Mammoth Brewing Co. has solidified itself as an iconic mainstay in the tight-knit community of Mammoth Lakes, and last Friday, April 18, the brewery toasted to a new chapter with the opening of their tasting room. The new tasting room, located at 18 Lake Mary Road, in the old Whiskey Creek location, will feature 13 beers on tap, as well as the brewery’s extremely popular “Mammoth Imperial Root Beer.”
“This building is iconic, and now it will be occupied by Mammoth Brewing Co.’s iconic brewery,” Mammoth Lake Mayor Rick Wood said during the ribbon cutting ceremony. “Mammoth Brewing Company is a quintessential Mammoth business, and I know that from here the changes and growth will continue and so will the success.”
Wood joined co-owners Sean and Joyce Turner and Chamber of Commerce President Jeremy Goico for the Grand Opening of the new tasting room, which is now housed in the same building as the actual production of the beer.
“We are now here next to our entire production facility,” said Joyce Turner, co-owner of Mammoth Brewing Co. “Our loyal customers can now sample our beers just steps away from where our brewers work so hard to brew them. The experience, the backdrop will all provide for a exciting atmosphere.”
Mammoth Brewing Co., a staple in the Mammoth Lakes community, is the highest elevation brewery on the West Coast at over 8,000 feet above seal level. Sean Turner said that what makes Mammoth Brewing Co. unique is that at 8,000 feet, water boils at 198 degrees, rather than 212 degrees, resulting in a softer flavor profile during the brewing process. He added that the mountain water that is used in the brewing process is as “pure as it gets.”