1. Get toasty at the Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival in Anchorage
Oppressively cold negative 40 temperatures aren’t unheard of in winter here, so finding a way to keep toasty is essential. One way that works is to simply get toasted drunk at the Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival.
Approximately half of the event space is dedicated to Alaskan breweries with the other half welcoming guest breweries, primarily from the Pacific Northwest and a handful of the most established craft breweries in the country, like New Belgium and Sierra Nevada. But you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s an Alaska-only affair with crowds piling into the Alaskan side of the festival, as if it were Black Friday for beer. HooDoo, Alaskan Brewing, Silver Gulch, and the list goes on to more than anyone can reasonably handle for one evening.
Simply put, Alaskans love Alaskan beer.