Alaska Beers and Spirits

The Alaskan landscape in summer

Alaska is the largest state in the USA, situated northwest of Canada on a peninsula that extends toward Russia. The arctic climate in the state is far too cold for reliable viticulture, and most Alaskan wines are made from fruits such as rhubarb and salmonberries, honey in the form of mead, or grape juice imported from other parts of the world. Despite being the largest state in the USA, covering almost 665,000 square miles (1,720,000 sq km), it has a very small number of wineries and is better known as a source of beer and vodka.

Alaska extends between latitudes 55°N and 70°N, from the edge of the Pacific Ocean in the south to the Arctic Sea, which lies along Alaska's northern coast. These latitudes – a similar distance from the Equator as the Scandinavian countries of Norway and Sweden – are not associated with viticulture. Alaska is no exception to this as the only grapes that are grown successfully here are cultivated in greenhouses.

The climate in Alaska ranges from oceanic along the south coast and the southern 'Panhandle' to continental in the heavily forested interior of the state and to arctic on the northern shores. Because terroir is not a consideration in Alaska, wineries are free to place themselves where there is a market for their wares, and most wine production takes place in the south, around the city of Anchorage and on Kodiak Island.

Some commentators have suggested that climate change could one day make Alaska suitable for viticulture, particularly along the southern coast where the temperature-moderating effects of the Pacific Ocean could lengthen the growing season. Whether this happens remains to be seen as at present, there are no wines made from grapes grown in Alaska in a traditional vineyard.

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Most Popular Alaska Beers and Spirits

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Wine Name
Grape
Popularity
Score
Avg Price
Alaska Distillery Smoked Salmon Flavored Vodka, Alaska, USA Vodka - Flavored 20,615th $4
Anchorage Brewing Co. Ten Years Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 74,810th $139
Alaskan Brewing Co. Kolsch-Style Ale Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 90,667th 89 $3
Alaskan Brewing Co. Amber Alt Style Beer, USA Beer 101,466th 86 $3
Alaskan Brewing Co. Smoked Porter Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 115,347th 94 $11
Anchorage Brewing Co. 'Wendigo' Double Oaked Black Barleywine Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 141,622nd $146
Alaskan Brewing Co. Hard Seltzer Variety Pack, Alaska, USA Hard Seltzer 150,299th $3
Celestial Meads 'The Fall' Mead, Alaska, USA Honey 160,316th $31
Alaska Distillery Frostbite Vodka, Alaska, USA Vodka 171,845th $31
Alaskan Brewing Co. Mixed Can Beer Variety Pack, Alaska, USA Beer 171,845th $3
Anchorage Brewing Co. Galaxy White IPA Bottled With Brett Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 171,845th $15
Alaskan Brewing Co. Winter Ale Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 185,233rd 88 N/A
Grassroots Brewing 'Arctic Soiree' Ale Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 201,489th $16
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. 'Pleasure Town' India Pale Ale, Alaska, USA Beer 201,489th $4
Anchorage Brewing Co. 'Endless Ending' Barleywine & Imperial Stout Blend Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 201,489th $129
Anchorage Brewing Co. 'The Explorer' Imperial Stout Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 201,489th $67
Anchorage Brewing Co. 'The Nectar' Honey Saison Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 201,489th $15
Anchorage Brewing Co. 'Darkest Hour' Belgian-Style Imperial Stout Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 201,489th 93 $30
Anchorage Brewing Co. Bitter Monk Belgian Style Double IPA With Brettanomyces Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 201,489th $19
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Cohoho Imperial India Pale Ale Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 221,372nd $14
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. Monk's Mistress Belgian Style Special Dark Ale Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 221,372nd $15
Bare Distillery Truuli Peak Vodka, Alaska, USA Vodka 221,372nd $30
Celestial Meads 'Marriage' Mead, Alaska, USA Honey 221,372nd $22
Celestial Meads 'Miel Noir' Mead, Alaska, USA Honey 221,372nd $45
Alaskan Brewing Co. Pilot Series Chocolate Raspberry Stout Beer, Alaska, USA Beer 221,372nd $12
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