Located in Palmer Alaska, The Matanuska Brewing Company sits on a 3 acre campus in the former Matanuska Maid Dairy Facility. The property has been used in the agriculture business since the early 1930s. From milk to beer, we like to say “Matanuska Maid finally grew up”. Our Brewhouse is a JVNW, American made, 40 barrel, 4 vessel system constructed of 100% American stainless steel. Our first brew was on February 14, 2018. We are packaging in both cans and kegs. On site we have a small tasting room that is located in the same building as the brewery, and we have plans to build a new larger tasting room in the silo that is located on the property.
Head Brewer and Partner, Kevin Burton, has spent the last 20 years at the Glacier BrewHouse, in Anchorage Alaska. The Matanuska Brewing Company will open with 8 flag ship beers in cans and kegs, 4 beers from Glacier BrewHouse brand and 4 new beers under the Matanuska brand. Matanuska Pack Raft Red IPA – Glacier BrewHouse IPA – Matanuska Long Track IPA – Matanuska Sky Cab Gold Pale Ale – Glacier BrewHouse Imperial Blonde – Glacier BrewHouse Blond – Matanuska Snow Bike White – Glacier BrewHouse Raspberry Wheat…. We will follow with seasonal and small batch one off beers in the near future… This is just the beginning.
Kevin Burton and Matt Tomter, along with dedicated Alaskan investors, started Matanuska Brewing Company in 2017. Head Brewer and Partner Kevin Burton spent the last 20 years at the Glacier BrewHouse in Anchorage, Alaska. Kevin was a practicing attorney in the early 1990s. Realizing his true passion was brewing beer, he shut down his practice, headed to the Siebel Institute in Chicago and became an award winning brewer. Business Manager and Partner Matt Tomter worked as a pilot around Alaska for many years. Matt opened a small pizza joint in 2005 and built it into a full alehouse in the first year. Matt now owns the Palmer Alehouse, Eagle River Alehouse and Anchorage Alehouse.
In life and in business, beer brings people together.
Our ownership group is made up of many long time Alaskans.
Please remember… Beer has food value, but food has no beer value!
Grab a beer with some friends and enjoy Life!