IDAHO BREWERIES THAT PLAN TO OPEN IN 2019 AND BEYOND
By Bob Hubler
BREWERIES THAT PLAN TO OPEN IN 2019Just 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.
2C FAMILY BREWING IN NAMPA
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.
DANELION FARM BREWERY IN MELBA
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.
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.
CITIZEN 33 BREWERY & GASTROPUB IN DRIGGSChristian 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.
BENT TREE BREWING IN ATHOL
This will be a nano-brewery in the Coeur D' Alene suburbs.
TRESTLE BREWING IN FERDINANDTrestle Brewing will return to brewing their own beer in 2019. This brewery is the restaurant known for it's great finger steaks.
A FEW MORE BREWERIES THAT MAY OPEN IN 2019 OR 2020These 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.
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.
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.
IDAHO BREWERY RUMORS
|Brewery Name (Website)||Location||Owner|
|Black Bird Brewing||Boise Area||Shane Gibbs|
|Charter's House Brewing||Boise Area||Tom Charters|
|Summit Ridge Brewing||Boise Area|
|Accomplice Brewing||Boise Area||Tim Williams|
|Simian Brewing||Boise Area||Marvin Kinney|
|Soldier Creek Brewing||Fairfield||Chris Bradley|
|Roots & Shoots Brewing||Sandpoint|
Off the Rails Brewing Pocatello Bill Coryell
Updated List of Idaho Breweries