Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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.
BEER STATS
Average:
4.11
Beers:
53
Reviews:
2,675
Ratings:
7,211
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.38
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
67
pDev:
8.68%
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Reviews by juzy:
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juzy from Alaska

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Parking: Compared to the old brewery? This place has TONS of parking! If you've been to the old, then you know what I mean. The parking lot is heated so you don't have to worry about snow and ice building up and causing problems for walking.

To Go Bar: Located downstairs, where you can get bottles and cases to go. This is also the winter entrance for The Loft.

The Loft: Summer entrance is a steep set of industrial metal stairs that take you up to a small balcony and the double entry doors to The Loft. Once inside you'll notice that the industrial theme continues throughout. Two bathrooms, one located on either side of the kitchen. Ten tables that seat 4, two larger round tables in the back probably seat another 10 people, a couple of concrete topped bars for standing around. I did notice some nice bar stools lining one of the walls that could be used at the concrete bars. In the summer there is a back deck to go out on that holds an additional 30ish people, standing only, there is no seating out back yet. I don't know what max capacity is in the tasting room but you are looking at the possibility of around 60ish people in the, and I've seen it close to that on Friday evenings.
You can walk up to the main bar and get your growlers filled, drop off your kegs, etc. They offer two glass sizes for drinking onsite. 6 and 12 oz. Being that they maintain only a brewery license they are limited to serving patrons no more than 36 oz. per person per day to be consumed on site.

They have 3 menu boards listing what's on tap, what's available for growler fills and what's available by the glass only (BTG).

Their menu is what they make it. They chose not to install a $30M fire-suppression system so they don't have open flame or grease fryers. But this decision fits their "fresh, flavorful, fun" food agenda. And what comes out of their kitchen is totally worth mentioning. My personal favorite at the moment is the Cheddar Ale Soup with garlic croutons. Made with local cheddar cheese and Kodiak Brown Ale, it's rich, creamy and addicting! The menu offers allot for a small menu and they have lunch specials M-F. There are a few salads, some snacking items, a handful of sandwiches, a cheese plate. Perfect for a quick lunch. Each menu item also offers a couple of beer pairing ideas. You can go to their website and view their menu. you can also sign up for Tweets from midnightsunbrew to keep up with the daily specials ;-)

Since opening the kitchen I've been to two beer dinners that they have had. I've been impressed with each one so far and I have another one to go to this week! Looking forward to that one as well. According to Barb Miller, VP and Marketing Guru at MSBC, they plan to do a monthly beer dinner.

The service is fantastic. I love that i get to say that, so often when I review a place I find the service to be lame or lacking or both. But the staff here is very friendly, beer educated, on top of things over all.

Gary does brewery tours ever Thursday evening, see the website for time and more details. It's a great new brewery, so if you haven't had the tour yet I highly recommend it. This place is HUGE compared to the old brewery. Lots of new, shiny things ;-)

A definite "must-see" place on your beer adventure in Alaska.

Feb 15, 2010
More User Reviews:
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Again continuing the Alaskan trend of breweries and eating establishments that you must climb large stairwells to enter, and worse walk down after having a few. 2020 visit.

Situated in a industrial section of town I found no problem finding a parking spot near by. Located on the second floor of an industrial building I hate to be leaving after a few with the large steel stairwell. Inside a cozy wooden atmosphere, deep and plenty enough for seating. I opted for takeout for the cooler. Prices were good, I actually got a buy one get one free for Havak which was a pleasant surprise.

A knowledgeable bartender entertained me with some history after asking for any hidden M’s lying around. He pointed me towards a guy who was willing to part with for a few thousand, just a bit out of my budget. A quint and cozy environment inside, service was friendly and fast. A decent selection of beers on tap 7-8, with a good variety, again never leaning to hard on the ipa craze and willing to do styles not commonly found elsewhere.

Great quality of beer, never heard an argument against style from no one. I hear this place can get pretty packed even on a weekday. Of course when you make beers like M, that is a given. I also hear they do a lot of one offs, good rotation of beers on tap, good for people looking for something new and keep coming back. Experimental beers.

I hear the food is excellent, would of tried if not eaten earlier but will take the locals word for it. For a fan of Alaska and Alaskan beer which is impossible for me to get where I am from, this was a worth while visit and one you can’t pass up. Lots of experimental and commonly brewed beers. Arctic devil barleywine comes to mind. Just don’t indulge to much, you still must tackle that steep stairwell afterwards.

Aug 29, 2020
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22Blue from Kansas

3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jun 23, 2019
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emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Jun 21, 2018
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

May 13, 2018
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Chief99 from California

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nov 13, 2017
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Phoodcritic from Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Aug 03, 2017
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Radcpa from Washington

4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Visited Midnight Sun on a recent trip through Anchorage and found it to have almost all of the brewery's beers available in bottles and on tap. The service was excellent.

Jun 26, 2017
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PurpleMonkey81 from Washington

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Mar 29, 2017
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JackLive1505 from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jul 29, 2016
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TheBlueJerzzzz from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Jul 16, 2016
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Mpontiakos from Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Jul 16, 2016
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rspauldi from Texas

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jun 03, 2016
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eire from Alaska

4.6/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Mar 25, 2016
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scuzfly from Nevada

3.8/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Dec 29, 2015
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jcMPLS from Minnesota

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Dec 24, 2015
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Dec 22, 2015
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Mickeyp2814 from Texas

4.98/5  rDev +13.7%
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!

Dec 10, 2015
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jayhunter357 from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Oct 07, 2015
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greenspointexas from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Aug 09, 2015
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BenGap from Alaska

3.71/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Aug 01, 2015
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Scobu from Texas

4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Jul 20, 2015
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Soneast from Wisconsin

4.95/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Jun 27, 2015
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SCW from New York

4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Jun 02, 2015
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MatthewD4 from Alaska

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Apr 17, 2015
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. in Anchorage, AK
Brewery rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 7211 ratings