Midnight Sun Brewing Company is a brewery founded in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, in 1995. It is one of over twenty breweries in the state, despite Alaska’s small population and preponderance of dry communities. The brewery moved to a new location in Anchorage in May 2009; it had previously shared a building on Arctic Boulevard with Knight’s Taxidermy, a business featured on the reality television program Mounted in Alaska. The company has won several awards for their beers, including medals from the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. Currently, the brewery sells its beers in 12 oz cans, 5 gallon kegs, 22 oz bombers and 64 oz growlers.
The commercial brewing of beer has taken place since at least 2500 BC; in ancient Mesopotamia, brewers derived social sanction and divine protection from the goddess Ninkasi.