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The Year at a Glance

September 13, 2014

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

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

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

Cost: Tickets may be purchased online (starting on July 15) at: http://www.capbrewfest.com  for $30.00 plus a $2.50 fee for a total of $32.50 per person which includes admission, a sample glass and 2 oz. samples. Designated drivers can get in for $5.00 plus a $1.50 fee (i.e. $6.50); this, of course, includes no beer but water and soda will be provided.

If available, tickets may also be purchased at the door for $35.00 ($5.00 for designated drivers).

Description: This event is a fund raiser for the Rotary Club of Juneau and the United Way of Southeast Alaska. As of July 12 the following breweries with be attending: Alaskan Brewing Company, Baranof Island Brewing Company, Broken Tooth Brewing, Denali Brewing Company, Haines Brewing Company, HooDoo Brewing Company, Kenai River Brewing Company, and Midnight Sun Berwing Company. K7L Distributors, the Odom Corporation and Specialty Imports will also be pouring beers from around the world.

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

September 14, 2014

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, AK

This is an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition.

All BJCP recognized categories of beer. Meads and ciders will not be accepted this year. For a complete listing of the recognized style guidelines please go to the following URL: http://www.bjcp.org.

Great prizes will be given out including the Brass Tap award (courtesy of Arctic Brewing Supply) for the highest average score.

In addition to the plaques, medals and ribbons, one of the beers in the Best of Show round may be selected by King Street Brewing to be brewed commerically and will be on tap at King Street Brewing and Cafe Amsterdam. Whether or not a beer is selected to be commerically brewed is entirely up to the folks at King Street Brewing. If they find a beer that they like and works for them then they may indeed brew it up.

Entry Fee: Free

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

Entry deadline: Entries will be accepted on Friday, September 12 at Arctic Brewing Supply (8401 Sandlewood Place) from 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Judging: Judging will take place on Sunday, September 14 the King Street Brewing Company (7924 King Street) starting at 10:00 a.m.

One of the beers in the Best of Show round of judging may be brewed professionally at King Street and then served on tap at King Street and Café Amsterdam.

For additional information please contact John Trapp at johninalaska@hotmail.com or (907) 561-0759.

September 20, 2014

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

The Zymurgist Borealis Homebrew Club will meet on Saturday, September 20 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 20, 2014

Celestial Meads Equinox Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

This is a AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition.

This competition is open to BJCP categories 24 (Traditional Mead ), 25 (Melomel), 26 (Other Mead), 27 (Standard Cider and Perry), and 28 (Specialty Cider and Perry). One may enter more than one mead/cider per subcategory.

For Entry and Bottle ID Forms please go to the following URL: http://www.bjcp.org/compcenter.php.

Entry Fee: There is no monetary entry fee. A recipe is required, however.

Number of Bottles Required: Two 10-14 oz. bottles or one (two for sparkling meads) 750 ml bottle(s) per entry.

Entry Deadline: Entries will be accepted from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 19. Shipped meads should arrive at Celestial Meads no later than Wednesday, September 17.

Shipping/Drop off location:
Celestial Meads
600 W. 58th Avenue, Suite B  
Anchorage, Alaska 99518

Judging: Judging will take place on September 20 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Celestial Meads.

The Best of Show winning mead or cider may be produced commercially by the Alaska Meadery or the Alaska Cider Company. This is contingent, of course, upon whether or not it is considered possible and/or practical to make this mead or cider on a commercial scale.

For more information contact Breck Tostevin at (907) 884-1819 or keegan@gci.net.

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


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

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

Early October

Eagle River Brew Fest - Eagle River, Alaska

October 17 & 18

Mighty Matanuska Brewfest - Palmer, Alaska

October 18

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska

Late October

Southeast Alaska Autumn Pour - Juneau., Alaska

November 1

Bodega-Fest - 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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