Frequently Asked Questions

What is your location and hours?

We are proudly located in the Old Firehouse #6 on Fairview ave and Liberty Street in Boise (1620 N Liberty St, Boise, ID 83704).  It’s just off the Curtis Exit, across from Zamzows and down the street from Flying Pie Pizza.  Our hours are currently:

Sun Closed for Pints & Prayers
Mon-Thur 4pm-9pm
Fri-Sat 2pm-10pm

Come visit us soon!

Do you allow Kids and/or Dogs?

For our first year and half, we did not meet the brewery exception law to allow kids, thus no one under 21 was allowed at our facility as per Idaho Law.  Now we have the brewery in place, BUT due to the nature of our business and to continue to provide a safe and comfortable environment,  we do not allow dogs or anyone under the age of 21 inside our facility.  We do allow well-behaved kids and dogs on a leash on the patio only.  (Legitimate service dogs are of course allowed inside).

***There was a lot of time and research into updating our policies, please respect them and plan accordingly when you visit us.  Thanks!

Do you have food?

Yes!  We launched our kitchen Mid-July 2020 but still work with local food trucks as well.  Please check our current Happenings (events and food) schedule here:  https://www.bearislandbrewing.com/taproom/#food-trucks-and-events

Can I reserve event space for a large party?

Our event space is now taken up by the brewery!!!  Thus, we have outdoor space that can be reserved and can accommodate smaller groups inside in the bar area as well.  We just need a heads up to be able to have enough staff scheduled.  Please use our contact us form for any event requests.

What's on tap right now?

See our current menu of what we are pouring here:  https://www.bearislandbrewing.com/taproom/

Where do you brew the beer?

We started this entire operation in our 2-car garage at our home in west Boise.  We brewed there for 5.5 years and still have small tanks for specialty brews only.  As of June 2020, we upgraded and are brewing out of ol’ Firehouse #6 (or as we like to call it “Brewhouse #6) on an awesome custom system by Specific Mechanical.  We are still very small but this gives the ability to expand our operations and serve our nearby community.

Who do I contact for charitable donations?

We love to support our community and will do so whenever possible, but please realize that we get contacted daily for donations.

See our donation policy and request form here:  https://www.bearislandbrewing.com/donation-request/

Are you hiring?

Not currently, but still feel free to send in your resume as we are always on the lookout for great people!

Is Idaho Potato Ale (IPA) Gluten free? Are any of your beers?

No, Idaho® Potato Ale is not Gluten Free because it is still made with barley.

Technically none of our brews can be called ‘gluten free’ because they all are made with barley.  We have 2 “Gluten Reduced” brews that we have had much success with: “BrewHouse#6” and “Ammo Bocks”)

It says "Veteran Owned" - What service were you in and what did you do?

Beth and Steve are proud US NAVY Veterans that served as EOD technicians (Explosive Ordnance Disposal).   Everyone who works at Bear Island is either a veteran or related to one!