Our Brews

Our Brews

49th State Beers

 

All of our small­-batch handcrafted artisan ales and lagers are brewed in Alaska, on ­site at our brewpubs. They draw inspiration from and pay homage to the great brewing cultures of the world, including Belgium, the British isles and the grand ole U.S. of A. We combine the best malt, hops, water and yeast with our intense passion for the craft to create the liquid gold that stands before you. You have to come to the source to enjoy beer this fresh and delicious. We are proud to represent the best of what Alaska and the craft brewing community has to offer and look forward to your visit.

 


 

Tour Our Breweries

  • BAKED BLONDE
    5.6% Alc./Vol. 18 IBUs
    This beautiful, unfiltered golden ale has some fruit, floral and honey notes on the nose, with perfect malt sweetness and a clean hop flavor. Ingredients: 2-Row and Munich Malts, Cascade and Zythos Hops.

  • SOLSTICE IPA
    7.0% Alc./Vol. 65 IBUs
    Big citrusy, piney, and juicy flavors highlight this well-balanced India Pale Ale featuring Columbus and Citra Hops. Ingredients: 2-Row and Crystal Malts, Columbus, Citra, and Cascade Hops.

  • MCCARTHY’S STOUT
    4.8% Alc./Vol. 35 IBUs
    This dry Irish Stout is a great session beer, with roasted barley and dark chocolate aromas, and a silky smooth finish. Served on Nitro. Ingredients: Maris Otter Malt, Flaked and Roasted Barley, Magnum and Fuggle Hops.

  • 907 Frontier Style LAGER
    5.3% Alc./Vol. 30 IBUs
    An amber colored lager with a slight roasted nose, toasted malt and biscuit flavors, and a crisp, clean finish. Ingredients: Bohemian Pilsner and Crystal Malts, Magnum and Saaz Hops.

  • Prospector’s Gold
    5.0% Alc./Vol. 20 IBUs
    Light, crisp, and clean, this German style Helles lager will please Macro and Micro beer drinkers alike.Ingredients: Bohemian Pilsner Malt, Magnum Hops

  • DUNKELWEIZEN
    4.9% Alc./Vol. 15 IBUs
    A dark, unfiltered wheat beer in the traditional Bavarian style, with banana esters and clove highlights to go along with subtle caramel undertones. Ingredients: Wheat, Crystal, and Chocolate Malts, Perle and Tradition Hops.

  • GOLDEN DAHL
    9.0% Alc./Vol. 19 IBUs
    This Belgian-Inspired Tripel, has lots of fruity esters and a subtle spiciness from the yeast that gives way to a warming alcohol finish. Ingredients: Belgian Pilsner, Wheat, and Aromatic Malts, Belgian Candy Sugar, Northern Brewer and Saaz Hops.

  • WHITE PEACH WHEAT
    5.1% Alc./Vol. 15 IBUs
    Light and refreshing, this American style wheat has white peach puree added during conditioning. Kind of like a beer Bellini. Ingredients: 2-Row and Wheat Malts, Warrior Hops, Peach puree.

  • DUBBEL ON TUNDRA
    7.5% Alc./Vol. 26 IBUs
    What do you get when you take the Alaskan wilderness and add a little magic Belgian yeast? Dark fruit, rum and malt flavors come forth with the help of some local Birch Syrup from Talkeetna. Ingredients: 2-Row, Crystal, Special B, and Roasted Malts, Alaska Birch Syrup, Belgian Candi Sugar, Hersbrucker Hops.

  • Golden Dahl
    9% Alc./Vol. 32 IBUs
    This Belgian-Inspired Tripel, has lots of fruity esters and a subtle spiciness from the yeast that gives way to a warming alcohol finish.Ingredients: Belgian Pils, Wheat Malts, Northern Brewer, Czech Saaz Hops

  • Just the Tip
    CO2 or Nitro
    5.0% Alc./Vol. 12 IBUs
    THis light bodies cream ale has a distinctive raspberry aroma from hand-harvested Sitka Spruce tips. Great for novice drinkers and beer nerds alike! Just try it…just to see how it tastes.Ingredients: Pilsner and Honey Malts, Flaked Corn, Brewers Gold Hops, Sitka Spruce tips

  • Hibernator
    7.0% Alc/Vol. 30 IBUs
    Ator is the suffix usually prescribed to German Doppelbock beers, which are malty, complex, and strong. You’ll definitely be ready for a long winters nap after a few of these.Ingredients: German Pilsner, Munich, Crystal, Magnum.

  • Mosaic Pale
    6.0% Alc/Vol. 43 IBUs
    This flavorful IPA is bursting with tropical mango & citrus aromas and backed by a firm bitterness, all of which is owed to the sole use of Mosaic hops.Ingredients: 2 Row, Crystal, Mosaic.

  • OKTOBERFEST
    6.0% Alc./Vol. 29 IBUs
    Brewed once a year for our annual “Augtoberfest”, this beer garden crowd pleaser is malt, malt and more malt, crisp and clean. Prost!! Ingredients: German Pilsner, Munich, and Crystal Malts, Magnum and Tradition Hops

  • HIBERNATOR
    6.7% Alc./Vol. 20 IBUs
    -Ator is the suffix usually prescribed to German Doppelbock beers, which are malty, complex, and strong. You will definitely be ready for a long winters nap after a few of these. Ingredients: German Pilsner, Crystal, and Chocolate Malts, Magnum Hops

  • CHOCOLATE PORTER
    7.0% Alc./Vol. 30 IBUs
    If it smells like chocolate, and it tastes like chocolate, there must be chocolate in it, right? Close. Fair Trade Cocoa Nibs in the conditioning stage give this beer its Chocolate Soul. Ingredients: Maris Otter, Wheat and Roasted Malts, N. Brewer Hops, Cocoa Nibs

  • SMOKED MÄRZEN
    7.2% Alc./Vol. 29 IBUs
    Brewed as a homage to the classic Rauchbiers of Bamberg Germany, this lager has an assertive, distinct aroma of campfire and hickory, with billowing flavors of sweet, smoky goodness. Not for the meek… Ingredients: Munich, Crystal, and Smoked Malts, Northern Brewer Hops.

  • WEE HEAVY
    8.0% Alc./Vol. 24 IBUs
    This big Scotch Ale is all malt and full-bodied, with little hop character. Caramel and toffee notes abound, and the finish is soothingly warm. Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, Crystal, and Chocolate Malts, Northern Brewer and Willamette Hops

  • VAGABOND SAISON
    7.4% Alc./Vol. 27 IBUs
    The Farmhouse ale is dry and effervescent with nice spiciness and a subtle fruity finish. Ingredients: Belgian Pilsner and Wheat Malts, Saaz Hops

David McCarthy

David McCarthy

Brewer / Founder

During a summer road trip on his motorcycle, David McCarthy fell in love with Alaska. His background as a trained chef, master brewer, and restaurateur combined with his awe for Denali led him to seek out a niche in Alaska. McCarthy’s approach to operations is simply stated, ”Leadership starts with one word, Vision.”

Jason Motyka

Jason Motyka

Founder

Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Jason Motyka originally came to Denali to be a raft guide on the Nenana River. His business sense and knowledge of Alaska’s tourism lead him to become a small business owner in Denali. Over a decade later, he is still driven to be an ambassador for Alaska and his love for extreme sports makes Denali the perfect place to call home.

Vincent La Rochelle

Vincent La Rochelle

Head Brewer-Denali

Vincent La Rochelle is an Allegheny College graduate who went on to obtain the prestigious International Diploma in Brewing from the Siebel Institute of Technology. A Gold Medal winner for the 49th State’s Smoked Märzen at the Great American Beer Festival in 2015. Vincent currently brews in Healy, AK at our original Denali location!

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Greg Mills

Greg Mills

Head Brewer - Anchorage

Greg Mills did a couple of batches of homebrew when I was 19. Those batches were just an inkling of what was to come. Mills did his undergraduate at the College of Charleston and his post-graduate work at the University of California, Davis where he earned the Professional Brewers Certificate and completed the Master Brewers Program. He took a job as Head Brewer with Sleeping Lady directly out of UC Davis in 2007. When the 49th State Brewing Co took over the Sleeping Lady building, Greg Mills was a great fit for the 49th State – Anchorage. His dedication to precision brewing and flare for unique brews is a perfect fit.

Dave Short

Dave Short

Production Manager/Brewer - Anchorage

Born and raised in Anchorage, David received his B.A. from St. Olaf College before returning home to pursue his passion for brewing. Starting as a home brewer, volunteer, apprentice brewer, assistant, lead, and now his current position, David appreciates the dedication that goes into every pint. A graduate of the Siebel Institute’s Concise Course in Brewing Technology and a Certified Cicerone, David draws inspiration from the vast world of beer tradition and culture. Mostly, though he enjoys brewing beers that utilize indigenous ingredients like birch syrup, spruce tips, and smoky malts that remind him of home.

Kyler Chavez

Kyler Chavez

General Manager

Chavez began young working in kitchens and knew he wanted more from the restaurant industry. With an Associates in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America and a Bachelors in Hospitality Administration from Boston University, Chavez’ drive is taking him places. Having worked for the Hyatt Regency in Denver and the Andaz in Maui, Alaska called when he decided to pursue his interest in craft beer. Initially, the General Manager for the 49th State – Denali, he moved into the Director of Restaurant Operations for DV3Corp’s (49th’s parent company) four Denali restaurants. When the expansion to Anchorage came in the form of a 30,000 sq ft., downtown behemoth, the challenge was too great to pass on. Chavez now makes his home in Anchorage year-round when he’s not escaping for a break on the slopes or a craft beer conference.

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