It’s no secret Alaskans love beer. Throughout the state, brewers are experimenting with local ingredients, and the results are as spectacularly unique as the 49th state itself. Here are our favorites:
• “Spruce” things up with Skagway Brewing Co.’s Spruce Tip Blonde Ale.
• Enjoy the refreshing tartness of Girdwood Brewing Company’s Rhu Hefner, brewed with 40 pounds of rhubarb.
• Perk up with Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Heritage Coffee Brown Ale, a coffee-infused brew that uses locally roasted beans.
Other breweries use Alaska-grown wheat, sea salt and birch. Visit your local brewery to discover which Alaska flavor you favor.
– Kelsey Fiedler, The Alaska 100