Apple and Cheddar-Ale Moose Burger

In November 2007, Julia O’Malley of the Anchorage Daily News reported a “moose lit up like a Christmas tree in more ways than one.” Dubbed “Buzzwinkle,” the “glassy-eyed and dizzy” moose was spotted in the front yard of a downtown bar, tangled up in Christmas lights and completely wasted. 

The 6-foot-tall, 60-inch-wide drunkard owed his daytime bender to Anchorage’s abundance of crabapple trees. The dropped wild fruit fermented, and happening upon it, Buzzwinkle overindulged and got himself smashed. This apple and cheddar-ale moose burger was inspired by this wild party animal.

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