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Beer Tasting and Palette Training Class - Anchorage, Alaska
Description of the Study Course: This course is limited to 40 people. There will be a waiting list for those to take the place of anyone who does not show up for the first class.
Classes will be held:
February 19, 25
March 4, 11, 18, and 25
April 8, 15, 22, and 29
Time: The first class of the The Beer Tasting and Palette Training course will be on February 19 starting at 5:00 p.m.
Location: The course will be held in at Café Amsterdam (530 East Benson #3).
Costs: $50.00 which is due at the first class.
This class is intended to prepare people to take the BJCP Tasting Examination.
For more information about the short course and/or the BJCP ecaminations please contact Kevin Sobolesky at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 903-1056.
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 email@example.com or (907) 474-2138.
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
Fur Rondy Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska
Taste of Alaska Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska
May 25 & 26
Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival - Haines, Alaska
Euphoria Denali - Healy, Alaska
E.T. Barnette Homebrew Competition - Fox, Alaska
Golden Days Beer Fest - Fox, Alaska
The Culmination Beer Festival - Anchorage, Alaska
Downriver Beer Festival - Fairbanks, Alaska
Augtoberfest - Healy, 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
Late September - Early October
HooDoo ChooChoo - On a train traveling from Fairbanks-Nenana-Fairbanks, Alaska
Eagle River Brewfest - Eagle River, Alaska
Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition - Valdez, Alaska
Great Alaska Beer Train - On a train traveling from Anchorage- Portage-Anchorage, Alaska
Anchor Town Invitational Homebrew Competition - Anchorage, Alaska
Alaskan Homebrew Competition - Juneau, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 474-2138..
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