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The Year at a Glance

September 9, 2017

Alaska Crafted Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

Location: Outside at 7th and F Street (Williwaw)

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

Cost: Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6904915/2nd-annual-alaska-crafted-festival-anchorage-williwaw-williwaw. The cost of 1-20 tickets is $45.00 plus a $4.35 ticket fee per ticket.
Included in the cost is admission, 40 sample tickets,entertainment (to be announced), free admission to the Woodrow and Delmag show at Williwaw immediately following the event, beer trivia and history and cocktail demonstrations.

Description: One will be able to sample craft beer, mead, cider and spirits from Alaska's finest breweries, meaderies and distilleries.

There will be live music and small samples of food are included in ticket price. Larger food portions will be available for purchase.

For additional information please go to: http://www.alaskacrafted.com.

September 16, 2017

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 will go on sale August 1, 2017 and will be available online at: http://northernsusitnainstitute.org/nsi-gatherings-events/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 at least 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 23, 2017

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.
Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-brewfest-2017-juneau-alaska-tickets-35742481725#tickets

Included in the ticket price are admission, a sample glass and 2 oz. samples.

Description: This event is a fund raiser for the Juneau Housing First and Rotary Club of Juneau.

This event is organized by the Rotary Club of Juneau.

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

September 23, 2017

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

The Zymurgist Borealis Homebrew Club will meet on Saturday, September 23 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.

In Google Earth the campgrounds is designated as Tanana Wayside and Boat Launch.

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

October 8, 2017

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, AK

This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

This competition is open to all BJCP recognized categories of beer. However, there is a restriction of which categories may be eligible for the Best of Show (BOS). For a complete listing of the recognized style guidelines please go to the following URL: http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf.

In general, BOS is restricted to Wild/Sour/Brettanomyces Beer, IPA/Pale Ale, Lager, Stout/Porte, Belgian/French Beer, and Imperial Beer (i.e. 8% alcohol and up). This listing is kind of general and bit confusing. A much more detailed (and useful) list of categories and subcategories eligible for the BOS as well as a break down of point cut-offs for First, Second and Third Places as well as BOS may be found at AnchorTown2017.pdf.

Entrants are restricted to no more that one entry per subcategory.

Entry Fee: Free

Number of bottles required: Three 10-12 oz. bottles per entry.

Entry deadline: Entries will be accepted on Saturday, September 30 at Arctic Brewing Supply (8401 Sandlewood Place) from 12:00-6:00 p.m.

For shipped entries please contact Mike Fisher in advance for a shipping address, entry deadline etc.

Judging: Judging will take place on Sunday, October 8 at the King Street Brewing Company (7924 King Street) starting at 10:00 a.m.

There is also a side competition which is "Harvest Beers"and is intended to highlight autumn harvest ingredients.

King Street Brewing will brew one of the beers from the Best of Show round. It may not necessarily be the Best of Show winning beer. The King Street folks will select a beer based upon the ability to scale up the recipe, commercial viability and their personal preference.

For additional information please contact Mike Fisher at mikefisher@gmail.com or (907) 280-9135.


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


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

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

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska

September 23

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

Early October

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

Early October

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 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

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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