Brewing beer in Teton Valley, ID: the best place on earth to craft beer
Cellar Reserve Series:
Black Cauldron Imperial Stout
There are few styles of beer more flavorful than Imperial Stout. Our thick, rich version is brewed with plenty of caramel and roasted malts and subtly spiced with Cascade and Super Galena hops. We accentuate the natural smokiness of the brew by adding a small amount of beechwood-smoked malt. At 22.5º starting gravity and 9.5% alcohol by volume, this beer boasts flavors of chocolate and coffee, along with raisins and dried fruit soaked in sherry.
Black Cauldron is a strong ale best enjoyed in moderation. Try pairing it with full-flavored grilled or roasted meats. Rich desserts like chocolate cake, truffles, fruit tarts, caramel flan or creme brulee are all excellent matches.
Black Cauldron Imperial Stout will be available August 15 in 1/2 and 1/6 barrel kegs and bottle conditioned 750mL cases.
2015 Summer Music Festivals
Grand Teton Brewing was excited to be part of yet another amazing year of music in the Tetons. 2015 marked the 11th Annual Targhee Fest and 28th Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival. We have been partnering with Grand Targhee for 10 years to pour our delicious craft beers during these two weekends filled with music.
Grand Teton Brewing Summer Intern Program
For three months this summer, Grand Teton Brewing has had the pleasure of working with Ryan Bachus, a 5th year engineering candidate from the Maine Maritime Academy in Farmington, Maine. Ryan’s last credit for his degree is a 90-Day, Co-op Internship on Land with Grand Teton Brewing. He is the fourth summer intern employed by Grand Teton Brewing in the last five years.
Ryan spent his entire summer working on a project to re-design the hot water system in the brewery. Ryan was tasked by Steve Furbacher, brewery CEO, and Ron Paradis, head brewery engineer, to design a system of piping, equipment and controls to maximize use of recovered waste heat and other passive heat sources to improve the brewery’s hot water supply and to replace the diesel oil currently used for building heat. He explored federal and state grant funding for the project. Ryan stated that he learned so much with this internship, especially how to communicate with other professionals. At one point, he had the opportunity to consult with Quantum Group Engineering in Idaho Falls for additional design ideas. Ryan has his 3rd Assistant Engineer Coast Guard License allowing him to ship out as well as his F.E. Certificate allowing his ongoing education to become a Professional Engineer.
Ryan has spent the last 14 years in Wilton, Maine with his mother and two brothers. He applied to the military division of the Maine Maritime Academy because he wanted to be an engineer and a high school teacher recommended him for the program. Required by the U.S. Government and regulated by the school, the students wear four different uniforms depending on the season, march to class, and develop privileges in their years at the academy. Ryan stated, “Maine Maritime disciplines you for the future and plays a role in establishing goals.” Ron Paradis, also a graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy, praised Ryan’s work ethic. “Ryan met and exceeded all of our expectations this summer. He is self motivated, a hard worker and has a natural inquisitiveness which made him a perfect candidate for this internship.”
Ryan enjoyed many activities in Teton Valley, including hiking to the tops of local mountains and visiting Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. “I’ve never lived in an area so open,” he stated. He enjoyed getting to know the brewery employees, learning about the different production jobs in the brewery, and helping with the Targhee Music Festival and the Bluegrass Festival.
Ryan is a very personable young man and will do well in his engineering career. We wish him well as he pursues his goal of working on a commercial ship and traveling the world. Thank you Ryan for a job well done at Grand Teton Brewing!
We will participate in the Great American Beer Festival in Denver again this year. We have entered an exciting lineup of beers in this prestigious annual competition. If you are also attending the GABF, we hope you will take the opportunity to stop by our Grand Teton Brewing booth in the new "Meet The Brewer" area. We will be pouring samples of most of the beers we have entered in the competition and will have brewery staff, including several of our Brewers available to talk with you.