April 5, 2024

Pilsner Time

Just in time for spring, one of our more time-consuming beers is back on tap! Plus, get ready for more taproom pop-ups!

Pilsner Time

The most wonderful time of the year? Perhaps! Plus, get ready for live music!

A Message from the Brewer

Spring in Interior Alaska means the black spruce trees are beginning their yearly cycle of growth. With that growth comes the spreading of offspring. Black spruce trees develop spruce cones that start with a beautiful purple color.

Enter Purple Cone Contemporary Pilsner. Our modern take on the beloved Pilsner style, Purple Cone is built upon a base of a few select Pilsner malts to give this beer a delicate and flavorful foundation of fresh baked bread, crackers and honey. In the kettle, we layer in choice US-grown Strata and Cashmere hops to give this lager herbal and fruity flavors. We ferment this beer low and slow with a real gem of a lager yeast strain and then dry hop with more Strata and Cashmere hops to layer in additional hop notes. We then spund (read about it HERE) to capture some natural carbonation. We lager this beer for many moons before packaging for all of you lovely folks to enjoy.


Carey Fristoe, Head Brewer

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New Hours

Effective immediately, we’ve got new hours on Thursdays and Fridays! We are now open from 3PM to 9PM on Thursdays and from 12PM to 9PM on Fridays! That means that you could be in our taproom and enjoying a fresh lager today at noon! All of our other hours are the same for the time being. Cheers to a few extra hours of quality local beer time!

Live Music 4/13

For the first time ever, we’ll be hosting live music at Black Spruce next Saturday, April 13! From 6PM to 9PM, we’ll be showcasing three local solo acts: TED, Heart Machine and Jonny J. All three artists will be performing in our actual brewery where we make beer on our brew deck! What a stage, right?

There is no cover charge for this show, and folks under 21 are welcome to attend with a parent. Sweet Prik Thai Asian Fusion will be on-hand, if you’re in need of a snack, and, as always, we’ll have plenty of great craft beer and cider on tap, along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. We hope that you’ll join us for the first in a series of live events this summer, and cheers to terrific local tunes and delicious Fairbanks brews!

Upcoming Events

Join us TODAY for First Friday with returning artist Kassandra Mirosh of Weyekin Studio! Kassandra’s stunning, avian-inspired works are masterful pieces made of colorful, folded paper and other mixed media.

For the first time, we’ll be hosting Toast FBX for a pop-up on Saturday, April 6 from 5PM to 7PM! Toast FBX makes, you guessed it, fun toast! Stop by for wholesome bites and tasty suds on a Saturday night!

BSBC alumnus Jill Anderson will be at our taproom for a pop-up on Thursday, April 11 from 4PM to 7PM! Jill will be showing off her gorgeously detailed, handcrafted beaded earrings and will have her collection on sale for the evening! Check out Jill’s work on Instagram at @blueberry.beadworks.

We’ll be hosting Coloring Night on Wednesday, April 17! It’s exactly what it sounds like. Bring the kiddos, some friends or just yourself, and enjoy some relaxing coloring while you sip a fresh beer! Crayons and coloring pages will be provided. We’ll even put your artwork up on the fridge (our big ol’ walk-in cooler) when you’re done to show off your work!

You can catch us at Taste of Alaska at the Pub at UAF on Saturday, April 27 from 6PM to 10PM. This bangin’ annual beer festival celebrates craft beer and cider from around Alaska and is a great opportunity to revisit your favorite brews and sample the latest releases! Tickets are available at the Pub now or at the door day-of.

Anchorage and Mat-Su accounts, we’re comin’ for ya! Our next round of Anchorage and Mat-Su deliveries will be on May 6 & 7. Prepare yourself for a whole mess of new releases, including a new collab and a fresh lager!

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