Our Adventure Blog

Nov 6, 2017


This coming Friday, November 10th 2017, will be a huge day for Bearpaw River Brewing Company. When we open the doors at high noon we will be in full party mode. The reason? To herald the launch of the Frontiersman

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Do you have an unquenchable thirst (why of course you do), and are you looking for beers that are as flavorful as they are plentiful? Well then you’ve come to the right blog. That’s right! Over the next few weeks

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Foodies, start your engines. Spring has finally arrived, and that means Food Truck Season is revving up. Our food trucks are like drive-thrus in reverse, except the food is fresh, wholesome, and delicious, and the various trucks offer a huge

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From North Pole to the Kenai, and most points in between, you can now get your hands on our 22oz bottles of Frontiersman IPA and Mat Maid Milk Stout. That’s right, you can ramble all up and down this great

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Jan 10, 2017


FRIDAY January 13th – SUNDAY January 22nd. Mark it in big red Xs on your calendar. Set alerts on your smartphone. Tattoo it on your forearm. Those are the dates for this year’s ALASKA BEER WEEK. Here at Bearpaw River

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Jan 2, 2017


Messages. Genies. Tiny ships. All things people used to put in bottles, at least until it was discovered that bottles were much better used for holding beer. The discovery is said to have happened in the late sixteenth century, when

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Nov 14, 2016


The title probably gave it away, but the BIG NEWS here at the brewery is that we have officially launched our Growler Club. So what is a Growler Club? Well, like growlers themselves these kinds of clubs come in many

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This year’s Mighty Matanuska Brew Fest, one of the great highlights of our local zymurgical calendar, came a little later than usual. In fact, it fell on the Saturday of Halloween weekend, which prompted the Alaska State Fair organizers to

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Travelling through the Anchorage airport? Our Mat Maid Milk Stout is now on tap in the Alaska Airlines Boardroom! One beer, of course, does not a “flight” make, but we guarantee it will take you to your happy place. It’s

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Sep 12, 2016


In painting, as in brewing, there is no possibility of cheating. It is either good, or it isn’t. Luckily for folks in the Mat-Su valley, it seems we have a healthy crop of good painters, and luckily for us here

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Jun 23, 2016


This past Sunday, 19 June, marked our six-month anniversary. That’s half a year of brewing, serving, and drinking Bearpaw River brews. Sheesh. Can you believe it? So we thought we would take this opportunity to press the pause button and

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16-22 May. American Craft Beer Week is here! At the BRBC we believe it’s a great time to be an American, and it’s a great time to be an Alaskan. We also know that there has never been a better

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Apr 21, 2016


In our four months or so of being open we’ve come out with eight different beers. Some of those are here to stay, like our Frontiersman IPA, and some we won’t likely brew again, like the Dunkel, which was a

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Feb 10, 2016


On Friday we’re releasing our very first collaboration beer, a Dunkel brewed with Occidental Brewing Co. based out of Portland, Oregon. Jed met Sam Carroll from Occidental while living in North Portland a few years back (Jed was one of

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Jan 25, 2016


Shoot. AK Beer Week is over. Can you believe it? It may be the only 11-day week in the whole year (14-24 January), but it sure whooshed by. Time flies when you’re having fun! We started out with a bang.

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Jan 10, 2016


It’s been a whirlwind since we last checked in. The big news, of course, is that we’re finally OPEN. Our Grand Opening was on December 19th. James and Katie arrived the week before, just in time to help the rest

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As we gear up for our first brewday, Head Brewer Jake has been focused on dialing in every aspect of our new equipment and finalizing his brewing notes for each recipe. At the same time, Jack has been finishing up

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Oct 4, 2015


It takes a lot of work to start up a craft brewery. Take, for instance, our bottlecap wall. For years now we have been tirelessly drinking bottles of craft beer, and along the way saving every cap we thought was

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Sep 10, 2015


Jack, our Chief Carpenter as well as our Numbers Man, has designed and built our Grist Case. It’s one of the coolest things we’ve got in the brewery. On brewdays, we’ll start by milling whole grains into a coarse powder

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Jul 27, 2015


Jake took a few days off to handle a pesky bout of appendicitis, but other than that he’s been working flat-out on getting the brewery up and running. After a lengthy Brewer’s Guild meeting a couple weeks ago he felt

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Jun 7, 2015


This past month has been a whirlwind. Last time we checked in, we were about halfway through our Kickstarter campaign, and steadily on our way to our funding goal of $25,000. We were also fervently making plans for brewery construction

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We’ve been busy here at the BRBC! Our TTB Federal Brewers Notice came in, thanks largely to Jamie’s administrative prowess. Here’s Jake and Lucy celebrating. We’ve since moved on to work with the State’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for our

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A lot of cool things are happening at the Bearpaw River Brewing Company right now. Actually, it’s getting so busy here that Jake is about to start going full-time at the brewery. Pretty good timing, as we’re gearing up to

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Mar 14, 2015


Here at the BRBC we’ve had some major developments over the past few weeks. We’ve moved into a new location on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway, we’ve begun work with a local graphic designer, and we’ve started up a new Facebook page.

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It’s official: the Bearpaw River Brewing company is setting up shop on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway! We’ll be at 4605 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway, to be exact. Think of the giant silo on the side of the road. That’s right next door.

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Feb 5, 2015


Things are heating up here at the BRBC. We’ve just wrapped up a crucial round of fundraising and now we’re hot on the trail of a good location to set up shop. One day soon we will have a taproom

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Jan 16, 2015


It’s dark. It’s cold. It’s AK Beer Week. Breweries across the State have come together for this annual extravaganza of artisan food, creative socials, enterprising events, and – of course – a lot of craft beer. It all kicked off

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Dec 22, 2014


Season’s greetings from all of us here at Bearpaw River Brewing Company! As can happen at this time of year, we’ve found ourselves caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Thankfully, though, our priorities haven’t wavered

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Dec 5, 2014


Hear ye, hear ye! Read all about it! The BRBC has made the news! Thanks to the investigative reporting of James “Dr. Fermento” Roberts (basically the Bob Woodward of the Alaska brewing scene), there’s a write-up about us this week

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Nov 24, 2014


Happy Turkey Day everyone! Here at the BRBC we have a lot to be thankful for this year. We’re thankful for barley, hops, water, and yeast. We’re thankful for mash tuns and brew kettles; we’re thankful for fermenters and kegs;

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Here at the BRBC we’ve been hard at work getting our investors’ package together, finalizing the Biz Plan, and dialing in the legal side of things. But that doesn’t mean we’ve neglected the brewing! At the moment we’re brewing some

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The BRBC crew joined the festivities at Raven Hall in Palmer last weekend to taste a few of the great craft beers Alaska has to offer. The Mighty Mat-Su Brewfest is mighty indeed, with the likes of Arkose Brewery, Denali

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Sep 22, 2014


Adventure is about taking a challenge. It’s about embracing whatever comes with energy and enthusiasm. It’s fun. It’s risk. It’s work. And in the end, it’s reward. Here at the Bearpaw River Brewing Company we are taking our first steps in a great expedition. Our goal: to make delicious and exciting beers in Wasilla.

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