The recipes used in the Silver Gulch Brewing line of beers come from a collaboration of Glenn Brady's original recipes and Levi Hansen creative twist. We design our beers to please the five senses, not necessarily to meet beer-style guidelines. We think you’ll agree with the results!
The brewery facilities were originally constructed throughout the 1997 season, and incorporate the efforts (blood, sweat and tears!) of the founders and local craftsmen. The results speak for themselves. Co-located with the newly renovated pub & dining facilities, the 12,000 square foot brewery is an awe-inspiring work of process technology.
The brewing vessels were purchased used from the Conner's Brewery in St. Catherines, Canada and have a total capacity of 375 barrels. From start to finish, the brewing process takes 1 long day with up to an additional six plus weeks for fermentation and aging. After the beer has been conditioned, it is cold-filtered through a state-of-the-art German system and then bottled on the 200 bottle-per-minute bottling system. This system cleans, fills, caps, labels and repacks the bottles back in their cases, and the rest is history.
Available Year Round in Bottles and Draft
*We are now offering Growlers
Copper Creek Amber Ale
American Amber Ale hopped with Willamette hops (pronounced “Will-Am-it”) the most widely grown hop in America. Giving it a mild, pleasant and mildly spicy aroma. 4.8% ABV, 33 IBU’s .
An amber hued Munich Vienna Lager hopped with traditional noble hops complementing the slight caramel aroma of six different malts to give a soft and elegant finish. 5.6% ABV, 18 IBU’s
Pick Axe Porter
This moderately sweet satisfying deep ruby hued ale has a rich, malty flavor. Pacific Northwest Cascade hops enhance the distinctive citric aroma from the hops. 4.8% ABV, 25 IBU’s.
Coldfoot Pilsner Lager
A marriage between a Bohemian and German pilsner hopped with noble German and Czech varietals. Light golden hue due to the use of Plzen malt with an effervescence that starts and finishes crisp and clean. 5.6% ABV, 30 IBU’s
= Specialty Beers =
The Weird Beard
(American Barley Wine)
An American Barley Wine aged in Zinfandel French oak barrels. Malty sweetness compliments the vanilla flavor from the oak and high hop addition of Galaxy and Pacific Northwest hops.
9.5% ABV 90 IBU’s
A Cheechako is a newcomer to Alaska who has not lived through an Alaskan winter. This Interior IPA is robustly hopped with six different hops, added at five separate times. The red-amber color is the backbone to this showcase for hops. IT’S SKOOKUM!
7.5% ABV 85 IBU’s
Silver Gulch’s Northern Light
A light ale with a pale yellow color and soft body, hopped very sparingly with Willamette hops. Refreshing flavor and dry on the finish, it is clean and approachable from beginning to end.
4.7% ABV, 10 IBU’s
An American Strong Ale brewed to commemorate the November 3, 2002 Denali Fault earthquake, 7.9 on the Richter scale and 7.9% ABV. An ale of significant alcoholic strength, it is a warming beer that is best drunk in pints by a warm fire on a cold night, or at Silver Gulch.
7.9% ABV, 40 IBU’s
An Imperial Stout with an intense flavor of bittersweet chocolate and a hint of raisins and dates. A full-bodied brew with a luscious velvety texture.
8.5% ABV, 77 IBU’s
(Belgian Golden Quad)
A Belgian Golden Winter Warmer brewed with a trident of grains: barley, wheat and oats. Righteously spiced with Saaz hops to balance the demons on your palate. 10.5% ABV 30 IBU’s
Old 55 Pale Ale
An American Pale Ale and an Alaskan classic, expressing a fruity malty character from the use of American malt and aromatic Pacific Northwest hops, The copper color balances with the Citra and Cascade hops that give it a distinct citric aroma, fermented with Pacific Northwest yeast. 5.8% ABV, 50 IBUs
Snow Hook IPA
(Indian Pale Ale)
This American IPA pairs a traditional malt base with Pacific Northwest hops, a dry finish with a piney/spicy/earthy aroma that accents a crisp and flavorful unfiltered body.
7.0% ABV,65 IBU's
*Growlers are 1/2 gallon refillable glass jugs. The best way to get brewery fresh beer without getting the whole Keg.