Press Release

Seasons change and so do our taste buds. In this case, with something completely new to Payette Brewing and an exciting transition to their seasonal rotation. January 2017, Payette Brewing Company released a new Seasonal, High Side American Wheat Ale, in six-packs, twelve-packs and on tap for a limited time.

Adventure seekers and beer drinkers alike can appreciate a well-rounded refreshing beer, especially when conveniently available in twelve-ounce cans. Crystal and Sorachi Ace hops complement the malted wheat backbone giving this American Wheat Ale a splash of flavor! High Side is crisp and refreshing, making it sessionable for any on, off and sometimes in river adventure.

Payette brewer, Darrin Goodrich, has been eager to make a wheat beer and comments, “Through my several years at Payette, it is something we’ve never really done and I knew it would be a great addition to our lineup. I mean, who doesn’t love a flavorful and refreshing beer? Wheat beers have awesome characteristics and High Side is nothing short of that.”

High Side is loaded with malted white wheat, but the addition of Pale and Pilsner malts give it well-rounded flavor. High Side is lower on the IBU, landing at 25, but the hop profile is perfect. At 5.3% ABV, it’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy a few fresh off the tap or on any outdoor excursions.

High Side Wheat is now available on draft and in twelve ounce canned six-packs and twelve-packs at Payette Brewing, select bars, restaurants and retail stores in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and Nevada January through March.

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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 in the Ales of No Return series and limited bottle series. Payette opened their second production facility in Downtown Boise in June of 2016. Beer fans are encouraged to follow Payette's social media for the latest updates or visit