Drinking Made Easy heads way up north to Anchorage, Alaska to explore drinking in America’s largest state (yes, it its bigger than Texas). Zane and Steve drink vodka on the Kachemak Bay with real glacier ice, taste some exceptional meads and beer, and hit up the local bars that are full of history and great drinks. Airs Wednesday 11/7 at 8pm.
WHERE WE WENT
- Truuli Peak Vodka on Their Boat): Made from Alaskan ingredients, Truuli Peak Vodka consists of local Barley and wildflower honey with pure Alaskan glacial water at its core. Due to the pristine quality of ingredients, Truuli is left unfiltered to deliver a smooth, silky mouth-feel and finish. - Facebook – Twitter -
- Celestial Meads: This Alaskan meadery use more single floral source (varietal) honeys than any other meadery. They use whole spices and a wide variety of fruit. Whenever possible, Alaskan fruit is featured. Most of their meads have been put on oak for a while and many of them are downright assertively oaked. Alcohol contents range from 6.5% to +15% ABV. 907.250.8362 – Facebook -
- Spenard Roadhouse: Spenard Roadhouse is a restaurant and bar, serving contemporary comfort food in a casual, eclectic setting. A neighborhood, gathering place, we welcome families and friends to come and enjoy our amazing food, local beers on draft, and a flight of small batch bourbon, among other delights. 1049 West Northern Lights Boulevard Anchorage, AK 99503 (907) 770-7623 – Facebook – Twitter -
- Midnight Sun Brewing Co.: Since firing up its brew kettle in 1995, Midnight Sun Brewing Company has become a serious yet creative force on the American brewing front. From concept to glass, Midnight Sun relies on an “art marries science” approach, mixing tradition with innovation, to design and craft bold, distinctive beers for Alaska…and beyond. 8111 Dimond Hook Drive Anchorage, AK 99507 (907) 344-1179 – Facebook – Twitter -
- Chilkoot Charlie’s / Birdhouse: Anyone who has lived in Alaska longer than five years knows about the Bird House Bar that burnt down in Bird Creek, Alaska. Well, THE BIRD IS BACK! Built where the exterior deck was previously located, The Bird House Bar opened in August of 2002. It is an “exact” replica of the original bar – complete with lingerie, cards, pickles, boneless chicken dinners and the Ptarmigan Whistle. We have had quite the time, gearing up on new undies and new stories, so be sure to come in and find out what all the fuss is about. 2435 Spenard Road Anchorage, Alaska 99503 - (907) 272-1010 -
WHAT WE DRANK
Kachemak Nectar Recipe
Spenard Bloody Mary Recipe
F@#$ing in the Graveyard Recipe
We grab a bat, some safety goggles, and some extra beers and play a little baseball in the back of Midnight Sun Brewery. Who busts the most cans win!
Gear from the Show
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- At 2.5 miles long, the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is the longest single lane tunnel in North America
- Delta Junction, Alaska has a population of 958 people. It is, in fact, on a delta
- Truuli Peak has an elevation of 6,612 ft above sea level
- In the United States, glaciers cover over 30,000 square miles, with most of the glaciers located in Alaska
- Our word “medicine” is derived from an herb-based style of mead called metheglin
- The earliest archaeological evidence for the production of mead dates to around 7000 BC
- Ghost Chili Peppers are 400 times hotter thanTabasco Sauce
- The boot originated in 17th Century England where glassblowers would create “yard glasses” that resembled boots
- In March of 2012, a bottle of “m: sold for $1525.00
- The M beer cost around $61 a sip
- Beer Cans weren’t produced before 1935, because of the challenges presented by the pressure of the carbonation
- Chilkoot Charlie is based on a character of Alaskan Radio personality and author, Ruben Gaines
- The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 1964 was the sot powerful earthquake in North American history, measuring 9.2 on the Richter Scale
THANK YOU SIR, MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?
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