Address: 296 Fair Dr Haines, AK 99827
Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 - Sat, 23 May 2020
Hours: 12pm - 5pm
You must be 21 or older to attend this event.
Event information may be out of date due to COVID-19. Please confirm details and more information with Official Event Website.
The longest-running and best-loved craft beer festival in Alaska begins with a home brew contest, followed by a five-course, gourmet dinner with craft beer pairings.
The annual Great Alaska Craftbeer and Home Brew Festival, held each Memorial Day weekend, is a rite of spring in Haines. The “Haines Beerfest,” as its known by locals, is very popular, and tickets sell out weeks in advance. It kicks off with a gourmet dinner, paired with beer tastings.
The following day, the crowd descends on the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds, where craft beer and homebrew samples abound. There's also a 5K and 10K fun run. Stay in local hotels, private cabins, B&Bs, or camp!
Friday, May 22:
During the day: Homebrew Competition *Not open to the public
6:00 pm: Gourmet Brewers’ Dinner at Harriett Hall, Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds
a 5 course meal Gourmet Dinner paired with the best brews from throughout our region. See more information below.
Saturday, May 23:
8:00 am: Registration begins for the Slammin’ Salmon 5K & 10K Fun Run at Dalton City on the Fairgrounds.
12:00 noon: Connoisseur’s Tasting Begins. Entry starts at 11:30 am at the Fair Vehicle Gate.
1:00 pm: General Admission Tasting Begins. Entry at the Fair Main Gate.
5:00 pm SHARP: Taps pulled and Beerfest closes.
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