Grand Teton Brewing Bitch Creek Extra Special Brown
I proudly admitted to Rick that I went to the P!nk concert with Mrs. Dan last Friday night in Atlanta. We had ventured out to lunch. Rick is the conservative type. He raised an eyebrow and said “you don’t look like the angry-white-bitch type.” Wow. Come to think of it Brett and Mark kinda gave me some crap as well while I was messaging them from the concert.
But dammit, it was a fantastic concert. We scored 2 tickets that landed us on the third row center. We were less than 20 feet from the front part of the stage and even closer than that when she flew out over our heads, doing a Peter Pan while singing “So What.” She was wearing a special harness that flew her around the Philips Arena the same way they zoom cameras around during a football game. Hey, the last real concert I went to was John Denver so cut me some slack.
So I’m sitting here trying to decide if I need to reclaim my manhood or express my inner angry-white-bitch. Mrs. Dan gave me a bottle of Bitch Creek ESB at Christmas. I thought maybe this is the place to start.
This brew starts out all toasty and malty. Slightly caramel or toffee. You think you are about to drink a real heavy brew. Then slam….those tastes stop and hops kick in and take over. It then is a kind of mellow hop profile that slowly and I mean slowly migrates to being bitter. Finish is very dry.
This is bottle conditioned, 6.0% ABVwith 54 IBUs. The neck label has a trout on it so I’m going to assume that Bitch Creek is where you go fishing, not to find a mean woman. I guess you could do both on a lucky day.
I visited their website. Looks like they make sodas as well. My assumption about the name coming from a real creek was correct. The Bitch Creek ESB is part of their signature series and available year-round. Mrs. Dan bought this at Toast I believe so obviously it’s available in the Augusta area.
Here’s what their website says: “At Grand Teton Brewing, we are very fortunate to live in one of the greatest places on earth. The beauty, wildlife, mountains, clear water and endless activities found right here in our backyard make for an outdoor playground paradise.
One of these local landmarks is Bitch Creek. Similar to the water used in our brewing process, Bitch Creek is spring fed and flows out of the west side of the Grand Tetons. It’s a popular playground for kayakers and fishermen alike. Bitch Creek ESB is named for this local landmark. Over the last 8 years, it’s become one of the most award-winning beers in the industry having claimed 12 gold medals at national events.
Bitch Creek perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the stream for which it is named, our Bitch Creek ESB is full of character… not for the timid.”
Their Teton Ale looks interesting as well as their Howling Wolf. I got a Toast gift card at Christmas. I think it’s time to pay them a visit.
From: Victor, Idaho
Brewery: Grand Teton Brewing Co.