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Anadromous (Anchorage Brewing Company)

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.

Anadromous labelANADROMOUS is an American Wild Ale with an 8.5% abv and 30 IBUs.

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Brewtality (Midnight Sun Brewing Co.)

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.

Brewtality labelBREWTALITY is a Schwarzbier brewed with espresso. This seasonal beer is release in November and has a lovely 9.7% ABV.

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Perseverance Ale (Alaskan Brewing Co.)

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

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T.R.E.A.T. (Midnight Sun Brewing Co.)

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

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Alaskan Stout (Alaskan Brewing Co.)

Alaskan Stout is a year-round offering from the Alaskan Brewing Company. This malty beverage has a 1.065 OG, 28 IBUs and 5.7% ABV.

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Alaskan IPA (Alaskan Brewery)

I purchased this beer with the hopes of learning to enjoy India pale ales.  The beer was on sale and I was in an experimenting mood so I picked it up.  The Alaskan IPA comes from the folks at Alaskan Brewing Company with a 6.2% ABV.

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