frequently asked questions

I heard you are moving. Why, Where, What?

We have moved our original Garden City Brewery & Taproom from 52nd & Chinden down to a much larger warehouse on 32nd & Clay. We ran out of room at the original space and wanted a bigger taproom & beer garden area.

The new Barbarian Brewery and Taproom is located at 114 E 32nd St in Garden City.

Our Barbarian Downtown Beer Bar remains OPEN 7 days a week at 1022 W Main St. Boise.

Do you have Food at the Brewery Taproom?

Yes! We are partnering with Kismet Kitchen Food Truck to be our full time food option. Kismet Kitchen is a local, family run business (just like Barbarian) and will operate independently of Barbarian. Check out EatKismet for hours & menu.

Are kids and dogs allowed at the new Brewery Taproom?

Kids are allowed, but please remember we are Barbarians and our furniture & decor is not kid friendly. We are an adult drinking establishment.

Dogs are allowed inside but must be on leash and well-behaved.

Why are minors not allowed at the Downtown Beer Bar?

The Downtown Beer Bar does not produce beer on-site, therefore, we are classified strictly as a “bar” according to the Idaho State Alcohol Beverage Control and are not allowed to let minors on the patio or in the Taproom/Beer Bar. No exceptions this rule, not even babies.

Do you have Food at the Downtown Beer Bar?

We do not have a kitchen or food truck on-site at the Downtown Boise Beer Bar. BUT- we have partnered with our neighbors, Calle75 Street Tacos, for online ordering and tableside delivery to your table at Barbarian. We have menus on all our tables to easily order food through Calle75.

Where can I find your beer around Boise?

You can find our beer in both of our Taprooms and, occasionally, we will be on draft at a few restaurants or bars in town. We are a small brewery operating on a 10 bbl brew system, so most days we just brew enough beer to keep our taprooms supplied. Luckily, both taprooms are open  seven days a week now!

Can I buy your beer online?

Unfortunately, not at this time. Our town elders won’t let us dance…or sell beer over the interwebs.

What's with all the wolf names?

We like wolves….But here’s the real story. The owners of Barbarian have a Siberian Husky named Conan and he was named Conan because it’s Gaelic for “Little Wolf.” The scientific name for hops is “humulus lupulus” and lupus is the diminutive of lupus (wolf). So we called the first IPA we made Little Wolf IPA and the wolf names started flowing with the rest of the IPAs: Big Bad Wolf, Beta Wolf, NeoWolf, Space Wolf, Wolf’s Bane, etc.

How do you sour beer?

We make two types of sours here at Barbarian: Kettle sours (quick turn around) and Barrel-aged Sours (months in the barrel!)

Kettle Sours – The wort is created and bacteria, lactobacillus, is added before it is brewed. The beer is then boiled, hence killing the bacteria, fermented, carbonated, kegged and ready for draft in 2-3 weeks.

Barrel Aged Sours – The wort is made like a normal CLEAN beer, transferred to the fermenter, where it ferments until the desired alcohol percentage is reached, then it is transferred to an oak barrel. The brettanomyces/lactobacillus are then added to the barrel for a SLOW, ORGANIC transformation of the beer. This process could take 3 months to 2 years depending on if the barrel is brand new to us or the desired outcome of the beer. Once James determines its readiness, fruit/spices may be added, then it will sit for another month or two and then kegged and bottled.

Can der drink morvan fre yer bers an stil strand uprit?

Well, our beers our a little higher in octane that most places here in town, so you should probably call an Uber or Lift if you plan on staying a while.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Pouring green beer until close tonight and @eatkismet is serving up Corned Beef & Cabbage until 8pm.

#greenbeer #gardencityidaho #drinkbeer #stpatricksday
~CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY STOUT~ This limited edition barrel aged stout is now on draft at the Brewery Taproom (Garden City)! Aged for a year in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels and finished with cacao and 150 lbs of strawberries. 12% abv. 

We only have about 10 gallons of Chocolate Strawberry Stout available so hurry in to try it soon! 

#chocolatestout #woodfordreserve #barrelagedstout #barbarianbrewing #idahobeer #visitgardencity #smallbatchbeer
Happy Thor's Day! 
The Spring Membership Bottle Release is at the Brewery Taproom today. Our Downtown Beer Bar is releasing a few of the new beers, but not all, so check out the selection below.

BREWERY TAPROOM with @eatkismet serving from 5-8pm
Bohemian Rhapsody (Draft)
Amalgamation (Draft & Bottles)
Chocolate Strawberry Stout (Draft & Bottles)
Peach Bourbon Sour (Draft & Bottles)
Sotol Barrel Saison (Draft & Bottles)

@barbariandowntown BEER BAR
Bohemian Rhapsody (Draft)
Peach Bourbon Sour (Draft & Bottles)
Amalgamation (Bottles Only)
Sotol Barrel Saison (Bottles Only)


Traditional Czech style Pilsner with Czech Saaz hops and Czech floor malted Pilsner. 5.5% abv.

Brewer's Blend featuring our 2021 Thor's Might, 2019 The Morrigan, 2020 Elixir of the Gods, 2020 Jormungandr, and 2022 Old Man Dirk. 12% abv

Bourbon barrel imperial stout aged in Woodford Reserve barrels for a year then finished with cacao nibs and 150 pounds of strawberries. VERY LIMITED draft & bottles available. 12% abv

A blend of spontaneously fermented sours aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels then finished with 200 pounds of peaches. 7% abv

#thorsday #newbeerthorsday #barrelagedbeer #brewersblend #unleashyourbarbarian #boisebeer
We are in search of a full time Beer-Tender to work at both Barbarian locations. The position is 4-5 shifts a week with potential for Health Insurance and Paid Time Off. Candidates must have nights and weekends available and 2+ years of beer/bartending experience.

Interested in working at Barbarian? Drop off a resume at the Brewery Taproom (Garden City) any time the taproom is open. 

#hiring #nowhiring #barbarianbrewing #boisebartenders #craftbeer #beer
BATTLE OF THE BARBARIANS Strongman/Strongwoman Competition is today (Saturday) in our back parking lot! Watch these ridiculously strong humans lift heavy things and pull a truck!

Competition starts at 11am and goes through early afternoon.

Barbarian Taproom opens at 11 and will have mimosas and red beers available.

@eatkismet food trailer opens at 12pm.

Please note:
- This is an outdoor event. Dress warm!
- Parking will be limited today. DO NOT PARK in the Stagecoach Inn lot- you will be towed. Extra street parking available on Clay St, and 33rd-36th Streets.

#battleofthebarbarians #strongmancompetition #barbarianbrewing #visitgardencity #craftbeer #unleashyourbarbarian
Introducing our newest Ice Cream Ale, THAI ICED TEA! 
Imperial golden stout made with milk sugar and 80lbs of Thai Iced Tea mix. 
7.5% abv
Draft & cans available at both Barbarian locations.

The BREWERY TAPROOM is open today from 3-9pm with @eatkismet serving food from 5-8pm.

@barbariandowntown BEER BAR is open from 3-9pm and our neighbors @calle75streettacos will deliver food to your table at Barbarian.

#thorsday #newbeerthorsday #thaiicedtea #icecreamale #thaiicedteabeer #barbarianbrewing #smallbatchbeer
We’ve got @crawford.bbq at the Brewery Taproom until 7 tonight (or until sold out). Plenty of pulled pork available, with Tri Tip on the way at 4pm. Plates are donation based with all proceeds going towards @llsidaho . Come down to drink a beer, eat some amazing bbq and support a great cause! 

#barbariansgiveadamn #barbarianbrewing #idahobeer #sundayfunday #bbqandbeer
Happy First Thor's Day! 
Brand new Hazy IPA dropping today: ATREYU!!! Yes, we now have two NeverEnding Story themed IPAs on draft. Come try them both!

Brewery Taproom (Garden City) is open 3-9pm with @eatkismet serving from 5-8pm.

@barbariandowntown Beer Bar (Boise) is open 3-9pm with Scott Knickerbocker strumming country blues from 7:30-9pm.

Hazy IPA made with Skagit Valley malt, wheat and Azacca, El Dorado and Galaxy hops.
6.5% abv
Draft & 16oz Cans available

@prof.banjobocker #thorsday #newbeerthorsday #atreyu #hazyipa #firstthursday
See Jay William Miller LIVE at Barbarian Brewing in Garden City with all original music! Tonight, Feb 25, from 7-9pm. Free entry. @eatkismet food trailer will be open until 8pm. 

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Jay William Miller has been singing and playing since he was 17 years old. Influenced by the beauty of the state of Idaho and time spent in the mountains nearby, Jay has adopted a unique singer songwriter style that lives somewhere on the borders of folk, classic country, and indie rock. As a former filmmaker and lover of storytelling, most of his writing focuses on telling the stories of ordinary life, hard moments, and the lifestyle of the American west.

#barbarianbrewing #therealjaymiller #beerandmusic #saturdayvibes
Happy Thor's Day!
We are releasing FOUR beers at the Brewery Taproom and THREE beers at @barbariandowntown today.


Light sour German style Gose made with salt, blood oranges and grapefruit.
5.5% abv
Draft & 16oz Cans

Double Hazy IPA made with Skagit Valley malt, wheat, Wolf, Dragon and Citra hops, and a Thiol enhancing yeast.
8.5% abv
Draft & 16oz cans

German style Altbier (Old Beer) made with German malts and Spalt hops.
5.5% abv
Draft & Crowlers

Made in collaboration with our good friends at The Handlebar Boise!
Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels for a year and finished with caramel and waffle cone mix. 12% abv.
Draft only at BREWERY TAPROOM.
Will be tapped Downtown in a few weeks.

#saltydog #saltdogsour #barbariansours #bloodorange #grapefruit #gosesour #thorsday #sourbeerissour #idahosours #smallbrewery
NEW BEER THOR’S DAY featuring: 
Made in collaboration with our good friends at @thehandlebarboise ! Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon barrels for a year and finished with caramel and waffle cone mix.
12% abv
Draft only at BREWERY TAPROOM.
Will be tapped at @barbariandowntown in a couple weeks.

Brewery Taproom (Garden City) is open 3-9pm with @eatkismet serving from 5-8pm and the @idahohumanesociety “Ales for Tails" fundraiser also runs from 5-8pm.

Also releasing today at both Barbarian locations:

Double Hazy IPA made with Skagit Valley malt, wheat, Wolf, Dragon and Citra hops, and a Thiol enhancing yeast. The perfect beer to take on any quest!
8.5% abv
Draft & 16oz Cans

German style Altbier (Old Beer) made with German malts and Spalt hops. Named after the Norse Trickster God, Loki. This is the closest thing to an “Amber Ale” that we're ever going to make.
5.5% abv
Draft & Crowlers

Light sour German style Gose made with salt, blood oranges and grapefruit.
5.5% abv
Draft & 16oz Cans

#thorsday #waffleconestout #barrelsgedstout #dessertale #idahobeer #newbeerthorsday #localbeer #craftbeer
Wednesday nights at the Brewery Taproom are now dedicated just to trivia! You don’t have to play to come have a beer or eat Kismet, but we won’t be taking reservations for any other groups in the taproom on Wednesday evenings. 

Join us every Wednesday night for @gamenightlive TRIVIA! First game starts at 6pm. @eatkismet open from 5-8pm. Free to play. Prizes for the top two teams. 

#gamenightlive #trivia #wednesdaytrivia #barbarianbrewing #gardencitybrewery #barbariantrivia #trivianight #barbarianbytheriver


Brewery Taproom
(Garden City)

Mon-Tues 3-8pm
Wed-Thurs 3-9pm
Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm
Sun 12-8pm

114 East 32nd St,
Garden City, ID

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