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Skagway Brewing Company

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Skagway Brewing CompanySkagway Brewing Company
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.26%
Active Beers: 5
Beer Ratings: 59
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: 16
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

7th and Broadway
PO Box 946
Skagway, Alaska, 99840-0946
United States
phone: (907) 983-2839

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @skagwaybrewing

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Photo of Dok
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%

An exceptional staff in a friendly place. The decor is 1900's style mirrored bar, good medium lighting, polished wooden floors, fair to good artwork on the walls, with private dining and party rooms available for reserve. The overall ambiance is comfortable, the staff young and energetic. The food is typical fair, nothing ambitious but all exceptional tastes on the menu.

The location is a good small town locale, the exterior of the building modelled to represent the tradition of the mining community roots. The best time to visit is wintertime when you do not need to shagg off tourists in order to have a place to stand on the sidewalk. And the Spruce Tip ale is in stock, another reason to fire up the dog team and cross the tundra. The staff is friendlier also, and who would not be in a better mood when you are not spending your day running wild trying to keep ahead of the droves of people asking questions you have already answered too many times? Overall, one of my favorite places in small town Alaska.

Dok, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Pyedog
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Pyedog, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Griffith, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Agentveba
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Agentveba, May 26, 2014
Photo of slader
4.5/5  rDev +9%

slader, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%

Typical bar setting, it was clean, roomy and easy to walk around. This is a brew pub, and they off a sampler of all there beers for 7$. 5 different beers, all were very solid. The service was great, the bartender was easy to engage convo with. I didn't eat but person beside me ordered a chicken salad and it looked amazing. The gift shop was off to the side, had shirts and glasses, and the person at register was extra nice. There fkagship beer was the sprucetip ale and was very tasty. There ipa and brown ale was solid. There standard beers are as good as 75% of what the micro brewers that bottle put out. A great find, and a true gift being nothing is bottle, so other then by trade or visiting, only what you get to sample. Will stop by again on my next Alaskan visit.

wvsabbath, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of potownbill
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%

After stopping in 3 ports on an Alaskan Cruise, I was looking for a decent place to get a beer, and not have to deal with the "bordello themed" tourist places. Skagway brewing was at the edge of the tourist part of town, and fit my needs perfectly. Simple place with great beer. One of the locals said that this is the place where they go. Excellent beers. Had the Pale Ale, Brown, and Spruce tip. All three were very good. I didn't have the food, so can't comment. My daughter, wife, and Mother-in-Law all liked the beers, which is a first!

potownbill, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of brdc
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

Had the pleasure of stumbling across this place, nearly at the end of the road where all tourists roam around when in town.
It has the typical brewpub atmosphere, bar and a few tables, quite small, with an adjoining store.
Service was polite and friendly, just like everything and everybody in town, but one of the waitresses seemed to know her stuff reasonably well. Good prices, and impressive beer; the sampler is a good way to start, but the barleywine and stout that are not included are worth a shot as well - see my upcoming reviews.
I would go back if this was not so far; it is not just a good spot for a small town, but rather a very good brewpub. Recommended.

brdc, Aug 25, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

shoretaxi, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Dogbrick
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

Surprise find during an Alaskan cruise. This brewpub is located toward the far end of the main drag of downtown Skagway. Make sure to pick up a coupon book as I got a free hat with purchase of a sampler.

The interior is a green/yellow color scheme with lots of wood. The bar is on the left side, with table seating on the right. The brewing equipment is not visible but is on another floor.

Skagway Brewing has 6-7 beers on draught, including one or two seasonals. I did not see what bottles, if any, were available. 4 of the beers are available in a sampler as well. The beers are somewhat unique, including a Spruce Tip Pale and Wee Heavy included with the more typical Stout, Amber etc. All of the beers were above average, with a couple being very good.

Service was good on a weekday late morning. The place was really getting busy (with the majority of the clientele being cruisers getting samplers so they could get a free hat - they clearly adopted the South Park model). The bartender tried to find the brewmaster to come talk to us but he was not around. The staff had a good understanding of the available beers.

We did not try any food on the visit.

Overall this brewpub is a gem that is an absolute must-stop if for some reason you find yourself in Skagway.

Dogbrick, May 22, 2008
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Skagway Brewing Company in Skagway, AK
92 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.