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BOISE -- Boise Brewing is joining the up-and-coming craft beer scene in the Treasure Valley, and hoping to make their mark by letting the public be a part of it in a unique way.

I learned more and more about financing companies, at least typical financing, and I didn't really like the answers I heard, said Collin Rudeen, one of the founders of Boise Brewing. It was kind of restricted to either a lot of bank debt or a very small number of already wealthy people.

Rudeen and the handful of other founders found an alternative. They have 232 part owners. Each contributed at least a thousand dollars, for brewery benefits, and possible financial bonus in the future.

Everything was lined up for then-dubbed Bogus Brewing. But, working with Bogus Basin, they had to change their name, hence Boise Brewing.

We worked with Bogus Basin, this is a couple of months ago, to change the name so that we could create a little bit more brand distinction between the two, Rudeen said.

They're already notching out their niche in the brewery scene.

I think there's plenty of room still in Boise for all the breweries that are currently here and even more to pop up, said Boise Brewing's head brewer, Lance Chavez.

Chavez see the trend to more craft brews as an opportunity for more growth and more interest in what he's making.

The more good beer the better, he said. Boise is becoming more of a beer town, more of a destination for beer tourism, so yea, I think it's great.

Boise Brewing is also going to try to use local ingredients and vendors as much as possible.

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