9.9 gallons. That’s how much craft beer Alaska brews annually per 21+ adult. So according to statistics from the Brewers Association Alaska is number 5 in the U.S. for most gallons brewed in 2021. (Vermont is number one, in case you’re curious!)  

With 53 craft breweries in the state (and counting!), Alaska is fifth in the nation when it comes to breweries per capita. Are you excited to take advantage of Alaska’s love of beer? In this article, we’ll walk you through Anchorage’s best, with a tour of 20 breweries in Alaska’s biggest city.  

There are many ways to get to know Anchorageby foot, by touring its sights, by exploring its neighborhoods. Why not explore Anchorage in a new way—pint by pint? Let the list below be your guide.  

Anchorage Brewing Company 

Founded by Gabe Fletcher, former head brewer at Midnight Sun Brewing Company, Anchorage Brewing Company is a brewery with a vision—to produce some of the most unique beers ever made. If you’re a serious beer drinker who’s fascinated by the brewing process or deeply invested in unearthing unique beers, Anchorage Brewing Company is the stop for you. 

148 W 91st Avenue
Anchorage, AK, 99515 


Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Anchorage’s “oldest and boldest brewery”—and the second-oldest brewery in Alaska—is best known for its barrel-aged stouts and barley wines. (The brewery does feature IPAs and Belgian ales for those who enjoy some variety!) Grab a snack, a meal, or weekend brunch in the Loft, their upstairs tap room.  


8111 Dimond Hook Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99507 


49th State Brewing

49th State Brewing got its start in 2010 up near Denali National Park & Preserve. In 2016, they opened a downtown Anchorage location. While you can get a great sense of 49th State’s beers through the 30+ tap lines in their Anchorage pub, die-hard fans should consider a pilgrimage up to the Denali Park Pub for Augtoberfest, the brewery’s annual German-style beer festival with a twist. 

717 W 3rd Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501 


King Street Brewing Company

After moving to a new facility in 2018, King Street Brewing Company now has more than enough room to produce their six, year-round offerings—an American pale ale, a Czech Pilsner, an IPA, a blonde ale, an Irish stout, and a Bavarian hefeweizen—plus a  seasonal lineup. There’s no kitchen at the new location, but you’re welcome to bring your own. 

9050 King Street
Anchorage, AK 99515 


Turnagain Brewing

And speaking of King Street Brewing, let’s talk about the brewery that took over King Street’s former location: Turnagain Brewing. Founders Ted and Mary Rosensweig share a passion for Belgian-style and sour beers, as well as local ingredients, which shows in their use of unmalted Alaskan wheat in all their beers.  

7920 King Street
Anchorage, AK 99518 


Alpenglow Brewery

Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of Resolution Brewing Company, Alpenglow kept the same location and the same head brewer. At their Mountain View location, you’ll find old favorites from Resolution—including their Belgian triple, Ixelles, and their Neighborhood IPA—alongside new offerings like their Day Drinker crispy light beer. 

3024 Mountain View Drive, #106
Anchorage, AK 99501 


Onsite Brewing Company

Onsite is proud to be one of the smallest breweries in Alaska, with their focus remaining firmly on small batches, high quality, and careful craftsmanship. Started by two climbing enthusiasts, Onsite’s location near the Alaska Rock Gym is no accident. A beer from Onsite is the perfect reward after your climbing session.  

3211 Denali Street
Anchorage, AK 99503 


Cynosure Brewing

With ~10 beers on tap—plus non-alcoholic options like a lemon-lime shrub—Cynosure makes for a great stop, especially if you like lagers and Belgian-style beers. If you’re looking to expand your beer palate, give the Black Lager a try. The debittered black malt adds deep flavor without bitterness.  

144 E Potter Drive, Unit E
Anchorage, AK 99518 


Glacier Brewhouse

Specializing in English- and American West Coast-style beers, Glacier Brewhouse has been turning out their creations since 1996. In addition to their six flagship beers, you’ll also find a hefty seasonal rotation, plus a cask conditioned ale. Glacier Brewhouse also boasts a full kitchen with an extensive food menu, making it the perfect spot for a night out. 

737 W 5th Avenue, #110
Anchorage, AK 99501 



Ravens Ring Brewing Company

You’ll find beer, mead, wine, and cider at Ravens Ring Brewing, plus some non-alcoholic options as well. Ravens Ring is all about giving its principals—Lee Butterfield and David Parker—full creative rein over their creations. So while you may not always know what’ll be on tap when you show up, you can be pretty sure it’s something unique. 

12150 Industry Way, Unit Q-1
Anchorage, AK 99515 




One of the newer entries into the Anchorage beer scene, Brewerks was founded by an engineer who got his start in homebrewing. You’ll find an eclectic list at Brewerks, including IPAs, sours, stouts, lagers, pilsners, and more. Come for the excellent beer, stay for the chill vibe in their tasting room. 

625 W 59th Avenue, Units A/B
Anchorage, AK 99518 



Broken Tooth Brewing

Although the Broken Tooth brewery isn’t open to the public, you can enjoy their wide variety of beers at the Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria or Bear Tooth Theatrepub & Grill. Whether you’re grabbing a signature pizza or watching a film, when your meal is accompanied by a Broken Tooth beer, you can’t go wrong. 


Magnetic North Brewing Co.

If you want to get into homebrewing, this teaching brewery and taproom offers private sessions you can split between six people. (You’ll end up with 30-36 16 oz. cans of beer once you’re done!) Or, if you just want to try the beer, stop by the brewery to sample the ever-changing selection on tap.  

8861 Golovin Street
Anchorage, AK 99507 


Next, if you want to expand beyond beer, Anchorage also offers several other options. 

Two Seasons Meadery

Mead, one of the world’s oldest fermented beverages, derives its alcohol primarily from honey. (Beer, by contrast, gets its alcohol from grain.) Stop into Two Seasons to explore a few different varieties of this distinct beverage, which, like wine, can be dry, sweet or somewhere in between. Two Seasons also has to-go options if you want to enjoy a tasting at home.  

801 E 82nd Avenue, Unit D-3
Anchorage, AK 99518 


Double Shovel Cider Company

Double Shovel is on a mission to rejuvenate American hard cider. If you have a gluten-sensitive person in your crowd, they’ll be happy to hear that all of Double Shovel’s ciders are naturally gluten-free. Additionally, Double Shovel also focuses on hand-picked Alaska ingredients for a uniquely local taste. They have locations in Anchorage and Kodiak—and you’ll also see their ciders on taps all over Anchorage. 

502 W 58th Avenue, #C
Anchorage, AK 99518 


Zip Kombucha Grab & Go

While the team at Zip Kombucha finishes up their new brewery, they’ve got a grab-and-go store open, where you can pick up their flagship, seasonal, and CBD kombuchas. Keep your eyes on their new facility at 8161 Schoon Street—opening soon! 


Finally, if you’re willing to venture a little farther afield, check out these additional breweries outside Anchorage proper. 

701 W 36th Avenue, Suite #19
Anchorage, Alaska, 99503 


Odd Man Rush Brewing

Founded by three homebrewers who also happen to be hockey fans, Odd Man Rush is a brewery powered by community spirit. Their lively Eagle Creek tap room is home to 15+ beers on tap, plus events like trivia night, open mike, and live music. Pick up a four-pack to go, or grab a seat and enjoy some camaraderie. 

10930 Mausel Street
Eagle River, AK 99577 


Matanuska Brewing

There’s a little something for everyone at Matanuska Brewing—a diverse lineup that includes IPAs, porters, stouts, lagers, and more—plus, hard seltzers, hard lemonades, hard ciders, and canned cocktails. Plus, with additional locations in downtown Anchorage and Eagle River, you don’t have to make the pilgrimage to the brewery in Palmer—unless you want to take a tour of the main Matanuska brewing facility. 

513 S Valley Way
Palmer, AK 99645 


Girdwood Brewing Company

When the view is as good as the beer, you know you’ve found a winner. At Girdwood Brewing Company, enjoy award-winning beers along with gorgeous views of the Chugach Mountain Range. A rotating cast of food trucks in the parking lot offer delicious bites to accompany Girdwood’s four core beers, plus rotating specials.  

2700 Alyeska Highway
Girdwood, AK 99587 


Bleeding Heart Brewery

Bleeding Heart Brewery has undergone a significant journey to get where it is today. It all started with a Kickstarter. It gained momentum on a farm outside Palmer, and it eventually found a permanent home right in the heart of the downtown Palmer area. It’s worth the drive to try their namesake Beet IPA, brewed with local beets.  

562 S Denali Street
Palmer, AK 99645 


Exploring Anchorage, One Pint at a Time 

If you’ve been wondering what kind of activities you can enjoy in Anchorage, add brewery-hopping to your list. Plus, with breweries that feature mead, cider, sodas, and kombucha, you’ll find a little something for everyone in your party as you get to know another side of the City of Lights and Flowers.  

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