BOISE, Idaho. Finding the best beer in Idaho was no small feat. But when it comes to brewskies, no distance is too great! To avoid bias, we turned to data compiled in Jan. 2020 by BeerAdvocate, the premier resource and gold standard for beer buffs.

Scroll below to see the most popular suds in Idaho & each of the 50 states!

Photo by Grand Teton Brewing
Photo by Grand Teton Brewing

CHEERS TO 4 IDAHO beer facts

FACT: from lagers to ales, and kegs of quirky suds, Idaho craft beers are brewed with the highest-quality ingredients from a place of passion. Impress your beer buff pals with four of our favorite Idaho beer facts below!

  1. Established in 2012, Idaho Brewers United is the state's chief craft brew advocate and non-profit (501) (c)6.
  2. On breweries per capita, the Gem State ranks 10th in the nation.
  3. Wood River Valley is home to the oldest brewery in the state: Sun Valley Brewing Company, founded in 1986.
  4. According to Thrillist, Sun Valley's Ernest Hemingway was a well-known beer afficionado!
Photo by Google Maps // Canva
Photo by Google Maps // Canva

14 IDAHO BREWERIES you have to visit

Did you know Idaho is home to more than 50 fantastic breweries? It's also the top barley producer and the second-highest hop producer in America.

It's true! As Idaho leans into the national spotlight, beer connoisseurs far and wide are taking note of our blossoming beer scene like never before.

The 14 breweries below are helping solidify Idaho's craft beer industry as one of the most robust and most celebrated in the nation!

  1. Grand Teton Brewing // Victor, Idaho
  2. Matchwood Brewing Company // Sandpoint, Idaho
  3. Payette Brewing // Boise, Idaho
  4. Love Grove Brewing // Boise, Idaho
  5. Von Scheidt Brewing Co. // Twin Falls, Idaho
  6. Clairvoyant Brewing Company // Boise, Idaho
  7. Boise Brewing Co. // Boise, Idaho
  8. Mad Bomber Brewing // Hayden, Idaho
  9. Hunga Dunga Brewing Company // Moscow, Idaho
  10. Salmon River Brewery // McCall, Idaho
  11. Sockeye Brewing // Boise, Idaho
  12. Portneuf Valley Brewing // Pocatello, Idaho
  13. Barbarian Brewing - Downtown // Boise, Idaho
  14. Post Falls Brewing // Post Falls, Idaho

Keep scrolling to find out what the best beer is in Idaho & each of the 50 states!

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

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