BOISE -- For the past three summers, thousands of craft beer enthusiasts have filled Ann Morrison Park to taste samples of the best brew the American West has to offer.
Boise police didn't report any major public safety problems, and Barley Brothers Traveling Beer Festival was considered a gastronomic and financial success -- and deemed a key part of the burgeoning craft beer scene in Idaho's capital.
But that's not the case in 2012. The city is suing festival owner Brewforia Beer Market for $7,886 plus interest, saying the organizers owe about $4,000 for turf damage and garbage cleanup at Ann Morrison and another $3,693 to cover the cost of police protection for last August's festival. Parks and Recreation officials say they don't want the festival back this summer.