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 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.

Will you have food at the new location on 32nd & Clay?

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 location at 32nd & Clay?

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.

So, you'll have 3 taprooms now?

Nope. We are moving our original Garden City Brewery & Taproom down to 32nd & Clay and our Downtown Taproom will stay put. Idaho breweries are legally allowed two retail spaces (taprooms) for the entire state of Idaho.

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!

Why are minors not allowed at the Downtown Taproom?

The Downtown Boise Taproom 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.

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.

Brass Monkey
That funky Monkey
Brass Monkey junkie
That funky Monkey

Tapping a new Orange Radler named Brass Monkey on Thor's Day, August 8!

Brewery Taproom is open from 3-10pm.
@eatkismet is OPEN and serving food from 3-8pm.

@barbariandowntown Beer Bar is open from 3-10pm.

Orange Radler made with Thor's Mane Golden Ale and real orange juice.
3.5% abv 
Draft & crowlers available at both Barbarian locations.

#thorsday #newbeerthorsday #brassmonkey #orangeradler #barbarianbrewing #radler #easydrinking #brunchbeer #unleashyourbarbarian #fruitbeer
Stalking through the jungle, he prowls like the silent ghost of fear, ready to pounce at any moment. As he vanishes into the shadows, you hear him roar into the TIGER SUNSET. 

Releasing on first Thor’s Day 8/4, the 2022 TIGER SUNSET is our spontaneously fermented sour base aged in oak barrels and finished with Tiger's Blood Snow Cone Mix, watermelon and coconut puree.
7% abv 

Draft, 500ml bottles, and a limited run of unisex t-shirts and women's racerback tanks available at both Barbarian locations.

Design created by @adamjrosenlund 
Named created by @korbansaxton #wutangnamegenerator 
#tigersunset #tigersblood #thorsday #newbeerthorsday #firstthorsday #barbarianbrewing #unleashyourbarbarian #barbariansours #sourbeer #spontaneousbeer #idahosours
HOP WATER is back on draft and in cans for Thor’s Day! Bubbly water with hop essence. 0% abv. 

Brewery & Taproom is open from 3-10pm today and @eatkismet is open from 3-8pm with a new “It’s effing hot 🥵 out” menu.

@barbariandowntown is open from 3-10pm with @seantraceytroubadour performing 7-9pm. 

#hopwater #thorsday #bubblywater #visitgardencity #seltzerwater #barbarianbrewing #itstoohot
Our sunflowers are starting to bloom! It's a great contrast to all the barbwire around. #gardencityitsnice 🌻 🍻 🌻 

#gardencityidaho #barbarianbrewing #barbarianbytheriver #patiobeers #summerinidaho #sunflower
~ SUMMER CAN SALE! July 25-31 take advantage of 20% off cans of Barbarian beer & seltzer at both locations (including PEANUT BUTTER MORRIGAN & THE MORRIGAN GOES COCONUTS). To-Go only. Crowlers not applicable. No other discounts apply.

#summersale #riverbeers #summerbeer #unleashyourbarbarian #thisisboise #idahosummer #barbarianbrewing
SUNDAY BRUNCH is live! Every Sunday from 11am until 4pm (or sold out). 

~Barbarian Brunch~

Kismet Muffin $11
Malheur Breakfast Sausage, Ballard White Cheddar, House English Muffin, Mustard Maple Syrup, Western Farms Scrambled Eggs, add Curried Potatoes $3

Supersized Cinnamon Roll $10
Cream Cheese Frosting

Brunchy Burrito $12
Malheur Breakfast Sausage, Ballard White Cheddar, Western Farms Scrambled Eggs, Curried Potatoes, Spicy Mayo, Spicy $1

Kale and Curried Potato Burrito $11
Ballard White Cheddar, Western Farms Scrambled Eggs, Fiddlers Green Kale, Curried Potatoes, Spicy Mayo, Spicy $1

Fried Brussels Sprouts $13
Kismet Hot Sauce, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Radish, Pea Shoots, Spicy Mayo, Togarashi

Curried Potatoes $10
Remoulade Sauce, Gremolata, Feta Cheese, Spicy $1

Cucumber Salad(Vegan) $9
Scallion Vinaigrette, Pickled Fresno Peppers, Marcona Almonds, Pea Shoots, Togarashi 

Greek Salad $12
Greens, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Garlic-Dill Yogurt, Eden Creamery Feta Cheese, Cherry Tomato, Olives, Cucumber, Red Onion, Herbs

#brunch #kismetkitchen #barbarianbrewing #boise #visitgardencity #boifood #boisebrunch #barbarianbrunch #idahobeer #unleashyourbarbarian
We love seeing all your summer adventures with Barbarian cans, bottles and gear in tow! Cheers to summer and enjoying a cold one on the water!

Please note that we will only see your tags if your profile is set to “public”. 

#packitinpackitout #idahorivers #summeronthewater #traveling #idahosummer #unleashyourbarbarian #idahobeer #idaho #costarica #laketahoe #sawtoothmountains #middleforksalmon #zionsnationalpark #maldives
Bringing back two more easy drinking favorites for Thor's Day July 21: THOR'S MANE & 7K Pale Ale.

@eatkismet is OPEN and serving food from 3-8pm!

~ 7K ~
Hazy Pale Ale made with Skagit Valley malt and wheat and Cashmere, El Dorado and Citra hops. 7K is part of the Chinden Motel Hazy Pale Ale Series.
5% abv 
Draft and crowlers available.

Easy drinking Golden Ale made with expressive yeasts. Name after the Barbarian's Malamute, Thor, and maybe a little after the Viking God of Thunder. 
5% abv
Draft and crowlers available.

#thorsmane #thorsday #newbeerthorsday #barbarianbrewing #unleashyourbarbarian #newbeerrelease #visitgardencity
Wednesday BURGER NIGHT with @eatkismet is back! Check out the menu below. 5pm-8pm (or until sold out). The Brewery Taproom is open from 3-10pm.

@Malheur Beef, Acme BakeshopSesame Seed Bun, House American Cheese, House Pickles, House Ketchup, Mustard, Iceberg Lettuce, Shallots
Single Patty (3.5oz) $13
Double Patty $18
Add Bacon $2

Lentil and Beet Vegan Burger with Purple Kraut, Ciabatta, Vegan Fry Sauce, Pickles, Shallot $13

Choice of One Side: Tots or 
Iceberg Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

#burgernight #kismetkitchen #barbarianbrewing #unleashyourbarbarian #barbarianbytheriver #burgersandbeers #visitgardencity #boifood
Two new slushy flavors this week! 

Come and get em’ 

#slushies #beerslushie #hardseltzerslushy #barbarianbytheriver #barbarianbrewing #boise #gardencity #localbrewery
Getting to Barbarian via the Garden City Greenbelt has never been easier! Turn off the greenbelt in between @telayawine and @riversidehotelboise and head towards our big grey warehouse. Bike parking is limited, but we have more bike racks on the way! 

#boisegreenbelt #greenbelt #visitgardencity #boise #visitboise #summerinboise #summerfun #boisebeer #idahobeer #gardencitybrewery
Brand new this week ~ THAI RICE LAGER ~
Lager made with Thai Jasmine rice. Light, crisp and was lagered for 8 weeks. 
5.5% abv 
Draft and crowlers available at both Barbarian locations.

The Brewery Taproom is open from Noon-10pm today and @eatkismet is open from Noon-8pm. Come on down!

#ricelager #lager #newbeerthorsday #barbarianlagers #barbarianbrewing #wolfpack #saturdayvibes #saturday #drinklager


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Sun 12-8pm

114 East 32nd St,
Garden City, ID

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