By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

James Leslie brews up plans for a bespoke beer flavor in Wrangell


October 11, 2023

Wrangell may soon be home to its own unique variety of beer.

James Leslie of Alaska Waters has plans to open the town’s first brewery in a century, and though he still has plenty of permitting hurdles left to clear, the borough assembly had no objection to his state brewery license at its Sept. 26 meeting. He hopes to start brewing in winter of next year at the very earliest.

Opening a brewery “has always been bouncing around in my head,” said Leslie. “I’ve messed around with brewing a little bit. It would be cool if there was a brewery here in Wrangell.”

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