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Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Grand Teton Brewing Co.Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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24 Beers
4,070 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

430 Old Jackson Hwy
Victor, Idaho, 83455-5500
United States
phone: (208) 538-0068

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @grandtetonbrew

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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 10
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3.18/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Dropped by on the afternoon on Monday, Feb. 17...

When we walked into the cramped taproom, we were greeted with an odd smell akin to a boys' locker room (feet, sweat, etc.). In addition, there was an employee lunch that took up almost the entire space. I unintentionally overhead the employees loudly talking trash about how "rude" the brewers are at Snake River -- which was extremely off-putting, especially as Snake River brews superior beer, in my opinion, and I've had nothing but good experiences with them.

There was only one bartender -- who was working her ass off, as there were many patrons sitting outside and ordering flights -- and it took us a while to receive service. When we did get her attention, she did an excellent job telling us about each beer and getting our flights ready without seeming irritated (which a bartender might be after pouring ten consecutive flights). Whoever you were, you were awesome!

Unfortunately, the beer was wildly hit-and-miss. The Barrel-Aged Splash Down was a stellar Belgian sour with refreshingly tart notes of green apple, and the 5'o Clock Shadow was a dense, tasty black lager with notes of burnt toast and almond. Unfortunately, the other beers didn't fair so well. The Sweetgrass APA was unbalanced and bitter without any notable flavors, and the imperial stout on nitro ... well, we described it as burnt Guinness in a dirty bathtub. Probably the worst stout I've ever tasted.

(However, I've had the bottles of the APA and it is very good, and I've heard excellent things about the Cauldroun imperial stout. But a taproom is where a brewery should theoretically pour the best version of their beers, so ... what gives?)

Overall, I'd like to think we caught Grand Teton on an off-day; perhaps their taproom is more welcoming in the busier summer months, and more effort is put into a quality product. But on this day, I came away feeling like Grand Teton is a distribution-first facility that doesn't stake their reputation on their taproom.

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Did a flight and beers were good but not great with exclusion of the stout which was exemplary. Tap room was nice, modern, but congested. Service was great, tour was interesting, no food present. Might stop back again if in area, but prefer other options in area.

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4.36/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of moshea
4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Atmosphere - There is a very small tasting room and gift shop in the front of the brewery, the real winner though is the view of the Tetons from the porch. I could not think of a better place to sit and have a beer.

Quality: Top notch, the brewery site is a half mile from glacial spring water, sprawling miles of barley are grown in the fields and farms around,the brewery and local Idaho hops are used. The beer in the tap room is about as fresh as you can get.

Service: I ordered one flight from a very friendly and knowledgeable bartender and Rob Mullins gave us an excellent tour of his brewing process.

Selection: Every beer on my flight was spot on to style. Sweetgrass APA and the Nitro Stout were the standouts

Food: None, but they do have free popcorn.

Value: Fairly priced, especially considering they are just over the mountain from high priced tourist places in Jackson Hole.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This was stop #35 for my wife and I on a 21-day pub-crawl from Michigan to N. CA and OR. We stopped here on a Wednesday evening to enjoy their beers and the view. We had heard about this place from friends, so we detoured about 100 miles to come here (and to Jackson Hole since it’s just across the mountain). The brewery is located in a pole barn structure that has a porch at one end that has a killer view of the mountains.

We ordered a sampler flight of 5 of the 10 that were on tap that day, and promptly grabbed a seat on the porch. It would have been nice to have samples of the rest of the beers but we had a mountainous drive ahead of us to get to our hotel. Each of the beers was very tasty and we rated all of them with a B or A grade. (This brewery’s overall beer score came out to be #2 out of the 41 breweries that we visited on our trip.) There is no food other than popcorn available here, so no points are in the review for that category. (There was a food truck parked there but it was not open for business, and we didn’t find out its hours of operation.)

We fell in love with the beer and the view, and definitely would detour from any reasonably close itinerary to come here again.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Very small tasting room at the brewery,friendly staff. Have all their beers there for sale as well as all their gear. Open from 11am to 9pm or so as of my last visit. Have a solid beer line up I rank 3.75 overall,just below outstanding. I am not a soda drinker but they also have an OUTSTANDING line of soda pop that they make as well as sell there. It is to dye for soda,the black cherry is just insanely good!!!!I have one one once and a while because it is so damn good! Free popcorn as well!

Photo of jera1350
4.05/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in on our way through the Tetons and Yellowstone. The place is very unassuming and is in a town of 2000. Not where you would expect to find great beer. Smaller taproom with about eight different brews on tap/cask. These guys are very underrated for their beers. I think all of them are very good and some of them are even better than that. They had bottles to go also that were very reasonably priced. Some glasses and openers for sale also. The guy working was very passionate about the area and his job. Very nice and helpful. Stop by if in the area.

Photo of dcloeren
4.09/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I went to Grand Teton Brewing Co. a week ago on our trip to Jackson, Wyoming and I have to say that I will be visiting again in the future.

The atmosphere was the only thing about the place that was just OK. The tasting room is quite small but I did dig the decor. They have a display case with all of their medals, the original bottles and a few other things worth looking around at. But there just wasn't really anything happening. No music or anything going on was probably the only reason I am giving this place a 3 in atmosphere. Other than that, I thought it was a cool spot.

The service was outstanding. I don't remember our bartenders name, but he was very engaging. Good conversation about the beer, some of the brewers came out and talked to us as well. They pulled a couple of bottles out of the back for me to buy that weren't displayed. I was definitely happy about that.

The quality and the selection were both great. They had 10 beers on tap including all of their flagships and a couple rotating ones. They had a few of their beers in the fridge and tons at room temp for sale as well.

No food, but they did have popcorn. A salty snack goes a long way when you are going through the taps.

I think that it might have been just because we got lucky and went on a Tuesday but they were offering a BOGO on half pints which was perfect for sampling. Half pints ran $1.50 so my $7 bar tab was pretty exciting when I received it.

Overall, if you are in the area it is a must do. Cheers!

Photo of DCon
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Coming here three times in a matter of two weeks, I had plenty of time to get used to hanging in the BrewPub of one of my Top 10 favorite breweries! Upon walking in, the brewery is a Light Tan colored warehouse with a White Brew Kettle on outside to distinguish itself from other businesses. No big signs or anything huge branding is on the place. A sign off of Highway 33 lets you know where to turn off. Lets go in and rate this place now!

An easy going tasting room is right in front of you when you walk in (and of course Ed) with a popcorn machine on your left. Help yourself! Awards outline the entire pub and there are two separate windows to see different parts of the brewing process. On the right is the mash tuns and boil kettles. On the left are the fermentation tanks. Great viewing! I took a tour the second time visiting the brewery and was very impressed! Their bottle line and work place was very organized and operated like a perfect brewery should. Don't forget to pet the cats hanging out!

They (Ed & Bartenders) served their beer in perfect glassware to each style and had an appropriate amount of head as well. Service couldn't be any better either. You could tell this was a tight-knit community around the brewery as everyone was friendly and approached me with invitations for another brew. They have a cool system for this as well. A chalkboard next to the merchandise has "TO" & "FROM" labeled at the top and you can buy a drink for anyone without being present. I have never seen this before.

Their selection was great! It also included their Idaho Pale Ale (which isn't offered in Missouri, Apricot Saison (Grand Saison brewed with Apricot, very limited), and a cask offering of their Snarling Badger Infused w/ LemonGrass & Orange (only brewed once). Awesome!

As far as price, you couldn't beat their brewpub specials! I've also never seen a Growler Refill price @ $7.50! Wow... Filled two of mine while I was there. Many of the breweries/brewpubs I've been to in the past year are a bit pricey instead of offering their beer for less and get more people enthused about their beer. Great job Grand Teton! Will be back MANY more times.

Photo of Scotchboy
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Grand Teton brewery, reviewed from my recent Boise Beer Bus experience.

Great place. My kind of atmosphere (although the taproom/tasting room is quite small for a group of our size), Grand Teton is located out in some beautiful country. In the tasting room there is nice old artwork and products from the brewery's past, outside there is some shaded tables and a horseshoe pit.

Service was great from start to finish, the one gal (I already forgot her name) that was serving all 28 of us was always nice and accommodating.

Quality of everything was really good, beer was excellent, good selection from the 10 or so taps, including a great draft root beer and an oaked Pursuit of Hoppiness on cask.

Pricing on everything seemed pretty fair to me. Overall a great experience, I'd like to make it back someday.

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Grand Teton Brewing Co. in Victor, ID
91 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.