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Urban Wilderness Pale Ale
2000 World Beer Cup
2002 World Beer Cup
2010 World Beer Cup
Urban Wilderness Pale Ale
2006 World Beer Cup
Old Gander Barley Wine
Urban Wilderness Pale Ale
1998 GABF; 2002 GABF
Old Gander Barley Wine
Great Alaskan Beer and Barley Wine Festival
Best in Alaska and Second Place Overall
Old Gander Barley Wine
ANCHORAGE PRESS PICKS
2006 - Anchorage Convention and Visitor Bureau All Alaskan Award
2009 - Fish On! Voted second best local Beer in Anchorage
Best Deck in Anchorage - TOO numerous to count!
One of the first brewpubs to pour fresh suds in Anchorage, the Snow Goose built its nest on the upper tiers of the Elks Lodge in 1996. Over the years, the Snow Goose's Sleeping Lady Brewing Company has been recognized both nationally and internationally for its expertise as a craft brewery. Have a brew with a view at the Snow Goose Restaurant!
Gold Rush – Golden Ale
Gold Rush is an excellent introduction to the full flavor and freshness of handcrafted ales. Brewed with Pilsner malt and Noble German hops, this smooth unfiltered ale is as light and crisp as the finest Pilsner.
Urban Wilderness – Pale Ale
This tasty pale ale gets its charm from our unique recipe. It is brewed with English malts, American hops and Alaskan water. Our pale ale is supremely balanced between bitterness and full malt flavor.
Fish On – I.P.A.
The Pacific Northwest is home to a particular style of IPA that is lighter in color, crisper, and much hoppier than IPAs in other parts of the country. Northwest style IPAs have a very dry finish and must have an intense hop aroma and bitterness. Fish On! gets it's signature flavors from Simcoe and Amarillo hops, which lend a very powerful, yet drinkable, bitterness and flavor.
49er – Amber Ale
Our 49'er Amber Ale is brewed to stand up and be different just like the great people of the 49th state. The recipe includes malts and hops from North America and Europe. The beer is pleasantly hoppy in both the aroma and taste. The malt character is slightly sweet with toasty undertones.
Bravehart – Scottish Ale
Bravehart is rich with a smooth malty flavor. A brown sugar likeness is achieved by scorching the wort during a two hour boil. A single addition of Magnum hops lends a very balanced and subtle hop bitterness while the rich malt flavors seduce your palate.
Portage - Porter
A dark chocolate colored ale with a blend of toasty malt flavors and caramel, this is a malt lovers paradise. Portage Porter's rich flavor can allow you a glimpse into the history of how beer used to taste back in the 1800s.
Old Gander – Barley Wine
2012 Old Gander is more of a specialty beer as it is aged in rye whiskey barrels. The aroma contains hints of vanilla, sugar and toffee. The hop bitterness is barely noticeable, but only so much as to counter-act the maltiness. The flavors are unique to a beer that spends so much time in an oak vessel.
John Henry - Stout
This special ale is as black as the Alaskan winter nights. With a nod to the past, we brew John Henry Oatmeal Stout as an American take on an Irish Classic. Fuller in flavor and with a silky mouth-feel from the oats, we add an American twist by adding a small portion of rye which lends a spicy note. Conditioned with Nitrogen, our Stout pours with a frothy head and smooth feel.
House Root Beer
Old fashioned Root Beer, brewed right here. Fresh from our tanks, the Root Beer is not too sweet, just like the good old days, and has a spicy finish. Want it sweeter? Try our Root Beer Floats!
October 24, 2013
Pumpkin Imperial Stout and
Easy Being Green Mosaic Wet Hop IPA
We are pleased to announce to new beers in the line-up. The Pumpkin Imperial Stout is a robust American-style Imperial Stout brewed with real pumpkin, black strap molasses, and spices. The beer is 12.5% ABV and is so rich that the bubbles are literally trapped inside.
Easy Being Green is a wet-hop IPA featuring 100% Mosaic hops from Washington. The hops were cut from the vines and tossed in the brew with 24 hours. Brewers only get to do this once a year in the Northern Hemisphere during the harvest. Our system is not made to use the whole cone of the hop flower. We used 70 lbs of whole hops in 300 gallons of beer. The entire process is more labor intensive. This labor of love is totally worth it (once a year).
September 12, 2013
Gladys and Oktoberfest
We are extremely excited about releasing two new beers right now. The first, Gladys, is a "New Zealand-style" Pale Ale. The beer was brewed in collaboration with La Bodega, the renowned beverage emporium. Gladys was the name of the store's goldfish mascot in the early days. She is now in the great fish bowl in the sky. We took Pamela's ideas and turned them into a beer. The base of the beer is really an English Best Bitter. We made a 6% beer with 100% New Zealand hops: Pacific Gem, Wakatu, and Motueka. The aroma is citrusy with hints of orange and lime zest. The initial flavor is fruit and hops, but the bitterness disappears rapidly and the beer finishes dry. You are left wanting another sip!
We are also quite pleased to announce the arrival of this year's Oktoberfest. It was brewed with a traditional German Oktoberfest lager yeast and took quite a long time to mature. It pours a deep copper color with white foam. The aroma is classic for the style: maltiness with lager tones. The beer tastes sweet, malty, and toasty, but finishes dry. We rarely get to make lager beers and are happy to have this one.
August 28, 2013
Many new beers are happening right now. We recently brewed another Old Gander that is now resting in barrels. The famous (or infamous) Wheat Wine is also in barrels now. An Oktoberfest is lagering and will be available very soon. We re-brewed the Braggot and it is currently fermenting. And finally, this year we decided to do a pumpkin beer. This one has been "turned to 11." It will be an American-style Imperial Stout with molasses, real pumpkin, and fancy pumpkin pie spices. Some of this will be ready immediately and a smaller amount is destined for bourbon barrels. Very exciting times!
July 24, 2013
Sunshine and Session Beers
We are in the midst of an amazing summer this year. So many days of sunny weather and warmer temps! This is the time of year when our deck fills with patrons basking in the sun quaffing some suds. The days of high-octane beers will be here soon enough, but for now, we can enjoy swilling beer after beer with our current line up of session beers. The Honey Cream Ale has just been released. It is a 5% Cream Ale brewed with corn and honey malt. It's deep golden in color with aromas and flavors of honey and fresh bread. Another recent addition to the tap lines is the Tiny IPA. This beer started as secret beer only for the brewers: an IPA that could be comfortably consumed all day. This most recent version of Tiny is a 3.5% ABV IPA brewed with a California Ale yeast and ridiculous amounts of Citra and Amarillo hops. It remains one of the brewers' favorite beers.
May 21, 2013
German Wheat Beers
Wheat beers are enjoyed all year all over the world, but it's summer when I desire them the most. I recently released the Susitna Hefeweizen. The beer is produced according to classic German brewing traditions. I used about 60% wheat in the grain bill and fermented with a very famous German Hefe yeast strain. Wheat dominates the flavor of the beer and the yeast produced aromas of banana and clove. It's amazing deck beer.
I also working on a Berliner Weisse. I am making this beer using very non-traditional methods and it is currently undergoing a secondary fermentation on fresh peaches. I look forward to the final product.
April 25, 2013
Introducing the Black Lager and a new cask
It is relatively rare for Sleeping Lady to produce true lagers. The lager yeast ferments very slowly at cooler temperatures and benefits from extended aging before carbonation. Lagers take up tank space for quite awhile. We were lucky enough to have the time to produce the Black Lager before the winter came to an end. Black Lagers are also called Schwarzbiers, and this is the reason the beer is being called Stormin' Norman (get it? Schwarzkopf?). It was brewed with German malt, hops, and yeast and is Reinheitsgebot approved. The 4.7% ABV beer pours almost black with the faint aroma of bitter chocolate. The taste is lightly roasty but extremely pleasant and drinkable. This is a great beer to help welcome the changing of the seasons.
A new cask was released today as well. This time we aged the Urban Wilderness Pale Ale on Columbus hops for a unique twist on the normal pale ale.
March 23, 2013
A new cask is now on draft. It is the Fish On! IPA cask-conditioned with chamomile and extra Citra hops. I originally created this cask on a whim. I thought that the aromas would be a unique experience. It was first released around Barley Wine Fest, and received much fanfare. In fact, it only lasted a few days before the cask was empty. I was so happy with the beer and the crowd response and vowed to make it many more times in the future. I hope everyone enjoys this beer as much as I do (again).
March 12, 2013
Happy St. Patrick's Day
We are pleased to introduce out new beer: Old Man McFarland's Irish Red Ale. The Irish Red is universally described as an easy-drinking beer. It is slightly sweet and presents toasted malt character in both the taste and aroma. Our Irish Red is brewed with 100% English Malts. An Irish ale yeast was specifically chosen for this beer, and it was fermented slowly at cooler temperatures. This 4.5% ABV beer is sure to a favorite for the spring.
Current Specialty Brews
Easy Being Green
Mosaic Wet Hop IPA
Honey Cream Ale
Gladys with Heather Tips