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.

Here’s all the details for @flipsidefest 2023 at Barbarian!

We are a ticketed FLIPSIDE FEST VENUE Friday 9/22 at 4pm through Sunday, Sept 24 at closing.

🎶 All ages welcome, but passes are required for entry. 

🎟️ Weekend passes are available through @flipsidefest .

🎟️ DAY PASSES for entrance to Barbarian available for $20. Cash only at the gate on Clay St.


🚙 PARKING WILL BE NONEXISTENT at our location. Park at the CWI lot off Main & Whitewater OR bike, walk or ride share to get here.
Parking is NOT allowed at Riverside Hotel or Stagecoach Inn. 

Food Truck Lineup: 

Friday: @jokersbbq , @solari.pizzeria.napoletana , @thetonycannoli 
Saturday: Joker’s BBQ, The Tony Cannoli, @tonystamalesandcatering 
Sunday: Joker’s BBQ, @crisp.boise 


Music Schedule: 

4:00pm Gates Open (Barbarian transitions to ticketed venue only)
4:40pm JUN
6:00pm @bittermintband 
7:20PM @26fix.26fix.26fix 
8:20pm @yosoyharmless 
9:40pm @thebaberainbow 

2:00pm Gates Open (Barbarian opens at 2pm)
3:50pm @angelabaya 
5:00pm @jeffreydavidcrosby 
6:30pm @partygrassmusic 
8:00pm @weare_causeway 
9:40pm @magicswordmusic 

2:30pm Gates Open (Barbarian opens at 2:30pm)
3:00pm @themadcap_laughs 
4:20pm @betonredmusic 
5:30pm @sunsmith___ 
7:00pm @sego 
8:40pm @eggymusic 

#flipsidefest #flipside2023 #barbarianbrewing #hellojuicy #musicfest #visitgardencity #thegc
EDIT: ticket price has been updated to include UNLIMITED pours of barrel aged beers!

Snag your tickets for our BARREL AGED BEER FESTIVAL on October 7 and help us celebrate our 8 year anniversary! We’ll be serving up 40 (yes, 40!!!) Barbarian beers- some current but most are being pulled from our cellar. We’re talking a 4 year verticals of OLD MAN DIRK, THE MORRIGAN, ELIXIR OF THE GODS, THOR’s MIGHT Barleywine, so many sours! 

Tickets are $40 online (link in bio) or $50 at the door. 
Includes UNLIMITED 2oz pours (the average alcohol percentage is 10%!) and a glass to take home. 

No dogs or kids at this event as it will primarily be held in our production area.

The full beer lineup is available on the @eventbrite page. 

Food trucks serving that day: @jokersbbq , @emilysmexicangrill and @handcraftedgelato 

#barrelagedbeer #barrelagedbeerfest #barrelagedstout #barrelagedsour #barbariansours #anniversaryparty #unleashyourbarbarian #bigbeers #specialtybeer
Avast ye matey! Batten down the hatches and raise the Jolly Roger, you're in for a wild ride! Black Flag is a spontaneously fermented Oud Bruin aged in Rum barrels with blackberries.

The 2023 Black Flag is now available on draft and in 500ml bottles at both Barbarian locations. 

#oudbruin  #barbariansours #blackflag #draugr #rumbarrelaged #sourbeer #unleashyourbarbarian #idahosours #spawnofbarbarian
It’s FRESH HOP season! We are excited to release SNOOP WOLF Double IPA on Thor’s Day 9/14

Fresh hop West Coast Double IPA made with 50lbs of fresh sticky icky Citra hops from @jacksonhopfarms in Wilder, ID.
8.5% abv
40 IBU
Draft & Cans available at both Barbarian locations on September 14

#freshhop #wethop #idahohops #stickyickyhops #snoopwolf #barbarianbrewing #thorsday #idahobeer
BERRIES & CREAM release AND BIKETOBERFEST with @thehandlebarboise today (Sunday)!

Barbarian Taproom open 12-8pm

@jokersbbq serving 2-7pm

Biketoberfest races 4-7pm. 

Practice races 4-5pm with actual races starting at 5pm. Prizes for winners! Must be 21 and older to race. All ages welcome to hang out.

BERRIES & CREAM is a collaboration smoothie sour we made with @thehandlebarboise , @prefunk_nampa and @boisecoop . 
Berries & Cream is modeled after the German dessert Rote Grütze (Red Berry Pudding). Made with vegan frozen yogurt and 672lbs of blackberry, blueberry, strawberry and raspberry fruit.
6.5% abv
Draft & cans available 

#berriesandcream #rotegrütze #barbariansours #biketoberfest #boise #boisebeer #smoothiesour #veganboise
We know it's only September First Thor’s Day, but its' time to release our Oktoberfest Lagers! Get ready for this year's Märzen Lager and Festbier on draft at both Barbarian locations today.

Garden City Taproom
Open 3-10pm
@jokersbbq food truck 5-8pm
Live, original music with @cutthroatbanjo 6:30-8:30pm

@barbariandowntown Beer Bar
Open 4-10pm
@downtownboise Super-Sized First Thursday with music, art, drinks at more than 50 businesses.


Bavarian-style Märzen Lager, modeled after the beer ORIGINALLY served at Oktoberfest in Germany.
5.5% abv
Draft & Cans available

Bavarian-style Festbier, modeled after the beer that is CURRENTLY served at Oktoberfest in Germany. Festbiers are less heavy and lighter in color than Märzens.
6% abv
Draft & Crowlers available

#oktoberfest #festbier #firstthursday #thorsday #newbeerthorsday #visitgardencity #boisebeer #drinklocal #bbqandbeer
Who's ready for another round of zany bike races at Barbarian presented by The Handlebar Roadshow!?

Sunday, September 10 at Barbarian’s Garden City Taproom.

Practice races 4-5pm.
Racing: 5-7pm. 
Must be 21 and older to participate. 
Prizes for race winners!

Food Truck: @jokersbbq 2-7pm.

Barbarian Brewing will also be releasing our Oktoberfest Lager, Festbier Lager AND a special 4-way collaboration smoothie sour, BERRIES & CREAM!

Smoothie sour modeled after the German dessert Rote Grütze (Red Berry Pudding). Made with vegan frozen yogurt and real blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, & blueberry fruit.
Collab partners:
Barbarian Brewing
6% abv
Draft & Cans available

#biketoberfest #thehandlebarroadshow #unleashyourbarbarian #bikeraces #oktoberfest #thingstodoboise #boisebeer
We are open all weekend! Check out hours below for both Barbarian locations.

~ SATURDAY: 12-10pm with @sizzlinstone Pizza 3-8pm

~ SUNDAY: 12-10pm with TWO FOOD TRUCKS!
@bigeasybites_id 12-8pm
@handcraftedgelato 2-6pm

~ MONDAY: 12-8pm with @jokersbbq 2-6pm


@barbariandowntown BEER BAR
~ SATURDAY: 2-10pm
~ SUNDAY: 2-8pm
~ MONDAY: 2-6pm

#labordayweekend #barbarianbrewing #boise #gardencity #beer
Remember when we made a glitter beer five years ago? Well, we decided to make one again for #boisepride month! A fresh, glittery batch of UNICORNS & RAINBOWS Skittles Sour beer is on draft at both locations today.

Kettle sour made with Skittles candy, strawberry, orange, lemon & lime fruit, butterfly pea flower and EDIBLE GLITTER.
A portion of proceeds from this beer and from the logo’d stickers will be donated to @tccidaho for Boise Pride Month in September.
5.5% abv
Draf, Cans & Stickers available

#barbariansgiveadamn #thorsday #unicornsandrainbows #barbariansours #idahosours #glitterbeer #unleashyourbarbarian #drinksourbeer


Brewery Taproom
(Garden City)

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

114 East 32nd St,
Garden City, ID

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Downtown Beer Bar

Mon 4-8pm
Tues-Thurs 4-10pm
Fri-Sat 2-10pm
Sun 2-8pm

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