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“Fantastic Tour...even for a long time resident”
Review of Big Swig Tours

Big Swig Tours
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Ranked #1 of 12 Food & Drink in Anchorage
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Owner description: Exploring the Last Frontier, one craft brewery at a time. Join your knowledgeable "hop"erator for an off-the-beaten path tour full of sudsy fun. Guests are introduced to some of Alaska's finest breweries, brewers, beers, and Alaskan characters on this behind the scenes look at the booming craft beer industry. Our tours are as much about the history of Alaskan beers, the masters who brew them, and the locals who drink them, as they are about tasting the beers themselves. We want our guests to leave their time with us feeling like they have connected with Alaska and, most importantly, with the people who call this breathtaking state home. These small group tours ensure a personalized experience. We look forward to raising our glass with you.
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I have lived in Alaska for 22 years, so naturally I have tasted many of the local brews. However, learning about all of the different beers that each place brews and getting to taste many of them was a very fun experience! It was the perfect birthday gift for my beer-loving boyfriend! Bryan was an exceptional tour guide with lots of knowledge about each brewery. Thanks Big Swig for a great afternoon!!

1  Thank Elizabeth B
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"king street"
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"local breweries"
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"great afternoon"
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

If you are looking to experience the craft beer community with an knowledgeable and friendly host, Big Swig is a great way to spend your afternoon! The brewers at the Breweries we visited were very generous with their time (and their samples), showing us behind the scenes and answering questions.
The tour of the historic themed bar was a fun surprise and a different than other beer tours I have taken.
Delicious food is included in the tour and Bryan (the guide) has lots of tips for other breweries to visit while in Alaska.
A great tour for a group, or a great way for a solo craft beer fan to tour with like-minded drinkers. The biggest perk - no rental car (or designated driver) required!

2  Thank Ashley J
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

I am glad I found this attraction while in Anchorage. Bryan the tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable as he gave a brief history of the area en route to our beer stops. The staff from the two breweries we visited were extremely friendly and open and are OBVIOUSLY passionate about what they do. Visiting Chilkoot Charlie's at the end was perfect timing... you may want to continue hanging out there after the tour and catching a cab back to your destination! Most amazing theme bar (11 theme bars) I've ever seen. Also, Bryan has a cooler in the van incase you want to buy some brews along the way to take back with you. This is a MUST for any beer snob, beer nerd or just anyone who likes having beers with good people. Salud!

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Reviewed 7 September 2015
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