Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Great Alaska Beer Train



After a whole week of parenting by myself while working and trying to keep my sanity, my husband returned, hallelujah! I have never been happier to see Tim's handsome face.

{As a related note, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge my heroes: If you are a parent of one or more kids, you work, and your spouse is away for work often, i.e. firefighters, slopers, etc, or you're a single parent period, I salute you. You are amazing, and you are doing a fine job handling life. Go you!}

Being that it is October, and that we like beer, we figured a little Oktoberfest celebration was in order.

I have been to the Beer and Barley Wine Festival more times than I care to recall, and the Alyeska Oktoberfest is a fine event too, but I have come to a point in life where I am not that fond of the chicken dance, and the thought of standing in line for beer tasting makes me want to cry.

Fortunately for me, the {{Alaska Railroad}} in Conjunction with the Glacier Brewhouse put a fine Octoberfest celebration with an outstanding food and beer combination menu for you to enjoy in the comfort of their train while watching the majestic beauty of Turnagain Arm in the fall.

A sit down dinner with beer pairings and a Conductor as a D.D. cruising one of the most gorgeous places on earth? That, I can get behind.

If you have come to this point in life as well I highly recommend you give it a try!

Does not get much better than this.



Beef roulades, german potato salad, sauerkraut, and fresh chives.


Oh, just me eating all the Kit-Kats that the Alaska Railroad kindly left on my table. It's like they know me!


Shenanigans.


Peach dumpling, with brandy caramel drizzle, and vanilla ice cream.
Oh yeah.

Drinking a Hungarian Oak Aged Oktoberfest, by far my favorite of the day.


This is Scotty, AKA Conductor Scott. But I call him Scotty.
Scotty doesn't know.
{bonus points if you get that reference ;)}

That moon though.




P.S. This is not a sponsored post. I just like beer.
P.P.S. If you live in the Fairbanks area, I hear the HooDoo Choo Choo is a great beer train ride too.


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