The other night, out on my bike ride, I finally made a stop at a local place of business. It hasn't been there long but it is taking its place among the local producers of fine alcohol.
Ursa Major is a distillery located on the Parks Highway, south of Fairbanks, between the gas station and the bottom of the hill, near the water wagon.
It hasn't been open very long. I think it opened over the winter because I don't remember seeing it last summer. It used to be a place for artists to sell their work.
This distillery makes vodka, gin, and rum in a uniquely Alaskan Way. Instead of using potatoes or sugar cane, they base their products on barley from Delta Junction.
|Ursa Major Distillery|
A couple years ago, I had the pleasure of drinking a wonderful Alaskan blueberry soda they made. It was not overly sweet but was excellent. Unfortunately, the soda is seasonal and runs out quickly.
So if you get to Fairbanks some time and you enjoy alcohol, you can check either of these places out.