Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grand Teton Brewing Co. wins at the USBTC!

In its 20th year, Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional microbrews, has won again with their legendary Bitch Creek ESB. The 2008 summer results for the United States Beer Tasting Championships are in and Bitch Creek ESB was announced as their overall Grand Champion in the Bitter/ESB category.

Bitch Creek ESB was also recognized as the Best of the Northwest/Pacific in the same category. Grand Teton Brewing’s XX Mountainberry Double Wheat Ale was recognized as Best of the Northwest/Pacific for the Fruit Beer category. XX Mountainberry was the 2008 summer release from Grand Teton Brewing’s renowned Cellar Reserve series.

Over the last few years, Bitch Creek ESB has become dominant at the highest level of beer competitions. This year alone, it has been awarded and recognized at the World Beer Cup, North American Brewers Awards and the most prestigious Great American Beer Festival. To win consistently at this level requires a truly superior brew.

Bitch Creek ESB perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full-bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the creek for which it’s named, Bitch Creek ESB is complex, full of character and not for the timid.

The success of Bitch Creek has not gone unnoticed. Record numbers of beer drinkers have been calling, visiting and emailing the brewery wanting more distribution. Many have gotten their wish fulfilled this year! This summer alone Grand Teton Brewing Co. has added distributors in New York, Idaho, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Missouri and Kansas. Grand Teton Brewing has even released a Double Bitch Creek in its renowned Cellar Reserve Series of beers.

Celebrating 20 years this year, Grand Teton Brewing Company was founded in 1988 as the first modern “micro” brewery in the state of Wyoming. Today, founder Charlie Otto and his company are in the top 100 craft breweries in North America. Premium microbrews include the award-winning Bitch Creek ESB, Sweetgrass IPA, Workhorse Wheat and the favorites of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Old Faithful Ale (pale golden), Au Naturale (organic blonde ale) and Teton Ale (amber). From their production facility in Victor, Idaho, Grand Teton Brewing Company beers are hand-crafted from only the finest ingredients, including locally-grown grains and pure Teton mountain spring water. GTBC is a green company utilizing bio-diesel and feeding local farmer’s cattle with spent grain from the brew kettle. Discriminating beer drinkers can find their favorite GTBC brews on tap and in bottles throughout Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Washington and Oregon, with limited distribution in New York and Minnesota!

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