Wineries & Breweries
Kenai / Soldotna Wineries & Breweries
Serving up locally brewed beers in a fun, family-friendly pub atmosphere, St. Elias is a favorite with locals and travelers. It draws a crowd and can get loud and a little wild if they have live music. But without a band, it’s a fun, happening place. They have a great deck for nice afternoons, serve sampler flights of their beer and have great pizza and big salads.
Enjoy a glass in the tasting room, or pick your favorite to go. Beers are available in 6‑packs, 64 oz. growlers, and kegs for larger gatherings. Favorites include Skilak Scottish and Sunken Island IPA. Now also serving food Monday — Saturday, 12pm — 8pm, with Brunch on Sunday 11am — 2pm.
Homer Wineries & Breweries
Homer Brewing Company opened its doors in 1996 and has been a local fixture ever since. The brewery is open 7 days a week, until about 6pm (hours vary slightly, so it doesn’t hurt to call ahead). While there isn’t an official tour, you’re welcome to look around while you enjoy your brew.
Alaska may not be known for its wines, but it is famous for its great berries — full flavors that make for wonderful wines. At this small winery and B&B in Homer, you can taste and purchase a compelling mix of award-winning fruit wines and fruit grape wine blends.