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The Year at a Glance

September 29, 2018

HooDoo Choo Choo - On an Alaska Railroad train traveling from Fairbanks to Nenana and back

Space is limited! Reservations are required.

Time: The train departs Anchorage at 4:00 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.

Location: The train departs from the Alaska Railroad Depot (1745 Johansen Expressway).

Cost: $200 per person ( must be at least 21 years of age). Included with the price of admission is, of course, the ride of the train, plus hors d'oeuvres prepared by the Lavelle's Bistro paired with six, 1/2 pints of HooDoo Brewing beers. Additional beers are available for purchase.

Tickets may purchased starting August 16at: https://alaskarailroad.com/ride-a-train/event-trains/hoodoo-choo-choo or by calling (907) 265-2494 or (800) 544-0552.



October 5, 2018

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

Location: The Eagle River Lions Club (16630 Eagle River Road) which is in Eagle River on the corner of Eagle River Road and Eagle River Loop Road.

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $60.00 in advance and $65.00 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Boys and Girls Club in Eagle River (11700 Old Glenn Highway) or over the phone with a credit card with Tracy - (907) 694-5437. If one wishes to pay in person you should call first to make sure somebody is there before making the trip to Eagle River.

Tickets may be purchased online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3416445. Note that online sales have service fee of $3.09 per ticket.

Asssuming the events does not sell out tickets may be purchased at the door for $65.00.

This event usually sells out weeks before the event so get your tickets as soon as you can.

Description: The price includes samples of beer from across the state and complementary appetizers. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be served. Here is a tentative list of breweries/meaderies that will be present: 49th State Brewing, Arkose Brewing, Broken Tooth Brewing, Denali Brewing Company, Double Shovel Cidery, Glacier Brewhouse, Midnight Sun Brewing, and Odd Man Rush Brewing.

A shuttle van will be available for anyone needing a ride home after the event.

This is a fun raise for the Eagle River Boys and Girls Club. The sole purpuse of the evening's festivities is to raise money for them.


October 5, 2018

Alaskan Homebrew Competition - Juneau, Alaska

This is a AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition.

All BJCP recognized categories of beer, cider and mead are allowed. For a complete listing of the recognized style guidelines as well as Entry and Bottle ID Forms please go to the following URL: http://www.bjcp.org.

The competition is open to all BJCP recognized beer styles. The 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines may be found at: http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf.

Each entrnat is limited to one entry per subcategory.

There is also a side competition, The Challenge Cup. This competition involves beers brewed with smoked malt. Alaskan Brewing will even provide interested homebrewers with smoked malt. Smoked mailt from Alaskan Brewing will be sent to homebrewers who sign up by July 31st at https://alaskanbeer.com/homebrew.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is $5.00 per entry. Please make checks payable to Alaskan Brewing Company.

Number of Bottles: For beers please submit three 12 oz. bottles or two 22 oz. bottles (with Bottle ID forms attached with rubber bands). Meads and ciders require only two bottles (with Bottle ID forms attached with rubber bands).

Entry Deadline: Entries will be accepted September 28 at 5:00 p.m..

Shipping/Drop off location (Juneau):
Alaskan Brewing and Bottling Company
5429 Shaune Drive 
Juneau, Alaska 99801

Drop off locations (Ancorage):
Arctic Brewing Supply
8401 Sandlewood Place
Anchorage, AK 99507

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, October 5 starting at 8:00 a.m. at Alaskan Brewing and Bottling Company (5429 Shaune Drive).

Awards: The Best of Show winner will receive $500! plus a change to brew their beer one Alaskan Brewing one barrel system with one of their brewers. The winner of the Challenge Cup will have the opportunity to brew their beer on the one barrel system as well. The Challenge Cup winner will also recieve "...the Challenge Cup for a year - a specially designed trophy meant for sharing throughout the year." Perhaps the coolest thing about both the BOS and Challenge Cups is that Alaskan Brewing Company will fly you to Juneau so you can brew your beer on their system!

More detailed information regarding the competition may be found at: https://alaskanbeer.com/homebrew.

For additional information please contact Bekah Evans at bevans@alaskanbeer.com or (907) 780-5931.


October 6, 2018

Great Alaska Beer Train - On an Alaska Railroad train traveling from Anchorage to Portage and back

Space is limited! Reservations are required.

Time: The train departs Anchorage at 4:00 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.

Location: The train departs from the Alaska Railroad Depot (411W. 1st Avenue).

Cost: $182 per person ( must be at least 21 years of age). Included with the price of admission is, of course, the ride of the train, plus a multi-course dinner prepared by the Glacier Brewhouse paired with six, 1/2 pints of Glacier Brewhouse beers. Additional beers are available for purchase.

Tickets may purchased from the Alaska Railroad Depot and Glacier Brewhouse (737 W. 5th Avenue) or by calling (800) 544-0552 or (907) 265-3494. Payment is due at the time of booking and all sales are final.



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

2018 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 2018. 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 2018

January 19 & 20

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

February 17

Frozen RiverFest - Soldotna, Alaska

February 18 - April 29

Beer Tasting and Palette Training Class - Anchorage, Alaska

March 4

Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

April 21

Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

May 5

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

May 25 & 26

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska

July 14

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska

July 14 - Cancelled

Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska - Cancelled

July 28

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

August 4

Downriver Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

August 11

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

Early September

Alaska Crafted Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

September 15

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

September 22

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

Late September

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

September 29

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

September 28-30 - Cancelled

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska - Cancelled

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

October 5

Alaskan Homebrew Competition - Juneau, Alaska

October 6

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

October 7

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

October 27

Mighty Matanuska Boo Fest - Palmer, Alaska

November 10

Beers by the Bay - Seward, Alaska

Early November

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska

Early December

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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