Glenn Brady’s Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co. is a well-known Alaska establishment, but he’s also gained national attention in his professional field.
Brady earned a bachelor’s degree from UAF in mechanical engineering in 1993. He continued working in the family sheet metal business after opening Silver Gulch in 1998.
In 2010, Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine named him one of the nation’s top 40 building and construction engineers under 40 years old. The magazine noted his brewery enterprise but focused more on his work with Sun-Air Sheet Metal as HVAC construction project manager on Fort Greely’s ground-based missile defense system.
Brady’s success in brewing might also have a tangential connection to UAF. The magazine
noted that he first developed his skills as “a bootlegging homebrewer during a college
semester abroad in Sweden.”
Brady grew up in Fairbanks. To house his brewery, he bought the former Fox Roadhouse from his grandmother, the late Darlene Brown. Since then, the business has only grown. In 2007, it opened a restaurant on site. In 2012, it opened a branch on the C concourse of Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport.
Brady was named to a three-year term on the board of the National Restaurant Association in 2013. He also has served for the past decade on the board of the Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association.
Brady is also a board member with the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.
More online about Glenn Brady:
An article from the April 7, 2013, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner about his joining the National Restaurant Association board of directors
An article in the June/July 2010 edition of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine naming him one of the nation’s top 40 building and construction engineers under 40
An obituary for his grandmother, Darlene Brown, in the April 1, 2012, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, that provides some history of the family and the Silver Gulch’s building in Fox
A short profile of Silver Gulch in the April 2013 edition of Alaska Business Monthly