Idaho beverage choices are as varied as the foods. As one of the top milk producers in the nation, Idaho dairy farm families provide nutritious milk that is widely available.
Because of our natural sprints, we have great bottle water producers here in Idaho too, like Rocks bottled water in Idaho City and Starkey Spring Water.
Other beverages include fresh apple cider made with Idaho-grown apples as well as hard ciders.
Idaho’s wine industry continues to grow and provide a wide variety of quality varietals. With over 40 wineries across the state, Idaho wines are plentiful and easily found at retailers, wine shops and restaurants. Idaho’s unique climate and volcanic soils allow cultivation of grapes of exceptional sweetness and acidity needed for production of wines with great character to pair with everyday meals and special celebrations.
But wine is not the only industry seeing great growth. The Idaho micro-beer industry is achieving regional and national recognition for its quality brews made from locally grown barley and hops. These beers are making their way into grocery stores and restaurants across the state. In addition, Idaho’s spirits industry in enjoying great popularity. Potato vodka, flavored with Idaho’s state fruit – the huckleberry – is just one of the many specialty beverages gaining national attention.