Wyoming’s Melvin Brewing has been a favorite of ours since being named the 2015 Great American Beer Fest Small Brew Pub and Small Brew Pub Brewer of the year and naming Hacksaw Jim Duggan an official spokesman. Founded in 2009 by Jeremy Tofte and Kirk McHale to fulfill their need to drink the biggest, most exciting West-Coast Style IPAs in Jackson, Wyo., Melvin now has more than 40 beer recipes to its name, expanding its portfolio of hoppy beers and other styles, with brands or beer styles such as ChChCh-Cherry Bomb (Fruit Beer), Killer Bees (Honey Ale), Coffee Ruckus (Coffee Imperial Stout), Wu’Wit (Belgian Wit) and Hey Zeus! (Mexican Lager).
In 2015, Melvin Brewing opened its production facility in Alpine, Wyo., brewing out of a new 30-barrel brewhouse, and their domination of their home state’s craft beer scene continues. On June 3, Melvin Brewing opened the doors to its first brewpub. The highly anticipated brewpub features 20 taps including a rotating guest tap with the best damn, sought after IPAs they can get their hands on and a bar and dining menu created by local favorite, Chef Drew Trepanier.
Melvin features a modern rustic design with nods to their Kung Fu beginnings. Specific design elements include: 5,000-square-foot open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows looking out upon the streetscape, 160 seats broken out by 13 high tops, 20 bar stool seats and a mix of tables and booths with bench seating made for sharing.
The second floor center of the space is home to the mash tun and kettle. The 7-barrel brewing system is alongside the kitchen for all to see brewing in process. The walls are adorned with original Melvin artwork showcasing event posters and labels.
Photos to Prove it
Thanks to Debbie Rizzo at DRink PR for sending these along.