By Bob Hubler
MIDYEAR UPDATE ON WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH IDAHO BREWERIES
LOCAL BREWERIES WITH UPDATE STORIES
2C Family Brewing in Nampa adds new outdoor seating in front of the brewery. Great place to sit outside and watch all the people walking around downtown Nampa while drinking beer and eating a chorizo.
Bear Island Brewery becomes a Brew Pub with the addition of Food Menus
Beth and Steve opened their small production brewery in 2014.
|Beth and Steve in their garage brewery|
|Brewery in the Garage|
After years of searching, they found Fire House #6, a perfect location for a brewery. They opened their new tap house in 2019, but were unable to use their new brewery equipment until July 2020 due to government paperwork.
|The new Fire House Brew Pub|
Recently, they turned their brewery and tap house into a Brew Pub with the addition of a food menu. Matt Gelsthorpe is their new chef. You may remember Matt as the beer guy at Boise Coop.
I had the opportunity to visit the new Brew Pub last week and loved their food which can be paired with one of their own great beers.
SIX NEW IDAHO BREWERIES HAVE OPENED IN 2020
100 Eight Main Brewery in Caldwell
101 Groundwork Brewing in Lewiston
102 Off The Rails Brewing in Pocatello
103 Loose Screw Beer Co. in Boise
104 Trails End Brewery in Coeur d'Alene
105 Spring Creek Brewing Company in Boise
TWO IDAHO BREWERIES ARE LICENSED TO OPEN IN 2020
106 Idaho Farm House Ales in Shelley. This brewery does their own fermentation, but has no brewing equipment on site. They contract other breweries to brew their wort. They plan to have their own brewing equipment in the near future.
107 Blue Pit Brewing in Mountain Home. Equipment has been delivered.
ONE IDAHO BREWERY WILL OPEN IN 2020 WAITING FOR LICENSE
108 Star Route Brewing in Pocatello. Equipment has been delivered.
TWO IDAHO BREWERIES THAT MAY OPEN IN 2020
??? Danelion Brewing - Melba
??? Black Lodge Brewing - Coeur d'Alene
THREE IDAHO BREWERIES OPENING DELAYED TILL 2021
??? Gem State Brewing in Eagle
??? Bench House Brewing in Boise