LIST OF MODERN ERA IDAHO BREWERIES (1984 - Present)

In 1888, there were 33 different Breweries in the State of Idaho....that is the most breweries there have ever been in the state at one time prior to prohibition.   Although National Prohibition Started in 1919, Idaho started their own state wide prohibition in 1916....so there were no breweries in Idaho from 1916 to 1934.  A few breweries came back in Idaho after 1934, but by 1961, they were all gone....the last one the Bohemian Brewery in Boise.  Idaho was without any Breweries until Tim Batt started his Snake River Brewery in 1984.  The next brewery to open in Idaho was the Sun Valley Brewing Company. The list below shows current breweries, future breweries and former breweries that have opened and closed since 1984.

Below is the list of Idaho breweries. The current number of open breweries is 68 with 9 more possibly opening in 2019.  Breweries with multiple locations are only listed once.

92 Breweries have opened in Idaho in the Modern Era with a projection of 100 by years end!! 24 Breweries have closed during the Modern Era.

Continuously Updated Don't Forget to hit the refresh button Latest update 5/24/2019

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Idaho Craft Breweries Opened Since 1984

 #  # Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Cans/Bottles Brewery Type Stories Facebook Date Opened Head Brewer's/Owners Comment
1 X Snake River Brewing Caldwell Bottles Production  1  2  3  4   1984-1991 Tim Batt Owner/Brewer Idaho's First Micro Brewery
2 1 Sun Valley Brewing Company Hailey   Brew Pub 1  2  3 Facebook 1986-Present Sean Flynn Idaho's Oldest Brewery Story
3 X T. W Fishers Coeur d' Alene Bottles Brew Pub  1  2  3   1987-1999 Chris Patterson Sold to CDA Brewing Co.
4 X Brownstone Restaurant & Brewhouse Idaho Falls Brew Pub 1987-2010 Site Became Snow Eagle
5 2 Grand Teton Brewing Victor Bottles  Tap Room   Facebook 1988-Present Various  
6 X Table Rock BrewPub Boise Bottles Brew Pub    2  3   1991-2014 Terry Dennis - First Brewer Site became Post Modern
7 3 Highlands Hollow Brewhouse Boise   Brew Pub   Facebook 1992-Present Chris Compton Boise's Oldest Brew Pub
8 X Thunder Mountain Brewery Ketchum Tap Room 1993-2003
9 4 McCall Brewing Company McCall Bottles Brew Pub   Facebook 1994-Present Tom Cash,Edgar Newstadt  
10 X Treaty Grounds BrewPub Moscow Brew Pub 1994-2003
11 X Star Garnett Brewery Boise Tap Room 1995-1998 DeWain Hughes
12 5 Ram Restaurant & Brewery Boise   Brew Pub   Facebook 1995-Present Jake National Chain
13 X Gem State Brewing Caldwell Tap Room 1996-1998? Wayne Wright
14 X Hollister Mountain Brewing Co Coeur d' Alene Tap Room 1996-2001
15 6 Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery Salmon   Brew Pub   Facebook 1998-Present Nick Bertram  
16 X Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company Coeur d' Alene Bottles Brew Pub 1 2  3 1999-2010  CDA/TWF History Bought From T.W. Fishers
17 7 River Bend Brewing  Hailey   Micro Production Brewery 1  2  3   2001-Present Chris Harding Brewery is at Residence
18 8 Portneuf Valley Brewing Pocatello   Brew Pub   Facebook 2002-Present Penny Pink Idaho's First Woman Brewer
19 X Idaho Brewing Co (Dr Hops) Idaho Falls Bottles 2002-2009? Morphed into IBC
20 9 Sockeye Brewing Boise Cans Brew Pubs   Facebook 2003-Present Josh King, Kevin Bolen 2 Boise locations
21 10 Wildlife Brewing & Pizza Victor   Brew Pub   Facebook 2003-Present Ric Harmon Brewery & Pizza
22 11 Laughing Dog Brewing Sandpoint Bottles Tap Room   Facebook 2005-Present Fred Colby Story
23 12 Mick Duff's Brewing Sandpoint   Brew Pub   Facebook 2006-Present Mick and Duffy Mahoney  
24 X Pend Oreille Brewing Co Sandpoint  Tap Room 2007-2009
25 X MJ Barleyhoppers Brewing  Lewiston   Sports Pub   Facebook 2008 Stopped Brewing 2017 Part of Red Lion Motel
26 13 Salmon River Brewery McCall   Brew Pub   Facebook 2008 Matt Ganz, Matt Hurlbutt Adolphus A. Busch IV is minor partner
27 14 Wallace Brewing Company Wallace Bottles/Cans Tap Room   Facebook 2008   Owner Chase Sanborn
28 X Muggers BrewPub Twin Falls Brew Pub 2008-2011 Story Became Trail Creek
29 15 Idaho Brewing Company Idaho Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009   Came from IBC (Dr. Hops)
30 16 Crescent Brewery Nampa   Tap Room   Facebook 2009 Jerry Fergusson  Bar - Live Comedy/Music
31 17 Von Scheidt Brewing Twin Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009 Patrick Scheidt Growler Fill Up Station
32 18 Kootenai River Brewing Co. Bonners Ferry   Brew Pub   Facebook 2010    
33 19 Payette Brewing Company Boise Bottles/Cans Tap Room 2  3  4   Facebook 2010 Mike Francis, Ian Fuller  Idaho's Biggest Brewer
34 X Trail Creek Brewing Twin Falls Brew Pub 2011-2012 Came from Muggers
35 20 North Idaho Mountain Brew Wallace   Brew Pub   Facebook 2011 Mark Burmeister City Limits Pub & Grill
36 X Biplane Brewing Company Post Falls Brew Pub 2011-2014
37 21 Sawtooth Brewery Ketchum Bottles/Cans Tap Room 1  2  3   Facebook 2011 Paul Holle & Rob Curnutt Brew Pub in Ketchum, Story Production Brewery in Hailey
38 22 Moscow Brewing Co. Moscow   Tap Room Fb 1  2   2012-2016   Reopend 2017
39 X Kilted Dragon Brewing Boise Tap Room 2012-2014 Cory Matteucci/Jeremy Canning
40 23 Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company Post Falls  Bottles Tap Room 1  Facebook 2012 Jeff Whitman Fred Colby - Part Owner
41 24 River of No Return Brewing Challis    BrewPub   Facebook 2012    
42 25 Crooked Fence Brewing Boise Bottles/Cans Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Jeff Cutler Reopened in 2018
43 X Slanted Rock Brewing Company Meridian Cans Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Bob Lonseth  
44 26 Snow Eagle Brewing Idaho Falls   Brew Pub   Facebook 2012   Formerly Brownstone Brew.
45 27 Trickster Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Matt Morrow  
46 28 10 Barrel Brewing Boise Bottles/Cans Brew Pub   Facebook 2013 Shawn Kelso First Brewery in Bend, OR
47 29 Slate Creek Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Tap Room Story Facebook 2013 Danica Gilbert Reopened in 2018
49 30 Broken Horn Brewery McCall   Tap Room   Facebook 2013 Kalen Dodge   
50 X Leaky Faucet Brewing McCall   Garage      Facebook   2013-2016 August Wheeler Closed
51 X Haff Brewing Boise Tap Room 2014-2015 Brian Haff Became Bella Brewing
52 31 Woodland Empire Ale Craft Boise Bottles/Cans Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Rob Landerman  
53 32 Edge Brewery Boise Bottles Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Brian Community Supported Brewery
54 33 Cloud 9 Brewery Boise   Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Jake Lake Jake & Maggie Lake
55 34 Mad Bomber Brewing Hayden   Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Tom Applegate Bar
56 X Trestle Brewing Company Fredinand   Bar     2014-2018    
57 35 Paragon Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Brew Pub   Facebook 2014    
58 X Down Draft Post Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Brayman/Garrett Reopened in 2017
59 36 Boise Brewing Boise Bottles Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Lance Chavez Community Supported Brewery
60 37 Bear Island Brewing Co. Boise  Bottles Production   Facebook 2014 Beth Bechtel  
61 X Post Modern Brewers Boise   Brew Pub 1 2   

2014-2015

Marvin Kinney  
62 38 Bella Brewing Boise  Bottles Tap Room   Facebook 2015  Marc and Chuck  Former Haff Brewing
63 39 Daft Badger Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Brew Pub   Facebook 2015 Jake Capaul Opened January 18, 2015
64 40 County Line Brewing Boise  Bottles Tap Room   Facebook 2015 Zack Kiehl Upgraded to 10 BBL
65 41 Warfield Distillery & Brewery Ketchum   Brew Pub 1  2   Facebook 2015   Story
66 42 Barbarian Brewing Boise Bottles Tap Room 1   Facebook 2015 James Long & Bre Hovley Opened October 3, 2015
67 43 PowderHaus Brewing Boise Bottles Tap Room 1  2   Facebook 2015 Tyler Evens Opened November 6, 2015
68 44 Rants & Raves Moscow   Brew Pub 1  2   Facebook 2016 Tyler Hawkins Opened January 2016
69 45 Magic Valley Brewing Buhl   Brew Pub 1   Facebook 2016 Rich White Opened  April 29, 2016
70 46 Post Falls Brewing Post Falls   Tap Room 1   Facebook 2016 Dan Stokes & Alex Sylvain Opened  May, 2016
71 47 Hunga Dunga Brewing  Moscow   Brew Pub 1   Facebook 2016 Graham Lilly Opened  July 24, 2016
72 48 Mother Earth Brew Co. Nampa Bottles/Cans Tap Room  1 2  3 4   Facebook 2016 Chris Baker Opened October 8, 2016
73 49 Mad Swede Brewing Boise   Tap room 1  2 Facebook 2016 Jerry Larson Opened October 15, 2016
74 50 Radio Brewing Co. Kellogg   Brew Pub Facebook 2017 Fred Mehaffie and Ashley Malcolm Opened April, 2017
75 51 Moscow Brewing Co Moscow   Brew Pub  1  2  3  4 Facebook 2012 Andy Severson Reopened June, 2017
76 52 Shattuck Brewery Elk River   Tap Room    Facebook 2017    Opened June 2017
77 53 White Dog Brewing Boise   Cans  Tap Room   Facebook 2017 Troy & Joe Moore/Dan Jordan Opened September 2017
78 54 Clairvoyant Brewing Boise    Tap Room 1  2   Facebook 2017 Eric Brooks Opened September 2017
79 55 Lost Grove Brewing Boise    Tap Room 1   Facebook 2017 Jake Black Opened Oct 6, 2017
80 56 Bombastic Brewing Hayden   Tap Room 2  Facebook 2017 Matthew Skillicorn Formerly Pretentious
81 57 Hardware Brewing Kendrick   Brew Pub   Facebook 2018 Doug & Christine Lohman Opened March  2018
82 58 Jim Dandy Brewing Pocatello   Tap Room 1 Facebook 2018 Davis Gove & Hailee Matkin Opened July 2018
83 59 Priest Lake Brewing Priest Lake Cans Tap Room 1 Facebook 2018 Kent Feldman Opened Sept 2018
84 60 Heaven's Gate Brewery Riggins   Tap Room   Facebook 2017 Paul Gatti Located in the Summersville Bar
85 61 Utara Brewing Sandpoint   Restaurant   Facebook 2018    
86 62 Western Collective/Guns and Oil Boise Cans Tap Room 1 Facebook 2018 Cary Hampton Prewitt At the Original Payette Brewery location
87 63 Matchwood Brewing Sandpoint       Facebook 2018   Opened  Oct 2018
88 64 Koto Brewing Twin Falls       Facebook 2018 Shane Cook Opened Nov 2018
89 65 Westwood Brewing Rathdrum       Facebook 2018   Brewery Added 2018
90 66 Teton Thai Brewery Driggs   Restaurant   Facebook 2018   Opened Oct 2018
91 67 Kassiani Burley   Restaurant   Facebook 2018   Opened Nov 2018
92 68 Craft Brewers in Boise Boise   Homebrew Shop   Facebook 2018 Eli Taylor Opened Dec 2018

Note the updated numbering system above.  The first column is the number of all Idaho breweries in the modern era by opening date (Post 1980). 
The second number is the list of Active Idaho Breweries.
There is also a separate list below of Idaho Breweries that have closed over the last 30 years.  Breweries  with blue background closed and reopened with new owners.

Potential Idaho Craft Breweries that plan to open in the near future.

# # Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Cans/Bottles Brewery Type Stories Facebook Estimated Year Planned to Open Head Brewer's/Owners Comment
? 69 Milner's Gate Brewing Twin Falls Brew Pub Facebook 2019 Quay Marshall The Pub is open now
? 70 2C Family Brewing Nampa    Tap Room  1 Facebook 2019 Alvin Mullins Construction in Progress
? 71 Bent Tree Brewing Athol       Facebook 2019    
? 72 Spring Creek Brewing Boise Area   Pizza   Facebook 2019 Jeff Badigian/Marc Grubert Building in Process
? 73 Trails End Brew Pub Hayden    Brew Pub  Facebook 2019 Kirk Chaffin/Jeannine Raymon Construction in Progress
? 74 Danelion Brewery Melba   Tap Room   Facebook 2019 Nathan Guidinger Building in Process
? 75 Bench House Brewing Boise   Brew Pub Facebook 2019 Derek Brown/Cade Beck  4795 Emerald
? 76 Groundwork Brewing Lewiston ?       Facebook 2019 Lee and Mandy Henry
? 77 Citizen 33 Brewery Driggs Pizza?? 1 2 Instantgram 2019 Nick Farney Katanka Tavern
? 78 Gem State Brewing Eagle 1 Facebook 2019 Chris McGinnis/Kristi Caron Not Affiliated with the Gem State Brewery in Caldwell in the 1990's
? ? Works Progress Administration Boise     Brew Pub   Facebook 2020 Dave Krick  
? ? Karma Brewing  Boise       Facebook 2020
Tyler Vanden Heuvel
Tyler Vanden Heuvel
? ? Clearwater Brewing Kamiah   Tap House   Facebook 2020 Brian Brokop Story

Idaho Craft Brewery RUMORS.

Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Facebook Head Brewer's/Owners Comment
Black Bird Brewing  Boise Area Facebook Shane Gibbs  
Off the Rails Brewing Pocatello   Bill Coryell  
Charter's House Brewing  Boise Area Facebook Tom Charters  
Summit Ridge Brewing Boise Area Facebook    
Accomplice Brewing  Boise Area Facebook Tim Williams  
Simian Brewing Boise Area Facebook Marvin Kinney  
Soldier Creek Brewing Fairfield Facebook Chris Bradley Currently Restaurant Only
Roots & Shoots Brewing Sandpoint Facebook   Gluten Free Beer
Stibal Liquors Parma      
Shredders Boise   Justin Cantrell  
Rustic Brewing Boise      

 

Idaho Craft Breweries that Have Opened and Closed since 1984

# # Brewery Name Idaho Location Cans/Bottles Brewery Type Stories   Dates  Head Brewer(s) Comment
1 1 Snake River Brewing Caldwell Bottles Production  1  2  3  4 1984-1991 Tim Batt Owner/Brewer Idaho's First Micro Brewery
3 2 T. W Fishers Coeur d' Alene Bottles Brew Pub  1  2  3 1987-1999 Chris Patterson Sold to CDA Brewing Co.
4 3 Brownstone Restaurant & Brewhouse Idaho Falls Brew Pub 1987-2010 Site Became Snow Eagle
6 4 Table Rock BrewPub Boise Bottles Brew Pub    2  3   1991-2014 Terry Dennis - First Brewer Site became Post Modern
8 5 Thunder Mountain Brewery Ketchum Tap Room 1993-2003
10 6 Treaty Grounds BrewPub Moscow Brew Pub 1994-2003
11 7 Star Garnett Brewery Boise Tap Room 1995-1998 DeWain Hughes
13 8 Hollister Mountain Brewing Co Coeur d' Alene Tap Room 1996-2001
14 9 Gem State Brewing Caldwell Tap Room 1996-1998? Wayne Wright
16 10 Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company Coeur d' Alene Bottles Brew Pub 1 2  3 1999-2010  CDA/TWF History Bought From T.W. Fishers
19 11 Idaho Brewing Co (Dr Hops) Idaho Falls Bottles 2002-2009? Morphed into IBC
24 12 Pend Oreille Brewing Co Sandpoint  Tap Room 2007-2009
28 13 Muggers BrewPub Twin Falls Brew Pub 2008-2011 Story Became Trail Creek
34 14 Trail Creek Brewing Twin Falls Brew Pub 2011-2012 Came from Muggers
36 15 Biplane Brewing Company Post Falls Brew Pub 2011-2014
38 16 Kilted Dragon Brewing Boise Tap Room 2012-2014 Cory Matteucci/Jeremy Canning
51 17 Haff Brewing Boise Tap Room 2014-2015 Brian Haff Became Bella Brewing
62 18 Post Modern Brewers Boise   Brew Pub 1 2   

2014-2015

Marvin Kinney  
52 19 Leaky Faucet Brewing McCall   Garage Fb  1  2   2013-2016 August Wheeler  
43 20 Slanted Rock Brewing Company Meridian Cans Tap Room   2012-2018 Bob Lonseth  
25 21 MJ Barleyhoppers Brewing  Lewiston   Sports Pub   Facebook 2008-2018   Part of Red Lion Motel
56 22 Trestle Brewing Company Ferdinand   Bar   Facebook 2014-2018    
58 23 Down Draft Post Falls   Tap Room     2014-2019 Brayman/Garrett Reopened in 2017/close 2019
48 24 Wolf track Brewing Cottonwood   Tap Room   Facebook 2013 John Candalot Small Micro Brewery

 

If you have changes or additions to the lists Email boisebeerculture@gmail.com, Boise Beer Culture (Bob Hubler)

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