Bert Grants Scottish AleThrowback Thursday – 
Yakima Brewing & Malting Co, also known as Grant’s Brewery Pub, was a brewpub founded by Bert Grant in Yakima, Washington. With its opening in 1982, it was regarded as the first in the United States since Prohibition.

In 1982, Scotland-born Grant started a brewpub in Yakima’s old opera house and later moved it to the city’s train depot.  The brewery began with a pale ale and eventually developed an IPA, an amber ale, a Scottish ale, and several seasonal varieties.  In 1995, Grant sold the brewpub and Yakima Brewing & Malting Co., to Stimson Lane Vineyards & Estates.

Grant’s Scottish Ale was nationally acclaimed, while the IPA was considered one of the pioneers in the re-introduction and popularization of the style in America. (Wikipedia)
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I only had the chance to try the Scottish ale before they stopped brewing.  Cheers to Bert Grant and the beginning of the Craft Beer movement.

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