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The Year at a Glance

January 16 & 17, 2015

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

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

January 16 at 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. (last pour is at 9:30 p.m.)
January 17 at 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Connoisseur Session (last pour is at 4:45 p.m.)
January 17 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/Great-Alaska-Beer-Barley-Festival-tickets/artist/2058603. 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 of $10.15 per ticket for the regular sessions and $11.10 per ticket for the Connoisseur Session giving a total of $49.30 and $60.00 per ticket respectively.

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.

February 7, 2015

Frozen River Fest - Soldotna, Alaska

Location: Soldotna Creek Park (44149 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, Alaska)

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Cost: The cost is $10.00 for admittance to the event. Children 12 and under get in free.

To sample beer in the beer garden also requires the purchase of an event mug for $5.00. Samples are then $2.00 per 4 oz. pour. The beer garden is, of course, restricted to those of at least 21 years old.

Description: This is an outdoor event with live music, bonfires, games, food vendorsand a beer garden. The following establishments will be represent in the beer garden: Arkose Brewery, Baranof Island Brewing Company, Bear Creek Winery, Broken Tooth Brewing Company, Celestial Meads, Homer Brewing Company, Midnight Sun Brewing Company, and Specialty Import.

Additional information may be found at: https://www.facebook.com/FrozenRiverFest.

February 21, 2015

Fur Rendezvous Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

This is a BJCP Sanctioned competition.

All recognized BJCP styles of beer, mead and cider will be accepted.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for current members of the Great Northern Brewers Club. Otherwise it is $5.00 per entry (please make checks out to the Great Northern Brewers Club). Also fill out and enclose a National Homebrew Competition entry/recipe form for each entry following the most current BJCP/AHA style guidelines. Forms and BJCP style information are available at http://www.bjcp.org.

Bottles per Entry: Three 12 oz. bottles (mead and ciders may use three 12 oz. bottles or one 750 ml bottle)

Entry Deadline: Entries may be dropped off on Saturday, January 41 at Arctic Brewing Supply (8401 Sandlewood Place) from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If you are unable to drop off entries at this time please contact the organizer and make other arrangements.

Shipping Entries: Entries may be shipped via private carrier (e.g. UPS, DHL, FedEx etc.) to:
Sleeping Lady Brewery
Fur Rondy HBC
717 West 3rd Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

If entries are shipped please contact the organizer so he will be sure to retrieve your paperwork from the brewery.

Judging: Judging will take place on Saturday, February 21st in the Snow Goose Restaurant basement starting at 10:00 a.m.

The Fur Rondy Side Challenge this year is session beer (i.e. beers of no more than 4.5% ABV).

For more information contact Jeff Shearer at shearer.jeff@gmail.com or (907) 782-6060.

August 8, 2015

5th 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 Kenai Brew Stop and Kenai River Brewing Company, Seward Brewing or at the Sports Center the day of the event. Tickets may also be purchased in Anchorage at La Bodega.

Online ticket sales will probably be available closer to the event date. Details will be given here when they become available.

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.

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


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 21

Fur Rendezvous Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

Early April

Talkeetna Beer Trippin' - Talkeetna, Alaska

Early April

Beer & Swine Festival - Anchorage, Alaska


Snow Goose Breakup Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska


Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

May 2

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


The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

May 22 & 23

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska

Late June

Solstice Beer Fest - Healy, Alaska


Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska


E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska

Early August

Augtoberfest - Healy, Alaska

August 8

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska


Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska


Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

Late September

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

Late September

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

Late September

Celestial Meads Equinox Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

Early October

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

Early October

Eagle River Brew Fest - Eagle River, Alaska


Mighty Matanuska Brewfest - Palmer, Alaska


Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska


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

Early November

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, Alaska


Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance Beer and Wine Tasting - Seward, Alaska


Southeast Alaska Autumn Pour - Juneau, 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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