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The Year at a Glance

February 17, 2018

Frozen RiverFest - Soldotna, Alaska

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

Time: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: The cost is free for non-drinkers. The cost is $20.00 is includes a custom festival mug and two drink tokens good for two 8 oz. pours Additonal tokens may be purchased for $3.00 each.

Tickets may be purchased at http://directory.soldotnachamber.com/events/details/frozen-riverfest-02-17-2018-13697. Note there may be some sort of service charge in addition to the actual ticket price. I could not easily determine this without registration etc. If anybody out there purchases tickets please let me know if there is an additonal charge and what it is.

Description: This is an outdoor event with live music, bonfires, games, food vendors, etc.

If you have any questions please contact the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce (this year's event organizers) at andy@soldotnachamber.com or call (907) 262-9814.


May 5, 2018

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

The Zymurgist Borealis Homebrew Club will meet on Saturday, May 5 starting at about noon off of Chena Pump Road at the Chena Pump Campgrounds (Google Maps refers to it as the Tanana Wayside and Boat Launch).

Come and join us in our celebration of National Homebrew Day in which we commemorate the legalization of homebrewing.

There will be a a potluck and, of course, homebrew/mead to share and sample.

The meeting will take place rain or snow or shine.

...and now for a bit of history. The Cranston Bill (introduced by Senator Alan Cranston of California) legalized homebrewing on the federal level by calling for an exemption from taxation of beer brewed at home for personal or family use. H.R. 1337, which included the Cranston Bill, was signed on October 14, 1978 by President"Jimmy" Carter. The tax exemption and, therefore, the legalization of homebrewing went into effect on February 1, 1979.

 

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

2017 E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition

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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


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

Early March

Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

Mid-April

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

Late June

Euphoria Denali - Healy, Alaska

Mid-July

E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska

Mid-July

Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska

Late July

The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

Early August

Downriver Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska

Early August

Augtoberfest - Healy, Alaska

Mid-August

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival - Soldotna, Alaska

Early September

Alaska Crafted Festival - Anchorage, Alaska

Mid-September

Talkeetna Beer Festival - Talkeetna, Alaska

September 22

Capital Brewfest - Juneau, Alaska

Late September

Zymurgist Borealis Septemberfest - Fairbanks, Alaska

Late September - Early October

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

Early October

Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska

Early October

Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska

Early October

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

Early October

Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska

Mid-October

Alaskan Homebrew Competition - Juneau, Alaska

Late October

Mighty Matanuska Boo Fest - Palmer, Alaska

Early November

Beers by the Bay - Seward, Alaska

Early November

Bodega-Fest - Anchorage, 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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