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Growler filling station to offer another option for Boise beer fans

PreFunk Owner Doug Winter is conducting business while renovating the former garage space on Front Street. Photo by Jennifer Gonzalez

PreFunk Owner Doug Winter works on his laptop as he renovates the former garage space on Front Street. Photo by Jennifer Gonzalez

A new filling station for growlers, or beer jugs, is opening in a former garage downtown.

PreFunk is opening on Front Street and 11th Avenue in August. Owner Doug Winter said he chose the 1,780-square-foot-building because of its close access to downtown and the Connector.

The filling station will offer customers the choice of coming into the bar to try any of the 20 beers on tap or filling their growlers without getting out of their cars.

“You’ll be able to place your order online, drive up, and we will fill and bring the growler right out to your car,” Winter said.

PreFunk won’t sell food, but will have an eight- to 10-seat bar. No minors will be permitted inside.

Patrick McKeegan is the architect. Winter and his friends are renovating the space on their own, including painting, upgrading interior fixtures and updating the bathroom. Winter didn’t disclose renovation or construction costs.

Photo by Jennifer Gonzalez

PreFunk will open at Front Street and 11th Avenue in August. Photo by Jennifer Gonzalez.

“Idaho is up for grabs in terms of becoming a craft beer destination,” Winters said. “We will have more options than ever before.”

 

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Jennifer Gonzalez covers construction, real estate and development news. Contact her at jennifer.gonzalez@idahobusinessreview.com or 208.639.3515.