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In November of 2013, I learned that Rhonda and Paul Langley were working on opening a brewery in Valdez. This was destined to be Valdez’s first post-prohibition brewing operation and I was pretty excited about it. Even back then, breweries were popping up all over in rural Alaska, and some were already well established by then.

Alaskan Brewing Company opened in Juneau in 1986. I credit Alaskan for paving the way for other pioneering brewers to take the leap and establish their suds in other outlying areas. By then, Anchorage had five breweries. There were four on the Kenai Peninsula and two in Fairbanks. Oh, and just for the record, nine breweries across the state had already come and gone by then.

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