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Broken Tooth Brewing

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Active Beers: 24
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 6.94%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2021 Spar Ave
Anchorage, Alaska, 99501-1815
United States
phone: (907) 278-4999

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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$

Family restaurant that happens to serve beer, and you will always wait to eat here. They need another location. Waiting nearly an hour almost any day of the week is lame, no matter how good your pizza is.

Atmosphere is typical family pizza joint.
Quality of beer is above average, with some beers notably good.
Service is average.
Selection for a brewpub is above average, with more than a dozen beers to choose from.

Pizza was amazing, as was the breadsticks we ordered.

Reasonable prices, given the standard in Alaska.

08-11-2008 04:20:59 | More by yemenmocha
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wspscott

Kentucky

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Both time I have been in Anchorage, I have gone to Moose's Tooth (this last time we went twice, once on our way out of town and then again on our way to the airport).

They have a ridiculous number of taps (~15) including an excellent cream soda and root beer. They do small (4 ounces) samples for $1.25 and have reasonably priced pints. The bartenders know the beer and are happy to guide you. I had an excellent Centennial dominated Pale Ale, as well as an IPA, Porter, Stout... all were great beers.

The atmosphere is pizza pub. The wait times can be ridiculous (even in the middle of the afternoon). Both times we found a couple of seats at the bar which I tend to prefer (easier to chat with the bartender than a server). Their pizza is great, they have a wide range of specialty pizzas (things like artichokes and feta cheese) as well as the traditional stuff.

It can feel a little expensive if you are from Florida but the prices are reasonable by Alaska standards.

Highly recommended, their beers rate at least a 4.5

06-22-2008 15:51:27 | More by wspscott
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Between here and Glacier Brewhouse this place wins the longest-wait-time competition. There's a reason why this place is jam packed even at wierd hours on weekdays.

I have dreams of the pizza that I had there. Really amazing sauces, topping combinations, etc. The crust is good, but not great, perhaps the only shortcoming.

The beers are superb. If you only have time to visit it once, I reccommend the sampler, which is 4 for $5. Try as many as you damn well can!

Downsides: It's small and noisy. Yeah, theres families galore during meal hours, and when I went there was a damn little-league team there.

04-14-2008 22:09:36 | More by SurlyDuff
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Ryan1423

Alaska

4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

I love this place! I visit it about three times a month. You are going to be waiting in line for a table most of the time, especially around dinner time and on the weekends, but it is well worth it. The atmosphere is very laid back and hippie-ish. The pizza is the best I've ever had! They have some odd selections but they are awesome. My favorite is the spicy pepperoni. The beer is also great. They brew several different styles and come out with a new one every month for a limited time. I haven't tried them all but I have liked everyone I've tried. I love their porter and their stout. I have never had a problem with the service. Moose's Tooth is a great place and a must stop if you are in the Anchorage area.

03-25-2008 21:42:35 | More by Ryan1423
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SirSaranac

New York

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

I stop into Moose's Tooth everytime that I stop into Anchorage. I'm a New Yorker with a taste for good pizza, and this place has a wide variety of odd yet delicious pizza. They don't deliver, but you can order and pick up. There's always a 30 minute-45 minute wait to be seated on the weekends, but it's well worth it. Now, onto the BEER!

The beer is top notch in my opinion. Order a sampler, or order them by the pint. My personal favorite is the Alpenglow Amber... a delicious delicious brew. Also, the Rasberry Wheat is a great fruit beer that still reminds you that you're drinking beer. Add this to the laid back hippie atmosphere, and you have a place that it great to eat pizza and drink GREAT beer.

01-16-2008 04:02:11 | More by SirSaranac
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$

The mooses tooth is an anchorage staple for great food and good microbrews. It was a quaint little place at first, then became a constantly packed little place. They just finished the new addition a year or so ago, and it has been less crowded since but still draws quite a crowd. The service is great for how busy it is. The microbrews are good but are very american in style, and they dont do much branching out. The cool feature is that there is a first tap of a new style each month. However, i think if they put that effort into trying some belgian style brews or anything other than american styles they would be much better. The brews are good but are very typical. I wish they would try some barrel aging or some strong ales. That is in my opinion their biggest weakness. Their strength is defenitely the food. Especially the blackened halibut pizza, and the lemon salad. their better brews are the pipeline stout, prince william porter, hard apple ale, and the raspberry wheat. Great place to take the family as well. The ambience is very neo-hippie, but in a good way.

12-19-2007 10:30:26 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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irishevans

Alaska

4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$

A wonderful pub. I can't stress enough that if you come to Anchorage that you MUST go here. they brew some good beers, as well as some fantastic beers. the other draw is the world class pizza, my favorite being the blackened Halibut pizza(sounds nasty, but is great). the neo-hippie theme shouldn't put you off, the people are as chill as most other Alaskans, and they won't beat you for owning a car. the overall report is that this is a great place for locals and tourists alike. if you make it to the last frontier stop in maybe I'll see you, and if I know your an advocate I might even buy you a pint. cheers

12-15-2007 12:04:19 | More by irishevans
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JavaJoe

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

On a recent trip to Alaska, the Moose's Tooth was hands-down my favorite eating and drinking establishment (and let me tell you, after ten days of locally-recommending dining, and craft-brew drinking, this is high praise). The pizzas are all delicious, from crust to toppings, and are fresh and inventive. Appetizers are standard pub fare, but are accomplished with aplomb. This place really shines on the beer front, though. With more than a dozen house brews on tap, and with $5 tasting flights (a steal in high-cost Alaska), there is something for everyone (and everything for a lucky someone with a few meals to eat in town). Notable brews include their ESB, their rye ale, the the (im)famous Pipeline stout. Come hungry, come thirsty, and come with comfortable shoes, as the dinner wait for a party of four can be up to an hour (which is fine, since the bar is always accessible, right?)

08-12-2007 18:31:19 | More by JavaJoe
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joedon

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Generally agreed upon to have the best pizza in Anchorage and I can verify that. Not much else on the menu besides salads but huge variety of reasonably priced pizza.

Newly expanded/remodeled with roomy booths and tables. Don't know if there will be an outdoor beer garden as before (of course in this climate, the beer garden is only useable for about 4 months).

Excellent selection of high quality beers. About 10 on tap at my last visit including the very respectable, Fairweather IPA.

Good service even for a very busy lunch hour crowd. The bartenderess was happy to offer free samples and discuss the beers. Only house-made beers are available as well as a respectable wine list and soft drinks.
Some of the beers are available elsewhere in Alaska (e.g. Humpy's).

Worth a visit.

07-13-2006 21:42:10 | More by joedon
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juzy

Alaska

4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Yesterday was an "in-service" day for the Anchorage School District, so I took my youngest son, Matt, who is 15, in town with me for some errands. We picked up my sister on the way and after errands were completed we stopped in to Moose's Tooth for lunch. I thought that being around 1pm it would be less crowded, it usually is at that time. But I had to remind myself that it's a "no school" day. The place was packed, like usual. We only waited a short 5 minutes for a table though.

They are currently under construction of a new addition. For years there was a "temporary" tent structure, heated of course, added on near the bar area. This area was full of long picnic tables and patio furniture to help alleviate congestion in the main dining area. The tent has been moved to the front of the building and actual building construction is taking place where the tent once stood.

The beer menu is diverse and always offers a few seasonal brews. You can usually find Alpenglow Amber, Fairweather I.P.A., Klondike Golden, Midtown Brown, Pipeline Stout (Bronze medal winner at 2005 GABF), Prince William's Porter (Bronze medal winner at 2005 GABF), Polar Pale, & Raspberry Wheat. Also on the beer menu, yesterday, was a Hard Apple Ale and a White Knight Winter.

My sister ordered the apple ale and was quite impressed with it. Not being a beer afficianado she was unable to comment on more than "it is really good, I'm impressed". I guess that says something for someone who isn't really into beer.
I had the winter ale and I, also, was impressed. The server described it as sweet, but I didn't find it sweet really. When I think sweet I think bock or doppelbock. this was a well balanced beer. Amber in color. Toasty malts up front, followed by nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, possibly some ginger, finishing with a slightly dry hoppiness, but not bitter. Quite delicious.

As for food, the menu is based around pizza, but they have some great salads as well.
My sister started with the Blackened Chicken Ceasar, as did my son. A crisp bed of romaine lettuce gently tossed in a creamy housemade Ceasar dressing. Blackened chicken breast stips, sun-dried tomatoes, croutons, and grated parmesan lie on top of the greens. From past experience I can tell you that this salad is wonderful. Both my sister and son ordered the side instead of the meal size. Trust me when I say that even the side is enough to share between two people if you are ordering more than just salad.
I ordered the Hungarian Mushroom soup, usually a staple on their soup menu. There were two other choices, but I knew what I wanted as soon as walked in from the chilly November day in Midtown. The soup is wonderfully creamy, but not thick-creamy. It has a slight spiciness to it, which is typical of some Hungairan paprikas as some of the spice companies have gotten into the habit of adding cayenne to their paprika for a stronger, bolder flavor. A bit of dill and fresh parsley top the soup. Great choice for a winter day.
My son ordered a medium cheese pizza, of which he brought home half for his brother. My sister and I opted for the Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus plate (grilled flatbread, sun-dried tomato hummus, feta cheese, kalamata olives, sliced tomato and cucumer). She's not a fan of Moose's Tooth pizza, probably the only person in Anchorage that isn't. She thinks the crust dough has no flavor. I, on the other had, enjoy the thin, chewy crust and enjoy the flavor of the toppings anyway, so if the crust is lacking flavor I don't notice.

There were 11 veggie pizzas on the menu, 14 meat, and 12 seafood and chicken varieties. They have a daily special, Monday thru Friday, lunchtime. It includes a slice of the pizza of the day, plain side or ceasar salad or soup or breadsticks, and a soda. You can add blackened chicken or salmon to the salad for an additional fee.

Although our visit yesterday did not include dessert there are some nice ones to be had. They will be found on the beer menu as they change often. Wine and soft drinks are also available, but no other beers, only in-house beers.

I've marked the value as reasonable, as it is for our area. However those coming from outside may find it a bit pricey. Welcome to Anchorage.

Edited 10/14/06 - Since opening their new addition this summer, they have started up growler service. You can now bring home growlers of your favorite Moose's Tooth brew! They actually filled a growler with their 2003 barleywine for us, $20! Most places around here won't growler their special beers.

11-12-2005 17:39:34 | More by juzy
Broken Tooth Brewing in Anchorage, AK
95 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.