featured breweries: grand teton brewing
Clubs of America | Oct 23, 2012
At the base of the Tetons, Grand Teton Brewing is committed to crafting only the highest quality ales and lagers, monitoring every point in the brewing, packaging and shipping processes to ensure they deliver only the best. They proudly say that Teton Valley, Idaho is the best place on earth to craft beer – where glacial run-off water is filtered over centuries by Teton granite and limestone before surfacing near their brewery. The Teton Valley grows the world’s best malting barley, and Southern Idaho boasts some of the finest hop farms in the world. Grand Teton Brewing is proud of their product, and your Beer of the Month Club is proud to offer it to you.
Founded in 1988 as Otto Brothers Brewing by the Otto brothers, it was the first “modern micro” brewery in Wyoming. The German-Austrian brothers then secured the first malt beverage manufacturers’ permit issued in the state in 35 years.
In 1989 they discovered an antique European lidded tin pail known as a growler, and reintroduced it in a modern 64-ounce glass jug version. Today, environmentally-friendly growlers are found nationwide. In 2000, the name was changed to Grand Teton Brewing, and under new ownership the brewery evolved into a state-of-the-art facility, while keeping the passion for perfection intact.
Sweetgrass American Pale Ale is crisp and fragrant, double-hopped with Bravo. An American PA of distinction, it brought home the Gold from the Great American Beer Fest.
Unfiltered light golden Bavarian-style Hefeweizen, Howling Wolf Weisse Bier is made with hearty wheat. Subtle in flavor and aroma, it is gently hopped to balance the malt sweetness.
Featured Beer from Grand Teton Brewery:
Sweetgrass American Pale Ale and Howling Wolf Weisse Bier
PALE ALE – Grand Teton Brewery’s Sweetgrass American PA – A noteworthy ale, this PA is crisp and assertive. Britain’s classic beer style, this top fermented brew should be paired with any bold, flavorful food to complement its citrus-like, resinous spiciness.
HEFEWEIZEN – Grand Teton Brewery’s Howling Wolf Weisse Bier – “Weisse” means “wheat” in German, and the term is used for wheat beers (ales, top-fermented) that are from 20% to 60% wheat. A refreshing subtle fruit and spice drink, it’s sometimes served with a lemon wedge before dinner with grapes or creamy cheese. Great with grilled chicken and salads, or as a light-bodied session beer any time.