If you haven’t been by the Brewery yet, we did a collaboration with Barnaby Brewing, out of Juneau Alaska. So far the response has been great and everyone enjoys the unique flavors this collaboration offers. We had an awesome time brewing this with Matt and I’m sure we’ll have an opportunity to do it again in the future. Now here is a little bit about Matt and Barnaby Brewing.
Matt Barnaby is the owner and brewer at the up and coming brewery, Barnaby Brewing Company, in Juneau, Alaska. It may seem like chance encounter that Barnaby found himself brewing with Oak Road Brewery, but he’s a South Carolina native. He grew up in Summerville and graduated from Summerville High School in 2003. While in High School Matt worked at Sweetwater in Summerville where his passion for food and beverage began. He’s son to two Air Force veterans and is a Coast Guard veteran himself. During his time in the Coast Guard Matt had two tours in Alaska and the rest is history. Once an avid home-brewer winning beer competition at local and state levels, Matt knew brewing could be more than just a hobby.
Barnaby Brewing Company specializes in classic American style ales and lagers while taking advantage of the abundance of resources available locally in Southeast Alaska. Locally harvested ingredients include: spruce tips, salmonberries, blueberries, dandelion blossoms, fireweed blossoms and more. The brewery is currently waiting on licensing from the TTB and will begin commercial production once it’s approved.
Check them out on Facebook, Barnaby Brewing.