If you love good local microbrews, and you’re in Anchorage, one necessary stop is the Glacier Brewhouse. It’s downtown, and there can be a wait for a table. Bar seating is open though. It’s a busy place with good food and better beer. They have very good cream soda or lemonade for the kids and a great selection of on tap brews for the adults. You can buy them in half pint or full pint. I prefer half pints so I can sample a couple if I’m in the mood.
The photo above is the Raspberry Wheat. Now, I’ll have to admit something, I tend to be suspicious of raspberry brews. Too many taste like beer coolers instead of like a beer made with raspberries. But I do trust the Glacier Brewhouse.
It’s incredibly drinkable. Very smooth with tiny bubbles, it sparkles. The raspberry and wheat are well balanced to make a beer easy to drink and pairs very well with chicken or fish. It’s not sugary sweet the way some fruit beers can be. No bite to it, just a good, smooth beer. Mike liked it, but the flavor was a little too light to be a favorite for him. I loved it, and it is one of my favorites. One that I would absolutely buy a growler of on growler Tuesdays there.
On Tuesdays, you can buy growlers of their craft beers for 5.00 and 10 dollars buys a growler of their specialty ales. Affordable and Alaskan.
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