Like Halloween? Love great beer? Then don’t miss the Mighty Monster Boo Fest (aka Mighty Matanuska Brewfest) at the Alaska State Fair! The popular annual brewfest, now sanctioned by the Brewers Guild and supported by KAYO, takes place Saturday, October 28 from 6 – 10 p.m. at Raven Hall on the fairgrounds.
There will be plenty of brews and Halloween fun at this year’s event, which will feature beers and brewers from the Mat-Su Valley, across Alaska and around the world. Among the featured local breweries are Alaskan Brewing Co., Arkose Brewery, Bleeding Heart Brewery, Denali Brewing Co., Glacier Brewhouse, Kassik’s Brewery, and Quake! Brewing Company.
In celebration of Halloween weekend, there will be a costume contest with great prizes beginning at 9:15 p.m. Live music by Against the Grain starts at 7 p.m., and a silent auction and raffle with prizes is also on the agenda for the evening. Food, including tamales, roasted nuts and BBQ, will be available for purchase.
Tickets are now available on the Fair website, as well as at Vagabond Blues, Three Bears, and Purple Moose Espresso. Each $35 ticket comes with 20 3-ounce beer samples. Designated driver tickets are also available for $10, and include non-alcoholic beverages. Convenience fees apply.
All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21+ and show a valid ID. Brewfest patrons are reminded to plan in advance for a safe ride home by lining up a designated driver or planning to call a taxi.
For more information, please visit alaskastatefair.org or contact Dean Phipps, Fair director of marketing and communications, at [email protected] or 907.746.7153.