The Kenai Lumberjack Jam that is being held October 1st by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Buccaneer Alaska will be having some great beer and wine on tap. I’d like to talk today about the companies providing these great beverages for us!
Kenai Kassiks Brewery:
Kenai’s Kassik’s Brew Stop is located in a small warehouse adjacent to Frank Kassik’s home in Nikiski. Frank’s passion for brewing began when his wife bought him
a home brew kit for Christmas. Frank loved it and soon became an excellent home brewer. They built a 36 X 50 shop in hopes to someday have a brewery. In May of 2005 Kassik’s purchased a used
seven barrel system, and then remodeled the building to
accommodate the equipment. The brewery opened Memorial Weekend 2006 with their first brew Beaver Tail Blonde. Moose Point Porter was on tap a few weeks later.
Kassik’s has 8 brews on tap. They are open 6 days a week during the
winter, and daily during the summer (May – August).
Bear Creek Winery:
Making wine started as a hobby for Bill Fry in the mid 1990’s. Fermenting wine sparked Bill’s interest after visiting some friends in Halibut Cove, Dave and Anne Nixon at their hillside home across Kachemak Bay. After sampling Dave’s homemade Rhubarb Wine, Bill was hooked! Bill’s wine-making hobby quickly outgrew the kitchen, then the garage, and so the Winery was born.
Bear Creek Winery in Homer offers a unique experience. The Winery is open year round, inviting you to visit the wine tasting room, tour the facility, walk the gardens and take in views of Kachemak Bay. The Winery also offers high-end lodging for those visitors looking for a relaxing and romantic getaway.