We just found one of the best places to get lost in the Treasure Valley, and even though we know it’s not a secret, we wanted to let everybody know what they might find at Lost Grove Brewing!
Upon my arrival, I instantly recognized that this wasn’t going to be just another place to grab a beer, because there was a sign posted that said “Band Parking Only” and musical equipment was being carried in. Lost Grove Brewing has an outdoor stage set up for music and other entertainment, making it the coolest place I know to grab a brew, listen to some tunes, and enjoy all the mild days we enjoy here in the Treasure Valley. And just inside, you can pull up a chair or grab a booth too if the weather is too cool.
So now that you understand the lay of the land, what else did I find, while grabbing a beer at Lost Grove?
I had the privilege of meeting with Lost Grove owner Jake Black on a very special day. You see, entirely by accident this was the 4th Anniversary of Lost Grove.
Any entrepreneur’s journey is bound to be its own adventure, and Jake Black’s is no different. Like many who call Boise home, he found himself called back to Boise after being led to Portland to refine the hospitality and the skills that had been “brewing” inside him since he began working in the industry. After traveling and seeing what else the world had to offer, the call to come home just became louder.
Known amongst those in the know, but not by all is Lost Grove’s connection to Payette Brewing, another well-known and loved fixture of the Idaho Craft Beer scene. Jake Black and Mike Francis have known each other since high school and, in fact, Jake was Mike’s first employee after he started Payette Brewing. Jake was excited to work at Payette during its formative years and served as a leader on the sales and distribution team, helping to build it from the beginning stages. With the future well underway, Jake was then in a perfect position to found and grow something amazing of his own: and because of this, we all get to enjoy Lost Grove Brewing.
Kid, dog, and fun friendly, Lost Grove isn’t just a place to grab a beer, as I already mentioned. Their involvement with the community and what makes this the place you’d like to call home (even if you’ve never been here before) is something that will only continue to grow. Sourcing locally, hiring locally, keeping things sustainable, and doing everything that they do in a way that isn’t just socially responsible, but socially positive not only makes for some tasty brews but makes Boise and the surrounding areas, better.
If you didn’t already know, Lost Grove has been raising awareness for and supporting local nonprofits and those they serve and empower with their program Powerful Pints. Each month, Powerful Pints features a different local nonprofit to increase exposure, offer event space, and celebrate the wonderful work these organizations are doing in Idaho. And while the impact of the pandemic has and continues to make business as usual a challenge, Lost Grove is continuing to support our local giving networks and communities with their powerful program.
And in case you weren’t aware, here’s another way that they provide resources and opportunities for the Boise area and beyond: You can rent out their back brewery space for Holiday parties and gatherings, so make sure you get your space reserved before the snow starts to fly! You can find out more and reserve your space HERE.
But enough about what really matters, it’s time to talk about what ELSE matters here, and that is of course the beer!
Here are Jake’s picks, so try them all (in no particular order):
So when you get lost, and you probably will, always remember that you can find your own Lost Grove. And while you’re at it, have a beer!
Contributed by: Breean McKinney , email@example.com