The family of a blue mountain brewery in Idaho has been awarded an award by the Grandfather Mountain Brewing Company, which was founded in 2000.
Grandfather was awarded the contract in December to help keep the company’s products safe from climate-change.
“We have been fortunate to have a family of great people around us and the Grandmother Mountain brewery has been able to support us through tough times,” said Grandfather CEO Paul Schaller.
“Their love and support is so important to us.”
Grandfather’s beer is made in the United States from barley and wheat grown on the slopes of the Grand Canyon.
The brewery has three full-time employees, two of whom are volunteers.
They are: the brewery’s head brewer, Jim Karp, who also helps with distribution, and the beer’s head cidery, Mark Molnar.
The company produces about a quarter of a million barrels of beer a year and is located in a valley in northern Idaho, in a remote part of the state.
“It’s such an amazing community, it’s really hard to describe,” said Karp.
“I love it here, I’m a family man and I can’t imagine what it’s like for anyone else.”
Karp said Grandmother has been the most welcoming and supportive of his family.
“They just want to keep the family together and that’s the most important thing,” he said.
“There’s so much to do here, so many people, so much opportunity to do so much more.
It’s a wonderful place and I’m really thankful for what we have.”
Grandmother’s beer, made from barley from the Grand Teton Range in Wyoming, has a rich, amber colour and is brewed on a 100% wheat malt.
It is aged in a wood-fired barrel for about 12 months, before bottling in oak casks.
Karp told ABC News that Grandmother was able to help craft a beer that is “absolutely perfect for a cold winter”, adding that it’s “very light and refreshing”.
“You have to taste it and it has to be there in your mouth,” he added.
“You want to be able to smell it and have a taste.
That’s what we wanted to do, we wanted it to be as good as it can be.”
A special brew for the winter After the announcement, Grandmother posted a video of a “family beer” for the snow-covered slopes of Grand Tephra.
It was a warm brew for winter and it was also brewed on Grand Tethra, with a traditional recipe of wheat malt and barley malt.
“That’s really how it’s supposed to be, but I think we did it really well,” Karp admitted.
“A lot of people were wondering what’s in it.
I was actually wondering if it’s going to be a good winter beer.
I’m just glad it’s coming out at the right time.”
The family also shared a video showing Grandmother brewing a beer for the season.
“The weather’s been really nice,” said Molnars.
“Winter is coming in so it’s nice to have it at this time of year.
We’re just trying to get ready for it.”
The Grandfather Brewing Company’s founder said the award was “a big deal”.
“I feel like it’s just amazing,” he told ABC.
“These people have made a beer, they have a business, they are dedicated to their craft, and they’ve been working so hard to make it and we’ve just come together and done it.”
We have a lot of respect for this family, this community, this place.
I just feel very blessed to have been part of it.
“Even when we’re down, they keep pushing us. “
What’s amazing is this community and the people are always just so supportive of us and helping us out,” he wrote.
“Even when we’re down, they keep pushing us.
They want us to keep going.”
Grandparents have had their share of challenges Grandmother said they will continue to do whatever they can to keep their beer safe.
“This is a big deal to us, it is a huge deal to Grandmother and the community and to the world,” he concluded.
Our goal is always to keep making good beer and to keep brewing great beer.”