The Best Breweries in Boise and the Treasure Valley

Boise has gone through quite a transformation through the years. Once a bustling gold-rush town, Boise is now making a new name for itself as the place to be for amazing nightlife, incredible food, and the best breweries in the Northwest.

Whether you’re visiting as a first-time tourist or just a bored native looking to explore, we’ve rounded up the best breweries in Boise and the Treasure Valley breweries — you should check out!

Let us know your favorite!

Allie Mann | Editor


The Best Boise Breweries


10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Originally started in Bend, Oregon, 10 Barrel found its place right along West Bannock Street in downtown Boise, where it serves patrons handcrafted brews and delicious elevated pub food. On tap, they have an exciting award-winning collection of ales, blondes, and sours and a selection of seasonal, specialty, and limited-release canned and bottled beers. They also boast their locally sourced pub-food menu consisting of appetizers, starters, pizzas, and more.
826 W Bannock St | Boise | 208.344.5870 | @10barrelboise

Bear Island Brewing

Bear Island is a small, veteran-owned brewery with a big personality. Situated along Liberty Street in old Boise Firehouse #6, this family-run craft brewery features a range of always-on-tap ales and a specialty or seasonal selection of beers, ciders, and cider wines. Catch the Rockin’ Q BBQ food truck every Friday and Saturday and live music every first Friday of the month.
1620 N Liberty St | Boise | 208.298.7468 | @bearislandbeer

Boise Brewing

Located on Broad St. in downtown Boise, Boise Brewing is a community-owned brewery offering an extensive range of craft beer, some of which are award-winning. Dubbing itself as “Boise’s Living Room,” Boise Brewing offers a vibrant community through its famous Taproom, where you can sample different brews and mingle with avid craft beer enthusiasts. With a recently added kitchen, they now serve a variety of appetizers, burgers, and more.
521 W Broad St | Boise | 208.342.7655 | @boisebrewing

Clairvoyant Brewing

Clairvoyant Brewing is a cozy neighborhood brewery located just beyond downtown Boise, and now also in Garden City known as Clairvoyant West. They have a pretty good range of beers consisting of ales, lagers, stouts, and more. You can also order from food trucks outside while you enjoy watching sports on their many TVs. Be sure to check their FB page to catch live music events.
2500 W Idaho St | Boise | 208.996.0095 | @clairvoyantbrewing
9115 W Chinden Blvd | Garden City | 208.850.2201 | @clairvoyantbrewing.west

Cloud 9 Brewery

Cloud 9 Brewery is a North End nano brewery-slash-restaurant known for two things: an exciting selection of six rotating taps and six year-round taps and being the only certified organic brewery in Idaho. You can also order their lunch and dinner specials to go along with your beer — also locally sourced and made with organic ingredients.
1750 W State St | Boise | 208.336.0681 | @cloudninebrewery

Edge Brewing Company

Edge Brewing Company offers an extensive selection of year-round beers, seasonal brews, B-Side bombers, and limited-release drinks. Non-beer drinkers can also order ciders and vodka cocktails. This craft pub offers different menu promos each day, such as $3 Can Monday, Taco Tuesdays, Wing Wednesdays, and many more, so check out their website menu before you visit!
525 Steelhead Way | Boise | 208.995.2979 | @edgebrewingco
205 N 10th St | Boise | 208.972.5900 | @edgebrewpub

Highlands Hollow Brewhouse

Highlands Hollow — or simply “The Hollow” to loyal patrons — holds the title of the oldest microbrewery in Boise (est. 1992.) Their claim to fame? An impressive range of always-on-tap and rotating handcrafted ales. They also have a permanent food menu that pairs well with their drinks and live local music every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
2455 Harrison Hollow Ln | Boise | 208.343.6820 | @highlands_hollow

Lost Grove Brewing

Lost Grove Brewing has 2 Boise locations – one in the North End’s Hyde Park, and on S LaPointe St. They create a truly personal beer-drinking experience giving you a sneak peek of where the magic happens. Inside their large 70-seat capacity La Pointe taproom are large windows that give you a view of their brewing facility, which is located beside the premises. And if you’re looking for fresh air, you can enjoy their range of IPAs, sours, stouts, porters, and more on their big outdoor patio bar. They also have a small selection of pizza’s sandwiches, and apps. Their North End location also included craft cocktails, and Asian inspired dishes.
1602 N 13th St | Boise | 208.576.6526 | @lostgrove.hydepark
1026 S La Pointe St | Boise | 208.286.2258 | @lostgrovebrewing

Mad Swede

Mad Swede Brewing Company is a locally-owned, family-run brewery that combines farm-to-table ingredients with an innovative brewing processes to make amazing craft beer. With a tasting room at their brewing location on Cole Road, and a Brew Hall in Downtown Boise, theyprides itself on providing a warm and relaxing bonding experience for everyone to enjoy — including kids and dogs! Besides enjoying award-winning beers, there are events almost every evening.
2772 S Cole Rd | Boise | 208.922.6883 | @madswedebrewing
816 W Bannock St | Boise | 208.514.2187 | @madswede_downtown

Payette Brewing Co.

Payette Brewing has been serving Idaho natives with some of the best craft brews in the state since 2010. They’re well-known for their solid selection of ales, IPAs, stouts, and porters, plus seasonal beers made with local ingredients. You can enjoy a cold one with your loved ones in their 11,000-square-foot Beer Garden, which features lots of activities for everyone — including food truck fare, live music, a fire pit, and more.
733 S Pioneer St | Boise | 208.344.0011 | @payettebrewing

Sockeye Brewing & Alehouse

Sockeye Brewing has been a staple for many Boise craft beer drinkers since 2002. Their new Alehouse, in Boise’s north end, has a full-service restaurant, a fully stocked liquor bar, and a 9-Hole putting course, along with 20+ taps. The OG Grill & Brewery, located on Fairview Avenue, showcases a rotating selection of limited-release beers and a full menu of starters, burgers, salads, and entrees.
3823 N Garden Center Way | Boise | 208.322.5200 | @sockeyebrew
12542 W Fairview Ave | Boise | 208.322.5200 | @sockeyebrew

White Dog Brewing Company

With locations on Caldwell’s Indian Creek Plaza and in downtown Boise, White Dog Brewing is a craft brewery dedicated to providing a “one-of-a-kind beer drinking experience” and creating craft beer that can be enjoyed by all palates. Their handcrafted brews consist of IPAs, ales, stouts, sours, and more, plus some canned craft brews you can order for takeout. Fare from Smoke and Thyme is available and pairs nicely with their brews.
705 W Fulton St | Boise | 208.906.0609 | @whitedogbrewingboise
712 Arthur St | Caldwell | 208.906.0609 | @whitedogbrewingcaldwell



The Best Garden City Breweries


Barbarian Brewing

If you enjoy particularly sour beers, you should definitely stop by Barbarian Brewing. This Garden City brewery features a rotating beer selection of barrel-aged and sour beers, IPAs, dark ales, specialty beers, and much more. Though they don’t serve food, you can bring outside food or snacks to munch on while you enjoy a cold one. Their original location can be found downtown, where they often have live music.
114 E 32nd St | Garden City | 208.375.5639 | @barbarianbrewingidaho
1022 W Main St | Boise | 208.387.2739 | @barbarianbrewingdowntown

Powderhaus Brewing Co

Powderhaus is an Alpine-inspired Idaho brewery geared towards patrons with a taste for adventure and the outdoors. Its location features lots of outdoor seating, a large tasting facility, and an extensive craft beer menu of year-round and seasonal ales, IPAs, lagers, ambers, and more. Stay tuned to their event calendar for food truck visits and live music events.
9719 W Chinden Blvd | Garden City | 208.376.4026 | @powederhausbrewing

Western Collective Brewery & Taproom

Western Collective has developed a loyal following thanks to its amazing ambiance, superb service, spacious taproom and patio area, and of course, fantastic beer selection. Located just right off the Boise River Greenbelt Trail, this craft brewery boasts an impressive menu of 10 rotating taps, hard seltzers, shandies, barrel-aged stouts, and their famous cocktail slushies. They also have a rotation of food trucks to go with your drink, so watch out for those.
111 W 33rd St | Garden City | 208.999.0101 | @westerncollectivebeer



The Best Eagle Breweries


Gem State Brewing

Newly opened in the heart of downtown Eagle, this state-of-the-art brewery and taproom is family and dog friendly.
 293 E State St | Eagle | 208.995.4656 | @gemstatebrewing

Spring Creek

Nestled in the Boise foothills of Avimor off Highway 55 lies Spring Creek Brewing Company, a craft brewery that doubles as a wood-fired pizza restaurant. On tap, they have a mix of porters, IPAs, ciders, and ales and a full-range pub fare you can enjoy while watching your favorite sports on their many TVs. The kitchen is closed on Mondays, but you can count on a rotation of food trucks if you ever need a quick bite. They also have live music events performed by local artists every other Friday.
18651 N Stream Edge Way | Boise | 208.922.7455 | @springcreekbrewingcompany



The Best Meridian Breweries


Loose Screw

Nestled along West McMillan Road, Loose Screw is a chill, family-friendly craft brewery that offers tons of craft brews (plus some award-winning ones!) and delicious food sourced from local partner restaurants. Their tap list features a hefty range of IPAs, stouts, lagers, ciders, and more. There are also some fun amenities for patrons to enjoy, such as fire pits, board games, and even dog treats for your pups.
1511 W McMillan Rd | Meridian | 208.617.3078 | @loosescrewbeerco



The Best Nampa Breweries


Crescent Brewery

Lovingly referred to as “the Cheers of Nampa,” the Crescent Brewery has served Nampa locals with lager-style beer since 1907. This long-standing brewery is known for its local live music, karaoke nights, open mic events, and of course, fantastic craft beer. Take a pick from their craft beer list, which includes a variety of ales, porters, lagers, blondes, and more.
1521 Front St | Nampa | 208.461.3148 | @crescent_brewery

Mother Earth Brew Co.

Tucked away somewhere on Madison Avenue in Nampa is Mother Earth, a massive brewing warehouse where customers and their families can come, enjoy a drink or two, and see how all the magic happens. Their tasting room features 20+ house taps plus other guest taps (aka Project X — check it out!), which include wine and cider. For fun, you can waste time on their indoor basketball court, play a round of corn hole, or play around with 3-foot Jenga blocks. They recently opened a tasting room in downtown Boise.
1428 Madison Ave | Nampa | 208.918.3237 | @motherearthbrewco
406 S 3rd St | Boise | 208.918.3237 | @motherearthboise