Alaska Brewing Company

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Alaska Brewing Company
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5429 Shaune Drive

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Travelers who visit the Alaskan Brewing Company usually want to experience something different than normal port-of-call tourist shops. And here, they get it. About 6 miles north of the cruise ship terminal, the 47,000-square-foot brewery hosts the entire operation from brewing to bottling to even selling the beer. Its environmentally conscious production impresses many visitors while the tasty suds are the highlight for others.

The Alaskan Brewing Company gives free tours year-round and guests are also treated to samples at the tasting bar for $5 per person 21 and older. The Alaskan Brewing Company Depot in downtown Juneau is akin to a tourist outpost, but there you can catch a Liquid Alaska Tour bus that will shuttle you to the brewery for $20 round trip (your bus ticket also includes a guided tasting). The bus provides hourly transportation between the two locations, departing from the depot beginning at 10:40 a.m. The brewery (including the tasting room) is open from Sept. 25 to April 30, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, check out the company's website.

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