That could be because we have a world-class brewmaster perfecting his craft in a cutting-edge facility. And with beer this down-right delicious it’s a miracle we don’t pour it on our heads, use it as cologne and bathe in it. But don’t take our word for it, see how we’ve done in competition:
To Dan Rogers the pursuit of the perfect beer is a never-ending quest. The man was born to brew. Hard to believe he got started brewing on a kitchen stove. Once he started, he couldn't stop. Now that he's brewing in the most cutting-edge facility in the country you'd think he might slow down. "Quality everything. The best tasting beer—that's what I want."
Dan founded the first brewery in Las Vegas in 1992. Since then every batch has been a lesson. Every keg, every bottle, a learning experience. Try any Griffin Claw beer and you'll taste twenty years of compounded technique. Everything is balanced. No ingredient is too heavy, no shortcuts are made. The man knows how to brew. No wonder when the best brewers in the world have problems they call him. He's a problem solver, scientist, chef, sage, and scholar. And he makes some damn delicious beer.
We're proud he calls Griffin Claw home.
Our Screamin' Pumpkin Ale is like a slice of warm pie. Cinnamon, clove, sweet pumpkin, a little molasses. A couple sips in you'll mistake the malty aftertaste for a crispy crust. The perfect beer to celebrate Halloween. Or Thanksgiving. Or Christmas, if there's any left. From the time we brew it in July get it while it's good.
No corners are cut to brew our World Beer Cup champion Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA. The key is in the giant, wonderful combination of piney, citrusy, and fruity hops with a surprisingly low malt profile. In other words, this is a powerhouse beer but it won't make you drowsy. You'll probably just want to order another pint.
Our gold-medal-winning Grind Line Pale Ale gets its name from equal parts Detroit Hockey and Detroit Automaking. Everything about this Ale works together to form the whole - just the right amount of malt and hops. A good place to start if you're having trouble deciding.
Our bronze medal winning El Rojo Red Ale has a malty, roasted flavor profile. Entered in competition as an English brown, the El Rojo is really more of an American Red - bigger than Scottish Reds with a beautiful ruby red color and a rich, roasty, caramel body.
A little trivia you might not believe: we use more pounds of hops per barrel to brew our Bohemian Pilsner than we use to brew our IPAs. You gotta like hops to like this beer. What separates it from our lagers and ales is the adherence to traditional Czech brewing methods. The use of mineral-less soft water keeps the hops smooth, and the beer light in color. A spicy nose seals the deal.