It has been a while since we have been to Salt Tears Coffee House and Noshery, 4714 W State St., Boise. Last night they held a beer tasting for the Crooked Fence Brewing Company at 5242 Chinden Blvd., Garden City, Idaho. We really had some good beers and the food to accompany it was well matched.

I have also posted a general menu from Salt Tears here. They have specials several times a week and music. Left-Click these graphics to get a larger and printable view of these menus.

This is the weekend special menu. Live music every Thursday and and Saturday with Fridays being a different fish meal. Use the scan code to go to their site.

Jennifer and Danny, Manager of Salt Tears (Thanks Jan), are stocking the Finger Foods to go with the beer.

Andy Leathers of Crooked Fence Brewery. Story goes that the fences in the meadows of Sun Valley are “crooked” and that is where the name of this brewery came from. Andy  previously worked at Widmer Brewery in Seattle.

The three beers of Crooked Fence. (L-R)
Picket Porter
nice blend of chocolate and coffee. I also got some sesame off of it so it might go well with an Asian dish. 5.5% alc
Rusty Nail Pale Ale
my favorite for the night. an Idaho pale ale with cascade and galena hops. great with a summer BBQ.
5.5% alc

Hole Wheat
a very light beer that will work well as a thirst quencher. made with wheat, pilsner and 2-row hops. orange peel and grains of paradise

(L-R) Picket Porter, Rusty Nail Pale Ale and Hole Wheat

Finger Foods to go with the beers
Salt Tears Pickled Vegetables
Onion Sour Cream Dip
Cheese Fondue

Salt Tears
Cream of Broccoli Soup