Grand Teton Brewing Company (6 reviews)

Grand Teton Brewing Company Kettle Brewed Soda Black Cherry

Grand Teton Brewing Company Kettle Brewed Soda Black Cherry

The power of the moose compels you. The moose compels you to drink a soda flavor that you would normally overlook. The moose is not sure if either black cherry or lemon lime is the worst of the classic soda flavors. The moose doesn’t care. It could be any flavor, and if the moose is on the label you drink it. As it turns out the moose is very wise and doesn’t appear on just any label. It knew that I couldn’t care less about black cherry soda, so it strolled up to that digitally created stream to stand in a picturesque pose, just knowing that it would get my attention. The moose was right; not only that its presence would get me to drink this soda, but also that this is above and beyond a standard black cherry. The main reason is that cherry juice is actually present in this beverage albeit in a concentrated form. It’s more than other companies deliver and it gives a normally bland flavor the kick it needs to make it truly enjoyable. It’s still tastes like black cherry, but how it should taste and not articifial. Since it’s kettle brewed it also has a bit of the standard flavor that goes along with that. It’s vaguely smoky and a little metaly.

I was waiting for Mike to get around to reviewing this, but then the moose came to me and told me to partake. When a silhouette of a moose talks to you, you listen.

Website
http://www.grandtetonbrewing.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on October 29th, 2014
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Grand Teton Brewing Company Kettle Brewed Soda Cream Soda

Grand Teton Brewing Company Kettle Brewed Soda Cream Soda

I don't travel anywhere near as much as Jay. Jay has been to all the continental US states as well as Hawaii. I can't imagine traveling that much, mostly because I don't really go a lot of places. One thing I also don't do is specifically travel. "I'm going to go to London and see the Salford Lads' Club." is nothing that I've done. I like going places with people I know and let them tour guide me. If I set a destination, say, Wyoming and made a point to go to the Grand Teton national park and then bought this, I wouldn't be disappointed, but I would be left with questions like, "Why did I come here again?"

It's not that this is bad but it's very basic. Yes it tastes good and it was made with real sugar and it's sweet but what it isn't is "remarkable." Now I know that it's audacious to expect "remarkable" every time but from me to you, you can get "this" cream soda almost anywhere. Maybe cream soda is one of those flavors that you make once, everyone accepts it and moves onto more important things in life. I'm not complaining. I'm just leaving you some of my mental thoughts while I drink something for the first time that I've drank a hundred times before.

Website
http://www.grandtetonbrewing.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 23rd, 2014
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Grand Teton Brewing Company Old Faithful Ginger Ale

Grand Teton Brewing Company Old Faithful Ginger Ale

If Old Faithful spewed something other than water, it would be more amazing than it already is, right? If it spewed something like pastrami sandwiches, that would be awesome. Legos? Wicked. Pez? Even better. If it spit this out, though...not so fantastic. It would be cool at first but then people would say things like, "What is this? Diet?" to which the manager of the park would say, "No, sir or madame. It is not diet. Sorry for the ambiguity but I can't tell which sex you are with that giant hat on."

This would decrease the attendance at the park since it would be spewing not-fantastic ginger ale. I mean, it's not every day that a geyser spews out something other than water but the argument would always be, "Yeah, but it's not good ginger ale." It's got a decent ginger taste and a light burn which is on the better side of ginger ales but something in it tastes diet-y and that's not good. It was was diet, it would be fine. It's not but it tastes like it is which unfortunately loses points.

Old Faithful, sir, I will see you someday perhaps. When I come, I will let you know that I'm coming so you can prepare your finest Gak or Floam or other 90's Nickelodeon kids product.

Website
http://www.grandtetonbrewing.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Ginger, Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on October 7th, 2014
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Grand Teton Brewing Company Kettle Brewed Soda Mountain Berry

Grand Teton Brewing Company Kettle Brewed Soda Mountain Berry

Climbing to the top of the Grand Teton Mountains, you have to remember one thing; bring a basket. You have to earn your keep so on your trip up, you have to pick berries of all shapes and sizes to get juiced. People live atop the mountain. You didn't know that? Yeah. Some people who are scared of heights live up there. They climbed it to try and beat their fear of heights but forgot that climbing is only half the voyage. They got scared, acted resourcefully, and set up a little tiny town. Now, everyone who climbs has to, by law, bring up food and drinks for the people. Trouble is, they're vegetarians so you can forget bringing any meat. For those that forget, you have to strap a basket to yourself and you and everyone around you picks berries on their way up the mountain for the people.

When you bring it up, they've got a little operation of people that juice them and for the thousands of dollars you spend on the trip up, they will make you a bottle of pop with it. It's not bad either. It's a bit fruity but they don't have a lot to work with. Huckleberry, Blueberry and Blackberry together would make a better juice than it does a pop but don't tell them. They work really hard. It's fruity and pretty sweet but it just seems like if you didn't carbonate it and left in some of the pulp from the fruit you could have a really great juice.

Next time you climb, if you do, don't forget a couple of cans and jars of food. They're picky. They also don't like lima beans as a community. They voted on it. It's weird.

Website
http://www.grandtetonbrewing.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Soda Pop
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on September 23rd, 2014
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Grand Teton Brewing Company Kettle Brewed Soda Root Beer

Grand Teton Brewing Company Kettle Brewed Soda Root Beer

When Armageddon finally comes and those of us who survive are hidden away in different pockets of world figuring out how to survive technology will not be our savior. I realize that sounds a bit evangelical, but I don’t believe any sort of omnipotent being will save us either. What will keep the survivors alive is reverting to the old ways. Working the earth with our hands and learning how to build things, instead of relying on contractors. If there’s something that you want you will have to figure out how to produce it yourself, or barter with someone who does. If you ignore all of the death and the end of civilization as we know it, this actually sounds appealing.

When I’m living in my mountain residence that my friends and I have constructed I hope one of us had good enough sense to learn iron work so that they could forge us a kettle to make our own root beer. This bottle of soda is exactly what I hope/expect our home brew would taste like. It’s heavy on the wintergreen and the sassafras, just as any good mountain brew should be. It’s a nice herbal root beer that screams of the mountains…and licorice. This is by no means a standard “store brand” root beer. Care was put into brewing this, not just adding flavor syrup to carbonated water.

I wonder how many batches it would take our survivor crew to get our soda to this level. I hope not too many because I the idea of enjoying my own root beer that I brewed in a metal pot over a bonfire is so appealing that it’s killing me.

Website
http://www.grandtetonbrewing.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Cane Sugar
Categories
Root Beer, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 16th, 2014
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Grand Teton Brewing Company Old Faithful Root Beer

Grand Teton Brewing Company Old Faithful Root Beer

I've never been to Old Faithful. I wonder what it's like. Probably boring for like 90% of the time and then, and only one and a half times, it's awesome when "Old Faithful" spits up water. Can you get the water on you? Does it smell? Is it sulfur water? When I was in college, I dated a girl called Becky and she lived in Clifton Park, a suburb of Albany. We took a "day trip" to Saratoga Springs, home of the racetrack and sulfur springs. In the center of the town they have a record store which I bought my first Boards Of Canada EP which I think was called "Music Has the Right To Children" which I just discovered is one of my two misplaces/stolen/lost Boards Of Canada record along with "Geogaddi" and a drinking fountain. I thought to myself, "Look at all those other people drinking out of that fountain. I think I'm thirsty enough to drink out of it myself." So I wander over there, wait in the queue and take a bit sip and...gross. What Becky failed to tell me is that it was a sulfur spring and that's why it both smelled and tasted like farts.

Old Faithful root beer does not smell, or taste, like a fart. It tastes gosh darn delicious. This is one of the best root beers that I have ever had. My girlfriend said that it was too spicy, but I didn't think so. It was very "homemade" tasting. Very bold flavors and a very strong root beer taste. I liked that it wasn't at all weak, probably much like the pressure that builds up inside Old Faithful every whatever duration she so faithfully spits up at. It had an excellent bite and it invited you back for more with every sip. I liked it. Saratoga Springs on the other hand, if it wasn't for that record store and that wonderful hole in the wall called "Esperantos", I would have written you off years ago.

Website
http://www.grandtetonbrewing.com/
Country
United States
Sweetener
Pure Cane Sugar
Categories
Root Beer, Soda Pop
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on March 1st, 2011
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