Friday, August 19, 2016


by Bob Hubler

Mother Earth is in production and  will start canning their beer on Wednesday, August 24th.  Mother Earth becomes Idaho's 53rd Active Brewery (List of Idaho Breweries) and the 19th Brewery in Treasure Valley (

Mother Earth  Webpage                            Mother Earth Nampa Facebook

Front Gate from the Street

Entrance to Mother Earth Brew Nampa

Chris Baker brewing a new batch
I got to tour the new Mother Earth Brew Co. Nampa facility on Thursday.  Head Brewer Chris Baker gave me a tour of their 40 BBL high tech automated brewing system.  They built the brew system using the latest technology which allows very quick turn around between batches.

Chris Baker comes to Nampa from Kansas via California.  He grew up in Kansas where he became a huge Jayhawk fan, the went to California where he graduated from Cal Poly SLO. Chris worked for Stone Brewing in San Diego before joining Mother Earth at their Vista Brewery.  Chris was a brewer at Mother Earth for three years before moving to Idaho.

Below are pictures of the Brew Kettle, Mash Tuns, Fermenters, Filters and Centrifuge.
The Line Up
Mash Tun
Dan Love gave me a tour of the rest of the facility, including the area that will be the Tap Room.  It will be a little adventurous to find the Entrance to the Tap Room, but there will be plenty of signs with arrows. Mother Earth plans to open the Tap Room by the end of September.
This will be the way to the Entrance of the Tap Room

The Brewery Building is huge with a lot of room for future growth. The picture below shows only half the space as a second adjoining building the same size connects on the south side of this one.

Empty Cans and Kegs waiting to be filled

This is the canning line - Wild Goose State of the Art High Speed Canning line capable of filling 40 cans per minute of delicious Mother Earth beer.

Canning Line

Mother Earth's Nampa brewery is located at the End of Madison Avenue (you may find it a little tricky to find).  Take Exit 36 (Franklin) then immediately turn right on 3rd Avenue North. Travel .5 miles, where you will turn right on 8th Street North.  This street curves slightly to the north and becomes Madison Avenue.  Travel about 1/3 of a mile and turn into the parking lot surrounded by a tall wire fence topped with razor wire.

There is currently very little signage, but they are not yet ready for guests.  Dan assures me that there will be big  signs when the Tap room opens.

Google Map with Directions
Link to Mother Earth Comes to Nampa story


  1. I see the grain tower every day on the way home from work.. giddy at the fact there will be a yummy beer on tap.. on the way home

  2. Thanks for the update Bob, looking forward to my first Tap Room visit!