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49th State Brewing Company
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Taps: 14 / Bottles: 8
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
Mile 248.4 George Parks Hwy
phone: (907) 683-2739
Reviews by blackcloud:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I hit up 49th State on my way to and from the Kenai Peninsula just after the 4th of July. At the time they only had one of their brews on tap, which was a solid IPA. The other taps were a mix of Alaska breweries, and a few interesting imports. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is amazing, and it made me wish I'd have been there for their 4th party, the front patio/beergarden section is quite nice.
The food I had was good, especially the very tasty soft pretzel. While not beer-related, they also have possibly the most expansive whiskey selection that I've ever seen.
The pricing is definitely reasonable for Alaska. I'll make it a point to stop through for a pint whenever I'm driving past from here on out.
12-11-2012 23:54:18 |
More by blackcloud
More User Reviews:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited this on my way to the park from Fairbanks one morning.
I'd heard that in the past they had been out of their own beer (not through this site, but its been verified by the other reviewer) but this time they had an on-site blonde. 5.6% and it was delicious. Other beers included Avery, Alaskan, Wiehenstephaner, Unibroue, Stone, Kassiks, and Deschutes. I had time to drink to drink local so I had the blonde and Kassiks' Brown, plus an order of cheese curds. Great drinks, and really good food, which was a little surprising! The price was right, considering Glitter Gulch right down the road is quite pricey. The tap list looked great considering most places in Fairbanks only have Alaskan and Deschutes on draft. My only qualm was that it took 15 minutes for me to get my check after requesting it, with only a handful of people at the bar probably shouldn't be that long.
If you are looking for beer, music, or food in Denali, this is worth the 10 minute drive.
06-26-2012 05:28:54 |
More by ebrauser
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited for dinner and beers, during our trip to Denali National Park, it's about 10 miles or so north of the park entrance on the Parks Highway.
Don't judge a book by it's cover, as we were initially worried when the muddy parking lot was lined with some RV's in disrepair, but I guess the property also is an RV park. The building itself sits back a bit and they have an outdoor area with a small music stage and outdoor bar.
Inside, the bar runs along the wall to the right, and the rest of the area is filled with tightly grouped tables, they packed in as many as possible. They had a cool fireplace in what was maybe an old giant brew kettle, surrounded by a drink/food counter and bar chairs. Big chalkboard on the wall with the beer listings.
Ironically, even though they are a brewpub, they were out of their own beer. However, they had at least a dozen taps of some high quality Alaskan and West Coast craft beer. No taps wasted on BMC swill, only in bottles. For the non-beer drinkers, they had a full bar.
The food was great, and came in huge portions. Our table had Veggie Tacos, Reindeer and Buffalo sausage, Buffalo Meatloaf, and pulled pork. Everyone was impressed.
Our server was friendly and attentive enough, and prices seemed in line for rural Alaska.
09-07-2011 20:44:43 |
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