Grand Teton Brewing 25th Anniversary Party – June 29, 2013
VICTOR, ID – Join Grand Teton Brewing for a community-wide party on Saturday, June 29th at the brewery from 6 to 10 PM as they thank patrons, businesses, press and distributors for helping their business grow. Nine special barrel-aged beers will take center stage in the pub. Food and beer pairings will be available along with live music, brewery tours, yard games and door prizes.
Featured Barrel-Aged Beers on Tap
Barrel-Aged Grand Saison • Barrel-Aged Snarling Badger • Barrel-Aged Coming Home • Barrel-Aged Wake-Up Call • Sour Barrel-Aged Grand Saison • Wild Bitch Creek • plus more one of a kind beers!
Grand Teton Brewing, the first modern “micro” brewery in the state of Wyoming, was founded in 1988 by Charlie and Ernie Otto as Otto Brothers’ Brewing Company. A year later, the small brewhouse secured their malt beverage manufacturer’s permit, Wyoming’s first permit issued in 35 years. Soon after, the brewery’s flagship amber “Teton Ale” was presented to local draught establishments.
Charlie Otto is credited with introducing the modern, 64-ounce glass jug growler in 1989. Breweries now sell “Growlers” nationwide.
With demand rising, ground was broken for a new brewery at the base of Teton Pass in Victor, Idaho during the spring of 1998. The proximity to locally-grown barley and Northwest hops, as well as nearby Teton glacier water, made for an excellent location.
In the fall of 2000, the brewery’s name was changed to Grand Teton Brewing to portray a more regional and recognizable marketing approach, while still maintaining a proud history and tradition.
In April of 2009 Charlie sold the brewery to Steve and Ellen Furbacher. Since then, the Furbacher’s have made significant changes to grow production from 4,900 barrels to 10,000 barrels.
Grand Teton Brewing was founded in 1988 as the first modern “micro” brewery in the state of Wyoming. Their premium microbrews include the 13x gold-medal-winning Bitch Creek ESB, the 2009 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner (American Pale Ale) Sweetgrass APA and the favorites of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks; Old Faithful Ale (pale golden), Howling Wolf Weisse Bier (hefeweizen) and Teton Ale (amber). From their production facility in Victor, Idaho, Grand Teton Brewing beers are handcrafted from only the finest ingredients, including locally-grown grains and pure Teton mountain spring water. Grand Teton Brewing is a green company utilizing environmentally conscious and sustainable practices whenever possible. Grand Teton Brewing is also the inventor of the modern glass growler, which is estimated to save a significant number of bottles and cans from entering the waste stream every year. Discriminating beer drinkers can find their favorite Grand Teton Brewing brews on tap and in bottles throughout California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.