Rediscover Alefort in 2020


In its ninth year, Alefort is pulling out all the stops to make sure there is a craft beverage for everyone.

Alefort is the craft beverage and food tasting component of Treefort Music Fest and like previous years, will offer unique, high-quality food and beverage experiences that illuminate the intersection of both with Boise’s greater culture.

Alefort 2020 is going to be bigger and better than ever with a larger tent and other extra features such as a wine showcase, a cocktail showcase, and a zero proof showcase!

The enlarged booze tent is free and open to the public (21+) but this year, you can skip the line via the Buzz entrance, sample special private reserves, get exclusive merch and goodies — you’ll even have access to private bathrooms — with a Buzz Pass.

We encourage you to bring your own 8 oz. Alefort cup (note: you can use your Treefort 16 oz. stainless steel cup but you will pay for double the beer because it’s double the size) but you are always welcome to purchase a new one to reuse during the fest as well.

Get a taste of Alefort Friday through Sunday of Treefort (March 25-29) during these hours:
Friday 3/27 2pm-9pm
Saturday 3/28 12pm-9pm
Sunday 3/29 12pm-6pm

Rediscover Alefort below!


Discover 80+ beers classified by style of beer!

Join us for a live canning of the freshest and dankest beer, Fresh AF, with Mother Earth Brewing Company on Friday at 4pm and Saturday at 5pm (we’ll also be live canning a cider/wine spritzer on Saturday at 2pm!).

Taste beer straight from the barrel! The Alefort Nail Pull will feature barrel-aged liquids from Sockeye Brewing and Meriwether Cider.




This year, Alefort Presents Bar will serve beer and wine slushies from Western Collective as well as have special daily events:

Friday: Beer Blending
Aleforters will learn the importance of beer blending and be able to try their own blends using barrel-aged beers by Fremont and New Belgium.

Saturday: Hard Seltzer
Get a sip of bubbly goodness on draft!

Sunday: Breakfast Beers
Brunch it up at Alefort with beer by Barbarian Brewery, as well as food, coffee, comedy, and special Dragfort programming.




Didjya know that Alefort has the largest selection of ciders of any festival in Idaho?

Alefort’s cider showcase will feature cideries exclusively from around the Northwest, half of which are local!

All cideries at Alefort use high-quality ingredients without artificial flavors or colors.




The brand new wine showcase has finally made its way to Alefort! With a rapidly growing wine scene in Boise we will dive deep into West Coast wines as well as wines from around the globe. Orange wine to biodynamic, classic varietals to every kind of sparkler, the Wine Showcase will feature over 50 wines and help you grow your personal palate whether you are a true connoisseur or a casual wino. Wine will be available for a taste or a pour to explore, dive deep and enjoy.

Alefort’s wine showcase will feature wines from regional wineries and host special daily events:

Friday: Wines of the World
Get a taste of the best wine from ten different countries: Carmenere from Chile, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, Pinotage from South Africa, Sangiovese from Italy, Tempranillo from Spain, Cabernet from America, etc.

Saturday: Natural/Organic/Biodynamic Wines
Sip on orange wines, organic wines, biodynamic wines, no sulfur, low sulfites, and all the geeky things that wine has to offer!

Sunday: Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles
Pair your Alefort brunch with all things bubbles. We’ll have mimosas featuring freshly squeezed juice provided by Boise Co-op, plus Prosecco, Cava, Champagne, Moscato, Sparkling Rosé, Sparkling Red, Lambrusco, and Txakoli!




Representing Boise’s growing beverage community, local bartenders will put a fresh twist on classic drinks (Bourbon Old Fashion, Rye Manhattan, Daiquiri) at the brand new cocktail showcase, as well as host special daily events:

Friday: Tiki/Sours
Escape your daily life with a worldly drink from Press & Pony and Waterbear.

Saturday: Adaptogenics/Botanicals
Relax into the healing powers of some extremely healthy cocktails prepared by The Mode and The Modern.

Sunday: Brunch Cocktails
Give yourself a break from drinking with more drinking featuring liquid breakfast from KIN and Red Feather.




In partnership with Boise Farmers Market, Alefort will feature local non-alcoholic craft beverages, including coffee, kombucha, adaptogenic cocktails, and tea. Learn more about the upcoming agriculture season and how to support the Boise Farmers Market and small indie agriculture.




Foodfort’s Fresh Picks food showcase at Alefort will celebrate the bounty of the independent, regional agriculture available to Treasure Valley residents year-round. In partnership with Boise Farmers Market, Fresh Picks will be comprised of all your favorites from pizza and fried foods to pantry snacks and sautéed bites, made with 100 percent Idaho-grown ingredients.

Jump the line, sample special private reserves, get exclusive merch, goodies, and more with a Buzz Pass!