Ever since our first visit to Alaska during the Year in Beer, we've wanted to return. Great beer and great people made for a very memorable kickoff to our 2008 beer project.Three years later, we did return. The 49th state continues to amaze us with their welcoming beer culture. We saw old friends, met new friends and drank more great Alaskan beer. We even managed to make our first foray outside of Anchorage, visiting two breweries north of the city.Look for the One Pint at a Time episode in March.
Back In Alaska
Ever since our first visit to Anchorage three years ago during the inaugural month of the Year in Beer, we vowed we would make it back someday. Our first visit kicked off our most ambitious beer travel project ever and Anchorage turned out to be the perfect place to do it. The beer scene was so welcoming and friendly for two people unsure of what lay ahead in the upcoming year. We made some great friendships, which left us feeling sentimental about the city...
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Exploring Beer Beyond Anchorage
On our first visit to Alaska three years ago, we never made it outside of Anchorage. In fact, we barely made it outside of downtown. Wanting to expand our Alaskan experience, we decided to make a day trip outside of Anchorage to visit some breweries.Thursday dawned bright, sunny and clear, ideal weather for our little journey. We picked up a rental car a few blocks from our hotel and we were soon on main highway heading north..
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A Real Alaska Experience
The thinking behind going to the Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival during 2008′s Year in Beer was to show how committed we were to our ambitious beer travel project. If we were crazy enough to visit Alaska in mid-winter, we were crazy enough to see the whole year through. But the weather really didn’t cooperate with what we envisioned Alaska in winter was like. The temperatures were pretty moderate, though, and it even rained on our final day. We left Anchorage somewhat disappointed that we didn’t get to experience the ‘real’ Alaska. Careful what you wish for...
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