Taste208: Two Nights to Raise Your Glass to the Best of Idaho and the West!

Photo: Taste208 Facebook

Taste208, the popular local tasting and education-focused event series, will take place in downtown Boise on April 22 & 23. This event, now in it's fifth year, is proudly sponsored by the Where To Eat Guide and is perfect for anyone who enjoys local and regional beer, wine, spirits and food.

The VIP Experience

New for 2016 is a Friday Night VIP Experience. Three hundred patrons will gather to sample Sip + Bite pairings from restaurants like Juniper, Matador, The Mode Lounge, Quail Hollow, and My Family Tradition, and to take in a rustic artisanal surf + turf spread from Reel Foods Fish Market. A six-wine tap will be provided by Proletariat, and artisanal cocktails will be served by Jim Beam and Simple Snow mixers. Patrons will vote for their favorite pairing, and the winner will be announced and celebrated at the end of the event. Patrons receive a gift bag from Full Circle Exchange, a sampling glass, access to all sampled products and a voucher for a one complimentary Taste208 Cocktail at the central bar. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.

April 22, 6 – 9 PM

N 8th St between Bannock and Idaho

Grand Tasting

New for the Saturday night Grand Tasting, Taste208 moves to Payette Brewing’s new facility on River Street. Featuring a central food spread from Kanak Attack (supported by Snake River Farms, Ohana No Till Farm, Gaston's Bakery, and Food Services of America), patrons will be invited to sample from up to 55 booths, tasting a variety of beer, wine, and spirits. Bicyclists using the greenbelt-accessible bike parking lot will receive $5 cash back.  Ample free parking is also provided adjacent to the event. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

April 23, 6 – 9 PM

Payette Brewing Company's new River St location