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The Year at a Glance

October 9, 2015

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: $50.00 and may be purchased at the Boys and Girls Club in Eagle River (11700 Old Glenn Highway). One should call 694-5437 to make sure somebody is there before making the trip to Eagle River.

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.

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 10, 2015

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: $169 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 an assortment of appetizers 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.

October 10, 2015

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska

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

Time: 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: The cost is $35.00 advaned purchase ($40.00 at the door) which includes admittance, a commemorative tasting glass and 15 sample tickets. Additional samples can purchased for 10 for $5.00.

Tickets are available at La Bodega in the Metro Mall (530 East Benson Boulevard) or online at http://www.bodegafest.com. Note that for online purchases there is an additional charge of $2.22 per ticket.

Also note that for online purchases one can print out the ticket or have it mailed to you via 1st Class Mail for no additional charge. To have tickets mailedto you via Priority Mail or Express Mail incur additional charges for $5.05 and $18.11 per ticket order respectively.

Description: There will be beer, mead and cider from Alaska and the Pacific northwest available to sample. All proceeds will benefit Alaska Public Media.

There will be live music and food will be available for purchase.

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 2015. 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 2015

January 16 & 17

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

February 7

Frozen River Fest - Soldotna, Alaska

February 8

BJCP Examination Preparatory Course - Anchorage, Alaska

February 21

Fur Rendezvous Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

March 27-29

Talkeetna Beer Trippin' - Talkeetna, Alaska

April 25

Snow Goose Breakup Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

May 1

Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

May 2

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

May 22 & 23

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska

June 19 & 20

Solstice Beer Fest - Healy, Alaska

July 18

Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska

July 18

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska

August 7 & 8

Augtoberfest - Healy, Alaska

August 8

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

August 22

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

September 19

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

September 19

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

September 19

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

September 26

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

September 26

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

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

October 10

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

October 10

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska


Mighty Matanuska Brewfest - Palmer, Alaska

October 17

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska

October 25

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, 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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