ONSITE BREWING COMPANY, Anchorage AK, is a community-focused, neighborhood nano-brewery. We are one of the smallest breweries in Alaska at a 1bbl brewhouse size, and the first brewery to open in Midtown. We produce small batches of high quality, carefully crafted brews. The Taproom is a friendly, unassuming gathering space, to enjoy a beer while you plan your next adventure or celebrate your latest one. At Onsite we are passionate about the outdoors, new adventure and good beer.
In climbing, ‘ONSITE’ means to finish a climb the first time you try it. This term is the ideal name for our brewery since we wanted it to be inspired by our joint dedication to the climbing community and good beer!.
Our location near the Alaska Rock Gym and REI is the perfect space to start our small climbing/adventure-inspired brewery. To begin we are going to be small, but over time we will grow and improve our space into something great!
HOW DID THE DREAM BEGIN?
As a professional mountain guide and a competitive gym climber, we bonded over our passion for climbing and a constant desire for new adventures. When we met we realized we needed a joint hobby to do when Tom was back from expeditions and Amber was having rest days from rock climbing. This is when we began brewing. Over the past 6+ years, this pastime has turned into a profession. Our beers have placed in competitions and festivals in Washington and Alaska.
WHO ARE WE?
AMBER (TAPROOM MANAGER/OWNER) is a driven rock climber who bartended through college and loves beer and the craft brewing scene which is what prompted her to get into the brewing industry. In early 2017, she was offered a job that relocated us to Anchorage; this offer was well-timed since we were looking to move back to Alaska! While in Anchorage, Amber worked part-time at Anchorage Brewing Company as a barkeep to create connections in the local beer community; this is in addition to her full-time job. She keeps up her big kid job to support her climbing habit and works full-time running Onsite Brewing.
TOM (BREWER/OWNER) is from England and grew up dreaming of being a mountain guide and leading climbers up the tallest and most remote peaks in the world. After moving to the United States at 18, he was able to make this dream a reality and also became a US citizen. Years of hard work and drinking resulted in Tom having a successful professional mountain climbing career, for one of the most prestigious climbing services in the world. He has been leading expeditions and instructing globally for over 11 years now. Highlights include an expedition and summit of Mt Vinson (Antarctica), 22 summits of Mt Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), 13 summits of Aconcagua (Argentina), 7 summits of Denali (Alaska), 2 summits of Mount Fairweather (Alaska), 34+ Rainier summits (Washington), numerous first ascents in Alaska and British Colombia. He has guided and led hundreds of clients from all walks of life including professional climbers, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, television crews, large charity groups, and training members of the U.S Special Forces. He is now ready to transition from helping others succeed at achieving their climbing goals, to pursuing our goal of creating high-quality adventure-inspired beers at Onsite brewing company.
CHAI (BREWERY MANAGER) is a dog and sleeps a lot. She has brown fur, four paws, two ears, and a tail. She is the Manager and Complaints Department at Onsite Brewing. She enjoys pets, walks and treats.
BEER FOR ADVENTURE–ONSITE BREWING COMPANY
“One of the coolest taprooms to visit in Anchorage for great beer and welcoming, chill atmosphere. Def. give Chai the Brewery Dog some love while enjoying their unique, vibrant, and taste-packed pours… For being brand new to the craft scene, Onsite already rivals local greats like Anchorage for quality beer.”Brooke J