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The Year at a Glance

September 17, 2016

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

Location: Juneau Arts & Culture Center (350 Whittier Street)

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Tickets may be purchased starting on July. The regular ticket price is $35.00. VIP tickets which gets allows you to get in one half hour early (i.e. 12:30 p.m.) are $60.00. Non-drinking tickets are $10.00.

This includes admission, a sample glass and 2 oz. samples.

Description: This event is a fund raiser for the Juneau - Stop Heroin, Start Talking. This is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide awareness, education and open the discussion about preventing opiate deaths. This event is organized by Rotary Club of Juneau.

If you have any questions please the "Brew Crew" at crew@capbrewfest.com or use their online form.

September 17, 2016

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

The Zymurgist Borealis Homebrew Club will meet on Saturday, September 17 at the Chena Pump Campgrounds.

The festivities will start at around noon or so.

There will be a potluck of good food and, of course, plenty of great beer/mead to sample. This event is free to anybody interested in learning about homebrewing.

The meeting will take place rain or snow or shine.


Shown above is a view of the campgrounds seen from Chena Pump Road (coming from the Geist Road). We usually meet at the shelter shown on the right.

The coordinates of the shelter we meet at are about: 64.795° N, 147.953° W.

For more information contact Scott Stihler at stihlerunits@mosquitobytes.com or (907) 474-2138.

September 17, 2016

Talkeetna Brewfest - Talkeetna, Alaska

Location: Don Sheldon Community Arts Hanger (22249 South D Street) which is behind the Post Office

Time: 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: The cost is $55.00 per person. Tickets are available online at: http://northernsusitnainstitute.org/registration-talkeetna-brewfest/. It is unclear as to whether or not there is a service charge in addition to the $55.00 ticket price.

To participate in this event one must have a valid photographic government ID without any alcohol restrictions.

Description: With admission, one can sample of beers from more than a dozen Alaskan breweries and enjoy artisan Alaskan charcuterie. Proceeds will benefit the Northern Susitna Institute which provides a diverse range of programs to youth in the Talkeetna area.

September 24, 2016

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska

Location: Lucy Cuddy Park (201 E. 40th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska)

Time: 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: The cost is $39.00 plus a $2.36 "service charge" per ticket (i.e. $41.36). Included in the cost are admittance, entertainment, lawn games, a slice of birthday cake (this La Bodega's 10th year of being in business), a commemorative tasting glas,s and 12 sample tickets. Additional samples can purchased.

Following the brewfest (at 7:30 p.m.) there will be a concert by Pamyua. Tickets for this concert are available only to Bodega-Fest attendees. For $59.00 plus a $3.06 "service charge" per ticket (i.e. $62.06) one can attend both the Bodega-Fest AND the Pamyua concert.

Tickets for both events may be purchased at: http://m.bpt.me/event/2590330

Description: There will be beer, mead and cider from Alaska and the Pacific northwest available to sample. Music during the festival will be provided by DJ Alex the Lion, *Orion Donicht* and Big Fat Budda. The food available for purchase is from The Potato.

October 22, 2016

Southeast Alaska's Autumn Pour - 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. This competition will be using the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines (http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf).

Multiple entries per sub-style are acceptable.

Entry Fee: $5.00 per entry for the first entry and $3.00 per entry for additional entries. For example, seven entries would come to $23.00 ($5.00 for the initial entry and $3.00 per entry for the remaining six entries). Please make checks payable to Alaskan Brewing Company.

Number of Bottles: Please submit two 12 oz. bottles (with attached Bottle ID forms).

Entry Deadline: Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 17.

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

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, October 22 starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Alaskan Brewing and Bottling Company.

Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Friday, November 4th at 5:00 p.m. as part of First Friday at the Alaskan Brewing Depot (219 S. Franklin Street).

For additional information please contact Melody Crosby at mcrosby@alaskanbeer.com or (907) 780-5866.

October 29, 2016

Mighty Matanuska Brewfest - Palmer, Alaska

Location: Ravens Hall at the Alaska State Fair grounds

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

Cost: The cost is $30 per person which includes admittance,Êcommemorative tasting glass and 20 three-oz. samples. Additional beerÊsamples will not be available for purchase. For Designated driversÊthe cost is $10 which includes admittance and one full sizedÊnon-alcoholic beverage. There is a $3.00 andÊ$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 5th).

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.

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

2015 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition


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

Below is a listing of beer-related events taking place in Alaska during 2016. 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.

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The Following Events are for the Year 2016

January 22 & 23

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

February 6

BJCP Examination - Juneau, Alaska

February 14-May 1

BJCP Study Course - Anchorage, Alaska

February 20

Frozen River Fest - Soldotna, Alaska

March 5

Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

April 1-3

Talkeetna Beer Trippin' - Talkeetna, Alaska

April 2

Anchorage On Tap Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

April 16

Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

April 30

Alaska IPA Masters Championship - Anchorage, Alaska

May 7

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

May 7 & 15

BJCP Examination - Anchorage, Alaska

May 21

Alaska Crafted Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

May 27 & 28

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska

June 17 & 18

Euphoria - Healy, Alaska

July 16

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska

July 16

Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska

August 4-6

Augtoberfest - Healy, Alaska

August 13

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

August 20

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

September 17

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

September 17

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

September 17

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

September 24

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska

Late September

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

September 30 & October 1

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska

Early October

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

Early October

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

October 22

Southeast Alaska's Autumn Pour Homebrew Competition - Juneau, Alaska

October 23

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

October 29

Mighty Matanuska Brewfest - Palmer, Alaska


Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance Beer and Wine Tasting - Seward, 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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