Bear Root Bitters
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Bear Root Bitters are wild crafted in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in small batches using locally-harvested and organic ingredients fueled by a passion for enhancing the experience of a cocktail. All flavors come from real plants - roots, bark, fruit, leaves, and flowers. You won't find anything artificial here.
Sustainability is at the forefront of this small company. Selective harvesting methods are used to keep the natural landscape intact and prevent over-harvesting. Every plant used is either wild foraged in the Grand Teton/Greater Yellowstone region or is organic if they are not found in the area. Bitters have existed for centuries throughout the world and Bear Root Bitters is using traditional methods to revive this ancient art into an innovative and sustainable craft for the modern era.
Bear Root Bitters is named after the behavior of Grizzly Bears in the Yellowstone and Grand Teton area. When making bitters, they use many of the same roots and botanicals Grizzly Bears use to kick start their digestion after coming out of hibernation. A bear's diet changes with the seasons. Grizzly Bears have long claws and strong shoulders which allow them to dig up roots that other bears cannot access. As Grizzly Bears become more active in the spring and summer, they eat an assortment of botanicals such as Huckleberries, Gentian Root, Dandelions, White Bark Pine seeds, and Yampa.
KATIE SCHNEBERG, CO-FOUNDER
Katie Schneberg is a local botanist, herbalist, and co-founder of Bear Root Bitters. She earned a bachelors degree in botany from Colorado State University, and studied with Equinox School of Herbalism before moving to Jackson Hole. She leads wildcrafting efforts in the Teton area using sustainable harvesting techniques to create the highest quality tinctures, infusions, creams, and more. "The natural world offers thousands of medicines to help us heal. Bitters are a great starting point for people to familiarize with natural medicine because they can be used for creating beverages and for medicine."
ANTHONY MARTINO, CO-FOUNDER
Anthony Martino is an artist and designer with a background in fine arts, graphic design, industrial design and product development, and co-founder of Bear Root Bitters. Inspired by wilderness, travel and creative solutions, Anthony finds his passion in creation and his energy in the mountains.
Native, Locally Sourced Ingredients
Made in Small Batches