Garden City Breweries

Better Man Beard was born right here in the Treasure Valley. Being a local business we love supporting other local businesses, especially when those businesses make some of our favorite products… BEER. Garden City has seen a real infusion of life the last few years, and if you haven't explored there recently, now is the time to get reacquainted. Among the many highlights you'll discover in Garden City is the number of breweries within its small area. Garden City is blooming in really good brews and it is time you treat yourself and your beard to some delicious beer. With that in mind, we have put together a list for you of the breweries so you can start to plan your tour, so let's get hoppin’!

Barbarian Brewing

Who knew a barbarian could be a good thing? According to the Barbarian Brewing crew, European barbarians made many of the beer styles that we know and love. Their taproom’s imaginative brewers meld the barbarians’ old-word style with a new-world flavor that comes from aging their beer in wine, whiskey, and bourbon barrels and adding regional fruits. The result is a delightful variety of traditional and experimental ales that’s anything but crude.

Bert’s Brewing

“At Bert’s they celebrate the crafting community through exceptional beers. Bert’s Brewing is a labor of love born from Rob’s early passion for brewing, starting as a homebrewer at 17. His journey led him to earn a Master Brewer’s Certification in Germany, while Sidney discovered her own love for beer in Newport Beach. Fate brought them together at Chapman Crafted, where they fell in love and decided to create Bert’s Brewing in Boise.”

-Garden City’s Visitors Bureau

Brown Beard Brewing

“Tall tale and fine ales. Craft brewery serving Garden City, Boise, and beyond. Home of breakfast beer. other and their community. At Bert’s Brewing, beer is brewed with intention and served with love.”

-Garden City’s Visitors Bureau

Clairvoyant Brewing Company

“Clairvoyant Brewing Company, nestled in the heart of the neighborhood, is a welcoming hub for beer enthusiasts and families alike. Here, dogs and kids are both embraced, creating an inviting atmosphere for all visitors. With a commitment to providing a family-friendly experience, Clairvoyant Brewing Company proudly offers a $4 beer of the week, a fantastic deal for beer lovers. Known as the Neighborhood’s Best Brewery, it serves as a gathering place for the entire community to come together, relax, unwind, and relish in the joy of good company and exceptional beer.”

-Garden City’s Visitors Bureau

Idawild Brewing Company

“Matt and Cortni Nader, longtime Idaho residents with a passion for great beer and the outdoors. Idawild began as a home-brew operation in our spare bedroom and grew to a 3000+ square foot, 5-barrel-production brewery, and taproom. Matt, the Idawild Brewmaster, enjoys curating unique and creative styles but also appreciates the art of producing traditional and foreign ales. Cortni designed the taproom to provide a unique and welcoming atmosphere where you can unwind or come together to enjoy a delicious craft beer with the people you love.”

-Garden City’s Visitors Bureau

Powderhaus Brewing Company

“Tyson Cardon and Tyler Schmidt are the brewers behind this mountain-inspired brewery and taphouse. Made with Idaho-grown barley, Powderhaus is known for craft beers that are uncompromising in their quality and taste. Brews like Prusik Pilsner and Bent Shaft IPA pay tribute to all the outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, and wanderers who, like Tyson and Tyler, love life outdoors and out of bounds.”

-Garden City’s Visitors Bureau

Twisted District

“What’s so twisted about Twisted District? Maybe it’s the tap list that’s chock full of inventive brews like Stoned Fruit Hefner and Uncle Rico’s All Day Hazy IPA. Maybe it’s the craveable menu laden with sinful twists on classics, like Bloody Mary deviled eggs. Maybe it’s the two patios that promote lounging long into the evening. Whatever makes Twisted District twisted seems to be working, because this family operation regularly lines up customers to its 57-foot segmented bar. Stop in for a bite to eat, a beverage to enjoy, or to enjoy the live music hosted several nights each week!”

-Garden City’s Visitors Bureau

Western Collective

“You know how they say you can’t be all things to all people? Well, Western Collective comes pretty darn close. Their gorgeous taproom opens at 7 a.m. and caters to the daytime crowd with food, a shop, and an artisanal coffee bar. When it’s time for a drink, Western not only serves a beer for just about every taste, they’ve also got wine and frozen adult beverages (Frosé is the new mimosa).”

-Garden City’s Visitors Bureau

We encourage you to sample all of the unique and classic brews being made in our own backyard! Have a great day trying beers and laughing with friends. Whether you are partial to pilsners, live for lagers, or only party with ports you are sure to find your next favorite beer in our very own Garden City. Maybe even bring a growler along to ensure that you take some of your favorite home to enjoy later. Garden City is very walkable with lots of artist studios, places to eat, and the river is right there to walk by and enjoy some nature. Arrange a drop-off, grab a Lyft, or ride your bike down; whatever you choose remember- driving and drinking don't mix, plan ahead and be safe. Here is a map from the Garden City visitor’s board that includes all the highlighted locations.

Let us know if you ended up with a new favorite brewer, share with us on social media or in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to check out our events page on our website. Our events are always a blast and it’s a great opportunity to show all of our products in person and to meet Justin (the man himself!) and to get expert product tips, demonstrations, and samples. It’s always a blast to see our great products in action for yourself. Hope to see you around. No matter what you do this year, we hope you have a wonderful year from Better Man Beard.