King Street Brewing Company’s amazing pop top IPA tastes even better when you are on top of Bird Ridge, where you can chill your beer in the snow. Bird Ridge is a grueling 4.6 mile (each way) hike with several false summits, so nothing is better than a tasty craft beer once you get to the top! Oh, and the view is pretty good too.
King Street opened its doors in 2010, and I remember the two home-brewers, Shane and Dana, standing up at our local home-brew club meeting and proudly stating, “We are going to open a brewery!” They have been doing a bang up job, and their 10 barrel brewhouse just hasn’t been big enough due to popular demand. They are going big and built a new KING sized brewery! Other good news is that it is now much closer to Anchorage Brewing Company, so if you feel like a Brett-forward saison after a traditional King Street West Coast Style IPA, you can simply walk on over! Unfortunately, still too far to walk to both Cynosure Brewing, or Midnight Sun Brewing, but totally an easy bike ride. I love the Anchorage tetrahedron of breweries!
I didn’t know when the new King Street brewery was going to open, but I knew it had to be soon. Luckily, I have Shane Kingry’s phone number, so I gave him a call this morning. He told me that the new facility opens up at noon this Saturday, June 2nd! Shane said the new place will be open, clean, and they will have tables and beer. They also plan to have a food truck.
The month of June is starting out beertastic with my First Firkin Friday art opening at Midnight Sun Brewing. I will be tapping the firkin at 5pm this Friday, June 1st. Then on Saturday I will definitely be going to King Street Brewing’s grand opening. I can’t wait to check out the new three-story building!
Cheers to growth and success! Way to be King Street! You are doing it the right way!