After 16 years of renting at the old White Fang movie set at the SE Alaska Fairgrounds, it was time to move. With lots of support and muscle from the community we moved the brewery to Main Street in Haines in 2015. Our retail tap room went from a capacity of 12 to a capacity of 49, plus a beer garden. It was a fun and seamless transition and we didn’t lose a single day of pouring our fine brews. Many thanks and cheers to the folks who helped us get here!
Haines Brewing Company, Inc., established June 21, 1999
~ owned and operated by Paul Wheeler & Jeanne Kitayama ~
For years friends trekked across tide flats and through coastal forests to our home, for the taste of Paul’s fine brews. Then with the encouragement of local folks, and growing from those homebrew recipes, we took the leap to open the brewery. Starting off with dairy tanks from the midwest for fermenters, we scrubbed off the old butter and Paul started brewing. We grew quickly and exchanged the dairy tanks for closed fermenters. All our beers use no filtering or pasteurizing to produce one of Alaska’s finest hand-crafted beers.
Fresh seasonal and flagship brews are on tap, and during the right season we also offer vintage ales to savor in snifter glasses. Alaska brewery laws allow patrons to consume 36 oz/person/day on premise, and purchase beer to go by the liter or half gallon growler.