Monday, October 26, 2015


My wife and I went to the Official Press Conference and Event to Welcome the folks at Mother Earth Brew Co. to Nampa. Those that attended the event were rewarded with free beer from Mother Earth along with free beer pint glasses and free shirts with the new Mother Earth  Nampa Railroad Logo.

Jana Jones, Director of the Economic Development Services started the press conference by reading a statement from Governor Otter welcoming Mother Earth Brew Co. to Idaho.  Then Bob Henry, the Mayor of Nampa, Idaho talked about all the jobs that Mother Earth will bring to Nampa and Canyon County.   Finally Jana introduced Daniel Love, co-founder and general manager of Mother Earth Brew Co. to the enthusiastic crowd composed the local craft beer fans.

Daniel  Love Talks to the Crowd at Wall Street Nampa next to Prefunk Nampa in the above photo:  Click Here to hear the six minute talk.  Dan explains the origins of Mother Earth and how Mother Earth came to Nampa, Idaho. I found it very interesting that Mother Earth has many ties to Stone Brewing.

Daniel Love Meets Mike Francis, Owner and Operator of Payette Brewing Company in the photos below:

Mother Earth and Payette will be the Two Largest Breweries in the State of Idaho by the end of 2016.

It looks like the new Nampa location will be ready in February to start construction and most of their major brewing equipment should be ready to ship in March.  They are hoping to start production in June 2016 with their tap room opening shortly thereafter.

Kamron Khannakhjavani and Mike Westley from Mother Earth also accompanied Dan to the Event.  After the event was over and most of the crowd had left,  Dan mentioned that he would like to meet Jerry Fergusson, the owner of the Crescent Brewery.  So Stacy Connelly (Boise Beer Buddies), Dan, Mike, Kamron, and my wife and I all walked down to the Crescent Brewery just three blocks down the street.

The Mother Earth guys got to meet Jerry and tour the Crescent Brewery and sample some of the Crescent Brewery's finest beers.  It is very important to Dan to become part of the Idaho Craft Beer Community and work with all his fellow brewers in the area.

On the walk back to Prefunk, Daniel Love talked about the "lack of a Local Beer Culture in Idaho comment." The comment was actually from Brandon Hernandez, a writer for a local beer magazine in San Diego.  In an article that he wrote about Mother Earth opening a Nampa plant, he  wrote "At first, it may seem a bit of an odd choice, constructing a second production facility so far from home, and in a part of the country that lacks a defined craft beer culture."  Dan said that he and those at Mother Earth who planned the Nampa Brewery are very aware of Idaho's current and growing Craft Beer Culture.

After meeting Dan, Kamron, and Mike; I know these guys will be a perfect fit for our Idaho Craft Beer Culture.

 Click Here to hear the six minute talk by Daniel Love.

Check out the Nampa Logo for Mother Earth Brew Co. below:

Logo is a photo from the shirt.

Another Story about the History of Mother Earth

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


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Exciting News about a new Brewery coming  to Nampa, Idaho.

Mother Earth Brew Co.located in Vista, California will be building their second production brewery in Nampa, Idaho at the old Rogers Seed location 1428 Madison Street shown below:

MEBC will be the second Brewing Company to add an Idaho location.  Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing located their second brewpub in Boise two years ago.  10  Barrel knocked down the barriers to other brewing companies moving to Idaho by working hard to change the laws prohibiting breweries from other states adding Idaho locations.

This will be a four vessel, 40 beer barrel production brewery with a tap room and company offices located in a 40,000 square feet facility.  The Nampa brewery will be larger than their Vista Brewery increasing their total capacity to over 100,000 beer barrels per year with plans to ship their beer throughout the Northwest.

About their beers:  Sin Tax Peanut Butter Stout is one of their more unique beers. This Beer won the Gold Medal for Specialty Beer at the San Diego International Beer Festival.
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Hop Diggity Double IPA is another award winning beer.  Winning Silver and Bronze Medals.

Their other beers can be found on their website listed below.

One of the cool things about this brew company is that they have maintained  close ties with the Home brewing Community offering hands-on brewing classes on a 10 gallon system and selling home brewing equipment and supplies at their Vista location.  I hope they will also do this at their new Nampa location.

This will be fourth Brewery with a planned opening in Idaho in 2016.  See complete list here:  List of Idaho Breweries.  Idaho will have 54 breweries in operation when these four breweries open for business.  That will give Idaho one brewery for every 30,000 people.  This will be the second Brewery in Nampa joining the Crescent Brewery Downtown Nampa.

City of Nampa reports a welcome event/tasting Oct 23rd 3-4:30pm in Wall Street, Downtown Nampa. Hayden will be their distributor and ME beer should hit Idaho shelves this month.  Thanks to Troy Oppie for this tip.

Link  to the Opening Nampa Brewery Article

Mother  Earth Brew Co. Website

Mother Earth Brew Tap House Facebook

Mother Earth Facebook

Boise Valley Economic Partnership Story

P.S.  There is another Mother Earth Brewing Company.   It is in Mother Earth Brewing LLC located in North Carolina!!!!!