Relax in one of North Idaho’s award winning brew pubs and watch history in the making.
Trickster’s Brewing Company opened in 2012 on Schreiber Ave. between Hwy 95 and Ramsey Road off Kathleen Ave. Brewmaster Matt Morrow and his staff use only the finest hops, malt, yeast and water available to create iconic brews. Stop by for a tour and stay for a pint or two of Cougar Bay Blonde, Bear Trap Brown, Coyote Morning IPA, XP or Inspector Stonewall’s Amber Ale as well as a rotating variety of seasonal beers. Growlers and fills are available for purchase. New for summer 2013 is an outdoor beer garden open Thursdays-Saturdays.
3850 N. Schrieber Way, Coeur d’Alene | www.trickstersbrewing.com
Just opened in 2013 is Slate Creek Brewing Company in Coeur d’Alene. Their beer names fit the outdoor themed tap room – Norse Nectar, 6 Weight IPA, Salmon Run Red, Backcountry Brown, Harpers Stout, Double Black IPA, Camp Chair Cream Ale, Alpenglow Amber, and Piloting Mountainman ESB. The tasting room is open Thurday-Saturday with indoor and outdoor seating. Growlers and fills available with a Mug Club to come.
1710 N 4th Street, Suite 115, Coeur d’Alene • slatecreekbrewing.com
Located on Seltice Way in Post Falls is Selkirk Abbey. Established in 2012, the Belgian themed brewery has five year round beers: White, Deacon, Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas and Infidel; as well as five seasonal beers and one or two “occasionals”. Growlers and fills are available.
6180 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls | www.selkirkabbey.com
BiPlane Brewing Co. off Hwy 41 in Post Falls opened in 2011 serving up hand-crafted ales named after vintage aircraft such as the BiPlane Pusher, Gloster Gladiator, Sopwith, Rumbler Red, Curtiss Jenny, and Bristol Bulldog. They offer party Pigs (2.25 gallons of craft beer in a handy Carry Cooler) to-go as well as Growlers and fills.
4082 E. Primrose Lane, Post Falls | www.biplanebrewing.com
Laughing Dog Brewery in Sandpoint was started in 2005 by Fred and Michelle Colby and their “laughing dog”, Ben. The brewery features a tap room, daily tours and a gift shop. To date, Laughing Dog has brewed over 15 distinct beers.
1109 Fontaine Drive, Ponderay | www.laughingdogbrewing.com
Brothers Mickey and Duffy Mahoney opened MickDuff’s Brewing Company in 2006. Located in downtown Sandpoint, the brewery offers six year round beers and a variety of seasonals. Locals or frequent travelers may join their Mug Club. Growlers and fills are available for purchase. Open 7-days a week, there is a family-friendly restaurant on-site.
312 N. First Avenue, Sandpoint | www.mickduffs.com
Established in 2010, the Kootenai River Brewing Company overlooks the Kootenai River in Bonners Ferry. Always on tap are the American Pilsner, Huckleberry Wheat, American Pale Ale, IPA, and Porter. Two seasonal, special brews are also on tap that vary during the year including Imperial IPA, Red Winter Ale, Scottish Ale, Rye Ale and with more to come. All their beer is brewed with locally grown North Idaho Hops, fresh Selkirk Mountain creek water, and local malt barley when available. The brewery is open daily, has a family restaurant serving lunch and dinner, and a summer beer garden. Growlers and fills are available. Ask about “Growler Wednesdays”.
Riverside and First Street, Bonners Ferry | www.kootenairiverbrewingcompany.com
In keeping with the town’s colorful past, visitors to the Wallace Brewing Company and Orehouse Tasting Room in Historic Wallace can enjoy beers with mining and bordello-inspired monikers such as Dirty Blonde Ale, Jackleg Stout, RedLight Lager, Vindicator IPA and 1910 Black Lager. Established in 2009, the tap house is open Tuesday-Saturday.
610 Bank Street, Wallace | www.wallacebrewing.com
Also in Wallace is the North Idaho Mountain Brewery / City Limits Pub & Grill which opened in 2011 adjacent to their RV park. Mountain Top Amber, Summit Gold, Loft Honey and Sunset Red are offered in their pub. A “one stop vacation spot”, you can stay and drink beer or drink beer and stay. Open daily.
108 Nine Mile Road, Wallace | (208) 556-1120
For the barley-hop connoisseur, don’t miss the annual Summer’s Here! Brew Fest in June at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds www.northidahofair.com, MicroBrews Festival in August at Silver Mountain in Kellogg, the micro-brew tasting event at Festival at Sandpoint or the annual Wine, Stein and Dine at the Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls.
Celebrating their 18th year is the Pend d’Oreille Winery in downtown Sandpoint. Using traditional French methods and grapes sourced from vineyards around the Northwest, they produce wines including Chardonnay, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris, Viogner, Huckleberry Blush and Meyer Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The Bistro Rouge Café offers seasonal appetizers, pizza and sandwiches.
220 Cedar Street, Sandpoint | www.powine.com
Coeur d’Alene Cellars (on Schreiber off Kathleen Ave.) is a small, family-owned winery creating Rhone varietal wines from the fruit found in the Columbia, Walla Walla and Yakima Valleys of Washington State. On-site is Barrel Room No. 6 which offers small bites and live music to enjoy while tasting wine.
3890 N. Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene | www.cdacellars.com
Sheppard Fruit Wines features hand crafted fruit wines made with fruit other than grapes and all finished in the dry range. The tasting room is open April – October but bottles of their wines can be found year round at a variety of retailers including the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s Marina Store and the Gateway Marina Store in Harrison.
102 N. Coeur d’Alene Ave (Hwy 97), Harrison | www.sheppardfruitwines.com
Daanen’s Delicatessen (corner of Prairie and Government in Hayden, (208) 772-7371) offers a variety of tastings events year round and weekly Friday tastings 4:30-7:00 pm. Their store has one of the best selections of wine and beer in the area.