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 75 with 6 more possibly opening in 2019.  Breweries with multiple locations are only listed once.
98 Breweries have opened in Idaho in the Modern Era with a projection of 100 by years end!! 23 Breweries have closed during the Modern Era.

Continuously Updated Don't Forget to hit the refresh button Latest update 8/1/2019

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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 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 1190 Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery Salmon   Brew Pub   Facebook 1998-Present Nick Bertram  
16 X   Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company Coeur d' Alene   Brew Pub 1 2  3 1999-2010  CDA/TWF History Bought From T.W. Fishers
17 7 1185 River Bend Brewing  Hailey   Micro Production  1  2  3 Facebook 2001-Present Chris Harding Brewery is at Residence
18 8 1184 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   2002-2009? Morphed into IBC
20 9 13204 Sockeye Brewing Boise Brew Pubs   Facebook 2003-Present Josh King, Kevin Bolen 2 Boise locations
21 10 1297 Wildlife Brewing & Pizza Victor   Brew Pub   Facebook 2003-Present Ric Harmon Brewery & Pizza
22 11 1322 Laughing Dog Brewing Sandpoint Tap Room   Facebook 2005-Present Fred Colby Story
23 12 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 13 7616 Salmon River Brewery McCall   Brew Pub   Facebook 2008 Matt Ganz, Matt Hurlbutt Adolphus A. Busch IV is minor partner
27 14 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 15 7407 Idaho Brewing Company Idaho Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009   Came from IBC (Dr. Hops)
30 16 10990 Crescent Brewery Nampa   Tap Room   Facebook 2009 Jerry Fergusson  Bar - Live Comedy/Music
31 17 10358 Von Scheidt Brewing Twin Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009 Patrick Scheidt Growler Fill Up Station
32 18 11798 Kootenai River Brewing Co. Bonners Ferry   Brew Pub   Facebook 2010    
33 19 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 20 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 21 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 22 13479 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 12460 Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company Post Falls  Tap Room 1  Facebook 2012 Jeff Whitman Fred Colby - Part Owner
41 24 16963 River of No Return Brewing Challis    BrewPub   Facebook 2012    
42 25 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 26 11933 Snow Eagle Brewing Idaho Falls   Brew Pub   Facebook 2012   Formerly Brownstone Brew.
45 27 18861 Trickster Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Matt Morrow  
46 28 14407 10 Barrel Brewing Boise Liquor Lic Brew Pub Facebook 2013 Shawn Kelso Brewery from Bend, OR
47 29 24378 Slate Creek Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Tap Room Story Facebook 2013 Danica Gilbert Reopened in 2018
48 30 12276 Wolf track Brewing Cottonwood   Tap Room   Facebook 2013 John Candalot Small Micro Brewery
49 31 14470 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 32 14993 Woodland Empire Ale Craft Boise Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Rob Landerman  
53 33 14993 Edge Brewery Boise Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Brian Community Supported Brewery
54 34 15543 Cloud 9 Brewery Boise   Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Jake Lake Jake & Maggie Lake
55 35 15244 Mad Bomber Brewing Hayden   Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Tom Applegate Bar
56 X   Trestle Brewing Company Fredinand Liquor Lic Bar     2014-2018    
57 36 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 37 15661 Boise Brewing Boise Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Lance Chavez Community Supported Brewery
60 38 16182 Bear Island Brewing Co. Boise   Production   Facebook 2014 Beth Bechtel  
61 X   Post Modern Brewers Boise   Brew Pub 1 2   

2014-2015

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

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.

# # License Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Cans/Bottles Brewery Type Stories Facebook Estimated Year Planned to Open Head Brewer's/Owners Comment
? ? Spring Creek Brewing Boise Area   Pizza   Facebook 2019 Jeff Badigian/Marc Grubert Building in Process
? ? Trails End Brew Pub Hayden    Brew Pub  Facebook 2019 Kirk Chaffin/Jeannine Raymon Building in Process
? ? Danelion Brewery Melba   Tap Room   Facebook 2020 Nathan Guidinger Building in Process
? ? Bench House Brewing Boise   Brew Pub Facebook 2020 Derek Brown/Cade Beck  4795 Emerald
? ? Groundwork Brewing Lewiston ?       Facebook 2020 Lee and Mandy Henry Site Acquired
? ? Gem State Brewing Eagle Tap Room 1 Facebook 2020 Chris McGinnis/Kristi Caron Not Affiliated with the Gem State Brewery in Caldwell in the 1990's
? ? Black Lodge Brewing Coeur d' Alene ? Facebook 2020 Site Acquired
? ? Vantage Point Brewery Coeur d' Alene Brew Pub Facebook 2020 Site Acquired
? ? Works Progress Administration Boise     Brew Pub   Facebook 2020 Dave Krick  
? ? Karma Brewing  Boise   Tap Room   Facebook 2020
Tyler Vanden Heuvel
Tyler Vanden Heuvel
? ? 25342 Evelyn Brewing Boise 2020
? ? 26291 Sawdust Brewing Mullan 2020
? ? Off the Rails Brewing Pocatello 2020 Bill Coryell 321 S. 1st Street
? ? Clearwater Brewing Kamiah   Tap Room   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  
Charter's House Brewing  Boise Area Facebook Tom Charters  
Summit Ridge Brewing Boise Area Facebook    
Accomplice Brewing  Boise Area Facebook Tim Williams  
Soldier Creek Brewing Fairfield Facebook Chris Bradley Currently Restaurant Only
Roots & Shoots Brewing Sandpoint Facebook   Gluten Free Beer
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 17002 Down Draft Post Falls   Tap Room     2014-2019 Brayman/Garrett Reopened in 2017/close 2019

 

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

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