If you know anything about me at all, you know I jumped on the craft beer train long before craft beer was king in the Treasure Valley. One of the first big social events I went to after I moved here was the Boise Beerfest when it used to be at Ann Morrison Park. A year later, my Team in Training training partner had me dive head first into the World Beer Tour at Old Chicago. (I've now finished it twice.)
As fabulous as summer's been, I'm looking forward to cooler weather and the things that come with it. You know, beer things like tailgating and Oktoberfest! So to prep you for those very important dates, I'm counting down the 10 best Breweries in Boise over the next 10 weeks. Let's start with the first Treasure Valley brewery I ever visited, shall we?
Payette Brewing Co.
The word Payette goes hand in hand with Idaho’s love of year-round outdoor adventures and Payette Brewing Company’s brews live up to the name. They love camping, hiking, kayaking and cycling so much, that on Tuesdays from 3-10 you get a half price beer just for riding a bike to the tasting room off of Chinden.
Their claim to fame? They’re the first ever Idaho brewer to can beer. Their Payette Pale Ale and Mutton Buster are now staples in local grocery stores.
The brewery believes in “Payette Forward” and gives back to the community through their Kegs4Kause Monday nights. Each Monday, the brewery donates 50% of their tasting room beer sales between 3-10 PM to a local non-profit cause. Look for them to undergo a $4.5 million expansion opening in the old Bronco Elite Athletics building on Pioneer Street early next year.
Visit The Brewery
- 111 W 33rd Street, Boise, ID 83714