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Welcome to Big Swig Tours.
We’re exploring the Last Frontier,
one craft brewery at a time.
Join us on our quest.

THE TOURS
Anchorage Brews
Hops on the Rail
Anchorage Bike and Brew

Imagine your frosty cold pint with a storyteller sidecar and you’re imagining an afternoon with Big Swig.

By that we mean 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*.

Each tour departs at 2:45pm, Monday-Saturday from the corner of 4th Ave. and F. St., the heart of downtown Anchorage. During your 3.5-hour adventure, your Big Swig Hoperator will escort you around town and off the beaten path as you explore Alaska’s finest breweries and beer-centric venues.

Tickets include 12 beer tastings, a selection of appetizers at Midnight Sun Brewing Co., roundtrip transportation and 3.5 hours of stories you’ll be sure to recount to your friends back home.

*Okay, so tasting the beers is the most important. Who are we kidding? Big Swig’s our name.

Midnight Sun
Brewing Co.

Anchorage’s oldest brewery, Midnight Sun has medaled at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. Tastes like victory.

King Street
Brewery

New to the Alaska beer scene, King Street Brewing Company is proving that even the young cubs can hang with the old grizzlies.

Chilkoot Charlies

It’s impossible to talk Alaskan beer history without visiting world famous Chilkoot Charlie’s. Sound like a local and call ‘em “Koot’s.”

YOUR DAY OF SUDSY ADVENTURE BEGINS AS YOU BOARD THE ALASKA RAILROAD FOR THE 3 HOUR JOURNEY NORTH TO BEAUTIFUL TALKEETNA, AK!

Your day will start in Anchorage as you board the Alaska Railroad bound for historic Talkeetna, Alaska. Once there, your 'Hoperator' will escort you on a behind the scenes look into 4 of Alaska's finest breweries as you explore your way back to Anchorage.

Tickets include rail travel, a minimum of 16 beer tastings, a hearty box lunch, round trip transportation and plenty of stories and surprises you'll be sure to recount to your friends back home.

*Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and opportunities to see the Great One, Denali!

Denali
Brewing Co.

Alaska’s second largest brewery nestled just 60 miles from North America’s tallest peak: Denali 20,320ft.

SATURDAY

Arkose
Brewery

Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Chugach and Talkeetna mountains, this thriving community brewery combines art and science to create authentic local ales.

SUNDAY

Bearpaw River
Brewing Co.

The brewery is run by four brothers from the valley: Jake, Jed, Jack, and James, all working together to bring you fresh, exciting, and original beer!

Odd Man
Rush

Drawing on their deep roots in the local hockey community, the state’s newest brewery has fused their passions of hockey and beer to create a one of a kind hockey themed community brewery.

Resolution
Brewing Co.

Anchorage's newest brewery, with less than a year under their belt. Resolution has already expanded their brewing capacity to keep up with the demand for their small batch, high quality ales.

EXPERIENCE THE BOOMING ANCHORAGE CRAFT BEER SCENE IN STYLE AS YOU JOIN YOUR KNOWLEDGEABLE ‘HOPERATOR’ FOR AN OFF-THE-BEATEN PATH TOUR OF ANCHORAGE.

Your day will begin as we meet in downtown Anchorage, load up the bikes, and drive out to Anchorage’s largest municipal park, Kincaid Park for an 11 mile leisurely journey on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail* back to downtown. We will make a handful of stops to talk about the natural landscape and historic events that have shaped Anchorage over the years.

After your 2.5 hr. bike adventure, enjoy some free time in downtown for lunch and sightseeing before the afternoon part of the tour.

The afternoon will be spent exploring Alaska’s rapidly growing craft beer industry. We will learn all about craft beer from grain to glass as we get a behind the scenes look into this thriving industry.

*This non-motorized paved trail offers world-class views, wildlife viewing opportunities, and most importantly an opportunity to open up our senses to the amazing Alaskan landscape.

Midnight Sun
Brewing Co.

Anchorage’s oldest brewery, Midnight Sun has medaled at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. Tastes like victory.

King Street
Brewery

New to the Alaska beer scene, King Street Brewing Company is proving that even the young cubs can hang with the old grizzlies.

Chilkoot Charlies

It’s impossible to talk Alaskan beer history without visiting world famous Chilkoot Charlie’s. Sound like a local and call ‘em “Koot’s.”

ABOUT US

At Big Swig our philosophy and our outlook on life are one in the same: drink good beer with good friends. It’s really that simple. That’s why it’s important to us that you get more out of our tours than the beer tastings. We want you to leave your time with us feeling like you’ve connected with Alaska and, most importantly, with the people who call this breathtaking state home.

We look forward to
raising our glass with you.

Going to be in our
neck of the woods?
Holler at us. 

907-268-0872
info@bigswigtours.com

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