I am truly passionate about Alaskan breweries – the creativity and unique challenges these breweries face bring some quality unique beer. My favorite brewery is Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co. out of Fox, 12.8 miles north of Fairbanks. The head brewer, Levi is a trip – blasting an amazing music selection as he brews some the best beer in the state. His reinvention of Old 55 American Pale Ale is top notch and his creative twists like Blueberry Groove and Lowbush are truly Alaskan while adhering to Bavarian brewing practices. The Weird Bird Barely Wine has dominated the Barely Wine Festival two years straight. I am also starting to appreciate Midnight Sun Brewing – their Monk’s Mistress is top notch. Glacier Brewhouse has Kevin – the most consistent brewer in Alaska. But Kevin is an odd fellow who is reluctant to appreciate anothers beer. Too close minded. King Street Brewery is coming together – Shane is a genuine great guy. I carry their Hefe – which outshines Midnight Sun’s Hefe – powerful citrus flavor. I am on the fence regarding their IPA. Kassik has never thrilled me. Seemed too “outta the garage.” Any thoughts on Alaskan beers – even if it’s based on the corporate Alaskan Brewing Co. ? Want to pick quality kegs for my restaurant. Cheers!