Geoff Larson and his wife Marcy are celebrating 30+ years of their Juneau, Alaska-based brewery, Alaskan Brewing Co.
Brewing craft beer in a remote town with no roads led Geoff and his crew to find better, more sustainable ways to brew their award-winning beer. The brewery’ s flagship recipe for Alaskan Amber is based on a recipe pieced together from shipping and newspaper records from a Gold Rush-era brewery in Juneau.
First brewed in 1988 with malt self-smoked over alder wood, Alaskan Smoked Porter became one of the first commercially available American smoked beers and one of the most award-winning craft beers in the nation.
With decades of smoking malt under his belt, Geoff co-authored Smoked Beers: History, Brewing Techniques, Recipes (Brewers Publications, 2001) with Ray Daniels and is an expert on the use and finesse of smoke in brewing.