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Cary Prewitt

Western Collective Beer
Cary Prewitt, founder of Western Collective, didn’t expect to end up in Boise, Idaho. The former Texan moved here last July to build a new home for his beer in Boise’s wild brewing frontier.

Prewitt first formed the idea for Western Collective while working in Texas on his American style lager, Guns & Oil. With Guns & Oil, Prewitt created a beer intended to draw people into craft beer. But due to Texas market conditions at the time, Prewitt was unable to bring people into a physical tap room and educate them on the finer elements of beer.

“I always wanted to do something more, and the mission was always to have our own facility,” Prewitt said. While distributing Guns & Oil to seven states (Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, and Idaho), the idea to have a brewery based on his passion for beer and local community inclusivity became a calling. After looking at the market conditions of each state he distributed to, the Treasure Valley became a natural fit.

According to Prewitt, Western Collective is built on the values of the American West: adventure, risk taking, uniqueness, and dynamic. “I’ve always been fascinated by the American West,” Prewitt said, “The name [Western Collective] encapsulates the spirit and drive of the West, and that’s what we’re trying to embody throughout our beer.”

via Greenbelt Magazine