Alaskan Brewing Co.'s Heritage Coffee Brown is the newest release in the Juneau, Alaska-based brewery's series, which was started to showcase "the boundless creativity of the Alaskan Brew Crew through a rotating collection of big, bold and distinctive brews packaged in 22oz bottles."
The inception of Alaskan Brewing Co. dates back to 1986 when Marcy and Geoff Larson were 28-years-old. One cool thing about them, other than being in Alaska, is that they were the first brewery in the US to install a carbon dioxide recovery system and as a result have not bought carbon dioxide in over 13 years.
It was a little over a month ago that Alaskan Brewing Co. announced the release of the company's Pumpkin Ale, a new fall seasonal set to supplant the company's prior autumnal offering, Pumpkin Porter.Said to be a spin on the beer it was replacing, Pumpkin Ale's primary difference is that it starts out with a lighter-bodied, brown ale base recipe.
Alaskan Brewing Co.’s Pilot Series is another one of the breweries special lines that have grown out of the Rough Draft Series, much like the Hopothermia that I reviewed back in February. The Pilot Series rotates through these beers, much like seasonals and are a limited production that is shipped nationwide to all states they distribute in.
After being on an unintended hiatus from Tenemu reviews for nearly a month, I’m returning today to review the Alaskan Brewing Co. Hopothermia Double IPA. A clever and fitting play on words, Hopothermia was announced as a year-round release in January of last year, initially being released in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles, it is also available in 22-ounce bottles now as well.