Icy Strait Brewing
Icy Strait Brewing
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Situated in the remote Tlingit community of Hoonah, Alaska, located on Chichagof Island, Icy Strait Brewing focuses on bringing quality beer to both locals and visitors alike, using local ingredients when possible. We are proud to bring you a unique beer experience as special as the community we inhabit.
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Blazo B
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We were told that there was nothing in Downtown Hoonah WRONG! and no reason to go. GO! into town, it was a nice day so we walked the trail next to the water and saw whales from the shore. We came across this lil brewery and was totally amazed after talking to the owner, A MUST! We then decided to walk into town and we are SO! glad we did THIS IS ALASKA that we came to see,not the hustle/bustle like the other stops. Eagles nest, authentic boat harbor, we even talked to some fisherman. My understanding is if you don't want to walk there's shuttles for a nominal fee. Again THIS IS ALASKA...
Written June 29, 2017
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Glad you found us! We are a very small establishment without much advertising and it's fun to see people's reaction when they discover us. Thanks for your business and kind words!
Written July 1, 2017
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WinteringhamSteve
England, UK469 contributions
Couples
Had to call in to quench our thirst after wildlife watching and must say they do brew some cracking beers. Typically Alaskan prices but I suppose that’s normal for the area.
Would recommend calling in for a quick pint or three.
Written November 23, 2019
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Anj1963
Cypress, TX100 contributions
After our whale watching tour we were looking for a place to grab a drink and a bite. This place was perfect. They happened to have Salmon Cakes on there menu that day and they were delicious. The pizza was great too! Cool atmosphere and place to chill while on vacation.
Written August 21, 2019
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Christine L
Redondo Beach, CA42 contributions
This little brewery is about a mile from the cruise port and a great pit stop on your way in to town, in fact it may be one of the best reasons to go in to town especially if you haven't booked a shore excursion. The brews were average but the views were awesome and we really appreciate the opportunity to taste local craft brews in small towns like Hoonah.
Written July 3, 2016
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Charlene351
Alpine, CA686 contributions
Couples
Knew ahead of time when we booked this cruise that we HAD to stop in and check out the new brewing company in town...was not disappointed.
They advertise a $6 whale watching tour with a free beer....too funny!! In other words....more than likely from their deck in back while sipping your brews you might spot a whale right there in their harbor. They transformed an old house into this quaint local brewing company. Stop in to support their efforts and enjoy their tasty beer as well. We really enjoy coming to Icy Strait and hope to come back soon. Hello from San Diego, CA.
Written June 8, 2016
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atkimark
Raleigh, NC9 contributions
Stopped hear on a cruise and enjoyed several of their brews. Enjoyed watching the Bald Eagles near by and seeing the Eagles Nest. Since it was early my wife had the coffee while I had the beer. So they have ALL the brews covered.
Written November 8, 2019
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Greg S
Holt, MI511 contributions
Couples
Fun stop in Hoonah. The points were a little smaller than you'd expect, but the beer was good and the outdoor patio had magnificent views of the water. We actually saw whales out there, how cool is that?
Written September 10, 2019
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Sara P
Buffalo NY586 contributions
We took the bus into town from the cruise ship port and stopped into the brewery for a quick pint. The back patio is a great place to hang out and drink a beer. There were tons of whales feeding right off shore and we had a great view! I'm so glad we skipped the whale watch, we saw plenty of whales right from shore and got to enjoy good beer too!
Written August 12, 2019
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Susan S
Irvine, CA107 contributions
Friends
When our cruise ship was diverted from Skagway to Hoonah, we found a pristine dock area maintained by the cruise line and a local economy that could use more support from these short term visitors. A walk into town, talking with friendly locals, led us to Icy Strait Brewing, a stop worth making. Grab an icy beer, of which they have several choices, and a stool on the deck or in the bar. Chat with the locals and learn some local history. And if a pod of humpback saunter by, call it an excellent day!
Written September 13, 2017
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jhrvn1970
Quincy, IL72 contributions
Couples
This is one of those little places my wife and I must go to. We saw it coming in to town on the shuttle bus. Was about a 5 block stroll and well worth it. Just really nice people and excellent local brew. They have a small place to sit out back overlooking the bay. There was whale activity in the area all day.
Written May 31, 2017
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