There’s a crane in the sky over McCall. And not of the sandhill variety.

Crews with Jordan-Wilcomb Construction are building out a new brewhouse for the popular Salmon River Brewery on Railroad Ave.

Right now, the brewing facility is located apart from the restaurant, just to the south on Colorado St. When the project is complete, everything will live together in two buildings near the lakefront.

The project broke ground in October and should be complete this summer. In addition to doubling beer-making, the building will sport a new rooftop deck with unobstructed Payette Lake views as well as an indoor tasting room and revamped patio. The building will also feature a grain silo, walk-in keg cooler and an indoor/outdoor bar.

A rendering of the new brewery as shown on a sign outside the current restaurant. Image via MDPI.

Salmon River Brewery is owned by Jennifer & Matt Hurlbutt of McCall according to filings with the Idaho Secretary of State. In 2014, Adolphus A. Busch IV purchased a minority stake in the business after he tried its signature Udaho Gold beer, the St. Louis Business Journal reported. Busch is a son of former Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch Jr. who built that conglomerate into the world’s largest beer maker between the 1940s and 1970s.

Busch is still listed as a partner in the business according to business filings.

Salmon River also recently launched a Sunday brunch menu and this week added back full 7-day-per-week food service after McCall’s labor crunch caused it to only sell alcohol on Tuesdays.

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