Monday, July 3, 2017

Three new Boise Breweries to Open this Summer

by Bob Hubler

The number of local Breweries in Boise are going to see a big increase in the Summer of 2017.  Boise will have enough breweries to do a decent pub crawl.

The Lost Grove Brewing Brewery

I recently talked to Jake Black about his up and coming Brewery conveniently located across the street from Boise State Student Apartments.  Jake has all his permits and just needs to complete construction and brew some beer before he can open.  He is shooting for a July 21st opening date.
He will owe me a beer if he doesn't open on that date.

They began their construction in February and plan to be open in a six month time frame.

You may remember Jake from his days at Payette Brewing where he was instrumental in their startup five years ago.  More on Lost Grove Brewing in the next blog.


A serving window on the South side of the Lost Grove Brewery

White Dog Brewing

I see from their Facebook page, that White Dog Brewing has their innovative "frost rail" delivered and  installed.   They have their Federal Permit, so they can begin brewing now.  They still have some local permits to get prior to their opening, but they should have a nice choice of beer on their opening day which may be announced in the next few days.


Photo from the window of the White Dog Brewery in late June.

Clairvoyant Brewing

It has been a long time coming, but it looks like Clairvoyant Brewing will be open this summer.   Like the other breweries, they will need a few weeks to make beer before they open to the public.

Here is a quote from my blog of June 23, 2015:  Clairvoyant Brewing plans to open in 2015 at 2800 W. Idaho Street, Boise Idaho.  From their webpage: "There are three passionate brewers involved in the creation of Clairvoyant Brewing Company.  We are Ryan Kowalczyk, Mike Edmondson and Tim Carter.  We are creative brewers each with a different style of brewing. This unique amalgam of brewing will make for a fun, enjoyable, flavorful kaleidoscope of beers."

As you can see, my projection of Clairvoyant Brewing opening in  2015 may have been a bit optimistic.  I have been told by mutual friends that it will be worth the wait.  The photo below looks like they could open very soon, but I was told to expect a September Grand opening.


Photo from the Clairvoyant Brewery window in late June


Other Idaho Brewery News

So far in  2017, Two new breweries have opened in Idaho.  One of them is brand new in Kellog, Idaho.  And the other is a reopening of a former brewery in Moscow, Idaho.

Moscow Brewing Company Story   Facebook   Website

Radio City Brewing Company      Facebook   Website


Another Interesting Tidbit:  The Owners of the Black Angel Brewery to be opened in downtown Nampa will be changing their name after receiving a letter from the lawyer of a brewery with that same name.   New name could be 2C Brewing.

Current Idaho Brewery List with latest brewery updates.


P.S. Spring Creek Brewery slated to open in late 2017 or early 2018 is in the fundraising stage.  Check out their website here.  Facebook

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