Some of the Best Brews at Arkose Brewery in Palmer, AK
Did you know that Arkose Brewery was the first professional brewery to ever operate in Palmer, Alaska? Here, craft beers are inspired by the majestic surroundings as well as by the German heritage of founders Stephen and June Gerteisen. With an expansive portfolio of year-round and seasonal brews, Arkose is perfect for casual drinkers and beer aficionados alike. Here are some of the things you can do there.
Visit Arkose Brewery in Palmer, AK
Head Brewer Stephen Gerteisen was raised in Alaska. He’s a graduate of the U.C. Davis Master Brewers program and a member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling. Through years of expertise, Stephen brings science and soul to every barrel. His wife, Creative Director June Gerteisen, has a background in fine art and is an apprentice BJCP judge and Certified Beer Server. She brings art and heart to every glass. Together, this husband and wife duo craft some of the finest beers in Alaska.
Arkose Brewery offers a free brewery tour every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. They’re also a regular stop on the “Hops on the Rail” brewery tour with Big Swig Tours. Special events like Sub Science with Stephen, Beer Meets Canvas, and Beer Meets Chocolate are held throughout the year. Visit the brewery’s website for details.
After your tour, enjoy a pint of beer in the taproom or try the “Basket O’Beer” flight containing six tastings of your choosing. Arkose even has 22oz bottles, growlers, and kegs to-go.
Not sure which tap to try first? We’ve got you covered. If you like hops, the Mandarina Moose Grapefruit IPA is ideal. This citrusy beer is very drinkable and has just enough grapefruit presence to awaken the senses. If you prefer dark beers, try the No. 5 Boxcar Porter. With cocoa sweetness and black malt bitterness, it’s perfect in the fall or winter.
One of Arkose Brewery’s most popular year-round brews is the High Ridge Double Red. This red IPA has a great malt-hop balance and was a Blue Ribbon winner at the 2016 Alaska State Fair. Cheers!
When your stomach starts to rumble, head outside for some Thai food. You’ll find Pho Nora food truck parked out front Monday through Friday in the wintertime. Feel free to dine in the taproom or in the Biergarten during the warmer months.
Other Great Places to Explore
Arkose Brewery is just one of many fantastic breweries near Palmer, AK! We recommend making a day trip out of it and visiting a few other places while you’re in the area. Some of our favorites include:
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