Alaskan Brewing Co. added a new beer to its limited-edition Pilot Series this summer. Brewed with Summit hops and dry-hopped with Mosaic, Topaz and Simcoe hops, the Alaskan Imperial IPA (around $10 a 22-ounce bottle) is a fairly dry, aromatic brew. The 8.5-percent abv brew, which is available in 17 states, has toasty, malty aromas and flavors of Asian pear, passion fruit and pine. The company considers the brew a “big brother” to its spring seasonal, Big Mountain IPA.
The Juneau-based brewery also began offering its brews in cans outside of Alaska this spring. Two offerings from the core lineup, Alaskan Amber and Freeride American Pale ale, will be available in six-packs of cans ($7.99 to $9.99) in the brewery’s full 17-state footprint. Icy Bay IPA is now available in cans in Alaska only. In addition, the company launched a new website and online store earlier this month.