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The Year at a Glance

October 28, 2017

Mighty Matanuska Boo Fest - Palmer, Alaska

Location: Raven Hall at the Alaska State Fair grounds

Time: 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Cost: The cost is $30 per person which includes admittance, commemorative tasting glass and 20 three-oz. samples. Additional beer samples will not be available for purchase. For Designated drivers the cost is $10 which includes admittance and one full sizedÊnon-alcoholic beverage. There is a $3.00 and $1.00 "convenience fee"per ticket for general admission and designated drivers respectively.

Tickets are available online at: http://alaskastatefair.org/mighty-matanuska-brewfest. This link will become active after the Alaska State Fair is over (i.e. after September 22nd).

Note that you may either print the tickets yourself or you can have them mailed to you. If they are mailed to you there is a charge of $4.50. The mailing charge applies per transaction not per ticket.

There will be live music, dancing, a costume contest, and a raffle. Food will also be available for purchase.

If you have any questions please contact Sheri Musgrave at (907) 746-7173 or sheri@alaskastatefair.org.


November 4, 2017

Beers by the Bay - Seward, Alaska

Location: Alaska Sealife Center (301 Railway Avenue)

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $45.00 per person

Tickets may be purchased online at: https://alaskasealife.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/BeersbytheBay2017/Tickets/tabid/907511/Default.aspx. Please print your receipt and bring it to the event as proof of purchase. Due to the popularity of this event advanced ticket purchases are recommended. Tickets went on sale October 1st.

Description: Included in the cost of admission are 12 drink samples and appetizers and deserts donated by local and regional chefs competing in the annual Chef-Off and Desert Challenge competitions respectively.
The following Beer, Cider and Wine sponsors will be represented at this event: 49th State Brewing Company, Alaskan Brewing Company, Bear Creek Winery, Bleeding Heart Brewery, Broken Tooth Brewing, Denali Brewing Company, Double Shovel Cider Company, Glacier Brewhouse, Kenai River Brewing Company, Kind Street Brewing Company, Midnight Sun Brewing Company, Seward Brewing Company, and St. Elias Brewing Company

Proceeds from this event will be used to support the Sealifw Center's mission of generating and sharing scientific knowledge to promote undestanding and stewardship of Alaska's marine ecosystems.


November 11, 2017

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska

Location: Alaska Aviation Museum (4721 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, Alaska))

Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: The cost is $35.00 if purchased at any of three La Bodega locations (1200 W. Northern Lights Boulevard in Anchorage; 530 E. Benson Boulevard in Anchorge; 194 Olympic Mountain Loop in Girdwood).

Tickets may also be purchased online at: http://bodegafest.com. Theonline purchase cost is $35.00 plus a $2.22 "service charge" per ticket (i.e. $37.22). Included in the cost are admittance, a commemorative tasting glass and 15 sample tickets. Additional samples can purchased. There is no additional cost unless prints the tickets at home or has been mail via 1st class mail. A charge of $5.95 and $21.18 will be added if the tickets are mailed via U.S. Priority Mail or UY.S. Express Mail respectively.

Description: There will be beer, mead and cider from Alaska and the Pacific northwest available to sample. There will be live music. Food available for purchase from local vendor.



Pictures and Summaries of Previous Events:

1999 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2000 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2001 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2002 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2003 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2004 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2005 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2006 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2007 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2008 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2009 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2010 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2011 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2012 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2015 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

2017 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

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Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2000

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2001

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2002

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2003

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2004

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2005

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2006

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2007

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2008

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2009

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2010

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2011

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2013

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2014

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2015

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2016

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2017


Below is a listing of beer-related events taking place in Alaska during 2017. Upcoming events for which I have information are listed above and the details are given there. The dates of several of the events listed below may not be known at present (or at least not known to me). This information will be updated when I have more details. Most events listed here are annual events and although the exact dates may vary from year to year the approximate dates are correct and can be used as a guide to the remainder of the year as well as next year.

The Following Events are for the Year 2017

January 20 & 21

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

February 18

Frozen RiverFest - Soldotna, Alaska

February 19 - April 30

Beer Tasting and Palette Training Class - Anchorage, Alaska

February 24 & 25

Fairbanks Beer Festival

February 25

BJCP Examination - Juneau, Alaska

March 4

Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

April 15

Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

May 6

Zymurgist Borealis National Homebrew Day Celebration/Big Brew - Fairbanks, Alaska

May 14

BJCP Examination - Anchorage, Alaska

May 26 & 27

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska

June 23 & 24

Euphoria Denali - Healy, Alaska

July 15

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska

July 15

Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska

July 29

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

August 5

Downriver Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

August 11 & 12

Augtoberfest - Healy, Alaska

August 12

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

September 9

Alaska Crafted Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

September 16

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

September 23

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

September 23

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

September 30

HooDoo ChooChoo - On a train traveling from Fairbanks-Nenana-Fairbanks, Alaska

October 6

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

October 7

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska

October 7

Great Alaska Beer Train - On a train traveling from Anchorage- Portage-Anchorage, Alaska

October 8

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

October 14

Alaskan Homebrew Competition - Juneau, Alaska

October 28

Mighty Matanuska Boo Fest - Palmer, Alaska

November 4

Beers by the Bay - Seward, Alaska

November 11

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska

December 2

Humpy's Big Fish Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

If you have any information regarding a beer related event that should be listed in this calendar please contact Scott Stihler at stihlerunits@mosquitobytes.com or (907) 474-2138.

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