Saturday, May 14, 2011

Alaskan Amber Ale

Brewery name:  Alaskan Brewing Company
ABV:  5.3%
IBUs:  18
Availability:  Year Round
Method (draft, can, bottle):  Draft
Description:  Sadly, the Alaskan Amber Ale is not found on the east coast, but luckily for me I headed back to Juneau, Alaska for work and was able to get this beer the freshest way possible, on draft.  If you get to the west coast or, at least, as far east as Colorado and see this in bottle or on tap, try one because you will not be disappointed.  When poured this beer is more deep golden brown than amber in color and the thin white head dissipates quickly with minimal visible carbonation.  The scent of the Alaskan Amber is sweet from the malts that were used in brewing.  The taste is of very smooth caramel malts and toasted grains, with no sign of bitterness in the finish.  This is one of my favorite beers out of the Alaskan Brewery lineup.  It is actually great cold but only gets better at room temperature.   The Alaskan Amber Ale is an alt style beer named from the German word "alt" meaning "old", and not an amber style beer.   This beer recipe has an awesome history behind it, as well, that is detailed on the Alaskan Brewing Companies “Our History” page.  To find out more click here.