Crazy selection of their beers. Since I canít get them all the time I was surprised to see Gluttony still available, and it tasted fresh! Not sure if theyíre re-brewing some of their older beers.
Had the brewerís platter w/ meat. Very tasty and quite a bit of food, good to share for 2. They limit total pours to 36 oz so my buddy and I split up as many tasters as we could to cover most of what they had on tap.
I pretty much enjoyed most of their beer, which is a very rare treat. MSBC is the real deal and I hope they do very well in the future. Esp with expanded distrobution down to San Diego.
midnight sun is a local favorite and great for visitors as well, they carry a wide selection of beer on tap, 22 ounce bottles that are no longer availiable on tap, they fill growlers, and recently started canning their Sockeye Red IPA. they dont have a ton of room but it is nice to sit outside on a sunny day with a few friends. they have really decent food as well, they make the second best carne asada tacos in town the best pretzels with beer mustard, and a great hot beef sandwich (just 3 of many choices on the menu). it gets very busy on friday and saturday but nothing out of control, if you dont mind to stand and drink until a seat is freed up. the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, they are true beer lovers as well and will tell exactly what they think of a specific beer. overall it is a great place to go and a place i try to get to at least once a week(it does help that i work within walking distance).
I donít think there is any question...this is the best brewery in Alaska overall (Iíd vote for Hoodoo for 2nd place btw)...a few other make a better beer or two...but this place comes in first when you weight all facets of what makes a craftbeer place great. Obviously the beers are very good...to exceptional in some cases...many original...quite a few are high alcohol. Midnight Sun should be the beers that represent Alaska craft brewing to the lower 48..."not" Alaskan Brewing for cripes sake! Great atmosphere...fun crowd...often very busy and crowded. Expect that going in and you should have a fun time. This is a "not to miss...must visit" Alaska brewery.
Totally awesome place a must see and drink. The beers are off the hook perfect. The food is very good and this place can and will get crowded in the evenings. Thursday are Firkin days go at 5pm to see the fool tap the cask and get sprayed.
Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon before leaving Anchorage AK. Basically a garage in an old warehouse in Anchorage, AK. The kid pouring the beers was great. I was there for hours just chatting with him about beer, Anchorage and Midnight Sun. They donít do tours on Saturdays but when it slowed down he took me for a walk through
They only bottle and sell growlers here. The hours are limited so make sure you check their website. While I was visiting the owner and one of the brewers Ben Johnson stopped in. They chatted with me for a while and even helped me pack up a box of beer I purchased. Ben made sure the stuff was packed well and even send me on my way with a few bottles they didnít have out in the coolers for sale. Thanks for a great visit!
Stopped in a couple of times over GABBF weekend. First stop was Friday afternoon. Not far off the highway and located in a very industrial area. The building stands out though, not only because of the logo on the garage door, but it is clearly the newest structure in the area. Enter on the lower level at the opposite end from the brewery where they have a few tap options and a glass front tall cooler loaded with bottles. I imagine they use this area on the weekends or something, but it wasnít open so we headed up stairs to the loft. Nice clean minimal, metal and concrete industrial feel to it. Small little kitchen in the middle that just opened that week, with plenty of seating and the bar located on the opposite wall. We got lucky and they pulled many of the regular releases to have such things on as Sloth, Oaked Monkís Mistress on Nitro and Good MoJo. Bar is flanked on the ends with merchandise on one end and a cooler lager than the one down stairs with all the bottle offerings including some in larger format. They do offer a discount on a case of bottles. Draft options had 2-3 size offerings and service was fantastic. They do also have some nice large windows that just past the industrial neighboring lots, offer great views of the mountains. We didnít have food either day, but they do offer fresh soups, some sandwiches and quite a bit of sharing/snack food. Only wished we would have made it in earlier on Thursday for the tour. Great facility and a must stop.
We made two stops here while we were visiting Alaska. Both times the staff was super friendly and helpful. A small little dinning area above what I am assuming is the brewery. A great menu and a large selection of their beers on draft. This is a little out of the way but worth the drive.
I finally made the trek to a place I have been wanting to visit for some time and it did not disappoint. We entered through the gift shop and headed upstairs to "The Loft". Here there is a somewhat cramped area for dining and drinking and they offer a dozen and a half or so tap beers plus the same number in bottles. Our service was great both days and the food is fresh, quality, and quite good. "The Loft" can get loud but this is definitely a visit worth making.