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Alaska is the naturally stunning, untamed wilderness of the Red, White and Blue. Its reputation as a must see destination are second to none, and its wine and beer scene are no exception. These are our top wineries & breweries to visit in Alaska.
Alaska’s a big state so if you can’t make it to one of these destinations you can also check out wine subscription boxes too.
Wineries & Breweries to Visit in Alaska
Ferocious wildlife, inspiring landscapes, and intrepid souls. The Alaskan lifestyle is not for everyone, but for many it is a calling. There's a reason this state finds a place on many people's bucket list, it's a place with endless opportunities for adventure. For a taste of what the landscape, lifestyle and stories of Alaska means to its people, drop by these gorgeous destinations.
Natural Beauty on the Cook Inlet
Incredible Infused Wines
Located in Homer, South of Anchorage and right off of the Gulf of Alaska, Bill and Dorothy Fry have cultivated a beloved local winery and lodging dedicated to producing some of Alaska’s most unique wines.
Alaskan Wine Lovers
A kitchen hobby turned landmark destination, this Alaskan family gem is the site of some really intriguing fruit blends that highlight the spectrum of flavors the countryside has to offer.
Truly Alaskan Flavors
The wines offered here are as diverse and wild as the landscape itself. Black currant, blueberry, and strawberry rhubarb wines are all beloved features at this gorgeous location. Perfect for trying something new, in a landscape made for exploring.
Located in Soldotna
“From Bush to Bottle”
This little hideaway farm has a lot offer. Award winning wines have put them on the tasting map, and they want nothing more than for you to come and have a sip. Alaska Berries uses all of their own home grown grapes, straight from their own farm. Their “from bush to bottle” philosophy ensures complete quality control, and a luscious rewarding product.
Their wines include (but are not limited to) blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry, and redcurrant wines make up a few of their bottles. They also produce blends between berries to create some truly local labels. Fruit wine is a long lost delicacy as it's often overshadowed by the ubiquitous grape wine. That being said berries provide endless opportunities for expanding your palate.
Hockey Lovers are at Home Here
Intriguing Local IPAs
Laid Back Atmosphere
Odd Mann Rush Brewery is a neighborhood staple with lots of character and a passion for beer that comes through in every glass. Flavorful and energetic IPA’s, porters, and stouts are just a few of the beers on offer in this passion project turned small town powerhouse.
Odd Man Rush is a hockey lover’s paradise, and that, nor their product should shy away wine lovers. Wine is all about the culture, the people and places. Beer is no different, and a lot of the character and sweat (not literally*) that goes into making the final product, comes through in every sip. In every wine lover, there’s a beer lover too and Odd Man Rush Brewery is a great place to have your baptism into brew.
Citrus, tannins, and dark robust flavors all go into the types of brew on tap at Odd Man Rush. Much like a glass of wine, these tastes help set each variety apart and are what form the basis of a beer lover’s palate. In other words, wine lovers need no excuse to park up a stool at this place. The brewer’s take a lot of pride in their hops and it shows. Odd Man Brewery is a great destination to plan a beer flight, so be sure to make it a stop on your great Alaskan road trip!
Award Winning Brew
Located in the Heart of Jenaeu
Gorgeous Natural Landscape
Alaskan Brewing Co. beer speaks for itself. In many ways, it is emblematic of the rough country and proud people from which it came. Strong IPA’s and daring flavors seem to be the norm in the Alaskan brewing scene, and this brewing company is no exception. They also feature a rotating selection of limited-time and seasonal beers to try.
They’re located right in Jenaeu, with a gorgeous view of a mere sample of Alaska’s untamed landscape. Their brewery is their pride and joy, and visits are welcome. Open year round, guests can and drop by for flights of their favorite Alaskan beers. This is the perfect opportunity to try something new and fresh if you find yourself flying into Juneau. Brewery tours are also on tap and include a guided tasting which is a great chance to fully immerse yourself in the Alaskan beer scene experience.
Alaskan Wineries & Breweries
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check out some must-see breweries and wineries in Alaska! Whether you’re road tripping, a local on the scene, or visiting you might just fall in love with the natural splendour and passion that these master craftsmen put into their trade. Brewing and winemaking is all about the people, so be sure to meet some while you’re there. Stay tuned for more Brewery and winery guides wherever we find ourselves next!
Other Wineries and Breweries to Visit
Not sure about visiting Alaska? Here are some other places to check out!
Josh's love for wine, spirits and beer is just a natural extension of his affinity for the finer things in life. Taking a virtual sledgehammer to the snooty and pretentious, he presents an unvarnished review of all things wine with a refreshing amateur's perspective. He's always looking for something new to try, and invites you to come along for the ride!
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