Payette Brewing Expands Distribution to Seattle


Boise, ID – Payette Brewing is adding Seattle to its distribution footprint beginning mid-February with Rustler IPA, North Fork Lager, and Rodeo Rye Pale (Spring Seasonal). Payette was the first Idaho brewery to can beer and it excited to bring their products in draft and canned form to more consumers in the Northwest with The Odom Corporation.

Founder Mike Francis’s brewery dreams first started in Seattle. The UW alum and former Boeing engineer has grown his post-it note brewery into Idaho’s largest brewery after moving back to Idaho and launching distribution into Seattle is a huge milestone for Payette.

“I brewed my first batch of homebrew in my Ravenna apartment almost 10 years ago. My time living in Seattle and experiencing the amazing craft beer scene inspired me to attend brewing school and want to open a brewery. Being able to share Payette beer throughout Seattle is something I’ve been looking forward to since the day I moved back to Boise.” says Francis.

A couple months shy of their fifth anniversary, Payette Brewing is available in five northwest states and looking to expand to additional markets upon completion of its second production facility in Boise, ID. Payette’s River Street brewery is expected to be up and running early April with an initial production capacity of 40,000 barrels annually.  

About Payette Brewing Company:

Founded in Boise, ID by Mike Francis in 2010, Payette Brewing Company produces four year round beers; Rustler IPA, Payette Pale, Mutton Buster Brown and North Fork Lager as well as seasonal releases and single batch specials in the “Ales of No Return” series.  Payette Brewing Co. wanted to be able to take beer wherever adventure took them so in June 2012, Payette Pale and Mutton Buster Brown were the first Idaho beers to be available in cans.