Best Brewery 2018

Payette Brewing

It's hard to fathom that Payette Brewing has only been around since 2010. Founder Mike Francis said, "We stick to our guns and venture down the road less traveled to make the best beer in the west." It's no wonder that when a delegation from Lexington, Kentucky, recently visited Boise to see what's so special about the City of Trees, they got some face time with Francis. He told them the local atmosphere helps him sell his beer "because Idaho is so cool." Clearly, Idaho—or at least Boise—thinks he's pretty cool, too.

2nd Place: Sockeye Brewing,

3rd Place: Barbarian Brewing,

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