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Over the past year Rick has been working hard brewing a wide variety of beer (s) that you will want to get your hands on. The beers that Rick has created either came from inspiration, favorite styles or the need for them in our kitchen. Grand Adventure beers are as unique as the names we gave them and you will see or rather taste what I am talking about.

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The Double Dark

Is a slightly darker slightly maltier version of the original double SMaSH. We have used Weyermann Barke Pilsen malt and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops. The Hallertau Mittelfruh hops is an aromatic hop producing a fruity, floral profile that is low in bitterness. This beer is a European style Pilsner with a slight bitterness relative to American Pilsners. Also, it is a double, ringing in at 8.5%.

 The K-town SMaSH

Single malt and single hop European Pilsner is a local favorite. Light in body but full flavor, the K-town SMaSH has a nice little hop bitterness true to the style. The Weyerman Barke Pilsen malt provides the malt back bone while Halletau Mittlefruh hops provides an aromatic slightly fruity and floral flavor profile. Knock a few back and enjoy the 6.2% abv!

 Mary’s Wall Blackout Imperial Chocolate Stout

Was designed  to be used in our chocolate ice cream. Named after a cliff feature on the Colorado River, the ice cream hit the wall, but stout pulled through with all paddlers forward! Made with copious amounts of chocolate and caramel malts, rolled oats and flaked barley (though no roasted barley to lay low on the coffee flavors), this 10.5% Imperial Stout provides a huge chocolate profile enhanced by a vanilla addition. If you drink this one at Pumphouse SRA you will know why it got it’s name by the time you get to Mary’s Wall!

 Squatch Blackout

Darker than a black steer’s buttocks on a moonless Kremmling night, this Imperial Chocolate Stout could only be improved on in a whiskey barrel. Aged on black cherries for 6 months, this nitro pour is dessert in a glass with a whiskey sweetness enhancing a major chocolate profile finishing with black cherries!  Even if you don’t like beer you will like this!

J Bock

True to it’s German namesake, J Bock, is made with a Munich and Pilsen Malt base accented by touches of Carafa and Melanoidin. This is a full bodied malty sweet beer that is a highly quaffable 6.5%, just the way we like it!

Bob’s Royal Red Ale

Beautifully red in color and deliciously drinkable, will keep you casting royal Wulff flies under the Colorado sun all day. A smooth Marris Otter and Cara red malt sweetness pairs with Golding and Progress hops for an irresistible 6.2% river ale. Celebrate your next gold medal water trout with a Royal Red Ale.

 The Kirschbaum Kellerbier

Is a traditional Zwickel Lager. Historically in Germany, town hall would have a bar in the basement and traditionally a Zwickel lager was brewed, hence the name Kellerbier which translates to basement beer. Named after one of the rapids in Gore Canyon, this 7.0% abv, medium bodied malty sweet beer is unfiltered, but refined on the palate with a Sterling and Spalt Select hop balance.

Pumphouse IPA

Pairs perfectly with your next Colorado River float trip! A light malt backbone leaves this Hallertau Blanc driven IPA plenty of room to shine. With hops from three different countries, Pumphouse is an untraditional IPA with a grapeskin forward flavor profile accented by hints of citrus and minimal bitterness. You may have thought you didn’t like IPA’s until you had this one floating down the Upper C!

Blacktail India Pale Lager

Dark but balanced, is as legendary as the elusive Blacktail.  A dark malt sweetness is balanced by a generous hop addition that belies the black timber darkness of this IPL. Hints of mint and chocolate on the palate leave you questioning if this beer is real.

 The Grand Adventure Brewing Co. Tesguino

Is our tribute to Cinco De Mayo! This spin on a historic Chihuahua valley brew is corn based with a touch of malt added for body, character and alcohol. Toasted corn kernels and corn cobs are added to the mash while cloves, Mexican cinnamon, anise, orange peel and copious amounts of brown sugar are added to the boil to create a festive brew! Enjoy this rich, bold character brew with your favorite Mexican foods for a festive celebration!

“Kati Says” Chokecherry Honey Wine

Hits you with a chokecherry aroma, then the palate comes with sweet honey and finishes tart. A lingering alcohol warmth reminds you this is a 13% beer. Enjoy Kati Says on nitro or CO2, pronounced honey or pronounced chokecherry.

 

While you are visiting Grand Adventure Brewing you will find twelve taps behind the bar that rotate our beers as well as brews from other breweries in the surrounding counties .  We have a beer to please everyone’s palate, so whether you enjoy a light refreshing Pilsner, a chocolate Stout or a nice bitter I.P.A. we are the place to go. Grand Adventure Brewing also knows how hard it can be to pick just one beer, that is why we also offer flights up to 6. So come to Kremmling, Colorado have a bite to eat, drink a couple beers and have fun with us.

Also, don’t forget that you can ask your bartender or server to fill the growler you brought in or grab a 4 pack of beer to take home with your carry out food! Here is the menu to look at after you are done reading over this if you would like to place an order. https://grandadventure.us/menu

 

 

 

Endless Adventures at the Library

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I found myself getting lost in all the endless adventures that surrounded me at the library. I can honestly say that I love reading/ listening to books more now than when I was a kid, can anyone else relate to that? Starting to go to the library about once a week, I would spend at least twenty to thirty minutes looking through the audio books reading the back of dozens of books trying to decide the next story I would dive into. After a while I would bring home librarians featured picks then eventually started talking with the girls who volunteered there to get their recommendations in person. The gal at the library I was talking with last picked a couple books she thought I would like, brought them over and one really caught my eye. It was a romantic love story that created a once in a lifetime opportunity for 35 girls.

Summer Reading

The Selection

The Selection is book number one in a multi book series and I got sucked in right away. Kiera Cass   http://www.kieracass.com/books really captured what it was like to be sixteen and in love for the first time and how it feels when your heart gets broken. This tale is of America Singer and her struggles of picking Mr. Right and finding out who she is and what she is made of. Being part of the Selection means she will be the future princess and she fights all her thoughts and feelings about what it means to fill that role. America is from a lower cast which makes her different from the others which has made her very guarded and her temper doesn’t help matters. I read this book so fast and had to pick up the second one a.s.a.p. I just finished it earlier today actually, and I started it on Sunday (today is Tuesday). I finished The Elite (second book) in two days because I downloaded it on my phone from this app that the library uses called Libby https://meet.libbyapp.com/ and I could listen to it when ever I had my phone on me. I love this app and it makes reading/ listening to books so much easier, anyone who has a library card can sign up!

The Great Alone

The Great Alone was my favorite book that I listened to this summer hands down. This book is written by Kristin Hannah and performed by Julia Whelan. For me the narrator is one of the things that makes audio books memorable and really stand out from others. This book is about a young girl named Leni who lives in Alaska in the 1970’s with the mother she adores and the father she is scared of, constantly. Leni is the new girl again, but this time it’s different she meets a boy that becomes her world.  Her story is over the course of her teenage years and goes into her early 20’s. Everything that she goes through you feel, all the good in her heart, the endless turmoil and her constant state of panic and worry. Kristin does an amazing job with her writing, I kept finding myself staying in my car as long as possible on my lunch breaks and an extra 5-10 minutes when I got home. I guess you could say I was obsessed with this book, I would recommend this to anyone. Read the full summary here https://kristinhannah.com/books/the-great-alone/ .

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie was an adorable book about another brave little girl who refused to give up. I listened to the whole book during my drive back and forth to Moab. Alan Bradley is the man who wrote this book and after doing a little research about the guy I found out that he is a first time author and there is a series of ten books (I got excited). When something mysterious lands on the porch of the family mansion and a strange man turns up dead in the garden it’s up to Flavia to solve the murder and clear her fathers name. She goes on a wild adventure that ended up uncovering a story that weighed on peoples hearts and minds for many years. Flavia is a curious and smart girl who follows the clues only to find herself in trouble and in need of help before it’s to late. I found this website that showcases all the books from the Flavia de Luce series. https://www.thriftbooks.com/series/flavia-de-luce-/37496/

The Race

Clive Cussler has written over seventy books, I bet you’ve herd his name before. The book that I listened to of his was called The Race https://www.cusslerbooks.com/book-display.php?ISBN=042525044X&TITLE=Race, it was about protecting Josephine and her yellow plane at all cost. Chief Investigator Issac Bell is on the case and he won’t give up or back down when it comes to protecting this aviatrix, her plane and the race from her crazy ex husband. While on this adventure Issac encounters heavy gun fire and multiple sabotage attacks from Mr. Frost who is determined to kill his wife this time for good. There is only one way this story can end, and for some that means fighting til death. This cross country race is unlike anything you could have imagined.

Endless Adventures

So whether you are chasing Issac, Leni or any of your favorite characters into their lives and quests. Don’t forget that books (or audio books) provide the mind stimulation just like the outdoors. Reading books has many proven benefits https://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/10-benefits-reading-why-you-should-read-everyday.html  and you are never to old or busy to entertain yourself. I found myself in my car almost forty hours a month and was tired of listening to the same music over and over again. So I encourage you to bring your husbands, wives and kids to your local libraries and grab a book to enjoy. They also offer maps, Colorado State Park backpacks, movies and access to computers. It is a great way to pass the time, learn and journey into another world.

 

I have also found out that ordering carryout for dinner is a great way to get more book time in. I don’t recommend doing it every night, but treating yourself feels good every now and then. Here is the menu for quick access https://grandadventure.us/menu 

Thanks for reading!

Photography Opens Doors to so Many Grand Adventures

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Photography is an art that leads to Grand Adventures! Photography has been dated back millenniums with the help of one apparatus, the camera obscura. It’s a box of virtuall any size which has a hole of small diameter in one side which allows light to pass. The light then casts itself on the inside of the box thus making an inverted image. “As low tech as that sounds, the principle of the camera obscura carries over even today in every camera in existence. Light enters a light-proof device (the camera) through an opening (lens, aperture) and manifests an image. The only things that have changed is the form of the light-proof devices and the manner by which the image is recorded.” Says Adam Welch  https://contrastly.com/the-evolution-of-photography/ .

Over the past 200 years photography has grown in popularity. Photography used to be an expensive hobby, tallying camera, film and developing costs. With the rise of smartphones, it’s now more easily available to take a crack at shooting our own images. Speaking of taking your own images,  we here at Grand Adventure Brewing Company currently host 5 photographers. Each photographer gives their own piece of flare, and invites you to enjoy their Grand Adventures with them. All of the beautiful images hanging on the wall have at least one thing in common. That one thing is PASSION! All the artists have love, fondness, and wonderment for the great outdoors.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

One of the featured photographers is Molly Johnson. She is a Native Colorado Girl who grew up on the plains of Northeastern Colorado. Learning to love everything “Cowboy!”. While going through life, she realized her passion was art and wanted desperately to have a career that reflected this. Molly has worked on over 10 different ranches and traveled the US to pursue her passion for Western Imagery, and the way of the American Cowboy. The beauty of the landscape, the fluid movement of horses and bright bluebird sunshine days are her inspiration. Molly enjoys spending her days outdoors and capturing the grand adventures in her life while she travels and works. The work hanging in GAB is a reflection of what Molly really endears as some of her best Western Art Work. Currently a resident of Grand County, the perfect and limitless scenery here allows Molly to express her work through landscape photography. You can contact her at [email protected]

David Dickerson also has photography hanging up in the brewery! Long story short, he started climbing 14ers about 12 years ago. He really started getting interested in capturing the surreal beauty he found himself immersed in. Over the past 2 or so years David has focused on night photography. Which he says is usually a Grand Adventure all to it’s own. One of  his pieces captures the Milky Way taken on top of Williams Fork Peak. It was taken in the summer overlooking summit county with the gore range in the distance. With the other photo being of the reflection that was taken off of Loveland pass while getting set up for a eclipse later that evening. You can find D3 Photography here. https://m.facebook.com/david.dickerson.9235

So while your at Grand Adventure Brewing please feel free to roam and check out all the great affordable work hanging on the walls Don’t forget to also check out the other photographers like Jon Stark, Rachelle Hawkinson, and Shane Morris who are also featured!

P.S. Don’t forget to look at the menu before you go!  https://grandadventure.us/menu

Beer Inspired Food

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Beer Inspired Food

Who said that beer can only be found in your glass? If you come to Grand Adventure Brewing Company you will see all of the wonderful things beer can do to change up the dinner table. Chef Travis Mathey has been cooking with beer and alcohol since he was in college back in Florida. He loves trying out new beers and seeing what he can come up with next! Travis also said he is super excited to try new ideas to go with our elk specials that we will be incorporating into the menu here soon. Having Chef Travis Mathey in the kitchen now, along side brewer Rick Reliford has allowed them the opportunity to bounce back and forth ideas for more amazing beer inspired food dishes.
So speaking of amazing dishes I asked Chef Travis “how do you know which beers to put in what entrée?” He told me the general rule of thumb is dark beer goes with dark sauce and light beer goes with light sauce. Simple enough right? So I found a great blog that has some recipes you can try at home! (https://thefoodandbeerblog.com/)

Light Beer

The Pilsner style beer in particular has a special spot in our stomachs as well as in our kitchen. Its definition is a pale light lager,  which is perfect to cook with. It leaves this nice mild beer flavor, you just can’t get enough of. We use Pilsner beer in anything from our cauliflower mashers, to our smoked meats, and even the cream sauce our salmon dinner is sautéed in. I was curious as to which item on the menu was Rick and Travis’ favorite and to my surprise they both said the Bison Brewhouse Stroganoff!

Dark Beer

Now the Bison Brewhouse Stroganoff is made with bock beer, and the bison is so tender it seems to just melt in your mouth. Bock beer is just one of the many styles of dark beer we use in the kitchen. Travis and his kitchen staff also use stout’s and some porter’s to create items such as the Chocolate Stout Ice Cream, Chocolate Raspberry Bock Mousse, and Stout BBQ sauce. Check out the menu here to see so many more great options for your dinning experience (https://grandadventure.us/menu)

With incorporating so much beer in the kitchen we have created a high demand.  And since the demand is high it will benefit us greatly in the future when we start brewing our own in-house beer says Rick. We will start specifically brewing our own stout, and giving it great chocolate under tones to make better ice cream. The first beer brewed will be the K-Town Smash,  a beer in which we will start using daily. So with all those choices we want you to be BOLD in your decision making, even when it comes to choosing the beer shot for the in-house made Pommery Mustard for those pretzel bites coming to your table.

 

P.S. Whiskey cake is great to eat before or while you go warm up the car!

Night Life Coming to Kremmling

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Kremmling, Colorado has a population of 1,492 people and with a population that low we are not known to have a wild night life scene. We do not have fancy bowling alleys, arcades, or malls. What we do have now though is us, Grand Adventure Brewing Company! Yeah that sounds a little pretentious I know, but let me explain. This location has been around for many of years and although it has been called different names in the past we are here to stay. Grand Adventure Brewing is becoming the new local hangout and here is why: our Colorado local beer wine and spirits, wild game meat (https://grandadventure.us/menu), live weekend entertainment, community events, local team sponsoring, and our friendly staff.
We are excited to bring some night life to Kremmling with the help of Colorado craft beer. GAB has brought in local breweries from Summit County, Colorado like Broken Compass (http://www.brokencompassbrewing.com) , Baker’s Brewery (http://thebakersbrewery.com), and Dillon Dam. Grand Adventure has also brought in Winter Park winery and bourbon from all over the state. So if your drink of choice is straight rye whiskey, single malt bourbon or a glass of chilled  chardonnay we will have something to fill your glass. There is nothing better to accommodate an adult beverage then some live entertainment. So we took the time and asked couple of  acts to come and sing for you all!

Night Life Entertainment Line-Up

•January 13th (8-10pm) Caitlyn Taussig- she is a country, folk, cowboy singer from Kremmling, CO
•January 20th (7-9pm) Leonard and Kenn Lee- a fine duo! they are Texas folk singer/ songwriters that reside in Breckenridge, CO.
•February 4th (3-9pm)-  Super Bowl party.. Unlimited pizza, wings, sliders, and nachos for $15

Check-out our Facebook page for more details  https://www.facebook.com/GrandAdventureBrewingCo/

Rick and the staff at Grand Adventure Brewing are very excited to announce that we have coaches lined up for an archery team and a fishing team that we are getting off the ground. February 14th is the first meeting for the archery team and we will keep you posted on a start date for the fishing team. Soon some fliers will be made and put around town along with more website and Facebook posts. I will feed you more info as it comes along I promise!

Also, if you would like the opportunity to perform your music here we would love to hear from you! Please call Rick at 970-724-9219 or email him at [email protected]

Colorado Bourbon Whiskey

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Colorado Bourbon Whiskey

Colorado has become the birth place of Rocky Mountain whiskey. Colorado craft distilleries has grown to a high of 80-plus. The main driving force behind them is ” Colorado Bourbon Whiskey” . You might ask, what makes Colorado Bourbon Whiskey stand out from the rest?.  It’s our Rocky Mountain Spring water. Don’t believe me let’s just see what Jess Graber, who is Master Distiller at Tin Cup distillery has to say. Graber counters that it’s hard to overemphasize the importance of Colorado water. “You could make an amazing distillate, but if you cut it with swamp water, it’s going to taste like swamp,” he points out. “Colorado water comes from the Rockies. As it flows downhill, it picks up a mineral character that makes it smoother.” Check out what else Graber has to say about Tin Cup American Whiskey (which we carry). http://www.foodrepublic.com/2015/01/05/what-the-hell-is-colorado-whiskey-for-one-distiller-the-answer-is-complicated/.

In the year 1964, Congress declared that bourbon is America’s only native spirit. To be classified as bourbon, it needs to be made in the USA, include a minimum of 51% corn, it needs to be aged in new charred oak barrels, distilled to no more than 160 proof, stored at no more than 125 proof, and bottled at no less than 80 proof.  It is illegal to add additives or color to bourbon. The only ingredients that are legally allowed to influence this tasty spirit are water, corn, wheat, rye, malt, and the barrel.

So let’s dig in to a few other “Colorado Bourbon Whiskies” we carry!

Woody Creek- Basalt, Co ~

Made from 100% Colorado rye, this 90 proof, rye mash whiskey is both complex and extraordinarily smooth. Aged at least two years in new American white oak barrels, Woody Creek Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey embodies distinct rye character with pronounced white pepper throughout the palate, notes of citrus peel on the nose, and oaky vanilla mid-palate http://woodycreekdistillers.com/spirits/

10th Mountain Division- Vail, Co~

Mash Bill with 75% Corn. The appearance is warm amber/brown. The nose has a medium sweetness with hints of vanilla and oak, hint of honey. Palate comes in smooth, medium bodied, with toasted nuts. This whiskey is aged in new charred oak barrels, leaving the finish defined as medium-long, sweet, vanilla. The three ingredients are : corn, rye, and barley. https://10thwhiskey.com

Golden Moon Distillery – Golden,Co~

Gun Fighter American Bourbon- Our Double-Cask Bourbon whiskey is aged for a minimum six months in new American Oak Barrels and then finished in used French Port Barrels. This gives the whiskey a unique smoothness and complexity that can be appreciated by both the whiskey aficionado and the new whiskey drinker. http://goldenmoondistillery.com/ourspirits

 

 

 

We welcome you to stop in, try some new Colorado Bourbon Whiskey (straight or in a cocktail), eat our rustic from scratch kitchen https://grandadventure.us/menu. Here at Grand Adventure we want you to have a great time every time! Grand Adventure will also be brewing our own in house BEER soon!

 

Community Involvement & Economic Vitality

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Family and community involvements strengthen partnerships among individuals, family and community groups, and schools. These partnerships result in sharing and maximizing resources and that’s why we here at Grand Adventure Brewing want to dive right in. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much research has been done on community involvement and I came across this wonderful page https://www.shopkeep.com/blog/10-ways-small-businesses-benefit-the-local-community#step-1 and it spoke to me. As I was reading each bullet point, I was just recalling my conversations with Rick we’ve had over the past few months. If we refer to that page take a look at:

Number 2: Community Involvement 

Says 

Local small business are often involved in the community

https://www.facebook.com/createwithteresa/ ), they may sponsor local Little League team ( possibly the Cattle Kings),  or contribute to a local non-profit organization (https://www.mountainfamilycenter.org/ ). We also run a promotion at the brewery where if you bring in a non-perishable item for the Mountain Family Center you can receive 10% off your bill!

Number 10: Diverse, Locally Made Products and Services 

our goal is to be the brewery where the locals go, where the snowmobilers go, where the hunters go to get their hungry bellies full of smoked wild game meats (P.S. check out the menu and stop reading so much!https://grandadventure.us/menu) , and where anyone that steps foot in Kremmling, Co  goes and feels welcomed. We put out a from “scratch” kitchen so that you will always get the best food. We have brought on Chef Travis Mathey and he creates beautiful beer inspired entrees such as Bison Brewhouse Stroganoff ( My boyfriend gave it 2 thumbs up!) made with a bock beer sauce and then whiskey cake to top off the night.

We want to help out as many other small business as we can that’s why we have brought on Winter Park Wines  http://www.winterparkwinery.com/, Deerhammer Distilling Company, Tin Cup Whiskey http://www.tincupwhiskey.com/, Colorado Gold Distilled Spirits. ( Check out the next blog about Our Colorado Whiskey selection).

If there are any other ideas or comments for the brewery itself or for Rick please feel free to give us a call at 970-724-9219 or email us at [email protected] Let’s keep striving for better!

 

 

Holiday Meals

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Prepared holiday meals for Christmas Dinner

It’s about that time of the year and the holidays are just around the corner. This holiday season we will be offering prepared, fully cooked (except for prime rib) and ready to pick up holiday meals including whole and half smoked turkeys, whole smoked chickens, quarter, half and whole smoked prime rib and all the fixings for a hassle free holiday family fest.

All of our meat options are locally raised and smoked in house to make your holiday gathering as easy as possible. The prime rib will be smoked to medium rare, and will be easy for your family to cook it to the desired level of doneness. The turkey and chicken will be fully cooked through and will come with instructions to perfectly reheat them for your Christmas dinner.

The sides we will have include: Stuffing, grilled green beans, grilled zucchini and squash medley, rice pilaf, cauliflower mashers, maple sweet potato casserole and white or brown gravy to top it all off.  Sides are $10 and are portioned for 4 people.

The Details:

All turkey, chicken and prime rib will be doused in beer, wrapped in foil and will come with reheating instructions to ensure a great meal.

Half Turkey ~5 lbs: $20

Full Turkey ~10 lbs: $40

Whole Chicken ~Rotisserie sized 4 lbs: $10

Quarter Prime Rib ~3.5lbs: $32.50

Half Prime Rib ~7.5lbs: $65

Whole Prime Rib (15 lbs): $130

Sides: $10Prepared Holiday Meals - Grand Adventure Brewing Company

How To Order:

To place your order for your smoked holiday meal, give us a ring at 970-724-9219, email us at [email protected] or swing by the brewery, have a beer and we’ll get your order on the book.

All orders will be ready to pick up on Sunday the 24th, Christmas eve, but feel free to contact us if you have a different need to satisfy the family.

Don’t forget to check out our full menu and swing in for some food & brews in the meantime.

Happy holidays from everyone at Grand Adventure Brewing Company and see you soon!