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Kenai River Brewing Co.

Pumpkin beer has come a long way since its roots in colonial America. Learn its history on this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier. Plus, Bill visits with Odd Man Rush Brewing in Eagle River, Bleeding Heart Brewery in Palmer and Kodiak Island Brewing Co. Cheers!

On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill talks to Erik Slater, of Seward Brewing Co., and delves into what makes British beer worth a slow pour.

Kenai River Brewing

Doug Hogue with Kenai River Brewing joins Bill for a live Drinking on the Last Frontier as past of KDLL's 2020 Spring Membership Drive. Your questions, their answers and the debut of the Champski.

There’s a lot brewing at Kassik’s these days — new beers, new branding and a new season of food trucks on site. Bill hears from Hoodoo Brewing in Fairbanks and Midnight Sun in Anchorage on how Alaska breweries are staying in business during COVID-19. And, ever wonder why your favorite IPA starts to lose its appeal? The lupulin threshold shift might be to blame. Find out more in this month’s Drinking on the Last Frontier.

James Roberts

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!

New Kassik's owners plan few changes

Dec 16, 2019
Kassik's Brewery

 

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.

 

 


 

Zach Henry from St. Elias Brewing in Soldotna joins Bill to answer listener questions on a special, live, membership-drive edition of Drinking on the Last Frontier.
Cheers!

Courtesy Soldotna Rotary

Cheers to July! On this month's show, Bill has a preview of the Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival, celebrates the pilsner style and discusses a controversial tap room decision to ground tasting flights and refuse outside growlers.

More information on the Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival can be found here.

On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill gets the lowdown on summer highlights from Midnight Sun Brewing and 49th State Brewing, plus a feature on the history of beer gardens and the return of beer gear.

On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill checks in on efforts to update Alaska's liquor licensing regulations, expecially pertaining to craft breweries. Plus, a visit with Devil's Club Brewing Co. in Juneau and a mammoth brewing undertaking in Fairbanks. Cheers!
 

January 2019: Big future for small breweries

Jan 26, 2019

On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill and Jim Roberts, aka "Dr. Fermento," consider the big future for small breweries in Alaska, and Bill visits with two such brewers, Carey Fristoe of Black Spruce in Fairbanks, and Don Stead of Grace Ridge, in Homer. Plus, the history of winter warmers and a controversial move to ground beer-tasting flights in Haines.
Cheers!
 

On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill looks back at the beginnings of seasonal beers and ahead to the unsure future of beer magazines. Plus, hear what's brewing at Baranoff Island, in Sitka, and Midnight Sun and Cynosure in Anchorage. Cheers!

Girdwood Brewing Co.

On this month's Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill recaps the action/nonaction on an effort to revise Alaska's alcohol regulations. After that, sample the beers of Scandinavia, take a craft beer tour of San Fransisco and journey up the road to Girdwood Brewing Co.

Elaine Howell

In the March episode of Drinking on the Last Frontier, Bill visits Country Liquor for a look at the retail craft of stocking unique beers and ponders brewery secession planning to see who will pick up the tab for breweries in the next generation. Plus, the magic of yeast in brewing science, the return of beer gear and the kick of coffee beers. Cheers!

Join Bill for a tour of Cooper Landing Brewing, a taste of brewing science and a talk about taboo beer labels.

Join Bill for a visit to the Kenai Peninsula Brewing and Tasting Society, a toast to the IPA, the latest beer gear and a discussion on brewery taprooms.

More information on the Kenai Peninsula Brewing and Tasting Society here: https://www.meetup.com/The-Kenai-Peninsula-Brewing-and-Tasting-Society/