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(420 N. Orchard St., Boise)

Thursday, January 31st
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We're tapping United Pils with Craft Brewers of Boise and want you to come drink it with us!

In November, MickDuff's and a handful of fellow Idaho Brewers got together to brew an all Idaho beer, United Pils. This beer benefits Idaho Brewers United (IBU), the state Brewers Guild, and financially supports IBU's effort this legislative session to pass a Contract Brewing Bill that will have prosperous effects on breweries of all sizes throughout the state.

Extra thanks to:
- MickDuff's Brewing Co. for brewing the beer & the yeast!
- Mill 95 for Crystal Hops
- Country Malt for Pure Idaho Pilsner Malt
- Odom Corp & CSB for distribution

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Idaho Brewers United Announces Benefit Beer United Pils

Boise, ID - Idaho Brewers United (IBU) first benefit beer, United Pils, is now available on draft throughout Idaho. Featuring Idaho-grown barley and hops, United Pils will help IBU, Idaho's craft brewers guild, advocate on behalf of Idaho breweries and the craft beer community. The hoppy lager was brewed at MickDuff's Brewing (Sandpoint) with fellow Idaho brewers and with support from craft beer suppliers.

"It's really special to see the support from all levels of our craft beer industry on this project," said IBU Executive Director, Sheila Francis. "Craft beer is all about community and it really shows on this project."

Idaho-grown Great Western Pure Idaho Pilsner Malt was donated by the Country Malt Group while Mill 95, an Idaho hop processing and distributor, supported the cause with a donation of Crystal hops. Craig Stein Beverage and the Odom Corp. partnered with MickDuff's and IBU to distribute the beer throughout the state.

"United Pils is an American take on a hoppy German-style lager," explained Mack Deibel of MickDuff's Brewing Co. He added, "It's quite tasty! It has nice body, not light or too full, with slight hop aroma and solid hop bitterness. Light beer drinkers might step out of their light lager comfort-zone to enjoy this and hopheads will find it refreshing."

Proceeds from beer sales will be earmarked towards IBU's legislative efforts. This includes an effort to define contract brewing during the 2019 session and the hiring of long-time Boise lobbyist and craft beer enthusiast, Nate Fisher. IBU engages in policy work to promote and protect breweries of all sizes and this beer will further the cause.

Get your hands on a pint! The Southern Idaho release party will be Thursday, January 31 st at Craft Brewers of Boise, the area's newest brewery and craft beer bar. Select Idaho breweries and craft beer bars will have the benefit beer on tap but only for a limited time. A full list of locations with United Pils on tap can be found at .

For more information about Idaho Brewers United and to show your support, please go to  or email .

About Idaho Brewers United:
Idaho Brewers United (IBU) is a non-profit trade association that promotes and protects Idaho's craft brewery industry. With a majority of Idaho breweries as members, IBU is a resource for policymakers, beer lovers and affiliated industries. 

Locations you can find United Pils on Tap

*Please call ahead or look online for a current tap list if you have your heart set on United Pils

North Idaho
  • Capone's Post Falls
  • Downdraft Brewery
  • MickDuff's Brewing
  • Moscow Brewing
  • North Idaho Mountain Brew
  • Paragon Brewery
  • Post Falls Brewing
  • Wallace Brewing
Eastern Idaho
  • Grand Teton Brewing
Central Idaho
  • Salmon River Brewery
  • Sawtooth Brewery
  • Warfield Distillery & Brewery
Boise Area
  • Bittercreek Alehouse
  • Craft Brewers of Boise
  • EDGE Brewing
  • Mother Earth Brew Co (Nampa)
  • Payette Brewing
  • PreFunk (Nampa)