Alaska Beer: Liquid Gold in the Land of the Midnight Sun written by award winning author Bill Howell explores the rich history of alcohol in Alaskan history and today's culture. From Alaska's fermented legacy, today's beer crafters retain the fierce and pioneering independent spirit that propelled early pioneers through the Prohibition and into the future.
Redefining the finances, Alaska's brewing industry has a half billion dollar impact on the local economy. With over 28 breweries in Alaska and many more on the horizon, beer lovers from all over the world are now being attracted to Alaska for more than scenery. By staying on the cutting edge of beer-making technology, Alaskan breweries, like the Alaska Brewing Company, are bringing new flavors to the beer community and expanding options for tourists desiring local tastes.
Bill Howell, an avid crafter since 1998, hosts the radio show "Drinking on the Last Fronter." His show brings news, insight, tips, and breakthroughs in the industry to both professionals, homebrewers, and novices in the beer industry. Mr. Howell has written several books on beer and developed a Beer Appreciation course for the University of Alaska entitled, The Art and History of Brewing.
To get a little taste of Alaskan beer, can check out Bills' blog on brewing: Drinking on the Last Frontier. To be fully refreshed and well informed, check out his last book: