Tuesday, January 15, 2019

NEW IDAHO BREWERIES IN 2019

IDAHO BREWERIES THAT PLAN TO OPEN IN 2019 AND BEYOND


By Bob Hubler

BREWERIES THAT PLAN TO OPEN IN 2019

Just a brief look at some potential new Idaho Breweries that plan to open in the upcoming year.  These breweries have already started construction or completed construction awaiting licensing and permits.

SPRING CREEK BREWING IN AVIMORE



The Spring Creek Brewing Company is the brain child of Jeff Badigian and Marc Grubert.  This brewery is being built from the "ground up", meaning that they did not buy an existing building for their brewery.  Their brewery and pizzeria will be located in the Avimore Community just northwest of Boise. 

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2C FAMILY BREWING IN NAMPA



A vintage photo of  the building that 2C Family Brewing will open in


The 2C Family Brewing will be owned and operated by Alvin Mullins.
The historical building that will house the brewery and tap room is currently being gutted to be refitted with the brewery equipment.  Alvin plans to open the tap room first,  The brewery will open when the construction and licensing is complete in the first half of 2019.

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DANELION FARM BREWERY IN MELBA


The Danelion Farm Brewery is not on a lot of local craft beer fans radar.  This brewery is being built by Nathan Guidinger on his small farm near Melba, Idaho.  His building is  complete and most of his equipment has been delivered. He is building this brewery on his own.  All the work is being done by his friends and family, so this brewery could be up and running in  the first half of 2019.

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BENCH HOUSE BREWING IN BOISE


The Bench House Brewing Company has a location and a Head Brewer, now they just need to get zoning permits and start the process of licensing and refitting the building for a brewery. Head Brewer Derek Brown comes to this new brewery from Woodland Empire.  This brewery will not be ready to open until late 2019 or early 2020.


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GROUNDWORK BREWING IN LEWISTON

Lee and Mandy Henry plan to open their brewery in Lewiston sometime in 2019.  Construction is underway.  This will be Lewiston's first brewery after MJ BarleyHoppers ceased brewing in 2018.



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CITIZEN 33 BREWERY & GASTROPUB IN DRIGGS

Christian and Lisa Hanley purchased the Forage Bistro & Lounge in Driggs, Idaho in 2015.  They now want to want open a brewery.  Last year, Thai Teton opened the first brewery in Driggs.

Here is a quote from a story in the Teton Valley News published June 13th, 2018:

"The owners of Forage, along with Tatanka Tavern’s Kelly Williams and Jackson Hole resident Gabe Aufderheide, will open Citizen 33 Brewery & Gastropub on Main Street in Driggs in November with brewing equipment already purchased (it’s not onsite, yet) and permits under review with the city (not in place yet)."


Tatanka Tavern has already obtained an Idaho Brewers pub license for the brewery.  The original plan was to open the brewery November 2018 according the story.  Now the plan is open in the first quarter of 2019.

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BENT TREE BREWING IN ATHOL


This will be a nano-brewery in the Coeur D' Alene suburbs.  

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TRESTLE BREWING IN FERDINAND

Trestle Brewing will return to brewing their own beer in 2019.  This brewery is the restaurant known for it's  great finger steaks.

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A FEW MORE BREWERIES THAT MAY OPEN IN 2019 OR 2020

These Breweries have not started construction and are still in the planning stages.

KARMA BREWING IN BOISE


Tyler Vanden Heuvel is planning a brewery in Boise.


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CLEARWATER BREWING IN KAMIAH


This brewery is still in the planning stages.  Brian Brokop opened his Beer 30 taphouse in Kamiah a couple of years ago, but wants to add a brewery.

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WPA BREWING IN BOISE


Dave Krick wants to open a brewery in Boise.  So far, he has been too busy running the Bittercreek Pub and Red Feather Lounge in downtown Boise.

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IDAHO BREWERY RUMORS

Brewery Name (Website) Location Facebook Owner
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
Simian Brewing Boise Area Facebook Marvin Kinney
Soldier Creek Brewing Fairfield Facebook Chris Bradley
Roots & Shoots Brewing Sandpoint Facebook
Stibal Liquors Parma
Shredders Boise Justin Cantrell
Rustic Brewing Boise

Off the Rails Brewing               Pocatello                         Bill Coryell


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Updated List of Idaho Breweries


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Friday, January 11, 2019

NEW 2018 IDAHO BREWERIES PART 2

By Bob Hubler

A look back on the 12 new breweries that opened in Idaho in 2018 and other big events in the Craft Beer Scene in Idaho.

Read about the first 9 breweries in Part 1!

Since Part 1 was published,  I have found 3 additional Idaho Breweries that should have been included in the year end blog.  Actually Sheila Francis found them and passed on the information to me.  Many Thanks Sheila.

Idaho Currently has 70 active breweries.  In the last 34 years, 92 breweries have opened and 22 have closed.

Check out my List Of Idaho Breweries.

Check out The Idaho Brewers United List of Idaho Breweries.

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GARDEN CITY BREWERY CHANGES OWNERSHIP

62 BELLA BREWING IN GARDEN CITY


On December 27th, 2018, Bella Brewing was purchased by Marc Impastato and Chuck Bannock.
Head Brewer Rahn Thomas will continue brewing the  Bella Beers and name Bella Brewing will remain the same.  As you may recall, this brewery was opened as the Haff Brewery by Brian Haff, and was later purchased by Tom Dey, who changed the name to Bella Brewing.

Chuck Bannock & Marc (Moose) Impastato


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THREE MORE NEW BREWERIES THAT OPENED IN 2018:


90 TETON THAI IN DRIGGS

The owners of Teton Thai, Ryan Haworth and Peter Smith, have opened a small brewery and tasting room in Driggs, just down the hall from their Thai restaurant and sushi bar.






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91 KASSIANA IN BURLEY

Brek Pilling  and  Brian Tibbets wanted to bring and upscale restaurant and event center to downtown Burley, Idaho.  That restaurant is the Kassiania Restaurant, Bakery, and Events specializing in  with exceptional food and live music.  They also have a micro-brewery that supplies their restaurants with hand-crafted beer brewed by two brothers that learned to brew beer in Germany.  The restaurant with brewer opened in November 2018 becoming Burley's first brewery in the modern era.





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92 CRAFT BREWERS IN BOISE

Craft Brewers of Boise is a Bottle Shop and Tap room featuring a walk-in cooler.  They also sell home brew supplies.  Opened by Eli Taylor, a long time Boise homebrewer.  You may notice a familiar face when you visit.  Jeremy Jones now calls Craft Brewers of Boise his home away from home.

And they are also a licensed brewery that will serve the beer they brew on site with budding home brewers.  Great way to start your home brewing hobby with your beer on tap  for all your friends to share.

From left to right:  Levi, Jeremy, and Marjorie



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TWO MORE IDAHO BREWERIES CLOSED IN 2018

25 MJ BARLEY HOPPERS IN LEWISTON


MJ Barley Hoppers ceased brewery operations, but continues on at the Red Lion Motel as a Sports Bar.

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56 TRESTLE BREWING IN FERDINAND

This little brew pub known for their finger steaks is still open, but took a hiatus from brewing in 2018.  Watch for their return to brewing in 2019.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

NEW 2018 IDAHO BREWERIES

by Bob Hubler


A look back on the 9 new breweries that opened in Idaho in 2018 and other big events in the Craft Beer Scene in Idaho.

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BEAR ISLAND OPENS TAP HOUSE IN BOISE


One of the  biggest events in Boise was the Bear Island Tap House opening.  After 5 years of brewing beer out of their garage in Boise, Beth Bechtel and husband, Steve, opened their Tap House in a former fire station.  It will be a few more months until their brewing equipment can move into the Fire House #6 space, but the tap house is open for your business.

Beth and Steve in  front of the Donor Brick Wall

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THE NEW BREWERIES THAT OPENED IN 2018:


81 HARDWARE BREWING IN KENDRICK

Hardware Brewing was opened in March of 2018 by Doug and Christine Lohman becoming the 82nd brewery to open in Idaho in the modern brewing era.  It is also Idaho's 61st active brewery and the only brewery in Kendrick.

Hardware Brewing Entrance

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82 JIM DANDY BREWING IN POCATELLO

First of all, I would highly recommend visiting this brewery if you ever visit Pocatello.  The ambiance is incredible.  The crowd was made up of old, young and children, too;  but no dogs unless they are service dogs, of course.  Opened on July 4th, this place has quickly become a favorite hang out for many of the patrons that I talked to.  When we visited, they  only had three of their own beers on tap, because they can't keep up with the demand.  But they have a solution; a new fermentor is on the way which will allow them to increase their production.




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83 PRIEST LAKE BREWING IN PRIEST LAKE

Priest Lake Brewing opened at the beginning of July.  Priest Lake Brewing is 5BBL brewery owned and operated by Kent Feldman.  Interesting that there is also another brewing company in Priest Lake called Priest Lake Brewing Co. owned by Tim Kassa.  Trademark fight coming.  See Story!  Kent Feldman is brewing and has the facebook page below.  Apparently Tim is not brewing yet and does not a have a brewing license.

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84 HEAVENS GATE BREWERY IN RIGGINS


This brewery actually opened in 2017.  Heavens Gate Brewery was opened in late Spring of 2017 by Paul Gatti who is also the brewer.  The Taproom for the brewery is located in Summervilles Bar & Cafe.  We discovered this brewery after returning from out tour of the Jim Dandy Brewing Brew Pub.
Heavens Gate Brewing Setup

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85 UTARA BREWING IN SANDPOINT

This unique brewery is #65 in active Idaho Breweries.  Utara is unique among most craft breweries in that it serves India Cuisine instead of the normal brew pub fare.  Their beer will also be unique as they will brew English Style Ales.

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86 WESTERN COLLECTIVE BREWING IN GARDEN CITY

The long awaited Guns and Oil Brewery opened as the Western Collective Brewing in Garden City.  You will remember this location from the days when Payette Brewing brewed their beer there.  Construction on their new expanded tap room is complete and open for customers.

Keith, Cary and Melissa

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87 MATCHWOOD IN SANDPOINT

Matchwood Brewing is the fourth active brewery in Sandpoint joining long time breweries: Laughing Dog, Mick Duffs and the new Utara.  This brewery is a long time dream of Andrea Marcoccia and Kennden Culp.  Matchwood Brewing is in a huge renovated warehouse becoming one of the largest breweries in the state of Idaho if you measure in square footage

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Matchwood Brewery at Night

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88 KOTO BREWING IN TWIN FALLS

Koto Brewing in Twin Falls Idaho opened in December.  Koto Brewing is a Brew Pub serving a wide variety of food in addition to their hand crafted beer brewed on the premise.

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89 WESTWOOD BREWING IN RATHDRUM

Westwood Brewing shares production facilities with Utara Brewing in Sandpoint, but their restaurant and tap house is in Rathdrum.  Utara and Westood have an alternating proprietor agreement.  The first  breweries in the State Of Idaho to have this unique arrangement.

The Westwood Brewing Entrance


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42 CROOKED FENCE BREWING IN GARDEN CITY

Not a new brewer in Boise, but a rebirth of a brewery that closed in 2017.

Jeff behind the bar at the new Crooked Fence
  

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57 PARAGON BREWING IN COEUR D' ALENE

Paragon Brewing will brew their own beer in house after years of contracting their beer brewed at Mick Duff's in Sandpoint.

The new brewing equipment at Paragon


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IN ADDITION TO THE NEW BREWERIES, FIVE NEW CRAFT BEER/LOCAL CIDER VENUES HAVE RECENTLY OPENED IN BOISE

COPENROSS GROWLERS IN BOISE

Most Taps in Boise, 70 Taps pouring beer, cider and kambucha. Copenross is the only Growler Station in Boise serving food.

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BRU IN BOISE


Pour you own beer at this  downtown Boise Pizza place.  All local beer all the time.  You can pour a 3 ounce pour or a 16 ounce pour.  It's up to you.  Pour an ounce to taste and then  fill your glass if you like it.

The Tap Wall



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HOPS AND BOTTLES IN BOISE


I visited Hops and Bottles on opening day.  This  Boise's first true bottle shop that does not sell Brew supplies or food.  With nearly 400 beer choices, it will be the place to go as new beers appear in Idaho.  I like that you can grab a beer out of the cooler and drink it there along with the many beers on tap.  Go down and visit Mark and Barley and get your favorite beer.

Entrance and outdoor drinking area

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CRAFT BREWERS OF BOISE



Craft Brewers of Boise is a Bottle Shop and Tap room featuring a walk-in cooler.  They also sell home brew supplies.  Opened by Eli Taylor, a long time Boise homebrewer.  You may notice a familiar face when you visit.  Jeremy Jones now calls Craft Brewers of Boise his home away from home.

Eli, Jeremy and Margie


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MERIWETHER CIDER HOUSE IN BOISE

Local Meriwether Cider Company has opened the first Cider House in Boise and in the State of Idaho.  Located downtown just across the street from 10 Barrel Brewing, they have 20 taps for Cider from all over the country and Europe too.

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IDAHO BREWERIES THAT CLOSED IN 2018


43 SLANTED ROCK BREWING IN MERIDIAN

We are very sad to say goodbye to Bob Lonseth's Meridian brewery that closed at the end of January 2018.  Bob is optimistic that Slanted Rock Brewing will open again in the future somewhere in the Treasure Valley.

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Check out the complete list of List of Idaho Breweries

Our next blog will be about the new breweries planned to open in 2019.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

IDAHO BREWERY UPDATES WITH JIM DANDY AND WESTERN COLLECTIVE

By Bob Hubler

Here's the latest Idaho Brewery News featuring a bit about Idaho's Newest Breweries: Jim Dandy Brewing in Pocatello, and Idaho and Western Collective Brewing in Boise, Idaho.


JIM DANDY BREWING

First of all, I would highly recommend visiting this brewery if you ever visit Pocatello.  The ambiance is incredible.  The crowd was made up of old, young and children, too;  but no dogs unless they are service dogs, of course.  Opened on July 4th, this place has quickly become a favorite hang out for many of the patrons that I talked to.  When we visited, they  only had three of their own beers on tap, because they can't keep up with the demand.  But they have a solution; a new fermentor is on the way which will allow them to increase their production.  

Their goal is to have ten of their own beers on tap to give everyone a chance to drink their favorite style of beer.  I really liked their Hazy IPA, it was one of the best I have tried since the style came into vogue.

Jim Dandy is the newest member of the Idaho Brewers United.

From the outside, you would never guess that a beautiful tap room and brew house was hidden inside the Jim Dandy Brewing building.

The Entrance to the Brewery
The Jim Dandy Brewery is the brainchild of owners Davis Gove and Hailee Matkin.  Both Davis and Hailee brew the beer that they sell.  Hailee, who has a degree in micro biology, is the second woman brewer in Pocatello, following the footsteps of Penny Pink, owner and operator of the Portneuf Valley Brewery.

Both Davis and Hailee grew up in Pocatello, but honed their brewing skills at breweries in Washington and Montana.  Now they are back in their hometown with a brand new state of the art brew house and tap room.

Davis and Hailee, Owners and Brewers



The inside of the brewery reflects the railroad theme of the surrounding area, once knows as the Iron Triangle. For the last hundred plus years, this area was filled with railroad workers.  The brewery was named in honor of the past Jim Dandy Bar (and brothel) that took care of many  of those rail road workers.
The Railroad light above the bar

View of the front room of the  tap house.

Customer view of the brew house



Hailee's brother, Matt pours beer behind the bar


Note the Railroad Spike Tap Handles
A food truck conveniently located next the back patio

The back patio for outdoor eating and drinking

Read the local paper's story on the Jim Dandy Brewery from the link below.

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WESTERN COLLECTIVE BREWING


We visited the new Western Collective Brewing temporary Tap House on the soft opening.  We met Cary Hampton Prewitt, his fiance Melissa, and Head Brewer Keith Forsgren; all new to Boise.  Guns and Oil beer is celebrating their Five Year Anniversary, but they have always had to contract other breweries to brew their beer.  This will be their first production brewery.


Head Brewer Keith, Owner Cary and his Fiance Melissa
This new Garden City brewery will be the production brewery for all the Guns and Oil beer, mainly distributed in Texas, but also on tap in many local restaurants in Boise.  They currently ship their beer back to Texas to be canned and distributed, put plan to add their own canning line in Boise in the near future.

Guns and Oil Brewing is all about Lagers, but the brewery in Garden City will feature special beers for the taphouse only.  Wyatt Hazy IPA was introduced last Friday with more diverse beer to be released in the coming days at the brewery taphouse.

Check them out, they are a Beer Buddies Hub.

Great Tap Handle

You can watch the Brewers Work

The patio is open for your drinking pleasure

This area will become the future Tap Room

Bob Hubler and Don Larsen discuss the opening with Cary.

Lots of Room for Future Expansion


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LONG DROP CIDER TAP ROOM


Long Drop Cider is making cider at their tap room on Fulton Street in Boise.
Check out their kettles and fermentors on your next visit to their Tap Room.

Two kettles and two fermentors from right to left.

Get your fresh cider by the glass here

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KOTO BREWING


I talked to several people at the Magic Valley Beer Fest and they agree KOTO Brewing could open next week or next month.  Apparently, they are ready to brew, but are waiting  for all the licensing to be complete.  Follow them on their facebook page for the latest updates

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

CROOKED FENCE AND 2018 BREWERY UPDATES

By Bob Hubler

Idaho could boast a total of 61 breweries at the beginning of 2018 including Heavens Gate in Riggins that did not make my 2017 year end list.  We have added FIVE more breweries since then and one brewery has reopened with a new location and new owners.

CROOKED FENCE NEW TAPROOM IS OPEN


New owners Jeff and Maerene Cutler unite with the former Crooked Fence Head Brewer, Jeff Winn to bring back some of Boise's favorite Beers.  Jeff and Maerene moved the 15 bbl brewing system back to Garden City from the Crooked Flats Highway 16 location.  The new address for the brewery and taproom is 5220 North Sawyer Avenue in Garden City only a coupe of blocks from their original location.

Jeff and Maerene want all the old customers to know that they will continue to honor their Crooked Fence Club Cards.  They also plan to add sandwiches to the menu soon.

New Owner Jeff Cutler prepares to fill a Growler
Crooked Fence will have a Grand Opening on Friday, July 20th from 3:00 to 10:00

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NEW BREWERY IN POCATELLO

Jim Dandy Brewing has opened a brewery and tap house.  They will rely on food trucks to serve food for their patrons.  They will become Pocatello's second brewery located just a half mile north of the Portneuf Valley Brew Pub that opened in 1996.
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NEW BREWERY IN RIGGINS


This brewery actually opened in 2017.  Heavens Gate Brewery was opened in late Spring of 2017 by Paul Gatti who is also the brewer.  The Taproom for the brewery is located in Summervilles Bar & Cafe.

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NEW BREWERY IN KENDRICK

Hardware Brewing was opened in March of 2018 by Doug and Christine Lohman.

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NEW BREWERY IN PRIEST LAKE

Priest Lake Brewing opened at the beginning of July.

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NEW BREWERY OPENING IN SANDPOINT

Utara Brewing Company is currently brewing beer and will begining serving their own beer in their Brew Pub in the next few weeks.  This unique brewery will  the brewery #65 in active Idaho Breweries.  Utara is unique among most craft breweries in that it well serve India Cuisine instead of the normal burgers that most brew pubs serve.  There beer will also be unique as they will brew English Style Ales.   I assume that an India Pale Ale will be one of their offerings.
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GUNS AND OIL BREWERY IS BREWING IN GARDEN  CITY

The long awaited Guns and Oil Brewery is brewing and preparing to open the Tap Room around the end of July.  You will remember this location from the days when Payette Brewing brewed their beer there.

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WHAT BREWERY WILL BE THE NEXT IDAHO BREWERY?

Koto Brewing in Twin Falls Idaho.  My latest response from the Koto Brewing owner when I asked about an opening date was "best we can say is soon".  So I think they will be open by the end of Summer.
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IN ADDITION TO THE NEW BREWERIES, TWO NEW CRAFT BEER VENUES HAVE RECENTLY OPENED IN BOISE

BLU


I visited Bru on Tuesday tried out their pour your own beer system.  I was impressed.  I just tried a few ounces of several beers.    Total Cost $3.07!  It was easy and I really like the Idaho Only concept.
I will be taking my out of town visitors here to show off this unique venue.

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HOPS AND BOTTLES


I visited Hops and Bottles on opening day.  This  Boise's first true bottle shop that does not sell Brew supplies or food.  With nearly 400 beer choices, it will be the place to go as new beers appear in Idaho.  I like that you can grab a beer out of the cooler and drink it there along with the many beers on tap.  Go down and visit Mark and Barley and get your favorite beer.

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UP AND COMING LOCAL BREWERY WATCH LIST

SPRING CREEK BREWING

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DANDELION BREWING

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 IDAHO BREWERY UPDATES #1

Latest Brewery Updates as of January 31, 2018

by Bob Hubler

Photo of Coeur d'Alene from the Beer d'Alene website


I have received a lot of input over the last several weeks about new breweries in Northern Idaho.

First of all, I would like everyone to check out Beer d' Alene,   This is a new website created by Russell Mann to track the craft breweries in the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho area.  Also check out the companion Facebook Group Page.  Russell was kind enough to provide me with information about two new breweries slated to open up in 2018.  He also let me know that the Down Draft Brewing has re-opened under new management.

Check the list below of potential up and coming Idaho breweries including Bent Tree Brewing in Athol and Westwood Brewing in Rathburn.  Thanks to Steve Armstrong, I have also added Clearwater Brewing in Kamiah.  Special Thanks to Sheila Francis for telling me about the Matchwood Brewing and Utara Brewing both coming to Sandpoint.  While researching breweries in Sandpoint, I found another planned brewery, Roots & Shoots Brewing.

Table of Idaho Breweries planning to open in the future.  New Additions in bold.

# # Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Brewery Type Facebook  Plan to Open
? ? Hardware Brewing Kendrick Brew Pub Facebook 2018
? ? Koto Brewing Twin Falls 2018
? ? Bent Tree Brewing Athol Facebook 2018
? ? Westwood Brewing Rathdrum Facebook 2018
? ? Guns and Oil Boise Tap Room 2018
? ? Danelion Brewery Melba Facebook 2018
? ? Spring Creek Brewing Boise Area Brew Pub Facebook 2018
? ? Utara Brewing Sandpoint Brew Pub Facebook 2018
? ? Matchwood Brewing Sandpoint ???? Facebook 2018
? ? Roots & Shoots Brewing Sandpoint ???? Facebook 2018
? ? 2C Family Brewing Nampa  Tap Room  2018
? ? No Name Brewery Caldwell Tap Room 2018
? ? Works Progress Administration Boise   Brew Pub Facebook 2019
? ? Clearwater Brewing Kamiah Tap House Facebook 2019
? ? Black Bird Brewing  Boise Area  Tap Room Facebook 2019
? ? Charter's House Brewing  Boise Area  Tap Room Facebook 2019
? ? Summit Ridge Brewing Boise Area Facebook 2019
? ? Accomplice Brewing  Boise Area  Tap Room Facebook 2019
? ? Simian Brewing Boise Area Facebook 2019
? ? Soldier Creek Brewing Fairfield Brew Pub Facebook 2022


Clearwater Brewing is currently a 30 tap Tap House.  They do not brew beer on premise, but have plans to have their own brewery in the future.

Bent Tree Brewing is planning to be a nano-brewery in the small town of Athol, Idaho.  They are in the early stages of getting permits and ordering equipment.

Westwood Brewing is a currently restaurant and bar.   They plan to build the brewery addition in 2018.  They currently serve liquor, beer and wine. 

Matchwood Brewing is in the building stages and will open in 2018 in Sandpoint.

Utara Brewing is also in Sandpoint.  They also have a restaurant specializing in Indian food and English style beer.

Roots & Shoots Brewing will become another Sandpoint brewery specializing in Gluten Free beer.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2017 YEAR END LIST OF IDAHO BREWERIES - CURRENT AND PAST

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Idaho Craft Breweries Opened Since 1984
 #  # Brewery Name (Website) Idaho Location Date Opened Head Brewer's/Owners
1 X Snake River Brewing Caldwell 1984-1991 Tim Batt Owner/Brewer
2 1 Sun Valley Brewing Company Hailey 1986-Present Sean Flynn
3 X T. W Fishers Coeur d' Alene 1987-1999 Chris Patterson
4 X Brownstone Restaurant & Brewhouse Idaho Falls 1987-2010
5 2 Grand Teton Brewing Victor 1988-Present Various
6 X Table Rock BrewPub Boise 1991-2014 Terry Dennis - First Brewer
7 3 Highlands Hollow Brewhouse Boise 1992-Present Chris Compton
8 X Thunder Mountain Brewery Ketchum 1993-2003
9 4 McCall Brewing Company McCall 1994-Present Tom Cash,Edgar Newstadt
10 X Treaty Grounds BrewPub Moscow 1994-2003
11 X Star Garnett Brewery Boise 1995-1998 DeWain Hughes
12 5 Ram Restaurant & Brewery Boise 1995-Present Jake
13 X Gem State Brewing Caldwell 1996-1998? Wayne Wright
14 X Hollister Mountain Brewing Co Coeur d' Alene 1996-2001
15 6 Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery Salmon 1998-Present Nick Bertram
16 X Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company Coeur d' Alene 1999-2010  CDA/TWF History
17 7 River Bend Brewing  Hailey 2001-Present Chris Harding
18 8 Portneuf Valley Brewing Pocatello 2002-Present Penny Pink
19 X Idaho Brewing Co (Dr Hops) Idaho Falls 2002-2009?
20 9 Sockeye Brewing Boise 2003-Present Josh King, Kevin Bolen
21 10 Wildlife Brewing & Pizza Victor 2003-Present Ric Harmon
22 11 Laughing Dog Brewing Sandpoint 2005-Present Fred Colby
23 12 Mick Duff's Brewing Sandpoint 2006-Present Mick and Duffy Mahoney
24 X Pend Oreille Brewing Co Sandpoint  2007-2009
25 13 MJ Barleyhoppers Brewing  Lewiston 2008
26 14 Salmon River Brewery McCall 2008 Matt Ganz, Matt Hurlbutt
27 15 Wallace Brewing Company Wallace 2008
28 X Muggers BrewPub Twin Falls 2008-2011
29 16 Idaho Brewing Company Idaho Falls 2009
30 17 Crescent Brewery Nampa 2009 Jerry Fergusson 
31 18 Von Scheidt Brewing Twin Falls 2009 Patrick Scheidt
32 19 Kootenai River Brewing Co. Bonners Ferry 2010
33 20 Payette Brewing Company Boise 2010 Mike Francis, Ian Fuller 
34 X Trail Creek Brewing Twin Falls 2011-2012
35 21 North Idaho Mountain Brew Wallace 2011 Mark Burmeister
36 X Biplane Brewing Company Post Falls 2011-2014
37 22 Sawtooth Brewery Ketchum 2011 Paul Holle & Rob Curnutt
38 X Moscow Brewing Co. Moscow 2012-2016
39 X Kilted Dragon Brewing Boise 2012-2014 Cory Matteucci/Jeremy Canning
40 23 Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company Post Falls  2012 Jeff Whitman
41 24 River of No Return Brewing Challis  2012
42 25 Crooked Fence Brewing Boise 2012 Kris Price
43 X Slanted Rock Brewing Company Meridian 2012 Bob Lonseth
44 26 Snow Eagle Brewing Idaho Falls 2012
45 27 Sockeye Production Brewery Boise 2012
46 28 Trickster Brewing Coeur d' Alene 2012 Matt Morrow
47 29 10 Barrel Brewing Boise 2013 Shawn Kelso
48 X Slate Creek Brewing Coeur d' Alene 2013
49 30 Wolf track Brewing Cottonwood 2013 John Candalot
50 31 Broken Horn Brewery McCall 2013 Kalen Dodge 
51 X Leaky Faucet Brewing McCall 2013-2016 August Wheeler
52 X Haff Brewing Boise 2014-2015 Brian Haff
53 32 Woodland Empire Ale Craft Boise 2014 Rob Landerman
54 33 Edge Brewery Boise 2014 Brian
55 34 Cloud 9 Brewery Boise 2014 Jake Lake
56 35 Mad Bomber Brewing Hayden 2014 Tom Applegate
57 36 Paragon Brewing Coeur d' Alene 2014
58 37 Trestle Brewing Company Ferdinand 2014
59 X Down Draft Post Falls 2014-2017 Brayman/Garrett
60 38 Boise Brewing Boise 2014 Lance Chavez
61 39 Bear Island Brewing Co. Boise 2014 Beth Bechtel
62 X Post Modern Brewers Boise
2014-2015
Marvin Kinney
63 40 Bella Brewing Boise 2015
64 41 Daft Badger Brewing Coeur d' Alene 2015 Jake Capaul
65 42 County Line Brewing Boise 2015 Zack Kiehl
66 43 Warfield Distillery & Brewery Ketchum 2015
67 44 Barbarian Brewing Boise 2015 James Long & Bre Hovley
68 45 PowderHaus Brewing Boise 2015 Tyler Evens
69 46 Rants & Raves Moscow 2016 Tyler Hawkins
70 47 Magic Valley Brewing Buhl 2016 Rich White
71 48 Post Falls Brewing Post Falls 2016 Dan Stokes & Alex Sylvain
72 49 Hunga Dunga Brewing  Moscow 2016 Graham Lilly
73 50 Mother Earth Brew Co. Nampa 2016 Chris Baker
74 51 Mad Swede Brewing Boise 2016 Jerry Larson
75 52 Radio Brewing Co. Kellogg 2017 Fred Mehaffie and Ashley Malcolm
76 53 Moscow Brewing Co Moscow 2017 Andy Severson
77 54 Shattuck Brewery Elk River 2017
78 55 White Dog Brewing Boise  2017 Troy & Joe Moore/Dan Jordan
79 56 Clairvoyant Brewing Boise 2017 Eric Brooks
80 57 Lost Grove Brewing Boise 2017 Jake Black

Note the updated numbering system above.  The first column is the number of all Idaho breweries in the modern era (Post 1980). The second number is the list of Active Idaho Breweries.