Grand Teton Brewing Co Root Beer

December 10, 2012
Filed under: root beers — anthony @ 1:08 am
Type: Root Beer Comes In: 12oz glass bottle, On Tap
Available: ID

Obtained in: trade with Layne
Head: Medium Sweetener: cane sugar
Calories: 130 Sodium: 70mg
Carbs: 37g Sugar: 34g
Caffeine: No
Website: http://www.grandtetonbrewing.com

although the website seems to indicate very clearly that this is the same as Old Faithful Root Beer, the ingredients are somewhat different and the nutritional info is very different. this one was 50 calories less and no vanilla or yucca extract although those could be part of the “natural and artificial flavors” really. since i am actually drinking them within a week or so of each other, i think i can say they in fact taste quite different also.
this one has a much more cinnamon edge to it. i don’t taste any wintergreen or as much vanilla. yeah, for sure these are different. i like this one too quite a bit, just not exactly as much as the Old Faithful. it is more herbal and bit sweeter, neither of which is bad but i don’t enjoy this as much. as that one rated so highly, don’t take that as too bad of a thing of course. the head on here is pretty short lived, but that does not matter except for aesthetics really.

it is “kettle brewed” which is not something i have seen before. but it sounds good. mostly because i really like kettle corn and it makes me think of that. and witches i suppose. i mean, who else brews things in kettles? ok, fine, tea makers, but i think the kettles for brewing this stuff are a bit larger. nonetheless i am not sure if kettle brewing is a good or bad thing.
they also have a ‘Best Before’ date on here which is great! especially for me when i buy a case of soda and have no idea exactly when i got it so i don’t really know if it is ok to serve to guests. this date is almost 2 years out so that is good to know also.
the label design is interesting enough, a moose silhouette drinking standing near a river with some mountains and trees in the background. i assume those are the Teton Mountains. there is also a kind of compass feel to the logo. i am not too sure about the vertical stripes on the rest of the label. more the color scheme i guess, the brown and light & dark orange. but that is fine really.
they claim to have re-invented the growler also, which is quite a popular container/method of getting micro brew beers and sodas to-go at breweries these days. you can even usually bring it back and get it refilled for a much lower price, very environmentally friendly! if it is true, kudos to them!
they began as a beer brewer in 1988 and evolved to making sodas also in 2003.
Ingredients:spring water, cane sugar, natural and artificial flavors, maltodextrin, sodium benzoate (preserves freshness), citric acid


Anthony’s Rating: 92
User’s Rating: 0
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3 Comments for this post

 
GourmetRootBeer Says:

Interesting, my review of Grand Teton is posting this week as well. You say Old Faithful has different ingredients and nutritional info? That is odd because I contacted the brewery itself and they said they were exactly the same. This is very curious indeed.

 
rick beaudin Says:

I agree with Anthony, This does taste different from the Old Faithful root beer. I just put both bottles side by side, and the ingredients are exactly the same and listed in the same order. My wife tried them and agrees, They do not taste the same. Strange. And like Anthony, I like the old faithful better. I like the old faithful better, but I dont like this as much as others did, I give this a 60

 
Irma Hotel Buffalo Bill's Sarsaparilla | anthony's root beer barrel Says:

[…] that is clunky. they have it made for them by the Grand Teton Botttling Co who also make their own root beer as well as one for old faithful. the label is not bad. old time looking with a pen and ink drawing […]

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