Ernie Otto ’70

Following publication of the article “Something in the Water” (Summer 2017), about microbreweries established by alumni, we learned that we missed the earliest of them all, Grand Teton Brewing, founded in 1988 by Charlie Otto ’78 and Ernie Otto ’70 (the latter of whom died in June 2008). Originally named Otto Brothers’ Brewing Company, it was the first modern microbrewery in the state of Wyoming and has been based in Idaho since the late 1990s. The photo shows Charlie and Ernie in the company’s early days. Please visit News from Hope College online to see the complete list of all eight alumni microbreweries (so far…) along with links to their websites.

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