IDAHO

The 43rd state.
Capital: Boise
Motto: Esto Perpetua (Let it Be Perpetual)
Flower: Syringa
Bird: Mountain bluebird

BREWERIES

Better when you get it from the source

Ponderay

What began with a dream in a small town in Northern Idaho has turned into an insatiable desire to craft beers of all flavors. We focus on quality while exploring various techniques and styles with our ultimate goal of having fun.
Today, Laughing Dog has brewed award-winning beers like our top selling Huckleberry Cream Ale, local favorite 219, our Pacific Northwest IPA, and Imperial IPA Alpha Dog.
Our seasonal offerings bring Gold Medal winning Anubis and Pecan Porter, as well as our medal winning DogFather and De Achste Hond.
Each year we do a special release series where we let our brewers show their wares!
We believe craft beer creates community. Our taproom is a great place to gather with neighbors and friends to watch a game, enjoy the fireplace on a winter day, listen to live music on a summer weekend, or enjoy a tasting tray!
Our motto has been and will remain the same as the day we started to create...

 

Boise

RIGHT IN THE ACTION OF DOWNTOWN BOISE.
One of our oldest brewpubs, churning out award winning beers and delicious pub grub.

This 10 barrel brewhouse and our hop-king headbrewer Shawn Kelso make this brewpub the hoppiest place in Idaho and a hub for all your pre-game warm-ups, post-adventure hunger, and quaffing needs. Come crush a beer with us in downtown Boise!

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Grand Teton Brewing Company
is the original brewery of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
We have been brewing our handcrafted beers at the base of the Tetons since 1988.

Atlas Medstaff Reviews 3 different beers HERE

Post Falls

The Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company is located in Post Falls in scenic Northern Idaho.  The Brewery has an abbey themed tap room that is a warm and comfortable contrast to the building’s industrial exterior.
 
The production floor is home to a fifteen-barrel, direct fire brewhouse built for us on Prince Edward Island by the crew at Diversified Metal Engineering. It is supported by five fifteen-barrel and five thirty-barrel fermenters, and two fifteen and one thirty barrel brite tank. A typical brewery with similar equipment would be making considerably more beer than we do here at Selkirk Abbey. Our process is more demanding, more time consuming and considerably less forgiving. So, we do it a little slower, and a lot more carefully. Taking our time and catering to our yeast allows us to focus on what is important, our beer. We believe that the extra time and care we give our beer, shows in the glass. We think you’ll agree
 
It is not our goal to be Idaho’s largest brewery. There are several other breweries in the state better suited to that task. Our goal is to be the leader of the specialty craft segment by using time honored methods and our own meticulous process, honed by decades of study and practice to produce a single glass of perfect beer.

Idaho Falls

Idaho Brewing Company (IBC) is known across Eastern Idaho for its award-winning, hand-crafted ales and lagers.  The IBC Tasting Room overlooks the scenic Snake River and provides a wonderful and relaxing atmosphere to taste our many different styles of beer, hold meetings and events, or to catch live music and entertainment.  Check out the Brewery to take a tour, learn about the process of beer making, or to speak to our staff about keg sales and consultation. Check this site often for upcoming events and specials, changes in our tap selection and other updates to our small but growing business!

Garden City

We moved into our second brewing facility in June of 2016, just a few miles away from our original brewery in Garden City, ID. The expansion has allowed our capacity to grow and create more opportunities for one-off and specialty beers. The new facility utilizes a sixty-barrel brewing system, 240-barrel fermenters, brite tanks and a canning line. Features of the brewery include a centrifuge, hop cannon and full lab.
It starts with our ingredients. We source all of our raw materials from suppliers as close to home as possible providing the highest quality. Our brewers are incredibly knowledgable and withhold proper techniques to make sure the entire brewing process is done flawlessly, with their unique flair. 
In 2015, we created a full-time Quality Control Program at Payette Brewing with an extensive lab for our head brewer and full-time lab technician. We make sure the product that leaves our doors is the absolute highest quality possible. Our brewers and production team implement Quality Procedures to ensure our beers are the best they can be and consistent.

Sandpoint

MickDuff's Brewing Company was established in early 2006 in the picturesque town of Sandpoint, Idaho, by brothers Mickey and Duffy Mahoney. The idea to start such a place came from the brothers' fondness for hand-crafted beer and the desire to live in a year-round vacation locale. Their efforts resulted in a family-friendly restaurant and Brewpub on First Ave and grew to now include a Beer Hall & Brewery Tasting Room at their production facility around the corner on Cedar St.

Enjoy the family-friendly First Ave Brewpub atmosphere and the ever-present sports showing on any of the five screens by joining them at the long bar, pull up at a table or get comfortable in one of the booths. For a relaxing pint, beer knowledge or some fun and games, head down to the Beer Hall which boasts a full size billiards table, darts, tournament foosball table and seasonal cornhole courts.

McCall

Est. 2008. We are a 15 barrel Brewhouse, Pub & Taphouse surrounded by the Salmon River Mountains, in McCall, Idaho. Up to 18 of our beers can be found on our taps. We also have outside artisan ciders, sours and wines. We have a full menu of gourmet pub grub. Our beer can be found throughout Central and Southern Idaho on draft, in bars, taverns and restaurants.

Boise

Our passion for beer was brewed up in the heart of Idaho - famous for the Sawtooth Mountains, wild rivers and the iconic Sockeye salmon.  We have a real sense of pride when we say we've got Idaho in our DNA.  From our flagship Dagger Falls IPA (named after a Class V rapid located on the Middle Fork Salmon) to Angel's Perch Amber (a peak in the Pioneer Mountains), we strive to represent Idaho as a leader in craft brew industry and beyond.  

Drink like a fish!

Garden City

Since 2012, Crooked Fence Brewing Co. has been part of the vibrant Craft Beer scene in Idaho. From the beginning, we have worked hard to represent both the art and science of making high quality beer, always with a local vibe and with the energy we get from you, our fans.
Crooked Fence Brewing is back in Garden City, where it all started!  Visit our Taproom right here at the brewery to sample our long-time favorites and fresh releases.  Indoor and outdoor seating, local wines, cider and snacks available.
Look to the Find Us section to find out where we will be showcasing our beer around the area and for more information on our ales and lagers available in the marketplace.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Enjoy Nature

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Lowell

Jerry Johnson is one of Idaho's most popular natural hot springs, and consists of three hot springs sources, each with their own soaking opportunities. Featuring pools with rock walls, some with sandy clear bottoms and some with silt. The 1st of 3 sources, known as the waterfall pools, are submerged until late summer (end of August), while the other 2 sources have pools that are available for soaking year-round.
Located within the Clearwater National Forest in Central Idaho, the hot springs pools are at the end of a short 1+ mile hike - arranged in sequence starting with the waterfall pools. Years ago it was a favorite of backpackers on their way into/from the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. In the late 90s, the FS initiated nighttime closure and made camping at/near the hot springs illegal in an effort the protect the badly abused hot springs. It remains under nighttime closure today.
During the summer you'll meet people from all over the United States and even world. The rest of the year this hot springs is dominated by the people of Missoula, Montana. In particular, partying college students - most of which are responsible for nighttime closure.

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Fairfield

Camas Creek is filled bank to bank from April-June and is dry by mid-July. An incredible purple camas lily bloom begins in late May and generally peaks about mid-June. During this time, thousands of waterfowl (Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Cinnamon, Green-winged, and Blue-winged Teal), shorebirds (Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Wilson’s Snipe and Phalarope, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted and Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher), and other waterbirds (Eared and Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Sora, American Bittern, Sandhill Crane, Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Snowy Egret, Black Tern, Ring-billed and California Gulls) use the area.

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Mountain Home

Bruneau Dunes State Park boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America with a peak rising 470 feet above the surrounding desert floor. Explore the dunes in your hiking boots or rent a sand board from the Visitor Center, but off-road vehicles are only permitted  on the main road. You can also fish for bluegill in the lakes at the foot of the dune; unlock the mystery of the desert with a breathtaking hike or horseback ride; plan a group picnic or visit the Bruneau Dunes Observatory and gaze at the night sky through the Observatory's collection of telescopes.

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Idaho Falls

At Upper Mesa Falls, a thunderous curtain of water – as tall as a 10-story building – pours over remnants of an ancient volcanic super-eruption that spewed ash over much of the current US. A mile south, Lower Mesa Falls repeats the performance; the river continually chiseling away at the solidified ash and lava. Some layers are more than a million years old. Today, Upper and Lower Mesa Falls are the last prominent waterfalls on the Snake River to resist human control.

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Challis National Forest

This great peak is situated in the Lost River Range located in the Challis National Forest. At 12,662 feet, it is Idaho’s tallest peak and is usually called “Mount Borah,” or just “Borah” by Idahoans. Borah is one of seven 12ers in the Lost River Range.
Borah is a complex and attractive mountain with relatively good rock. Even if it was not Idaho’s highest, it would still be on my Top Ten List for best climbs in Idaho, as it offers something for every mountaineer.  Thanks to its “highest peak” status, many attempt to climb it each year, all year round.

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Almo

Emigrants of the California Trail describe the rocks here in vivid detail as "a city of tall spires,” “steeple rocks," and "the silent city." Today, this backcountry byway attracts rock climbers, campers, hikers, hunters, and those with the spirit of adventure. There's inspirational scenery, exceptional opportunities for geologic study, and remnants of the Old West awaiting your discovery.

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Stanley

Redfish Lake is the largest lake in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and is a wonderful area for a multitude of recreational activities including fishing, boating, kayaking and swimming. Redfish Lake is located next to the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness. Redfish Lake is at the headwaters of the Salmon River, whose waters flow north to meet the Snake River and continue to the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. As late as the 1950's, more than 4,000 sockeye salmon made the annual 900-mile (1,440-km) pilgrimage from the ocean to their spawning grounds in the Sawtooth Valley. However, in recent years only between 2-20 have returned each year. In an effort to save the endangered fish, whose bright red color gave Redfish Lake its name, the National Marine Fisheries Service established a local hatchery. Since 1999, the lake has been stocked with sockeye salmon. Bull trout, steelhead and Chinook salmon can also be spotted in the area.

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Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

Hugging the borders of northeastern Oregon and western Idaho, this national showcase holds 652,488 acres of beauty and adventure, where you can let your senses run as wild as the landscape. The deepest river gorge in North America. Scenic vistas that rival any on the continent. World-class whitewater boating. Spectacular mountain peaks. Vast reaches of remote wilderness for hiking or horseback riding. Diverse and abundant wildlife. Artifacts from prehistoric tribes and rustic remains of early miners and settlers...Hells Canyon National Recreation Area truly offers something for everyone, and much to remember. We know you will enjoy Hells Canyon National Recreation Area as a very special place, whether you choose to explore by road, trail, or boat.

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Arco

Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape" where yesterday's volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow.

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Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Alice Lake is surrounded by towering mountains, dense forests and grassy areas. There are four fresh water lakes that dominate the landscape and make swimming and fishing very enjoyable pastimes. The trail around Alice Lake is a popular one for an evening stroll and for the more adventurous there is the Four Lakes Trail. There are excellent views of the Squamish River and the Tantalus Range from the DeBeck’s Hill Trail. This is a favourite family park.

 

WINERIES

Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.

 

Caldwell

Hand-crafted wines grown and estate bottled in the beautiful Snake River Valley of ldaho. For thirty years, Steve Robertson and his family have been committed to cultivating a jewel of a vineyard, producing high quality fruit that results in delicious and well-balanced wines.

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Founded in 1975 in Emmett, Idaho, Ste. Chapelle is well known for producing outstanding wines from the Snake River Valley appellation. Moved to its present facility in 1978, the winery grew quickly, producing Riesling and Chardonnay as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Its popular “Soft” series continues to expand with offerings of Soft Red, Soft White and Soft Huckleberry.

Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene Cellars is a small, creative winery focusing on the fine art of wine since 2002.  We produce 3000 cases each year of ultra-premium wines made with finesse, nuance, balance, and character.  Come sip with us.


Live music, Paintnite, wine club events, winemaking, and tasting experiences define our existence.  Join our family to get your hands on our liquid art before it sells out.  


We offer a full menu of all of our wines - taste them individually or in flights and pair them with one of our cheese boards or truffle flights.  All of our wines are available by the glass or bottle to enjoy at the winery - or by the bottle or case to take home.

Lewiston

Education paved the path to success for Clearwater Canyon Cellars. Coco, our winemaker, capped her formal education with a doctorate degree studying wine microbiology. Karl, our vineyard manager, studied soil science as it relates to agriculture and soil nutrition. They work together each day toward the goal of producing ultra-premium wines from the Lewis Clark Valley and select vineyards within the greater Northwest. We are inspired to bring notoriety back to the valley as a world-renowned area for growing wines.

Caldwell

The Sawtooth label is distinctly unique, depicting the jagged Sawtooth mountains and conveying the grandeur of Idaho's scenic wilderness and sporting. Sawtooth Winery is continually recognized for making high-quality distinctive wines of exceptional character and depth. The quality of the vineyard and winemaking is evident in every bottle of Sawtooth wine.

This 70-acre estate vineyard for Sawtooth is a warm, sloped vineyard with excellent drainage of Seism silt loam. With south, west, north and east facing slopes, the micro-climates differ greatly at the site, allowing for a wide selection of varietals to be planted. This site, at about 2,700 feet elevation is well suited for Bordeaux varietals, rather than the traditional 'cooler" sites in Idaho. Other varietal, include Roussanne, Tempranillo, Pinot Gris, and Syrah. The award-winning reds and Chardonnay originate from this vineyard.

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Bitner Vineyards values its reputation on being the only current LIVE (Low Input Vineyard and Enology) certified wine grapes, working to restore natural systems into Idaho viticulture. Bitner Vineyards is part of the solution to improving environmental conditions throughout all stages of winegrowing.
Bitner Vineyards’ approach combines scientific research and decades of experience, producing outstanding quality and limited production. Their red wines average two years in the barrel and up to another year in the bottle, ensuring wine lovers are offered the very best and most delicate flavors preserved from harvest.  Bitner Vineyards’ wine stems from its founder’s reputation for a biodiversity-based approach to wine making and a passion for driving success through science. Ron has enlisted the help of scientists including geologists and climatologists to study the growing conditions in the region with the goal of helping current and future Idaho vineyards thrive. 

Glenns Ferry

You Don't Have to Travel Far for a Relaxing Getaway
SPEND THE WEEKEND AT A LOCAL WINERY IN GLENNS FERRY
When you need a break from reality to reset and refresh, take a trip to Y Knot Winery. We've been crafting wine for over 35 years in Glenns Ferry, ID. At our vineyard, you can sit back and relax at a wine tasting, play a round of golf or treat yourself to a nice dinner. We strive to create a comfortable environment, which is why we don't have a dress code.

Every Friday and Saturday from 7-10 p.m., you can listen to live music while enjoying a glass of wine or crafted cocktail. Take a trip to our vineyard to spend a weekend in pure bliss.

Garden City

The Gulch is a wine room that serves locally made, award winning wines from Frenchman's Gulch Winery.
There is a reason we didn't call The Gulch a tasting room. Thanks to a deep love for the stuff, our founder is on a mission to cultivate a more accessible and laid back wine culture. So, we've intentionally made The Gulch a unique and inviting environment.​

Our blend of adventurous spirit and devotion to deliciousness creates sublime and austere wines. This, we believe, can only be achieved through balancing acidity and sugar. 

Caldwell

As farmers, first of all, our wines begin in the vineyards, whether one of our estate vineyards or a specially-selected vineyard, which might bring a unique terroir component to our wines. Each site is carefully farmed and personally managed to ensure the premium quality of our handcrafted, small lot varietal wines. Every year, 30 to 40 different small lots are carefully watched over in the vineyard and winery, ensuring that the very best of the Snake River Valley is bottled in each vintage. The Snake River Valley’s long and abundant growing history stems from our rich volcanic soils, intense sunlight, and warm, dry temperatures—and proximity to the Snake River. Fruit is ripened by the warm growing season, as well as the diurnal shift offering cool nights—preserving acids and creating fruit-forward wines with outstanding structure. Visit us, and enjoy what’s pouring at the winery—on Chicken Dinner Road, the gateway to the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, in the heart of the Snake River Valley AVA. Our mission is this:  Great Wine, Great Foods, Great Friends, the Best of Times.

Kuna

Visit one of the best wineries of the Northwest, a hidden gem with magnificent summertime gardens boasting hundreds of colorful dahlias, dancing butterflies and home-town charm. It’s a true shangri-la located only 30 minutes outside of Boise.
Family-owned and operated, Indian Creek Winery truly believes in that old saying “Work hard, play hard.” Bill and Mui Stowe have been working hard since 1982 to craft premium wines from the best grapes in the heart of Idaho’s Snake River Valley appellation. Second generation, Tammy Stowe-McClure and husband, Mike, stepped on board in 2005 to help continue the success of this growing winery. All the hard work has been paying off – taking home gold medals from several wine competitions as well as being honored “Idaho Winery of the Year” in Wine Press Northwest’s Spring ’08 Edition.
We produce a wide variety of wine, and most are available for sampling in our tasting room at the winery. Our most popular wines are our Pinot Noir, Star Garnet, Mountain Syringa, White Riesling and White Pinot along with our small-lot wines: Chardonnay, Moscato,  Viognier, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Man’s Best Friend Malbec, Ragin’ Rapids Late Harvest Riesling, and our Ruby Dahlia Port.

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