Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Idaho Falls, Idaho - Mountain Brewers Beer Festival

Jake and I decided to make an early Summer weekend trip up to Idaho Falls for a little camping and a little beer sampling at the Mountain Brewers' Beer Fest.

We spent the first night camping in Swan Valley along the South fork of the Snake River.  The area was beautiful with snow capped mountains and green pastures filling the entire river valley.

Jake's new tent makes it's debut at the Falls Campground

South Fork of the Snake River - running very high

 Fall Creek Waterfall and Snake River

South Fork of the Snake River near Fall Creek Waterfall

The Mountain Brewers' Beer Fest in Idaho Falls was fantastic and very well organized.  I was able to sample too many beers without much waiting in line.  Local beers from Salt Lake did very well, with my favorites Uinta Brewing and Epic Brewing making a strong showing at the festival.

Mountain Brewer's Beer Fest in Idaho Falls, ID

Mountain Brewer's Beer Fest in Idaho Falls, ID

Grand Teton Brewing Company

Uinta Brewing representing SLC

Idaho Falls, while small, was still very nice with some great views of the river flowing right through the center of town.  We even managed to find some pretty descent Thai food.

Finding fun in Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls

Our hotel in Idaho Falls