Idahoans enjoy beer. We enjoy it at a back yard cookout, while floating or boating on a river, or afterwards. It is served at most rodeos, family picnics and wedding receptions, watching sports in an arena or on a television screen. We just like beer. In that pursuit, Idaho has elevated home brewing from the garage or basement to loftier digs where the craft ale business is flourishing and shared with the public. In fact, April has been named Idaho Craft Beer Month with events and special offerings throughout the month. The website IdahoCraftBeerMonth.com also has a downloadable Idaho Beer Map highlighting craft beer locations all across Idaho.
Two brew pubs are near Dog Bark Park. In Cottonwood, Wolftrack Brewing & Tasting Den honors April Craft Beer Month
by giving a $1 discount on the first pint. Additionally, Dog Bark Park Inn guests will receive a free Wolftrack beer glass and a Wolftrack souvenir sticker.
A quick seven mile drive from Dog Bark Park, it’s stein and steak at the Trestle Brewing Company in Ferdinand, Idaho. With nine rotating beers on tap and a menu featuring the restaurant’s award winning Inland 360 Bite-Sized Steaks thirst and hunger are well satisfied.
An April 8th event in another nearby town of Nezperce is the Nezperce Brewfest from 4-8 pm at the Legion Hall (420 Maple St). Wolftrack and other ale crafters will be there.
And on April 21, 2017 its the 27th Annual Confluence Grape & Grain in Lewiston, Idaho from 6-9 pm at the LCSC Center for Arts & History. Event & ticket info is available from the Center’s website.