Skagway’s world famous craft brewery. Sustainable. Innovative. Exceptional.
There’s a reason your beer tastes tastes so good. Those unforgettable full-bodied flavors were crafted in our cutting-edge brewery using only the finest ingredients, along with our sustainable philosophy. Try a thirst-quenching blonde ale or a velvety porter. Heck, try them both. There are reasons why our micro-brewed beers leave a lasting impression…
During the Klondike Gold Rush, intrepid men and women braved the elements and the unknown to travel north in search of gold. These were Skagway’s pioneers and they worked hard to forge Alaska’s first city in one of Southeast’s most rugged valleys. When they were done working, they wanted good beer. Skagway Brewing Company opened its doors to thirsty Stampeders in 1897 and the rest is history.
Today, we carry on the proud tradition of serving ice-cold beer to weary travelers and hard-working locals. However, there are a few key differences. Our brewery was built on a foundation of sustainability. This pioneering approach ensures the exceptional quality of our brews while protecting the beauty of this Great Land around you.
Your beer was brewed in our state-of-the-art Skagway brewery. As Co2 is generated during the brewing process, it’s captured and diverted to our aeroponic indoor garden where we grow greens for our restaurants and brewing ingredients for our hand-crafted beers. This process increases the growing capacity of our indoor garden by up to 20%.
The steam we use during the brewing process is tempered from a boiler that runs on biodiesel fuel. This fuel also heats our entire building and is refined from our restaurant’s used fryer oil. You can call it “green” or “eco-friendly,” but it’s a responsible way to minimize our impact on this incredible place we call home.
Skagway is a small town with less than 1,000 residents, but our brewery is one of the largest in the State of Alaska. We invite you to come for the beer and stay for a good time. Our Skagway brewery is where the locals hang out and it’s a proud tradition since the infamous Days of ’98.
We invite you to become a part of that history.
Our Staple Ales
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.
Skagway Brewing Company strives to build and maintain a sustainable business by purchasing products that are environmentally and socially responsible and utilizing local resources when possible.