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 =
Silver Gulch Iliamna Raspberry Wheat
Iliamna Raspberry Wheat was originally brewed by Bird Creek Brewing of Anchorage in the 90s. Our re-formulated iteration of this historic brew is made with a SUBSTANTIAL amount of all-natural raspberries (no artificial flavoring or coloring) added to a wheat beer during the conditioning phase to provide a pronounced crimson hue and an intense raspberry aroma.
Iliamna Raspberry Wheat is brewed with American 2-Row Pale, Wheat and Crystal malts to balance the raspberry tartness. A combination of Hallertauer (Germany) and East Kent Golding (UK) hops provide a subtle bitterness and floral hop aroma to complement the intense raspberry notes. Substantial enough to be enjoyed year-round, yet refreshing enough to quench you on those hot summer days.
5.6% ABV, 25.5 IBU’s
(Cranberry Belgian Saison)
A Belgian saison flavored with cranberries. Pilsen, Munich and Vienna malts are combined with Styrian Golding hops to give a delicate bittering, while spicy/peppery notes compliment the dry, tart, fruity brew.
5.6% ABV, 28 IBU’s
“The Kiss of Shame”
(Spiced Belgian Golden Quad)
A Spiced Belgian Golden Quad brewed with a trident of grains: barley, wheat and oats. Righteously spiced with Saaz hops, coriander, and sweet orange peel to balance the demons on your palate.
10.5% ABV, 20 IBU’s
Silver Gulch Tundra Apple Ale
Sparklingly clear with a substantial aroma and flavor of crisp green apples. You’ll think you are enjoying a dry cider, but Tundra Apple Ale is actually ale brewed with apples! Tundra Apple Ale is brewed with white sorghum and apple juice to provide a crisp, dry, semi-sweet finish that is nearly gluten-free*. A subtle, clean bitterness is imparted by the addition of Hallertauer Magnum hops to accentuate the crisp apple finish. Remarkably refreshing and crisp; Tundra Apple Ale provides a unique (nearly) gluten-free* option that can be enjoyed by beer and cider drinkers alike.
4.5% ABV / 7.4 IBU
*Tundra Apple Ale contains approximately 98% less gluten than regular beer, with trace amounts coming from our starter yeast culture.
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
(Unfiltered Imperial Stout)
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 IBUs
(Red Flag Ale )
Brewed in dedication to the professionals at the ‘pointy end of the stick’ of foreign policy and to those who support the mission to defend our liberties. A profound thanks to all who serve.
RFA is an American-style IPA brewed with American 2-Row, Rye, and a touch of deeply-roasted malts to impart of deep-red tint and malt depth to balance the massive hop additions. The substantial alcohol content is offset with generous kettle additions of Amarillo, Columbus and Citra hops from the Pacific Northwest and then dry-hopped in the cellars with even more Cascade hops; this beer is un-filtered to retain the subtle yeast and malt notes and huge hop aroma. 7.8% ABV / 85 IBU
Red Flag Ale (RFA) is brewed by the co-founder and President of Silver Gulch Brewing, America’s Most Northern Brewery, who is also honored to serve as the Honorary Commander of the 354th Force Support Squadron at Eielson AFB, home of the world’s Northernmost Fighter Wing. Ready to Go at 50 Below!
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
*Growlers are 1/2 gallon refillable glass jugs. The best way to get brewery fresh beer without getting the whole Keg.