Alaskan Brewing Company
Alaskan Brewing Company, a regional craft brewery located in Juneau, Alaska, was founded in 1986. The company's beers have won numerous awards at regional, national, and international beer competitions. The brewery was founded in Juneau, Alaska by Marcy and Geoff Larson, who are still in charge of the company.
Alaskan Brewing currently produces five year round beers, four limited release seasonal ales and several specialty beers with limited distribution each year. The beers are currently available in fifteen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
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The Alaskan Brewing Company was founded in 1986 by Geoff and Marcy Larson. The brewery was the 67th brewing company opened in the United States and the first to open in Juneau since Prohibition. Alaskans had been brewing beer throughout its history. The Larsons took that history and turned it into a business. After moving to Alaska, Geoff and Marcy had the idea of opening a brewery suggested to them. They decided to try it out and Marcy started researching brewing in Alaska. While doing this, Marcy found the shipping records from the Douglas Brewing Company, which existed from 1899-1907. These records listed the ingredients for the popular beers it made, along with a newspaper article that explained the brewing process. Geoff brewed one of the beers and they both enjoyed it. That beer is still brewed today and is called Alaskan Amber. Alaskan Amber became the first beer the company produced. The brewery officially opened in December 1986, with Geoff and Marcy, as well as ten volunteers working on packing beer.
Today, the Alaskan Brewing Company is the Great American Beer Festival's most award-winning craft brewery. The company has expanded its distribution to thirteen other western states and in 2012, the Alaskan Brewing Company was ranked number 16 on the Brewers Association's "Top 50 Craft Brewing Company" list, which is based on beer sales volume.
The Alaskan Brewing Company brews several different kinds of beers. They brew five year-round beers, three seasonal beers, and two limited edition beers. The year-round beers are: Alaskan Amber, Freeride APA, Alaskan IPA, Alaskan White, and Alaskan Stout. The seasonal beers consist of: Alaskan Summer Ale, Alaskan Winter Ale, and Alaskan Black IPA. The limited edition beers are: Alaskan Smoked Porter and the Alaskan Pilot Series, which consists of seven beers that go through a rotation.
|Alaskan Smoked Porter||1.065||6.5%||45||92|
|Alaskan White Ale||1.047||5.3%||15||7|
|Alaskan Winter Ale||1.066||6.4%||27||17|
|Alaskan Summer Ale||1.048||5.3%||18||8|
|Alaskan Black IPA||1.087||6.4%||65||100|
- Alaskan Brewery awards
- "Brewers Association Releases Top 50 Breweries in 2012." Brewers Association. Web. Retrieved 2012-04-20. http://www.brewersassociation.org/pages/media/press-releases/show?title=brewers-association-releases-top-50-breweries-of-2012
- "Our Beer." Alaskan Brewing Company. Web. Retrieved 2012-04-20. http://www.alaskanbeer.com