Attention brewers, restaurants, and bars; get your submissions in before April's Idaho Beer Month.

Attention brewers, restaurants, and bars; get your submissions in before April's Idaho Beer Month.
image sourced from Idaho Brewers United & Visit Idaho tourism.

image sourced from Idaho Brewers United & Visit Idaho tourism.

For many parts of the Pacific Northwest the threat of snow is fading and in its place frosted lawns, frosted windows, and the frequent excuse to enjoy something dark and warming. Soon, however, those nights will be shorter to be replaced by earlier mornings. Along with a change in hours, a reminder that lawn isn't going to fertilize itself. But before you start stitching the holes in your overalls, checking to see if you're due for a new pair of boots, how's about taking advantage of another opportunity to celebrate Idaho and the riches its brewery and beer culture provide. That's right, Idaho Beer Month is fast approaching.

Starting this April 2019, the brewers and pubs of Idaho invite one and all to share in what makes this state so special. This means that if you're a brewery or brewer, making or selling beer in Idaho, now would be a great time to consider submitting your brewery events to Visit Idaho. Oh! You haven't heard of Idaho Beer Month?! Well here's a quick reminder from the folks who organize this sort of thing.

The 2nd annual Idaho Craft Beer Month returns April 2018! The month-long celebration of craft beer acknowledges all the partners, including breweries, producers, distributors and restaurants, that make this industry thrive in Idaho and encourages beer lovers to visit and experience Idaho craft beer. We want to fill the April calendar with activities and events spotlighting the quality and craftsmanship of Idaho beer. That’s where you come in. Join in the April festivities by hosting events or participating in official Idaho Craft Beer Month events.

What's needed of you is to perform one of the following actions:

Promote Idaho Beer Month via Social Media

Social Media Messaging Examples

Help us share the word about Idaho Craft Beer Month to your fans and followers on social media. Below are a few messages tailored for social media to help get you started. Share them as is or put your own spin on them.

Facebook Examples

  • Let’s raise a glass to Idaho craft beer! See our events page to learn how we’re celebrating Idaho Craft Beer Month and head over to idahocraftbeermonth.com for the full list of Idaho events. #PintsUpIdaho

  • Craft beer fans rejoice! Idaho Craft Beer Month is back April 2018. Visit idahocraftbeermonth.com to see our events, plus others throughout the state. #PintsUpIdaho

  • Idaho is the next frontier for damn good craft beer and we’re proud to be part of it. Join us in raising a pint to drinking good beer in the state we love during Idaho Craft Beer Month. See all the details at idahocraftbeermonth.com #PintsUpIdaho

Instagram Examples

  • Let’s raise a glass to Idaho craft beer! Head over to idahocraftbeermonth.com to see what we’re planning plus the full list of Idaho events. #PintsUpIdaho #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drinkcraftbeer #visitidaho

  • We’re excited to be part of Idaho Craft Beer Month 2018! Catch events from us and our brewery friends throughout April to explore Idaho craftbeer. Idahocraftbeermonth.com #PintsUpIdaho #craftbeer #craftbeercommunity #drinkcraftbeer #visitidaho

Twitter Examples

  • Craft beer fans rejoice! Idaho Craft Beer Month is back. Visit idahocraftbeermonth.com to see all events throughout the state. #PintsUpIdaho

  • Idaho Craft Beer Month. April 2018. We’re in. Are you? Get all the details -> idahocraftbeermonth.com #PintsUpIdaho

Pints Up Idaho

Be you are a brewery, a restaurant, or a bar, you're asked to reach out to Sheila of the Idaho Brewers United. Afterward, you're asked to purchase a minimum order of 96 pints, which will be handed out, for free, to loyal imbibers who drink Idaho beers.

We’re partnering with breweries and craft beer-focused restaurants and bars to have a collective Pints Up Idaho event on the first Thursday of the month. Pints Up Idaho is a great opportunity for people to stop by a new or favorite local brewery or bar for a cold one. Participating locations will have limited-edition Idaho Craft Beer Month 2018 glasses for revelers to take home in commemoration. Participating locations are asked to purchase a minimum order of 96 glasses. We encourage you to offer the glass as a free gift with any Idaho craft beer purchase. Email Sheila (sheila@idbrewers.org).

Event Submission.

If you're brewery, bar, or restaurant is interested in promoting Idaho craft beer listen up.

Event Requirements

  • Events MUST promote Idaho craft beer.

  • Events should be fun, educational and inspire beer lovers to continue to support craft beer in Idaho all year long. Be creative and make it memorable.

  • Events MUST mention that they are part of Idaho Craft Beer Month in the event name or description in order to be an officially recognized event and promoted on Idaho Tourism’s and Idaho Brewers United’s website and social media channels.

  • Events which encourage people to drink irresponsibly, or which include inappropriate language or visuals will NOT be approved.

If you think you fit the criteria, then here are the next steps.

How to Submit

  1. Go to www.idahocraftbeermonth.com

  2. Scroll down the page and click “Submit Craft Beer Month Event”

  3. You’ll receive a confirmation email once your event has been approved. Approval can take one to five business days.

  4. Once your event has been approved, it will appear as a clickable event on the website.

For more information, contact Sheila Francis at Sheila@idbrewers.org or Sarah.Flick@tourism.idaho.gov. If you prefer, Sheila can be reached at 208-761-1897 and Sarah is available at 208-287-3154.

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