There is an adventure waiting to happen that combines two favorite things: scenic train journeys through pristine wilderness and handcrafted microbrews. The LA Times was impressed enough to mention the Great Alaska Beer Train in their pages. The adventure that will make a 4 1/2-hour round trip journey on Saturday, October 7 between the cities of Anchorage and Portage is worth the effort. While on board, passengers of legal age will be served six half-pints of Glacier BrewHouse beers served with a variety of appetizers and finger foods. German-style sausages, cured meats, imported cheeses, marinated vegetables, and artisinal bread will accompany the Bavarian Hefeweizen. While such culinary treats teamed with the joy of sitting in one place, and gorging on the ever-changing scenery, they become even more flavorful. The beautiful views of the Turnagain Arm and Cook Inlet provide a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. You won’t find a safer trip than the Alaska Railroad, which dates back to 1903. Providing the passengers with the most comfortable and enjoyable ways to traverse America’s largest state.
Guests at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel with a liking for trains, fine beers, and amazing views of nature might want to venture and make a reservation for this annual gala.