Something to Look Forward To (Besides Summer)
By Chelsea Chambers
Calling all beer lovers and Boise Bench summer-loving enthusiasts, there is a new spot coming your way. Bench House Brewing Company anticipates their opening date to be sometime in the very near summer. And while summer may seem far away—winter has only a few weeks left to claim this year, so it’s definitely time to start making plans.
Husband and wife duo, Derek and Christy Brown, have been dreaming of owning their place for more than seven years. With a combined experience of more than 20 years in the industry, the pair has a lot to offer the Valley. Bringing brew knowledge and restaurant history together, Bench House Brewing Company is something we absolutely cannot wait to try.
Along with co-owner, Cade Beck, the three of them have more than enough passion, ambition, and dedication that is guaranteed to bring success.
Christy has 13+ years experience in restaurant service and 8+ years in the beer industry. Derek has 7+years home brew experience and 6+ years professional brewing experience. They met up with co-owner Cade Beck in 2018 and Beck was able to help bring this dream to life.
Beer lovers, cider fans, and everyone in between will have something to rejoice about. The owners enthusiastically shared with us what their business model will look like, “We are going to have 10 taps. Four are going to be core styles, such as a light style, a malty style, a darker style and of course an IPA. One tap will be designated to a cider, the cider will not be our own at first but down the road we hope to start our own cidery project if possible. Four taps will be rotators of our choosing. Derek really likes a lot of European styles especially Belgian Ales. We really want to be able to play around with beers and we don’t want to be stuck to a specific style that’s why we won’t have four core beers but four core styles, so we have something that still plays to everyone’s palette but will help them grow their palette as well. Along with the beer, we really want to try to have a well-curated wine list and some fun non-alcoholic beverages to choose from as well so those who are not beer drinkers still feel like they are welcomed and have a spot at Bench House.”
Prize-winning brewer, Derek Brown, has a lot of passion to share with the Bench House. He has rightfully claimed multiple titles with the North American Brewing Association as well as the U.S. Beer Open, so the excitement only continues to build as the opening date draws closer.
The Bench House has secured their ideal spot at 4795 W. Emerald Street next to the Commons Climbing Gym and will be one of the first neighbor brewpubs in the area.
Look for Bench House Brewing Company, opening this summer on Emerald Street. It’s sure to become one of your favorite local hangs. Check them out on Facebook @BenchHouseBrew.