Nice quaint place. Reminds one of a lodge the way it's set up. The thing that stands out the most is the beer cans and beer mats. They're everywhere. Any place you could think of putting them at, you'll find them. Lot's of ski memoribilia as well. The beers are good, the food is awesome, and the place is basically right across the street from Crane Creek, which is one of the local places that has a wide selection of bottles. The one downfall to this joint is that they do not have a sampler tray. I don't like that. Nyet. Aside from that fact, the place is great. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. It was quite funny watching a bunch of yuppies walk in and seeing them trying to decide over which beer they wanted. The waiter pretty much had to baby talk them through the choice. Woo! I was laughing, it was a great time. Whoa. I got a little off topic there. Anyhow. When in Boise, make sure this is one of your stops. You won't be dissapointed! or something.
In the door at 11 on Sunday at the end of June 2017, after RBSG17 had officially concluded. Came in as they opened, staff having brunch together while setting up for the day. Very friendly staff, and as I was the only customer and they therefore weren’t neglecting anyone else, everyone was super happy to chat. Had a nice cup of soup and a pretty great polenta thing covered in black beans, salsa, guac, etc. It was basically nachos but with grilled polenta instead of chips. Made for a great breakfast. Prices were amazing. I guess this is a Boise or Idaho thing in general, but I was blown away on the trip by the number of places with tasters at $1 each. This was another of those places.
stevoj (376) Boise, Idaho | November 22, 2013| Updated April 6, 2014
Brewpub at the base of the ski hill in Boise. Decent variety, with rotating seasonal Decent burgers and food too.
A pretty cool laid back place. Lots of skiers and beer related collectibles. Had 9 beers on tap. Unfortunately, they have a stupid policy of not serving samples, they will instead offer a free taster or two. Dumb policy, since I would be more than happy to pay for samples. As Craig said, they screwed up the samples they did give us, and nobody seemed to know anything about the beer. Otherwise, very good food, pretty nice beer, and a cool vibe.
Nice place, decorated with alot of old beer memorabilia (bottles, cans, coasters, etc...).
They do not have a sampler of beers for sale. Instead he gave us a few different tasters. When they were brought out, they were the wrong ones and she told us the wrong beers in the glass. We figured them out ourselves. When Doug asked if one of the beers one tap was a Barley Wine, the waiter said "kind of, it’s a IPA".....
The food was very good, the beer was OK.
i have been in this place a few times. Just stopped in last week for dinner and a brew. A nice little place. The food is not to bad and the beer is pretty good. Only bad thing is they need to make a few new things. Some times people like to try more than the same 6 or so on tap. One thing that is really great is the Hoppy Hour.
Has kind of a ski lodge feel to it, and the only thing that changes here is the staff which was amazingly friendly. The food is excellent and well priced, and the beers weren’t bad either. I especially enjoyed the Hippie Shake. Were made to feel very at home here. Big fire pit in the middle, with lots of cans and coasters and various other beer nostalgia.
jake65 (152) Meridian, Idaho | May 28, 2006| Updated October 19, 2014
A nice stop on the way home from a ski trip or neighborhood hangout in the north end. The bar area is small and has a dark, lodge like feel. I can’t not give a perfect 5 for ambiance... it feels so homey and welcoming. The food here is very good, try the pork sandwich - awesome. I’ve been here a couple dozen times over the years and absolutely love it. My only negative would be the rotating seasonal lineup is small, but it is improving.
This is just a cool unique little place that you must go either on your way up to Bogus or just passing through Boise. There beers are decent and the atmosphere has this great old world lodge feeling too it, with beer and ski memorabilia from days past. I personally have not tried the food, but it looked really good.
Just went on a double date here in January 2006 and the place was packed out on a Monday night! The tables are pretty close together and their is a cool seating area surrounding a kind of raised fire pit (now a gas fire). Anyway, you get the sense you are a part of the community when you go here. People all around are enjoying being there with friends to drink the beer that is brewed right there.
They do tours if you call ahead or if the brewmaster is on site.
It is worth driving to the out of the way location and I would reccomend it to all ratebeerians who are visiting Boise. Out of the three brewpubs in Boise, this one is fighting for #1 with Sockeye. Tablerock is definitely #3 after visiting the Hollow.