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The Year at a Glance

August 10, 2019

9th Annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

Location: Soldotna Sports Center (538 Arena Drive)

Time(VIP): 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. - During the additional hour (i.e. 5:00-6:00 p.m.) "special" beers will be only available during this session. There will be only 200 VIP tickets sold.
Time (General Admission): 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $50.00 per person ($75.00 for the VIP/Connoisseur Hour) which includes admission, a sample glass and eight 4-oz. samples. Additional samples may be purchased for two for $5.00 or 10 for $20.00.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at St. Elias Brewing Company, Kassik's Brewery and Kenai River Brewing Company or at the Sports Center the day of the event.

Tickets may be purchased online at: https://events.admitoneproducts.com/tkt_sales.php?test=true&event_id=550919&sales=. Note that there is a $2.50 "convenience fee" per ticket which brings the cost up to $52.50 and $77.50 respectively for the general and VIP admission.

Description: Breweries from throughout Alaska will be present with beers to sample. Note that there will be live music (The Young Dubliners) and food will be available for purchase. This is a fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Soldotna. Profits from this event will employed to fund local Rotary Club projects.

Discounted cab rides from the event will be provided by Alaska Cab.

If you have any questions or for additional information please visit http://www.kenaibeerfest.com.

September 21, 2019

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, 2097 and will be available online at: http://northernsusitnainstitute.org/adult-and-family-programs/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 21, 2019

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

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

Time: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. (VIP ticket holders get in at 12:00 p.m.)

Cost: The regular ticket price is $40.00. VIP tickets which gets allows you to get in an hour early (i.e. 12:00 p.m.) are $60.00. Non-drinking tickets are $10.00.
Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-brewfest-2019-juneau-alaska-tickets-60142318293?fbclid=IwAR2KVv2Na4i2_dVvh895nSRpYNoekv6kovDcyvDQ5HxTWYtV7Q-AnTR2f_8

Note that there are no online ticket fees!

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

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

If you have any questions please contact the organizers via their online form at: https://www.eventbrite.com/contact-organizer?eid=47527057709

September 21, 2019

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

The Zymurgist Borealis Homebrew Club will meet on Saturday, September 22 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.

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


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

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2018

Below is a listing of beer-related events taking place in Alaska during 2019. 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.

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.


The Following Events are for the Year 2019

January 18 & 19

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

February 16

Frozen RiverFest - Soldotna, Alaska

March 3

Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

April 13

Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

May 4

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

May 24 & 25

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska

July 20

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

July 28

Home Brewed at the Bake - Fairbanks, Alaska

August 3

Downriver Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

August 10

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

September 21

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

September 21

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

September 21

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

Late September

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

Late September

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska

Early October

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

October 4

Alaskan Homebrew Competition - Juneau, Alaska

Early October

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

Early October

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

Late October

Mighty Matanuska Boo Fest - Palmer, Alaska

Early November

Beers by the Bay - Seward, Alaska

Early December

Humpy's Big Fish Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

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