Payette Brewing Company to Export Beer to Canada

Boise, ID – Payette Brewing Company announces expansion in distribution internationally beginning August 25th, 2017. The Boise, Idaho based brewery is working with Beerthirst, a distributor of fine craft beer in Canada. Payette is excited to send several of their core items, year-round and seasonal twelve-ounce cans and draft, as well as some specialty items in their twenty-two-ounce bottle series up north.

Payette CEO/Founder, Mike Francis, comments, “Working with Beerthirst in Canada has been a blast so far. They have been eager to get to know us and our beers, while simultaneously we have enjoyed learning more about their market. I attended Vancouver Craft Beer Week a few months ago, Western Canada’s largest craft beer celebration, where we poured Recoil IPA and North Fork Lager. It was awesome to see the craft beer culture in Canada, as it’s very similar to the US, and growing of course. It seemed like the perfect market to share some Payette beer. We’re excited about our first international venture!”

With the addition of Canada to Payette Brewing’s portfolio, they expect it to be a relationship that will continue to grow, with potential for additional international relationships. They are excited to see how the market responds to the brand.

Shipments will arrive in Canada this August, with a launch event on August 25th at Beer Revolution in Edmonton and a similar event to follow on August 26th at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Mike Francis from Payette will be there with several offerings including, Recoil IPA, Rodeo Citra Pale Ale, Barrel Aged Imperial Pistolero Porter and more. He is excited to get familiar with the people and the potential in Canada.

About Payette Brewing Company:

Founded in Boise, ID by Michael Francis in 2010, Payette Brewing Company is proud to be Idaho’s largest brewery. The brewery currently runs a 60-barrel brewing system and offers six year-round beers, seasonal releases, various beers their Another Round Small Batch Experimental Series and their rotating twenty-two-ounce bottle series. Beer fans are encouraged to follow Payette’s social media for the latest updates or visit www.PayetteBrewing.com.

Brewbound Job Board

The leading job board for the beer industry. Featuring hundreds of jobs from leading breweries and associated companies.

Brewbound Marketplace Listing

The Brewbound Marketplace features listings for equipment, services, and more. Post a listing today.

Brewbound's Database of Breweries

Brewbound's database of breweries includes thousands of breweries from around the world.


Beer Events Calendar

A public calendar of events that are happening in the beer industry

View calendar | Post Event
Brewbound Live Winter 2020

Santa Monica, CA ● Dec. 3+4, 2020

Early Registration Open
Brewbound Podcast

The Brewbound Podcast features interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes every Thursday.

Brewbound Job Board

A weekly live-streamed discussion series with beer industry leaders and watchers on the business adjustments being made during the COVID-19 crisis and the future of the industry.