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‘Naked Sunbather’ and more head to Downtown Boise with new brew hall

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Mad Swede Brewing Company will bring its brews to Downtown Boise this year.

The local brewer opened its first location and brewing facility on Cole Rd. south of Costco in 2016. Now permits show the owners plan to open a tap room in an increasingly busy corner of Downtown Boise.

Mad Swede plans its tasting room on the first floor of the Garro Building at 816 W. Bannock St.

The Mad Swede Brew Hall, as they’re calling it, will serve beer, wine, cider. Owners Jerry and Susie Larson also plan events – including music, comedy and trivia – in the 21+ space.

The Mad Swede team is known for Viking-themed brews with edgy and cheeky names. The brewery offers Bad Motha-Fika Coffee Brown Ale, Naked Sunbather Nut Brown Ale and Lollygagger Lager, among other varieties.

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The 2,047 square foot tasting room will hold about 108 people, according to the permit. It joins a host of tasting and tap rooms centered on 9th & Bannock, including Ten Barrel, Edge Brewing, Meriwether Cider and Coiled Wine Bar.

No opening date set yet for Mad Swede’s Downtown Boise location.

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