Brews and Boos at 2018 Fair Brewfest
'Mighty Monster Boo Fest' takes place October 27
Alaska State Fair
The popular Mighty Matanuska Brewfest (this year called the Mighty Monster Boo Fest), sanctioned by the Brewers Guild and supported by KAYO, takes place Saturday, October 27 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 49th State Brewing Co., Alaska Ciderworks, Alaskan Brewing Co., Arkose Brewery, Bear Paw River Brewing Co. Bleeding Heart Brewery, Denali Brewing Co., Gakona Brewing Co., Girdwood Brewing Co., Glacier Brewhouse, Kassik’s Brewery, Kenai River Brewing Co., King Street Brewing Co., Last Frontier Brewing Co. and Matanuska Brewing Co.
In celebration of Halloween weekend, there will be a new faster format for the costume contest with great prizes beginning at 8:45 p.m. Live music by Agents of Karma 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 or older and show a valid ID. Brewfest patrons are reminded to plan in advance for a safe ride home by assigning a designated driver or planning to call a taxi.