Business Spotlight: Milner’s Gate – Idaho Craft Brewery


In the early 1900s, the Magic Valley started to bloom in large part thanks to a visionary man named Stanley Milner. He financed the construction of the Milner Dam and the Twin Falls canal system, bringing water to the high desert of Idaho.

In 2018, Tom Nickel had the vision to bolster the Twin Falls downtown revitalization by designing a brewery and restaurant in the historical building located on Shoshone and Second Street. Over the years, this building has housed the Elks Lodge, the public library, and the Historical Ballroom. The brewery and restaurant that Tom Nickel created is Milner’s Gate – Idaho Craft Brewery, named after Stanley Milner.


Milner’s Gate is a 10-barrel brewing facility with the largest of the stainless steel and copper tanks on the basement floor extending to the main floor to create a one-of-a-kind view in the dining area. The business features a full bar and currently offers 11 exclusive craft beers. Its culinary team has curated a large menu with creative interpretations of classic American and bistro fare to appeal to a wide range of palettes.

In addition to its dine-in service, Milner’s Gate and its sister restaurant Elevation 486 provide catering and host corporate gatherings and weddings. Both restaurants rely heavily on PMT Internet to run their point-of-sale systems and provide Wi-Fi for groups using their conference and meeting rooms.


“One of the easiest decisions we made during the year-long process of renovating an old historical building was getting our Internet services through PMT. We use PMT Internet for everything. All of our programs run on it. And we’ve never had our Internet go down or cause problems so we couldn’t ring stuff in, process credit cards, etc. That’s pretty remarkable. Plus, fast and efficient fiber services are only the tip of the iceberg as far as what you get when you partner with PMT. They are some of the most professional, hard-working, and friendly team of people you will ever encounter. Their commitment to our community is truly remarkable,” states Malan Erke, Marketing & Events Manager.


PMT is grateful for visionaries who found a way to distribute water throughout the valley, and to those that continue to look forward and spread magic to the place we call home.