Baranof Island Brewing Company

We make handcrafted beer using pristine water from North America's largest temperate rainforest and some of the best grain and hops available for our friends and visitors in Sitka to enjoy.

They say water makes all the difference in beer and water can be responsible for up to 95% of a finished beer product. We believe that and feel fortunate to have such an incredible resource right in our backyard. Our water is obtained from Blue Lake which receives nearly 100 inches of annual rainfall in addition to glacier and snow melt. Blue Lake is located in the Tongass National forest and protected by National, State, and local laws which prohibit development or habitation on its shores or watershed that could possibly compromise the pristine quality of our brewing water. We think you will agree that our water makes a quality beer!

The Water
The Water