LIST OF MODERN ERA IDAHO CRAFT BREWERIES (1984 - Present)

In 1888, there were 33 different Breweries in the State of Idaho....that is the most breweries that were open 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 92 with 2 more planned to open in 2022.  
Breweries with multiple locations are only listed once.
124 Breweries have opened in Idaho in the Modern Era! 32 Breweries have come and gone since 1984.

Continuously Updated Don't Forget to hit the refresh button Latest update 10/21/2022.

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Idaho Craft Breweries Opened Since 1984

 #  # Lic.# Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Size/Liq 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 Micro 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 Micro  Tap Room   Facebook 1988-Present Various  Started in Wyoming, moved to Idaho
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  Micro 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 Micro 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 28944 Ram Restaurant & Brewery Boise Micro Liquor Brew Pub   Facebook 1995-Present Jake National Chain
13 6 1184 Portneuf Valley Brewing Pocatello  Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 1996-Present Penny Pink Idaho's First Woman Brewer
14 7 13204 Sockeye Brewing Boise Micro 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 Coeur d' Alene Tap Room 1996-2001
17 X 1190 Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery Salmon   Brew Pub   Facebook 1998-2020 Nick Bertram  Closed 2020 COVID19
18 X   Coeur d'Alene Brewing 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 Pico Production  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  Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2003-Present Ric Harmon Brewery & Pizza
22 10 1322 Laughing Dog Brewing Sandpoint Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2005-Present Story
23 11 5589 Mick Duff's Brewing Sandpoint  Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2006-Present Mick and Duffy Mahoney  
24 X   Pend Oreille Brewing 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  Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2008 Adolphus A. Busch IV is minor partner
27 13 12805 Wallace Brewing Wallace Micro 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  Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2009   Came from IBC (Dr. Hops)
30 15 10990 Crescent Brewery Nampa  Nano 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 Bonners Ferry  Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2010    
33 17 20219 Payette Brewing Company Boise Micro Tap Room 2  3  4   Facebook 2010 Mike Francis
34 X   Trail Creek Brewing Twin Falls Brew Pub 2011-2012 Came from Muggers
35 18 7404 North Idaho Mountain Brew Wallace  Micro/Liquor Brew Pub   Facebook 2011 Mark Burmeister City Limits Pub & Grill
36 X   Biplane Brewing Post Falls Brew Pub 2011-2014
37 19 12145 Sawtooth Brewery Ketchum Micro 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 Moscow Nano Tap Room Fb 1  2   2012   Reopened 2017
39 X   Kilted Dragon Brewing Boise Tap Room 2012-2014 Cory Matteucci/Jeremy Canning
40 21 12460 Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company Post Falls  Micro 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 X 12292 Crooked Fence Brewing Garden City   Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Jeff Cutler Reopened in 2018
43 X   Slanted Rock Brewing Company Meridian   Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Bob Lonseth  
44 22 11933 Snow Eagle Brewing Idaho Falls  Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2012   Formerly Brownstone Brew.
45 23 18861 Trickster Brewing Coeur d' Alene  Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Matt Morrow  
46 24 14407 10 Barrel Brewing Boise Micro
Liquor
Brew Pub Facebook 2013 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 25 12276 Wolf track Brewing Cottonwood Nano Tap Room   Facebook 2013 John Candalot Reopened in 2020
49 26 14470 Broken Horn Brewery McCall  Micro 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 Garden City Tap Room 2014-2015 Brian Haff Became Bella Brewing
52 27 14993 Woodland Empire Ale Craft Boise Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Rob Landerman  
53 28 15245 Edge Brewery Boise Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Brian Community Supported 
54 29 15543 Cloud 9 Brewery Boise  Nano Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Jake Lake Jake & Maggie Lake
55 30 15244 Mad Bomber Brewing Hayden  Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Tom Applegate Bar
56 X   Trestle Brewing Company Ferdinand Liquor  Bar     2014-2018   Still open as pub
57 31 24925 Paragon Brewing Coeur d' Alene  Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2014    
58 X 17002 Down Draft Post Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Brayman/Garrett Reopened in 2017
59 32 15661 Boise Brewing Boise Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Lance Chavez Community Supported 
60 33 16182 Bear Island Brewing Co. Boise  Micro 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 Garden City   Tap Room     2015  Marcos Moss  Formerly Haff
63 34 17343 Daft Badger Brewing Coeur d' Alene  Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2015 Jake Capaul Opened January 18, 2015
64 X 17122 County Line Brewing Garden City  Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2015 Zack Kiehl Upgraded to 10 BBL
65 35 19162 Warfield Distillery & Brewery Ketchum Micro/Liquor Brew Pub 1  2   Facebook 2015  Brewery and Distillery  Story
66 36 18378 Barbarian Brewing Boise/Garden City Micro Tap Room 1   Facebook 2015 James Long & Bre Hovley Opened October 3, 2015
67 37 18450 PowderHaus Brewing Garden City Micro Tap Room 1  2   Facebook 2015 Tyler Evens Opened November 6, 2015
68 38 19762 Rants & Raves Moscow  Micro Brew Pub 1  2   Facebook 2016 Tyler Hawkins Opened January 2016
69 39 19547 Magic Valley Brewing Buhl  Micro Brew Pub 1   Facebook 2016 Rich White Opened  April 29, 2016
70 40 19283 Post Falls Brewing Post Falls  Micro Tap Room 1   Facebook 2016 Dan Stokes & Alex Sylvain Opened  May, 2016
71 41 19931 Hunga Dunga Brewing  Moscow  Micro Brew Pub 1   Facebook 2016 Graham Lilly Opened  July 24, 2016
72 42 20382 Mother Earth Brew Co. Nampa Micro Tap Room  1 2  3 4   Facebook 2016 Chris Baker Opened October 8, 2016
73 43 20263 Mad Swede Brewing Boise  Micro Tap room 1  2 Facebook 2016 Jerry Larson Opened October 15, 2016
74 44 20483 Radio Brewing Co. Kellogg  Micro Brew Pub Facebook 2017 Fred Mehaffie and Ashley Malcolm Opened April, 2017
75 45 18909 Shattuck Brewery Elk River   Micro Tap Room   Seasonal Facebook 2017    Opened June 2017
76 46 22245 White Dog Brewing Boise    Micro  Tap Room   Facebook 2017 Troy & Joe Moore/Dan Jordan Opened September 2017
77 47 21091 Clairvoyant Brewing Boise   Micro  Tap Room 1  2   Facebook 2017 Eric Brooks Opened September 2017
78 48 21831 Lost Grove Brewing Boise   Micro  Tap Room 1   Facebook 2017 Jake Black Opened Oct 6, 2017
79 49 21652 Bombastic Brewing Hayden   No Tap Rm 2  Facebook 2017 Matthew Skillicorn Contract Brewer
80 50 20317 Hardware Brewing Kendrick   Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2018 Doug & Christine Lohman Opened March  2018
81 51 23913 Jim Dandy Brewing Pocatello   Micro Tap Room 1 Facebook 2018 Davis Gove & Hailee Matkin Opened July 2018
82 52 23914 Priest Lake Brewing Priest Lake Nano Tap Room 1 Facebook 2018 Kent Feldman Opened Sept 2018
83 53 21467 Heaven's Gate Brewery Riggins Nano/Liquor  Tap Room   Facebook 2017 Paul Gatti Located in the Summersville Bar
84 54 23660 Utara Brewing Sandpoint  Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2018    
85 55 23667 Western Collective/Guns and Oil Garden City  Micro Tap Room 1 Facebook 2018 Cary Hampton Prewitt Original Payette Brewery location
86 56 24533 Matchwood Brewing Sandpoint   Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2018   Opened  Oct 2018
87 57 24683 Koto Brewing Twin Falls   Micro Brew Pub   Facebook 2018 Shane Cook Opened Nov 2018
88 58 24973 Westwood Brewing Rathdrum Contract/Liquor  Brew Pub   Facebook 2018   Contract with Utara
89 59 23528 Teton Thai Driggs  Pico Restaurant   Facebook 2018   Opened Oct 2018
90 60 23023 Kassiani(Burley Bros Brewing) Burley  Pico Restaurant   Facebook 2018   Opened Nov 2018
91 61 25346 Craft Brewers in Boise Boise  Pico Tap House & Bottle Shop   Facebook 2018 New Ownrers 2022 2018
92 X 21765 Shredders Concert Venue Boise Pico           2018-???
93 62 24424 Parma Ridge Brewing Parma Pico  Brew Pub 2018 And Winery
94 63 25124 Citizen 33 Brewery Driggs Nano Brew Pub 1 2 Facebook 2019 Nick Farney Katanka Tavern
95 64 26078 2C Family Brewing Nampa    Micro Tap Room  1 Facebook 2019 Alvin Mullins Opened July 2019
96 65 20632 Bent Tree Brewing Athol  Pico No Tap Room   Facebook 2019 Steve  & Janet Pegg  Brewery in Shop
97 66 26279 Lone Mountain Farms Athol Pico Tap Room Facebook 2019 Luke & Emily Black Farm Craft Brewery
98 67 26516 Gerald Turner Brewery Emmett Pico Production Facebook 2019 Gerald Turner Brewery in Home
99 68 27045 Milner's Gate Brewing Twin Falls Micro/Liquor Brew Pub Facebook 2019 Quay Marshall Opened Oct 2019
100 X 27288 Eight Twelve Main Caldwell Pico Brew Pub Facebook 2020-2021 Eric Roberts Opened 2/29/20
101 69 26673 Groundwork Brewing Lewiston Micro Brew Pub       Facebook 2020 Dave Graham Opened March 2020
102 70 26907 Off the Rails Brewing Pocatello Micro Brew Pub Story Facebook 2020 Coryell, Rodriguez, Davie, & Wright Opened March 2020
103 71 16413 Loose Screw Beer Co. Meridian Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2020  Marcos Moss Tap Room in Meridian
104 72 27434 Trails End Brewery Hayden   Micro Brew Pub  Facebook 2020 Kirk Chaffin/Jeannine Raymon Opened June 2020
105 73 27970 Spring Creek Brewing Ada County Micro Brew Pub  1 Facebook 2020 Jeff Badigian/Marc Grubert Opened August 2020
106 74 28565 Blue Pit Brewing Mountain Home Micro Tap Room 1 Facebook 2020 Jeff Paradis Opened 10/16/20
107 75 28442 Idaho Farm House Ales Shelley Pico Production Facebook 2020 Jeff Winkelman 2020
108 76 28625 Star Route Brewery Pocatello Micro Tap Room 1 2 Facebook 2020 Chris White Opened 12/10/20
109 77 28654 Twisted District Brew Co. Garden City  Contract Brew Pub  1 Facebook 2020 Bud Mohr Wort Contracted
110 78 30423 High Society Brewing Hayden Nano Brew Pub Facebook 2021 Austin Nielsen February 2021
111 79 30365 Three Mile Brew Pub Grangeville Pico Brew Pub Story Facebook 2021 Silas Whitley February 2021
112 80 29463 Chalice Brewing Coeur d' Alene Nano Tap Room Story Facebook 2021 Brian Engdahl Opened April 2021
113 81 30567 Gateway Marina  Harrison Pico Brew Pub Facebook 2021 Lake Side Brew Pub Opened April 2021
114 82 30640 Timber Town Beer Co. Priest Lake Micro Facebook 2021 Opened Oct 2021
115 83 31963 Black Lodge Brewing Coeur d' Alene Micro Tap Room Facebook 2021 Opened Dec 2021
116 84 32251 Outpost Brewing Coeur d' Alene Nano Tap Room 2BBL Facebook 2022 Formerly Slate Creek Opened Jan 2022
117 85 32851 Idawild Brewing Garden City Micro Tap Room 5BBL Facebook 2022 Matt & Cortni Nadar Opened June 2022
118 86 33130 Guidepost Brewing Victor Pico Production   Facebook 2022   Opened June 2022
119 87 32527 Black Canyon Brewing Emmett Micro Brew Pub 7BBL Facebook 2022 Dave & Amanda Dietz Opened July 6, 2022
120 88 32348 Kanisku Brewing Post Falls Pico Tap Room Facebook 2022 Home Brew Supplies Opened in 2022
121 89 33239 Micropolis Brewing Moscow Nano Tap Room Facebook 2022 Alternating Proprietorship  with Moscow Brewing Opened in 2022
122 90 33134 Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery Salmon Micro Brew Pub 1 Facebook 2022 David Craig Opened August 2022
123 91 33373 Alliteration Ales Boise Nano Production Facebook 2022 Adam Fleck Opened September 2022
124 92 31302 Danelion Brewery Melba  Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2022 Nathan Guidinger Opened October 2022

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.
Breweries with gray background have permanently closed.
Breweries  with blue background closed and reopened with new owners or simply changed their name.
Breweries with green background do not have their own tap room that you can visit.

There is also a separate list below of Idaho Breweries that have closed over the last 30 years.  

Pico Brewery 1BBL or Smaller - limited selection and usually part of a restaurant or homebrew shop
Nano Brewery 2BBL to 4BBL - larger selection that Pico and normally beer is brewed and consumed on site
Micro Brewery 5BBL and larger - beer consumed on site and sold in cans and/or bottles at other retail outlets

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

# # License Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Size Brewery Type Stories Facebook Estimated Opening Notes Comment
125 ? Vantage Point Brewery Coeur d' Alene Micro Brew Pub Facebook 2022 208 E CDA Lake Drive
126 ? Works Progress Administration Boise Micro Facebook 2022 Derek Brown/Dave Krick 1021 S Lusk St
? Highlander Brewing Salmon Micro Brew Pub 1 Facebook 2023 Brewery in Montana 605 Main St
? Gem State Brewing Eagle Nano Tap Room 1 Facebook 2023 Chris McGinnis 293 E State St
Brick West Brewing Garden City Micro Brew Pub Facebook 2023 First Location is Spokane, Washington

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

Idaho Craft Brewery RUMORS.

# # License Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Size Brewery Type Stories Facebook Estimated Opening Head Brewer's/Owners Comment
? ? 32516 Broadford Beverage Hailey Pico Beer To Go 500 N Main St
1 ? 33382 Gravity Beverage Garden City Pico Production Kevin and Lee Adding beer
Black Bird Brewing  Boise Area Facebook Shane Gibbs  
Soldier Creek Brewing Fairfield Facebook Chris Bradley Currently Restaurant Only
Clearwater Brewing & Tap House Kamiah Facebook Brian Brokop Story

 

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 Became Loose Screw
31 28 10358 Von Scheidt Brewing Twin Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009-2020 Patrick Scheidt  Closed 2020 COVID19
92 29 21765 Shredders Concert Venue Boise No Tap Room 2018-??? Open for Concerts??
100 30 27288 Eight Twelve Main Caldwell Pico
Liquor
Brew Pub Facebook 2020 Eric Roberts Closed 07/24/2021
42 31 12292 Crooked Fence Brewing Garden City   Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Jeff Cutler Reopened in 2018
64 32 17122 County Line Brewing Garden City  Micro Tap Room   Facebook 2015 Zack Kiehl Replaced by Clairvoyent 2nd location

 

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

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