Black Cauldron Imperial Stout Brewed by Grand Teton Brewing in Victor, Idaho
few styles of beer more flavorful than Imperial Stout. Our thick, rich
version was brewed with plenty of caramel and roasted malts and subtly
spiced with Hallertauer Magnum and Cascade hops. We’ve accentuated the
natural smokiness of the brew by adding a small amount of beechwood-smoked
malt. At 22 degrees starting gravity and 8.0% alcohol by volume, this beer
boasts flavors of chocolate and coffee, along with raisins and dried fruit
soaked in sherry.
Black Cauldron is a strong ale, best enjoyed in moderation, and paired with
full-flavored grilled or roasted meats or with dessert. Chocolate cakes,
truffles, fruit tarts, caramel flan or crème brûlée are all excellent matches.
Grand Teton brewed our Black Cauldron Imperial Stout to recognize and
honor the women in the history of brewing. Brewing has been women's work since
the dawn of civilization. In all ancient cultures, beer was a gift from a
goddess, and women maintained status and power through their skills as brewsters.
This remains true today in indigenous cultures from Asia to Latin America,
Africa to remote villages in Scandinavia. Around the world, women baked bread
and brewed their own beer.
In Europe, the rise of cities brought commercial brewing, as governments
realized the potential tax revenue to be had from large breweries. By 1445, the
first all-male brewers' guild was established, the campaign against witchcraft
burst forth across Europe, and the purge of women from brewing had begun. Beer
historian Alan Eames has written that, when an occupation was listed, most of
the women burned for witchcraft in Europe were brewsters or alewives. Black
Most of the imagery we associate with witchcraft today originated with the
brewster. The large black cauldron bubbling over with foam? A brew kettle, of
course. The black cat? Necessary to keep rats out of the grain store. The tall
pointed hat? It allowed the brewster to be seen over the heads of taller men in
the marketplace. A broom? The symbol of household domesticity, it is still
associated with brewing all over the world.
Grand Teton Brewing Company
Grand Teton Brewing Company was founded in 1988 as the first modern “micro”
brewery in the state of Wyoming. Today, Grand Teton Brewing Company is in the
Brewer’s Association’s “Top 100 Craft Breweries in North America.” Their premium
microbrews include the 9x gold-medal-winning Bitch Creek ESB, the 2009 Great
American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner (American Pale Ale) Sweetgrass APA and
the favorites of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks; Old Faithful
Ale (pale golden), Howling Wolf Weisse Bier (hefeweizen) and Teton Ale (amber.)
From their production facility in Victor, Idaho, Grand Teton Brewing Company
beers are hand-crafted from only the finest ingredients, including locally-grown
grains and pure Teton mountain spring water. Grand Teton Brewing Company is a
green company utilizing environmentally conscious and sustainable practices
whenever possible. Grand Teton Brewing Company is also the inventor of the
modern glass growler, which is estimated to have saved over one billion bottles
and cans from entering the ecosystem to date. Discriminating beer drinkers can
find their favorite Grand Teton Brewing Company brews on tap and in bottles
throughout California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts,
Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, South
Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.