Beer Fest
Beer Fest
Beer Fest
Beer Fest
Beer Fest

23rd Annual in 2015

Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival

May 22 and 23, 2015 (U.S. Memorial Day Weekend)

Ticket for the 2015 Festival are SOLD OUT and will not be available at the gates. Tickets for the 2016 Festival on sale here Feb. 1!

  • Friday, May 22 – Gourmet Brewers Dinner 6 p.m.  in Harriett Hall
  • Saturday, May 23 – Beerfest Tasting, 1 p.m-5 p.m.  in Dalton City

Ticket sales begin Feb. 1, 2015! Tickets sold separately. Online tickets sales only through Brown Paper Tickets–choose mobile, paper, or print at home. Must be 21 years or older to purchase or attend. Someone else buy you a ticket? Make sure you get it before the event–Your Ticket required for entry!!!

Product shipment for the Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival is generously donated by Alaska Marine Lines and Lynden Transport! Thank you!

Friday, May 22:  

Gourmet Brewers’ Dinner

6 p.m. in Harriett Hall

2015 Beer Fest Ticket Sales began Online February 1.

2/16/15: The dinner has SOLD OUT!

We will run a limited wait list for tickets that might become available.  To get your name on the list, send an email to amanda@seakfair.org. Include your name, a contact phone number, and the number of tickets desired (limit 5).

A five-course meal, each course specially paired with Craft Beers. Check out the 2015 Menu!

Tickets required for entry.

Must be 21 years or older with valid ID to purchase tickets or attend

Saturday, May 23, 2015:

23rd Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival Tasting — SOLD OUT

1 pm – 5 pm in Dalton City

Taste Great Beer! Enjoy Live Music! Eat Good Food! Please imbibe responsibly.   

Tickets for the 2015 Beer Fest SOLD OUT at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9.

WANT TO ATTEND IN 2016? Mark you calendar–Online Ticket Sales Began Feb. 1, 2016. Tickets will sell out in advance of event.

New in 2015–choose Paper, mobile or print at home tickets. Ticket required for entry. Tickets will be scanned for admission.

Must be 21 years or older with valid ID to purchase tickets or attend. No dogs. Sorry, infants and children may not enter the festival.

Open containers of alcohol are prohibited in Haines Borough outside of designated areas.

We are a big festival in a small town–we strive for a positive vibe and appreciate your help!

Slammin Salmon 

5K Run or Walk, 10K Run

Saturday, May 23, 9 am. Start Beer Fest day right! Earn your beer with a little exercise…$10 entry fee, t-shirts to the first 200 entries. Pre-registration is now closed, but you can still participate by signing up the day of!

New registrations from 8:15-8:45 am on Saturday, May 23 in Dalton City!

Great prizes for men’s and women’s winners!

New in 2015: We’ll be posting all fun run results online! Congrats to 2014 Top Finishers:

Mens 5K –Jake VanderPlas, Seattle WA, 22:15; Women’s 5K–Lauren Whyte, Whitehorse, YT, 23:57. Men’s 10K–David Eikelboom, Whitehorse, YT 36:15, Women’s 10K–Amelia Fraser, Whitehorse, YT, 45:30.


Home Brew Competition 


Calling All Brewers

The cost of entries is $5 for the first beer and $3 for subsequent entries.  Two bottles per entry are required.  A BCJP category and subcategory must be specified for each entry.  One entry per person per style subcategory (e.g. ok to enter a dry stout, sweet stout, and an oatmeal stout, but not 3 dry stouts by the same person). Meads are also accepted if labeled with style category and subcategory.

The following forms must be provided with each entry –



Drop off entries at:

Haines Brewing Company
Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds
Haines, Alaska 99827
Deadline for this drop off location: Wednesday, May 20 @ 6pm
Alaskan Brewing
5429 Shaune Drive
Juneau, Alaska  99801
Attn: Melody Crosby
Deadline for this drop off location: Monday, May 18 @ 5pm
Arctic Brewing Supply
8401 Sandlewood Place
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Deadline for this drop off location: Friday, May 15 @ 5pm

Entries may be submitted by courier (not US mail) to Alaskan Brewing.  Deadline for receipt of entries delivered by courier is Monday, May 18 @ 5pm.

Judging: If you are interested in judging, email hainesbrewfest@gmail.com

NEW: 2013 Home Brew Competition Results! (downloadable PDF)

For more info, contact Rob at hainesbrewfest@gmail.com.

Getting Here

Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry offers daily service between Haines and Skagway.

ADVANCED RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED                                hainesskagwayfastferry.com or 1-888-766-2103.



Alaska Fjord Lines offers special sailings between Juneau and Haines for Beer Fest weekend! 




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Special fares for Beer Fest weekend!

May 21 to May 25, fly between Juneau and Haines for $99 one way! Online reservations only–enter the Promo Code: BEER 





Alaska Adventure SailingAlaska Adventure Sailing sails a 54-foot ketch from Juneau to Haines for Beer Fest. Pack your best costume, fishing pole, bike, hula hoop, and refreshments. Departs 7 p.m. Thursday May 22, and returns Monday, May 25. Reserve a bunk: aksailing.com or 907-500-8028







Questions/Comments?  Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

For lodging and transportation information, contact the Haines Convention and Visitor Bureau, 907-766-2234 or www.haines.ak.us. Lodging in Haines sells out over Beer Fest weekendbook early for rooms and camp sites.