Alaskan Brewing Co. has a group of limited edition specialty beers that they have dubbed "The Pilot Series" - showcasing the limitless creativity of the Alaskan Brew Team. Just like the recommended lodges and adventures of AlaskaFlyOut.com, with the Pilot Series, the journey is part of the adventure. This special beer collection consists of a rotating series of big, bold and distinctive brews in AK-sized 22 oz bottles. Included in the Pilot Series are the following:
Alaskan Birch Bock
Alaskan Imperial IPA
Alaskan Double Black IPA
Alaskan Rasberry Wheat Ale
Alaskan Barley Wine Ale
Alaskan Baltic Porter
These are seasonal limited release beers that can be hard to find. Pay attention to their release date on the Alaskan Brewing Co. website and look for them in the western states soon after. A cold 22 oz Imperial IPA is perfect end to a day on the river. Check out the Alaskan Brewing Co. video on the Pilot Series.
The Alaska Wilderness League is a friend of AlaskaFlyOut.com and partner in the effort to preserve Alaska's wild lands and waters, including the Tongass National Rainforest, by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.
See their cornerstone website www.tourthetongass.com to see the wonders of the Tongass region. You can see our recommended lodges from the region on our lodge map page.
One of the unique elements of adventuring in Alaska is the flying. Without the luxury of road systems, Alaska has developed into an epicenter for bush planes and bush pilots. Air travel is essential to the 49th state, and it is a key componenet to the operations of many of our recommended lodges and adventures. These aircraft allow us access to some of the most remote and beautiful places on planet Earth. The bird's eye view that one gets over the vast tundra, glaciers, lake systems, and jagged peaks can be jaw dropping. See our gallery of featured aircraft that include De Havilland Beavers & Otters, Cessnas, Helios Couriers, AStar 350 Helicopter, and a Goose! Also, check out the POV videos of bush flights by Crystal Creek Lodge (Valley of 10,000 Smokes) and Tikchik Narrows Lodge (Wood-Tikchik State Park).
Alaska does not exactly have a deficiency of water like those states that pull from the Colorado River. However, the problems in the Southwest U.S. serve as good "lessons learned" going forward for AK. It is extremely important to balance our economic desires with our inherent need for wild places and genuine nature experiences. The spirit of the Last Frontier does not include a scarred landscape, weakening salmon runs, polluted waters, and widespread development.
Fly Out often features the conservation work of Patagonia on our blog because we believe in their voice of environmental responsibility. No company of that size is perfect, but Patagonia is the first to admit it. Check out the Our Common Waters campaign. And, learn about our commitment to Alaska's environment on our conservation page.
The popular clothing company is coming out with Patagonia Provisions™ Wild Salmon Jerky, in an effort to inspire and implement solutions to the salmon crisis. If you have enjoyed fresh Alaskan salmon, than you know what a quality fish product is.