Idaho, USA has a pretty decent beer scene and is growing in popularity for wineries as well. Since my birding in Idaho didn’t seem to be going very well, I figured I better put some extra effort into my world beer collection. We participated in a couple organized pub crawls and did some of our own Idaho brew adventuring as well. I was pretty happy with just about everything we tried.
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My favorite Idaho brew was Udaho Gold by Salmon River Brewing in McCall, Idaho. I didn’t get to try this while I was in McCall, but if you get the opportunity, I strong suggest going. McCall, Idaho is, in my humble opinion, one of the best places on earth.
I set up a Happy Hour tour for Josh and I with several stops scattered throughout downtown. We didn’t end up making it to a single planned stop because we kept getting distracted by other pubs and breweries along the way. One such place was Barbarian Brewing Downtown Tap Room. Very few locals I have talked to have even heard of it, which surprises us, since it ended up being our favorite Boise brewery! We only had time for three tasters, but each one was better than the last. We enjoyed the service, the vibe, and really enjoyed the delicious beers. My favorite was The Everman, a honey beer.
Idaho ended up being a great stop along our world beer tasting journey. I only got a taste for the flavors around me, as there are so many local breweries. Please share your favorite Idaho brews in the comments, and if you’re an Untappd user, add us as friends.
Beer Update – December 2017
New Idaho Brews: 12
New Idaho Breweries: 9
Laughing Dog Brewing – Sandpoint, Idaho
- Cream Ale
Salmon River Brewing – McCall, Idaho
- Udaho Gold
Edge Brewing Company – Boise, Idaho
- Edge Lager
Barbarian Brewing – Garden City, Idaho
- The Everman Honey Beer
- Wolf Pup Pale Ale
- NeoWolf 001 IPA
Powderhaus Brewing Company – Garden City, Idaho
- Hinterlander Porter
Wallace Brewing Company – Wallace, Idaho
- Compressor SMaSH
Bear Island Brewing Company – Boise, Idaho
- Christmas in Your Mouth Winter Warmer
Boise Brewing – Boise, Idaho
- Broad St Blonde Ale
Payette Brewing Company – Boise, Idaho
- North Fork Lager
- Hazelnut Mutton Buster Brown Ale