If you’re a beer lover, you know there’s nothing more refreshing than a delicious craft brew. From porters to IPA’s, everything tastes better when it’s made by hand. This is especially true at Bleeding Heart Brewery, where two Alaska natives are producing crisp, clean beers with heart – one barrel at a time. Here are some things you should know about their brewery.
A trip to Bleeding Heart Brewery is a must when you’re in Palmer! Find out what else there is to do in Southcentral Alaska when you download our free Vacation Guide. From restaurants and breweries to shops and historic sites, you’ll have plenty to explore during your stay at Alaska Garden Gate.
Spend a Day at Bleeding Heart Brewery
Learn the History
Stefan Marty and Zack Lanphier are the masterminds behind Bleeding Heart Brewery. Marty had been home brewing in Palmer for years, and after he teamed up with Lanphier, the pair was regularly approached by friends and family offering to buy their beer. They decided to start a Kickstarter fund in the fall of 2014 and quickly gained support from the community. Today, Bleeding Heart is Alaska’s smallest production brewery, tucked away on an original colonial homestead in Palmer.
Taste the Beer
Bleeding Heart’s mission is to create unique, high-quality ales and lagers that bring new craft drinkers and seasoned veterans together. Signature beers include the Grounds for Divorce Coffee Porter, Valley Trash Dirty Blonde, Kold Shoulder Kristallweizen, and the namesake Bleeding Heart India Pale Ale. Along with the core lineup, Marty and Lanphier produce homebrew style batches of experimental beers for the remaining taps.
Guests may visit the Bleeding Heart Brewery tap room from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 12 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Be sure to check their Facebook page for details and updates.
Visit Nearby Breweries
- Arkose Brewing: While you’re in the area, check out Arkose Brewing. This facility is only a mile from Bleeding Heart and has been serving up awesome craft beers since 2011. They even offer free brewery tours every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
- Bearpaw River Brewing: Bearpaw River is a family-owned microbrewery that makes fresh, handcrafted beers in Wasilla. An intimate tasting room is connected to the brewhouse, and a gorgeous copper bar top welcomes guests. Not sure which beer to try? We recommend the Frontiersman IPA or the Mat Maid Milk Stout. Yum!
- Last Frontier Brewing Company: This family owned and operated Alaskan brewery is located only a short drive from Palmer in Wasilla, AK. At Last Frontier Brewing Company, you will be able to enjoy great locally made Alaskan beer, live music, frontier cooking, and more!
Come Home to Alaska Garden Gate B&B and Cottages
After a wonderful trip to Bleeding Heart Brewery, take an easy 15-minute drive back to our inn and relax. Our Palmer bed and breakfast offers some of the finest accommodations within 100 miles. You’ll feel right at home in one of our luxurious two-bedroom cottages, or you can stay in an economical inn room and save some money. We even have three different apartments in the B&B/Main House. So what are you waiting for? Check our availability and make your reservations today! We look forward to having you.