by Bob Hubler
|Owner Keith Hall|
The 100th Idaho Brewery to open since 1984 is EIGHT TWELVE MAIN located at 812 Main Street in Caldwell, Idaho. Idaho's 1st brewery in modern times was the Snake River Brewery also located near Caldwell, Idaho. It also becomes the 75th currently operating brewery in Idaho and the first brewery in Caldwell since the defunct Gem State Brewery.
Eight Twelve Main is a brew pub with emphasis on their food with consists of burgers, french fries, and hot dogs. Owned by Keith and Heidi Hall, it is operated as a family business. On opening day, they had aunts, uncles, cousins, parents and many other family members helping out.
Their brewer is Eric Roberts who has experience as a home brewer. They have a one beer barrel system which is twice as big as most home brew systems and is considered a nano brewery. They currently have four of their own beers on tap. In addition to their own beer, they carry a lot of the local brewery beers on their 22 taps. They offer flights and tasters, and plan to become a member of BoiseBeerBuddies.
My wife and I really love their burgers. You get to pick from a large array of toppings and the beef is procured locally. They pride themselves on using local ingredients from Canyon County. Great fries actually dipped in the grease from their burgers.
|Interior of the Brew Pub|
See a list of all Idaho Breweries HERE.