By Bob Hubler
What is on the horizon for Idaho breweries in 2018? The following five breweries will most likely open in 2018. All five are in various stages of construction:
|#||#||Brewery Name (Website)||Idaho Location||Brewery Type||Owners/Comment|
|81||58||Hardware Brewing||Kendrick||Brew Pub||FB||Currently Restaurant Only|
|82||59||Koto Brewing||Twin Falls||Brew Pub||FB||Shane Cook|
|83||60||Guns and Oil||Boise||Tap Room||Original Payette Brewery location|
|84||61||Danelion Brewing||Melba||Tap Room||FB||Nathan Guidinger|
|85||62||Spring Creek Brewing||Boise Area||Brew Pub||FB||Jeff Badigian/Marc Grubert|
The Hardware Brewing Company was started by Doug and Christine Lohman. They already have started their restaurant in a former Hardware store on Main Street Kendrick, Idaho and working hard to start brewing. They could be serving their own beer as soon as March 2018.
The Koto Brewing Company aka "Twin Falls Brewing" aka "Nameless Brewing" is planning to open in the first quarter of 2018. Shane Cook, the owner, currently operates a Coffee and Sandwich shop in Twin Falls.
Three of the new breweries will be in the Treasure Valley bringing the local brewery count to 25 breweries. See the list at BoiseBeerCulture.com Two of these breweries are being built from "ground up" like Powderhaus Brewing in Boise.
The Guns and Oil Brewing Company is an established brewing company out of Texas. They currently brew their beer at other breweries. They purchased the original Payette Brewing facility and are currently upgrading it to have a larger tap room. The Guns and Oil Brewing Company specializes in lagers. They will make a majority of lagers at their new production facility in Garden City
The Danelion Brewing Company 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 second half of 2018 or the first half of 2019.
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. They are currently seeking investors. Check here for investment opportunities. They also plan to open in the second half of 2018.
The Three Breweries below are still in the planning stages and will probably open after 2018:
|#||#||Brewery Name (Website)||Idaho Location||Owners||Comment|
|86||63||2C Family Brewing||Nampa||Alvin Mullins||Building Aquired|
|87||64||No Name Brewery||Caldwell||Tony Stewart||Next to Stewart's Bar & Grill|
|88||65||Works Progress Administration||Boise||Dave Krick|
We are very sad to say goodbye to Bob Lonseth's Meridian brewery that will close at the end of January 2018. Bob is optimistic that Slanted Rock Brewing will open again somewhere in the Treasure Valley.
|Vinnie pouring beer in the last days of Slanted Rock Brewing|
|#||#||Brewery Name (Website)||Idaho Location||Head Brewer/Owner||Comment|
|43||23||Slanted Rock Brewing Company||Meridian||Bob Lonseth||2012-2018|
A Toast to our Favorite Slanted Rock Beers:
INITIAL POINT IPA
IRON BUTT RED ALE
SILHOUETTE DARK ALE
AFTERNOON DELIGHT GOLDEN ALES
D.N.T SCOTCH ALE
And it looks like big changes in our local cideries:Meriwether Cider Company to open a Cider House in Downtown Boise:
Longdrop Cider Company sold to Washington company:
Contact Bob Hubler at BoiseBeerCulture@gmail.com for additions or changes to this blog