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Your IPA is From the Future, For the Future
Do you have big dreams? So do we. That’s why we summoned a beer from the future, Your IPA, made for our multitasking ninjas who want to do good in the world while drinking a delicious hoppy brew.
You heard that right– just like a Joe Dirt mullet, Melvin has a party side, and a serious side too. Let me let you in on a little secret: we do give a shit about the shit that matters. This might matter to you:
There is a medical debt crisis in America. Americans owe a metric f@*k ton, aka one trilli...
2x4 Reasons to Get Rowdy
Craft beer lovers, kung-fu enthusiasts, and weeknight revelers unite because today is International 2x4 Day. It’s kind of like Melvin’s hoppiversary, and this year we are going bigger, harder, faster, stronger than ever before. How many hop puns can we fit into one blog post? TRY US. We’re also pretty good at math and we figured 2x4= 8 nuggets of wisdom about our homegrown holiday, so grab your ninja attire and get with it. Speaking of math, 2x4 Day has historically taken place on Feb 4th, bu...
Jackson Hole Happenings: Pole, Pedal, Paddle, Party
This Saturday, Melvin Brewing’s hometown of Jackson Hole will host the ultimate type two fun/adventure/suffer fest with après bragging rights: the 43rd Annual Rendezvous River Sports Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle. The race, one of the longest running events in Jackson with quite possibly the longest name, heralds the coming of spring with a mashup of winter and summer sports. It kicks off with a downhill ski race at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and ends with a celebratory soak, party, and awa...
These Islands Are Home to Hidden Drinking Clubs and Bush-Beer Breweries
Discover a laid-back yet world-class beer scene steeped in history and tradition in the Cook Islands, the South Pacific’s low-key paradise.
Pricey poolside Mai Tai’s are best left to Fiji and Tahiti because, in the Cook Islands, locals favor the home brewed. Bush-beer brewing is a two-century-old Cook Island tradition–the beer, made from fermented fruit, sugar, malt, and hops, was traditionally served in secretive community gathering spots known as “tumunus.” These drinking clubs are hidden d...
12 Can’t-Miss Adventures in the Cook Islands
The Cook Islands, where turquoise lagoons contrast with lush jungles, is the South Pacific's best-kept secret.
There are many reasons to visit the alluring islands of the South Pacific, but in the Cook Islands, activities like kitesurfing and deep sea fishing are cheaper and more laidback here than in Fiji or Tahiti. Catering to the intrepid adventurer over the Tommy-Bahama loving beach bum (although, if this is you, beach chairs and pool bars also abound), the Cook Islands is full of adventu...
Copper Bar Carries On Tradition
The Copper Bar is nestled in the Aspens neighborhood away from the fray of Teton Village, but this recently reinvented hideaway may be the perfect après ski or date-night spot. Dishing sits down with chief operating officer Wayne DeWall and general manager Buck Buchenroth to experience the Austrian concept of “Gemutlichkeit” – the feeling you get when good friends, good food, and good drink comes together in a celebration of the good life.
Copper Bar is the rebranding of Peter St...
7 Gifts for the Foodie on Your List
Somehow, the holiday season has a way of sneaking up on us, but last minute shopping doesn’t need to be subpar. This season, consider forgoing the endless Amazon Prime cart (physical vs. mailing address… the horror) and do some local shopping instead. With flurries in the air and fairy lights adorning every window, you might even find your errands turn into an enjoyable yuletide tradition. Ok, santa’s helpers, read on for the best foodie gifts in town.
The weather outside is frightful, but th...
Like snowflakes, no two early seasons in the Tetons are alike. Some Decembers we are up to our ears in fresh snow, taking advantage of the short lift lines before Christmas crowds descend on Teton Village. Other years, we wait patiently for mother nature to deliver the goods while simultaneously missing the long days of summer and yearning for the storm skiing our harsh winters have in store.
A high-pressure weather system in Jackson has brought little of the fluffy stuff lately, and it has t...
Melvin Brewing's got the magic sauce at GABF
Melvin’s Got the Magic Sauce at Great American Beer Festival: An Interview with Co-Founder/Field Hoperative Jeremy Tofte
Interviewed October 16, 2017 by Contributor Michelle DeLong
AT THE GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL, DENVER, CO
Melvin Brewing is here to remind us all that if you take your beer too seriously, you are the definition of blowing it.
Yeah, craft beer has gotten a little too hip these days, and it's time to bring beer back into the hands and mouths of the everyman ...
Pack It In
“When I look out at the meadow and see my horses just getting to be horses… nothing makes me happier.”
Max, the operator of Hoback Peak Outfitters, cracks a smile and wipes his bacon grease streaked hands on worn-in Wranglers. He wears a wide brimmed hat, a silk neckerchief, and a huge copper belt buckle adorned with an obsidian chip he plucked from the earth, deep in the Wyoming backcountry.
“I love this country,” he grins.
From the trees behind us, Max’s Palomino whinnies. He is anxious to ...
From the Summit to the Sea - Outpost Jackson Hole
From the Summit to the Sea - Outpost Jackson Hole