Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.83/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

8111 Dimond Hook Dr
Anchorage, Alaska, 99507-3144
United States

(907) 344-1179 | map
midnightsunbrewing.com

Notes:
To-Go Bar on ground level. The kitchen in The Loft is now open, 11am - 8pm every day (Alaska state laws require breweries to be closed by 8pm). Their menu can be perused at their website. Remember, they are remaining licensed as a brewery only, not a brewpub, so per the State of Alaska, there is a 36 oz. on-site consumption limit per person, per day in the Loft.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
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Reviews:
2,714
Ratings:
7,130
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
96
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
59
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
3.33%
 
 
Taps:
18
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 59
Reviews by dragonWhale:
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4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

What trip to Alaska would be complete without stopping here twice? Once to taste and twice to buy of course.
So, it's f'ing impossible (almost) to navigate here via bus. However, if you see the homebrew store from the main drag, you can go in there and they have a map of it on the wall in relation to their store. Wonder if this has happened before?
Finally after bumbling around like drunken vagrants for hours, we walk into the industrial park that Midnight Sun calls their very own. Walk up the stairs, there's beer in there! 12 or 15 beers on tap, varying prices, tremendous selection. 1st time they had Pride, Tree Hugger, and a bunch of other delicious treats that I have written down here somewhere. 2nd time the 2nd Hand Smoke, 2nd running from some stupid imperial stout these fools are making. Just missed out on Arctic Devil. Maybe next time?
Anyway, the food was pretty solid. They have notebooks in the window sills listing all their series brews they've done over the last 4 years, which was pretty cool to geek out on.
If you step out on the back patio, you can see people working on a school bus. Sweet!
Would've loved a brewery tour, but apparently they're more or less sticklers for that Thursday time slot. Maybe I didn't try hard enough.
Anyways, aside from the location, which I'm sure cost was a tremendous factor in getting them the space they needed, an outstanding place. And a must-visit.

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Photo of JackLive1505
3.94/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of eire
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of scuzfly
3.8/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Seating is first come, first serve so plan to stand around for a while at 5:00 on a workday. Growler fill prices included a new growler. The bottle selection was smaller than I expected around Christmas. The gift shop on the way out has a lot of stuff for sale. Nice staff.

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Photo of jcMPLS
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Brian29
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mickeyp2814
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Anchorage has many great breweries. Midnight Sun is a must try. The quality of beer is far beyond what you get in the lower 48 and the staff is great too! The food selection is also good. Taco Tuesday seems to be everyone's favorite day/night to visit. Thursday's are the brewery tour which is also a must. Visit Midnight Sun and have some great beer and food. You can buy beer to go too!

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Photo of jayhunter357
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of greenspointexas
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BenGap
3.71/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Scobu
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Midnight Sun is one of the if not the best breweries in Anchorage. They have a lot of beers on tap and the food is pretty good. Not your typical bar type food. Highly recommend a visit or two.

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Photo of Soneast
4.95/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MatthewD4
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of april333
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great place to drink beer with beer lovers. Grub is good too!

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Photo of FalseDmitriy
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Nice little brewery in a strange spot. Honestly some of the best beer I've had, though. Innovative and a wonderful selection. Food isn't bad either. Service can be a little lacking, though, but they've also always been very busy when I came.

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Photo of Rachael_Neumann
4.88/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of itracy63
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ksolekjr
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of irishevans
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Alaska1
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Enjoy there beers and food.

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Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, AK
96 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.
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