The Best Breweries in Teton Valley
Did you know that Idaho is the nation’s top barley-producing state, and second for hops production? It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that Idaho breweries are a big destination draw for people who live and vacation here. Teton Valley, Idaho is home to a handful of award-winning breweries right here in Driggs and Victor, with many of the restaurants serving locally-produced drinks you can enjoy anywhere.
If you’re visiting the area and want to set up a brewery tour, we’ve got a number of really great breweries that draw visitors from around the nation. These include Grand Teton Brewing, Wildlife Brewing, Citizen 33 Brewery, and Guidepost Brewing. There is also Refuge Taproom in Victor where you can find a little bit of everything, and most restaurants in the area have rotating local brews on tap.
If you love the idea of sampling great local brews, we’ve compiled this list of the best breweries in Teton Valley Idaho for the next time you visit Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Jackson Hole and anywhere in southeast Idaho.
Grand Teton Brewing
Grand Teton Brewing was founded in 1988 by Charlie and Ernie Otto as Otto Brothers’ Brewing Company, which was the first modern “micro” brewery in the state of Wyoming.
If you know beer, you know what a growler is, but did you ever wonder where it came from? In 1989, the brothers discovered a long-forgotten container, a European lidded tin-pail known as a “growler” and reintroduced it in a modern, 64-ounce glass jug version. Growlers are now sold at breweries throughout the nation and they enjoy the credit for having recreated this novel and environmentally friendly idea.
Today, Grand Teton Brewing has a 30-barrel brewhouse where they brew all of their beers, with 660 barrels of fermenting tanks in their cellar, allowing for both ale and lager production. They have a taproom where you can sample a dozen different brews, lots of outdoor seating with Teton views in good weather, and there’s usually a food truck outside if you want some bites with your brews.
Grand Teton Brewing is located at 430 Old Jackson Highway in Victor and you can visit their website at grandtetonbrewing.com.
Citizen 33 Brewery
Located on State Highway 33 in the town of Driggs, Citizen 33 was created to celebrate the people and community that make up Teton Valley, Idaho. Offering a full menu restaurant in addition to the brews they make on-site, Citizen 33 likes to share that they offer is beer that is entirely Idaho! The base malt barley is grown and malted in the Snake River planes west of our valley near Idaho Falls, ID. Over the course of four short years, the brewery and restaurant (which boasts a locally sourced and diverse menu of food) has successfully made itself a destination brewery. The seven-barrel brewhouse gets its hops from Mill 95, an Idaho hop processor. The base malt barley is grown and malted in the Snake River planes west of Teton Valley near Idaho Falls. Citizen 33’s Teton Valley IPA is brewed from 100% Idaho ingredients. Nine flagship beers are always on tap, with seven seasonal rotations.
Citizen 33 is located at 364 N Main Street in Driggs and you can learn more on their website at citizen33.com.
Located in Victor, Wildlife Brewing is a pizzeria and small independent craft brewery offering microbrews made on-site. They have seating inside and outside in warm weather. The views are great and the food and brews a local favorite. Wildlife Brewing is located at 145 So. Main Street. More info can be found on their Facebook page at facebook.com/wildlifebrew.
One of Victor’s newer offerings is Refuge Taphouse, located on the corner conveniently at the intersection of Highway 33 and 31, and known for curating an ever-changing beer selection. There are local beers on tap such as kegs from Citizen 33 and Guidepost Brewing, they have seating inside and outside, and a wide selection of beers from across the country that keeps folks coming back. Refuge is located at 2 No. Main Street and you can follow them on Instagram @refuge_taphouse.
Guidepost Brewing offers innovative, small-batch, handcrafted beers. The brewery is in the process of building a main brewery, taproom and eatery at 167 W. Center Street in Victor and will have both indoor and outdoor seating to be completed in autumn 2023. More information can be found at guidepostbrewing.com.