Talkeetna Brewfest

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It was a crystal clear Autumn day at the 2013 Talkeetna Brewfest. The festival is a benefit event for the Northern Susitna Institute, a collaborative nonprofit educational organization based in Talkeetna. The small town north of Anchorage is a welcoming, tight-knit community. The festival felt like a small get together of good friends in a cozy cabin, complete with a band jamming away in the loft. A fine selection of local craft breweries were on hand for the event including King Street, 49th State, Broken Tooth, Kenai River, Denali, HooDoo, Alaskan, Arkose, Silver Gultch, Glacier, Kassik’s, Midnight Sun, Anchorage and more. A great time was had by all. -JJ

Talkeetna Brewfest

Northern Susitna Institute

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