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shade city brewfest

April 22, 5-9 pm & April 23, 1-6 pm
Idaho botanical garden
This is a 21+ Event
Join us for the first-ever shade city brewfest

We are so excited to invite you to the first Shade City Brewfest at the Idaho Botanical Garden! This groovy ’70s-inspired, sustainability-driven, beer-filled jamboree was dreamed up by a group of people with two priorities in mind: drinking delicious beer and creating a space to share local, sustainable business practices and ideas. 

Created by Lost Grove Brewing, Idaho Botanical Garden, and Treasure Valley Canopy Network, Shade City Brewfest has a mission to explore the ways that the brewing community and businesses around Idaho can reduce their impact on the environment while still holding fun events and enjoying local food and drinks. This two-day Brewfest will celebrate Idaho’s beer scene while generating conversations around sustainability, environmental impact, and waste reduction. 

We are keeping things full of peace, love, and grooves in honor of the first Earth Day which took place on April 22, 1970. Come to Shade City this April to try beers from dozens of local breweries and join conversations about how to reduce our impact on Idaho’s environment. This event will give you a hangover you can feel good about. 

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Tickets

*Pre-Sale Tickets Closed*

We are NOT sold out! If you didn't get in on the pre-sale, no worries! Tickets will be available at the door.

 

At the door, admission is $10. To sample beers, it’s $2 per drink ticket which gets you one 4 oz pour of most beers (a few specialty beers may cost extra tickets). 

Please note: This is a 21+ event! Valid ID required for entry.

 
what to bring
  • Your own cup! We know you have a steel pint glass, cup from other beer fests, or even an old coffee mug you can grab. We don’t care what kind of cup (except please no glass) – just bring one! 

  • A blank T-shirt! We will have a screen printer on-site to add Shade City logos to your T. If you don’t have a shirt to bring, we'll have vintage and sustainable T’s you can buy. 

  • A water bottle! It’s important to stay hydrated. We will have water stations around the ‘fest so you can refill. 

  • A ‘70s outfit! We are keeping things groovy in honor of the first Earth Day which took place on April 22, 1970. Dress up in your finest ‘70s attire and get ready to get funky. 

  • An alternative transportation plan! Ride your bike, walk, run, scooter, or ride a bus to Shade City and get a free beer ticket for reducing your carbon footprint.

  • Respect for The Garden! Please do not walk in any garden beds or plant areas in the Garden. There are sleeping plants that we don't want to trample. Stay on the paths. 

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What not to bring
  • A chair. We will have seating available or you can find a nice grassy spot to rest. There is limited space in the Garden, so plan on sharing some elbow room with your neighbors! 

 
Breweries
 
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Music
Get into the Groove
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Vinyl Dj set from
modern sounds vinyl

Friday, 5-7 PM

Derek Anderson, owner of Boise's Modern Sounds Vinyl shop, will be spinning a 70's all-vinyl DJ set.

Tylor & The Train Robbers

Friday, 7-9 PM

Boise-based band Tylor & the Train Robbers delivers a perfect, lyric-driven blend of Roots Country and modern Americana music. 

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Timothy P Swanson
& that 70s Band

Saturday, 1-2:30 PM

Break out the bell-bottom jeans, platform shoes, disco fingers, and best classic rock hairstyles for this groovy band.   

DJ Xclusive

Saturday, 2:30-4 PM

Get ready to dance with a 70’s-inspired soul/funk/disco set from DJ Xclusive on Saturday evening! 

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Eilen Jewell

Saturday, 4-6 PM

American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as one of America's most intriguing, creative, and idiosyncratic voices. The Boise songwriter leads a tight quartet that blends influences of surf-noir, early blues, classic country, folk, and 1960s era rock ’n’ roll.

Food & Vendors
  • Crisp Food Truck (Friday + Saturday)

  • ERTH Bev (Friday + Saturday) 

  • Fusion Frites (Friday)

  • Nosh/Kula Connection (Friday + Saturday)

  • Off the Grid Pizza (Saturday)

  • Roots Zero Waste Market (Friday + Saturday)

  • Sammie Shack (Friday + Saturday)

  • Boise Beer Buddies

  • Boise Bicycle Project

  • Crypt Of Opulence/ BleuJune

  • Free Spirits Beverage Company, llc

  • Idaho Clinicians for Climate and Health

  • Idaho Conservation League

  • Idaho Plant Doctor

  • Idaho Rangeland Conservation Partnership

  • Idahistory

  • IDAHOPS

  • Idaho Rivers United

  • Idaho Trails Association

  • Idaho Wildlife Federation

  • Land Trust of the Treasure Valley

  • Orchestra Provisions 

  • Proud Source Water

  • Rachael Mayer Art

  • Roots Zero Waste Market

  • Saalt

  • The Gemini Talks & Hippy Chic

  • T-Mobile 

  • Warm Springs Consulting 

Food & N/A Beverages

Vendors

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Sustainability
A Brewfest with a green heart

Our goal is to employ zero and low waste event tactics at every turn we can for Shade City. Here are some of the ways we are working to reduce waste at Shade City Brewfest:  

  • We are asking all patrons to bring their own cups! We are not having cups made for this event. There will be used/donated cups available to purchase should someone forget a cup.

  • All food vendors will be using compostable or reusable flatware and plates

  • There will be a dishwashing station for cleaning plates for reuse 

  • We are asking that patrons bring their own T-shirts or merchandise item to have screen printed so we may avoid producing new T-shirts. We will also have vintage clothing vendors there so patrons can purchase a gently used clothing item if they are unable to bring their own. A screen printer will be at Shade City to add a groovy new logo to an old shirt to give it new life! 

  • Promotional event posters will be printed on the back of old posters or on recycled paper 

  • Beer tickets are printed on recycled paper 

  • There will be volunteers at the trash stations to ensure trash, recycling, and compost are sorted correctly to reduce the amount of waste created 

  • We are incentivizing biking or alternative transportation by giving away a free beer tickets to anyone who walks, bikes, rides the bus, or takes advantage of alternative transportation to get to Shade City. Treasure Valley Transit is working on some special bus routes for Shade City. Check back soon for more details! 

 
Partners
Shade City Brewfest is brought to you by:
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Sponsors
Shade City Brewfest is Sponsored by
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Get Involved
 
Volunteer

We could use your help! We are looking for people to pour beer, act as sustainability ambassadors, set up and takedown, and more. Sound like fun? Sign up to volunteer at Shade City! 

If you are a business or nonprofit interested in having a booth, please fill out this application

If you are a brewery that would like to be at Shade City, we'd also love to hear from you! Please fill out this application to have your beer at Shade City Brewfest. 

stay tuned

We will have tons of additional updates as Shade City approaches! Sign up for the Lost Grove newsletter at the bottom of this page or follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on the latest Shade City news. 

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