Arkose First Tap: Revival 557

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At Arkose Brewery today, glasses were raised at exactly 5:57 p.m. to toast those working to restore Alaska’s last steam engine. For the fundraiser, Arkose brewed a special one-time run beer, aptly named 557 Revival ale. A limited run of 100 special label Arkose 557 Revival ale growlers and pint glasses were awarded to donors of $100 or more.The donations will be matched by the Rasmuson Foundation. Thanks, as always, to June and Stephen Gerteisen for their help. Stop by Arkose in Palmer for a tasty summer ale while it’s still available!

For more information on the restoration project, please email


Arkose Brewery & the Engine 557 Revival

Join us at Arkose Brewery on June 29 at 5:57 p.m. and help revive Alaska Railroad’s last steam engine in operation! With your donation of $100 or more to the Alaska Community Foundation 557 Fund, get a growler fill of the new Arkose 557 Revival Ale (a once in a lifetime brew), a special label growler and a pint glass.

More Info Here


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Arkose Brewery: Named after the Arkose Ridge, which can be seen to the north of this brewing and tasting room in Palmer. Established in 2011, this brewery offers four beers: Boxcar Porter, Earth Bitter ESB, Maiden Mild, and Spin Drift IPA. Stephen Gerteisen brews the beer and his wife runs much of the publicity side of things, including designing the Arkose website, logo and beer labels. Several of her paintings were hanging on the wall when we visited. Awesome t-shirts, too!

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It was a clear, sunny wonderful day, so JJ lead Brian and I through a swampy, wet hike on our drive back from Palmer. I had my brand new Chuck Taylor’s on, but it was all worth it for the view!

I should mention Arkose has a few new beers in store very soon, so come on, Palmer is a quick trip!