The Mighty Matanuska Brewfest is slated for Friday and Saturday at Raven Hall, and its a great opportunity to sample some of the Valley's brewmasters top creations. Local brewers Denali Brewing Company and Arkose Brewery will be on hand with some ales that are only available at the brewfest, so you may want to stop on by and sample these fantastic creations.
The craft beer scene in Alaska may only trail Oregon in terms of creativity, but Alaskans are particularly fond of their locally-brewed creations. From the giant, Alaskan Brewing Company, to the smaller upstart brewers like Arkose, they are turning out big beers that are starting to get noticed nationally.
Tickets are available through Vagabond Blues or at www.alaskastatefair.org. Ticket prices are $30 for 20 three-ounce samples, or $10 for a "designated driver" ticket that includes non-alcoholic drinks.
Enjoy the festival, but remember to be safe and always have a designated driver.