Solstice Brew Fest

“Celebrating Alaskan beer under the Alaskan sun”.

Solstice Brew Fest Schedule

 Mon June 17th:

  • 4-5pm Beer Chat at Prospectors bar area. $7. Open seating.

A specific style of beer will be highlighted by brewers and examples of these styles made by Alaskan craft breweries will be sampled and discussed.

Tues June 18th:

  • 4-5pm Beer Chat at Prospectors bar area. $7. Open seating.

A specific style of beer will be highlighted by brewers and examples of these styles made by Alaskan craft breweries will be sampled and discussed.

Wed June 19th:

  • 4-5pm Beer Chat at Prospectors bar area. $7. Open seating.

A specific style of beer will be highlighted by brewers and examples of these styles made by Alaskan craft breweries will be sampled and discussed.

  • Beer dinner at 229.Time/price/menu TBA

Thurs June 20th:

  • 4-5pm Beer Chat at Prospectors bar area. $7.  Open seating.

A specific style of beer will be highlighted by brewers and examples of these styles made by Alaskan craft breweries will be sampled and discussed..

  • Beer dinner at the 49th State Brewing Co. $50 Time/menuTBA

Fri June 21st:

Beer release party at the 49th. All day event!

This is a ticketed event. $12 for a single ticket. $20 for both Friday and Saturday.

  • 4pm Grilling with Beer Seminar*. Learn how to grill with beer from a master. Free sampling at the end of the talk.
  • 5pm Introduction to Home Brewing Seminar*
  • 8pm Live outdoor music with Denali Cooks, H3, and Superfrequency on our outdoor stage.
  • 1am-4am. Late night dance party indoors.

Sat June 22nd:

Beer release party at the 49th all day event!

This is a ticketed event. $12 for a single ticket. $20 for both Friday and Saturday.

  • 12-4pm Home Brewers Competition

The competition will take place on Saturday, from 12-4, and will be open to anyone 21 and older who would like to enter a beer. Professional brewers are not eligible.  We will designate an area in the yard where anyone 21 and older can come in and taste the beers that the home brewers have to offer for free.  The competitors can bring as many beers as they want but would only be able to enter one in the competition. They must have a minimum of twelve 12oz. bottles. Two of the bottles will be designated for judging. The brewer or a representative must be available to pour and discuss their beer during the event.  There will be no cost to the homer brewers for entering beer.  All entrants would receive the following:

  • 1 Free admission to Solstice Festival on Saturday Evening
  • 1 Free 49th State T Shirt
  • 10% off Camping at our Campground for Friday and Saturday Night

The competition would be for Best in Show, and we would award 3 prizes:

  • 1st $100 gift card and the winning beer brewed at the 49th State and served at our Augtoberfest. $700 airfare voucher, courtesy of Deschutes Brewing Co.
  • 2nd $50 gift card redeemable at 49th, Prospectors, or the Bake
  • 3rd $25 gift card redeemable at 49th, Prospectors, or the Bake

Homebrew Competition Guidelines

  • The Guidelines for judging will be defined by the Brewers Association.
  • It will be Brewers Choice.
  • No professional brewers may enter.
  • An entrant must bring 12x12oz bottles in order to enter. 2 bottles are for judging. 10 are to be poured by entrant (or representative) to the crowd during the event. (This point is important as we aim to convey the depth of Alaska’s craft beer culture to people visiting.)
  • Entrants must submit the name of the beer, as well as what category it falls according to BA guidelines. Entrants must pre-register via email at promotions@dv3corp.com by June 14th in order to participate.

 

  • 4:30 Grilling with Beer Seminar*. Learn how to grill with beer from a master. Free sampling at the end of the talk.
  • 5:30 Transitions in Brewing Seminar*. Hosted by Master Brewer Jason Bullen and brewer/owner David McCarthy from the 49th State Brewing Co. This seminar covers steps in transitioning from homebrewing to nano brewing to micro brewing. No additional charge for seminar. Seats open to first arrivals.
  • 8pm Live outdoor music with Denali Cooks, H3, and Superfrequency on our outdoor stage.
  • 1am-4am Late night dance party indoors.

Sunday June 23rd:

  • 12-5pm Disc Golf Putting Competition. NO FEE
    1ST PLACE WINS: Augtoberfest Mega Pack including:2 tickets on the Alaskan RR/ 2 tickets to Augtoberfest/free lodging at The Salmon Bake Cabins/ $100 gift card for Augtoberfest weekend
    2ND PLACE WINS: $50 Gift Card for the 49th State Brewing Co.
    3rd PLACE WINS: $25 Gift Card for the 49th State Brewing Co.
    4th-10th take home official hats from the 49th State Brewing Co. .
  • 12-5pm Live music on the outdoor stage. Mudge Family Band. 12-5pm Disc Golf Putting Competition. NO FEE
    1ST PLACE WINS: Augtoberfest Mega Pack including:2 tickets on the Alaskan RR/ 2 tickets to Augtoberfest/free lodging at The Salmon Bake Cabins/ $100 gift card for Augtoberfest weekend
    2ND PLACE WINS: $50 Gift Card for the 49th State Brewing Co.
    3rd PLACE WINS: $25 Gift Card for the 49th State Brewing Co.
    4th-10th take home official hats from the 49th State Brewing Co. .

Tickets will be on-sale at www.49statebrewing.com and available at the gate.

 

* The seminars are open seating and at no additional cost.

Event Details

Date: June 17, 2013 - June 23, 2013
Event Type: Beer Weeks
Contact: Ellen Maloney

Event Location

49th State Brewing Co
Mile 248.5 George Parks HWY
Healy, AK 99743