Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The Big Lake Hangar Lounge is now serving lunch with your typical lunch venue and daily specials at $10.95. These Lasagna Rolls were awesome. Stuffed with seafood one roll was enough with the generous salad and two toasted slices of garlic bread.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Permafrost, The Alaskan Vodka
Alaska's first distillery is set to soon release their first vodka, Permafrost. Toby Foster, a former commercial pilot and CEO of the Glacier Creek Distillery is hoping that the Alaska's recent media attention because of Gov. Sarah Palin will help drum up attention for the vodka. Permafrost is made from Alaskan potatoes grown in the Matanuska Valley and Alaskan glacier water. The vodka will be priced at about $50 a bottle to wholesale distributors. Martini Groove reports that the distillery's 750-milliliter bottles are imported from Italy and made of a heavy glass. Because they cost a hefty $6 a bottle, the company is considering offering a return deposit. Glacier Creek Distillery is also green, the ethanol from the distilling process will fuel generators that run the plant and the potato leavings from the vodka processing will be composted.
Alaska’s first and only distillery, Glacier Creek Distillery is proud to announce “Permafrost Alaskan Vodka”.
When the world's most pristine ice drips drop by drop into Glacier Creek and rushes toward the world's most fertile land of glacier dust and virgin soil, planted with hearty potatoes kissed by the midnight sun, one can't help but want to capture the essence of the two in a premier vodka unlike any seen before. That is exactly what has been accomplished by a small local Alaskan team of vodka “artisans” at Glacier Creek Distillery in Palmer, Alaska.
To say that Permafrost Vodka is natural is to understate the purity of the glacier water and heritage seed potates, ingredients to be found in this Arctic concoction. One must also appreciate the small meticulously engineered distillery as it produces superior spirits one pure drop at a time under the watchful eye of CEO and distiller Toby Foster. As Toby Foster mentions that, “You can only ensure quality by taking extra steps during the purity control process.” That's just what has been achieved with Permafrost's trademarked distillery process that includes triple distilling and five times charcoal filtering. This adds up to 508 hours of tedious work from washing the first potato to popping the cork in a finished bottle of hand-crafted Permafrost Vodka.
Chiseled from this breathtaking winter land, a smooth, warm elixir of the finest quality has been crafted. One that connoisseurs of the most discriminating palates shall embrace. However, we have it on good authority from our buddies that it goes down “just all right” after a good hard day of slaying fish or high marking a few mountain sides. So finish picking crabs, shucking clams, driving those ice roads, or flying the bush skies, and stop to enjoy a sip of Permafrost Vodka, your distinctly Alaskan Spirit!
Glacier Creek Distillery
At $50 a pop it better be good. Should I open it?
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
FAIRBANKS, AK - For the third time in program history, the Alaska Nanooks are going to the Joe. With a season-high 43-save performance from senior net-minder and Hobey Baker candidate Chad Johnson and a timely goal from rookie winger Ron Meyers, the Nanooks punched their tickets to Motor City next weekend with a 1-0 shutout of Ohio State to clinch the best-of-three quarterfinal playoff series. (more)
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hit the Wasilla High School Pool today and I liked it. Its not a saltwater pool like the YMCA in Anchorage. Its more like the Valdez High School Pool except no diving. The cool thing about is at one end its 5 feet deep so I can tread water freely. I got a punch card for $40 for 10 lap swims. They rent a locker key if you don't bring your own for a dollar and a shoe. Tomorrow I'm bringing my own lock. I own one!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
It was a high of 35F after the sun burned through the overcast clouds. Too warm for beer so the Moosehead went into the snowbank. Later on it got too cold so lit a fire.
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Meet Blue, a mule and thats Peyote, the brown horse. Blue is stubborn as a mule. Good pack animal but you can ride him if you can show him whose boss.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Officially moved out of my storage in Anchorage today. Ivan (my 1999 Toyota Sienna LE) handled what was left in one trip. Weather is cloudy and snow is predicted for the next couple of days.
Got back to Wasilla in time for yet another beautiful sunset on Lake Lucille.