The Ultimate Southwest Idaho Brewery Guide

Boise is one of the Pacific Northwest’s biggest craft beer hotspots. Nowadays, breweries are popping up all around Southwest Idaho.

You deserve a cold one no matter where you are on your travels — and we’ve got the lowdown on the best of the best.


Photo Credit: Payette Brewing Co.

Boise loves beer. From microbreweries to regional powerhouses, good old classics to experimental varietals, Boise boasts the best.

Garden City

Photo Credit: Western Collective

Garden City is Boise’s scrappy younger sibling. In recent years, the town has emerged as a center for art and artisans. Hip. Fresh. Experimental. Garden City is all grown up — and so is their brewery scene.

Nampa & Meridian

Photo Credit: Mother Earth Brewing Co.

These cities on the outskirts of the Boise sprawl used to be anything but trendy — but don’t get it twisted. Nampa and Meridian are getting in on the craft beer scene, and they came to play.

Mountain Home

Photo Credit: Blue Pit Brewing

Mountain Home mixes small-town hospitality with a big city attitude. Spend the day exploring the desert landscape before heading back to town for incredible Mexican food and some tasty ale.


Photo Credit: McCall Brewing

McCall is Idaho’s hottest resort town, but that doesn’t mean it’s lost its backcountry charm. After a long day on the lake or the slopes, there’s nothing better than an evening in one of McCall’s familiar and neighborly breweries.

For more local brews & bites, check out our guide to the Idaho Wine Trail and our Food and Wine Guide. Want to explore more of Southwest Idaho’s cultural scene? We’ve got the lowdown on live music and small town celebrations.

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