After the success of Idaho Craft Beer Month in 2017, the event will return in April, and this time it’s all about celebrating Idaho’s famous hops.

Over the 30 days, breweries, beer stalls, restaurants, retailers and producers will organise themed events around Idaho’s craft beer scene. Beer enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience everything from beer dinners and pairing events to tap takeovers.

Craft Beer Month is the result of the recent beer boom and is supported by Idaho Tourism and Idaho Brewers United. The non-profit trade organisation focuses on uniting the state’s breweries to promote and protect the beer industry. Holding Craft Beer Month offers an opportunity to celebrate Idaho’s fast-growing craft beer industry while also supporting and shining a light on local producers.

Beer tradition

The North Western US has long been recognised nationally for its brewing, headed by Idaho, producing 57,971 barrels of craft beer a year. The craft beer scene of the potato nation is booming.

For Idaho’s master brewers, it is not just a job, but a lifestyle to produce and sell beer. From the oldest existing brewery (Grand Teton Brewing) to the first brewhouse (Highlands Hollow) to the state’s largest brewery (Payette Brewing), Idaho’s beer landscape continues to grow and evolve.

The state is becoming increasingly interesting for connoisseurs, and beer lovers will find more than 50 breweries here. It has one of the top ten per capita number of breweries in the United States.

In addition, Idaho is the second largest producer of barley and the third largest hop producer in the US, giving the breweries the opportunity to brew a vast variety of beers.

You can follow the craft beer celebration year-round on social media with the dedicated hashtag #PintsUpIdaho