Payette Brewing Oktoberfest returns to the Boise, Idaho based brewery’s taps on August 5th.
The beer has been a part of Payette’s seasonal lineup for five years now. Back in 2016, the brewery launched this lager in cans for the first time.
Here’s our take on the classic Märzen Style Lager, for the original festival that celebrates beer – with beer. Our Oktoberfest goes well with sauerkraut, brauts and a pair of lederhosen. It has a rich body, smooth flavor and notes of sweet caramel malt that are like polka music to your mouth.
Payette Oktoberfest will be available in August in 12-ounce cans and draft. Additionally, the brewery will host their own Oktoberfest again September 20th.
Hops: Hallertau Mittlefruh
Malts: Acidulated, Munich, Pilsner, Vienna
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Aug-Sept.
Debut Cans: August 2016
Latest Return: 8/5/19
5.9% ABV, 10 IBUs
Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Style Lager was once a summer seasonal, now it’s year round.
The very sessionable golden lager is crisp and light, brewed with Crystal and Magnum hops,
Fly Line is a refreshing brew for those warm days in the coming months. At 5% ABV and 18 IBU’s, this sessionable golden lager goes down smooth while telling your friends about the one that got away.
We spent the morning doing some terrible fly fishing with this Idaho beauty. The vienna lager style is personal hot weather favorite of ours, sadly there aren’t too many around. Thanks to Payette, there is a new one on our list.
Payette Brewing Fly Line is available in 12-ounce cans and draft year-round in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada.
Style: Vienna Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
5% ABV , 18 IBUs
Payette Blood Orange Rustler, a spin on the brewery’s best selling Rustler IPA, joins their year-round lineup in June.
Fruited India pale ales have come extremely popular as the weather warms. Idaho based Payette Brewing chose blood orange to accentuate their year-round IPA.
“We have been playing around with Blood Orange Rustler for a few years now, it has been a fan favorite ever since the first time one of our brewers made a single keg of the beer. It is super exciting to finally add it to our canned beer line up and into people’s summer coolers!” – Payette founder, Mike Francis
Payette Blood Orange Rustler is brewed with Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus hops. Available year-round in the brewery’s small distribution area starting June 1st.
6.2% ABV, 65 IBUs
Payette Brewing (Boise, ID) is expanding distribution to Seattle, Washington in Mid-February, 2016. The brewery has signed a distribution agreement with The Odom Corporation.
The first beers to hit the state will be Rustler IPA, North Fork Lager, and Rodeo Rye Pale (Spring Seasonal).
“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.” Mike Francis, Payette founder.
Payette Brewing produces 40,000 barrels (1.2 million gallons) of beer annually.
Payette Brewing Twelve Gauge, the brewery’s highly touted barrel-aged beer, has made a 2015 return. This is the third time the brewery has released this beer.
Payette Brewing Twelve Gauge is an imperial stout aged in a mix of bourbon and whiskey barrels. (Wish we could tell you which ones, but lawyers, copyrights, etc.)
By our estimates, Idaho has less than 50 breweries in total. Around 10 of those are in Payette’s home of Boise. That leaves just a handful of Idaho born and brewed barrel-aged beers to be had. Folks in states filled with breweries like California, Illinois and Colorado are spoiled. Perhaps that’s why this beer is such a gem.
While Beer Street Journal isn’t in the business of rating beer, Payette Twelve Gauge imperial Stout was an exciting beer for us to try. Let’s face it, bourbon barrel aged anything gets our attention. Secondly, we don’t find ourselves in reach of beers from Idaho very often. Nice to see what land of potatoes and gemstones has to offer.
Twelve Gauge is a 22oz bottle offering, along with limited draft, released on around Black Friday each year.