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.
- Payette Brewing Co.
Grassy beer garden complete with bocce ball, a hops garden, a 10-foot firepit, and local food trucks, set along the banks of the Boise River
- Boise Brewing
“Boise’s living room” — great beer served in a vibrant downtown taproom
- Edge Brewing Co.
Gourmet beer, gourmet food
- Woodland Empire Alecraft
Quirky, friendly, and bursting with flavor — welcome to the Empire
- Lost Grove Brewing
A brewery on a mission with sustainable environmental practices and community-centric philanthropy
- Sockeye Brewing
Wide selection of brews, food, and sometimes, tunes
- Highlands Hollow Brewhouse
Oldest microbrewery in Boise
- White Dog Brewing Co.
Something for everyone in a large, airy space
- Cloud 9 Brewery
Nanopub featuring creative beers that are locally sourced and organic
- 10 Barrel Brewing
Idaho location of an Oregon favorite
- Bear Island Brewing Co.
Veteran-owned & family-operated made with local hops & barley
- Mad Swede Brewing Company
High-quality ingredients, innovative brewing processes
- Spring Creek Brewing Company
10+ house-made craft beers on tap
- Clairvoyant Brewing Company
Bike-friendly, kid-friendly, and dog-friendly
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.
- Western Collective
It’s Instagrammable and easygoing at the same time
- Barbarian Brewing
- Twisted District Brew Co.
Beer pairings with food, including gourmet hot dogs
- Powderhaus Brewing Company
Pairing craft brews with Idaho’s thriving outdoor lifestyle
- Meriwether Cider Co.
A game-changer when it comes to modern ciders
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.
- Mother Earth Brew Co.
Famous for their cream ales
- Loose Screw Beer Co.
Beer with a side of skeeball, basketball, and shuffleboard
- Crescent Brewery
Nampa’s original craft brewery
- 2C Family Brewing Company
German Lagers & Belgian Ales in a beer hall-style taproom
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.
- Blue Pit Brewing
Mountain Home’s first brewery
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.
- McCall Brewing Co.
Handcrafted microbrews in a saloon-style atmosphere
- Salmon River Brewery
Views of the lake and mountains, great food, and delectable beer = a recipe for relaxation
- Broken Horn
Specializing in unique and creative brews
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.