Just in time to kick off 4th of July, our Red, White & Brew fest is happening July 2-8. We’re celebrating all things beer with tastings from seven local and regional brewers. Stop in to sample and discover unique brews from the some of the finest brewers close to home that are expanding and redefining the craft. May we tempt you even more? We’re offering 2O% off all beer July 2-4th. Find out more about our featured brewers and what our staff picked as summer favorites.
Close Ups of Our Local & Regional Craft Brewers Tasting Line Up
Grand Teton Brewing, Victor, Idaho
Brewing handcrafted beers at the base of the Tetons since 1988, Grand Teton Brewing is the original brewery of Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Sourcing high-quality ingredients from their “backyard” in Teton Valley, Idaho, the water they use is glacial run-off filtered over 3OO years by the granite and limestone of the mighty Teton Range. Their home turf allows easy access to premium barley and hops as the region grows the world’s best malting barley and is home to some of the finest hop farms in the world.
Melvin Brewing, Jackson, Wyoming
The heart of Melvin Brewing started beating in the small town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2OO9. With big ideas and even bigger barrels of hops, the brewer soon earned a faithful following and was named Great American Beer Festival’s Small Brew Pub of the Year in 2O15. The crew over at Melvin Brewing are beer lovers that specialize in IPAs, but they believe in crafting the best beer in any style including absolutely ridiculous IPAs, hoppy pale ales, imperial stouts and other craft beer styles.
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Denver, Colorado
Founded in Denver, Colorado nearly seven years ago as an artisan beer project, Crooked Stave’s progressive approach blends science and art with creativity and passion. The resulting creations, most of which use Brettanomyces yeasts and mature in oak, are beers of extraordinary complexity. One of their newest creations, Colorado WildSage, delivers a little bit of the high country they call home.
Declaration Brewing, Denver, Colorado
There’s an art to crafting superior beer, and that is what Declaration Brewing Company does best – balancing creativity and science to brew unique drafts. Based in Colorado, the heart of the craft movement, they’ve created over 70 unique beers in their two years, including ales, lagers, barrel aged and sours. Hosting Denver’s largest draft selection at a brewery, their Preamble Taproom features up to 40 beers at any time with weekly releases.
Upslope Brewing, Boulder, Colorado
Founded in 2008 in Boulder, Colorado, Upslope taps into Colorado’s active lifestyle by offering superior quality, hand-crafted ales and lagers in cans for the on-the-go beer enthusiast. Their lineup of quality craft beer tastes as good poured from a tap as does pulled out of a fishing vest.
Golden Road Brewing, Los Angeles, California
Golden Road Brewing was founded in 2O11 to bring fresh beer to the local market in the most sustainable way possible. Brewed and canned in Los Angeles, Golden Road’s year-round offerings include Wolf Pup Session IPA, Point the Way IPA, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Get Up Offa That Brown and Wolf Among Weeds IPA. Along with the core beers, Golden Road brewers are constantly experimenting with the freshest ingredients through a collection of rotating, seasonal and limited-edition brews.
Snake River Brewing, Jackson, Wyoming
Wyoming’s award-winningest and oldest brewery, Snake River Brewing which was founded in 1994, built its longevity and reputation by focusing on quality and substance. Today, the brewer offers a wide array of lagers and ales brewed onsite in a neighborhood pub in the heart of Jackson.
Our beer aisles are bubbling over with craft brews! To make it easier to decide on one or a few, here’s our Beverage Manager Mary Covert’s introduction to some of her favorite brews:
Pale Ale: There’s a tie here! One fav is Melvin Hubert MPA (Melvin’s Pale Ale). I like to refer to this beer as an IPA lover’s pale ale. Coming in a bit hoppier than most pale ales, it has touch of tropical notes that is enjoyable on a hot sunny day, as well as, during the colder winter months. Odell Brewing St. Lupulin is my other contender. The citrus notes shine through this lightly bitter pale ale.
India Pale Ale (IPA): Upslope Brewing Imperial IPA is my pick here, because it is uniquely balanced with flavors of pineapple and melon finishing with the central hop notes of citrus and pine. This is a big beer, coming in at 10% ABV. And it pairs well with fish tacos!
Wheat/ Weizen/ Witbier: Grand Teton Brewing Snarling Badger Berliner Weiss is the best. Distinct fruitiness of peach and apricot with light hints of citrus and a yeasty funk makes this one of my all time favorite beers.
Porter: Oskar Blues Brewing Death by Coconut (Winter Seasonal) is an English style porter with intense cacao flavors and popping coconut aromas with a surprisingly medium body and a nice sessionable feel to it. This beer is my go-to winter brew!
Stout: Big Sky Brewing Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout is complex and intense. This beer has flavors of dark chocolate and bourbon and is a very unique find.
Lager: Snake River Brewing Jenny Lake Lager. Hands down!
Oktoberfest: In my humble opinion, the best Oktoberfest style beer offered in the valley is Odell Brewing Oktoberfest. Beautifully balanced!
Pilsner: Lagunitas Brewing PILS Czech Style Pilsner is one of the first craft beers I fell in love with. Light and crisp, yet packed with tons of flavor.
Sour: Crooked Stave Petite Sour Peach is a wild ale aged in oak with Colorado peaches. New to our valley, I am beyond thrilled to have this line of beer on our store’s shelves. They are one of the top breweries producing sour beers and do an amazing job of executing this rising style of beer! Unsure of sour beer? We will be rotating through all of their lineup throughout summer on draft!