PAYETTE BREWING CO.
Hand-Made, High-Quality Craft Brews With Big Taste
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We strive 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.
When it comes to making uncompromising, awesome beer, we go against the grain. We are passionate, rebellious, beer pioneers. We stick to our guns and venture down the road less traveled to make the best beer in the West. This isn’t just our livelihood, it’s our life and we’ve tapped into something good.
To share our passion for beer, life and all things off the beaten path.
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.
IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT.
Beer and adventure, our two favorite things. We’ve built a dream out of pursuing the best out of both of them. And we are celebrating a decade of doing whatever it took to keep this dream alive.
A decade of cheering a glass full of Payette. A decade of brewing our best.
A husband and wife team joined by a community of beer makers and beer lover’s on a mission to make something worth sharing. Something worth celebrating.
It’s been an adventure, and it’s nowhere near over.
THIS IS PAYETTE: Hand-made, high-quality craft brews with big taste and even bigger stories to share. Filling raft trip coolers, skier pockets, tackle boxes, and campfire gatherings since 2011.
PAYETTE STARTS AS A DREAM
Mike Francis left corporate life as an industrial engineer at Boeing Co. in Seattle to engineer some industry of his own. He headed to Chicago to get an Associate’s Degree in Brewing Technology at Siebel Institute of Technology. He documents his journey in the first ever Payette Blog.
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
Mike headed to his home turf in Boise to establish Payette Brewing Company with the desire to bring a production brewery to Idaho that offers a variety of awesome beers available on draft and in cans. Brewing and construction of the Tap Room begins.
PAYETTE BREWING COMPANY OPENS
Payette Brewing Company opens for business with a 15-barrel brewing system, fermenters, and brite tanks rockin’ with beer + a Tap Room featuring eight beers on tap.
FIRST KEG OF BEER SOLD
On Friday the 13th, 2011 the first keg of Payette beer was sold. Bittercreek Alehouse taps Outlaw IPA and helps begin the exciting new chapter of Mike’s dream.
KEGS 4 KAUSE LAUNCH
Payette launched their Kegs 4 Kause program, where they give back to Idaho non-profits on a weekly basis by featuring them in the Tap Room and donating 50% of proceeds from beer sales directly to the organization. Payette continues this program and over the past 10 years, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of nonprofits.
THE FIRST CANS
Payette Brewing moves beyond draft beer and puts beer into cans with Mutton Buster Brown Ale and Payette Pale Ale! Payette was the first craft brewery in Idaho to can beer.
BEST BREWERY BY THE BOISE WEEKLY
Payette was awarded “Best Brewery” by the Boise Weekly and since then, has won that title every single year.
FLAGSHIP BREWS WIN THEIR FIRST AWARDS
Outlaw IPA wins GOLD at Idaho Brewers Festival and Mutton Buster Brown Ale wins “People’s Choice Award” at Reno’s CANFEST. Payette starts to get recognition for the quality made beer.
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Payette was awarded Small Business of the Year by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and was then in the top 10 for the National DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year award!
BUILDING A NEW FACILITY
After Payette maxed out of brewing capacity at their original spot in Garden City, they began construction on their new spot to allow more space for brewing and a larger Tap Room. Formerly Bronco Elite Athletic Facility, the space was perfect for building a large brewhouse and Tap Room in the heart of Boise, Idaho along the Boise River.
NEW BREWERY OPENS!
After a year of construction, Payette opened the doors of the new facility and started the first batches of beer on the new 60-barrel brew system! The Tap Room and Beer Garden quickly became an epicenter of Boise and an awesome spot for the community.
EXPANSION INTO NEW TERRITORIES
Payette launches in Colorado, making that the 8th state for distribution!
16-OUNCE SMALL BATCH BREWS
Payette breaks from 12-ounce canned 6-packs and ventures down a new path with 16-ounce small batch brews. This gave the marketing team and brewers a chance to spread their wings and create incredible beers with fun artwork and creative recipes.
NEW CANS, SAME GREAT BEER
Payette Brewing elevates their branding by giving their canned beers a new look, same vibe. Payette launches the can refresh with three new beers, Sofa King Sunny Hazy Pale Ale, Urban Surfer Citrus Wheat, and Embers Raspberry Vanilla Porter. Shortly after, each beer debuted their new, slick look.
MAKING BOISE’S FAVORITE BEER GARDEN
An 11,000 square-foot grassy area featuring a brand new fire pit, bocce ball court and other outdoor yard games. Payette added a shaded grassy area with picnic tables, gliding benches and a hop garden for guests to relax and enjoy!
BEST OF SHOW AT THE NORTHWEST AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS
Payette’s new can designs take home Best of Show, gaining recognition for being some of the best looking beer cans.
PAYETTE TURNS 10!
Payette cheers 10 years of BEER! Celebrate by taking Payette along for your next adventure, no matter how big or small. A decade of adventure – and it’s no where near over.
NEW ANYTIMERS READY-TO-DRINK COCKTAILS!
For moments that call for something a little more…extraordinary. Meet AnyTimers, our ready-to-enjoy crushable cocktails crafted using real Idaho vodka and fresh ingredients.
Mike Francis left corporate life as an industrial engineer at Boeing Co. in Seattle to engineer some industry of his own. After receiving an Associate’s Degree in Brewing Technology from Chicago’s Siebel Institute of Technology, followed by a stint at Schooner Exact Brewing in Seattle, Mike headed to his home turf of Boise in 2010 to establish Payette Brewing Company. Payette opened in 2011 and is proud to celebrate 10 years of beer!
LIVING UP TO OUR NAME
We chose the name Payette because it fits the way we live and work. François Payette was a French Canadian trapper whose name and memory is enshrined among numerous Idaho landmarks. The name has since become synonymous with an adventurous spirit that pervades Idaho’s year-round outdoor lifestyle.
We’re here for the beer. It all starts with quality and consistency in our process and products.
Making beer is a labor of true love and we work harder than anyone. But it’s the after hours skiing, hiking, camping and kayaking that recharge and inspire us.
We are advocates and authorities in the craft brew industry and we look to promote it and educate others whenever possible.
We believe in sustaining partnerships with suppliers, vendors and organizations that share our values.
10 YEARS OF FUELING IDAHO’S ADVENTURES
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We like to think there’s not a single Idaho trail, river, or campground that hasn’t been visited by a cracked-open can of a Payette beer over the last decade. This gem-state, full of wonder, opportunity, and exploration, is the reason we are here today. And boy, do we all have some stories to tell. We opened in May of 2011 so this year marks 10 years of Payette BEER! Celebrate our 10th Birthday with us by taking Payette along for today’s adventure. Payette Brewing Co. — Boise born and raised.
We Infuse Every Beer and Every Adventure With Our Own Fun, Purely Authentic Human Spirit.
Behind Our Beer is the People. We are so Much More Than Beer. A Lot of Passion Goes Into Our Products, Our People, Our Packaging, Our Relationships, and Our Off-The-Beaten-Path Adventures. We’re The Brewery You Want to Have a Beer With!
5% ABV • 18 IBU
7.3% ABV • 70 IBU
EVERY CAN FILLED HAS SHAPED OUR STORY, SO IT CAN FUEL YOURS.
Brewed in Idaho, created and canned to pack with you wherever you roam. Celebrate our 10th Birthday with us by taking Payette along for today’s adventure.
MAKE ANYTIME A GOOD TIME
For Moments That Call For Something A Little More…Extraordinary.
We’ve Crafted Something New, with the Same Payette Spirit and Twist of Adventure Behind Our Beloved Brews.
Meet Anytimers, Our Ready-To-Enjoy Crushable Cocktails Crafted Using Real Idaho Vodka and Fresh Ingredients. Not Just for Happy Hour and a Toast to the Unexpected, Pour ‘em in a Glass or Take ‘em with You in the Can to Make the Most Out of Any Moment.
BECAUSE LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS. MAKE ANYTIME, A GOOD TIME.
Seize the Can. Seize the Day.
ANYTIMERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
We have these available on tap, poured over ice and garnished in the Tap Room + 12oz four-packs available to-go. Find these at retailers across Idaho and Colorado!
3D TOUR OF PAYETTE BREWING
Guide yourself through our Tap Room and brewery through the link below! In the bottom left corner, you can click “Explore 3D Space” to guide yourself through the facility. Click “View Dollhouse” to view the floor plan.
Experience Payette Brewing as if you were there in person!
We moved into our second brewing facility in June of 2016, just a few miles away from our original brewery in Garden City, ID. The expansion has allowed our capacity to grow and create more opportunities for one-off and specialty beers. The new facility utilizes a sixty-barrel brewing system, 240-barrel fermenters, brite tanks and a canning line. Features of the brewery include a centrifuge, hop cannon and full lab.
We package our beer on a twelve-head rotary canning line capable of filling forty cans per minute. Features of the line include a date coder that prints the “packaged on” date on the bottom of the cans and fill level inspector to ensure that only properly filled cans go to market. Our cartoner is capable of putting the cans in both twelve and twenty-four pack boxes.
QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM
It starts with our ingredients. We source all of our raw materials from suppliers as close to home as possible providing the highest quality. Our brewers are incredibly knowledgable and withhold proper techniques to make sure the entire brewing process is done flawlessly, with their unique flair.
In 2015, we created a full-time Quality Control Program at Payette Brewing with an extensive lab for our head brewer and full-time lab technician. We make sure the product that leaves our doors is the absolute highest quality possible. Our brewers and production team implement Quality Procedures to ensure our beers are the best they can be and consistent.
COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
At Payette Brewing, we make uncompromising and innovative beer for kindred spirits. We never cut corners and stand for quality in everything we do. We’re modern pioneers that enjoy the craft from ideation to glass (or can). It takes a team, and we make a damn good product, committed to the highest standards, and happily share it with those who enjoy it.
A Degree in Microbrewology
Boise State graduate Cassidy Van Warmerdam is creating an “explosion” in the world of craft beer. Learn how her degrees in biology and chemistry are vital to the quality, consistency and success at Payette Brewing.
ENJOY QUALITY CRAFT BEER IN THE HEART OF BOISE
Our Tap Room is a great place to enjoy our beer on tap and gather with friends. We are located along the Boise River in Downtown Boise and are open seven days a week. We offer twenty beers on tap, local wine from Split Rail and Cinder + cider from Meriwether and Highpoint, non-alcoholic options, merchandise for sale and a wide variety of beer to-go. Explore our brewery mezzanine to get a bird’s-eye view of our brewery production area! Learn more about the brewery HERE.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
We do not reserve tables in our Tap Room or Beer Garden and operate on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in renting our designated area in the Beer Garden for your upcoming event, please see our Event Page HERE.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Enjoy live music at the brewery all year long every other Saturday from 5pm – 9pm. Featuring numerous local artists, that will have you movin’ and groovin’ —with a cold beer in hand, of course!
Starting in July till the end of August, we will be hosting live music every Saturday in the Beer Garden during our Summer Concert Series.
SIT BACK AND RELAX IN OUR SPACIOUS BEER GARDEN
Just outside the Tap Room, our Beer Garden is your go-to place to enjoy quality craft beer with friends any day of the year. Experience our 11,000 square-foot Beer Garden featuring a 10-foot fire pit, bocce ball court and other outdoor yard games, food truck fare, shaded grassy area with picnic tables, a stage featuring local + regional acts, and a hop garden. We always welcome well behaved dogs on leashes & people of all ages.
SPACE RENTAL OR EVENT REQUESTS
Please visit the Event Request page HERE
CIDER & SOURS
Foothills Semi-Dry • Cider – Dry • 6.9% ABV
Aura: Guava & Hibiscus Sour Ale • Sour – Fruited • 4% ABV • 9 IBU
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North Fork Lager • American Light Lager • 4.4% ABV • 19 IBU
Fly Line • Lager – Vienna • 5% ABV • 18 IBU
Prairie Baard • Golden Ale • 5% ABV • 20 IBU
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Goddamn Cheetah • Pale Ale – American • 5.5% ABV • 55 IBU
Sofa King Sunny Hazy Pale Ale • Pale Ale – New England / Hazy • 5% ABV • 25 IBU
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Sofa King Dreamy • IPA – Tropical • 7.3% ABV • 70 IBU
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Embers Mexican Chocolate • Porter – Other • 6% ABV • 13 IBU
Embers Mexican Chocolate (Nitro) • Porter – American • 6% ABV • 30 IBU
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FULL TIME KITCHEN & INCREDIBLE CULINARY CREATIONS
NOW AVAILABLE DAILY AT PAYETTE BREWING:
MONDAY – SUNDAY 12-10 PM
This exciting development is off and running in the Payette Tap Room and Beer Garden!
We’ve recently collaborated with Chef Michael Large of Queens Food Trailer to craft a rotating menu of high quality pub style food that pairs perfectly with our most popular beers on tap. Our Tap Room offers this menu every day from Chef Michael’s in-house, all-from-scratch cooking trailer, as an alternative to our ever-changing menus from our rotating food trucks. This will create some consistency for our guests, giving them a familiar menu they know is waiting for them in the Tap Room and Beer Garden.
We are thrilled at the opportunity to continue to serve our Tap Room guests and local beer lovers with an elevated experience that keeps them coming back and sticking around while they’re here.
MEET CHEF MICHAEL
Chef Michael has worked in California, Texas, and Louisiana in restaurants, hotels, and catering events. He moved to Idaho with his wife and two boys to raise his family and work as the Executive Chef of Chandlers Steakhouse & Seafood for 3 years. He established Queens Food Trailer after deciding it was time to work for himself and pursue his dream of having a family owned and operated cooking establishment. Above all, Chef Michael is thrilled to have the opportunity to immerse himself in the Payette community, help to support Payette’s continued growth, and give people even more of a reason to call Payette’s taproom the best in town.
The menu below features local ingredients and fresh made-from-scratch recipes. As there will always be staple flavors, Chef Michael will rotate items depending on the season, beer pairings, or events. Not interested in a full meal? Our Tap Room also sells local snacks from City Peanut Shop and ice cream from The STIL to go with our beer, cider, wine, AnyTimer Cocktails, or non-alcoholic offerings.
» SELF-GUIDED TOUR
FREE // AT YOUR LEISURE // BEER NOT INCLUDED // VIEW & LEARN FROM THE MEZZANINE
Accessible from the Tap Room is a stairway that leads to our mezzanine overlooking the brewery production area. The mezzanine is a quiet place to hang out, drink beer, and take a self-guided tour using the signage that explains our history and the brewing process. The mezzanine is open during Tap Room hours (daily 12pm-10pm) unless closed for a private party. Go check it out!
» GUIDED TOUR + BEER TASTING
NEW TOUR DATES COMING SOON!
JOIN THE PAYETTE BREWING FAMILY
Become a League of Outlaw Member to Enjoy Daily DEALS & Fun Insider Perks at the Brewery! Join Any Time in the Tap Room. We’re OPEN Daily 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE OF OUTLAWS
Payette Brewing opened in Garden City, Idaho in 2011 by Mike Francis. In the original facility, we started with a 15-barrel brew system, tanks and a funky Tap Room that housed 8 taps and some seating for the community to taste what we were all about.
Our Tap Room quickly became a popular destination for beer lovers to enjoy our original recipes and flagship brands: Outlaw IPA, Mutton Buster Brown Ale and Payette Pale Ale, to name a few.
As we started to get to know our customers, many became good friends and loyal Payette beer drinkers. Not just any Payette beer… Outlaw IPA (now known as Rustler IPA). We realized we needed something to celebrate the loyal Outlaw IPA consumers, and it wasn’t long after we opened when we created a specific club.
The League of Outlaws (TLO) was established in 2012 as a way to acknowledge and appreciate the loyal fans that have supported us from the beginning and helped shape who we are today. The format has evolved over the years, seen many friendly faces, and has been a fun opportunity for us to celebrate our loyal customers by offering special deals in the Tap Room.
Years later, The League of Outlaws lives on! Now in our new brewery and Tap Room (just a few miles from where we started and TLO was born) we are overwhelmed and humbled by the continuous support from the community. Opening our doors has allowed us to make new beer friends and evolve TLO to accommodate the progression of ideas and membership interest.
As a League of Outlaw member, you are welcomed into our Payette family with open arms, full pints and good conversations. We appreciate the support and enjoy getting to know the folks that give us the opportunity to continue doing what we love… brew good beer and have fun while doing it.
$100 For 1 Year:
• Official League of Outlaw Membership Card
• $1 off all draft beer in the Tap Room (this does not include AnyTimers, wine, cider, non-alcoholic options)
• One FREE beer each month during membership year
• Payette Brewing 64oz Glass Growler
• 15% off growler fills
• 15% off Payette merchandise
• 15% off Payette packaged beer in Tap Room coolers
HOW TO JOIN
Join the Payette family! Sign up in the Tap Room with one of our beer tenders. You will pay the $100 fee, fill out a quick form, receive your member card and growler, and then you are good to go! After you receive your membership card, you can start to enjoy your perks, which expire one year after you sign up. Valid membership cards must be presented at the beginning of each transaction to receive deals.
Your fee covers one year of being included in the Payette Brewing League of Outlaws. Membership begins when payment is made in the Tap Room and expires on the same day one year later.
• League of Outlaw memberships are valid for one person. If you share a tab with someone in the Tap Room, League of Outlaw deals only apply to the official paid member.
• To redeem your FREE beer of the month, you will simply ask the bartender who will then mark off the deal on a punch card behind the bar. (Punch cards will remain at the Brewery)
• Please note: Payette reserves the right to refuse service to anyone or remove membership status if needed.
• You will receive a membership card after payment is made.
• Valid League of Outlaw member card must be kept with you and presented at the beginning of each transaction to receive member deals.
• If lost, you will get one new card for free. An additional lost card after that will result in a $5 replacement fee.
BECOME A MEMBER ANY TIME AT THE BREWERY!
We’re OPEN Daily 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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PAYETTE BREWING CO.
733 S. Pioneer Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
Ph: (208) 344-0011
Email: [email protected]
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