I first told you about Payette Brewing Company back in February of 2016. Their beers were just arriving in Washington State, including their Rustler IPA, North Fork Lager, and Rodeo Rye Pale (Spring seasonal).
Now, Payette is preparing to release their next year-round offering: Aura Guava & Hibiscus Sour Ale. Payette has been putting out sours in 22 oz bottles for a while, and Aura Guava & Hibiscus was the standout from their rotating 22 oz sour series. It became popular enough that canning seemed to be the next logical step.
Just last week I told you about the Harvest Collaboration Series form Bale Breaker Brewing Company, in which they paired with four different craft breweries to create the beers for the series. They’ll have staggered releases from August through October. Now, while they’re still in the collaborative mood, Bale Breaker is at it again with the upcoming release of Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA in six-packs.
Sesiones del Migrante is a series of beers that Bale Breaker has brewed in conjunction with Mexican and American breweries, in a collaboration that spans 5 breweries and 2 countries. Created in celebration of the Mexican migrant workers who travel to the Yakima Valley each year to help harvest the precious hops for all those wonderful craft beers we all enjoy, it’s due to arrive both on tap and in cans on September 7th and will see distribution throughout Washington and Northern Idaho.
“Growing every year, the Pacific Northwest Cider Awards has received more than 180 cider entries in 15 categories from 44 cideries found in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. PNWCA raises awareness for the unique ciders being produced throughout the region while offering an easy way for the public to explore the world of cider.”
Just this February, I told you about Payette Brewing Company out of Idaho. Their founder, Mike Francis, is a Boise native who spent some time in the Seattle area before returning to his home town to open Payette.
Payette’s beers first arrived in Seattle on February 15th and you can find their Rustler IPA, Rodeo Rye, North Fork Lager and Pistolero Porter at your local bottle shop. Now, joining that lineup is Payette’s Summer Seasonal, Fly Line. A Vienna style Lager, Fly Line arrives at Payette’s taproom in Boise on April 8th, and will appear soon after in cans across Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada.
I recently told you about Payette Brewing Company, out of Idaho, bringing their beers to Seattle (full Payette Brewing launch details/Seattle events at this link). Now, in a case of turnabout is fair play, Seattle’s popular Fremont Brewing Company is bringing their beers to Idaho beginning this coming Monday, February 15th.
Fremont has teamed up with Hayden Beverage Company for distribution across Idaho and has several launch events scheduled in various locations around the state between the 15th and the 17th.
Payette Brewing Company‘s founder Mike Francis has spent plenty of time in Seattle. A former industrial engineer for Boeing, Francis left the corporate life to work on his associate’s degree in Brewing Technology at the Siebel Institute in Chicago. After earning his degree, he spent some time brewing for Seattle’s Schooner Exact Brewing Company.
He left the Seattle area after working for Schooner Exact to head back to his home town of Boise, Idaho and in 2010 Payette Brewing was born. Now, Francis is ready to make his return to Seattle, when Payette beers debut here next month.