Talkeetna Brewfest











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


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…