2018 VALDEZ oktoberfest & Home Brew Competition

Be AN alaskan craft brewer donor today!

as a donor you become an entrant in the 4TH annual people's choice award!

The Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau strives to highlight and promote our community thriving craft beer culture by hosting the annual Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition.

This is our 8th Year!

The Event attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing opportunities, and serves as a showcase for great beers, our restaurants, our bars, and other businesses not only with ties to the craft beer community.

Valdez is the perfect place to come together and showcase the craft beer community!

We are excited to introduce again for the 4th Year at the 2018 Oktoberfest & Home Brew Competition – People’s Choice Tasting.  This will take place on Saturday evening.  All participants will have a chance to taste beer from Alaskan brewers and will vote for their favorite brew of the season.   The winner of the Peoples Choice Tasting will receive: 

A one Year Membership at the Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau,
A ¼ page ad & full business listing in the 2020 Visitors Guide,
Mentions on all social media of VCVB prior, during and after the event,
A 12 month feature on the Valdez Oktoberfest Website, 
Your breweries logo on the 2018 Oktoberfest commemorative Beer Glass.

Plus a Crystal Trophy to showcase at your Brewery.

Total Prize Value: Over $5,000

craft brewer donor REGISTRATION AND MARKETING Form is available here for download and submission.  

This event cannot happen without your support.  We will be raising money through two avenues, sponsors & from ticket sales.

The seventh annual Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition will take place on September 29th, 2018.  This event will include a VIP Reception for entrants; judges; craft breweries and sponsors on Friday evening, beer judging during the day on Saturday and an exciting evening on Saturday with live music, tasty food and a public tasting of beer from brewers around Alaska as well as prizes to Win!.  

Last year’s Event was a great success with over 40 combined Brewers, Competitors, Judges, plus over 300 guests from Alaska and the Lower 48 States.

If you are able to agree to donate beer to the 2018 Oktoberfest & Home Brew Competition, you will receive recognition on all advance advertising from the time we are aware of your donation, recognition at Saturday evening event on the tables, at the service locations as well verbal recognition.  In addition, a representative from your organization is invited to serve as one of our Home Brew Competition Judges and your organization will receive one free ticket and sponsor swag bag for you to attend Saturday’s event.    

The Event offers the opportunity for brand exposure, consumer interaction, and fun! Not to mention, the event supports Tourism Marketing for all of Valdez, including Alaska.

Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit 501 (c) 6 organization, responsible for the ongoing tourism marketing mission for the community of Valdez. 100% of the net proceeds are returned to the community by way of marketing and advertising Valdez as a preferred travel destination within Alaska.


Don't miss out ...OKTOBERFEST is coming around fast!