So I'm new here on TalkBeer but I live in Juneau and was recommended by ForkAndSpoonOperator to start an area guide for peeps heading up to the Last Frontier. I hope this will be a work in progress and hopefully other Alaskan Talkbeer peeps come out of the woodwork. Here goes, I'm starting with Juneau because that's what I know and will mention some other places that I "know" a tad about but haven't been able to visit yet. Here goes: Best bar/restaurant in Juneau (IMO): Hangar By the Wharf (according to the website, it says over 100 beers to choose from, probably I'm thinking they may be exaggerating a bit ), as I think its probably closer to 40 beers. It is true there is about 20 taps during tourist season. Stellar food and proper glassware as well. Across the channel, second best place is The Island Pub. They don't mention their beers on their website, but they carry about 10 taps with about 25-30 bottles to choose from. The food is exceptional. Triangle Club (I actually haven't been to yet) is right in the downtown area and down the street from a nice bottle shop called Percy's (good rare finds not normally found in the rest of Juneau [Southern Tier, Eel River and Victory products] with a ton of other liquors in the front of the store. Tourists take a taxi out to the Valley to McGivney's, nice little local flavor with about 10 taps, absolutely excellent food. You'll most likely find me here after I'm done shooting at the local gun range. During tourist season, Twisted Fish (owned by the people of Hangar By the Wharf) makes exceptional food and has a very good Gourmet line up along with a decent amount of taps (I think mainly Alaskan Brewing Company) The one and only brewery, Alaskan Brewing Company (known for their world wide acclaimed Smoked Porter)showcases currently 33 different beers. Breeze In is our only growler station we have at the Lemon Creek location. The other two carry some good beers, but the one across the channel in Douglas carries a very limited amount. I think that sums it up for the Juneau area. Here's what I know about the Anchorage area for bottle shops, there's La Bodega, but I've never been there. I'm sure most people know about these beer companies: Midnight Sun and Anchorage which I can get their wonderful brews here in Juneau. I've heard of this place, but have never been there, Snowgoose. Last but not least, I'm gonna give a shout out to a small brewery in Sitka that only sends their beer to the states of Washington and Oregon at the moment, Baranof Island Brewing Company which makes some good beers that I've had. There's many more breweries and I hope to add on and that others will too. Cheers!