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Yakima Brewing and Malting / Grant's Ales
(Black Bear Brewing)
(Closed)
1803 Presson Place
PO Box 9158
Yakima WA 98901
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Notes

Opened: 1982

Annual Production: 10,000 bbl

Contributor: Melissa Christianson

In 1995, Grant's was purchased by Chateau St. Michelle Winery, which is owned by Stimson Lane Vineyards, which is owned by UST, Inc., which also owns US Tobacco. After Bert Grant's death in 2001, the brewery was sold to Black Bear Brewing. And after a few more transactions, the microbrewery was closed in 2005. Bert Grant's Real Ales will be brewed under contract at various locations around the country.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: May 5, 1996 (#1443)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden-amber, low carbonation and head. Cidery aroma, a little honey. Very cidery flavor, even sour. Flowery-ish finish. Tastes like a sweet cider.

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    • Date: November 3, 2003 (#5131)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beer Club International
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow, hazy. Moderate head. Clean wheat aroma, with spicy hops. Light body, fairly fizzy. Lots of wheat malt flavor. Fairly fruity.

  • English-Style Summer Ale
    Awards:

  • Scottish-Style Export Ale
    • Date: September 28, 2002 (#4446)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beer Club International
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-amber, some haze, low head. Caramelly, spicy aroma. Medium body. Big caramel malt flavor with some smoke. Mild hop flavor and bitterness in the finish.
    • Date: February 27, 1996 (#1329)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Long's Drugs, Kailua HI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, some haze, OK head. Smoky caramel aroma. Thick, smoky, clean.
    • Date: July 12, 1995 (#1104)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber, good head, very slight haze. Big malty nose. Malty flavor, very smoky.
    • Date: June 27, 1993 (#104)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Lighter (red) than I remember. Maybe I wasn't paying attention. Fruity nose...no smoke? Thick enough, but smoky/peat character is missing! Good beer, but...this deserves better. The bottled version is phenomenal!
    • Date: February 7, 1993 (#2518)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Overall Impression
      Spicy nose, good stuff! Drink gallons of this!

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    • Date: September 28, 2002 (#4445)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beer Club International
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      "Amarillo hops" featured prominently on the label. Bright red-amber, low head. Caramel malt aroma with a hint of maple. Medium body, huge caramel malt flavor with quite a bit of toast. Pretty sweet in a malty sort of way.

  • Old Ale

  • Hefeweizen
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier

  • Imperial Stout
    Imperial Stout
    6.00% abv.
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  • India Pale Ale
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Mandarin Hefeweizen
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
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  • Perfect Porter
    Robust Porter

  • Spiced Ale
    Herb and Spice Beer

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    Weis Beer
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast