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cheers with Alaskan Amber
Favorite thing: One of the best beers we found in Alaska was Alaskan Amber from the Alaskan Brewery in Juneau. They have some other flavors we like too: Summer Ale, Pale Ale, ESB. But our favorite was the Amber sold throughout the entire state.
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Address: 5429 Shaune Dr., Juneau, Alaska 99801-9540
In Ancorage you have got to visit the Snow Goose Restaurant, not only because of the great view over the harbor from the upperdeck. But this restaurant houses the Sleeping Lady Brewery. We tried the "Forty-Niner" Amber Ale and "Fish-On" IPA (indian pale ale), while Arne tried "John Henry" Oatmeal Stout. All were worth a second glass....
Find the entire beermenu at their website: http://www.snowgooserestaurant.com/
Address: 717 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
Favorite thing: This fish is freeze dried in winter and sun dried in summer, it is now ready to feed to the dogs next winter.
The dogs get enough protein of this fish.
Blue eyes of a sledge dog
Favorite thing: We visited Alaska in summer, but a trip in winter must be great too. I would love to see these sledge dogs in action.
The picture of the dog is taken at the Iditarod headquarters. The Iditarod is the most famous dogsledge race through Alaska.
A liquor store, not the one of the story
Favorite thing: In Alaska a community can bann alcoholic beverages from its boundaries by law. It is possible to bann sales but also to bann possesion. In any Alaskan town you can buy liquor you have to buy it is special stores. You can't enter these stores when you are under 21. You have to show picture ID upon request. Many liquorstores ask for ID when they think you are under 30. The law is against entering the store, not about buying.......
One of our fellow travellers wanted to buy a bottle of water, but she had no ID card with her. As the storeowner thought she was under 30 (she was 34), she could not buy anything was kindly asked to leave.
This sounds very strange in our ears, we can buy beer here in Holland from 16, and are never asked for ID.
The Ptarmigan, Alaskas statebird
Favorite thing: Alaska has a statebird with a very difficult name: Ptarmigan. It is a close relatives of the grouse, which lives in alpine and arctic tundras.
Ptarmigan look like small grouse, weighing from 0.3 to 0.7 kg except that their toes are feathered, their wings are white all year, and they have pure white body plumage in winter.
Fondest memory: The town of Chicken was actually meant to be called Ptarmigan. But none of the founders could spell it. They then decided to call the town Chicken. This descission has prooved to be a money maker. Today, about 100 years later, many tourists visit Chicken, AK. But when the town of three buildings was called Ptarmigan, would everybody go there?
Poker Creek Alaska, pop:2
Favorite thing: We entered the state of Alaska at the most northerly landbordercrossing of the USA: Pokercreek, AK. We got a nice stamp in our pasports, next to the official stamp there was a moose. The moose is the state mammal. Alaska is the most northerly state of the USA and the Alaskans call all other states lower 48, refering to 48 degrees north.
Alaska is the largest state of the USA. About 640,000 residents live on 570,374 sq miles of land, about one fifth of the area of the other USA states.
No wonder we felt alone much of the time.
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