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23rd Annual in 2015

Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival

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

  • 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. Paper tickets will be mailed by Brown Paper Tickets to the address provided with purchase. Must be 21 years or older to purchase or attend.

Friday, May 22:  

Gourmet Brewers’ Dinner

6 p.m. in Harriett Hall

2015 Beer Fest Ticket Sales begin Online February 1. 


A five-course meal, each course specially paired with Craft Beers. See the 2014 Beer Fest Dinner Menu….

Paper tickets will be mailed by Brown Paper Tickets to the address you provide with purchase. 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

1 pm – 5 pm in Dalton City

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

Online Ticket Sales Began Feb. 1, 2015. Tickets will sell out in advance of event.

Paper tickets will be mailed by Brown Paper Tickets to the address you provide with purchase. Paper ticket required for entry.

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 encouraged!

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

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.

Save time by downloading and filling out a waiver

See 5K route….

See 10K route

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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Offers special fares for Beer Fest weekend!

907-789-3331 or www.flyalaskaseaplanes.com

Alaska Marine Highway System

Departing Juneau                                                                                                                                                           Thurs May 22 @ 3:15 am arriving 7:45am                                                                                                                       Fri May 23rd @ 6:30am arriving 8:45am;  @ 7am arriving 11:30am;  @ 1pm arriving 3:15pm                                     Sat May 24th @ 6:30am arriving 8:45am

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.

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

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