Top 10 Winter Beers
Available only October through December, this beer is based on an historical recipe brewed on Captain Cook’s ship in 1778 as he searched for the Northwest Passage.
When creating the beverage, Cook added spruce tips to augment the brew and add some vitamin C. Like the famous English explorer, Alaskan Brewing uses glacier-fed water and locally-grown Sitka spruce tips. Brewed in the style of an English Olde Ale, the aroma and citrus character of the spruce is complemented by rich malt, toffee and caramel. The label is a tribute to the 3,000 bald eagles that congregate among the evergreen trees on the shores of the Chilkat River for the last large salmon run before winter.