Before I moved to Alaska, I didn't really care for beer. Okay, I'll be honest: I hated the taste of it. But having now lived in Juneau for six years, I've discovered that my taste buds just weren't well developed enough in the Deep South with all that Coors Light and Budweiser floating around (no offense, Clydesdales).
The exciting thing about Juneau is that it's home to the Alaskan Brewing Company, an internationally recognized, award winning craft brewery founded in 1986. And I must say, I actually like beer now!
This evening, our hometown brewery hosted an invitation-only event at the Twisted Fish restaurant downtown near the cruise ship docks. It felt like half of Juneau showed up to sample different flavors and welcome in summer.
I sampled the (new to me) Icy Bay IPA, but Raspberry Wheat is still my favorite.
Thanks, Alaskan Brewing, for rolling out the red carpet for your fans!