WYOVORE: Food & Art & WYPA


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WY-P-A being enjoyed at Freedom’s Edge Brewery in Cheyenne…

WY-P-A — What is it and why are people talking so much about it?

Since mid-April, we’ve been including news on WY-P-A on our blogs, and it has appeared in local newspapers and on Facebook. But…what is it? And why is it such a big deal? Here’s our synopsis and why we’re excited:  WY-P-A is a collaboration beer, created through the joint efforts of many of the breweries throughout Wyoming.  There are several breweries in Wyoming, and they all are quite awesome for the same reasons as well as reasons unique to them. There are many things I have learned about beer since we began Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine:  #1 — Beer is an art form. And brewers, with the breweries that they represent, are artists in the purest sense of the word. Just because you can consume their media does not make it any less art, in my book.  #2 — Craft brewing has a following unique to anything else out there, and brewers are a friendly bunch. From my conversations with brewers in a few of Wyoming’s breweries, they’re also friendly with each other. And WY-P-A is a good demonstration of that.

Coming together in Pinedale in mid-April to create WY-P-A

So Wyoming’s breweries came together in mid-April, in Pinedale, and had a weekend of palling around and making a new brew. A brew that they all had a part in — that they all collaborated in. Hence, we have WY-P-A, a pale ale that is a collaboration of all the breweries together. Now THAT’S pretty darn cool, in my opinion. It’s kinda like the best bronze sculptors across Wyoming coming together to all make one massive, amazing sculpture. Or the best painters coming together to create one gigantic mural at once. Cool, right? Absolutely.

On May 14, this past Monday, the breweries across Wyoming opened their taps and all served a portion of this collaborative, super cool effort, this WY-P-A. (I *believe* the word is that it’s still out there, although I heard from Snake River Brewing that it was a-going fast.) On May 14, also, those who dig the craft beer scene headed down to their local Wyoming brewery to sample this effort — so, in effect, a bunch of Wyoming’s citizens collaborated at once to sample a collaboration brew. Again — cool, right? Absolutely.

So in the spirit of this super-cool event, and in the hopes that it continue in the future, we raise a glass and congratulate the Wyoming breweries who put their teamwork into this collaborative brew — and hope that you get to enjoy it too! Click on the link below to check out the slide show of images from those Wyoming breweries that were so kind to share — a little bit of their own WY-P-A excitement, local-style… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0n8DlHAhS8



The Cheyenne International Film Festival is about to begin! May 17-20, enjoy Wyoming productions and independent films. We’re also thrilled to be sponsoring the screening of Wyoming Triumph by KGB Productions in Jackson, Wyoming.  Click here for a trailer of Wyoming Triumph – this action-packed ski film takes viewers on a tour of Wyoming’s skiing destinations and locations.  Definitely one to check out!  Wyoming Triumph will be played as part of the Wyoming Showcase on Friday, May 18.  Also at the Wyoming Showcase, the winner of the Wyoming Film Office’s Short Film Contest will be screened.  This is a night of Wyoming film talent not to be missed!

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JACKSON — Bike to Work Day Followed by Free Grub

May 18 is National Bike to Work Day – please consider riding your bike to work or school to help support a healthy you and a healthy community! And on your way home – stop by the Lexington at Jackson Hole Hotel & Suites (285 N. Cache) – for the… 1st Annual Bike Away From Work Party

3:30p-6:30p $3 Snake River Brewery Beers  Free Hot Dogs

Several of our local bike shops will be there – conducting free bike safety checks —  Friends of Pathways, US Forest Service, Rendezvous Lands Conservancy and other community advocacy groups will be in attendance — The Jackson Hole Historical Museum will be showing videos of bike history and Doug Lowtham will be there with his Penny Farthing bike! Come join the fun – it’s FREE! And child friendly!

LARAMIE – -Lovejoy’s Specials

potato skins Baked potato skins loaded with creamy potato filling, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon and green onion. Served with a side of sour cream. 6.

grilled brat Topped with sauteed onions, mushrooms and sauerkraut and tucked in a bun. Served with your choice of fries, chips and salsa, creamy mashed potatoes, cottage cheese or dinner salad. 8.

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Altitude Chophouse & Brewery Specials

appetizer special Smoked salmon mousse garnished with capers and red onions. Served with crostini. 6.5
pan seared salmon filet Served with a spicy rice featuring four fresh peppers: jalapeno, chipotle, Anaheim and red bell. Finished with a pineapple green onion relish. 15.5
baked flank steak roulade thin flank steak rolled with Asiago artichoke spread, sundried tomatoes, red bell peppers and green onion. Served with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes. 15.
pork loin medallions brushed with garlic butter and grilled. Served with smoked gouda mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus. 14.

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WYOVORE: Wyoming Food News: April 26


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Wyoming foodies unite! For the Wyoming foodies (from epicureans to great grub lovers), we are excited to offer a regular blog post dedicated to culinary happenings in the Cowboy State. Find weekly specials, updates and news from restaurants and other food services state-wide — and if you have a restaurant or food service that you’d like to see featured in this blog, email us at editor@wyolifestyle.com for more info!

image by Keith Turbitt’s Shutter-Vision Photography in Cheyenne


Last weekend, several of Wyoming’s brewers united in Pinedale at WindRiver Brewing to create a collaboration brew. “WY-P-A” (Wyoming Pale Ale) is a combined effort of Wyoming’s breweries. WY-P-A’s style will encompass a traditional IPA (India Pale Ale) “…with a twist of Wyoming thrown in for good measure,” Tim Harland of Snake River Brewing in Jackson adds. Each brewer from around the state brought a portion of the ingredients to Pinedale last weekend for this historic brew. Nathan Venner of Altitude Brewery in Laramie states, “The most important and intangible ingredients that will be provided are the camaraderie shared between us and the sweat put forth in creating this brew.” The idea is the brain child of Steve Simpson of Saratoga’s Snowy Mountain Brewing. Tim Harland of Snake River Brewing in Jackson wrote in our latest issue of Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine:

“Steve was crucial in this effort as he personally contacted every brewery and encouraged their participation. After the (Saratoga Steinley Cup) festival, brewers convened at his brewery and over several of his local beers, the concept for a collaboration beer was explored.”

Simpson explains the motivation behind the beer:  “Brewing a collaborative beer gives us Wyoming brewers a chance to get together, share ideas, exchange knowledge and use our individual strengths to create a beer that’s bigger than any single one of us.” He adds, “Since we come from the least populated state in the union, Wyoming’s incredible beers can sometimes get overlooked or don’t garner the attention like those of more populated metropolitan areas.”

According to Harland, WY-P-A  is scheduled to be released on Monday, May 14th. The goal is to have a ceremonial statewide and simultaneous tapping of WY-P-A at all of the participating pub and brewery locations in honoring the onset of National Craft Beer Week. The beer will continue to be poured at each respective brewery, until every last drop has been consumed.

LARAMIE — Altitude Chophouse & Brewery Weekly Specials

southwestern beef stromboli Ground beef, Anaheim peppers, red bell peppers, green onions, melted cheddar and pepperjack cheeses and a chipotle sauce rolled up in amber ale pizza crust and baked. 8.5
chicken breast Brushed with a raspberry, rosemary and honey glaze. Served with fresh herb and garlic sticky rice.
baked pork loin Rubbed with garlic and basil. Served with sauteed veggies, fried matchstick potatoes and a pool of green curry coconut sauce.
breaded trout Pan seared and served with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and a sweet pickle and lemon cream sauce.

**Also, the much anticipated release of this year’s Mexican Chili Ale is slated for next Tuesday, May 1st! 

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LARAMIE — Lovejoy’s Weekly Specials

turkey avocado panini Sliced turkey breast tucked in a hoagie with avocado, tomatoes and melted Swiss cheese. Accompanied by your choice of fries, chips and salsa, creamy mashed potatoes, cottage cheese or a dinner salad. 8.50
korean bbq chicken pasta Chicken breast, red bell peppers, shredded carrots, mushrooms and red onion sauteed in a Korean bbq sauce. Tossed with rice noodles and garnished with green onions. Served with your choice of soup or salad. 11.00

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‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor



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