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Hops on the Rail Beer Tour to Talkeetna

by Big Swig Tours
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Excursion combines brewery tours & railway ride to Talkeetna

  • Stop at 4 different breweries with a minimum of 16 tastings

  • Delicious box lunch to pair with your favorite ales & lagers

  • Range of styles to choose from with help from your guide

  • Go behind the scenes and learn from the brewmasters

Highlights

  • Excursion combines brewery tours & railway ride to Talkeetna

  • Stop at 4 different breweries with a minimum of 16 tastings

  • Delicious box lunch to pair with your favorite ales & lagers

  • Range of styles to choose from with help from your guide

  • Go behind the scenes and learn from the brewmasters

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Hops on the Rail Beer Tour to Talkeetna

Activity Location

Talkeetna

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau

    524 West 4th Avenue

    Anchorage 99501

  • Hotel Pickup

    Anchorage


Description

Set out to uncover some of Alaska's finest brews on this beer lover's excursion to Talkeetna. Clatter by train through the Chugach Mountains to this historic mountain town, and then cruise back, stopping off at award-winning breweries and locally loved tap houses on the return trip to Anchorage.

Get an early start as you meet your guide in downtown Anchorage and catch a ride to the train station, where you settle into your car and enjoy the scenic rail ride past the granite peaks and evergreen forests that shroud the Chugach Mountains. Catch glimpses of Denali's 20,308-foot (6,190-m) summit during your 3-hour ride to Talkeetna's charming center, where clapboard storefronts hearken back to the Gold Rush days.

Take a ride around the quaint town of Talkeetna, and then head to Denali Brewing Co. to sample the day's first frothy pint. Chat with bartenders and malt masters as you drink, and grab a tasty box lunch to go along with your favorite pints. On the ride back to Anchorage, swing into 3 more breweries whose seasonal selections and year-round standards are sure to pique your interest. From robust porters and crisp lagers to hop-heavy IPAs and creative Belgians, try 16 different beers before you arrive back in Anchorage and part ways with your guide.


Inclusions

  • Guided beer tour

  • a minimum of 16 beer tastings

  • Box lunch from the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse

  • One-way rail travel from Anchorage to Talkeetna

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Anchorage

  • Driver/guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)


Exclusions

  • Gratuities

  • Additional samples or souvenirs


Know Before You Book

  • You must be 21 years of age, and you must present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • 3 person minimum required for tour to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

  • Maximum group size is 14 people.

  • Check-in is 5 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Anchorage hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Hops on the Rail Beer Tour to Talkeetna ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Jun 29, 2018

The train was great. They serve excellent breakfast, so do not eat before boarding. The brewery were excellent and great craft beers. They serve a sack lunch. Which is good. A hit lunch would be better! I highly recommend the tour.

Tamara H

United States