More a beer shop that does wine and spirits.
Intersting European and international ticks there.
Well priced and has growlers, nothing that I was overly impressed with. Service was excellent, got asked for help once started looking.
Recommended by Shig - who said to talk to Chris. Right on. Stuff from Midnight Sun California never sees I’d say. Lots of other local beers. Some Washington beers that don’t come to Cali. Chris ran me thru good beers, new beers, and beer and brewery histories. Ya gotta go, if you get to Anchorage.
Just two doors down from Cafe Amsterdam. Strip mall location, so there’s plenty of parking. Huge selection, with tons of variety. Good Belgian list. Growler fills. Personal attention from Chris the King. Great place.
This gem offers seemingly every Alaska beer that is bottled or canned plus some at their growler station. Chris has a very large Sake selection, primarily Daiginjo with some Nigori, Infused, and Sparkling ones. Many AK meads are available including two from the now closed Ring of Fire Meadery.
What a great find (thanks RateBeer!). I literally arrived here within 30 mins of landing in Anchorage and 15 mins before they closed so I could stock up on great beers for my 2 week driving tour of Alaska. I figured once out of Anchorage craftbeer would be few and far between (the only exception really being Fairbanks and a few stops on the way south to Denali and Talkeetna). The guy working the store helped me assemble an impressive stockpile of Anchorage beers (plus Denali beer from Talkeetna) as well as some really good selections from the US northwest (ex. Deschutes and Ninkasi). My favorite turned out to be King St. IPA that was recommended (I visited that brewery at the end of my trip and flew some of their beer home to NJ)...it was extremely fresh and hoppy...the kind of Heady Topper style that has to be consumed in the first 2-3 weeks max. This was a great place to start off on my adventure. Thank you to La Bodega! Note that they also sent me next door to Amsterdam Café for dinner where I was able to try a number of Alaska beers my first evening in the state...a perfect 1-2 punch!
I was in Anchorage recently and had to check this place out. Does it live up to the hype from what I hear? Yes, here’s why.
It’s a super clean store with an absolutely more than friendly service. The selection was probably the absolute best I saw in all of Alaska that I’ve been in. Jolly Pumpkin, Victory, Dogfish Head, hard to find Ninkasi, SN and MS that doesn’t send certain brews to Juneau graced the shelves. Prices were definitely better than Juneau. Yeah, I was more than impressed. This place does live up to its hype at least for AK. When in Anchorage, this should be your first choice for bottle shops. They even helped me pack my suitcase with the beer that I bought!
bleeng (171) Houston not near Beersel., Texas | July 20, 2013
Neat little bottle shop in central Anchorage. Lots of local/Alaska beers and much beer from Washington/Oregon. Saw some Jolly Pumpkin there too! Good stop to pick up some seldom seen beers down here in the lower 48. The staff knows their stuff too.
This bottle shop has a great selection of beverages from around the globe. A large selection of ciders which I was surprised by. They had an amazing selection of beers, meads, ciders from around Alaska as well. Great stop.