Brewfest Season 2017 I was hired on as Sales and Marketing Assistant right at the end of summer last year. While working on events, parties at the pub, beer dinners and sales during the fall, winter and spring all I kept hearing about was how insane the summer is for the brewery. Everyone kept ... Read More
Snake River Brewing is an American brewery from Jackson, Wyoming.
Albert and Joni Upsher opened Snake River Brewing in 1994. As a former Anheuser Busch distributor in McMinville, Oregon Albert knew the beer business. He took notice of the expanding microbrewery scene in Oregon and decided to open a brewery in his favorite ski town, Jackson Wyoming! Snake River Brewing started as a family owned business, and in 2008 a local family took over the ownership of the brewpub.
Our beginning seemed pretty simple. We bought an old cinder block building that was previously the base of operations for a Coca-Cola distributor. It seemed to be the perfect spot for Wyoming’s first brewpub. We wanted an open industrial look, with lots of light and exposed steel beams. The brewing equipment and wood burning oven would be our artwork.
The concept was to create a restaurant and brewing space that was open to our customers, to draw guests into the process of making beer. We wanted a simple and unpretentious neighborhood watering hole for locals to gather and Jackson Hole tourists to taste beer from the Great State of Wyoming. From the beginning we were determined to create a brewpub building that was both excellent in style architecturally and offered excellent food and beer. We felt strongly about the quality of workmanship in the restaurant, from its beautiful windows and ceiling to its mahogany curved bar.
We decided to plan for quality, substance and longevity. We knew that Jackson Hole’s citizens would judge us on the quality of our beers and food. Our mission statement became- “The world doesn’t need another beer, but a better beer!”
Tour of Jenny Lake Sometimes I really really love my job. Last week I had one of those days. I was lucky enough to go out with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and have a tour of all the progress that has been made on the Jenny Lake restoration project. But let me ... Read More
Front Yard Fun! Happy Summer to all our loyal Brewpub friends! Can you believe it is almost July 4th and it is 80 degrees outside? We are absolutely loving this nice weather for one reason in particular… our new front yard! (beginning of construction Fall 2016) Starting in early May we had the Fredrick ... Read More
Women’s History Trivia Night Last week we hosted an awesome trivia night to benefit the Community Safety Network, a local non-profit that advocates for and shelters victims of domestic abuse. We featured the Red Sonja Gose, which we brewed for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day ON International Women’s Day! Red Sonja with her mini ... Read More
Rita and Bjorn This past February, Snake River Brewing debuted a new concoction named the Peg-Leg Vanilla Porter brewed by our two newest brewers, Reed and Bjorn. The beer was an instant hit so we thought this would be a good opportunity to hear about these two new guys. Who are they? Why and how ... Read More
Sour Beer Funk Fest this Sunday! For the first time ever Snake River Brewing is teaming up with Q. Roadhouse Brewing Co. and the Pink Garter Theater to put on a Sour Beer Funk Festival! There will be a FREE SOUR BEER TASTING starting at 5:30 pm at the Rose, with brewers from both breweries to ... Read More
Brewmaster’s Dinner We hosted a Brewmaster’s Dinner last night at the pub for 40 lucky people. Our head Chef, Ryan ‘Mambo’, and his 3 sous chefs, Smitty, Eric and Tommy, crafted an incredible 9 course menu with beer pairings. The courses spanned so many different types of cuisines… from maple foam to sashimi to ... Read More
Can Labeling Machine We got a new can labeling machine! This will give us more flexibility in packaging specialty beers. With our printed cans, we had to order a certain number of cans at a time, which limited the amount of different beers we could package (because we can’t store an infinity of cans!). ... Read More
Top 10 Things Tess is Grateful for at SRB in 2016 Tess is our newest employee in the sales and marketing division. She worked in the front of house for quite a while before transitioning to her current role. Snake River Brewing is lucky to have great employees who can shift between departments! She ... Read More
Brewers Association Year in Review The Brewers Association put out their 2016 Year in Review for Craft Beer. There are currently 5,005 breweries in the United States! That is a historic high. Before Prohibition, the historic high was 4,131 in 1873. After that (previous) historic high, breweries started consolidating and the number of independent ... Read More