Victor’s Grand Teton Brewing Company continues to grow and increase production each year
Grand Teton Brewing, known throughout the West for exceptional craft brews, announced the release of Ale 208 Session Ale last week.
Ale 208 is the newest release in Grand Teton Brewing’s Signature Beer Series. Ale 208 is brewed to be Idaho’s session ale – it’s brewed with 100 percent Idaho-grown grain, hops and pure Idaho spring water. The package imagery is inspired by and pays tribute to Idaho’s rich agricultural heritage and diversity.
“As broad and far reaching as this state is, we are all still Idaho,” said Steve Furbacher, president, CEO and Owner of Grand Teton Brewing Company. “We at Grand Teton Brewing are proud of the product we produce. We strive to bring you some of the best beer you can find.”
Founded in 1988 by Charlie Otto as the first modern “micro” brewery in the state of Wyoming, Grand Teton Brewing Company currently calls Victor, Idaho home. The company is housed in an 11,000 square-foot building that includes production and packaging facilities, walk-in cold storage and warm conditioning as well as a pub, which serves as both a tasting room and retail shop.
The brewery was bought by Steve and Ellen Furbacher in April 2009. Since then, the Furbachers have made significant changes to the brewery – adding much needed brewing equipment, fixing the bottling line and growing local events. Production has more than doubled, and California has gone from a tiny share to Grand Teton Brewing’s largest market – with overall production growing from 4,900 barrels to 10,000 barrels annually.
The Grand Teton facility houses a 30-barrel brew house where all beers are brewed, along with 970 barrels of fermenting tanks in the cellar, allowing for both ale and lager production. Grand Teton bottles and packages all beer in-house and recently upgraded its 1920s and 1950s labeler and filler for much newer equipment.
Additionally, Grand Teton Brewing makes it a priority to remain environmentally friendly, utilizing environmentally conscious and sustainable practices whenever possible. Grand Teton Brewing also is 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.
To learn more about Grand Teton Brewing Company, visit www.grandtetonbrewing.com