Alaska with Breakside Brewery
One Departure Only | July 25 - 31, 2021Book Now
Tap Into Alaska
Explore Southeast Alaska and celebrate a decade of brewing the finest Portland beer
July 25- 31, 2021
One departure only, with limited group size to maximize our access
7 Days, 6 Nights
The best of Gustavus, Glacier Bay National Park, Point Adolphus, Juneau
Drink it all in—the beer and the scenery. You’re sitting around a campfire on a remote Alaskan island. Stars sparkle above the glowing flames as you’re trading off bites of freshly grilled halibut with sips of beer no one has ever tasted. You took a plane, a boat and a kayak to get here, and there’s still plenty of exploration to come. But this evening, you’re simply enjoying good company and listening to a story of inspiration in a place that could only be called the Great Outdoors.
With you on this seven-day Alaskan adventure is Scott Lawrence, owner of Portland’s award-winning Breakside Brewery. This is more than just a trip: it’s a celebration of a decade of amazing beer and the spirit of venturing into the unknown. Scott’s epiphany to start Breakside happened at the culmination of an Alaskan trip with his buddies, so we’re going back to where it all started.
If you crave adventure, breathing in crisp glacial air, crossing the Icy Strait by boat and conquering the great 49th state, this trip is for you. From island camping to the coastal capital, we’ll hike, kayak and fly across America’s wild backyard wonderland. Alaska’s motto is “North to the Future.” Join us and we’ll go upward and onward.
The wonders of Southeast Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park, a pantheon of wildlife, scenery and serenity unto itself
The ten-year anniversary of Breakside Brewery in the place where Scott first got the idea
With an exclusive Breakside beer brewed specially for our trip and guests on it
The adventurer in yourself: camp, kayak, hike and gain inspiration for what you want to do next
3 Reasons to Travel with Breakside Brewery
If you’ve heard of Portland beer, you’ve heard of Breakside Brewery, a multi-time winner of Oregon Brewery of the Year and the largest independent brewery in the greater Portland area. Being synonymous with the craft brew scene is not an easy venture, but owner Scott Lawrence has carved a name for himself over the past decade. He started a brewery because he knew two things: he liked food and he liked beer. We’re glad he did.
Alaska Is Where It Started
Ten years ago in Alaska, Scott decided to leave his job in sales and start a business in an industry he knew nothing about. What better way to commemorate his crazy idea than by going back to its Alaska roots.
Okay, this one’s obvious. The guy quit his job to open a brewery. But if you’re headed into the wilds of Alaska with someone, it’s good to take comfort in the fact they know their way around a can, bottle or keg.
“Eating and drinking with friends is one of our unofficial mantras at Breakside,” says Scott. It's that same spirit that drives him to be such an awesome travel companion.
Annie Mae LodgeGustavus
Where else would you want to stay than on the banks of the Good River? Set in a field of wildflowers at the entrance to Glacier Bay National Park, Annie Mae Lodge features down-home comfort and hospitality, cozy country-style lodging and home-cooked meals. For over 25 years, this beautiful lodge has hosted myriad visitors from anglers to sightseers to adventurers in the small homestead community of Gustavus. Wake up to the smell of country breakfast and sleep in the serene silence of the Alaskan wilderness.
We’ll be getting in touch with the Alaskan wilderness over a two-night camping adventure in between our lodge stays. From our remote yet well-appointed campsites, we’ll be able to hike, boat and kayak to explore the surrounding area. We've got most gear covered: expedition-quality tents, trekking poles, group-size tarp shelters, and the best cooking equipment accompany us. Quality equipment not only makes camp life more comfortable, it adds a level of safety to trips that could otherwise be relentlessly unforgiving to the unprepared.
This is Juneau’s first and only boutique hotel, a spectacularly renovated historic building with contemporary rooms and every modern convenience an Alaskan adventurer could hope for. Steps away is the beautiful waterfront and its saloons, shops and restaurants, in a town tucked below a towering ice field.
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What does the price include?
Accommodations for four nights at boutique lodges and inns; two nights of fully-equipped camping accommodations; transportation for all day trips and excursions; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, lunches and most dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
Roundtrip airfare to Alaska; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
What are the arrival and departure details?
Our adventure begins in the evening on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Annie Mae Lodge in Gustavus, Alaska. The closest airport is the Gustavus Airport (GST), which has daily flights from Juneau. Our last day is Saturday, July 31, 2021. The closest airport is the Juneau International Airport (JNU) in Juneau, Alaska. Schedule your onward flights from JNU airport to depart at 12:30pm or later.
How difficult is this adventure?
The majority of this adventure requires a moderate amount of active participation. We will be kayaking, hiking over uneven or steep terrain, at times using crampons to hike over glaciers.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens and residents should check the TSA’s website for requirements and acceptable ID for domestic air travel. Some State issued IDs may no longer meet TSA standards. If you are a Non-US Citizen traveling to Alaska, visit the US Consulate or Embassy for requirements and information about passports and visas.
Do I need to play a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $1,500 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before March 27, 2021 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after March 28, 2021 there is a 50% cancellation fee; on or after May 26, 2021 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). Please note that for guests who are transferring trips or traveling on rescheduled trip dates, your cancelation terms will vary from the above, and are generally non-refundable. Please refer to your correspondence from our Customer Experience team for specific details.