The Palmer food and beer scene is continuing to grow and becoming a great way to explore the quaint town after a day of shopping at local stores.
Palmer is the agricultural hub of Alaska, and many of the local cafes source their food directly from the farms. At Turkey Red, for example, if you’ve come from Anchorage, chances are you traveled farther than your food has when it arrives on your plate.
From coffee shops to brewpubs and upscale dining, Palmer eateries are worth the trip alone, and they’re all within walking distance in the downtown area.
The beer scene is Palmer is thriving, with three local breweries offering tasting flights, pints and beer-to-go. Palmer’s first operation, Arkose Brewery, is just outside of town and features a tasting room that has up to 16 beers on tap as well. Matanuska Brewing Company has taken over the former Matanuksa Maid Dairy facility and turned it into a hub of activity. The brewery offers a tasting room, tours and a dine-in restaurant that includes outdoor “igloos” for dining. Just across the way is Bleeding Heart Brewery, featuring unique brews with big personalities, and small bites.
Palmer Alehouse has an impressive array of 44 taps from Alaska breweries and national brewers and features a full-service restaurant and an outdoor beer garden featuring live music every Friday in the summer.
Come on out to the Valley to enjoy some fresh food and great brews! Visit www.alaskavisit.com/alaskans for tips and ideas.
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