on site all the way from Portland, Oregon to serve authentic sausages and sides. There will also be music and dancing! Check out their website for more details

Hoptober Freshtival by Boise Brewing: October 12th

Hoptober Freshtival is a proud Boise Brewing tradition dating back to 2014. Held in front of their brewery at 521 W. Broad Street in Downtown Boise, this festival is the perfect showcase for fresh hop-forward beers in Idaho. You can sample over 60 fresh signature beers along with an extensive seasonal collection from over 30 regional craft breweries. Fun fact: Idaho is one of the nation’s top hop growers, you will be tasting Idaho hops in some of these beers, even the ones that are produced out of state! Besides great beers, there will be games and other events. Learn more on their website here

The 2019 Boise Grilled Cheese and Beer Festival: October 26th

If there were ever two foods there were more perfect for each other, then they have not been discovered yet. Don’t think for a second that you will be missing this year’s Grilled Cheese and Beer festival! It’s being held downtown in front of the Capitol building in Cecil D. Andrus Park. Starting at 12:30pm, local chefs and restaurant owners will be showcasing their take on the classic and beloved grilled cheese. Between bites you will also be able to taste beers from a variety of local craft breweries. Tickets start at $44 which gets you unlimited grilled cheese samples and beer samples! There will also be live entertainment, games, and more. Learn all about it and buy tickets here.