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Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.

Not Rated.
Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 12.56%
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 128
Beer Avg: 3.61
Taps: 10
Bottles: 75
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2195 Old Steese Hwy N
Fairbanks, Alaska, 99712-1023
United States
phone: (907) 452-2739

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Reviews by SargeC:
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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

I was in Fairbanks on business and the boss chose Silver Gulch for a group dinner. I was glad because I had wanted to check it out. I was familiar with their bottled brews and had heard good things about their restaurant. I was not let down. They had much more to offer than their bottled beer selections. The offered an excellent Pale Ale, a tasty ESB and a bold IPA. The beer selection also included a stout and a barley wine. They were out of the stout the night I went.

All the dishes used beer within their recipes. I had a few of their wings that were pretty tasty. The highlight for me was the IPA battered halibut and chips. As a long time Alaskan, I am a halibut and chips junkie, and this was the best batch I had on this trip. The Halibut was well seasoned and cooked; the fries were battered and rustic. It came with wasabi spiced cole slaw.

It is well worth the drive out to Fox to hit Silver Gulch. The best beer, food and atmosphere I found in Fairbanks.

SargeC, Oct 19, 2009
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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%

Just got up to Fairbanks, AK a month ago, and this is the only brewery within a couple hundred miles.
It's about 20-25 minutes from Fairbanks. Not too bad of a drive. The building looks almost brand new from the inside. Very nice. Theres a small gift shop at the entrance where you can buy shirts, beanies, beer related condoments, and glasses. A little bit pricey.
The beer is really good. I got the sampler, which included very generous pours. Looked to be about 4-5oz. The seasonals are great and the standards arent bad either. Great variety, and all tasted very fresh. Couple of bottles of belgians, english, and german beers. Definitely pricey, and not much goin.
The service is good. I've had the same russian guy both times ive been out. Seems to be somewhat knowledgable of the beer.
If you get the chance to come out, you have to get the Weird Beard! This is one of the best beers I've ever had! It's a real bummer you can't get it in a growler. Weird Beard is one of those that could make a great name for a new brewery.

davey, Apr 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Went here for dinner while I was in the area for work. The location is a bit out of the way, but well worth the drive. We had tried to make reservations, but were told they were full for the evening. They recommended we come in anyway and would work us in. To my surprise, when we arrived, we were seated with no wait.

When you first enter this industrial-looking building, you are greeted with the wonderful smells of the brewing process. If that isn't enough to get you yearning for some brews, I don't know what is. There is a gift shop near the entry with lots of great merchandise, then a bar area, and finally a large, multi-tiered dining area.

The service was very quick and friendly. Plus, the server was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the beers. We started with nachos, which were above average, and then I decided to go with the salmon. Very fresh and flavorful. Everything on their menu features local Alaskan produce/seafood/meats and frequently the beer is featured in the appetizers and entrees. The beer menu featured around 8 year-round offerings and 8-10 seasonal and special offerings. I went with a winter-seasonal IPA followed up with their porter. Both were excellent.

The menu has a wide variety of offerings and everything sounded good. The prices are definitely up there, even for Alaska. But, I suppose the experience I had made it worthwhile.

A nice touch was that at the end, our server asked if we wanted any growlers to take home. An order was placed and available to pick up in the gift shop in short order.

Our server informed us that Silver Gulch is going to open another location in the Anchorage airport. I think it's great that they are expanding, but the location is a bit of a head-scratcher for me. Sure you have a captive audience in the airport, but unless you are traveling, I don't see how that could be an option. If they opened up a south Anchorage location, I think they would score some significant business.

Returning from that tangent, overall, Silver Gulch exceeded my expectations. This is a well-run operation with deliciously fresh beer.

JohnnyP3, Mar 11, 2012
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Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co. in Fairbanks, AK
93 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.