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Treat Your Tastebuds at Alefort 2023

From easy drinking ales to strong stouts, crisp ciders to tangy sours, Alefort will quench your thirst & treat your tastebuds at Treefort 11.

Alefort returns to fill your stainless cup to the brim with loads of local & regional brews, specialty cocktails, curated ciders and hand-picked wines that pair remarkably well with tunes, trees & sunshine.

Indulge yourself in craft drinks and food fare, surrounded by art with the return of Alefort fan favorites including beer, wine, cider and cocktail tastings within Alefort Pub and Lounge at Julia Davis Park, as well as the newly decked out Greyhound Station at 12th and Bannock.  

As always, Alefort and its events are open to the public (no festival pass required) and all ages are welcome. However, you must have valid ID and a 21+ wristband to drink alcohol. Drinks are purchased with tokens. 

If you fancy yourself a fantastic Alefort experience, snag a Buzz Pass. The Buzz Pass is like a ZIPLINE for Alefort. Includes 8 tokens, a super cool MIIR tasting mug, power to skip the line at either Alefort location, and access to exclusive beer tastings. Buzz Pass is $120 — only 200 available. 

Treefort Music Fest aims to be a waste-free fest. Please bring your own 8 oz Alefort cup and/or your Treefort 16 oz stainless steel cup (note: 16 oz pours will be double the price because it’s double the size). Both 8oz and 16oz stainless steel cups will be available for purchase on-site. 


ALEFORT PUB + LOUNGE | Julia Davis Park

Alefort Pub features 65+ beers and 12 hard ciders from local and regional breweries and cideries. Beers are organized by style, so you can make a beeline for your faves or venture out and taste something new. 

Alefort Lounge features about a dozen wines of various styles from local and regional winemakers and RTD (ready-to-drink) cocktails. Also within the Lounge, enjoy browsing art in the Treefort Gallery and catch daily programming on the Alefort stage. 

The perfect accompaniment to all those beer tastings comes Nacho Palace, an all-local palace of, well, nachos! Including locally-grown potato and corn chips and daily toppings with veggie/vegan options. Food trucks will also be nearby for additional noshing. 

NEW THIS YEAR! Take your drink on the go! You can leave Alefort and walk around the gated area of the park, visit a food truck, or enter/leave Main Stage with your beverage in hand so you never miss a beat. Please note, you cannot bring beverages in/out of Julia Davis Park. 

Alefort Pub + Lounge Hours:

Wednesday 3/22 4-9pm
Thursday 3/23 4-9pm
Friday 3/24 2-9pm
Saturday 3/25 12-9pm
Sunday 3/26 12-5pm


ALEFORT COCKTAIL SHOWCASE | Greyhound Station 

Alefort’s Cocktail Showcase brings offerings from 4-9pm on Thursday – Sunday (March 23-26) of the fest. Each day features a new local cocktail artist and drink lineup inside the Greyhound Station at 12th and Bannock.

Thursday 3/23 – Michael Bowers

Michael Bowers is in many ways one of the most influential cocktail bartenders in Boise. More than a decade ago, he introduced Boise to entirely new cocktail concepts and methods, as well as his charismatic bartending style, through The Modern Bar. His cocktails have been covered by New York Times, GQ, Sunset, and Food & Wine. These days, Bowers works as an employment and civil rights lawyer standing up for employee rights, but he is coming out of bartending retirement for one day only for the Alefort Cocktail Showcase. 

Friday 3/24 – Local Bartender TBD
Saturday 3/25 – Jellyfish Drinks

Jellyfish Drinks is Aisling (pronounced Ash-leen), a hospitality veteran, master of spirits, cocktails, tasting, bar craft, and bar operations based out of Boise. She is a Mezcal spirit guide and specialist of Whiskey. She has tended bar and created programs for every bar concept imaginable in various markets. In 2022, Aisling was featured on the Netflix Series, Drink Masters

Sunday 3/26 – Local Bartender TBD

Alefort Cocktail Showcase Hours:

Thursday 3/23 4-9pm

Friday 3/24 4-9pm

Saturday 3/25 4-9pm

Sunday 3/26 4-9pm


CALL TO CHEFS & BARTENDERS

ISO chefs and bartenders to take part in the food and beverage tasting experiences at Treefort 11. 

Are you a chef or cook in the Treasure Valley? Do you have a signature dish or a family recipe that needs to be shared? Would you like the opportunity to share your passion and skills with a hungry audience? The Greyhound Station has brought in people from all over, each with their own food story to tell. Treefort wants to give you the platform to tell yours. Apply for the chance for your menu to be featured at Treefort’s Greyhound Station. If chosen you will design, prep and serve your own creation to the many hungry bellies at one of the festival’s newest venues.

Are you a Boise area bartender with a passion for your craft looking for a stage to show off your skills and creativity? Apply for the chance to be a featured Bartender at Treefort’s very own Greyhound Station! If chosen, you will have a platform to curate and concoct your very own cocktail, and you and your vision will be the main attraction at a bustling bar in the heart of Treefort Music Fest. 

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