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The Year at a Glance

August 4-6, 2016

5th Annual Augtoberfest - Healy, Alaska

Location: 49th State Brewing Company (Mile 248.4 Parks Highway)

Cost: $20.00, $25.00, $35.00, $45.00, and $60.00 plus convenience various fees for one, two, and three day passes with the cost varying depending upon the days and the numbers of days. It is all very confusing. Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/upcomingEventSearch.do?method=venueSearch&venue_id=11173&performance_id=3944205&country=US&language=en

Description: This a three day Bavarian style outdoor beer festival with live music and authentic German food. On August 4th, music will be provided by: Blackwater Railroad and Trampled by Turtles. On August 5th, music will be provided by Steve Brown & The Bailers, Swing 49 and Dead Winter Carpenters. On August 6th music will be provided by J Wagner, Alaskablaskapelle, DJ Mancat and The Movement. There will be specialty German beer and a menu of authentic Bavarian cuisine.

August 13, 2016

6th Annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

Location: Soldotna Sports Center (538 Arena Drive)

Time: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $30.00 per person which includes admission, a sample glass and eight 4-oz. samples. Additional samples may be purchased for two for $3.00 or 12 for $15.00.

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 also be purchased in Anchorage at La Bodega.

Tickets may be purchased online at https://events.admitoneproducts.com/tkt_sales.php?test=true&event_id=827116&sales=. Note that there is a $2.00 per ticket service fee.

Description: Breweries from throughout Alaska will be present with beers to sample. There will be live music 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 17, 2016

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.

This includes admission, a sample glass and 2 oz. samples.

Description: This event is a fund raiser for the Juneau - Stop Heroin, Start Talking. This is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide awareness, education and open the discussion about preventing opiate deaths. This event is organized by Rotary Club of Juneau.

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

September 17, 2016

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

The Zymurgist Borealis Homebrew Club will meet on Saturday, September 17 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.

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 2016. 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.

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The Following Events are for the Year 2016

January 22 & 23

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

February 6

BJCP Examination - Juneau, Alaska

February 14-May 1

BJCP Study Course - Anchorage, Alaska

February 20

Frozen River Fest - Soldotna, Alaska

March 5

Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

April 1-3

Talkeetna Beer Trippin' - Talkeetna, Alaska

April 2

Anchorage On Tap Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

April 16

Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

April 30

Alaska IPA Masters Championship - Anchorage, Alaska

May 7

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

May 7 & 15

BJCP Examination - Anchorage, Alaska

May 21

Alaska Crafted Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

May 27 & 28

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska

June 17 & 18

Euphoria - Healy, Alaska

July 16

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska

July 16

Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska

August 4-6

Augtoberfest - Healy, Alaska

August 13

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

August 20

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

September 17

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

September 17

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

September 17

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

Late September

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

Late September

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

Early October

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

Early October

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

Early October

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska


Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska


Mighty Matanuska Brewfest - Palmer, Alaska

Late October

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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