Since 2011, Arkose Brewery has been brewing using traditional methods combined with the innovative and free spirit of Alaska.
As the first professional brewery to ever operate in Palmer, Alaska, the portfolio of beers is inspired not only by the majestic surroundings and thriving community, but also by the German heritage and Pacific Northwest roots of its founders, husband and wife team Stephen and June Gerteisen.
Raised in Alaska, Head Brewer Stephen is a graduate of the U.C. Davis Master Brewers program and a member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD). He brings the science and the soul to every barrel.
Raised in Northern California, Creative Director June has a background in fine art, is an apprentice BJCP judge and Certified Beer Server. She brings the art and the heart to every glass.
Together with their team, they strive to bring you the utmost in craft beer consistency and quality.
Watch this video with co-founders Stephen and June Gerteisen who share their experience about starting a brewery in Alaska.