Skagway Brewing Company
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.53/5 rDev -14.5%
this place was a welcome change from the more touristy things to do in town. we visited the place for about three or four hours and it was busy the whole time. it's quite small, so it seems surprising it never got too loud. the beer menu was small but they did carry beers from other breweries. after trying their beers (pretty good for the most part) i ordered a lindemans framboise. the bartender suggested mixing it with some youngs double chocolate, as they keep it on hand for that reason alone. friendly staff and visitors there.
06-04-2008 18:44:44 | More by ph2001
3.68/5 rDev -10.9%
Stopped by on my Alaska cruise. BA had the location as closed so I was excited to find it open.
They had 6 of their beers on tap along with several other Pacific NW guest taps.
The waitress was very slow, but to be fair the place was pretty busy. I had a stout and spruce tip IPA both of which were pretty good. I also sampled the Red which was nice as well.
I had a couple pretzels and they were big, soft, homemade and damn good. The mustard was nice as well.
It's nice to see them back open, and if the crowd was any indication of what's to come I think they could be around for quite sometime (at least during cruise season)
05-21-2008 20:08:50 | More by tpd975
3.7/5 rDev -10.4%
This place was great. Had the brown ale which was good. Also got the sample brews. All the beers were great. Not a bad beer in the bunch. Must be the water in Skagway. The brewery is at the far end of town and away from the tourist traps when you first arrive into town. The service was good and very knowledgeable about the beers they had on tap. I could not believe that in a small town there was a great place to go and have a great fresh beer. I wish this beer was around on the east coast. If you are ever in Skagway, Alaska this is a must stop.
07-07-2008 01:19:46 | More by helmet
3.83/5 rDev -7.3%
I have visited Skagway a number of times, though always in the Spring and late Fall. Certainly not the most amazing atmosphere, but not bad. The great service, friendly staff and other patrons make up for anything lacking. They offer a pretty decent selection of brews, my favorites has almost always been the darker ones. Pretty memorable stout. The food is good, better and ore varied than most while traveling through this part of the woods.
Overall, it is a great place to visit if you are in the area, worth detouring the 90 or so miles to Skagway by road. It is a very reasonable value as well.
12-01-2010 00:33:30 | More by bishopgary
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
We were in Skagway as a stop on a cruise, walked around until we found this place. Pretty good sized, but gets busy when there are four cruise ships in town. Even with all the out-of-towners, service was still prompt. Prices were quite reasonable, especially when I consider how much of their business must be tourists. Food's fine, but not exceptional. I had the pulled pork.
Pretty decent selection of styles for a little brewery in a little town. I was impressed with their porter and their barleywine. It's a shame they don't distribute beyond Alaska, but I guess it's also not much of a surprise.
06-08-2010 01:38:19 | More by snaotheus
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
Like most people my visit to Skagway was via cruise ship. Skagway has an old-time gold-rush theme which is ruined by the presence of dozens of tanzanite (and ammonite and alexandrite and meteorite and dynamitatite, etc) jewelry stores. It's hard to imagine a more blatant money grab of a town. So any BA cruisers visiting Skagway will definitely want to visit Skagway Brewing to escape the mind-numbing shopping strip.
The place was packed with cruisers, mostly men who were probably like myself - refugees from their wive's delighted shopping frenzies. A fair amount of friendly locals were on hand as well. I found a seat at the bar and service was extremely prompt. They had a solid selection of beers on tap and I managed to down two pints plus a sampler flight of four more. I wouldn't say any were outstanding, but all fit the category of "damn good." I especially liked the Oosik Stout. Food was above average bar fare. Overall a great visit and the best beer joint I found on any of our port calls between Whittier and Vancouver.
07-11-2012 00:22:16 | More by coldriver
4/5 rDev -3.1%
Probably most BA folks who visit this establishment will be visiting Skagway for the day on a cruise. Some will be independent travelers. Some will be locals, like myself, if I can turn some of my friends on to BA. The thing to understand about Skagway is that it has a year round population of 850, officially, though many travel for much of the winter. The population more than doubles with seasonal workers in the summer. But we have a year round brewery-pub! The beer is decent. A couple of specialty beers this summer were better, maybe even exceptional. The Wee Heavy and Barleywine, more specifically. They typically have some beers that they don't make, as they have a hard time keeping up in the summer. Stone IPA, Young's Double Chocolate, North Coast Red Seal, Lindeman's Framboise, and Maudite are some that come to mind. You won't find world class selection, but keep in mind that it is 90 miles by sea or air (no road) to Junuea where the distributors live. The atmosphere is excellent, especially this time of year. Midday during tourist season you won't find many of the exceptionally friendly locals to visit with, as they are all working. But the service is excellent, and the locals are extremely welcoming and friendly, and they will be showing up in late afternoon, early evening during the summer. Who knows what kind of mischief you could become involved in once you start talking to the local next to you at the bar? The food is pretty decent for around here, but our standards are a bit lower than more urban areas with better ingredient availability. I listed the prices as reasonable, and for this part of the world they are. But compared to lower 48 states, you'll find them a bit high. A pint is $5, for reference.
11-22-2008 07:50:57 | More by sprucetip
Skagway Brewing Company in Skagway, AK
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