Sawtooth Brewery is growing again! We announced a major expansion tonight at our 4th Anniversary Party and are excited to share some more of the details. The expansion involves opening a full service restaurant in downtown Ketchum and a production brewery with tap room in Hailey. This will allow for better enjoyment of our beers at our sites, allow for greater distribution, and beginning to can our beer.
Sawtooth Brewery Public House, the new restaurant, will be at 291 6th Street North at 6th and Main in Downtown Ketchum. The counter service restaurant will have 1,200 sf of seating with an outside deck and a full service kitchen serving high quality pub food. The focus will be on pairing Sawtooth Brewery beers with appetizers, burgers, bratwurst, salads, and desserts. There will be 21 taps including Sawtooth Brewery beers, Cider, Kombucha, and cask beers. Guests will also be able to fill growlers, Crowlers, and buy bottled and canned beers along with other merchandise. The restaurant will open this winter. The current tap room will close when the Public House opens.
Sawtooth Brewery will move their production to 110 North River Street in Hailey. The 8,100 sf brewery will have a 15 bbl brewery and an initial capacity of 2,250 bbls per year. This facility will also have an on-site tap room serving beer to the public year-round! The new facility will also enable to Sawtooth Brewery to begin canning their beers for distribution. The brewing facility should be complete in late spring 2016.
The changes to Sawtooth Brewery will be dramatic and fast. The brewery will grow from 3 full time and 4 part time staff to 7 full time staff plus 12 full time equivalent part time staff! With the new facility, Sawtooth Brewery will begin distribution to North Idaho with Centennial Distributing and are exploring more states to distribute their beer. Recently, Sawtooth Brewery hired a part time sales rep in the Boise market in October and launched 22 ounce bottled beer in Southern Idaho Albertsons and the Boise Costco.
Sawtooth Brewery will begin hiring immediately! Employment information can be found at www.sawtoothbrewery.com/contact/jobs. We are looking to hire a Full Time Chef, Full Time Marketing Director, and Part time Bartenders and Line Cooks.
Thank you for your support and helping make Beers from the Heart of Idaho possible, cheers!