Granite Falls Trail 301, Priest Lake Idaho

Granite Falls Trail 301

Granite Falls Trail 301, Priest Lake Idaho

It had been only two days since we had said goodbye to Buddy and I thought to cheer us up I would take Boomer to Priest Lake Idaho. Although short, it would be a road trip, which is something that Boomer and I both love. Priest Lake is nearby our home, however I have only been there a handful of times and Boomer had never been. It is truly a shame as Priest Lake Idaho is one of the most stunning places in Idaho.  On this day I planned to take Boomer to Granite Falls, north of Nordman Idaho. Continue reading

Portneuf Valley Brewing, Pocatello Idaho

Portneuf Valley Brewing, Pocatello Idaho

Portneuf Valley in Brewing,Pocatello Idaho

Brewing beer dates back 6000 years where it is believed that the brewing profession was heavily dominated by women. The oldest documented recipe for beer dates back 3900 years with a reference to Ninkasi, the goddess of alcohol, who is sometimes referred to as the goddess of brewing. Continue reading

Great Burn Brewing in Missoula Montana

Great Burn Brewing Missoula Montana

Great Burn Brewing -Missoula Montana

On August 20th 1910 a firestorm ripped through Idaho and Montana leaving a path of 3 million acres decimated. Historians would later refer to this fire as “The Big Burn”, “The Great Fire of 1910” and “The Big Blowup”. The forest still wears its scars to this day and the tragic loss of life both in human and animals will never be accurately accounted for.

Great Burn Brewing in Missoula Montana pays homage to the Fire of 1910. The tasting room is surrounded by heavy wood beaming, a wooden bar and pictures from the fire. I found myself a seat at the bar and began reviewing the beer list while learning at bit of history behind the fire of 1910. Continue reading

Beer Tasting at Wallace Brewing, Wallace Idaho

Beer Tasting at Wallace Brewing

Wallace Brewery

I am always a fan of when a brewery embraces their heritage. Wallace Brewing is located in Wallace Idaho, a town known for mining. The logo of Wallace Brewing is a miner’s helmet and two pick axes. But this is not where the mining references stop. Majority of the beer names all have some sort of relation to mining, whether it be the Jackleg Stout, The Vindicator IPA, named after a “deep, dark, rich mine shaft” and lastly paying respect to the working girls in the mining town with the RedLight Irish Red Ale. Continue reading

City Limits Pub, Wallace Idaho

City Limits Pub, Wallace Idaho

City Limits Pub, Wallace Idaho

A great way to start any trip is to make your first stop at a place that serves beer. And what better way to start my spring 2015 trip than making my first stop at City Limits Pub in Wallace Idaho. Not only was it a pub but they also serve craft beer from North Idaho Mountain Brew, which comes in handy because I loves me some craft beer. Continue reading

Trickster’s Brewing in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Trickster's Brewing in Coeur d'Alene Idaho

Trickster’s Brewing in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Tucked away along some industrial buildings you will find Trickster’s Brewing in Coure D Alene Idaho. Although more of a distributor location, there is a small tasting room located at the brewery. I stopped by on a Saturday afternoon and had the place to myself. Not my favorite scenario but it meant that I would have quick service! Continue reading