Dedicated to creating fresh unfiltered ales using hydroelectricity and pure untreated Alaskan water, Brewer Trevor Clifford makes five staple ales (and a couple others as time and creativity allows): Prospector Pale, Chilkoot Trail IPA, Boom Town Brown, Blue Top Porter, and their signature beer, Spruce Tip Blonde Ale, in which one of the hops additions are substituted with handpicked Sitka Spruce tip buds native to the area. This signature ale has been featured in Draft Magazine twice (“50 Beers, 50 States” January 2010 and “Pubs we love: Cold weather brewpubs” February 2011) and also in Ben McFarland’s World’s Best Beers: 1000 Unmissable Brews from Portland to Prague. The Brew Co.’s handcrafted ales are only available at the pub where one can enjoy a glass or a sampler flight served fresh from holding tank to tap.
But wait. Want this tasty brew to go? You can purchase a growler, which is a sixty-four ounce jug, filled with the beer of your choice and hit whatever dusty trails you desire. We've also started to dabble in bottling with 22oz bombers. These are only available onsite for off-sale and just for a limited time. When they are gone they are gone! But don't worry, come fall we will start bottling again!
We've received many requests to ship our product. Unfortunately we are just a little 4-barrel system (one of the smallest breweries in Alaska!) and struggle to keep up with the demand (well that and freight costs make it darn near impossible!), but next year that should be changing. We've put a down payment on a 10-barrel system and have plans to build a new brewery/pub/restaurant down on 4th Street set to open for Summer 2018! While we won't be distributing to the lower 48, we will definitely explore more bottling for off-sale.
Cheers and hoppy trails to you!
BOOM TOWN BROWN
The nine grain American brown ale has a complex, malty profile and a subtle British hop influence. Traces of nut, chocolate and caramel are woven throughout this approachable version.
CHILKOOT TRAIL IPA
The original India Pale Ales were brewed for export with lots of hops and high gravity to help them survive long journeys by sea. Chilkoot Trail follows suit using Amarillo and Cascade hops for a floral and citrus flavor. An assertive bitterness and soft alcohol warmth are supported by a strong malty backbone.
SPRUCE TIP ALE
Our signature ale, brewed with spruce tips is a favorite of tourists and locals alike.
“This local favorite incorporates hand picked Sitka Spruce tree tips that add a crisp kick to its creamy, slightly sticky body and floral zest to the fruit and spice flavor.”
Draft Magazine “50 Beers, 50 States” July 2009
ADDITIONAL SEASONAL BREWS
Oosik Stout, Barley Wine, Red Star
Amber and Klondike Gold
The copper color American pale ale is clean and dry with a subtle hop character. Initial citrus aromas lend itself to a soft bitterness that lingers into
a smooth finish.
BLUE TOP PORTER
Blue Top was traditionally brewed to nourish the working class of Skagway and still is brewed to rejuvenate today. Our porter exhibits stout-like characteristics and is near-black in color. Hints of roasty dark chocolate provide a robust flavor and smooth finish.