Interestingly enough, according to mariah95.com, in 1888, there were 33 different Breweries in the State of Idaho ... that was the most breweries at one time prior to prohibition.
Prohibition started nationally in 1919, but Idaho began in 1916 ... so there were no 'legal' brew pubs in Idaho from 1916 to 1934. Key word - legal. :) Then the Gem State was without any breweries until Tim Batt started the Snake River Brewery in 1984.
However, as of Feb. 2020, the number has risen to 74 – with lots more slated to open despite the pandemic! (read more about Idaho Breweries here http://mariah95.com/BEER/IdahoBreweries.htm
In 2018, Idaho produced 16.2 million pounds of hops, according to NASS, that's up 16 percent from 14 million pounds the prior year. That increase enabled Idaho to solidify its spot as the nation's No. 2 hop producing state, ahead of Oregon and behind Washington.
So, let's taste some locally crafted Idaho brew with some beef, cheese and nuts! This combo is always a welcomed and very enjoyable gift.
What's inside matters:
- 2 Large 22oz Idaho Craft Beers** (we'll pick 2 seasonally brewed local brews OR you can choose ALL dark porter style or light colored IPA or Red style brews)
- Hunters Reserve Wild Game Sausage (x2)
- Hunters Reserve Wisconsin Cheese Bar (x2)
- Water Crackers
- Original Beer Nuts
- Original Bar Mix Beer Nuts
** Proudly recognizes product from Idaho and the surrounding Inland Northwest.
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