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The Year at a Glance

December 9, 2018

24th Annual Humpy's Big Fish Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

This is an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition.

Entry Fee: There is no cash entry fee for members of the Great Northern Brewers Club. Entries must be include their recipes.

This competition is open to all recognized styles of beer and cider.

Number of bottles required: For beers and ciders please submit three 12-14 oz. bottles per entry and a complete recipe. Note that for still meads and ciders one may either enter one (two are required for carbonated entries) 22-30 oz. bottle or two 12-14 oz. bottles.

Entry Deadline: Entries should be dropped off on Saturday, November24th from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Arctic Brewing Supply. If entries absolutely cannot be dropped off on this day the organizer should be contacted and other arrangements should be made.

Those wishing to ship their entries (via private carrier only) please contact the organizer of information regarding the deadline and shipping location

Judged categories: All BJCP/AHA recognized categories of beer, mead and cider are allowed.

Judging: Judging will take place on December 9 starting at 10:00 a.m. at SubZero Bistro & Microlounge room at Humpy's Great Alaskan Ale House (612 F Street).

Grand Prize: The best beer (within reason) will be brewed by the Midnight Sun Brewing Company. Meads and ciders are not eligible for this grand prize.

The Best of Show winning entry may not necessarily receive the grand prize. It will be up to the brewers at Midnight Sun Brewing to decide whether or not they can or would like to try to brew the Best of Show winner. Due to difficulties associated with scaling up, brewing and possibly aging sour, spice, fruit, herb, vegetable beers the brewers may or may not wish to try to replicate such a beer. Suffice to say, one of the highest ranking beers in the competition will be brewed by the good folks at Midnight Sun Brewing.

The Grand Prize winner MUST be present when their beer is brewed at Midnight Sun. If you do not live in Alaska or are within driving distance of Anchorage you are eligible to win Best of Show but not the Grand Prize of having your beer brewed by Midnight Sun.

For more information regarding the main competition or if anybody interested in judging at this competition please contact the Peter Hall at alaskabrewer@gmail.com.

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 2018. 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 2018

January 19 & 20

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

February 17

Frozen RiverFest - Soldotna, Alaska

February 18 - April 29

Beer Tasting and Palette Training Class - Anchorage, Alaska

March 4

Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

April 21

Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

May 5

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

May 25 & 26

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska

July 14

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska

July 14 - Cancelled

Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska - Cancelled

July 28

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

August 4

Downriver Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

August 11

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

Early September

Alaska Crafted Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

September 15

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

September 22

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

September 22

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

September 29

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

September 28-30 - Cancelled

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska - Cancelled

October 5

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

October 5

Alaskan Homebrew Competition - Juneau, Alaska

October 6

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

October 7

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

October 27

Mighty Matanuska Boo Fest - Palmer, Alaska

November 10

Beers by the Bay - Seward, Alaska

December 9

Humpy's Big Fish Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

The Following Events are for the Year 2019

January 18 & 19

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - 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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