Breweries, distilleries expanding in Juneau
Juneau, already home to Alaska’s oldest brewery, Alaskan Brewing Co., is seeing expansion and growth in its local brewery and distillery scene with the introduction of two new breweries and one distillery.
Barnaby Brewing Company is opening in early 2017 on Franklin Street in the heart of downtown. The new brewery has been drawing crowds to its storefront — and it hasn’t even tapped its first beer. For now, customers can visit the space and drink locally made ginger beer, root beer, and nitro coffee on tap or take home a specialty growler or logo clothing.
Devil’s Club Brewing is currently constructing a taproom, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. As early as spring 2017, staff will be serving up pints of signature brews alongside homemade pizza, pretzels and sandwiches in a historic Juneau building once home to the Palace Theater.
Amalga Distillery, another newcomer to the Juneau scene, will open its storefront on Franklin Street, in the old Capital City Weekly offices. Spirits on offer will be a gin called “Juneau-per” crafted with rhubarb and spruce tips, as well as a vodka made using locally foraged ingredients. In a few years, once it’s been carefully barrel aged, Amalga will release its highly anticipated first batch of whiskey. The distillery will be teaming up in the future with Devil’s Club Brewing on new and creative whiskey and beer offerings.
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