Welcome to the New Year!

We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. 2018 is here and we have a lot of big things in store for the year, starting with the return of one of our old favorites; Galena Gold. We have gotten a TON of messages asking if this beer is ever going to be back and the answer is “yes!” beginning in February. Upon its release, it will only be available on tap in the pubs and you may see it pop up in a few other local restaurants and bars as well. We are considering canning it again when summer gets closer so stay tuned.

Congratulations to our Brewer for a Day; Randy (ticket number: 026117). Thank you to everyone who participated in our raffle to help raise money for the Idaho Food Bank!

If you’re looking for some fun ways to pass the time until spring, we still have trivia nights rolling every Wednesday at the Cole pub, as well as live music every Tuesday and Friday. We are also starting up Paint & Sip nights at both locations. Our first events will be on January 29th at our Fairview and Cloverdale location and February 1st at the Cole pub. Each spot is $45 to reserve and they will go fast so grab some friends and sign up! While you’ve got your calendar out, save January 20th and 21st for our 4-way IPA release at both pubs. Each of our brewers have made their own IPA recipe and we will have them all on tap for a limited time.

Tip the Teacher night is starting back up on Thursday, January 18th, where we will host Shadow Hills Elementary at the Cole Pub. As a reminder, we are always looking for different schools and school teams to partner up with for our charity nights. If you have any recommendations, email our pub events coordinator, Erin at: erink@sockeyebrew.com.

Finally, we have merchandise available for sale online now! We have posted a few of our most popular items (sorry, no beers) so you can represent Idaho’s most awarded craft brewery! Check them out and treat yourself to a late Christmas present (link below).

Our special events are starting to stack back up so follow us on social media and peruse our events calendar on the website to stay in the know. Thank you to all our loyal newsletter subscribers! Here’s to a prosperous and craft-beer-filled 2018!

Drink like a fish!

Welcome to December!

Another month has flown by!  We can’t believe it is December already!  We have been receiving a ton of food donations for the Idaho Food Bank.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed.  Just a reminder, you get $1 off your first drink if you bring in three canned food items to either pub.  We are also contributing $1 per ticket sold for our “Brewer for a Day” raffle.  Help us get food to those in need through the holiday season.

If you haven’t heard, we are selling $10 tickets for a chance to be brewer for a day at Sockeye!  One lucky winner will be able to:

• Help choose a style of beer to brew.
• Receive his/her very own “Brewer for a Day” t shirt and brewer’s boots.
• Get a case of cans to share with friends.
• Learn about the brewing process from some of Idaho’s most experienced brewers!

If you’re looking for a unique gift to get the craft beer lover in your life; this is it! The winner will be announced on December 28th.  Combine a couple of our limited-release barrel aged bottles and some of our new winter wearables and you have yourself a gift pack that would even make Santa jealous!

We have been getting a lot more inquiries for shipping merchandise and gift cards (especially during the holidays).  As a limited time offer, every $25 you spend on gift cards, you will get an additional $5.  We are excited to announce that we will soon have an online store where some of our most popular items can be purchased (excluding beers).  In the meantime, if you need a Sockeye gift shipped, just e mail us at: info@sockeyebrew.com.

Speaking of shipping, we have recently shipped beer over 5,000 miles, marking the first time ever Sockeye beers will be distributed internationally.  That’s right, our beer is officially available in Japan!  We have had so much fun reading the UnTappd reviews and seeing the social media posts from clear across the world.  Our Dagger Falls already seems to be very popular there as they have a thirst for big northwest IPAs!

Finally, just a reminder that we still have live music indoors at our Cole pub throughout the winter.  The music schedule can be found on our website events calendar or towards the bottom of this email.  We also still have trivia every Wednesday beginning at 7pm.  Have a very merry and safe holiday!

Drink like a fish!

Welcome to November!

First off, thank you to everyone who help us raise money in October for the American Cancer Society. Yesterday we presented a check for $1,100 that will go directly to cancer research. We really appreciate all the local bars and restaurants who put pink Dagger handles up all month long to help raise awareness. Let’s try and double that number next year!

The holidays are upon us and we have a bunch of fun stuff in store for the season! Beginning November 20th, we will be selling tickets to earn a chance to be brewer for a day at Sockeye! Tickets are $10 each and $1 per ticket sold will be donated to the Idaho Food Bank. Buy a ticket and some of our awesome new winter merchandise to create the best Christmas gift ever for the craft beer lover in your life! The drawing will be held on December 19th at Fairview and Cloverdale. Starting next Monday, we will begin collecting nonperishable food items to donate through the holidays as well. Bring in three separate nonperishable food items and get $1 off your first drink at either pub.

We have a couple of big events coming right up. Make sure you check out our Sockeye Holiday Bazaar tomorrow in the packaging building at our Fairview location, located directly behind the restaurant. There will be everything from crafts and clothes to jewelry and art. Admission is free so come stop by and look around. We also have a few tickets left for our Barrel Aged Social on November 11th. If you love barrel aged beers, this event is for you! $25 gets you access to over 10 limited release barrel aged Sockeye beers as well as a commemorative snifter glass with our Soaked in Oak logo (ticket link below).

We had another very successful month with our Tip the Teacher nights raising $392.91 for Heritage Middle School and $374.18 for Fairmont Jr. High. We are having so much fun bringing the community together for this great cause. We are also wanting to host some school teams as well so if you have any recommendations, email our pub events coordinator, Erin at: erink@sockeyebrew.com.

Also, as a reminder; you can catch live music at the Cole pub every Tuesday and Friday as well as trivia every Wednesday! Bring some friends down and check out our new happy hour menu.