BOISE -- Would you like to invest in Idaho's first publicly-owned brewery?
Newly formed Bogus Brewing is hosting an ownership meeting on Tuesday, June 11 in Boise. The meeting will be held at the future brewery headquarters located at the former Venue building at 521 West Broad Street at 7 p.m.
Plans are to produce about 1,000 barrels per year, initially. There's also a tasting room in the works.
Chief Brewing Officer Collin Rudeen says the meeting will outline the meaning of community-owned brewery.
A $1,000 investment is required to sign up.
Part owners will stand to make dividends on their investment, receive voting rights, are offered beta testing opportunities, and get a share in a CSB.
Rudeen says CSB stands for community supported brewing, and entails a growler of new beer each month. Non-investors can buy into the CSB at a yearly cost of $200.
My personal favorite perk is the guinea pigs or test pilots, Rudeen said, alluding to the opportunities investors will have tasting and approving new brews.
It's more of a chance for conversation and feedback to make sure we're making the best beer, Rudeen told KTVB.
The brewery could open as soon as March of 2014. Rudeen says Bogus Brewing will specialize in locally-sourced ingredients and will include a focus on French and Belgian saison-style beer.
However, traditional IPA, porter, and stout styles are in the works too. Check out the Bogus Brewing website for more details.
Brewers Lance Chavez (left) and Collin Rudeen (right) are ready to offer community-supported beer to Boiseans.