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The Year at a Glance

September 19, 2015

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

The Zymurgist Borealis Homebrew Club will meet on Saturday, September 19 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 19, 2015

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, September 14.

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

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, September 19 starting at 12:00 p.m. at the Alaskan Brewing and Bottling Company.

Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on Saturday, September 26th in conjunction with the Capital Brewfest

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

September 19, 2015

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 $50.00 per person. Tickets are available online at http://denaliartscouncil.org/talkeetna-brewfest-2015. Note that there is a $5.00 per ticket usage fee for the online purchases.

Description: With admission, one have up to fifteen 4-oz. samples of beers from more than a dozen Alaskan breweries. Proceeds will benefit the Northern Susitna Institute which provides a diverse range of programs to youth in the Talkeetna area.

September 26, 2015

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/tickets for $60.00 for VIP tickets which gets allows you to get in one half hour early (i.e. 12:30 p.m.) or regular tickets for $35.00. 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 Rotary Club of Juneau and the United Way of Southeast Alaska. The following breweries with be attending: Alaskan Brewing Company, Anchorage Brewing, Baranof Island Brewing Company, Broken Tooth Brewing, Denali Brewing Company, Glacier BrewHouse, Haines Brewing Company, HooDoo Brewing Company, Kenai River Brewing Company, and Midnight Sun Berwing Company. K&L 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 26, 2015

HooDoo Choo Choo - On an Alaska Railroad train traveling from Fairbanks to Nenana 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 (1745 Johansen Expressway).

Cost: $179 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 hors d'oeuvres prepared by the Lavelle's Bistro paired with six, 1/2 pints of HooDoo Brewing beers. Additional beers are available for purchase.

Tickets may purchased by online at: http://www.alaskarailroad.com/Tickets/DayToursSearch/tabid/581/Default.aspx or by calling (907) 265-2494 or (800) 544-0552.

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.


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

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

Late September

Celestial Meads Equinox Competition - Anchorage, 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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