We Are Alaska: Denali Brewing

We Are Alaska: Denali Brewing


[MUSIC PLAYING] What makes Talkeetna
special is a lot of incredibly
artistic people who live independent,
self-sufficient lives that require them to work hard. That lifestyle is
very much related to how we approach making
beer and connecting to our desire of
living in the country and producing something locally. We started Denali
Brewing back in 2009 with an 8 and 1/2
barrel brewing system. We were basically producing
about 200 to 300 barrels of beer in that first year. And now we’re on track to
do about 15,000 barrels worth of beer. We have a distillery, a
winery, and a brewery. We have the ability
to do really anything that we want in
the alcohol world. We’re very often
using ingredients that you can only find locally. And this shows our
passion for fermentation. We have the opportunity to
serve cruisers exclusively for Holland America
Line locations that they have throughout
the state of Alaska and get to know them, hear
about the stories of breweries that they have
back in their home. It’s exciting for us
to meet these people. They bring a level of diversity
and fun to our community. So Holland America Line
creates that opportunity for us to do that. What makes Holland
America Line unique, in terms of developing
a partnership with them, is their focus on creating
a quality experience. For Denali Brewing, that’s one
of the most important things. We had the opportunity to make
their 70th anniversary Pilsner beer and served it at
Denali Square location. We love what we do. If we don’t share
it with people, then it doesn’t go anywhere. So for us to have cruisers
coming off Holland America Line who are seeking out
a local experience and visiting us intentionally
to come and purchase a beer that they know
can’t be recreated anywhere else in the world
is what we live for. That’s the most
exciting thing for us is to be able to share what
we do with people from all over the world. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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