Friday, May 28, 2010

Bud makes the best.....weapons???

Men allegedly use case of beer as weapon in heist

PUEBLO, Colo. — Bud Light may not be advertising these two as “Real Men of Genius.” Two men are accused of using an 18-pack case of Bud Light as a weapon while stealing beer at a Loaf ‘N Jug convenience store.

The men are accused of stealing three cases of Bud Light from the store early Saturday. According to police, one of the men used a case of the beer to hit a clerk during the theft. The clerk wasn’t seriously hurt.

Police officers chased the suspects on foot. The affidavit said police found two cases of beer in a back yard, then went inside and found the men. The men are awaiting court appearances.

Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain,

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Busy weekend ahead....

American Craft Beer Week Continues:

Tonight -Ninkasi Beer Dinner @ The Front Door - usually 4 or 5 courses

Through Sunday -
  • TableRock Brewpub - Pilot Batch Happy Hour - $3.25 imperial pints of a different pilot brew each day for 7 days, 3-6PM on the 23rd we'll be opening up the brewery during a brew session so patrons can grab a beer, come back and see what goes on during the brew process, an extra brewer will be on hand to answer any questions.
  • Solid Grill and Bar - Happy Evenings - 4PM-midnight - $2 pints of ID brews
  • Fri. 5/21 - small plate beer pairing @ The Melting Pot featuring Rogue Ales, 5-8PM ($TBD)
  • The Ram -Sat. 5/22 - 3rd Annual Organic Homebrew Contest Public Results Event @ The Ram's Stonehouse - We're pretty stoked about our third year, and we hope to have 75+ entries over 7 categories for this AHA/BJCP certified event. @ 5PM, we open the doors to the first 50 people interested in participating in the public judging (cost $5). @ 6 PM or thereabouts, the truly public event begins with brews from all over ID (including Salmon River Brewing, Grand Teton Brewing, and The Ram) and BBQ fare (cost $10). Additionally, we'll feature a raffle that benefits the Boise Bicycle Project and Boise Community Radio. Last year, nearly 300 people attended, and we raised over $500 for those organizations.
Lots to drink! Get out there and enjoy the local stuff!

Boise Bike Week Festivities:

Thursday, May 20
Mountain Biking IntroSWIMBA6:00 PMCamel's Back Park, tennis courts
Sierra Club6:00 PM
Sierra Club Office,
503 W Franklin
Friday, May 21
May in MotionACHD Commuteride7:30-10:30 AM8th Street & Bannock
Bicycle Block PartyBoise Bicycle Project4:00 PM8th Street & Bannock
Saturday, May 22
Pedal Power ParadeACHD Commuteride4:30 PMCapitol Park, 6th & Bannock

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Outta here.....

I'll be in Cleavland this weekend - hopefully drinking some Great Lakes Brew.
But while I am away you all should be on your bikes and drinking!!!!

Blues Brews And BB Q's starts Sat at Hawks stadium! Enjoy brew1 and Pa Gypie's creations!
Then on Sunday it is the kick off of Boise Bike Week - Rite Aid on State and 15th will have the vintage bike swap!

Go to these events and let me know all about them - some of the DBRB crew will hopefully make it out for the weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm not sure if this is funny or a singles ad?

"Phatt Bottom Girls" are riding! 5/12

This year there will be two rides - trail on Wednesday night and pavement on Thursday night. All rides start at 6 pm in front of Hyde Park Cycle Sports on 13th street. The ride is for all levels, the focus is women who ride bikes meeting more women who ride bikes. Need a bike or want to try a different bike just call Jim at the shop and he will be happy to let you try out some of the bkes at the shop - 336-5229. Questions call Stacy 484-8502

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hey We Found It

We were all drinking at the Dutch Goose last night for a pre-birthday celebration for Vixen. After velovulpes got off work at Bar G he met up with us all. Guess what he brought me! A GORDON! Hells yes! Bar G started carrying the lovely copper this weekend! YEAH! Thanks Velovulpes and Jeff May for finding my new favorite beer!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Are biking rights worth $25 to you?

A really cool new organization - Idaho Pedestrian and Bicycle Alliance (IPBA) needs our help!

In order to receive the first $5,000 of their matching grant they need to raise $2,500 by the end of June. So here is what I am asking - is advocating for your rights as a bicyclist important to you? Is it worth $25? $50? $100?

I am asking YOU to visit the IPBA website and join online as a $25 member. If you can give more, please consider adding a donation to the organization.

In April IPBA received a $20,000 matching grant to support legislation promoting bicylists' and pedestrians' rights and safety and advocating for funding for infrastructure projects that support promote active transportation - yeah biking - among other goals.

Just think - if 100 of us join at $25, we help them reach their goal. And in turn they help us promote biking rights and safety. So do it. Do it NOW!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Heads up to all the real alley cat planners.....

Check this out -

Auqa Boy heard an ad on 99.1 for a fundraising event where you ride your bike through the city looking for clues. So we started digging around on the net and this is what we found:

The Ultimate Urban Challenge to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Idaho is an exhilarating adventure designed for the most Xtreme enthusiast or a group of individuals just looking to have a good time. This competition challenges the body, mind, and senses in the Urban setting of Boise. Using clues, teams of four will bike to the correct destination and complete the assigned tasks. The full challenge is expected to take between four and six hours to complete while the half challenge is expected to take between 2-3 hours to complete. Immediately following the race all participants are invited to participate in a post race party that entails food, drinks and entertainment.

The Ultimate Urban Challenge is designed to be more than an event. It is an overall experience that demonstrates an internal desire to succeed when faced with obstacles that are both mentally and physically challenging. A desire to succeed keeps participants motivated even when it is easier to give up; just like a “wish” provides children with hope, strength and joy during a time of need. As a team, the Ultimate Urban Challenge participants will experience hope as they strive to succeed, strength when they want to quit and joy as they cross the finish line; much like the experience a wish child encounters on their own personal journey back to health.

Grand Prize:
(Package designed for four people)
- Thunder Mountain Line scenic train ride
- Wite water rafting trip with Bear Valley Rafting Company
- One hour horseback ride with Dry Buck Adventures

This is the Make A Wish site. The radio station says it will take 4-6 hours to complete! And they are charging a 65.00 entry fee per person! On top of that there is a cap of how many people can ride - 350!!! Holy Crap Fundraisers!!!! There are already teams signed up.
This sounds to me like an Alley Cat bigger than Dirty & Pink and Bars and Strips combined! Does anyone out there know who is organizing the route and "tasks"? This could be disastrous if they have never done one of these before.

All's I know is that on 6/26 - I'm driving my car and staying away from this hot mess!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Plan ahead this month

Is it just a coincidence that Boise Bike Week is the same week as the American Craft Beer Week? City wide we can drink beer and ride bikes!

Things kick off all over town on the 16- check out each website for particular events!