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 ALASKAN BREWING AND BOTTLING CO
5429 Shaune Dr Juneau, AK, United States
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Our Crew, Our Brew: Livin' Life Alaskan
 
Have you ever climbed Kilimanjaro? Kayaked amidst icebergs in the shadow of a glacier? Parasailed on mountain air currents with bald eagles? Brewed an internationally award-winning beer? Our crew has and much more!
 
At Alaskan Brewing Company, we're excited about the beer we brew and the people who brew it. Our crew is passionate and not only about beer. We're livin' life Alaskan!
 
We employ people who have a flair for life. We have interests that are wide-ranging, from making driftwood furniture to wakeboarding in the winter. Find out about our uniqueness, our passion for life and our interests.
 
Take a closer look
We have a diverse crew, with many interests and talents. Before joining Alaskan Brewing, crew members have held a number of unusual job titles including tugboat deckhand, cheesemaker, land surveyor, commercial fisherman, horse logger and Alyeska Pipeline worker at Pump Station One.
Our crew members make rock sculptures, wakeboard in the winter, run the 100-mile Klondike road relay race, make salmon caviar (ikura), paraglide, river raft, photograph wildlife, and scuba dive for king crab. And that is just the beginning!
Our Brew Crew has lived all over the world, from Santiago, Chile, and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to Berlin and Sydney. Our crew loves to travel. However, they always find their way home to Juneau, Alaska.
Our crew loves to brew--even at home! Homebrewers, who make up the majority of our crew, experiment with indigenous plants and berries found here. One crew member has made a beer hopped with Devil's Club and another a mead infused with wild Alaska highbush cranberries.
 
PRODUCTS:
 
Alaskan Amber
Style:
Alt. The name of this beer style comes from the German word "alt" meaning "old". This refers to the aging that alts undergo since they ferment more slowly and at colder temperatures than most ales. Slow fermentation helps condition the flavors in Alaskan Amber, contributing to its overall balance and smoothness.
 
Flavor Profile:
Richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber colored "alt" style beer notably well balanced.
 
History:
Alaskan Amber is based on a recipe from a turn-of-the-century brewery in the Juneau area. It was voted "Best Beer in the Nation" in the 1988 Great American Beer Festival Consumer Poll.
 
Ingredients:
Alaskan Amber is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of the finest quality European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row pale and specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field and the more than 90 inches of rainfall we receive each year.
 
Recommendations:
Great with a variety of foods. Serve with king or silver salmon, flavorful meats and hearty Italian dishes. Perfect with pizza. A good beer for the first-time micro drinkers as well as seasoned connoisseurs.
 
Specifications:
Original Gravity: 1.054, ABV 5.3%, Bitterness: 18 IBU, Color 22 SRM
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Alaskan Pale
Style:
Golden Ale. A blonde, lighter bodied beer with a floral aroma and a crisp, hoppy finish that's not bitter. The hop character of Alaskan Pale is due to dry hopping by hand during the fermentation process.
 
Flavor Profile:
A clean, softly malted body with a hint of citrus overtones, followed by a hop-accented dry, crisp finish.
 
History:
Alaskan Pale became the Brewery's second year-round product in 1988.
 
Ingredients:
Alaskan Pale is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend or European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row pale and specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field and the more than 90 inches of rainfall we receive each year.
 
Recommendations:
Complements light flavors such as prawns, crab and halibut. Also a good accompaniment to spicy ethnic food. This is a particularly thirst quenching beer on a hot day.
 
Specifications:
Original Gravity: 1.047, ABV 5.2%, Bitterness: 24 IBU, Color: 8.5 SRM
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Alaskan Stout
Style:
Oatmeal Stout. The origins of Oatmeal Stout go back hundreds of years when oats were added to Stouts to promote a healthier image than other beers available during that time period.
 
Flavor Profile:
The unique blend of the oats and malts in Alaskan Stout produce a balanced, smooth beer with hints of coffee and caramel.
 
History:
Alaskan Stout was originally brewed as a Rough Draft for our customers in Alaska. The popularity of the Stout allowed it to become the Brewery's fourth year-round product in the fall of 1998.
 
Ingredients:
Alaskan Stout is made from glacier-fed water and a generous belnd of European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row and specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field and the from the more than 90 inches of rainfall Juneau receives each year.
 
Recommendations:
Alaskan Stout is well matched with clams, oysters and pork tenderloin. For a special treat, pour over vanilla ice cream or serve with chocolate.
 
Specifications:
Original Gravity: 1.065, ABV 5.7%, Bitterness: 28 IBU, Color: 119 SRM
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Alaskan White Ale
Style:
Alaskan White Ale is based on a Belgian-style witbier, literally translated to "white beer." White beers, or "witbieren," are named for the suspended wheat proteins creating a cloudy appearance in this unfiltered beer.
 
Flavor Profile:
Alaskan White Ale has a soft, slightly sweet base with the unique spice aroma of coriander and crisp, citrus finish of orange peel. A light and effervescent body combined with the smooth palate creates a complex and delicate beer that is deliciously refreshing in any season.
 
History:
Popular in late 18th century Belgium before the universal use of hops as a bittering agent, Witbieren were traditionally flavored with coriander, citrus and a secret spice known only to the brewer. Alaskan Brewing recreates this historic style with Alaskan White Ale.
 
Ingredients:
Alaskan White Ale is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of the finest quality European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties, wheat and two-row specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500 squaremile Juneau Ice Field and from the more than 90 inches of rainfall Juneau receives each year.
 
Recommendations:
The crisp flavor of Alaskan White Ale pairs well with spicy foods and lighter fare including fresh salads and grilled shrimp or halibut.
 
Specifications:
Original Gravity: 1.047, Alcohol by Volume: 5.3%, Bitterness: 15 IBUs, Color: 7 SRM
 
 The Story Behind the Label
Polar bears are native to the Arctic Ocean and can be found traversing through the snow, ice and open waters along the northern coastlines of Alaska. Although closely related to the brown bears of Alaska, the polar bear is classified as a marine mammal adapted to the icy climate of the Arctic. Alaskan White Ale toasts this extraordinary bear and its place at the top of the world.
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Alaskan IPA
Style:
India Pale Ales are characterized by intense hop flavor and aroma accompanied by higher alcohol content. This style possesses medium maltiness and body while also being crisp and dry. Citrus flavors and aromas are moderate to very strong.
 
Flavor Profile:
Alaskan IPA is honey gold in color with a fruity, citrus aroma. An enticing blend of hops and our dry hopping process, in which hops are added directly to tanks during fermentation, give this brew a very intense, complex aromatic character with a refreshing hop finish.
 
History:
India Pale Ale is a style of ale originally derived from a colonial thirst for British-brewed beers. When shipping beer to the colonies, particularly India, thought had to be given to the length of the journey. By initially brewing beer to high specific gravities it could continue to ferment during the journey. Larger amounts of hops were also added for their preservative properties and resulted in a golden beer with a hoppy flavor and higher alcohol content.
 
Ingredients:
Alaskan IPA is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of the finest quality European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row and specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice Field and from more than 90 inches of rainfall each year.
 
Recommendations:
The pronounced hop flavor makes this style of beer refreshing and a delicious accompaniment to grilled prawns, spicy food and as an aperitif.
 
Specifications:
Original Gravity: 1.057, ABV: 6.2%, Bitterness: 55 IBU, Color: 9 SRM
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Alaskan Smoked Porter
Style:
Smoked Beer. Known as "rauchbier" in Germany, smoke-flavored beers were virtually unknown in the U.S. until Alaskan Smoked Porter was developed in 1988.
 
Flavor Profile:
The dark, robust body and pronounced smoky flavor of this limited edition beer make it an adventuresome taste experience. Alaskan Smoked Porter is produced in limited "vintages" each year and unlike most beers, may be aged in the bottle much like fine wine.
 
History:
Introduced in 1988, Alaskan Smoked Porter has been credited with helping inspire an American revival of smoked beers. Alaskan Smoked Porter is one of the most award-winning beers in the history of the Great American Beer Festival and a perennial winner at the World Beer Cup.
 
Ingredients:
Water, five types of malt, 2 varieties of hops and yeast with no adjuncts, no preservatives and no pasteurization. Our glacier-fed water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field. Prior to brewing, selected malts are smoked in small batches under carefully controlled conditions in a commercial food smoker using local alder wood.
 
Recommendations:
Alaskan Smoked Porter may be enjoyed with smoked seafood, cheese and other robust foods and as an after-dinner drink. It pairs beautifully with everything from bleu cheese to vanilla ice cream and raspberries. This unique beer is also a wonderful flavoring ingredient in sauces, seafood dishes and even cheesecake.
 
Specifications:
Original Gravity: 1.068, ABV 6.5%, Bitterness: 45 IBU, Color: 92 SRM
 
It all started with smoked salmon. Alaskan smoked salmon.
Alaskan Brewing Company co-founders Geoff and Marcy Larson had their eyes on brewing a beer with roasted malts. Marcy's research even found evidence of roasted malt use in Juneau during the town's gold rush era. >> Continue Reading the Smoked Porter Story!
 
Where there's smoke...
Each fall, when the first dusting of snow hits the mountains, the brewers at Alaskan Brewing set aside time to brew the year's vintage Alaskan Smoked Porter. Like the smoking of salmon after the harvest, the malt for Alaskan Smoked Porter is smoked over alder wood at Juneau's Taku Smokeries. >> Continue Reading
 
Vertical Tastings of Vintage Smoked Porter
A unique aspect to smoked beers that we have found at the Alaskan Brewing Company is that the smoke acts as a preservative even in beer. The smoke combined with the yeast left in the bottle allows the beers flavor and aroma to evolve over time. We have been known to hold vertical tastings with a variety of vintage years of Alaskan Smoked Porter. As it ages, the smoke becomes more of a subtle background note. Around the third and fourth years the beer's other flavors such as sherry, currant, raisin, and toffee-like nuances come forward. The fifth year sees the reemergence of the smoky character to the forefront.
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Alaskan Winter Ale
Style:
English Olde Ale. Traditionally malty with the warming sensation of alcohol, Olde Ales are brewed in the fall as winter warmers.
 
Flavor Profile:
Brewed in the style of an English Olde Ale, this ale balances the sweet heady aroma of spruce tips with the clean crisp finish of noble hops. Its malty richness is complemented by the warming sensation of alcohol.
 
History:
From the seafaring adventurers of the 1700s to the homebrewers of today, adding spruce tips to beer has a rich history in Southeast Alaska. The tender new growth of Sitka spruce tips lends a delicious, yet subtly sweet floral aroma to tea, jelly and now Alaskan Winter Ale.
 
Ingredients:
Alaskan Winter is made from glacier-fed water, Sitka spruce tips and a generous blend of the finest quality European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Ice Field and from the more than 90 inches of rainfall we receive each year.
 
Recommendations:
Perfect winter warmer by the fireside or an accompaniment to holiday fare. Serve with roast goose, turkey, ham or lamb. A nice complement to holiday breads, pound cake, or apple pie.
 
Specifications:
Original Gravity: 1.066, ABV 6.4%, Bitterness: 27 IBU, Color: 17 SRM
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Alaskan Summer Ale
Style:
Based on the traditional style of Kölsch beer brewed in Cologne, Germany.
 
Our Crew loves the chance to hook up with Alaskan fans at festivals!
Flavor Profile:
Alaskan Summer Ale balances a softly malted palate with the clean freshness of hops. In the tradition of the style, neither overpowers the other. Both hops and malt come together to refresh and renew the palate. The straw-gold color and easy drinkability are an enjoyable way to celebrate summer.
 
History:
Brewed in our original brewhouse in 1997, this beer is part of our Rough Draft series and has met success with each limited edition release. The enthusiastic reception led the Brew Crew to bring it to the West Coast as a summer seasonal.
 
Ingredients:
Alaskan Summer Ale is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row and specialty malts. Our water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field and from the more than 90 inches of rainfall Juneau receives each year.
 
Recommendations:
Enjoy this Kölsch-style beer with delicately flavored foods like fresh, wild Alaska crab or halibut or try it as an accompaniment to salads. Either way, like summer, Alaskan Summer Ale won't last all year - so enjoy it now!
 
Specifications:
Original Gravity: 1.048, ABV 5.3%, Bitterness: 18, Color: 8 SRM
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