Alaskan Brewing heads east of the Rockies


Juneau-based brewery to bring “taste of Alaska” to Minnesota this spring

(Juneau, AK) – Beer drinkers in the land of 10,000 lakes will soon enjoy brews from the state of 100,000 glaciers when Alaskan Brewing brings their bottled “taste of Alaska” to Minnesota this May. Alaskan Brewing Co. is partnering with Original Gravity, a network of locally-owned craft distributors, to bring their award-winning beers to market in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

“We have had a lot of interest in Alaskan Brewing and so have our customers,” says Original Gravity’s Hans “Hanszee” Lofgren. “We are extremely happy to be bringing their award-winning beers to market!”

This is the first new market entrance for Alaskan since entering Colorado in mid 2008. With the addition of Minnesota, Alaskan beer will be available in 11 states.

“Alaskans and Minnesotan’s have a lot in common – cold winters, a love of the outdoors and a growing appreciation for quality craft beer,” says Alaskan Brewing co-Founder Marcy Larson. “We’ve been getting letters, calls and emails from thirsty Minnesotans for years – we’re thrilled to finally be answering the call.”

This year the Juneau-based Alaskan Brew Crew celebrates their 25th year of handcrafting award-winning beers brewed with the historic recipes and local ingredients of the Last Frontier. Alaskan will be entering Minnesota with their Gold Rush-era inspired Alaskan Amber, and a number of other year-round and seasonal beers. All of these products will be available in kegs and caseware throughout the Twin Cities in May.

Alaskan Brewing and Original Gravity will be posting news and announcements about launch events and activities at and as they get closer to the May 1 release.

About Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaskan Brewing Co. has been making award-winning beer in Juneau, Alaska, since 1986. The Alaskan Brew Crew bottles the unique character of the Last Frontier with historic recipes, local ingredients and glacier-fed water. Alaskan Brewing handcrafts Amber, Pale, White, IPA, Stout, Smoked Porter, Winter Ale, Summer Ale and a variety of limited edition beers in the Alaskan Pilot Series. Follow Alaskan at, and

About Original Gravity
Original Gravity is a central group of locally-owned and operated distributors that are passionate about craft beer. We are committed to a common mission of building quality craft brands with first-rate craft brewers through a dedication to education, innovation, relationships, service and camaraderie in the Minneapolis / St. Paul, St. Cloud / Brainerd Lakes markets and others. Follow Original Gravity at and

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9 thoughts on “Alaskan Brewing heads east of the Rockies

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  2. They’re getting warmer! Just one more state east (Wisconsin) and they’ll have exactly hit the mark! Hopefully this is just the beginning of a bigger push eastward and we can soon enjoy Alaska’s award winning beers here in Milwaukee. I’ve been waiting years for that to happen.

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  5. Where could I get your beer in Columbus Ohio?

    We just got back from Alaska and I just loved the beer. Amber beer.

  6. Is Alaskan White available in bottles in Minnesota? If it is can you tell me where I can buy it in the Minneapolis area?


  7. Need to know if there’s a retailer in Chicago area carrying Alaskan Amber!

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