Festival News: ID: Boise: "The Little Woody Barrel-Aged and Artisanal Beer, Cider and Whiskey Festival" starts May 13th & 14th.

Press Release

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image courtesy Lay It Out Events
Commemorate two of Boise’s hallmarks — craft beer and the nostalgic, historic Basque Block, during the first annual Little Woody Boise Barrel Aged Beer, Cider and Whiskey Festival hosted by 10 Barrel Brewing May 13-14, 2016. The Little Woody series celebrates and recognizes craft wood-aged beers and ciders from across the Northwest, along with small-batch American rye whiskeys and bourbons.

Taste the velvety, deep, intense flavors at this street festival starting at 601 W. Grove Street in downtown Boise. Featuring the intimacy of small batch brewing, 20 top local and regional brewers will attend the event including Sockeye Brewing, Boise Brewing, 21st Amendment Brewing, Stone Brewing Co., 10 Barrel Brewing Co. and more. The 2016 Little Woody Boise will also feature tastings of small-batch American rye whiskeys and bourbons from Koenig Distillery, Crater Lake Spirits, Brody Spirits and more, plus local food vendors.

“We are excited to launch the Little Woody series in Boise,” said Aaron Switzer, owner of Lay It Out Events, the festival’s producer. “This event is about beer of course, but it’s also a nod to history as we explore the flavors that come from oak barrels. There’s no better place to explore this important piece of beer’s history than Boise’s Basque Block.”

The festival will be open on Friday, May 13 5pm (VIP entry begins at 4pm) and Saturday, May 14, from noon-10pm.

Tickets are now on sale online.

Barrel-aged & Artisanal Beers & Ciders: 
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
21st Amendment Brewing
Atlas Cider Co.
Barbarian Brewing
Boise Brewing
County Line Brewing
Edge Brewing Co.
Fremont Brewing Company
Grand Teton Brewing
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Odell Brewing Co.
Ordnance Brewing
Schilling & Company Cider
Slanted Rock Brewing
Sockeye Brewing
Stone Brewing Co.

Whiskeys & Bourbons 
Brody Spirits
Crater Lake Spirits
Koenig Distillery
More TBA!

Ticket & Tasting Prices
Basic Entry: $15 at the door ($12 in advance) includes entry and a commemorative tasting glass
Tasting Package: $20 ($15 in advance) includes entry, a commemorative tasting glass and 6 tasting tokens.
VIP Tasting Package: $35 ($30 in advance) includes a t-shirt, special VIP glass and 8 tasting tokens, plus early Friday entry (4pm on).

Tokens: $2 each when purchased individually. Tastes cost 1-4 tokens each. Beer and cider tastes are 4 ounces; whiskey tastes are 1.5 ounce (smaller whiskey samples are also available).

The Little Woody Boise is hosted by 10 Barrel Brewing Co. and sponsored by Atlas Cider Co. and Crater Lake Spirits. For more information and tasting updates, visitwww.littlewoodyboise.com

The Little Woody is a 21 and over event.

About The Little Woody Series
The adventure began in Bend, Oregon nine years ago with the original Little Woody and continues to spread. The festival is based on the enthusiasm and excitement for small batch wood-aged beers, and the other clever concoctions that local and regional brewers dream of. Whiskey tasting and cider experiments are never far from a gnomes elbow. The event has now spread across the Northwest to Medford, Oregon, Eugene, Oregon and Boise, Idaho delivering the cheer of great brews, spirits and of course, gnomes.
About Lay It Out Events  
Lay It Out Events is Central Oregon’s premier event company, offering the best in consultation, design and implementation. Lay It Out Events produces more than twenty festivals, races, and contract events each year, including Oregon WinterFest, the Bite of Bend, Balloons Over Bend, the Happy Girls Run, the Little Woody and the National Beard and Moustache Championships. Committed to giving back to the community, Lay It Out Events donates a portion of each event’s proceeds to charity. Through our beneficiaries, we raise awareness and much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. As a result, we have given well over $150,000 to local charities over the past 10 years. For more information, visit  

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