If there is some event in Alaska and Beer is the focus...We want to know!!
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: $60.00 in advance and $65.00 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the Boys and Girls Club in Eagle River (11700 Old Glenn Highway) or over the phone with a credit card with Tracy - (907) 694-5437. If one wishes to pay in person you should call first to make sure somebody is there before making the trip to Eagle River.
Tickets may be purchased online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3416445. Note that online sales have service fee of $3.09 per ticket.
Asssuming the events does not sell out tickets may be purchased at the door for $65.00.
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. Here is a tentative list of breweries/meaderies that will be present: 49th State Brewing, Arkose Brewing, Broken Tooth Brewing, Denali Brewing Company, Double Shovel Cidery, Glacier Brewhouse, Midnight Sun Brewing, and Odd Man Rush Brewing.
A shuttle van will be available for anyone needing a ride home after the event.
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.
Alaskan Homebrew Competition - 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. The 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines may be found at: http://bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf.
Each entrnat is limited to one entry per subcategory.
There is also a side competition, The Challenge Cup. This competition involves beers brewed with smoked malt. Alaskan Brewing will even provide interested homebrewers with smoked malt. Smoked mailt from Alaskan Brewing will be sent to homebrewers who sign up by July 31st at https://alaskanbeer.com/homebrew.
Entry Fee: The entry fee is $5.00 per entry. Please make checks payable to Alaskan Brewing Company.
Number of Bottles: For beers please submit three 12 oz. bottles or two 22 oz. bottles (with Bottle ID forms attached with rubber bands). Meads and ciders require only two bottles (with Bottle ID forms attached with rubber bands).
Entry Deadline: Entries will be accepted September 28 at 5:00 p.m..
Shipping/Drop off location (Juneau):
Alaskan Brewing and Bottling Company
5429 Shaune Drive
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Drop off locations (Ancorage):
Arctic Brewing Supply
8401 Sandlewood Place
Anchorage, AK 99507
Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, October 5 starting at 8:00 a.m. at Alaskan Brewing and Bottling Company (5429 Shaune Drive).
Awards: The Best of Show winner will receive $500! plus a change to brew their beer one Alaskan Brewing one barrel system with one of their brewers. The winner of the Challenge Cup will have the opportunity to brew their beer on the one barrel system as well. The Challenge Cup winner will also recieve "...the Challenge Cup for a year - a specially designed trophy meant for sharing throughout the year." Perhaps the coolest thing about both the BOS and Challenge Cups is that Alaskan Brewing Company will fly you to Juneau so you can brew your beer on their system!
More detailed information regarding the competition may be found at: https://alaskanbeer.com/homebrew.
For additional information please contact Bekah Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 780-5931.
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: $182 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 a multi-course dinner 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.
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
Frozen RiverFest - Soldotna, Alaska
February 18 - April 29
Beer Tasting and Palette Training Class - Anchorage, Alaska
Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska
Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska
Zymurgist Borealis National Homebrew Day Celebration/Big Brew - Fairbanks, Alaska
May 25 & 26
Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska
E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska
July 14 - Cancelled
Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska - Cancelled
The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska
Downriver Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska
Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska
Alaska Crafted Festival - Anchorage, Alaska
Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska
Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska
Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska
HooDoo ChooChoo - On a train traveling from Fairbanks-Nenana-Fairbanks, Alaska
September 28-30 - Cancelled
Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska - Cancelled
Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska
Mighty Matanuska Boo Fest - Palmer, Alaska
Beers by the Bay - Seward, Alaska
Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska
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 email@example.com or (907) 474-2138..
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