Our Story

Barbarian Brewing opened in Garden City, Idaho in October 2015. We specialize in sours and barrel aged beers. Our mission is to create delicious, complex, artisan ales. Our handcrafted ales are inspired by old world traditions but our creativity won’t be limited by style guidelines.

Barbarian is founded and operated by husband and wife duo, James Long and BreAnne Hovley. As Head Brewer, James creates Belgian and European style Sour Ales, Imperial Ales, and a variety of other beers that require 2-18 months of aging time in oak barrels or stainless steel vessels.

Barbarian Brewing Sour Program:

We utilize a light and dark sour base that ages in different barrels; some with fruit, some with without. Each barrel will be evaluated for quality and flavor. Some barrels will be used for blending, while the occasional outstanding batch will be bottled unblended. A majority of the sour beers will be bottled and offered to our yearly club members and then sold in our tasting room.

A BIG Thank You to our Founders and Community

We’d like to give thanks and recognize our Founders who supported us on KickStarter and helped make Barbarian Brewing a reality! We appreciate you!

Aaron Hougham
Adam Hale
Ali Sosnowski
Amanda Allen
Amanda McNally
Amy Byron
Andy Nelson
Ashley Pearson
Barbara Morgan
Beerlovers in Oregon
Billi McNary
Boise Brew Bus LLC
Boise Brews Cruise
Boyd & Catherine Layton
Brandon & Kara Herres
Brian Vinson
Britt V
BroBeauCop Whitney
Cassie & Sammi Long
Chris Oswald
Christina Rich
Christopher O’Grady
Chuck Long
City Peanut Shop
Clint & Laura Slaughter
Conan and Dirk
Connie & Jen
D. Sterling Blackwell
Damon Ridgeway

Daniel OMalley
David Cameron Larson
Dawn Hysell
Don Larsen
Doug & Heather Bierman
Douglas Lincoln Gibson
Dr. Dick & Holene
Elsa Johnson
Erika Tillman
Gary Moore
Gregory Hahn
Heather & Jonathan Knapp
Heather Hammerstedt
Heather Harrington
Hooman Sam Rowhanian
Iga Góral
Jacob Schwantes
Jamie Braun
Jamie K.
Jan House
JD Sutphin
Jennifer Keifer
Jennifer Rinaldi
Jess Perkins
Jill & David Fox
Jim & Kim Long
Jody Braun
John & Sandra Hanses
John Davidson
John M Drynan
Jon Miller

Jordan Spitzer
Josh & Abby Baker
Joyce Alexander
Julie & Chris Hughes
Karen & Chris Atkinson
Kay Anderson
Kelly & Aaron Wermerskirchen
Kim Albracht
Kristen H
Kurt J. Veit
Kyle Vander Malle
Laura DiVincenzo
Leadbetter Cider Company
LeeAnn K Braun
Lindsay P
Macken Quinn Lumsden
Marilyn Hanses
Mark & CS Schaffeld
Mark & Pam Hovley
Mark Rich
Mary & Gary Braun
Matt Long
Matthew Wicks
Michelle Thompson
Mike & Mary Anne Melloy
Mike Holland
Mitchel Kuhn
Nate Stillwagon
Nathan Nichols & Jen Brown
Neil Pyke
Nicholas Phillips

Nick Peterson
Nick Thompson
Niki Clark
Niko Randall
Pam & Bob Robbins
Pat Pyke
Patricia Nash
Patrick Sullivan
Paul Carew
Rachael Rose Renk
Ray Nelson
Rex Parker
Richard Hovley
Rick & Kim Nelson
Ricki Sattler
Rob & Jill Hart
Rob & Linda Crowner
Robert Cole
Ronald & Brady Mitchell
Ryan & Ashley Reynolds
Rylie Carroll
Scott Long
Shane smith
Stacy Connelly
Steve Cornwell
Steven & Courtnie Hovley
Tavia & Corey Flager
The Fourcroys
The Whitneys
Todd & Kim Williams
Torrey Figueras
Trisha Vaughn