May. 6, 2015

Payette Brewing Co. Named Finalist for Prestigious Award

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A Boise Valley craft brewery, Payette Brewing Company has been selected as a finalist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce annual DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award and the Community Excellence Award. One of the leading craft breweries in the state, Payette Brewing Company has continuously supported the Boise Valley community through their Payette Forward programs, which donate proceeds from beer sales to a featured Idaho non-profit. 

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Oct. 16, 2014

Boise Brewing Brings Locals a Connection to Craft Brewing

Brewing Boise

Boise Brewing, one of downtown Boise’s newest craft breweries, is earning national and local attention for its unique business model and commitment to Boise locals.

Feb. 11, 2016

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Payette Brewing - A Boise Valley Company

Big Ideas Grow Here, and so does good brew. A local favorite, Payette Brewing describes...Our mission is to continually brew awesome beers while building a culture that connects, educates, makes a difference and champions the craft brew industry to our consumers, community and partners.

Oct. 31, 2016

Mother Earth Brew Is Up And Brewing In Nampa

Mother Earth Brew Co. started brewing beer in mid-September in Nampa at a retrofitted seed building that’s expected to produce the largest volume of beer in Idaho in 2017.

A 500-square-foot tasting room with capacity for 33 people opened at the brewery on Oct. 8.

Owner Daniel Love forecasts his 40-barrel Mueller four-vessel brew house will produce 7,000 to 10,000 barrels through the balance of 2016 and he anticipates 25,000 barrels for 2017, “fingers crossed.”

“Currently, the way I’m set up, I can do 60,000 barrels,” Love said, adding that future capacity in the 40,710-square-foot former Sygenta Seed building at the I-84 Industrial Park could reach 100,000 barrels a year.

Payette Brewing Co. is the largest Idaho brewer at 12,000 barrels a year. That total is projected to increase to 15,000 to 20,000 barrels in 2017, the first full year for Payette at its new downtown Boise brewery, owner Mike Francis said.

Mother Earth expanded to Idaho from the San Diego suburb of Vista, where the original Mother Earth will remain to serve the southern California and Arizona market. In Vista, Mother Earth has a 22,000-square-foot brewery and 6,000-square-foot tasting room.

But Daniel and Erin Love have sold their home in San Diego and now live in Eagle.

Beer from Nampa is already distributed in Idaho (100 Jacksons Food Stores, 24 Albertsons, 10 Fred Meyer stores and 250 rotating taps at bars), Oregon, Washington, northern California and Nevada. Expansion to any other states will also be handled from Nampa.

“We’re close on Colorado and Chicago,” Love said. “We’re working on Philadelphia, New York and Texas next year. We have a pretty good following in New York City. I don’t know how the beer gets there.

May. 3, 2016

An Inside Look At Payette Brewing’s New Boise Brewhouse

The City of Trees is home to a bustling community of brewers, and Mike Francis, Payette Brewing Company’s founder, is leading the charge. Mike was an industrial engineer for Boeing Company in Seattle before abandoning the corporate life and becoming a grain wrangler. After receiving his degree in Brewing Technology from Chicago’s Siebel Institute of Technology, he returned to Boise on a mission and soon after established Payette Brewing Company in 2010. Six years later, Mike’s expanding the brewery’s Northwest footprint and leading the craft brewing charge in Idaho.

Sep. 30, 2015

Boise Brewing Wins Silver at National Beer Fest

Boise Brewing took home a silver medal at a major national beer competition.

The brewery got second place in the American stout category at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver this past weekend.

The beer called Black Cliffs American Stout is described as a hoppy, roasty stout.

Given that Boise Brewing just opened a little over a year ago, head brewer Lance Chavez says the success at a major competition means the future is bright for the brewery.

Jan. 5, 2016

Slideshow: Get a First Look at Payette Brewing’s Huge New Downtown Boise Facility

Payette Brewing's downtown Boise brewing facility, now under construction at the intersection of Pioneer and River streets, is titanic. At 32,000 square feet, it's big enough for mid-size passenger plane manufacturing. It will open with a 40,000-barrel production capacity and if the owners want, they can expand to 100,000 barrels. It's big.

May. 18, 2015

Payette Brewing Co. to open $4.5 million production facility in Boise

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Idaho’s largest brewery is about to super-size itself. With the goal of further pushing distribution of popular beers such as Outlaw IPA into neighboring states, Payette Brewing Co. plans to open a second production facility and tasting room near Downtown Boise in the first quarter of 2016. 

Payette’s original brewery at 111 W. 33rd St. in Garden City will stay open. The new flagship location and main offices will be a $4.5 million expansion in the former home of Bronco Elite Athletics at 733 S. Pioneer St. On Tuesday, the Boise City Council gave Payette permission to proceed on the 32,000-square-foot building between Pioneer Pathway and the U.S. Post Office. 

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Nov. 19, 2014

Payette Brewing - Company Profile

Payette Brewing - A Boise Valley Company

Payette Brewing, a staple in the craft brewing scene tells their story

Oct. 6, 2015

Southern California’s Mother Earth Brew Co. Selects Nampa for Expansion

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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. 

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