Updated May 24, 3:30 p.m.
According to Payette Brewing Graphic Design and Marketing Manager Paige Coyle, the new Payette Brewing taproom had been serving beer during two soft opening weekends in April and early May using catering permits.
Coyle said the taproom's open hours were to give patrons and media "a taste" of what the 20-tap taproom will be like in advance of its permanent opening, though she and others at Payette had hoped to receive a beer and wine license sooner.
"It's just taking longer than we thought it would," she said.
Original Story May 24, 1:15 p.m.
Payette Brewing Company has hit a snag at its new brewing facility and taproom
near downtown Boise.
Earlier this week, the taproom shut its doors despite its soft opening on April 29. The reason: The taproom had been operating with a temporary beer and wine permit in place. The permit lapsed before Payette could secure a permanent license.
"We kind of jumped the gun a little bit with the soft open," said Payette Brewing graphic design and marketing manager Paige Coyle.
Coyle said securing a permanent license is in the works, and the 20-tap taproom is expected to reopen in the first week of June.