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Scott Severance was surprised to receive a phone call while working his day job at the local daily paper,…April 5, 2016
Embracing the Challenge of Alaska
We brew and package our beer in Juneau, Alaska. We are bordered by the Pacific waters of the Inside Passage, and the Tongass National Forest which sits hard against the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Icefield. Only 50 miles of road run along the shores of the Gastineau Channel and Lynn Canal, making our remote coastal town only accessible by sea or air. Some folks even refer to our beer as an American import, because it is shipped to the Lower 48 by barge. Brewing beer in Alaska isn’t easy, but the Alaskan Brew Crew wouldn’t have it any other way. We have the honor of handcrafting some of the world’s most award-winning beers in one of the most majestic settings on Earth.
As Alaskans, we pride ourselves on living with the land, not on it. In that spirit, Alaskan has relied on innovation to grow as a company, while doing everything we can to avoid adversely affecting the local environment we call home. We were the first craft brewery in the country to install a CO2 recovery system and a mash filter press, we run our steam boiler on the spent grain left over after the brewing process, and we created the Coastal CODE, a nonprofit ocean health initiative. All in an effort to maintain a commitment to environmental stewardship while providing a true “taste of Alaska” to our fans.
Geoff and Marcy and the Brew Crew wanted Alaskan Brewing Co. to benefit the state of Alaska and the craft brewing industry. Independently owned and operated since 1986, Alaskan Brewing Co. continues to abide by its three-part mission:
To produce internationally recognized quality craft beverages
To showcase quality-oriented manufacturing in Alaska
To have fun growing both individually and as a company