Anchorage Brewing Company decided from the get go that they were going to do things just a little bit differently than the average craft brewery. All of their beers are barrel aged and fermented with Brettanomyces (and other sour yeasts). This allows brewer Gabe Fletcher to take tried and true styles and send them off down whole new pathways created by this oft-unpredictable fermentation process. This is what makes trying this beer all that much more exciting.
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Earlier this year I was on a big Euro Dark Lager/Black Lager/Schwarzbier kick. The problem being the fact that it’s not the most popular or common style and it’s often hard to find beers that meet my needs. What’s better than finding a beer to fill those cravings? Finding a beer that fills those cravings and that you’ve never heard of.
To celebrate their 25th Anniversary Alaskan Brewing Company brewed a beer that they deemed PERSEVERANCE ALE. Using local ingredients like birch syrup and fireweed honey, they wanted to create a big beer that could stand the test of time. I let mine sit for about 6 months before trying it and I’ll admit that it held up quite well.
Perseverance Ale is a Russian Imperial Stout with a 9% ABV. Continue reading
I had been hearing about Midnight Sun Brewing Co. for a while before I finally saw their beers on the shelves of my local liquor stores. They’re based out of Anchorage, Alaska and up until recently hadn’t been available in Southern California. Thankfully, this has changed. Being as how I first came across them in the fall I decided to go with their autumn seasonal: T.R.E.A.T. (The Royal Eccentric Ale Treatment).
T.R.E.A.T. is (according to the brewers) an “Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter” with a 7.8% ABV and 30 IBUs. Continue reading