30th Anniversary Perseverance Russian Imperial Stout

30th Anniversary Perseverance Russian Imperial Stout

Perseverance Russian Imperial Stout

A full bodied beer with a velvety texture and a wide range of intense aromas and flavors.


This complex and malt-forward Imperial Stout is brewed with an array of local ingredients and flavors to add dimension and celebrate Alaska’s history and home. Alaska birch syrup from Kahiltna Birchworks lends a deep, almost tart character to the dark malt profile, while wildflower honey adds a delicate sweetness and floral notes to the aroma and finish. The slight addition of our in-house alder-smoked malt alludes to the distinctive roasted flavor of turn-of-the-century malting practices, without overpowering the more subtle flavors of this dynamic anniversary brew. 


This limited edition Imperial Stout is brewed with glacier-fed water, birch syrup from Kahiltna Birchworks, wildflower honey, brown sugar and an array of different malts, including malted oats and a dash of our world famous alder-smoked malt. 


  • Original Gravity: 1.093
  • ABV: 9%
  • Bitterness: 50 IBU
  • Color: 140 SRM


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Complex roasted malts and the fruity esters of dark stone fruits complement the subtle hop presence of this style. 


To celebrate their 30th anniversary, the Brew Crew wanted to create a beer that was big, bold and brewed with ingredients from Alaska that could be enjoyed fresh or cellared to be brought out to remember the anniversary for years to come. The Russian Heritage still present throughout our state makes this Russian Imperial Stout a tribute to all that makes our beers truly Alaskan.

The Story Behind the Label

Brewing in a remote town with no roads leading in or out has never been easy but, like the turn-of-the-century breweries of Juneau’s Gold Rush who overcame all odds to serve the thirsty miners of the local, and appropriately named, Perseverance Mine, Alaskan’s founders and employees continue to persevere. The connection between brewing and mining in Alaska goes back to when the brewers of early Juneau stored their ales in the dark and cool tunnels of area mines. The Perseverance Mine closed over 65 years ago, but the historic Perseverance Trail is now one of Juneau’s favorite hiking trails and provides a reminder of the founding history and pioneering spirit that carries on at the Alaskan Brewery today.