25th Anniversary Alaskan Perseverance Ale
Alaskan has been
brewing in the remote coastal town of Juneau, Alaska for the last 25
incredible years. To celebrate this tradition, the Brew Crew created Alaskan
Perseverance Ale; a Russian Imperial Stout brewed with Alaska birch syrup,
fireweed honey and alder-smoked malt – a tribute to all that makes Alaskan
beers truly Alaskan.
Alaskan Perseverance Ale is a Russian Imperial Stout. This style was chosen to
celebrate our 25th anniversary of brewing on the Last Frontier in our coastal
home of Juneau, Alaska.
This complex and malt forward Imperial Stout is brewed with an array of local
ingredients and flavors to add dimension and celebrate Alaskan’s history and
home. Alaska birch syrup from Wasilla lends a deep, almost tart character to the
dark malt profile, while fireweed honey from Delta Junction adds a delicate
sweetness and floral notes to the aroma and finish. The slight addition of our
in-house alder-smoked malt alludes to the distinctive roasted flavor of
turn-of-the-century malting practices, without overpowering the more subtle
flavors of this dynamic anniversary brew.
To celebrate their quarter-century milestone, the Alaskan Brew Crew wanted to
create a beer that was big, bold and brewed with ingredients from Alaska that
could be enjoyed fresh or cellared to be brought out to remember the anniversary
for years to come. The Russian heritage still present throughout our state make
this Russian Imperial Stout a tribute to all that makes our beers truly Alaskan.
This limited edition Imperial Stout is brewed with glacier-fed water, birch
syrup from the Alaska Birch Syrup Co., fireweed honey from Alaskan Bee Apiaries,
brown sugar and an array of different malts including malted oats and a dash of
our world famous alder-smoked malt.
The sturdy flavors in Alaskan Perseverance Ale pair well with rich and savory
proteins ranging from fresh oysters to wild game meats. Custards, dark chocolate
truffles, New York cheesecake and other creamy desserts bring out the the
sweeter notes of fireweed honey, oats and brown sugar.
THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL
Brewing in a remote town with no roads leading in or out has never been easy
but, like the turn-of-the-century breweries of Juneau’s Gold Rush who overcame
all odds to serve the thirsty miners of the local, and appropriately named,
Perseverance Mine, Alaskan’s founders and employees continue to persevere. The
connection between brewing and mining in Alaska goes back to when the brewers of
early Juneau stored their ales in the dark and cool tunnels of area mines. The
Perseverance Mine closed over 60 years ago, but the historic Perseverance Trail
is now one of Juneau’s favorite hiking trails and provides a reminder of the
founding history and pioneering spirit that carries on at the Alaskan Brewery
About Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaskan Brewing Co. has been making award-winning beer in Juneau, Alaska, since
1986. The Alaskan Brew Crew bottles the unique character of the Last Frontier
with historic recipes, local ingredients and glacier-fed water. Alaskan Brewing
handcrafts Amber, Pale, White, IPA, Stout, Smoked Porter, Winter Ale, Summer Ale
and a variety of limited edition beers in the Alaskan Pilot Series. Visit