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 have ever been in the state at one time.   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.

Current number of open breweries is 56 with 3 more opening in the next few months.  Breweries with multiple locations are only listed once.

Continuously Updated Don't Forget to hit the refresh button Latest update 9/19/17

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Idaho Craft Breweries Currently Producing Beer

 # Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Cans/Bottles Brewery Type Stories Facebook Date Opened Head Brewer's/Owners Comment
1 Sun Valley Brewing Company Hailey   Brew Pub 1  2  3 Facebook 1986 Sean Flynn Idaho's Oldest Brewery Story
2 Grand Teton Brewing Victor Bottles  Tap Room   Facebook 1988 Various  
3 Highlands Hollow Brewhouse Boise   Brew Pub   Facebook 1990 Chris Compton Boise's Oldest Brew Pub
4 McCall Brewing Company McCall Bottles Brew Pub   Facebook 1994 Tom Cash,Edgar Newstadt  
5 Ram Restaurant & Brewery Boise   Brew Pub   Facebook 1995 Jake National Chain
6 Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery Salmon   Brew Pub   Facebook 1998 Nick Bertram  
7 River Bend Brewing  Hailey   Micro Production Brewery 1  2  3   2001 Chris Harding Brewery is at Residence
8 Portneuf Valley Brewing Pocatello   Brew Pub   Facebook 2002 Penny Pink Idaho's First Woman Brewer
9 Sockeye Brewing Boise Cans Brew Pubs   Facebook 2003 Josh King, Kevin Bolen 1 of 2 Boise locations
10 Wildlife Brewing & Pizza Victor   Brew Pub   Facebook 2003 Ric Harmon Brewery & Pizza
11 Laughing Dog Brewing Sandpoint Bottles Tap Room   Facebook 2005 Fred Colby Story
12 Mick Duff's Brewing Sandpoint   Brew Pub   Facebook 2006 Mick and Duffy Mahoney  
13 MJ Barleyhoppers Brewing  Lewiston   Sports Pub   Facebook 2008   Part of Red Lion Motel
14 Salmon River Brewery McCall   Brew Pub   Facebook 2008 Matt Ganz, Matt Hurlbutt Adolphus A. Busch IV is minor partner
15 Wallace Brewing Company Wallace Bottles/Cans Tap Room   Facebook 2008   Owner Chase Sanborn
16 Idaho Brewing Company Idaho Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009   Came from IBC (Dr. Hops)
17 Crescent Brewery Nampa   Tap Room   Facebook 2009 Jerry Fergusson  Bar - Live Comedy/Music
18 Von Scheidt Brewing Twin Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2009 Patrick Scheidt Growler Fill Up Station
19 Kootenai River Brewing Co. Bonners Ferry   Brew Pub   Facebook 2010    
20 Payette Brewing Company Boise Bottles/Cans Tap Room 2  3  4   Facebook 2010 Mike Francis, Ian Fuller  Idaho's Biggest Brewer
21 North Idaho Mountain Brew Wallace   Brew Pub   Facebook 2011 Mark Burmeister City Limits Pub & Grill
22 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
23 Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company Post Falls  Bottles Tap Room 1  2  3 Facebook 2012 Jeff Whitman Fred Colby - Part Owner
24 River of No Return Brewing Challis    BrewPub   Facebook 2012    
25 Crooked Fence Brewing Boise Bottles/Cans Production Brewery   Facebook 2012 Kris Price Restaurants Closed
26 Slanted Rock Brewing Company Meridian Cans Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Bob Lonseth  
27 Snow Eagle Brewing Idaho Falls   Brew Pub   Facebook 2012   Formerly Brownstone Brew.
28 Sockeye Production Brewery Boise Cans Brew Pub   Facebook 2012   Sockeye's 2nd Brewery
29 Trickster Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Tap Room   Facebook 2012 Matt Morrow  
30 10 Barrel Brewing Boise Bottles/Cans Brew Pub   Facebook 2013 Shawn Kelso First Brewery in Bend, OR
31 Slate Creek Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Tap Room   Facebook 2013    
32 Wolf track Brewing Cottonwood   Tap Room   Facebook 2013 John Candalot Small Micro Brewery
33 Broken Horn Brewery McCall   Tap Room   Facebook 2013 Kalen Dodge   
34 Woodland Empire Ale Craft Boise Bottles/Cans Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Rob Landerman  
35 Edge Brewery Boise Bottles Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Brian Community Supported Brewery
36 Cloud 9 Brewery Boise   Brew Pub   Facebook 2014 Jake Lake Jake & Maggie Lake
37 Mad Bomber Brewing Company Hayden   Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Tom Applegate Bar
38 Paragon Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Brew Pub   Facebook 2014    
39 Trestle Brewing Company Ferdinand   Bar   Facebook 2014    
40 Down Draft Post Falls   Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Brayman/Garrett  
41 Boise Brewing Boise Bottles Tap Room   Facebook 2014 Lance Chavez Community Supported Brewery
42 Bear Island Brewing Co. Boise   Production   Facebook 2014 Beth Bechtel  
43 Bella Brewing Boise   Tap Room   Facebook 2014/2016    
44 Daft Badger Brewing Coeur d' Alene   Brew Pub   Facebook 2015 Jake Capaul Opened January 18, 2015
45 County Line Brewing Boise   Tap Room 2  3 Facebook 2015 Zack Kiehl Limited Days/Hours
46 Warfield Distillery & Brewery Ketchum   Brew Pub 1  2  3  Facebook 2015   Story
47 Barbarian Brewing Boise Bottles Tap Room 1  2  3 Facebook 2015 James Long & Bre Hovley Opened October 3, 2015
48 PowderHaus Brewing Boise Bottles Tap Room 1  2  3 Facebook 2015 Tyler Evens Opened November 6, 2015
49 Rants & Raves Moscow   Brew Pub 1  2  3 Facebook 2016 Tyler Hawkins Opened January 2016
50 Magic Valley Brewing Buhl   Brew Pub 1  2  3 Facebook 2016 Rich White Opened  April 29, 2016
51 Post Falls Brewing Post Falls   Tap Room 1  2  3  4 Facebook 2016 Dan Stokes & Alex Sylvain Opened  May, 2016
52 Hunga Dunga Brewing  Moscow   Brew Pub 1  2  3 Facebook 2016 Graham Lilly Opened  July 24, 2016
53 Mother Earth Brew Co. Nampa Bottles/Cans Tap Room  1 2  3 4 Facebook 2016 Chris Baker Opened October 8, 2016
54 Mad Swede Brewing Boise   Tap room 1  2  3  4 Facebook 2016 Jerry Larson Opened October 15, 2016
55 Radio Brewing Co. Kellogg   Brew Pub Facebook 2017 Fred Mehaffie and Ashley Malcolm Opened April, 2017
56 Moscow Brewing Co Moscow   Brew Pub  1  2  3  4 Facebook 2017 Andy Severson Re-Opened June, 2017
57 Shattuck Brewery Elk River   Tap Room    Facebook 2017    Opened June 2017
58 White Dog Brewing Boise     Tap Room   Facebook 2017 Troy & Joe Moore/Dan Jordan Opened September 2017

 

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
59 Clairvoyant Brewing Boise    Tap Room 1  2  3  4 Facebook 2017 Mike Edmondson Opening September 2017
60 Lost Grove Boise    Tap Room 1  2  3  4 Facebook 2017 Jake Black Plan to open October 2017
61 Hardware Brewing Co. Kendrick   Brew Pub   Facebook 2018 TBA Currently Restaurant Only
? Spring Creek Brewing Boise Area   Brew Pub 2  3  4 Facebook 2018 Jeff Badigian/Marc Grubert  
? No Name Brewery Caldwell   Tap Room     2018 Tony Stewart Next to Stewart's Bar & Grill
? Soldier Creek Brewing Co. Fairfield   Brew Pub   Facebook 2018 TBA Currently Restaurant Only
? Black Bird Brewing  Boise Area    Tap Room   Facebook 2018 Shane Gibbs/Tim Williams  
? Charter's House Brewing  Boise Area    Tap Room   Facebook 2018 Tom Charters  
? Danelion Brewery Melba       Facebook 2018 Nathan Guidinger  
? Summit Ridge Brewing Boise Area       Facebook 2018    
? Accomplice Brewing  Boise Area    Tap Room   Facebook 2018 Tim Williams  
? Simian Brewing Boise Area       Facebook 2018 Marvin Kinney  
? Works Progress Administration Boise     Brew Pub   Facebook 2020 Dave Krick  
? 2C Family Brewing Nampa    Tap Room      2020 Alvin Mullins Building Aquired

Virtual Idaho Craft Breweries

1 Bombastic Brewing Post Falls   ????? 2  3   Facebook 2017 Matthew Skillicorn Formerly Pretentious

 

Idaho Craft Breweries that Have Opened and Closed

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

2014-2015

Marvin Kinney  
18 Moscow Brewing Co. Moscow   Tap Room Fb 1  2 2012-2016    
19 Leaky Faucet Brewing McCall   Garage Fb  1  2 2013-2016 August Wheeler Closed

 

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