May Events


Tuesday, May 3

Kick the Kicker promotion at Locals Pub and Pizzeria in Wasilla from 6-8 p.m.

Alaskan Brewing and Locals Pub and Pizzeria are pleased to announce the launch party for the new Kicker Session IPA. Be as bold as this beer and come refresh your palate, the brew crew will be there signing people up to win some great prizes. Guess the minute the keg blows to and win some fantastic prizes.

Wednesday, May 4

Raspberry Wheat Sampling at Fort Richardson Mini Mall from 5-7 p.m.

It’s back! The highly anticipated release of our renowned Raspberry Wheat. What a perfect way to kick off summer in Alaska, then with this liquid candy. The brew crew will be sampling off the growler bar, just as you’re getting off of work. If you’re on JBER and love beer, be sure to stop in and see us.

Tuesday, May 10

Kick the Kicker Promotion at McGinley’s in Anchorage from 8-10 p.m.

Come on down to the home of the four leaf clover and help us kick off our brand new, year round offering, the Kicker Session IPA. Guess the minute we “kick” the first keg and win some prizes. What more can you ask for? Prizes? Great beer? Test you luck and come kick the Kicker with us. Festivities start at 6pm.

Wednesday, May 11

SMaSH #431 Sampling at Eagle River Ale House from 5-7 p.m.

Like IPA’s? How about naming things? Come try out our latest offering from our Rough Draft Line. We built this phenomenal Imperial IPA with the yet to be named experimental hop, HBC #431. This hop is so new to the game that it doesn’t have a name yet. Come on down and try some, the Brew Crew will be there at 5 pm sampling this awesome beer, and if you have a name, we will pass it on to the hop naming committee. Cheers!

Tuesday, May 17

Grape vs. Grain Dinner at Pub House in Anchorage from 6-10 p.m.

Thank you for bearing with us after postponing this much anticipated event. We are back on and better than ever. (We had to give those wine guys a little extra time to prepare!) Come check out this limited ticket affair, where you get to be the judge. Five courses, 10 pairings and only one winner. We are pitted against Robert Mondavi Wineries and with Chef Daniel cooking. This event will surely not disappoint.

Friday, May 20

Brewin’ for Bruins Fundraiser at the Alaska Zoo from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Beer with bears? Not bears with beer (that would be an entirely different event). We are teaming up with the Alaska zoo to sample some beer while raising money for these majestic animals. The Midnight Sun American Association of Zoo Keepers annual fundraiser boasts three hours of tasting local brew, eating and watching brown, black and polar bears play. Also participate in a silent auction, all to help raise money to further our mission and conserve wildlife locally and throughout the world.

Saturday, May 21

Alaska Crafted Festival at 7th and F Streets in Downtown Anchorage from 5-10 p.m.

Come down and enjoy a taste of Alaska. This event showcases all of the great work that Alaskans are doing in the craft beer and alcohol industry. We will be there all evening rocking out to some great local bands and pouring our amazing beer. I could not think of a better way to spend a Saturday night, in the greatest state in the world.

Sunday, May 22

Migratory Birds Celebration at the Alaska Zoo from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spread your wings for conservation and migrate to the Alaska Zoo to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory birds treaty! Alaskan Brewing will be there holding down the beer garden, so stop by and enjoy this great centennial event with something for everyone.


Monday, May 2

Dugout Beer Dinner in St. Cloud, MN


Thursday, May 4

Happy Gnome Tap Takeover in St. Paul, MN


Friday, May 6

Tasting at South Lyndale Liquors in Minneapolis, MN from  4:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 13

Tasting at Total Wine and Liquor in Burnsville, MN, from 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, May 14

Stanley’s Bacon and Beer Fest in Northeast Minneapolis, MN, from 2-5p.m.

Find more information online.

Tuesday, May 17

Beer Class at Total Wine and Liquor in Roseville, MN, at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18

Tasting at Total Wine and Liquor in Maple Grove, MN, from 4-7 p.m.

Thursday, May 19

Tasting at Total Wine and Liquor in Bloomington, MN, from 4-7 p.m.

Friday, May 20

Tasting at Total Wine and Liquor in Roseville, MN, from 4-7 p.m.

Tasting at Total Wine and Liquor in Woodbury, MN, from 4-7 p.m.


Saturday, May 7

Kemah International Beer Fest at Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah from 2-5 p.m.

Area beer enthusiasts will flock to Kemah Boardwalk’s International Beer Fest to spend the day enjoying a worldwide selection of more than 70 International beers mixed in with live music and beautiful scenery. Event attendees will enjoy spring weather and fresh air as they sample beers from 44 breweries and receive giveaways from beer vendors, while supplies last.

Saturday, May 14

Austin Untapped at Carson Creek Ranch in  Austin at 3:30 p.m.

Austin Untapped Indie Beer and  Indie Music features 60+ breweries, 200+ beers, eight bands including national touring acts, plus local vendors and food trucks.

Tuesday, May 17

Austin culturemap Tastemaker Awards  at Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin from 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, May 21

Big Texas Beer Fest at NRG Center in Houston from 1-6:30 p.m.

The inaugural event will feature at least 80 breweries and more than 300 breweries, plus food and live music. Find out more online.

Wednesday, May 18

Houston culturemap Tastemaker Awards at the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston at 7 p.m.

Celebrate tastemakers at this swanky event with food and drinks and emceed by celebrity chef Bryan Caswell. At the Asia Society Texas Center at 1370 Southmore Blvd. More information online.


Wednesday, May 4

Brew Krewe with Alaskan Brewing at Stoney’s Bar and Grill in Denver at 7 p.m.

Luke will talk about Alaskan Brewing and a selection of Alaskan Beer for this educational and tasty get-together of craft beer enthusiasts.

Tuesday, May 17

Alaskan Pint Night at Cheba Hut on Champa Street in Denver from 4:20-7 p.m.

Buy a beer, keep the glass! Plus plenty of Alaskan Brewing swag!

Saturday, May 28

Old West Brew Fest at Town Square in Jackson, WY, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Try a sampling of an age-old craft with brews from more than a dozen breweries from the Wild West (including wild Alaska)! Entrance is free and beers can be bought with wooden nickels purchased at the entrance. One token = one taste ($1 value). Buy a few or buy a package to try more delicious beers. Find more information online.


Saturday, May 14

AmeriCan Canned Craft Beer Festival at the Scottsdale Civic Center from noon-6 p.m.

AmeriCan features more than 300 rare beers from more than a hundred breweries. It’s not just a festival, it’s also a competition. More than 40 certified craft beer judges will gather to taste and vote for their favorites in nine categories.

Washington and Idaho

Wednesday, May 4

Tap Takeover at Tapped in Moscow, ID, all evening

Alaskan Brewing will be hosting a Tap Takeover at Tapped in Moscow, ID. We will have six great beers on tap and will have some giveaways throughout the evening.