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Arkose Brewery

Arkose Brewery is located at 650 E. Steel Loop in the Palmer City Commercial Center directly behind the Alaska State Fairgrounds. The Taproom serves beer and tasters. Get growlers and kegs-to-go.


Arkose Brewery
Our Beers



   Bitter Earth

Bitter Earth ESB
Arkose Bitter Earth ESB is reminiscent of an English Extra Special Bitter. Deep copper in color, light bodied, and a flavorful earthy session beer with a complex malt profile and pleasing hop bitterness. Named after the great R&B tune “This Bitter Earth” and like the lyrics of this song, the earth is not so bitter after all and neither is this beer.
IBU: 26,  ABV: 5%

Available on draught and in 22 oz. bottles.

Boxcar Porter

No 5 Boxcar Porter
Arkose Boxcar Porter is soft and mild yet has substance. Hints of roasted and caramel flavors are balanced with the delicate influence of three hop varieties. Dark in color, hold it up to the light and take in the ruby hues. Inspired by locomotive No 5 at the Palmer Depot.
IBU: 25,  ABV: 5.3%

Available on draught and in 22 oz. bottles.

Steed Rye IPA

Steed Rye IPA
An easy-drinking IPA featuring Magnum hops. Refreshingly satisfying with just enough hop aromas and flavors. This noble ale takes its name from lively spirited horses, hearty rye grains, and the pencil drawing by Norman W. Olson, 1973.  There is nothing like a noble steed, and the same goes for Arkose Steed Rye IPA.
IBU: 70,  ABV: 5.5%

Available on draught and in 22 oz. bottles.

High Ridge Double Red

High Ridge Double Red
This full-bodied malty red ale is smooth and rich with just enough hop flavor to balance the caramel sweetness. Named after the brewery namesake, Arkose Ridge, nearby High Ridge Lake, and the great hikes that the Mat-Su Valley has to offer.
IBU: 30, ABV: 6.8%

Available on draught and in 22 oz. bottles.


Green Chair Kölsch
Crisp and delicate, Green Chair Kölsch is a thirst-quenching session ale that will make you want to sit back and take it easy in that Adirondack chair. Brewed with love featuring German Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops. Celebrate the simple things in life.
IBU: 20, ABV: 4.75%


Blue Skies Anniversary Ale
Brewed every Fall, our “Anniversary” beer celebrates our opening on October 2011 and features a crisp and clean taste and organic ingredients. Enjoy our ale with optimism and delight. Inspired by the song Blue Skies: Ella Fitzgerald and Willie Nelson.
IBU: 16, ABV: 5%

New Colony

New Colony Hefeweizen
Southern Germany meets the Valley! This spring and summer seasonal is a spicy and smoky ale with a hoppy tang. New Colony features Late Addition German Northern Brewer hops. Pairs with weisswurst, goat cheese, strawberry shortcake, and delicate chocolates. Zum Wohl!
IBU: 23, ABV: 4.1%

Festbier Dunkelweizen

Festbier Dunkelweizen
Usher in the Festbier season with our Bavarian style dark wheat ale. Brewed with a nod to our “Deutsche” heritage, our dunkelweizen is tingly and tasty. Pairs nicely with everything from salads to enchiladas, but goes especially well with cured meats and bacony Gouda cheese. The suspended yeast of this traditional dunkelweizen is what gives it the beloved cloudy characteristic.
IBU: 26, ABV: 4.7%



SpinDrift IPA
You see something moving. It lays low hovering just above the snowy ground. Wild like the wind, it blows across the surface. A solid foundation of English Maris Otter malt and specialty malts firmly supports this American Style India Pale Ale. Dry hopped with Simcoe hops for a unique piney aroma. Snowy suds as wild as the wind.
IBU: 80,  ABV: 5.5%


 Olde Colony Winter Ale
Brewed as a toast to early Colonists and the Colony Christmas winter celebration in Palmer every December. This dark roasty winter ale is infused with traditional holiday spices. The luscious coffee and chocolate aromas are sure to warm the cockles of your heart. Snuggle up next to the fire while listening to the seductive rendition of “Baby it’s Cold Outside” by Ray Charles & Betty Carter. Delicious.
IBU: 28, ABV: 8%

Autumn Serenade

Autumn Serenade
Honey malts and a hint of apple give this golden harvest ale a refreshing and smooth backbone that sings and may just leave you breathless with its beauty. Inspired by the colorful autumns in Alaska and the classic jazz song Autumn Serenade by John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.
IBU: 18,  ABV: 5%

Maiden Mild

Maiden Mild
A spring seasonal, Arkose Maiden Mild is auburn in color and gentle in taste and aroma with just enough sweetness to make it a refreshing session ale. The name is inspired by the classic jazz tune “Maiden Voyage”” by Herbie Hancock.
IBU: 11, ABV: 4.3%



Illuminate Black IPA
In search of beer enlightenment? Seek no further, Arkose Illuminate Black IPA is here. Dark as the longest night of the year, the hops shine through with the promise of a luminous if not spiritual tasting experience. Inspired by the dark winter nights in Alaska and the song “Illumination” by Thievery Corporation.
IBU: 100, ABV: 7%


Palmer Extra Pale Ale
The City of Palmer’s motto is “Alaska at its Best” and like its namesake, this is beer at its best! Arkose Palmer Extra Pale Ale has juicy citrus and tropical tones and a grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit, and lychee aroma. Batter up!
IBU: 40, ABV: 5.5%