News: Victor: Grand Teton's American Sour 2015 wins Silver at this year's Festival of Barrel Aged Beers


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Press Release

VICTOR, ID – Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional craft brews, is proud to announce a Silver Medal win at the 2016 Festival of Barrel Aged Beers for their American Sour 2015.

The Festival of Barrel Aged Beers is hosted by the Illinois Craft Beer Guild annually in Chicago and is the largest celebration of wood and barrel aged beer in the country. In its 13th year, 422 beers were judged across 12 categories. Grand Teton Brewing’s American Sour 2015 was awarded the Silver Medal in the Wild Beer Sour Category.

American Sour 2015 is the fourth offering in Grand Teton Brewing’s acclaimed Brewers’ Series. The 2014 version of American Sour was awarded a silver medal at the North American Beer Awards in 2015. This year’s version has oats added to improve mouthfeel.  Each barrel used was hand-selected to create a truly one of a kind Grand Teton Brewing sour beer. The brewers expect this beer to robustly stand the tests of time and continue to develop its sour characteristics if stored properly.

Alcohol by Volume:  8.2% • Color (Lovibond): 6.0˚

American Sour 2015 will be available December 1, 2016 in bottle-conditioned 12/11.2 oz cases and 1/6th bbl kegs.


Grand Teton Brewing was founded in 1988 as the first modern “micro” brewery in Wyoming. Their premium microbrews include the 15x Gold Medal Winning Bitch Creek ESB; 2014 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner 208 Session Ale; 2009 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner Sweetgrass APA; and, favorites of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Old Faithful Ale, Howling Wolf Weisse Bier and Amber Ale.  From their production facility in Victor, Idaho, Grand Teton Brewing beers are handcrafted from only the finest ingredients, including locally grown grains, Idaho grown hops and pure Teton Mountain spring water.  Discriminating beer drinkers can find their favorite Grand Teton Brewing brews on tap and in bottles throughout California, Colorado, Idaho, northern Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.
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