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Take a scenic journey aboard the Alaska Railroad for Oktoberfest Alaska -style. The annual Great Alaska Beer Train takes travelers on a 4.5-hour roundtrip journey along scenic Turnagain Arm between Anchorage and Portage. Onboard, passengers of legal age can enjoy some of Alaska’s finest microbrews and food by Anchorage’s own Glacier BrewHouse. The 2009 Great Alaska Beer Train occurs Oct. 3. Tickets include roundtrip rail, appetizers and six, half pints of BrewHouse Beer. The beer train is just one of the special event trains the Alaska Railroad offers. The Blues Train invites travelers to take in the sweet sounds of the blues along the ride to Seward each fall, a holiday and Easter train offer festive family fun for the holidays and new in 2009, a Halloween Train invites guests on a mysterious and “spooktacular” ride to Spencer Glacier and on to Alyeska Resort in Girdwood. Tickets on the Halloween Train include the scenic rail tour with appetizers along the way and an overnight at Alyeska Resort including dinner and a live band.