“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Alaska's Salty Dawg Saloon on the Homer Spit

Kris and I enjoying an Old Inlet Pale Ale from the Homer Brewing Company at the Salty Dawg in Homer, AK.

The Salty Dawg started out as one of the first cabins built in 1897, soon after Homer became a town site. It served as the first post office, a railroad station, a grocery store, and a coal mining office for twenty years. In 1909 a second building was constructed, and it served as a school house, post office, grocery store. And at one time, it housed three adults and eleven children. It was acquired in the late 1940's to be used as an office for Standard Oil Company. In April of 1957, it was opened as the Salty Dawg Saloon. The Alaska Territory became the 49th state of the union in January 1959.

The beer from Homer Brewing Company is served in recycled Sobe bottles, pretty cool huh ?

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