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The Year at a Glance

December 6, 2014

20th Annual Humpy's Big Fish Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

This is an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition.

Entry Fee: There is no cash entry fee. Entries must be include their recipes.

This competition is open to all recognized styles of beer, mead and cider. As usual there is a side challenge and this year it is Braggot (Category 26B).

Number of bottles required: For beers and sparkling meads and ciders please submit three 12-14 oz. bottles per entry and a complete recipe. Note that for still meads and ciders one may either enter one (two are required for carbonated entries) 22-30 oz. bottle or two 12-14 oz. bottles. No swing top bottles please though they will take them if that is all you have.


Entry Deadline: Entries should be dropped off on Saturday, November 29th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Arctic Brewing Supply. If entries absolutely cannot be dropped off on this day the organizer should be contacted and other arrangements should be made.

Those wishing to ship their entries should do so by private carrier (e.g. UPS, Federal Express etc.) not the U.S. Postal Service. Such entries should be received no later than Monday, December 2.

Drop off/Shipping location:
Arctic Brewing Supply
8401 Sandlewood Place
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
(907) 561-5771

Judged categories: All BJCP/AHA recognized categories of beer, mead and cider are allowed.

Judging: Judging will take place on December 6 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the SubZero Bistro & Microlounge room at Humpy's Great Alaskan Ale House (612 F Street).

Grand Prize: The best beer (within reason) will be brewed by the Midnight Sun Brewing Company. Meads and ciders are not eligible for this grand prize.

The Best of Show winning entry may not necessarily receive the grand prize. It will be up to the brewers at Midnight Sun Brewing to decide whether or not they can or would like to try to brew the Best of Show winner. Due to difficulties associated with scaling up, brewing and possibly aging sour, spice, fruit, herb, vegetable beers the brewers may or may not wish to try to replicate such a beer. Suffice to say, one of the highest ranking beers in the competition will be brewed by the good folks at Midnight Sun Brewing.

The Grand Prize winner MUST be present when their beer is brewed at Midnight Sun. If you do not live in Alaska or are within driving distance of Anchorage you are eligible to win Best of Show but not the Grand Prize of having your beer brewered by Midnight Sun.

For more information regarding the main competition or if anybody interested in judging at this competition please contact the Peter Hall at Ross Alridge at president@greatnorthernbrewers.org.



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

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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


Below is a listing of beer-related events taking place in Alaska during 2014. 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 2014

January 17 & 18

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

February 1

Fur Rendezvous Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

February 9 - Apri1 13

Study Course for the Beer Judge Certification Program Examination - Anchorage, Alaska

April 4-6

Talkeetna Beer Trippin' - Talkeetna, Alaska

April 5

Beer & Swine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

April 12

Snow Goose Breakup Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

April 19

Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

May 3

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

May 17

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

May 23 & 24

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska

June 20-21

Solstice Beer Fest - Healy, Alaska

July 12

Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska

July 19

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska

August 1 & 2

Augtoberfest - Healy, Alaska

August 9

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

September 13

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

September 14

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

September 20

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

September 20

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

September 20

Celestial Meads Equinox Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

October 4

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

October 10

Eagle River Brew Fest - Eagle River, Alaska

October 17 & 18

Mighty Matanuska Brewfest - Palmer, Alaska

October 17 & 18

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska

October 18

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

November 1

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska

November 15

Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance Beer and Wine Tasting - Seward, Alaska

November 16

Southeast Alaska Autumn Pour - Juneau, Alaska

December 6

Humpy's Big Fish Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

The Following Events are for the Year 2015

January 16 & 17

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - 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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