Southern California’s Mother Earth Brew Co. Selects Nampa for Expansion
Award-winning, production craft brewery to open 40,000 square foot brewery and tasting room.
NAMPA, Idaho – Mother Earth Brew Co., a San Diego County-based production craft brewer, has selected Nampa, Idaho as the location for its second brewery facility. This marks its first brewery expansion outside of California.
A collaborative effort between the City of Nampa Economic Development, Boise Valley Economic Partnership and private industry helped bring the brewery to the Valley. Working with Mike Fery at Rocky Mountain Properties, Mother Earth secured an existing 40,000 square-foot facility in the I-84 Industrial Park for its brewery, tasting room and corporate office space.
The brewery is currently ordering new equipment and plans on being operational by early to mid-2016. The goal for the facility is to double the brewery’s overall production capability and allow for expansion into additional Pacific Northwest markets.
Mother Earth will start hiring initial employees in the spring of 2016 and anticipates growing to 75-100 employees in Idaho within the next five years. Interested applicants can pass on their resumes to email@example.com.
Brewery founder and CEO Dan Love and his wife Erin, along with head brewer Chris Baker, will move to Nampa to lead the new project. “As we looked at where Mother Earth could expand, we wanted to be in a location that embraced craft breweries,” noted Dan Love. “We are excited to work closely with other brewers in the region to continue building on the craft brew scene the Boise Valley is becoming known for, and Erin and I are personally looking forward to becoming very engaged in the community.”
According to the Brewer’s Association, Idaho produced 43,073 barrels of craft beer in 2013 and contributed to an economic impact of over $172 million. Idaho Brewers United states there are more than 50 active breweries in the state with several more in planning stages.
“Mother Earth Brew Co. is making a strategic move to embrace the culture the Boise Valley has been cultivating for years,” said Clark Krause, Executive Director of the Boise Valley Economic Partnership. “Idaho is the third largest producer of hops in the United States and becoming noticed in the national scene as a craft brew culture."
Idaho’s Hayden Beverage will handle local distribution for Mother Earth, and Idaho consumers should see their beers on local shelves by the end of October 2015.
“This is good news for Nampa as we continue to build a diverse manufacturing base to strengthen Nampa’s economy,” Nampa Mayor Bob Henry said. “This family-run operation has grown and we are proud that Mother Earth Brew Co. has selected Nampa for its second, and larger, brewery.”
About Mother Earth Brew Co.
Founded in 2010, Mother Earth Brew Co. develops hand crafted artisanal ales in year-round, as well as seasonal and specialty offerings. Its award-winning beers help define the standard of West Coast Craft and have led to year-over-year growth of well-over 100% since inception, currently making it San Diego’s 6th largest brewery. With two current tasting locations within the City of Vista, including a large Tap Room that anchors the historic Downtown Vista Village District, as well as distribution in eight states and on four continents, Mother Earth is proud to be a part of the craft scene and to be considered one of its premier craft breweries. www.motherearthbrewco.com
About Boise Valley Economic Partnership
The Boise Valley Economic Partnership (BVEP) is the regional economic development organization for the Boise Valley, representing the southwestern Idaho counties of Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem and Owyhee, and including the capitol city of Boise. With a long-term mission of creating jobs, attracting new businesses to the region and encouraging investment in the community, BVEP is actively involved in the economic vitality of the Boise Valley, and is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for businesses and families alike. For more information, visit www.bvep.org
Contacts: Beth Ineck, City of Nampa Economic Development Director / (208) 468-5430 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jana Jones, Boise Valley Economic Partnership / (208) 921-4686 / email@example.com