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Contact: Courtney Feider

208-830-6416

courtney@adrianandsabine.com

Taste208 Expands Presence and Increases Impact

Popular Local Tasting Event Extends to Two Nights, Connects with Local Food,  and Supports an Important Charity

 

BOISE, ID (MARCH 25, 2016) -   Marking the fifth anniversary of what has been a sold out and growing event every year, the Taste208 organizers are excited to enhance the event and maintain positive community impact.  In support of the food and beverage community and extending a hand to important non-profit organizations the Taste208 team and experience are growing and expanding.

NEW for 2016 is a Friday Night VIP Experience, taking the place of the VIP room at the Grand Tasting.  On North 8th Street between Bannock and Idaho, 300 patrons will gather to sample Sip + Bite pairings from restaurants like Juniper, Matador, The Mode Lounge, Quail Hollow, and My Family Tradition,  and to experience a rustic artisanal surf + turf spread from Reel Foods Fish Market.  A six wine-tap experience will be provided by Proletariat, and artisanal cocktails will be served by Jim Beam in partnership with Simple Snow cocktail syrups and local juice makers.  Patrons get to vote for their favorite pairing and the “best” pairing will be announced and celebrated at the end of the event.  Patrons receive a generous gift bag from Full Circle Exchange, a sampling glass and access to all sampled products, and a voucher for a one complimentary Taste208 Cocktail at the central bar.   Details and ticket info follow.

NEW for the 5th Anniversary Grand Tasting on Saturday night, and in celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the event, Taste208 moves to a permanent Greenbelt accessible and bike-friendly home, at Payette Brewing’s NEW facility on River Street.  Featuring a central food spread from Kanak Attack (supported by Snake River Farms, Ohana No Till Farm, Gaston's Bakery, and Food Services of America), patrons will be invited to sample from up to 55 booths, tasting a variety of beer, wine, and spirits.  A bike parking lot will be hosted by Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance and patrons will receive $5 cash back when they park their bikes at the event.  Ample free parking is provided adjacent to the event.  Details and ticket info follow.

In addition to connecting with the community and local food scene in a significant way in 2016, Taste208 is thrilled to be featured with product partnerships in a variety of local retailers.  City Peanut will introduce a new Taste208 nut mix, and in April, Guru Donuts will release a Taste208 donut.  Taste208 sponsor, Wear Boise will issue a limited edition t-shirt featuring their connection to the Taste208 experience and will partner with Taste208 for an April First Thursday. 

For patrons wishing to attend events on both nights, a limited number of All Access passes are available for $100 (a $25 discount on ticket prices for each night).  This opportunity will close as soon as 200 of these tickets are sold.  

This event and it’s momentum and connection to the community continue to grow.  The team has plans to expand to a second Idaho location and another state in 2017.  The April 2017 Boise events will expand to cover a week, featuring educational seminars on the growth and development of the local and regional food and beverage scene in Idaho and the West.  Expansion plans are in motion to open related events in communities in Oregon, Utah and Washington. 

The Taste208 team thanks it's generous sponsors for their ongoing support.  

PAYETTE BREWING 

SNAKE RIVER FARMS 

PROLETARIAT WINES

SPARK SOLUTIONS

KANAK ATTACK CATERING

CITY PEANUT SHOP

THE LIFT 2

ZEPPOLE 

WATERWHEEL GARDENS

JIM BEAM 

FULL CIRCLE EXCHANGE 

TOM GRAINEY'S 

REEL FOODS FISH MARKET 

GASTON'S BAKERY 

FOOD SERVICE OF AMERICA 

CITY PEANUT SHOP

where to eat guide 

GURU DONUTS

WEAR BOISE

TREASURE VALLEY CYCLING ALLIANCE

  

TICKET INFO :           

ALL ACCESS // ALL WEEKEND

All access to VIP EXPERIENCE and GRAND TASTING

Only 300 tickets available // $100

Available via Squad Up (app or website) or on our site www.taste208event.com 

 

The VIP EXPERIENCE// April 22, 2016 :: 6pm - 9pm

North 8th Street (between idaho and bannock)

Only 300 tickets available // $75 per ticket

Available via Squad Up (app or website) or on our site www.taste208event.com 

      

5th ANNIVERSARY GRAND TASTING // April 23, 2016:: 6pm - 9pm 

Payette Brewing - 733 South Pioneer Street (River Street between 12th+ 14th)

Only 1000 tickets available // $50 per ticket

Available via Squad Up (app or website) or on our site www.taste208event.com 

 

QUESTIONS : 

Contact us via taste208@adrianandsabine.com or 208-331-3400

 

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