Beer Brands

Beer, ale, lager and stout brands


Alaskan Alaskan IPA Recommended - Winner

Alaskan Alaskan IPA
85A well-executed, profoundly hoppy, golden beer that threatens to cloy but never does.

Alaskan Big Nugget Barley Wine Ale 2006

Alaskan Big Nugget Barley Wine Ale 2006
73A complex but not particularly satisfying barley wine. Not a patch on the same brewery's outstanding Alaskan Smoked Porter.

Alaskan Smoked Porter 2005 Recommended - Winner

Alaskan Smoked Porter 2005
83A deep brown beer with garnet highlights, vintage-stamped and enjoying a cult following. An acquired taste but brilliantly constructed nonetheless.

Alaskan Smoked Porter 2006 Editors Choice - Winner

Alaskan Smoked Porter 2006
88The peaty smoke flavours take a bit of getting used to but this is a surprisingly easy drinking strong porter that would work wonderfully with shellfish. A world classic.

Alaskan Winter Ale Recommended - Winner

Alaskan Winter Ale
80The piney additions enhance rather than dominate this sound, dark copper-coloured ale.

Perfect with porter
In the latest of our series on beer and food, Ben McFarland looks at what to eat with porter.

USA: American Beauties
During the last few decades the USA has experienced a beer revolution. Gary Monterosso reports

USA: The American revolution
What the heck is going on with craft beer in the USA and who is responsible? George Lenker gives us the low-down.