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 to close was 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 77 with 3 to 6 more opening in 2020.  Breweries with multiple locations are only listed once.
105 Breweries have opened in Idaho in the Modern Era! 28 Breweries have opened & closed since 1984.

Continuously Updated Don't Forget to hit the refresh button Latest update 8/22/2020

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Idaho Craft Breweries Opened Since 1984

 #  # License # Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Notes Brewery Type Stories Facebook Date Opened Head Brewer's/Owners Comment
1 X   Snake River Brewing Caldwell   Production  1  2  3  4   1984-1991 Tim Batt Owner/Brewer Idaho's First Micro Brewery
2 1 1194 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   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 5840 Grand Teton Brewing Victor  Tap Room   Facebook 1988-Present Various  
6 X   Table Rock BrewPub Boise   Brew Pub    2  3   1991-2014 Terry Dennis - First Brewer Site became Post Modern
7 3 1240 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 1295 McCall Brewing Company McCall 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 1134 Ram Restaurant & Brewery Boise  Liquor Lic Brew Pub   Facebook 1995-Present Jake National Chain
13 6 1184 Portneuf Valley Brewing Pocatello   Brew Pub   Facebook 1996-Present Penny Pink Idaho's First Woman Brewer
14 7 13204 Sockeye Brewing Boise Brew Pubs   Facebook 1996-Present Josh King, Kevin Bolen 2 Boise locations
15 X   Gem State Brewing Caldwell Tap Room 1996-1998? Wayne Wright
16 X   Hollister Mountain Brewing Co Coeur d' Alene Tap Room 1996-2001
17 X 1190 Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery Salmon   Brew Pub   Facebook 1998-Present Nick Bertram  Closed 2020 COVID19
18 X   Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company Coeur d' Alene   Brew Pub 1 2  3 1999-2010  CDA/TWF History Bought From T.W. Fishers
19 8 1185 River Bend Brewing  Hailey   No Tap Rm  1  2  3 Facebook 2001-Present Chris Harding Brewery is at Residence
20 X   Idaho Brewing Co (Dr Hops) Idaho Falls   2002-2009? Morphed into IBC
21 9 1297 Wildlife Brewing & Pizza Victor   Brew Pub   Facebook 2003-Present Ric Harmon Brewery & Pizza
22 10 1322 Laughing Dog Brewing Sandpoint Tap Room   Facebook 2005-Present Fred Colby Story
23 11 5589 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 12 7616 Salmon River Brewery McCall   Brew Pub   Facebook 2008 Matt Ganz, Matt Hurlbutt Adolphus A. Busch IV is minor partner
27 13 12805 Wallace Brewing Company Wallace Tap Room   Facebook 2008   Owner Chase Sanborn
28 X   Muggers BrewPub Twin Falls Brew Pub 2008-2011 Story Became Trail Creek
29 14 7407 Idaho Brewing Company Idaho Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009   Came from IBC (Dr. Hops)
30 15 10990 Crescent Brewery Nampa   Tap Room   Facebook 2009 Jerry Fergusson  Bar - Live Comedy/Music
31 X 10358 Von Scheidt Brewing Twin Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009-2020 Patrick Scheidt Growler Fill Up Station
32 16 11798 Kootenai River Brewing Co. Bonners Ferry   Brew Pub   Facebook 2010    
33 17 20219 Payette Brewing Company Boise 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 18 7404 North Idaho Mountain Brew Wallace  Liquor Lic Brew Pub   Facebook 2011 Mark Burmeister City Limits Pub & Grill
36 X   Biplane Brewing Company Post Falls Brew Pub 2011-2014
37 19 12145 Sawtooth Brewery Ketchum Tap Room 1  2  3   Facebook 2011 Paul Holle & Rob Curnutt Brew Pub in Ketchum, Story Production Brewery in Hailey
38 20 13479 Moscow Brewing Co. Moscow   Tap Room Fb 1  2   2012   Reopend 2017
39 X   Kilted Dragon Brewing Boise Tap Room 2012-2014 Cory Matteucci/Jeremy Canning
40 21 12460 Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company Post Falls  Tap Room 1  Facebook 2012 Jeff Whitman Fred Colby - Part Owner
41 X 16963 River of No Return Brewing Challis    BrewPub   Facebook 2012-2019    
42 22 12292 Crooked Fence Brewing Boise   Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Jeff Cutler Reopened in 2018
43 X   Slanted Rock Brewing Company Meridian   Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Bob Lonseth  
44 23 11933 Snow Eagle Brewing Idaho Falls   Brew Pub   Facebook 2012   Formerly Brownstone Brew.
45 24 18861 Trickster Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Matt Morrow  
46 25 14407 10 Barrel Brewing Boise Liquor Lic Brew Pub Facebook 2013 Shawn Kelso Brewery from Bend, OR
47 X 24378 Slate Creek Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Tap Room Story Facebook 2013-2019 Danica Gilbert Closed in 2019
48 26 12276 Wolf track Brewing Cottonwood   Tap Room   Facebook 2013 John Candalot Reopened in 2020
49 27 14470 Broken Horn Brewery McCall   Tap Room   Facebook 2013 Kalen Dodge   
50 X   Leaky Faucet Brewing McCall   No Tap Rm      Facebook   2013-2016 August Wheeler Closed
51 X   Haff Brewing Boise Tap Room 2014-2015 Brian Haff Became Bella Brewing
52 28 14993 Woodland Empire Ale Craft Boise Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Rob Landerman  
53 29 14993 Edge Brewery Boise Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Brian Community Supported Brewery
54 30 15543 Cloud 9 Brewery Boise   Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Jake Lake Jake & Maggie Lake
55 31 15244 Mad Bomber Brewing Hayden   Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Tom Applegate Bar
56 X   Trestle Brewing Company Fredinand Liquor Lic Bar     2014-2018    
57 32 24925 Paragon Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Brew Pub   Facebook 2014    
58 X 17002 Down Draft Post Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Brayman/Garrett Reopened in 2017
59 33 15661 Boise Brewing Boise Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Lance Chavez Community Supported Brewery
60 34 16182 Bear Island Brewing Co. Boise   Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Beth & Steve Bechtel  
61 X   Post Modern Brewers Boise   Brew Pub 1 2   

2014-2015

Marvin Kinney  
62 X 16413 Bella Brewing Boise   Tap Room     2015  Marcos Moss  Formerly Haff
63 35 17343 Daft Badger Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Brew Pub   Facebook 2015 Jake Capaul Opened January 18, 2015
64 36 17122 County Line Brewing Boise   Tap Room   Facebook 2015 Zack Kiehl Upgraded to 10 BBL
65 37 17162 Warfield Distillery & Brewery Ketchum  Liquor Lic Brew Pub 1  2   Facebook 2015   Story
66 38 18378 Barbarian Brewing Boise Tap Room 1   Facebook 2015 James Long & Bre Hovley Opened October 3, 2015
67 39 18450 PowderHaus Brewing Boise Tap Room 1  2   Facebook 2015 Tyler Evens Opened November 6, 2015
68 40 19762 Rants & Raves Moscow   Brew Pub 1  2   Facebook 2016 Tyler Hawkins Opened January 2016
69 41 19547 Magic Valley Brewing Buhl   Brew Pub 1   Facebook 2016 Rich White Opened  April 29, 2016
70 42 19283 Post Falls Brewing Post Falls   Tap Room 1   Facebook 2016 Dan Stokes & Alex Sylvain Opened  May, 2016
71 43 19931 Hunga Dunga Brewing  Moscow   Brew Pub 1   Facebook 2016 Graham Lilly Opened  July 24, 2016
72 44 20382 Mother Earth Brew Co. Nampa Tap Room  1 2  3 4   Facebook 2016 Chris Baker Opened October 8, 2016
73 45 20263 Mad Swede Brewing Boise   Tap room 1  2 Facebook 2016 Jerry Larson Opened October 15, 2016
74 46 20483 Radio Brewing Co. Kellogg   Brew Pub Facebook 2017 Fred Mehaffie and Ashley Malcolm Opened April, 2017
75 47 18909 Shattuck Brewery Elk River   Tap Room    Facebook 2017    Opened June 2017
76 48 22245 White Dog Brewing Boise     Tap Room   Facebook 2017 Troy & Joe Moore/Dan Jordan Opened September 2017
77 49 21091 Clairvoyant Brewing Boise    Tap Room 1  2   Facebook 2017 Eric Brooks Opened September 2017
78 50 21831 Lost Grove Brewing Boise    Tap Room 1   Facebook 2017 Jake Black Opened Oct 6, 2017
79 51 21652 Bombastic Brewing Hayden   No Tap Rm 2  Facebook 2017 Matthew Skillicorn Contract Brewer
80 52 20317 Hardware Brewing Kendrick   Brew Pub   Facebook 2018 Doug & Christine Lohman Opened March  2018
81 53 23913 Jim Dandy Brewing Pocatello   Tap Room 1 Facebook 2018 Davis Gove & Hailee Matkin Opened July 2018
82 54 23914 Priest Lake Brewing Priest Lake Tap Room 1 Facebook 2018 Kent Feldman Opened Sept 2018
83 55 21467 Heaven's Gate Brewery Riggins Liquor Lic Tap Room   Facebook 2017 Paul Gatti Located in the Summersville Bar
84 56 23660 Utara Brewing Sandpoint   Brew Pub   Facebook 2018    
85 57 23667 Western Collective/Guns and Oil Boise Tap Room 1 Facebook 2018 Cary Hampton Prewitt Original Payette Brewery location
86 58 24533 Matchwood Brewing Sandpoint   Tap Room   Facebook 2018   Opened  Oct 2018
87 59 24683 Koto Brewing Twin Falls   Brew Pub   Facebook 2018 Shane Cook Opened Nov 2018
88 60 24973 Westwood Brewing Rathdrum Liquor Lic Brew Pub   Facebook 2018   Contract with Utara
89 61 23528 Teton Thai Driggs   Restaurant   Facebook 2018   Opened Oct 2018
90 62 23023 Kassiani(Burley Bros Brewing) Burley   Restaurant   Facebook 2018   Opened Nov 2018
91 63 25346 Craft Brewers in Boise Boise   Homebrew Shop   Facebook 2018 Eli Taylor Opened Dec 2018
92 64 21765 Shredders Concert Venue Boise Very Limited No Tap Rm 2018 Only Open during concerts
93 65 24424 Parma Ridge Brewing Parma .5 BBL  Brew Pub 2018 And Winery
94 66 25124 Citizen 33 Brewery Driggs Brew Pub 1 2 Facebook 2019 Nick Farney Katanka Tavern
95 67 26078 2C Family Brewing Nampa    Tap Room  1 Facebook 2019 Alvin Mullins Opened July 2019
96 68 20632 Bent Tree Brewing Athol   Tap Room   Facebook 2019 Steve  & Janet Pegg  Brewery in Shop
97 69 26279 Lone Mountain Farms Athol Tap Room Facebook 2019 Luke & Emily Black Farm Craft Brewery
98 70 26516 Gerald Turner Brewery Emmett .25 BBL Garage Facebook 2019 Gerald Turner Brewery in Home
99 71 27045 Milner's Gate Brewing Twin Falls Liquor Lic Brew Pub Facebook 2019 Quay Marshall Brewery Opened Oct 2019
100 72 27288 Eight Twelve Main Caldwell 1 BBL Brew Pub Facebook 2020 Eric Roberts Opened 2/29/20
101 73 26673 Groundwork Brewing Lewiston Brew Pub       Facebook 2020 Dave Graham Opened March 2020
102 74 26907 Off the Rails Brewing Pocatello Brew Pub Story Facebook 2020 Coryell, Rodriguez, Davie, & Wright Opened March 2020
103 75 16413 Loose Screw Beer Co. Boise   Tap Room   Facebook 2020  Marcos Moss  Formerly  Bella Brewing
104 76 27434 Trails End Brewery Hayden    Brew Pub  Facebook 2020 Kirk Chaffin/Jeannine Raymon Opened June 2020
105 77 27970 Spring Creek Brewing Ada County  7 BBL Brew Pub   Facebook 2020 Jeff Badigian/Marc Grubert Opened August 2020

Note the 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 or simply changed their name.
Breweries with green background do not have their own taproom that you can visit.

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

# # License Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Notes Brewery Type Stories Facebook Estimated Opening Head Brewer's/Owners Comment
? ? 28565 Blue Pit Brewing Mountain Home Tap Room Facebook 2020 Jeff Paradis Equipment Received
? ? 28442 Idaho Farm House Ales Shelley Production Facebook 2020 Jeff Winkelman No Equipment Required
? ? Star Route Brewery Pocatello Tap Room 1 Facebook 2020 Chris White Equipment Received
? ? Danelion Brewery Melba   Tap Room   Facebook 2020 Nathan Guidinger Equipment Received
? ? Bench House Brewing Boise   Brew Pub Facebook 2020 Derek Brown/Cade Beck  Equipment Received
? ? Black Lodge Brewing Coeur d' Alene 5 BBL Tap Room Facebook 2020 Building in Process
? ? Vantage Point Brewery Coeur d' Alene Brew Pub Facebook 2021 Site Acquired
? ? Gem State Brewing Eagle Tap Room 1 Facebook 2021 Chris McGinnis/Kristi Caron Site Acquired

Brewery not cosidered open until they serve their own beer at their taproom or brewpub, no matter when they received their license.

Idaho Craft Brewery RUMORS.

Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Facebook Head Brewer's/Owners Comment
Black Bird Brewing  Boise Area Facebook Shane Gibbs  
Charter's House Brewing  Boise Area Facebook Tom Charters  
Summit Ridge Brewing Boise Area Facebook    
Accomplice Brewing  Boise Area Facebook Tim Williams  
Karma Brewing Boise Area Facebook Tyler Vanden Heuvel  
Soldier Creek Brewing Fairfield Facebook Chris Bradley Currently Restaurant Only
Roots & Shoots Brewing Sandpoint Facebook   Gluten Free Beer
Works Progress Administration Boise Facebook Dave Krick  
Clearwater Brewing & Tap House Kamiah Facebook Brian Brokop Story
Sawdust Brewing Mullan     26291
Evelyn Brewing Boise     25342

 

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 Matteucci/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     2008-2018   Part of Red Lion Motel
56 22 Trestle Brewing Company Ferdinand   Bar   Facebook 2014-2018    
58 23 17002 Down Draft Post Falls   Tap Room     2014-2019 Brayman/Garrett Reopened in 2017/closed 2019
41 24 16963 River of No Return Brewing Challis    BrewPub   Facebook 2012-2019    
47 25 24378 Slate Creek Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Tap Room Story Facebook 2013-2019 Danica Gilbert Reopened in 2018, closed 2019
16 26 1190 Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery Salmon   Brew Pub   Facebook 1998-2020 Nick Bertram  Closed 2020 COVID19
62 27 16413 Bella Brewing Boise   Tap Room     2015-2020  Marcos Moss Formerly Haff
31 28 10358 Von Scheidt Brewing Twin Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009-2020 Patrick Scheidt  Closed 2020 COVID19

 

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

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