Today I present to you a painting of Alaskan Brewing Company’s barley wine, on tap at Café Amsterdam, located in the Metro Mall across from Sears in midtown Anchorage, Alaska. Today is a bonus beer day as I also included a pint of Fusion White IPA from Denali Brewing Company. These two brews are noteworthy and brewed in the Greatland! Nothing quite like the beer in the last frontier. I love stopping in to the Café Amsterdam for a taste of special brews on tap, and it is conveniently located right next to La Bodega where I often go to pick up a mix pack of individual beers, which is perfect for a home beer tasting. I started having home tastings when I was in college. My friends were early beer nerds and we loved to sample whatever was available. Back then if you bought a beer that cost over $5.00 for a 22 oz bottle you were ballin’. La Bodega is a perfect place to pick up craft beer and it also has a killer Growler Bar. If you want to drink beer on premise, stop into the Café Amsterdam in the same mall. Word up, these places are dyn”O”mite for craft beer lovers! Let the beer nerd in you flourish and have your first home beer tasting if you haven’t already.