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Review by Booze Food Traveler on 12/24/09

posted Feb 4, 2010, 1:18 PM by Lisa VanHorn   [ updated Feb 4, 2010, 1:20 PM ]
Found on Yelp, posted 12/24/09 by Booze Food T
http://www.yelp.com/biz/idaho-brewing-company-idaho-falls

Located in somewhat of a warehouse district of Idaho Falls, ID, this is a wonderful little find.  I am a booze connoiseur and tough on microbrews (I find most to be too sweet and syrupy) , but this place is great.

They have a wonderful selection of beer and there is definitley something for everyone in their flight.  I did the sampler platter (see picture) and if my memory serves me correct the order was:

IPA
Pale Ale
Stout
Scotch Ale
Brown Ale
Summer Lager
Summer Ale
Hefeweizen

My favorites were the Pale Ale, The Summer Ale, The Brown, and then the Stout in that order.  I also love breweries that experiment and try new things, in this case the Idaho Brewing Company has created a "Scotch Ale".  While I love the adventure and idea of a "Scotch Ale" (my two favorite drinks), this tasted more like beer flavored champagne then actual beer.  Not bad, but not my taste.  It also rings in at about 8 or 9% alcohol where most of the others are in the normal 4 or 5% range.  

Robin and Leon Wolfram (the owners) are really, really nice people and they are there to serve you most of the time.  Leon is the master brewer and obviously knows good beer as well as how to treat his customers.  He came to the table more than once to make sure we were happy and have everything we needed.  They don't serve food, but you are welcomed to bring your own.  You are also welcomed to bring your dog, there were more than one in the bar tonight.

Here's the best part: A pint of beer is $3.50 to $4 and the sampler is $7!!!  Wow!  Okay, I live in Los Angeles so I'm used to a warm $7 beer poured into a plastic cup by a bartender with a bad attitude (oooh, I'm an acter or actress and I'm just doing this until my big break, pouring beer is SOOOO beneath me....) so this place had my attention from the very beginning.  This is a place for beer, not wine, not booze, not food.  They do one thing and they do it well.  Great beer, great prices, poured by great people in a simple place.  5 stars.
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Lisa VanHorn,
Feb 4, 2010, 1:19 PM
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