Podunk Meets Paradise

Musings from Central Idaho

More Microbreweries Than Dollar Stores

After the tiniest reprieve from hockey travels, we have resumed a steady schedule of consuming the earth’s resources gallon by gallon. By that I mean I’ve located some of the most backwater Podunk breweries in the free world. Here is a roll call of three ruralasaurus places with more microbreweries than Family Dollar stores.

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The Podunk sister city of Ferdinand boasts a new microbrewery.

Ferdinand , Idaho. Trestle Brewing Company aka the Halfway Bar.I am not even sure that it matters that the Jerry Garcia looking owner was not yet serving his own brew. He had swag like this:

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Not only does Trestle have a great logo, this silicon pint bounces!

and was in Ferdinand. Nuff said.

Wolftrack Brewing Company, Cottonwood, Idaho.
Not only can you swig this at the famed Keuterville Pub and Grub,

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Wolftrack Brewing Company tasting room in Cottonwood.

but now they have a “downtown” tasting room, too.

Bandit Brewing, Darby, Montana.
I thought the tiny sign on Main Street Highway 93 was a joke because it led me to a dead end in sort of a meth lab looking neighborhood.

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I followed the wee sign toward the railroad tracks in Darby, obviously lost.

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Looking back toward the Highway, I remained convinced I was lost and that the Brewery sign was a joke, but at least I had a glimpse of the Bitterroots.

But then I saw a metal shed with kind of loud music coming from it and another tiny sign indicating the shed was a brewery, so I went in to await my death.

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Wait a minute…

Incredibly, very good, very inventive craft beer and Darby chic design were being served up instead.

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The outside of the Bandit Brewery warehouse might have connoted images of Breaking Bad, but inside was warehouse chic.

 

Bonus!

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “More Microbreweries Than Dollar Stores

  1. Don B on said:

    How can you tease us brew-fans like this? They may be in Idaho, but Cottonwood and Ferdinand are in a totally different *timezone* they’re so far away. Not exactly a day-trip for a cold refreshing adult-beverage!

    Luckily Darby, although it’s in a totally different *state*, is just over the hill and much more easily reachable for us Podunkians.

    I hope to see you on Main Street next Saturday for a chug-off at Big Brew Day to explain all this!

    – Don

  2. marebare on said:

    I’m going to Darby!

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