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Title: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: yso191 on January 17, 2014, 06:36:22 PM
I'm headed to Anchorage a week from Sunday.  I'll only be there one full day, so I want to be sure to try the most interesting breweries.  Which should I not miss?  I hope to visit 2-3.
Title: Re: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 17, 2014, 06:46:19 PM
Anchorage Brewing gets good reviews. We were there 10+ years ago! they weren't open then.

Glacier and Moose Tooth had some buzz, we went to Sleeping Lady, it was OK.

Not a brewery, but Humpy's Ale House was a favorite for the beer selection and good food.
Title: Re: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: bonjour on January 17, 2014, 07:09:26 PM
Midnight Sun
Awesome family of IPA's  Definitely not directed to the tourist.
Title: Re: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: blatz on January 17, 2014, 07:13:21 PM
Midnight Sun
Awesome family of IPA's  Definitely not directed to the tourist.

+1 to Midnight Sun - i enjoyed them a lot when there.

although they are in Juneau, definitely seek out some Alaskan Smoked Porter.
Title: Re: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: bonjour on January 17, 2014, 07:18:02 PM
Midnight Sun
Awesome family of IPA's  Definitely not directed to the tourist.

+1 to Midnight Sun - i enjoyed them a lot when there.

although they are in Juneau, definitely seek out some Alaskan Smoked Porter.
I was never in Juneau, and just looked it up,  They are in Anchorage
Title: Re: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: blatz on January 17, 2014, 07:38:16 PM
Midnight Sun
Awesome family of IPA's  Definitely not directed to the tourist.

+1 to Midnight Sun - i enjoyed them a lot when there.

although they are in Juneau, definitely seek out some Alaskan Smoked Porter.
I was never in Juneau, and just looked it up,  They are in Anchorage

Fred - Alaskan Brewing Company is headquartered in Juneau

http://www.alaskanbeer.com/our-brewery/visit-the-brewery.html

what I was saying is that although 'they' meaning Alaskan, are in Juneau, and yso191 will be in Anchorage, its worth it to seek out some fresh Smoked Porter even though he can't go to the brewery.

Title: Re: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: bonjour on January 17, 2014, 07:48:22 PM
I'm bad, i read that as a referral to midnight sun.
Title: Re: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on January 17, 2014, 08:29:40 PM
We did not visit Midnight Sun, but the Sockeye Red is the humpy's house brew IIRC. Had some of their other beers, and those are excellent.

Alaskan Smoked Ported is excellent, but I a sure you can find that in the PNW.
Title: Re: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: stihler on January 19, 2014, 08:23:36 AM
As was already mentioned Midnight Sun is definitely worth checking out while in Anchorage. Their beers are excellent.

Anchorage Brewing produces excellent beers though I am not sure if brewery tours are possibly or not. While in Anchorage you should seek out any beers produced by Anchorage Brewing company. Their beers can often be found on tap. At the very least local bottle shops should have some of their products.

Moose's Tooth has very good pizza and is an outlet for Broken Tooth Brewing's excellent beers. Moose's Tooth is always busy regardless of the time. You should expect to wait at least 10-15 minutes but it is definitely worth the wait. My wife and I always go to Moose's Tooth at least once whenever we are in Anchorage.

Glacier Brewhouse is has very good food and beer. They are a bit more expensive but worth checking out at least once. Their oatmeal stout and bread pudding are excellent.

Snow Goose Restaurant/Sleeping Lady Brewing is worth checking out. I've heard very good things about their beers. However, I am afraid I have not actually eaten there or sampled their beers.

King Street Brewing is also in Anchorage. I've heard there beers are quite good but I do not know this first hand since I have not yet sampled any of their products.

There are two other places worth checking out while in Anchorage. Humpy's (http://humpys.com/anc (http://humpys.com/anc)), as was already mentioned, is a good place to sample local beers. Cafe Amsterdam (http://www.cafe-amsterdam.com/am/ (http://www.cafe-amsterdam.com/am/)) is also a great place to sample beers from Alaska and elsewhere and enjoy a nice meal.

I hope this helps!

Cheers,

Scott
Title: Re: Anchorage , AK?
Post by: yso191 on January 19, 2014, 01:32:48 PM
Thanks everybody!  I am really looking forward to the trip.  One of my favorite bars in Seattle (Phinney Ridge) is Snow Goose Tavern.  For that reason alone I will have to visit the one in Anchorage.