Our mission is to produce expressive beers with a commitment to excellence. Combining art & science; creativity & Alaska attitude.
Arkose is independently owned by Stephen & June Gerteisen, founded in 2011 – first brewery in Palmer, Alaska. You can find Arkose products all over Alaska and in the Arkose taproom.
Raised in Alaska and Germany, Head Brewer Stephen has over 20 years of brewing experience and is a graduate of the U.C. Davis Master Brewers program. In addition to a BA in Biology and service in the United States Air Force, he is a proud member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) which required passing of rigorous exams. Full of passion and expertise, he brings the science and the soul to every barrel.
Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and living in Germany many years, Creative Director and wife June has a Masters degree in art, is an apprentice BJCP judge, and is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server. She brings the art and the heart to every glass and to every bottle with her award-winning logo and bottle designs. All artwork on this website, labels and art hanging in the taproom are © June Gerteisen.