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The Year at a Glance

January 20 & 21, 2017

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center
555 West Fifth Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

January 20 at 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. (last pour is at 9:30 p.m.)
January 21 at 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Connoisseur Session (last pour is at 4:45 p.m.)
January 21 at 6:00 -10:00 p.m. (last pour is at 9:30 p.m.)

Regular sessions: $45.00 per person which includes a 6 oz. commemorative tasting glass, 30 samples, an ID band, and an official program guide.
Connoisseur Session: $55.00 per person which includes a 6 oz. commemorative tasting glass, 30 samples, an ID band, and an official program guide. Breweries are encouraged to bring something special that will be only available during this session.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Sullivan Arena Box Office and online through Ticket Master http://www.ticketmaster.com. Online sales were not avaiable as of November 5. Tickets will also be sold at the door should the sessions not be sold out prior to the event time.

Note that when purchasing tickets through Ticket Master there is an additional "convenience" charge. Last year there was a charge of $10.40 per ticket for the regular sessions and $11.35 per ticket for the Connoisseur Session giving a total of $55.40 and $66.35 per ticket respectively.
This information will be updated once online ticket sales become available.

Attendees MUST be at least 21 years old - NO EXCEPTIONS!

There will also be a commercial Best Barley Wine Competition as well as live music.

Snack-type food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds of the regular sessions will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Proceeds from the Connoisseur Session will benefit the Brewers Guild of Alaska.

For more information please go to: http://www.auroraproductions.net/beer-barley.html

The promoter of this event is Aurora Productions. Should you have any questions please contact them at:

Aurora Productions, Inc.
3401 Denali Street, Suite 202B
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Phone: (907) 562-9911; Fax: (907) 562-9889

Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are need to pour beers, hand out glasses and wristbands, help with event programs etc. Note that to pour beer current Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM®) or Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) certification is required. For your help you will receive free admission to another session at the festival and a commemorative glass. If you are interested in helping please contact Auroa Productions at info@auroraproductions.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

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

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest 2016

Below is a listing of beer-related events taking place in Alaska during 2017. 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 2017

January 20 & 21

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

February 18

Frozen River Fest - Soldotna, Alaska

February 25

BJCP Examination - Juneau, Alaska


BJCP Study Course - Anchorage, Alaska

Early March

Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

March 31-April 2

Talkeetna Beer Trippin' - Talkeetna, Alaska

Early April

Anchorage On Tap Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska


Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

Last April

Alaska IPA Masters Championship - Anchorage, Alaska

May 6

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

May ?

BJCP Examination - Anchorage, Alaska

Late May

Alaska Crafted Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

May 26 & 27

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska


Euphoria - Healy, Alaska


E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska


Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska

Early August

Augtoberfest - Healy, Alaska


Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

Late August

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska


Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska


Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska


Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

Late September

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska

Early October

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

Early October

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska

Early October

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

Early October

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

Late October

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

Late October

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

Late October

Mighty Matanuska Brewfest - Palmer, Alaska

Early November

Beers by the Bay - 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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