Friday, April 8, 2022

FIRST QUARTER 2022 BREWERY UPDATES

 by Bob Hubler

Just a brief look at the Idaho Breweries Activity in the first Three Months of 2022.

Idaho lost two long time Breweries in the first quarter of 2022.  And one of Idaho's best breweries moved locations  in  the first week in April 2022.

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CROOKED FENCE BREWING

A sad farewell to Crooked Fence Brewing in it's second life.  Thanks to Jeff and Maerene for the good times and good beer.

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Thanks Jeff for bringing back Aviator!  

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COUNTY LINE BREWING

County Line Brewing is gone, but Clairvoyant Brewing will take over their former location.

Husband and wife team,  Zack and Laura Kiehl operated County Line Brewing for seven years.  They started their brewery at the location of Kilted Dragon and used the original brewing equipment until upgrading to a bigger system purchased from Slanted Rock brewing after that brewery closed it's doors.  Best wishes to Zack and Laura.

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BARBARIAN BREWING

Barbarian Brewing made their move across Garden City to a new bigger location only two blocks from the Boise River and Greenbelt.

The new location features a 15 BBL brewing system and lots of dining space inside and out.

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IDAWILD BREWING

Idawild Brewing will open a new brewery at the former Barbarian location.   Matt and Cortni Nadar will be the owners and Matt will be the Brewer.  They purchased the original 5 BBL brew system from Barbarian.

Idawild Brewing hopes to open in May 2022.

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BLACK CANYON BREWING


Black Canyon Brewing is on schedule  to open in Emmett this spring.  Amanda and Dave Dietz will be the owner/operators with Dave handling the Brewing on a 5 BBL system.  This will be a full-fledged Brew Pub with their own brewed beer and also food.

The Brewing System has arrived and is installed.


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GEM STATE BREWING



Construction is underway for Eagles' first craft brewery.  

Watch their facebook page for their progress.

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VANTAGE POINT BREWING




Vantage Point Brewing of Coeur d' Alene has finally received their steel components to begin their building.  The building structure has been completed and they hope have their new brewery completed by June 2022.

Watch their facebook page for their progress.

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NEW BREWERY TO OPEN IN BOISE


Beth and Steve Bechtel have sold their Home with the Brewery Garage to Adam Fleck.  Stay tuned for information about Adam's Brewery.




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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

IDAHO BREWERIES OPENING IN 2022

 By Bob Hubler

List of Idaho Breweries planned to open in 2022

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ONE BREWERY HAS ALREADY OPENED IN 2022

Outpost Brewing



Outpost Brewing opened in Coeur d'Alene in January 2022 becoming Idaho's first brewery to open in the new year and brings the total of Idaho's operating breweries to 86.  This brewery opened at the old Slate Creek Brewery at 105 N 4th Street. Slate Creek Brewery has had a couple owner changes over the years.  Now they have a new name in  addition to new owners.  

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BREWERIES THAT PLAN TO OPEN IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2022

Black Canyon Brewing



Emmett's newest brewery plans to open downtown at 110 North Washington by this summer.   Amanda and Dave Dietz will be the owner/operators with Dave handling the Brewing on a 5 BBL system.  This will be a full-fledged Brew Pub with their own brewed beer and also food.  Located around the corner from Emmett's popular Main Street Beverage, this will be a wonderful addition to downtown Emmett, Idaho.  They are also considering having a small home brew supply area in their building.


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Idawild Brewing



Barbarian Brewing will be moving from their original location to a bigger location at 32nd and Clay, Garden City this year.  Idawild Brewing will reap the benefit as they will move into their Barbarian's original location in Garden City.  Matt and Cortni Nadar will be the owners and Matt will be the Brewer.  They purchased the original 5 BBL brew system from Barbarian. They  hope to open early Summer at 5720 W Chinden, but have to wait until Barbarian opens at their new location.  

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Vantage Point Brewing


Kevan McCrumman along with his wife, Brenna are the majority owners of Vantage Point Brewing that will be located in Coeur d' Alene. Kevan is a graduate of the prestigious Siebel Institute of Technology.  The cement pad for the brewery was finished in October 2021, but construction was halted while they wait for steel components to arrive.  
They will be a full service Brew Pub serving their own hand crafted beer brewed on a 15 BBL brew system and food for lunch and dinner.  Their location is 208 E Coeur d'Alene Lake Drive.

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Danelion Brewery


Nathan Guidinger's long awaited Melba brewery will open in 2022.  This brewery has been delayed a few times, but he is back on track to open his 10 BBL brewery this year.  Unlike other breweries, Danelion Brewing is located away from downtown areas, two miles from Melba and on a stretch of Highway 45 between Nampa and Murphy. Nathan plans to have a small tap room and outdoor patio.  Their Facebook page with be updated with information about their opening prior to the event.

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BREWERIES THAT PLAN TO OPEN IN THE SECOND HALF OF 2022




Highlander Beer

Remember the story of White Dog Brewing?  White Dog was a brewery in Bozeman, Montana that opened a second brewery in Boise, Idaho.  They remodeled the old Table Rock Brewery building and opened in September 2017.

Highlander Beer is a brewery in Missoula, Montana that will open an Idaho location in Salmon.  They  are currently remodeling the old Kings building at 605 Main Street and plan to open a Brew Pub featuring pizza and other pub food by years end.  They will brew on-site with a 10 BBL system. This location is just across the street from Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewery which was sold in September 2021 and expected to reopen under new ownership.

Salmon should have two breweries by the end of the year. 


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Salmon, Idaho Brewery

This brewery, formerly Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewing, was recently purchased and the new owners are currently looking for a new Head Brewer. They plan to reopen this 7 BBL in the first quarter of 2022.  I am not sure if they will continue to use the Bertram's name.  This brewery is located at 535 Main Street, Salmon, Idaho, just across the street from the future Highlander brewery.


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Gem State Brewing



Eagle, Idaho hopes to have their first brewery open in late 2022  or early 2023.  After numerous delays due to the new Covid World,  Chris McGinnis is in the process of refiling his paper work to get up and running again.  


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WPA (Works Progress Administration)


Dave Krick's long awaited brewery will finally open in late 2022 or 2023.  It will be located right behind Lost Grove Brewing and share Head Brewer Derek Brown with Lost Grove.  They plan to brew on a 10 Barrel Brew System

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OTHER BREWERY RUMORS

 Kaniksu Brewing

Currently a Home Brew Supply Shop located at 4045 W Riverbend Drive, Post Falls, Idaho plans to open an in-house 1 BBL brew system in the Summer of 2022.   

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Brick West Brewing

Brick West Brewing in Spokane, Washington plans to open a second location at 202 E 34th St in Garden City. Building plans were delayed and now probably will not open until 2023.

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Broadford Beverage


Broadford Beverage in Hailey has received their ABC license to operate adding a 1 BBL Brew system.

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PLANNED BREWERIES THAT NEVER MADE IT

Bench House Brewing


The plans for this brewery have been discontinued and the owners are pursuing other projects.

15 Mile Brewing

This planned Kuna, Idaho brewery has been abandoned.

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BREWERY ON THE MOVE

Barbarian Brewing


Barbarian Brewing is moving their Garden City Brewery and Tap Room.  Their new location is on the southwest corner of 34th and Clay in Garden City.  Check out the above story about Idawild Brewing.

Quote from their Facebook page: Sneak peak of the future home of Barbarian Brewing! We will be moving our current Brewery and Taproom to 32nd & Clay in Garden City sometime Fall 2021. We are keeping our current 10bbl brewing system and do not intend to increase production or add distribution into the plans. Our goal is to build a kick ass taproom and beer garden, partner with a local food truck on-site and continue to create a rotating selection of IPAs, Kettle Sours, Candy Sours, Ice Cream Ales, Bourbon Barrel Stouts, Spontaneously fermented Barrel Aged Sours, and whatever other crazy ideas our brewing team dreams up


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BREWERY OPENING 2ND LOCATION IN 2022

Sockeye Brewing



New Brew Pub planned to be open in Northwest Boise.

Quote from the Sockeye Brewing Facebook page:

Located just off 36th and Hill Road in Boise, our new location (formerly 36th Garden Center & Bistro) will span just over 12,000 square feet and will feature a full-service restaurant with large indoor and outdoor dining areas, a bar for beer and wine service with more than two-dozen taps, and a large indoor event space for public and private events.

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CURRENT LIST OF IDAHO BREWERIES

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Monday, January 17, 2022

2021, THE IDAHO BREWING INDUSTRY IN REVIEW

by Bob Hubler

Six New Idaho Breweries Opened in 2021 and One Brewery Closed the Doors.  Two Treasure Valley Breweries Added New Locations in Different Counties.

Idaho started 2021 with 80 operating breweries and a total of 109 breweries that opened in Idaho since Tim Batt started his Snake River Brewery in 1984.  Idaho finished 2021 with 85 operating breweries and a total of 115 breweries that have opened since 1984.  Thirty breweries have opened and closed since 1984.

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The Brewery That Closed: 

Eight Twelve Main in Caldwell had a very small homebrew brew system and really only offered their in-house brews for the first few months of their opening.  They did have an excellent array of local craft beer on tap.  They had some great burgers on the menu, but Covid hit shortly after their opening and they never recovered.

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The New Idaho Breweries

Six new Idaho Breweries braved the Pandemic Environment and opened for business in 2021. All of the new Breweries were in North Idaho.  The first time that no new breweries opened in south or southeast Idaho since 2011.

110 High Society Brewing in Hayden.

This Tap House opened in February 2021.  They have a small brew system, but have brewed 28 different beers in their first year in business, including a collaboration beer with the new Chalice Brewing.  They also offer other local brewery beer on tap.  This is a tap house that does not serve food.

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111 Three Mile Brew Pub in Grangeville

This Brew Pub opened in February 2021 and is the first Brewery in Grangeville and has a pub food menu.  They have a very small brew system and only offer their beer on-site.

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112 Chalice Brewing in Coeur d' Alene

This Brewery opened in downtown Coeur d' Alene in April 2021.  Veteran Brewer Brian Engdahl is their brewery/owner.

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113 Gateway Marina in Harrison

In April of 2021, Lakeside Brew Pub and Grill added a brewery to their operations. This Pico Brewery brews enough beer to supply their own customers in their taproom. This brewery only operates from April to October.  Harrison Idaho is a small town on located on the eastern side of Lake Couer d' Alene.  

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114 Timber Town Beer Co. in Priest Lake

This Brew Pub opened in October 2021 in downtown Priest Lake.  They have brewed six of their own beers and offer other area craft beer on tap.

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115 Black Lodge Brewing in Coeur d' Alene opened in late 2021.

Small Brewery with food menu.

Idaho's newest brewery with a very limited selection of their own beer, but have many other Idaho Craft beers on tap.

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OTHER BREWERIES ON THE MOVE


Idaho's largest brewery, Mother Earth opened their long awaited Boise Tap House on December 17th.  Mother Earth will still maintain their production brewery and tap house in Nampa.




Coincidentally, White Dog Brewing in Boise opened their Caldwell Tap House on December 17th.  The White Dog Tap house faces Indian Creek to the south  and the Indian Creek Plaza to the north and has Paddles Up Poke and The Still as their neighbors.


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Looking Ahead to 2022 and Beyond

1 - Outpost Brewing at 1710 N 4th Street in Coeur d' Alene - Opened in January 2022

2- Black Canyon Brewery at 110 N Washington in Emmett

3 - Dandelion Brewing at 1758 Highway 45 in Melba

4 - Vantage Point Brewing on Sherman Street in Coeur d' Alene

5 - Brick West Brewing at 34th & Clay in Garden City

6 - Idawild Brewing at 5270 W Chinden in Garden City

7 - WPA Brewing next to Lost Grove

8 - Highlander Brewing - Missoula, Montana Brewery to open a second location in Salmon

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Rumored Breweries

10 - Gem State in Star

11 - Kanisku Brewing in Post Falls

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

IDAHO BREWERIES WITH SECOND LOCATIONS


by Bob Hubler

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There are Thirty Craft Breweries currently operating in the Treasure Valley ranging from the very small breweries like Parma Ridge and the Gerald Turner Brewery to the large production breweries like Mother Earth, Payette and Sockeye. Eight of those breweries have added second locations or moved to a second location.  Three of those breweries moved to Idaho from other states. Two of those breweries plan to open a second location in downtown Boise within the next year. The latest breweries to add a second location are Loose Screw and Mad Swede.

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LOOSE SCREW BEER CO. MERIDIAN LOCATION

The new Loose Screw Brewery in Meridian opened Friday, February 5, 2021.  This location will be a "Meridian Community Gathering Center" featuring live entertainment.  It is a brewery with a tap house.  Owners Chris and Bethany Hughes have a opened a gathering place for families and dogs, which include a game area, rest area with couches and television to watch your favorite sports all while drinking your favorite Loose Screw Beer.  Marcos Moss, head brewer, will split his time between the original Garden City and new Meridian location.  Marcos is one of the best brewers in the valley!!

Loose Screw is the first brewery to move from Boise/Garden City to the Meridian area, since the RAM did it twenty five years ago.  But the RAM did not move any of the  brewing operations to Meridian, while Loose Screw's new location IS a brewery.

My wife and I went to the opening on Friday at noon to meet a few friends and check out the new Loose Screw Tap House and Brewery.  They have a very friendly staff that took our orders (flights all around) and talked about their new jobs at Loose Screw.  We had a great time visiting with the owners and talking about the next steps for their new location.  Chris said they still needed to add a side opening to access the patio along the East side of the building.  He also said that they would add some more capacity to the current brewing equipment.

My buddy, Mike, went next door to Jersey Mike's and returned with some great subs to eat at our tables there.  Did I mention that patrons are welcome to bring in their own food?  I should also mention that Loose Screw shares an outdoor patio with Delsa's Ice Cream Parlour.  Delsa's is a long time institution in Boise formerly located just south of Capitol High School.

While we were there, I met a guy who came to Loose Screw on a skate board from a area subdivision.  I envy all those live close to this "Meridian Community Gathering Center".  To the south, there are people that have backyards that border the tap house.  They literally can open their sliding glass door and walk a hundred feet to get a Loose Screw beer.

I should mention that in addition to their own great beer, they also serve wine, cider and seltzers.  

P.S. Not only is Loose Screw a Beer Buddies Hub, they also sell Boise Beer Buddies Memberships.


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MAD SWEDE BREWING TAP HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN BOISE

Located next door to 10 Barrel Brewing and across the street from City Peanut Shop, this cozy Brew Pub reminiscent of a coffeehouse, serves Mad Swedish Meatballs and New Zealand Hand Pies along with their excellent Mad Swede Beer and Seltzers.

Mad Swede Beer Hall will feature local  live entertainment.  In addition to their own beer and seltzers, they will also serve wine and hard ciders. 

With the addition of the Mad Swede Beer Hall, the Boise Pub Crawl becomes a lot more interesting.

My wife and I visited the week of their opening enjoyed a flight of their best beer while visiting with their staff.  This a great location and perfect place to stop for Dinner while visiting downtown.  Did I mention the beer?  Jerry Larson is a great brewer who took his skill set developed homebrewing and transitioned to a great commercial  brewer who brews some amazing beer.

Congratulations Jerry and Susie on your new venture.

And don't forget to use your Boise Beer Buddies card here to get that $1.00 discount off your first pint.


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OTHER TREASURE VALLEY BREWERIES THAT ADDED SECOND LOCATIONS

Edge Brewing Pub on 10th

Edge Brewing opened it's Boise Downtown Brew Pub in 2019.  This location is a restaurant that serves their beer that continues to be brewed at their original location on Steelhead Way.

Barbarian Brewing

Barbarian Brewing opened it's Boise Downtown location in 2017.  All of their beer is still brewed at their original Garden City location.

Bear Island Brewing

Bear Island Brewing opened their first Tap House in Fire Station #9 in late 2018.  Most of their beer is currently brewed at their new location.  Their first location was a brewery in their double car garage at their house.  They became a Brew Pub in 2020 adding a food menu.

Sockeye Brew Pub

Sockeye Brewing started their brewing operations on Federal Way in Boise before opening their Brew Pub on Curtis in the former Peg Leg Annies location.  Sockeye Brewing opened their third location on Fairview Ave in Boise.  Their Fairview location houses a much larger brewery and restaurant.  Their Curtis location closed in 2019.

Crescent Brewing

Crescent Brewing was started by Jerry Fergusson in a small building on Karcher Road near the Sugar Beet Factory.  It soon moved to it's current location near the south end of the 16th Street Overpass.

Payette Brewing

Mike Francis started in Payette Brewery on 33rd street in Garden City.  Payette added their second location on River Street in Boise a few years later.  Payette Brewing eventually sold the Garden City site to Western Collective Brewing.

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OUT OF STATE BREWERIES THAT OPENED A SECOND LOCATION IN IDAHO

10 Barrel Brewing

10 Barrel Brewing opened their first location in Bend, Oregon.  The Boise location was their second location.  

Mother Earth Brewing

Mother Earth Brewing started out in Vista, California before opening a second location in Nampa, Idaho.  Their Nampa location is a production brewery with a small tap room. There is a current rumor that Mother Earth is planning to open a Taproom in Downtown Boise.

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Western Collective

Western Collective started out as Guns & Oil Brewing Co. based in Texas.  They changed their name to Western Collective when they opened their new brewery in Garden City, Idaho.  They are planning to open a second location at 610 W. Idaho street.  Their new location will be dubbed "Western Social" and they will serve the beer brewed at their Garden City Brewery.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

2020, THE COVID YEAR IN REVIEW

 TEN NEW BREWERIES OPENED IN 2020

Bud and Greta Mohr at Idaho's newest brewery


by Bob Hubler

The Year 2020 will always remembered as the COVID Year.  The year that the government shut down small businesses to attempt to control the COVID Pandemic.  Many small businesses did not survive the shutdowns and there will be more that will fail in 2021 due to the impact of the COVID Pandemic. Please remember to support your local breweries!

SURPRISINGLY TEN NEW IDAHO BREWERIES OPENED IN 2020

100 Eight Twelve Main Brewery in Caldwell
101 Groundwork Brewing in Lewiston
102 Off The Rails Brewing in Pocatello
103 Loose Screw Beer Co. in Garden City (formerly Bella Brewing)
104 Trails End Brewery in  Coeur d'Alene
105 Spring Creek Brewing Company North of Eagle
106 Blue Pit Brewing in Mountain Home
107 Idaho Farm House Ales in Shelley (No Tap House)
108 Star Route Brewing in Pocatello
109 Twisted District Brew Co. in Garden City

The numbering system above is based on the number of total breweries opened in Idaho during the Craft Brewing Era.   Idaho started 2020 with 73 active brewers and ended the year with 81 active breweries for a net gain of 8 breweries.  Two Breweries closed during the year and Bella Brewing added new owners and became Loose Screw Beer Co.

THE LIST OF BREWERIES THAT CLOSED IN 2020:

16 Bertram's Salmon Valley Brewing in Salmon
31 Von Scheidt' Brewing in Twin Falls

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SUMMARY OF THE IDAHO BREWERY ACTIVITY IN  2020


  The Treasure Valley now has 29 breweries with two more ready to open in 2021, but the biggest brewery boom is in Eastern Idaho where Pocatello now has 4 breweries within one mile of one another.  Two years ago, there was only Penny Pink's Portneuf Valley Brewing.  Forty five minutes to north, Idaho Falls has 3 breweries and another forty five minutes to the east of Idaho Falls, there are two breweries in Victor and another two breweries in Driggs. Teton County in southeast Idaho can claim the most breweries per capita with a brewery for every 3,000 people. 

North Idaho has two new breweries bringing the number of their total breweries to 29 tied for the most with Southwestern Idaho.   Lewiston has a brewery again with the  addition of Groundwork Brewing.  They lost MJ Barley Hoppers in 2018.

Idaho added 75 new breweries in the last decade while closing 15 breweries over the same period.  Only 21 breweries open today started pouring their beer before this decade. Idaho has approximately one brewery for every 22,000 people living in Idaho.  That puts Idaho in the top ten states by brewery per capita.

The question is "Are there enough breweries in Idaho or are there too many?"  I know Eagle needs a brewery and Caldwell could use another Brewery.  How about Meridian?  I think there is still room for new breweries in the state and I am really looking forward to a new brewery near Melba.  Is this the year that it opens?

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CURRENT LIST OF IDAHO BREWERIES

List of Idaho Breweries - Includes a list of every craft beer brewery  that has opened in Idaho since Time Batt's Snake River Brewery between Caldwell and Notus.  Also includes a complete list of all the breweries that have opened and closed in that time.  There is a list of breweries that plan to open in the near future too.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

IDAHO BREWERY #109 TWISTED DISTRICT BREW CO

TWISTED DISTRICT BREW CO IN GARDEN CITY

By Bob Hubler

Ed Danti and Greta Mohr opened Idaho's 109th Brewery on Friday,  December 18, 2020.  Twisted District becomes the Treasure Valley's 29th brewery and the 81st Idaho brewery currently  in operation.  It also fills the gap between Western Collective and Loose Screw in Garden City.  Garden City now has 7 breweries, but only one Brew Pub!  That would be Twisted District Brew which has a kitchen.

This brewery is the most unique brewery in Idaho as the beer is actually brewed in New Zealand and Germany.  The wort is then sent to Bud Mohr where he ferments it in one of his four 5BBL fermentors.  Bud also dry hops the soon to be beer.  That means their German style beer really was brewed in Germany.  Bud works with the foreign brewers to develop the recipes for the beer brewed over there. You can't get that anywhere else in Idaho.

Twisted District Brew Co is the 11th Brew Pub in the valley which means they serve food from their own kitchen.  Twisted District is Garden Cities only Brew Pub. They have no grill, so no burgers or fries,  but a decent array of Dogs, Salads, Briskets, and Chili.  Check out their menu here.

I had the Buffalo Brat which was excellent and my wife had the deviled eggs that were very good too.  Buddy Mike really liked the Guinness Beer Brat.

Twisted District will open at 11:00 7 Days a week.  Check their facebook page for closing times.

P.S.  These guys are a Beer Buddies Hub

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This brewery is a family affair with one of the co-owners, Greta working with her son, Bud, the Brewer.

Brewer Bud Mohr with his mother, Greta Mohr

The other owner is Ed Danti, Greta's boyfriend.
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Bud preparing flights of his beer

Bud serving the Beer flights to customers


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The brewery has no HTL, Mash Tun, nor Brew Kettle.  It has four 5BBL refrigerated Fermenters.  I asked Bud if there were any plans in the future to brew their own wort.  He told me probably not, as they were very happy with the current plan.

Front View of the Fermentors

Side View of the Fermentors

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Twisted District Brew Co. is another great addition to Brewers Row in Garden City.

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The Star Route Brewery opened in Pocatello about a week prior to the opening of the Twisted District Brew Co.  

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

BLUE PIT BREWING IN MOUNTAIN HOME

By Bob Hubler

Blue Pit Brewing becomes the 106th Idaho Brewery to open since breweries returned to Idaho in 1984.  They become the 78th Active Brewery in Idaho.

Jeff Paradis, an Air Force Veteran, and his wife Melissa realized their dream on Friday, October 16th as their brewery (formerly a tattoo shop) opened to the thirsty patrons of Mountain Home.  The Mayor and City Council were there for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:00,  the doors were then open to the public.

Mountain Home gets their first brewery! Located downtown, Blue Pit Brewery will certainly help revitalize downtown Mountain Home.

We arrived at 4:30 and milled around with other anxious customers awaiting their chance to drink a few brews from the new brewery.  We met up with Stacy from Boise Beer Buddies and talked about the excitement surrounding the new brewery.  As the clock counted down to 5:00, the ribbon was there and the scissors, but no mayor.   In the nick of time the mayor arrived, gave a short speech welcoming the new business to downtown, the ribbon was cut and the crowd poured in to the new brewery.

We found a small table (whiskey barrel) to sit at and watched as the noisy crowd fill up the new venue.
I ordered the porter for my wife and the IPA for me.  A little later we ordered the flight so we could try all five of the beers on tap.

List of Beers on Tap:
  • Gunfighter Blonde
  • The Shocker (JalapeƱo)
  • Wonder Dog Rye Pale
  • Lucky Dog IPA 
  • Pit bull Porter

In a few weeks a sixth beer, a Belgian Triple, will be added to the tap list.

The Food Truck was conveniently located in the alley behind the brewery, easily accessible by the back door.  Friday's Food Truck was Main Street Tacos.  I ordered tacos and they paired well with my IPA.

While enjoying our beer and tacos Nelda, Stacy and I were joined by Matt Roth, a local member of the Air Force and a Craft Beer fan.  Matt is part of the Hops News group that vlogs about craft brewing across the nation.  Matt is the Northwest representative.

Overall, our group had a great time.  The people of Mountain Home will love this place and if you are passing through, make sure to stop and try some Blue Pit Beer.




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The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Complete with a speech from the mayor.


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The Interior of the Brewery is set up for 50% capacity to allow for social distancing during the COVID restrictions.


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Bob and Stacy ordering their beer



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You can buy a flight of their beer served on the fancy flight tray.




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Remember:  Blue Pit Brewing is the latest Boise Beer Buddies Hub.  Use your Boise Beer Buddies card to receive a dollar off of your first pint.


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