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Boise Beer Brewer Injured in Edge Brewing Accident

Kerry Thomas, the head brewer at Edge Brewing Co., was burned Friday after a kettle boiled over at the company’s Boise brewery.

Thomas suffered second-degree burns to 30 percent of her body, her husband, Cory Thomas, said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. The burns extended down her right arm from her shoulder down to her foot, along with other places on her torso, he said.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration got “an immediate report to come out here,” said Steve Koonce, director of sales and marketing for Edge Brewing Co. The inspector interviewed staff and the assistant brewer and took some video, but Koonce does not know how long it will take for OSHA to release findings.

Thomas is being treated at the University of Utah Burn Center, where she was listed in good condition Monday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

“They’ll be looking and evaluating over the next 72 hours on which spots they’re going to go in and do surgery, unless they can use a skin graft. So they’re looking at surgery late this week,” said Thomas, who expects his wife to remain at the Utah hospital through the end of the month.

A GoFundMe page was established Monday for the brewer. In the first two hours it raised $1,100. It raised $13,136 by Wednesday afternoon.

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May 11-17, 2015: American Craft Beer Week

The Brewers Association, the national non-profit association on behalf of the majority of today’s U.S. breweries, and publishers of CraftBeer.com, celebrate the culmination of these events each May with American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), The Mother of All Beer Weeks.

Come on down to Edge Brewing Company to help us celebrate!

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Boise Weekly Article

Tiny tasters of beer and ample samples of pub grub circulated around Edge Brewing Co. Feb. 4, during a soft opening for the new 15-barrel brewery. Located in a gigantic warehouse at 525 N. Steelhead Way, off Emerald Street and Maple Grove Road, Edge is certainly not aiming to be a nano-brewery.

The main dining room boasts dozens of high- and low-top tables along with a shiny granite bar and rows of lighting crafted from sawed-off growlers. All around the open space, murals dot the walls and TVs flash sports and rotating tap lists.

Edge Head Brewer Kerry Caldwell, formerly of TableRock Brewpub, pulled up a seat to chat about her first six beers: Onomato Pale Ale, Commodity Wheat, Obligatory IPA, Amber the Enabler, Blackwater Imperial Stout and Belgian Tripel.

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