Denali

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Wednesday, April 29: A somewhat spur-of-the-moment trip up to Talkeetna to meet the guys at Denali Brewing Company and taste some beer! Oh, and take beer photos. Twister Creek Restaurant is attached to the brewery and serves both food and beer. We met up with manager Shawn Standley, who helped us out with pouring some beautiful beers in the tasting room. We got to try most of the beers, and my personal favorite was the Purple Haze, an American style wheat brewed with blueberries. It was delicious and had great color!

We ran into JJ’s friend Skye, who was with her dog Coco, who had just learned a new trick…

www.denalibrewingcompany.com

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King Street

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On April 20, the Beer Up Here crew headed to our first brewery for a photo shoot – the relatively new (established in 2011) King Street in Anchorage. Brewer and all-around nice guy Shane Kingry, top photo, greeted us warmly and poured each of King Street’s eight beers. We also got a tour of the brewery in the back and grain room. Success! Only 22 more to go…

www.kingstreetbrewing.com