North 5th Brewing Company to Open Doors in December

The 1,100-square foot brewery is equipped with 20 taps

North 5th Brewing Company soon will be the first-ever brewery in North Las Vegas, with plans to open its doors sometime in December. It is located at 60 Mayflower Avenue in an industrial area near the longest running street in the city for which the brewery is named. The 7-barrel brewhouse holds four 7-bbl fermenters and two brite tanks, and with plenty of room to grow, it will eventually scale up to a 10-bbl system.

Successful Siblings Team Up

The new brewery is truly a family operation. Not only is the brewery owned by siblings Amanda and Matt Payan, but the brewers are brothers Patrick and Sam Tofte. The location came about as the third-generation North Las Vegas Payan family owns the 7,000-square-foot warehouse building, which they have used for their construction business since 1998. Matt, who is a home brewer, after visiting breweries in Denver four years ago, and noticing the spaces were smaller than his family’s warehouse, realized they could repurpose the building for a brewery and a plan began to materialize.

North 5th Brewing Company owners and brewers/ Photo Credit Dave Canela

Supportive City Officials

The new brewery’s opening was delayed by more than three years, initially by COVID and more recently by equipment shortages and shipping delays, but at long last the brewing apparatus is in place and after passing inspections the green light is now on for brewing.

Matt credits the city officials, including their Councilwoman Pamela Gownes-Brown and Mayor John Lee, with being very helpful with options for financing, expediting plans, supporting with their social media and being extremely communicative, getting back to them with answers to questions within a day of being asked.

Local Brewery Buddies Unite

Head Brewer Patrick Tofte first met owners Matt and Amanda during the three years he was working as Head Brewer at Banger Brewing in Downtown Las Vegas. He said, “Amanda and Matt are such awesome people and before I ever knew they were opening a brewery they were some of my favorite people that would come into Banger. When they explained to me their plan for the brewery it lined up with what I think a brewery should be and having this space we can grow into is exciting to be here from the very beginning.”

Patrick related that as is the norm in the Southern Nevada brewing industry, brewers from other existing local breweries, including Tenaya Creek Brewing Director of Operations Anthony Gibson, have been very helpful in guiding him in setting up the brewery and equipment, as they view North 5th as allies in promoting the local craft brewing industry more than as future competitors.

North 5th Brewing Company taps/ Photo Credit Dave Canela

Tap into Vegas-based Brews

The 1,100-square foot taproom accommodates up to 85 customers and is equipped with 20 taps, 12 of which will pour North 5th brews along with guest taps from other local breweries. As the majority of the customer base is expected to be workers in the area stopping in after a day’s hard work, Patrick is planning an American-style Hefeweizen for his first brew, followed by other easy drinking beers like “crushable lagers and approachable IPAs,” along with full bodied styles such as Imperial Stout.

The brewery is offering a membership program for purchase for repeat customers (with incentives such as one beer free each visit, 15 percent off your tab and special beers); and once open, plans to serve growlers and crowlers (cans filled and sealed on site) to go. Sign-up for the membership program and to receive updates on North 5th Brewing Company’s upcoming opening.

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