In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer, which is Free Ride APA, from Alaskan Brewery. This is the first time this craft brewery is being feature on this blog. Alaskan Brewery opened their doors in 1986. They were founded by a young couple, who is Marcy and Geoff Larson. They were the frist brewery in the state since Prohibition. They brew several different beer styles. Let us get into this beer.
It has a clear copper color with a white constant head on this APA. The smell has a floral like to tropical fruit notes. The taste is a lightly carbonation tropical fruit notes with a dry crisp finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.alaskanbeer.com):
American Pale Ale. Arguably the style that triggered the craft beer movement in the United States, the American Pale Ale showcases the floral, fruity, and citrusy aroma and flavors of Pacific Northwest hops in balance with a medium malt body
Flavor Profile:Alaskan Freeride APA features a lush, green, almost tropical hop aroma paired with the unique taste combination of these three, distinctive hop varieties, making it both full in flavor and crisply thirst-quenching.History:Freeride APA started as a springtime staple for Alaskan’s backcountry skiing and snowboarding crew, then became a perfect beer to savor with summertime kayaking, biking, and just about every other outdoor activity.Ingredients:Alaskan Freeride APA is brewed with Cascade, Citra, and Centennial hops, premium two-row and specialty crystal malts, and Juneau’s glacier-fed water.Recommendations:
Freeride APA pairs well with gourmet pub fare, especially a BLTA or club sandwich with peppered bacon, a spicy chicken quesadilla, or freshly battered Alaska halibut and chips.
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In closing, I am pretty happy to see them finally make it to Michigan. I am been a huge of this craft brewery for a long time. I am loving the fact that I get to try all the newer beers and favorites. I am happy I do not have to trade with anyone out west. I am happy to walk into my beer store and get this craft brewery. I am a huge fan of PA and APA. I was pretty interested in this beer. I love hop aroma and taste of the tropical fruit notes. This is a great and balance beer. It is pretty drinkable and refreshing. This is one beer you can have it any part of the season. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser