I can’t believe that September is almost over! We are leaving McCarthy tomorrow to return to our small urban abode on the east side of downtown Anchorage. We finished the log work on the cabin, which brings the project to a close for the season. Next year we’ll put on the roof, install windows and doors, a wood stove, and seal the whole structure from the elements and bugs. We should be able to move in by this time next year, hopefully earlier. To celebrate meeting our log-building goal, we opened this bottle of Unibroue’s Éphémére. On top of the second level of the cabin, corralled by the new log walls, and using the scaffolding platform as a countertop bar, we popped the cork on this fine brew.
This beer was brewed in Chambly, Quebec, Canada. I have always liked every beer that this brewery creates. The Éphémére is a white ale brewed with apple juice, Coriander, Orange peel, and natural flavoring. The beer tasted a bit like cider, with a decided Green apple taste, but hints of citrus popped through as well. The pop of the cork really started the celebration, and the bubbly beer reminded us of champagne. Éphémére means something transitory, or short-lived, so this beer was the perfect choice to mark another epic, but fleeting Alaskan summer. I hope every summer is as great as this one has been, and I look forward to winter with eagerness!
Cheers to Unibroue! Every beer you make is worthy of special occasions.