Grab Payette’s New Hazy IPA and HIT THE TRAILS!


With the end of monsoon season in sight and hero dirt galore, it’s time to tune up those bikes and hit the trails before high desert heat takes over for the rest of summer. . . Just in time for us to release our new creation, Granny Gear Hazy IPA! Our latest delicious IPA is loaded with Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic hops, perfect and ready to crack open right after a solid ride. Recently named the Best Brewery in the 2019 Boise Weekly Best of Boise, Granny Gear will be dropping in the brewery Tap Room this Friday, May 31st!

When it came to brewing this beer we wanted it to reflect something tasty, easy going and well deserved. Inspired from the ease of pedaling in your granny gear to clean a technical feature or finish a brutal steep section, we knew a beer needed to satisfy that well deserved carbonated crave. Granny Gear Hazy IPA has taste and alcohol content best enjoyed on a tailgate or camp chair immediately after a solid trail climb.

As the locals know, Idaho has some of the best and most accessible single-track trails you can find. While you can crank out a nice marathon ride that includes the trail system at Bogus Basin and several of the trails between the ski area and downtown, we love to create new loops in the Boise Foothills which are easily accessible before and after work.


If you feel the need to ditch the after work crowd and get out of Boise, there are fun trails in the Owyhees at Wilson Creek. Depending on which trails you hit, be prepared to get wet and weave your way through large herds of cattle. Makes the ride have some unexpected additional thrills!


The crews over at SWIMBA and Ridge to Rivers constantly do an unbelievable job building and maintaining trails in the foothills for Boiseans to enjoy. Now that our ski boots are packed away for a twelve-month slumber, we’re (patiently) waiting for snow to melt and dirt to pack out at higher elevations. Places like McCall, Sun Valley, The Sawtooth Mountains in Stanley, and the Teton Valley have become some of our favorite places to ride.

No need to burn yourself out over the summer! Along with elevation variations, beautiful seasons and fun trail systems, mountain biking can be enjoyed year-round. It’s one of our favorite things to do to relieve stress and enjoy the outdoors! We encourage you to get out there and enjoy some two wheeled fun and bring some new Payette brews along for the ride!