The craft brewing industry has seen remarkable growth in Idaho with new breweries opening their doors at record numbers. The new Idaho Brewers Trail Map makes it easy to find information on all these breweries in one location. Visitors and locals now can sip their way around Idaho and learn more about the state’s craft brew industry. The collaborative effort between the Idaho State Department of Agriculture and Idaho Brewers United features information on 51 breweries and an additional six breweries scheduled to open this year.
In 2013 Idaho had only 34 operating breweries. Idaho Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould said, “Many of Idaho’s craft breweries go beyond just brewing beer in Idaho and include many Idaho ingredients in their brews, such as locally grown grains, hops, and berries. The craft beer industry is important to Idaho’s economy and the agriculture industry.”
The brochure was created not only to show the locations of Idaho’s craft breweries but also to teach about the ingredients grown in Idaho that are used in the brewing process.