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 on the patio only and 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.

First Thor’s Day! We are releasing PEPPERMINT BARK Holiday Ale and JUST GIVE IT A CHAI! Imperial Stout on Nitro at both Barbarian locations.

BREWERY TAPROOM (Garden City) is open 3-9pm with our HOLIDAY MARKET in the brewery production space from 5-8pm. Mulled wine, beer, music with @therealjaymiller , 16 local vendors and food with @eatkismet and @thetonycannoli .

@barbariandowntown BEER BAR (Boise) is open 3-10pm and celebrating First Thursday. Live music from 7-9pm with @popsbeek & @cutthroatbanjo . 

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~ PEPPERMINT BARK ~
Gold Stout made with Ecuadorian cocoa nibs, white chocolate and 25lbs of peppermint candy.
8% abv
Draft & cans available 

~ JUST GIVE IT A CHAI! ~
Russian style Imperial Stout made with Chai spices. Served on nitro.
8.5% abv
Draft only

#firstthursday #newbeerthorsday #peppermintbark #holidaybeer #thorsday #holidaymood #barbarianbrewing
Join us this December 1 for a HOLIDAY MARKET in the Brewery production area! New Barbarian beers, mulled wine, warm delicious food, music and 16 local vendors!

Location: 
Barbarian Brewery Taproom
114 E 32nd St Garden City 

Time: 5-8pm

New Beer Releases:
PEPPERMINT BARK ALE and
JUST GIVE IT A CHAI! Imperial Stout on nitro.

Food:
@eatkismet 
@thetonycannoli 

Music 6-8pm:
@therealjaymiller 

Local Vendors:
@lindsay.rae.short 
@createxruin 
@maiyan_metals 
@annasewellpottery 
@waterwheelgardens 
@nektarapothecary 
@hucklebearyhut 
@pedalpoweredpetals 
@mamaknowsbestmicrogreens 
@hennmade_ 
@nonewvintage 
@brotherbearbandits 
@rollinrecs 
@n.a.k.e.d.vintage 
@audreys_curiosities 

#shoplocal #holidaymarket #visitgardencity #barbarianbrewing #visitboise #boise @totallyboise @thisisboise @hellomeridian @sproutingvitality @boise_bucketlist #boi #supportsmallbusiness
Today is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY and tomorrow is SMALL BREWERY SUNDAY! Shop local this weekend ~ stop by for a beer and food or to buy some gifts for the beer lovers in your life! 

Barbarian Brewing is a small, locally owned business with a team of 14 awesome people and two locations: Brewery Taproom (Garden City) and @barbariandowntown (Boise). Every dollar spent at Barbarian helps support our business and our hard working crew. 

Kismet Kitchen (@eatkismet ) is the full time food truck parked in the Brewery beer garden, and is also a locally owned small business! 

#smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusiness #smallbrewerysunday #shoplocal #smallbrewery #boisebeer #idahobeer #craftbeer #supportsmallbusiness #barbarianbrewing #unleashyourbarbarian
THREE new beers on draft today at the Brewery Taproom and two on draft at @barbariandowntown Beer Bar. 

Open at NOON today at both locations with @eatkismet open 2-8 and @gamenightlive trivia at 6:30 at the Brewery! 

We are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day and open back up at NOON on Black Friday. 

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~ For the Rest of Us ~
Dark malty Old Ale made with ginger root, Sweet Moroccan orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Perfect drink before feats of strength and airing of grievances!
7.5% abv
Draft & Cans

~ VIENNA LAGER ~
Redish/brown Vienna style Lager with a slight malt sweetness.
5.8% abv
Draft & Crowlers

PHANTASM OF THE OPERA ~
Double hazy IPA made with Phantasm powder (derived from New Zealand Sauv Blanc grapes), Citra, Azacca, Strata and El Dorado Hops, and Opera Malt from @skagitvalleymalting .
8.5% abv
Draft & Cans

#newbeers #barbarianbrewing #fortherestofus #viennalager #phantasmoftheopera #hazyipa #winterwarmer #localbeer #winterbeer #visitgardencity #boisefoodtrucks
~RASPBERRY ELIXIR OF THE GODS~
The 2022 Elixir is a spontaneously fermented Belgian style sour Quadruple aged in oak barrels and finished on a bed of raspberries fit for any of the gods.
12% abv
Draft & 500ml Bottles available at both Barbarian locations.

#elixirofthegods #barbariansours #unleashyourbarbarian #idahosours #spontaneousbeer #barrelaged #craftbeer #visitboise #gardencitybrewery #beer #sourbeer
Thanksgiving week~ We are open early at both locations starting on Tuesday! Stock up on to-go cans & bottles or just relax and have a beer. 

~ BREWERY TAPROOM ~
•Tues: 12-9pm, @eatkismet 2-8
•Wed: 12-9pm, Kismet 2-8, @gamenightlive Trivia 6:30, three new beers on draft
•Thanksgiving: CLOSED
•Fri & Sat: 12-10pm, Kismet 12-8
•Sun: 12-8pm, Kismet 2-5

~ @barbariandowntown BEER BAR
•Tues: 12-10pm, TATER PATCH 7-9
•Wed: 12-10pm with 2 new beers on draft
•Thanksgiving: CLOSED
•Fri & Sat: 12-11pm
•Sun: 12-8pm

#thanksgivingweek #barbarianbrewing #idahobeer #boisebeer #visitgardencity #visitboise #drinklocal #eatlocal
~ PB&J MORRIGAN 2022 ~
Woodford Reserve barrel aged Imperial Stout, aged for 8 months in barrel and finished with a hefty dose of peanut butter and blackberries. The Morrigan is the Celtic goddess of war and death who flies over the battlefield in the shape of a raven. 

PB&J Morrigan is available in 500ml bottles with a VERY LIMITED amount left on draft at both locations. 

#peanutbutterandjelly #themorrigan #pbjmorrigan #barrelagedstout #imperialstout #winterbeer #boisebeer #unleashyourbarbarian #idahobeer
~ VALHALLA ~ Old Norse Valhöll, in Norse mythology, the hall of slain warriors, who live there blissfully under the leadership of the god Odin. Valhalla is also the name of our newest Belgian style Oud Bruin aged in oak barrels and finished with strawberries and rhubarb. Now available on draft at both Barbarian locations, along with a VERY LIMITED quantity of bottles. 

#valhalla #oudbruin #barbariansours #unleashyourbarbarian #idahosours #boisebeer #barbarianbrewing #barrelagedsour #strawberrysour
THE MORRIGAN is the Celtic goddess of war and death who flies over the battlefields in the shape of a raven. She’s also the name of our yearly bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout. Just as deadly if you ask us. 

Tomorrow, November 17, we are releasing THREE different versions of THE MORRIGAN and two of them are extremely limited on draft. See you soon!

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~THE MORRIGAN 2022~
Woodford Reserve barrel aged Imperial Stout.
12% abv
Draft & 500ml Bottles

~THE MORRIGAN GOES COCONUTS 2022~
Woodford Reserve barrel aged Imperial Stout. Aged for 8 months, we finished this variant with toasted coconut and Madagascar vanilla beans.
12% abv
LIMITED Draft & plenty of 500ml Bottles 

~ PB&J MORRIGAN 2022 ~
Woodford Reserve barrel aged Imperial Stout. Aged for 8 months, we finished this variant with a hefty dose of peanut butter and blackberries.
12% abv
VERY LIMITED Draft and plenty of 500ml Bottles

#themorrigan #pbjmorrigan #themorrigangoescoconuts #barbarianbrewing #unleashyourbarbarian #barrelaged #barrelagedstout #idahobeer #boise #visitgardencity #woodfordreserve
First Thursday, December 1 ~ Join us for a Holiday Pop-Up Market in the brewery with local vendors, food, music, mulled wine and beer! 

Location:
Barbarian Brewery Taproom
114 E 32nd St Garden City

Food:
@eatkismet & @thetonycannoli 

Vendors:
@annasewellpottery 
@createxruin 
@lindsay.rae.short 
@hucklebearyhut 
@maiyan_metals 
@nektarapothecary 
@pedalpoweredpetals 
@waterwheelgardens 
@n.a.k.e.d.vintage 
@mamaknowsbestmicrogreens 
@rollinrecsboise 
@brotherbearbandits 
@nonewvintage 

There will be a second Holiday Pop-Up at @barbariandowntown Beer Bar on Third Thursday, December 15. Stay tuned for vendor info.

#holidaymarket #tistheseason #shoplocal #hellomeridian #visitboise #totallyboise #thisisboise #visitgardencity #boisebeer #boise #sproutingvitality
@lolaleeggrolls is at the Brewery Taproom from 4-8pm today (Friday 11/11)! Get on down here! 

#boisefoodtrucks #visitgardencity #boisefood #localfood #eggroll #barbarianbrewing #eatlocal #vietnamesefood #boise #cheerstotheweekend
New Beer Thor’s Day with fresh batches of DOUBLE EMPEACHMENT and SPACE WOLF IPA!

~ DOUBLE EMPEACHMENT ~
Double Berliner Weisse (kettle sour) made with 75lbs of peach ring sour Candy and an absurd number of peaches (445lbs)! The beer was empeached twice during its fermentation term.
8% abv
Draft and 16oz cans available

~ SPACE WOLF IPA ~
Hazy IPA made with Galaxy, Comet and Citra hops.
6.5% abv
Draft and 16oz cans available
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@barbariandowntown Beer Bar (Boise) is open tonight from 3-10pm.

Brewery Taproom (GC) is open tonight from 3-9pm with @eatkismet open 5-8pm. Come and get your #noodleslurp on!

#doubleempeachment #thorsday #newbeerthorsday #candysour #barbariansours #barbarianbrewing #boisebeer #boisesours
Mark your calendars for November 17 ~ We’ve got an epic Thor's Day with FIVE barrel aged beer releases at both Barbarian locations!

Barbarian Club Members get to pick up their Winter bottle allotment at the Brewery Taproom (GC).
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~RASPBERRY ELIXIR OF THE GODS 2022~ 
Elixir of the Gods is our Belgian style Sour Quadrupel aged in barrels spontaneously fermented via our koelschip. The Elixir is then aged on a copious number of raspberries.
12% abv
Draft & 500ml Bottles

~VALHALLA 2022~ 
Spontaneously fermented Oud Bruin aged with strawberries and rhubarb.
9% abv
Draft available. Bottles are "Members Only."

~THE MORRIGAN 2022~
The Morrigan is the Celtic goddess of war and death who flies over the battlefield in the shape of a raven and is also the name of our yearly Woodford Reserve barrel aged Imperial Stout.
12% abv
Draft & 500ml Bottles

~THE MORRIGAN GOES COCONUTS 2022~
Woodford Reserve barrel aged Imperial Stout. Aged for 8 months, we finished this variant with toasted coconut and Madagascar vanilla beans.
12% abv
Draft & 500ml Bottles 

~ PB&J MORRIGAN 2022 ~
Woodford Reserve barrel aged Imperial Stout. Aged for 8 months, we finished this variant with a hefty dose of peanut butter and blackberries.
12% abv
VERY LIMITED Draft and 500ml bottles 

#winterrelease #barrelagedbeer #unleashyourbarbarian #themorrigan #elixirofthegods #valhalla #barbariansours #idaho #idahobeer #barrelagedstout

Locations

Brewery Taproom
(Garden City)

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

Address
114 East 32nd St,
Garden City, ID

Email Us

info@barbarianbrewing.com

Downtown Beer Bar
(Boise)

Hours
Mon-Thurs: 3-10pm
Fri-Sat: 12pm-11pm
Sun: 12-8pm

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