Business Digest

Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007

Two Crow Gallery to close March 30

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JUNEAU - The Two Crow Studio and Gallery will be closing as of the end of March.

"We are still committed to having a proactive presence in the Juneau art community, and we hope to reopen Two Crow in the future as well as continuing to participate in other ways in the interim," said owners and Juneau residents Rob Roys and Pagan Hill in an e-mail announcing their decision to close.

A final group show and farewell party has been scheduled for March 30. It will feature the artists already shown and those who had upcoming shows planned.

The gallery's hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is above Paradise Cafe on Marine Way in downtown Juneau.

Alaskan Brewing Co. launches new beer

JUNEAU - The Alaskan Brewing Co. has launched its new Alaskan IPA beer in Juneau, selected via a process of "voting at the tap," the company announced.

"Alaskan IPA has been available as a Rough Draft in Juneau since it was first introduced at the Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival in 1999," said brewmaster and co-founder Geoff Larson.

"We're making it a year-round offering because people have been voting at the tap and we've been listening." Alaskan IPA will be available in bottles as well as on draft in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

Launch parties were held March 16 in various Juneau bars.

Alaskan IPA was described by the company as having "a fruity, citrus aroma, with a medium body and a clean, refreshing hop finish."

"What characterizes this beer is its drinkability," said operations manager Dave Wilson, who helped refine the final recipe.

"We made Alaskan IPA to appeal equally to craft beer drinkers as well as hopheads."

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