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The Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Taprooms in Alaska

Navigating the Alaskan Brewery map proves quite the challenge. From Anchorage to Wasilla, the water is fresh & the craft beer is cold. Drink the frontier!

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Beer taps at Kodiak Island Brewing Company in Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak Island Brewing Company

Alaska, the Last Craft Beer Frontier. We'd enjoy the Midnight Sun a bit more with a tasty Alaskan-brewed ale in our hands. Just saying.

When we consider Alaskan Brewing companies and taprooms and the sources from which they derive their ingredients, we consider water in its purest form, running off the back of a cold glacier. We consider verdant brewing materials, like the actual spruce branches used in Skagway Brewing Company's Spruce Tip Blonde Ale, we consider the hard work, determination, and grit of frontier life, and how that informs their craft beer artistry. We've never been to an Alaskan brewery before, but we're fairly certain that those qualities and the flavors come through in the beer are Alaska itself.

Why? Because it's Alaska. Because the 49th state's people are hearty and vigorous. This isn't some homebrewer on the East side of Cranston, RI plying his trade with a Coleman cooler and the outdoor garden spigot, though we'd drink that beer too. No, to be part of the Alaskan Brewing community is to commit to quality. And also, Rhode Island Breweries are quality. Sorry about that, RI. No disrespect.

Wow. There's no other way to describe the majesty of the state. Alaska is ~20% of the United States by land mass. Mountains, rainforests, river valleys, and all types of geography comprise it. Alaska's diversity extends into all aspects of its culture, ecology, economy, topography, and more. Here are the state's regions and their breweries.

Far North

Brewery-less. That we know of. Who knows, maybe Moose have learned how to brew and make a mean Belgian Quad. Probably take a whole case of beer to get them drunk, am-I-rite!?


With breweries in Fairbanks and Healy, the Interior Region isn't left without, like the Far North, but it isn't quite Southcentral either. Any further and we stare down the Far North. Breweries of note include:

  • 49th State Brewing Company
  • HooDoo Brewing Company
  • Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Company

There's nothing like enjoying a 907 Frontier-style lager on the roof deck of 49th State Brewing.


Southcentral plays host to microbreweries and tasting rooms in Anchorage, among the Kenai Peninsula, and along the Matanuska River. Folks in town to view the Northern Lights can enjoy a fresh pint at several of the Matanuska taprooms that are spread out amongst the region. They could even take a class at Anchorage's Magnetic North Brewing Company and learn how to brew a tasty pale ale.

  • Kenai River Brewing Company
  • Matanuska Brewing Company (Downtown)

If you're looking for an English IPA in the last frontier, Kenai River Brewing's Sunken Island IPA is it. If you're looking for a brewery tour, check out Anchorage's Big Swig Tours who are "... exploring the Last Frontier, one craft brewery at a time."

Southeast Inside Passage

Home of Glacier Bay National Park, dozens of islands, and the state's capital city, Juneau, the Southeast Inside Passage is a much easier place to get a fresh pint of brew than the Far North, Interior, and Southwest regions. The land is known for having plenty of waterfalls, both in nature, and in regional taprooms and Alaskan brewpubs.

  • Alaskan Brewing Company
  • Bawden Street Brewing Company
  • Skagway Brewing Company

Unfortunately Skagway's Gold Rush Brewery and Sitka's Baranof Island Brewing Company closed, the latter taking their robust barley wine with them. Fortunately, on the other side of the coin, you can buy kegs at Alaskan Brewing Company, along with crowlers and growlers.


Southwest Alaska consists of Katmai National Park, Kodiak Island, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Yukon Delta. Kodiak Island Brewing is a great stop if you're in the actual city proper. If you can even call the Olds River Inn within city limits, well, then you got us, since it's about 35-40 minutes out of town.

  • Kodiak Island Brewing Company
  • Olds River Inn

All Breweries in Alaska

Alaska Breweries51 breweries to enjoy a delicious and fresh craft beer.
Brewery Address Phone
Matanuska Brewing Company (Downtown) 535 W 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 865-6995
Matanuska Brewing Company (Midtown) 2830 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 677-2531
49th State Brewing Company (Anchorage) 717 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 277-7727
Glacier Brewhouse 737 W 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 274-2739
Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse 610 W 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 276-2337
Anchorage Brewing Company 148 W 91st Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99515 (907) 360-5104
Broken Tooth Brewing Company 2021 Spar Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 278-4999
Midnight Sun Brewing Company 8111 Dimond Hook Drive, Anchorage, AK 99507 (907) 344-1179
King Street Brewing Company 9050 King Street, Anchorage, AK 99515 (907) 336-5464
Magnetic North Brewing Company 8861 Golovin Street, Anchorage, AK 99507 (907) 891-7406
Cynosure Brewing 144 E Potter Drive, Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 563-2966
Onsite Brewing Company 3211 Denali Street, Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 310-2337
Resolution Brewing Company 3024 Mountain View Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 748-5297
Turnagain Brewing 7924 King Street, Anchorage, AK 99518 (907) 646-2337
Cooper Landing Brewing Company 34898 Caribou Heights Circle, Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907) 223-6101
Matanuska Brewing Company (Eagle River) 11901 Old Glenn Highway, Eagle River, AK 99577 (907) 696-3000
Odd Man Rush Brewing 10930 Mausel Street, Eagle River, AK 99577 (907) 696-2337
HooDoo Brewing Company 1951 Fox Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 459-2337
Lat 65 Brewing Company 150 Eagle Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Black Spruce Brewing Company 3290 Peger Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709 (907) 328-0448
Midnite Mine Brewpub 308 Wendell Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 378-4067
Silver Gulch Brewing Company 2195 Old Steese Highway, Fox, AK 99712 (907) 452-2739
Gakona Brewing Company Mile 0.5 Tok Cutoff Hwy, Gakona, AK 99586 (907) 822-5609
Girdwood Brewing Company 2700 Alyeska Highway, Girdwood, AK 99587 (907)-783-2739
Haines Brewing Company 327 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827 (907) 766-3823
49th State Brewing Company (Healy) Mile 248.4 Parks Highway, Healy, AK 99743 (907) 683-2739
Homer Brewing Company 1411 Lake Shore Drive, Homer, AK 99603 (907) 235-3626
Grace Ridge Brewing Company 3388 B Street, Homer, AK 99603 (907) 435-0601
Icy Strait Brewing 286 Front Street, Hoonah, AK 99829 (907) 723-5482
Alaskan Brewing Company 5429 Shaune Drive, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 780-5866
Devil's Club Brewing 100 N Franklin Street, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 523-2739
Barnaby Brewing Company 165 Shattuck Way, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 419-0916
Forbidden Peak Brewery 11798 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801 (907) 523-7787
Kassik's Brewery 47160 Spruce Haven Street, Kenai, AK 99611 (907) 776-4055
Baleen Brewing Company 884 Mizzen Lane, Ketchikan, AK 99901 (907) 220-7492
Bawden Street Brewing Company 325 Bawden Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901 (907) 225-4722
Olds River Inn 32233 Pasagshak Road, Kodiak, AK 99615 (907) 486-6040
Kodiak Island Brewing Company 117 Lower Mill Bay Road, Kodiak, AK 99615 (907) 486-2537
Matanuska Brewing Company 513 South Valley Way, Palmer, AK 99645 (907) 351-2615
Lazy Mountain Brewing Company 15905 E Helmaur Place, Palmer, AK 99645
Arkose Brewery 650 E Steel Loop, Palmer, AK 99645 (907) 746-2337
Bleeding Heart Brewery 1150 S Colony Way, Palmer, AK 99645 (907) 746-2421
Seward Brewing Company 139 4th Avenue, Seward, AK 99664 (907) 422-0337
Klondike Brewing Company 365 2nd Avenue, Skagway, AK 99840 (907) 983-2778
Skagway Brewing Company 250 4th Avenue, Skagway, AK 99840 (907) 983-2759
St Elias Brewing Company 434 Sharkathmi Avenue, Soldotna, AK 99669 (907) 260-7837
Kenai River Brewing Company 308 Homestead Lane, Soldotna, AK 99669 (907) 262-2337
Denali Brewing Company 37083 Talkeetna Spur Road, Talkeetna, AK 99676 (907) 733-2536
Growler Bay Brewing Company 224 Galena Drive, Valdez, AK 99686
Last Frontier Brewing Company 238 N Boundary Street, Wasilla, AK 99654 (907) 357-7200
Bearpaw River Brewing Company 4605 E Palmer Wasilla Highway, Wasilla, AK 99654 (907) 373-2537