A historic railroad community used by climbers from all over the world as a starting point for their summit attempts on Denali (North America’s highest point 20,320’). Talkeetna is a mecca for those who love really big mountains, exhilarating outdoor adventures… and good beer!
Our brewery found its home in downtown Talkeetna and opened to the public in the summer of 2009. By 2011 our brewery operations out grew our Main Street location. We realized the need to expand to a 30-barrel operation. In late fall of 2011, production began at what is now the headquarters for Denali Brewing at Mile 2 of the Talkeetna Spur Road. The growth enabled us to develop beer packaging, canning our signature ales and allowing higher quality and consistent distribution.
Denali Brewing strives to produce the highest quality beer possible. Like all successful breweries, Denali Brewing can contribute those high standards to the continual investment and implementation of lab and quality control. Most importantly, we at Denali Brewing know that our success is held in great part to the passion and love that our brewers put into their craft. We foster their desire for knowledge by providing the opportunity for continued education, collaboration and innovation.
Along with Denali Brewing’s excellence in craft beer, we are fully aware of our social and environmental responsibilities. Our quaint town has a year-round population of 800. We keep our doors open in the darkest of winter allowing our employees one of the only options for consistent year-round work and a place for locals and visitors to appreciate a warm gathering while enjoying a delicious pint. The unprecedented growth of our brewery has been inspired by the high-involvement ownership mentality shared by all of Denali Brewing team. Joining the ranks of so many other great breweries before us, Denali has recently started the remarkable journey towards being employee owned. Denali Brewing makes every effort to maintain environmental stewardship and push brewery innovation. We have implemented numerous sustainability programs with emphasis on zero waste, including recycling and state of the art PH neutral-low bio load wastewater treatment program.
At the end of the day we want to cheers our neighbors close and far for their continued support and enjoyment of local craft beer.
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