Midnight Sun Brewing Co. began commercially producing ales and lagers for the fine people of Alaska in 1995. Midnight Sun is the oldest brewery in Anchorage and the second oldest statewide. Our first beer was Wolf Spirit Sparkling Ale, a beer inspired by our president and founder, Mark Staples’ time in Australia. Kodiak Brown Ale was our second offering and then on from there. Today MSBC produces over 40 different ales and lagers a year. Some are available year-round, some seasonally, and others just once.
MSBC is world renowned for our barrel-aged stouts and barley wines, beers that are appropriate for our less-than-temperate climate and long dark winter nights. Our core brands include IPAs and Belgian ales to cover the rest of the days when it seems the sun never sleeps, nor the people of this wild northern country. Our flagship IPA, Sockeye Red, named for the Sockeye (red) salmon that fill our nets in the summer and our freezers all winter, is a piney-resinous IPA with a strong malt backbone and is perfect for any weather.
Midnight Sun has been pioneering styles and brewing methods for over two decades lending to our characteristic flavors that the hearty people of Alaska have come to know and love. Our water is the key ingredient to making Alaska-style ales. The very soft glacial-fed waters of the Chugach Mountains are the canvas on which we create our art. Certainly the water is what makes beer from Alaska so distinct.
Products from Midnight Sun can be found at most alcohol retailers in Alaska, from Dutch Harbor to Fairbanks and on to Ketchikan. We sell our products in 5- and 15-gallon kegs, 22-ounce bottles, growlers, and 12-ounce cans. To figure out which MSBC beer is right for you, come by the Loft any day of the week between 11am and 8pm to taste from one of our 16 beers on tap or one of our package products ready to go home with you. If you don’t live in Alaska, then you should definitely make a trip up. Just don’t tell anybody how amazing it is here; we want to keep that a secret. We also sell limited quantities of our products in Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New York City.
OPERATIONS and employment
The brewery operates up to 7 days a week throughout the year. Tours are available every Thursday @ 6pm. No reservation is required and it is totally free. The tour begins in the Loft and it is recommended that you show up at least 5 minutes early so you don’t miss our brewery fish tap and the treat it has to offer…
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While Midnight Sun Brewing Company produces a lot of beers every year -- over 40 different beers, using over 20 distinct yeasts, these are most of the beers* that we make on a usual-to-somewhat-usual basis.
*Although some of the 2007 to 2010 series beers have ended up in our Alaska's Most Wanted series, most of the beers in the 2007 to 2010 series are no longer in production.
ALASKA'S MOST WANTED
2010 POP TEN SERIES
2009 CREW BREW SERIES
2008 PLANeT BEER SERIES
EARTH Belgian-style Chocolate Milk Stout
JUPITER Belgian-style Champagne Tripel
MARS Belgian-style Imperial Red IPA
MERCURY Belgian=style Small Beer
NEPTUNE Belgian-style Sour Dark Strong Ale (never released)
PLUTO Belgian-style Golden Strong Ale (The Fallen Planet)
SATURN Belgian-style Fresh Hop IPA
URANUS Belgian-style Golden Ale
VENUS Belgian-style Quadrupel
2007 DEADLY SIN BEERS
Located in South Anchorage, Midnight Sun offers crazy cool beers and fresh fabulous food with a modern industrial vibe.
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Midnight Sun Brewing Company opened in May 1995 and is located in an industrial park in South Anchorage. We have "man v. nature" views: man-made metal and concrete are very evident but the Sleeping Lady and the Chugach Mountain range offer beautiful contrasts.
Our Alaska brewery license allows us to serve beer until 8 pm daily. We accept food orders up until 7:45 pm to keep in sync. This license also limits beer service to up to 36 ounces per person per day for on-site consumption (for here) and up to 5 gallons per person per day for off-site consumption (to-go).
Located on the second floor of our main building, the Loft offers 16 beers and 2 sodas on tap — all house-made. And we’ve established a daily menu of fresh fabulous fare — as well as exciting hot dish specials — to accompany our world-class beers. Our eclectic beers range from 4% wheat beers to over-12% imperial stouts and barley wines with many beer styles in between. And, in keeping with the 36-oz per person limit, we serve our beers in 6- and 12-oz glasses as well as a sampler paddle (4 x 3-oz pours) that counts as a 12-oz pour.
THE GEAR SHOP
In May 2015, we added a full-fledged merchandise shop to our business. It is stocked and loaded. Come check out our cool gear and take away a little bit of Midnight Sun to wear, to drink from, to relish. Once you are here, you are one of us. Thanks for supporting MSBC!
(907) 344-1179 Business Office
(907) 344-6653 Loft
8111 Dimond Hook Drive
Anchorage, AK 99507
DAILY 11 am - 8 pm
The Alaska state brewery license requires that we stop serving beer at 8 pm.
We accept food orders up until 7:45 pm to keep in sync.
We do not take reservations.
Free parking is available in Midnight Sun’s parking lot and along the nearby streets. [Please do not park in other businesses' parking lots.]
Every Thursday 6 pm
No reservations required.
Please meet us up in the Loft.
The Loft is open DAILY from 11 AM to 8 PM. We hope to see you soon!
When we opened the Loft in 2009, we knew we had to serve fresh fabulous food that would pair up with our amazingly and lovingly crafted beers. Thanks to our lovely locals for making Midnight Sun a frequent hangout...and for all the new friends we meet every day.
Street Fare Monday
World Cuisine Wednesday
Fake 'n Bake Friday
Check FaceBook and Instagram for photos and details on our specials.
Call the LOFT at 907-344-6653 for specials, to-go orders and general questions about our offerings.
On Saturdays and Sundays, we add brunch dishes from 11 AM to 3 PM to our daily menu, which is available from 11 AM to 8 PM. The brunch menu embraces our Southwest influence so chilies and chorizo are madly involved. Come wake up your weekend.
Guidelines for Donations of Beer and Goodwill
Midnight Sun Brewing Company takes pride in partnering with local non-profit organizations, especially those supporting the arts, environment and social services that help strengthen our communities. MSBC is happy to donate beer, gear and/or gift certificates to qualified organizations and causes. MSBC does not normally make cash donations.
Due to the number and frequency of requests for donations, we have developed donation guidelines for qualified organizations. The qualified organization must:
- Be a public organization with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
- Be located in an area in which our products are distributed and sold
- Not be affiliated with specific political candidates or groups
- Accept full responsibility for complying with local, state and federal regulations, especially those related to the providing, serving, and selling of alcoholic beverages
Each qualified organization can receive no more than one donation per 12-month calendar year.
EMAIL donation requests to:
…OR MAIL donation requests to:
Midnight Sun Brewing Company
8111 Dimond Hook Drive
Anchorage, AK 99507
ATTN: DONATION REQUESTS
Submit all requests on organizational letterhead and include at least the following information:
- Date, time and location of event
- Description of event
- Approximate number of attendees/participants
- Beneficiary of the event, including TAX ID NUMBER
Contact information [phone, email] for the person coordinating this donation
All requests must be received at least 30 days before the date of the event.
Approval of donation requests will be confirmed by phone or email. Due to the number of donation requests, we can only honor a budgeted dollar amount of donations each month.
Amount of actual donation is based on type and purpose of event. Additional beer may be purchased at our very fair “non-profit fundraiser” rate.
All donations must be picked up at Midnight Sun Brewing Company during regular business hours. All pick-ups must be pre-arranged. No exceptions.
Thanks for your consideration in involving Midnight Sun Brewing Company in your fundraising efforts!
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