In order to survive the elements in Alaska, visitors and locals need to fortify themselves with a delicious, fresh, handcrafted beer. In the last decade, Alaska has quickly earned a reputation for being one of the best destinations for beer in the world. Its local breweries create flavorful drinks that are distinct and unique in their own way. Arkose Brewery was established in 2011, becoming the first brewery in the town of Palmer. This brewery specializes in creating handcrafted beers that are based off of authentic German recipes and include an Alaskan touch. Those who visit Arkose Brewery will find that no two beers are alike, and there are constantly new beers on tap. Currently, some beers available at the brewery include Susitna Stout, Shine Citra Blonde and Ovis Belgian-Style Golden Strong. The brewery is open for limited hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. While some breweries are designed to be a major destination for beer enthusiasts visiting the state, Odd Man Rush Brewing is more of a local haunt for residents to enjoy a refreshing beverage. This brewery opened in Eagle River in 2015, and it specializes in serving unique beers that people may not be able to find anywhere else. The owners and operators of this brewery love to experiment, and they have crafted particularly exotic brews in the past. For example, its Smoked Oyster Stout gained notoriety for its light, citrus flavor.