Cleaning Up at the US Open
David beat Goliath with a sling and a stone. Grand Teton Brewing Company did it with a small crew of passionate brewers. The US Open Beer Championships judged the best of the best in craft beer over the July 4th weekend. More than 1100 beers from around the world were tasted, critiqued and pitted against each other. Just to be recognized in this major event would have been an honor. After all, due to high demand and product allocations, we were only able to come up with eight samples for the competition. Many of the larger breweries entered 20 or more beers. After the smoke cleared, we found ourselves not only in the top ten, but standing tied 2nd overall! We tip our hats to Deschutes Brewery for their first place finish.
Of the eight beers we submitted, six won medals including four golds! Four out of five of our Signature Brews (year-round core line up 6-pack and draft beers) won medals.
We were among great comany too, coming in ahead of Boston Brewing Co. (Sam Adams), New Belgium and Full Sail who all finished immediately behind Grand Teton Brewing Company. Our four Gold Medals were the most awarded to any brewery in the competition.
Kettle Brewed Soda...with Style
Grand Teton Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of three new Kettle Brewed Sodas! A year ago we sought to create new soda flavors that would be as unique as the mountain habitat in which we live and work. Several thousand berries later, we've done it! Mountain Berry, Black Cherry, and Cream Soda are our new flavors. Together with our award-winning Root Beer, these four sodas are now the designated drivers of our new soda line. They are the "Honey, what about the kids?" and the "Yes, thanks, I'm the designated driver." These new flavors give tribute to those of you who know quality when you taste it and refuse to settle for less. Read more...
From Good People Come Good Things
One of our core beliefs is that "Good things come from people with good values and passion for where they are and what they do." Last month Emily Soderlund, Office Manager and one of our favorite team members, moved back to Minnesota to help a relative in need. We cannot imagine an act that epitomizes good values and passion more than this.
Emily brightened our days at Grand Teton Brewing Company for more than 5 years, during which time she was the heart and brains of our organization. Emily answered the phones and greeted visitors. She always knew everything that was going on at the brewery - who was on the road and where, who was on the bottling line, who was on the midnight shift, when that order shipped. She was the company historian, able to recall minute details from years before, and she managed our accounts receivable and payable - always with a smile. She treated customers and vendors as old friends - and many of them became true friends thanks to Emily's warmth and good humor. Read more...
Hey, Bartender. There's a Bug in My Beer!
Actually, there are several million. Yeasts, that is. This summer we completed our transition away from filtering any of our beers. That's why you might have noticed some haze or cloudiness in your favorite Grand Teton Brewing Company brews.
Unlike ours, the huge majority of beer sold in the U.S. is filtered and pasteurized. The yeast has been removed by filtration or centrifuge, and the beer is "cooked" to kill any microorganisms that might have gotten through the filter. That beer is, in fact, "dead" and declines in freshness and flavor from the moment it is put into the bottle. Read more...
Grand Teton Brewing Company's non-profit nights raised $2,072 in donations for the Fourth Annual Tin Cup Challenge. This helped meet their fundraising goal to increase the match fund by $50,000 over last year and receive an additional $50,000 from their anonymous Tin Cup donor. Learn more...
Wake Up Call Release Party
Come celebrate the release of our Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter at the brewpub Friday August 26th. Brewed with Caffe Ibis coffee (Logan, Utah) this Cellar Reserve beer has a distinct and robust coffee flavor that blends harmoniously with the roasted malts. We are pleased to announce that musical guests SNRG will be joining us for games, food and, of course, delicious brews. Festivities begin at 7 pm, hope to see you there! Learn more on Facebook Events...
Boise Beer Bus
Join your fellow beer lovers on an overnight trip to Grand Teton Brewing Company! Travel by bus from Boise, Idaho to Victor, Idaho and tour the brewery, brew your own beer and join in beer tasting seminars.
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2011 Calendar of Events
August 18 - tasting at New Brighton Liquor Barrel New Brighton MN
August 20 - Taste of Brews, Long Beach CA
August 20 - Stumptown Beer Revival, Guerneville CA
August 20 - Wyoming State Microbrew Competition, Saratoga WY
August 24 - Burger, Santa Cruz CA
August 27 - Hops in Humboldt, Arcata CA
August 27 - Sierra Brewfest, Grass Valley CA
August 28 - 3rd Annual Trump National Wine & Beer Festival, Rancho Palos
September 3 - Chili Cook-off, Kirkwood CA
September 7 - GTBC night at Mohawk Bend, Echo Park LA CA
September 10 - Wet Hop Festival at the Bistro, Hayward CA
September 10 - Soroptimist Brewfest, Healdsburg CA
September 10 - Salinas Valley BeerFest, Salinas CA
September 11 - Taste of Chico, Chico CA
September 12 - 44 Stone Beer Dinner, Columbia MO
September 13 - Grinders beer night Kansas City, MO
September 14 - Flying Saucer beer night, Kansas City, MO
September 15 - Lucas Liquor beer tasting, Kansas City MO
September 15 - GTBC night at The Shack, Sacramento CA
September 16 - GTBC night at The Davis Graduate, Davis CA
September 17 - California Brewer's Festival, Sacramento CA
September 17 - California Beer Festival, Ventura CA
September 19 - Beer night at Old Chicago Topeka, Kansas.
September 19 - GTBC night at Pete's Brass Rail, Danville CA
September 23 - Morris Dist. BCIS/CIMP kick-off Poker Tourney, Petaluma CA
September 24 - Santa Monica Beer Festival, Santa Monica Beach CA
September 29 - GTBC night at Harry's Hofbrau, San Jose CA
2011 Beer Release Schedule
The Grand Saison Farmhouse Ale (Cellar Reserve) - June 1st
Fest Bier Marzen Lager (Brewers' Series) - August 15th
Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter (Cellar Reserve) - September 1st
Black Cauldron Imperial Stout (Brewers' Series) - October 1st
Coming Home Holiday Ale 2011 (Cellar Reserve) - November 1st
Beer history... Let the Suds of Freedom Ring!
I'm sure everyone has at one time discussed or complained about politics after having a beer or two. On Dec 16th, 1773 a small group of colonists were drinking in a Boston pub and complaining about paying taxes to the British crown. As the beer flowed over an eight hour drinking session, tempers grew out of control. At this point beer logic took over. The small group of very drunk colonists decided to take off most of their clothes and paint themselves up like native Indians. Then they proceeded over to the harbor, boarded ships of the East India Company and began throwing barrels of tea overboard. This is how beer started the American Revolution.