St. Patrick's Day at Alaskan Brewing Co.

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Chris Mertl (left) and Chuck Guthrie share a laugh at Alaskan Brewing Company's St. Patrick's Day event on Friday. Mertl sported a custom Toronto St. Pats hockey jersey with his name on the back for the holiday.

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Alaskan Brewing Company employee Rochelle Rogers serves patrons at Friday's St. Patrick's Day event held at the brewery.

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Alaskan Brewing Company employee Brian Murphy delivers a traditional Irish toast at the company's St. Patrick's Day event Friday. Murphy rehearsed the toast to his wife and young son Emmett prior to the event but kept forgetting the words. He remembered them as he stood on the bar at Alaskan's sampling room.

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Juneau resident Kennon Kirk drinks after a traditional Irish toast at Alaskan Brewing Company's St. Patrick's Day event Friday. Kirk sampled Alaskan's new beers, and said he preferred the Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout to the Mint-Infused Oatmeal Stout.

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Juneau resident Amy Lloyd laughs during a conversation at Alaskan Brewing Company's St. Patrick's Day event Friday. Lloyd, a teacher, was already clad in green and came to the event after being invited by a friend.

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Even during Friday's St. Patrick Day event, work continued at Alaskan Brewing Company. The company welcomed those in Juneau to the brewery to sample experimental seasonal stouts.

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Alaskan Brewing Company employee Brian Murphy pours a sample of the Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout at Friday's St. Patrick's Day event at the brewery.

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Ray Behnert (center) performs as part of the City of Juneau Pipe Band, which stopped by the Alaskan Brewing Company's St. Patrick's Day event Friday. The pipe band toured various bars and restaurants Friday evening in celebration of the holiday.

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Patrons piled into Alaskan Brewing Company's sampling room Friday for the brewery's St. Patrick's Day event. They sampled three stouts, including a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout and a Mint-Infused Oatmeal Stout.

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Scott Marnon performs as part of the City of Juneau Pipe Band, which stopped by the Alaskan Brewing Company's St. Patrick's Day event Friday. The pipe band toured various bars and restaurants Friday evening in celebration of the holiday.

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Dave Pijan performs as part of the City of Juneau Pipe Band, which stopped by the Alaskan Brewing Company's St. Patrick's Day event Friday. The pipe band toured various bars and restaurants Friday evening in celebration of the holiday.

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Alaskan Brewing Company employee DiAndrea Mack shows off her light-up glasses during Alaskan's St. Patrick's Day event on Friday. She found the glasses during Safeway this past week and bought them in preparation for Alaskan's event.

Description

On St. Patrick's Day 2017, Alaskan welcomed locals to take part in its Stout Celebration, where it tapped three limited-release beers for the occasion. The headliner was its Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout.

Photos by Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire

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