Bill visits with brewers at Frozen Riverfest and hears from Cooper Landing Brewing on the progress of their new building. Plus, flagship beers, beer and food pairings and a review of an online beer course. Cheers!
February 2020, Drinking on the Last Frontier podcast
Tune in to the December Drinking on the Last Frontier for a beer year in review with Dr. Fermento, interviews with the new owners of Kassik's and a new homebrew supply shop in town, a winter warmer beer style and more!
After more than a year on the market, Kassik’s Brewery in Nikiski has new owners. Frank and Debbie Kassik started the operation in 2004, and new owners Rick and Michelle McGlasson have had front row seats as the brewery has grown. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran stopped by the tasting room and spoke with Rick about getting into the beer business and what he hopes to do with it in the coming years.
A bill overhauling Alaska’s alcohol laws made it to the halfway point in the Legislature on Wednesday. Senate Bill 52, sponsored by Kenai Peninsula Sen. Peter Micciche, was voted out of the Senate and sent over to the House.
Micciche calls it a grand compromise hashed out by the factions that have been at odds over the state’s existing alcohol regulations.
“This bill a true compromise. All stakeholders got something but no stakeholder group got everything,” Micciche said. “The bill modernizes the reorganizes the 35-year old hodgepodge of alcohol statutes in Alaska into a comprehensive, reorganized Title 4 Rewrite. The primary focus is on public health and safety. It provides clarity for licensees, local governments, law enforcement and the public and will result in a common-sense, consistent and less unnecessarily burdensome regulation of the alcohol beverage industry.”