Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Grand Teton Brewing Co.Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Grand Teton Brewing Co.Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

430 Old Jackson Hwy
Victor, Idaho, 83455-5500
United States

(208) 538-0068 | map

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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this was a bucket list brewery for me, a place i have always had in my head, been aware of, admired from a beer standpoint, a marketing perspective, and really truly believed in. as a kind growing up in other places than the mountain west, these guys sort of had an aura about them, really cool labels, old school style beers but with modern flavors, always high end, always thoughtful, and i just felt romantic and nostalgic about them from the beginning. it was awesome to finally check it out, what a humble place. sure they can turn out a lot of beer from here, but its basically a warehouse structure on a lot in a small town. sure it has views of the mountains its named after, sure its become a little more ritzy out this way over the years, sure its evolved, but its relatively humble for what i had in my head, you know, the monastery oak doors or something you likely see at sierra nevada or something. this is just a square tin roofed building with a gravel parking lot and some tumbleweeds around. they have some seating in their little yard area on the side, and some minimal patio seating, like rocking chairs on an old porch or adirondack chairs on a dock. super mellow, and with a tiny bar and tasting room inside on one end of the building. its as minimal as can be, but there is a wall covered in medals from their years of success, downright impressive to see, especially in a no frills environment like this! they had all the classics on tap, but only a couple i had not seen before. i had only time for two, a new ipa called lacey that was nice and sturdy and rugged, and a enormous and what i assume is rare gin barrel aged barleywine of epic proportions. the latter must be a brewery only thing, an old coming home as a base, brilliant beer really. to sit on their front porch there and look out at the rural west was just rad, especially with a new buddy, i could have spent the day here. they had a food truck on site, space for lawn games and the like, and just a chill vibe that almost isnt grand enough for how good their beer is and how much ive respected them over the years. this was a pilgrimage of sorts, and it was surreal the whole time. for what its worth i think their new cans looks cheap, and sort of devalue the brand, take away what drew people like me to them in the first place, but the beer still tastes good so whatever. if you revere these guys like i do, its worth going out of your way to check out their brewery! had a blast here.

Sep 11, 2019
3.92 by pkeating59 from Illinois on Jul 18, 2019
4.1 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jul 04, 2019
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4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by KTCamm from New Jersey

Off the beaten path in Victor ID, in June 2018 I stopped by on a drive from Jackson for a sampler. Cozy outdoor lawn seating with tables and a bar inside. Free popcorn in the back and a regular rotation of foodtrucks parked outside. The beer is real good - small samplers available, pints and of course, to go. Merch scattered throughout the store. Freindly service, happy to chat up the beers.

Aug 05, 2018
4.18 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jul 31, 2018
4.17 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Nov 26, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
by chinchill from South Carolina

About 10 beers with a wide variety on tap during a June 2017 visit. Also excellent but highly carbonated bottled root beer (Old Faithful). About 7 beers available to go in bombers, mostly rarities, as well as growler fills. Clientele is mostly friendly locals. Some beers are rather high priced.

Jun 13, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by VABA from Virginia

This brewery is located facing the Grand Tetons and offers a spectacular view. The place was packed when I was there, but the outside area is extensive. All the beers I had were a good quality. A definite stop for beer lovers!

Mar 26, 2017
4.15 by CPAles from Illinois on Dec 29, 2016
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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by dbriesemeister from Minnesota

Stopped by on a lazy Friday afternoon for a sampler and a couple of additional brews. Range is broad, spanning a wide variety of styles on tap, in bombers, and in 6 packs. Ones tasted were all true to style. Overall quality was excellent.

Jul 08, 2016
3.92 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Mar 10, 2016
4.75 by dmk82 from California on Dec 13, 2015
4.22 by SCW from New York on Jun 02, 2015
3.88 by Benjhilmer from California on Apr 28, 2015
4 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia on Apr 15, 2015
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3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by colingaiser from Colorado

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.

Feb 17, 2015
3 by Drift from California on Dec 08, 2014
4.25 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Nov 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
by MilwaukeeCrusher from Wisconsin

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.

Nov 13, 2014
4.36 by jaxachilles from North Dakota on Nov 03, 2014
4.5 by ctwybeerguy from Connecticut on Sep 28, 2014
5 by jkerzman92 from Michigan on Sep 27, 2014
4 by Segelstrom from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by moshea from Michigan

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.

Jul 31, 2014
4.5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jul 24, 2014
4.25 by hardy008 from Minnesota on Jul 08, 2014
4 by styleisking from Michigan on Jul 04, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

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.

Jun 27, 2014
4 by spark3148857 from Ohio on Jun 07, 2014
4 by LXIXME from New Mexico on May 28, 2014
3.25 by coombski from Maine on Mar 29, 2014
4 by casapy from Idaho on Mar 17, 2014
4 by bulldogg915 from Wyoming on Nov 10, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
by IDABEERGUY from Idaho

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!

Jun 28, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by jera1350 from Minnesota

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.

Jun 20, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by dcloeren from Texas

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!

Jun 18, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by DCon from Missouri

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.

Jan 31, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by Scotchboy from Idaho

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.

Sep 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by ThreeWiseMen from California

Stopped in here with my dad and uncle back on Friday, June 17th. We had just finished a round of golf up the road at Teton Reserve and were looking for a good place to settle our bets and grab a few drinks. Pulling into Grand Teton Brewing Co. ended up being an excellent idea.

As it turned out, Grand Teton Brewing Co. was hosting The Art of Beer Awards Ceremony (a beer label design competition), and the place was hopping! Booths and games were set up on the front lawn, and about fifty people were in attendance - I was told that the crowds at Grand Teton BC normally don't exceed twenty. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. We wandered into the pub to grab a few pints before joining the festivities.

I don't know if beer prices were discounted for the festival, but we were only charged $3.00 a pint. I took advantage of the deal and ordered 16oz. of The Pursuit of Hoppiness and 16oz. of a dark sour ale called "Who's Brett?" Both were very good, and for only $3.00, how could anyone complain?!

I met a lot of nice, engaging people at Grand Teton Brewing Co. that day. The staff was friendly and fairly knowledgeable. The beer was tasty. The prices were low. The atmosphere was relaxed and cheerful. My experience at Grand Teton Brewing Co. may have been atypical, but I'd come back here in a heartbeat if I had the chance. Check it out if you're spending time in or around Jackson Hole!

Jul 11, 2011
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