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Salt Lake City, UT
brewpub sits near the center of downtown Anchorage. Its size,
lodge atmosphere, food menu, and beer quality are all very
Diners can enjoy delicious wood grilled meats, salmon (served three
pizza, and pasta -- all prepared in the sparkling open kitchen.
eight house beers are usually on tap with one chosen to be served from
cask. Standouts were definitely the Amber Ale (subtle resiny hop
and fruit notes), Hefeweizen (complex, authentic clove and banana
Honey Maibock (hints of honey, malt, and alcohol), and the Beam Stout
in Jim Beam oak barrels). The cask beer when we visited was a
roasty, powerful Imperial Stout. What a marvelous place!
Lady Brewing Co.
Lady is actually a nickname for Mount Susitna (which is visible from
deck of this brewpub). The menu here features fresh Alaskan
steaks, pasta, burgers, pizza, and a large selection of
This is a large brewpub that takes up two floors of a waterfront
in downtown Anchorage. The darker house beers seemed to have more
personality and appeal here at Snow Goose -- with the Stout, Scottish
Porter, and Barleywine being the standouts. Other beers included
a Golden Ale, Pale Ale, IPA, Scottish Ale, and Mild Ale. This is
quite a fun and attractive place.
deck at Snow Goose
who own this pizzeria pub also run the Moose's Tooth microbrewery
near downtown Anchorage in the warehouse district of Ship Creek.
They also have beer and fresh food in a full-feature movie house at
Bear Tooth Theatre Pub. The Pizzeria is just a short taxi ride
downtown on Old Seward Highway and boasts some of the best tasting
and beer Kerri and I have ever enjoyed. Patrons may choose from
42 styles of unique, hand-tossed, stone-baked pizzas to enjoy with
beers such as Fairweather IPA (very hoppy and bold), Prince William's
(dark and full-bodied), Hard Apple Ale (refreshing with lots of apple
Dopplebock (dark brown and malty), and Barleywine (fruity, malty, and
Don't miss Moose's Tooth!
has one of the very best beer selections in Anchorage. All of the
regional micros from Alaska can be found here along with a smart
of some of the best draft and bottled beers from the lower 48 states
Europe. A "humpy" is a type of salmon (so we gather). The
serves up basic seafood dishes and pub fare.
Eagle Brewing Co.
is just north of Anchorage on the way to Wasilla. It's an
little brewpub with antiques, old photographs, ornate metal ceilings,
stuffed animals just outside the glass enclosed brewhouse. Brewer
Ken Stevenson's signature beer is the Copper River Amber. His
beers included Snowy Creek Lager (grainy, bread-like, refreshing),
IPA (crisp and smooth, but not quite hoppy enough for style), and Oil
Oatmeal Stout (rich, roasty, and slightly smoky with a big mouthfeel).
Bear Brewing Co.
in Wasilla (a tiny suburb of Anchorage) is the northern-most brewpub in
America! Great Bear has excellent food (the almond/honey salmon
fried halibut are superb) and some of the best beers I've ever
Head Brewer, Jay Kelley, visited from Athens, Georgia in 1996 on
and never left Alaska. Nine house beers were on tap when we
and the standouts were the Hatcher Pall Pale (delightful blend of
Archangel Amber (UK hops with a balanced blend of malts), Wasilla Wheat
Ale (an American Wheat Beer dry hopped with floral/citrusy Crystal
Big Su Strong Ale (8% alcohol by volume with 25% cane sugar), and
Stout (perfect roasty, dry, mineral-like Stout). If you ever have
a chance to visit this brewpub, you'll immediately see why it is so
with the locals.
Brewer) takes great pride
the Great Bear
expect to find a first-class German pub perched on a scenic hilltop in
Wasilla, Alaska? Schwabenhof serves bratwurst, kraut, pretzels
cheese, and scrumptious beers including Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Spaten
Optimator, Aventinus Weizenbock, Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock, Alaskan
microbrews, Belgian Lambics, and more! If you enjoy flavorful
you could spend an entire afternoon at Schwabenhof.
is the owner of Schwabenhof
Rib Pub & Grill
is crawling with mountain climbers. Located behind a small
store, the West Rib is a popular spot for climbers, locals, and
alike. Here you can enjoy great microbrews from Alaska (including
a high-alcohol blonde ale made at Glacier Brewhouse in
The fish and crab sandwiches are amazing and the patio is very inviting
(at least in the warm months). Pool tables and dart boards are
along with a rock climbing wall across from the bar!
and Cabin Rentals)
If you are
on your way to the Denali National Park region, Creekside Cafe offers
priced cabins, nice food, and a half dozen good bottled beers with
and regional micros. They serve breakfast, lunch, and
Denali National Park is about 13 miles north of Creekside.
has excellent Alaskan seafood -- including some of the largest king
legs I've ever seen. This establishment is also fun because of
home-baked bread, big picture windows, and Alaskan Smoked Porter on
when we visited. The food is a bit pricey, but worth it.
Crows Nest Overlook Bar & Grill
has the best beer selection in the Denali area and is perched on a hill
overlooking the trees and mountains. It is a beautiful pub and
with vaulted ceilings made of rustic lumber. The food is good and
the beer list goes on and on with eight or nine regional draft
and almost 70 bottled beers heavy on selections from Alaska and the
Gulch Brewing Co.
Rts. 6 & 2
north of Fairbanks
has a bar up front with pool tables and electronic darts. They
hold an open tasting in the brewery area with free tastes every Friday
at 5 PM. Out in the wilds of northern Fairbanks/Fox, Silver Gulch
is a beer oasis. Dan Unkersco is the master brewer (pictured to
right) who does a great job with their Pickaxe Porter, Amber Ale, Amber
Lager, Oatmeal Stout, Pilsner, and seasonal brews. Look for
Gulch beers in good beer pubs throughout Alaska.
the Capt. Bartlett Inn
a very casual bar and restaurant with peanut shells on the floor and a
big pub menu. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The
beer list features five or six local craft bottles and six good draft
Beer prices are a bit steep, however.
A huge restaurant,
pub, and deck make up Pike's Landing on the Chena River. The food
is outstanding and upscale, and the Sunday brunch is quite
Fifteen draft beers are on tap here and twelve of these are good
craft beers from Alaska and the Northwest United States. The deck
on the river in summer is awesome for Alaskan sun worshippers.
Pub and Liquor Store)
Road runs through a valley just a few miles north of Fairbanks.
you can enjoy a great beer with your steak, seafood, sandwich, or pizza
at Ivory Jack's. This nice roadside tavern is a big, open pub
a sports bar theme. The bottled beer selection is very good (and
ever changing) with 34 or more microbrews available most
There are dart boards and live music too.
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