Zac Watt, beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Zac Watt, beertender for Forbidden Peak Brewery, pours a beer during the grand opening for the Auke Bay business, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Forbidden Peak’s hopping grand opening

Auke Bay brewery draws a crowd

A new brewery in Auke Bay opened its doors Saturday.

Forbidden Peak Brewery, located on Glacier Highway, drew a crowd for its grand opening.

People mingled both inside and outside as the sun made a brief afternoon appearance. Clinking glass, conversation and the unmistakable scent of lots and lots of beer filled the air.

Read more about the new brewery here: Auke Bay brewery ready for opening

Dave Iverson and Bill Ashby enjoy beers and conversation in front of brewery equipment at Forbidden Peak Brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Dave Iverson and Bill Ashby enjoy beers and conversation in front of brewery equipment at Forbidden Peak Brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Bigfoot wasn’t the only one hoisting a glass at Forbidden Peak Brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Bigfoot wasn’t the only one hoisting a glass at Forbidden Peak Brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Francisco Gonzalez and Charlotte Linton warm up by Forbidden Peak Brewery’s tabletop fireplace that works like a patio space heater. The two were among the crowd at Forbidden Peak Brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Francisco Gonzalez and Charlotte Linton warm up by Forbidden Peak Brewery’s tabletop fireplace that works like a patio space heater. The two were among the crowd at Forbidden Peak Brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Zac Watt pours beer into a four-ounce glass for a beer flight during Forbidden Peak Brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Zac Watt pours beer into a four-ounce glass for a beer flight during Forbidden Peak Brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

There was a crowd at Forbidden Peak Brewery Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, for the new Auke Bay business’ grand opening. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

There was a crowd at Forbidden Peak Brewery Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, for the new Auke Bay business’ grand opening. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

John Loverink shows the card Forbidden Peak Brewery uses to track customer’s consumption, during the brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. State law limits breweries to selling 36 ounces of beer per person per day in tasting rooms. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

John Loverink shows the card Forbidden Peak Brewery uses to track customer’s consumption, during the brewery’s grand opening, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. State law limits breweries to selling 36 ounces of beer per person per day in tasting rooms. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)


• Contact reporter Ben Hohenstatt at (907)523-2243 or bhohenstatt@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at @BenHohenstatt.


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