6180 E Seltice Way, Post Falls, ID
The Post Falls brewery launched in 2012 with a lineup of Belgian-inspired beers both traditional (saisons and stronger dubbels, tripels and quads) and more Americanized (Huckleberry Wit, Infidel IPA, Guilt imperial coffee porter). Those have been joined by a Northwest-style Northern Cross line, all served in a welcoming abbey-themed taproom (with several of the Belgians also bottled).
Opened: June 2012
The story: Following his personal passion, Jeff Whitman launched the Belgian-themed brewery in partnership with his friend and mentor, Fred Colby of Sandpoint’s Laughing Dog Brewing.
The scene: The tastefully done taproom brings a bit of Belgium to an otherwise nondescript commercial/industrial stretch along Seltice Way, with photos from beer-producing monasteries, hanging tapestries, shelves of old books and antique light fixtures from a Pennsylvania church. A gas fireplace facing a couch adds atmosphere in cooler weather, while a patio area is available for warmer days.
Food: Pretzels; food truck on Wednesdays; takeout/delivery food welcome.
Live music: Thursday
Specials: Pint and growler discounts on Tuesdays and Thursdays; trivia night Wednesday.
Brewhouse size: 15 barrels
Beers: The regular lineup features Chapel witbier (4.7 percent alcohol by volume, 20 International Bitterness Units) plus a huckleberry version, Deacon pale ale (5.5, 29), Infidel IPA (8.2, 84) and Guilt coffee porter (8.3, 57) in collaboration with neighboring Doma Coffee. Seasonal saisons include St. Stephen (7.9, 35), St. Augustine rye (6.0, 34) and the black St. Thomas (6.2, 25). ll are available in 22-ounce bottles as well as draft. There's also a newer Northern Cross line of Northwest-style ales including an amber, pale, IPA and stout,
Other options: No
Don’t miss: The robust specialties that take turns arriving each winter, identified by numbers roughly corresponding to their alcohol content –10° quad (9.8, 45) and 12° strong dark (11.8, 42) – as well as the springtime 8° dubbel (7.8, 34).