Alaskan Amber Awarded at European Beer Star 2023

Alaskan Amber Awarded at European Beer Star 2023

Alaskan Amber Awarded at European Beer Star 2023 

Flagship beer wins third European Beer Star award with silver in Red Ale category 

NOVEMBER 30, 2023 (JUNEAU, Alaska) – Alaskan Brewing Company couldn’t be more proud of the Brew Crew. Because of their hard work and passion, the flagship Alaskan Amber just won a silver European Beer Star (EBS) medal in the Red Ale category. With more than 550 breweries submitting over 2300 beer entries for the 2023 competition, this was one of the more competitive fields that Alaskan has ever been a part of. 

The EBS is an important beer competition and honors beers that are unadulterated, full of character and of high quality. All breweries worldwide are eligible to participate in local, regional, and internationally active breweries, not only from Europe, but from all countries on all continents. 

“In many competitions, the winning beers can be extreme, limiting their appeal. Our Alaskan Amber is a very drinkable beer that has always been popular.  I love when consumers and judges agree on the winners!” Alaskan Brewing Co-Founder Marcy Larson said. 

This year’s EBS win is especially significant for Alaskan Amber as this is the third EBS for the flagship beer. This brings the number of awards that it has won to 54, including awards from the Great American Beer Festival, North American Beer Awards, and US Open Beer Championship. Alaskan Brewing Company has established a distinguished legacy in the craft beer industry, particularly renowned for the exceptional achievements of its Smoked Porter. This brew has earned over 80 national and international awards, thanks to its distinctive rich and smoky flavors. In addition to the well-loved Alaskan Amber and the iconic Smoked Porter, the Alaskan White Ale has also previously received an EBS, further contributing to the brewery’s diverse range of accolades.  

“It’s exciting to see our beers continue to win recognition at international competitions.  Especially an overseas competition whose winners are frequently dominated by some of the oldest and most prestigious breweries in Europe,” said Alaskan Brewing Quality Assurance and Engineering Manager Dave Martin.  

“We’re not only representing the US at the European Beer Star, but also Alaska. And in doing so, showing the world the caliber of beer that so many breweries in this state are producing,” Martin said. Alaskan Brewing was not the only brewery from Alaska to bring home a medal. Anchorage-based 49th State Brewing was awarded a bronze medal in the Franconian-style Smoke Beer category.  

If Alaskan drinkers would like to celebrate with Alaskan Brewing and enjoy one of these beers from the comfort of their own home (or bar/restaurant near you), then head to the beer finder

In addition to producing world-class beverages, Alaskan Brewing Company strives for innovation through progressive programs like employee ownership and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit      


Erin Youngstrom, Communications Coordinator,, (907) 780-5938