Back in Alaska, it’s Saturday August 26 … and the first day of our trip that we stayed in one place! Well, in one town any way. We covered a good bit of ground!
First on foot – Lydia and I enjoyed a nice early morning walk mostly along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Great waterfront views … and – finally! – a moose!!
We cleaned up, had time for a little knitting
and then headed to the Anchorage Market and Festival for lunch. There was music
and all kinds of great food and crafts. I had a salmon quesadilla and it was delicious.
That afternoon, we took the Big Swig Tour and visited three local breweries, with tastings. Prior to this trip, I liked beer “ok” – it would’ve never been my first choice of beverage. But now, I’m a real fan. Special favorites include IPA (the more bitter the better), Saison and Porter.
|Ron & Karen at Midnight Sun (people shown for scale – that’s a huge stack of cans!)|
|we drank a lot of beer!|
|Steve & Ron at Cynosure Brewing … last stop!|
Sadly, none of the beers we sampled that day make their way to Georgia, but with help from my sister and brother-in-law, I’m exploring our local offerings and finding favorites here.
That evening, we enjoyed a very fun dinner out … but I have no photos to share. Still, I think you can see – it was a great day!
Next week, we’re headed out again on the train to see more glaciers. until then …
Happy Friday, Happy December, Happy End of NaBloPoMo (but I do intend to be back tomorrow with the second installment of Cheers to Bonny)!!
11 thoughts on “Alaska | Saturday in Anchorage.”
Love it! (I'm an IPA fan, too. The hoppier the better . . . ) What a fun day in Anchorage, Mary. XO
I liked the train rides and beautiful scenery, but this also looks like a fun day (and a lot of beer)! I do enjoy time travel to Alaska (and can't wait to try two more cocktails)!
I don't love IPAs but I love me a Porter or Stout. The whole craft beer thing has exploded and I bet you have some great options in Georgia.
I like IPAs too, especially hoppy ones. It looks like you had a lot of fun in Anchorage!
I too love those hoppy beers! They are just such a treat for the palate and the nose! It does look like you had great fun in Anchorage!
Your trip sounds really fun and the food and drink excellent. I always loved our local micro-brewery selections and the bitter, darker beers were my fave, too!
What a great day! I love to go Brewery hopping also but Porter, Stout and lager for me. Everyone looks so happy!
Just as I love dryer wines, I like darker, more bitter beers. Looks and sounds like it was a fabulous day!
Looks like a beer lover's heaven. A different aspect of Alaska, for sure.Cheers~
The great beer was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.
Oh, how wonderful!! I, too, am an "IPA girl"! It's so wonderful with local & craft breweries everywhere now. Cute moose!
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