Grand Teton Brewing Co Old Faithful Root Beer
September 23, 2011
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 4:32 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle
Available: ID, MT, UT, WY Obtained in: trade with Kyle
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar, maltodextrin
Calories: 170 Sodium: 75mg
Carbs: 43g Sugar: 42g
honestly i did not think i would ever get my hands on this soda unless i went to Yellowstone National Park myself. i believe this is only available there. although the company that brews it also labels this stuff under their own name so that seemed more get-able. strangely enough i was emailed by two different people within a week, one offering to trade me some Old Faithful, the other offering up Grand Teton Root Beer itself. i accepted both offers but have yet to complete the 2nd one. or send Kyle the soda i have packaged up for him either. oops. shame on me.
even more shame on me as this soda is great! whoa! where have you been hiding Grand Teton?! for some reason the word “teton” comes out all New Orleans-ified in my head like “tee-taw” or something. but that is neither here nor there but is quite fun to say to myself. so excellent soda here folks! i can taste some serious sassafras taste, smoothed out by vanilla and then sharpened with a bit of wintergreen. and the cane sugar makes it all round and fuzzy and so good. it is definitely a root beer but you know they worked on this recipe and did not just throw something out there so they could say they have a root beer. i would say this makes my top 10, at least for now, some sodas reviewed longer ago probably should be moved down a bit as newer, better brews have come my way, but that is a lot of work so i will just leave it.
the label is also great. nice artwork, bright, colorful but still kind of handmade looking.
so i quite like this soda and will have to go to Yellowstone just to get some i think.
Ingredients:sparkling spring water, pure cane sugar, maltodextrin, vanilla extract, natural flavors, yucca extract, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), citric acid
Driving the Root Beer Truckster east on Hwy 90 and southeast on Hwy 15
until you get to Pine Creek Road to Victor you drive through the Caribou Targhee National Forest.
Grand Teton Brewing was founded in 1988 by Charlie and Ernie Otto as Otto Brothers’ Brewing Company, which was the first modern “micro” brewery in the state of Wyoming.
Sodas were added into the mix in 2003, being produced at the base of the Teton Mountains in scenic Teton Valley. In April of 2009 Charlie sold the brewery to Steve and Ellen Furbacher, who went on to develop their “Kettle Brewed” Soda line in the summer of 2011.
Their root beer is brewed with only the finest ingredients including pure Teton mountain spring water, 100% cane sugar, sassafras, vanilla, and just a hint of wintergreen. Their other flavors of soda include Black Cherry, Mountain Berry, and Cream Soda. They also produce their “Old Faithful” series which includes a ginger ale and Old Faithful Root Beer which The Root Beer Store hopes to feature soon!
The company has also received a Gold Medal for Carbonated Soda from the North American Brewers Association, and the Saratoga Steinley Cup.
(Root Beer Store website).