Devil’s Club Brewing Company brewer Trever Held accepts an award at the 2023 AK Beer Awards competition at Williwaw Social in Anchorage on Nov. 3. (Photo courtesy of Brewers Guild of Alaska)

Devil’s Club Brewing Company brewer Trever Held accepts an award at the 2023 AK Beer Awards competition at Williwaw Social in Anchorage on Nov. 3. (Photo courtesy of Brewers Guild of Alaska)

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Juneau brewers win 10 medals at 2023 AK Beer Awards

The Brewers Guild of Alaska (BGA) held the awards ceremony for the 2023 AK Beer Awards competition at Williwaw Social in Anchorage on Nov. 3. This competition included over 200 entries from 24 Alaskan small businesses across 18 different categories. All entries were judged double-blind by a group of nearly 30 expert judges, and categories spanned craft beer, cider, mead, hard seltzer and hard kombucha.

Three Juneau breweries took home awards: Devil’s Club Brewing Company won six medals, Alaskan Brewing Company won three and Forbidden Peak Brewing Company won one. The categories featuring Juneau winners are:

Golden, Blonde & Other Light Ales

1st Place: Nanook 65 Golden Ale, Lat 65 Brewing Company

2nd Place: Kolsch-Style Ale, Alaskan Brewing Company

3rd Place: Ivar’s Ale, Big Delta Brewing Company

Red, Amber & Brown Beer

1st Place: Red Raven Red Ale, Lat 65 Brewing Company

2nd Place: Red Spruce Red Ale, Forbidden Peak Brewing Company

3rd Place: Skiff Life Amber Lager, Harbor Mountain Brewing Company

Hazy or Juicy Hoppy Session Beer

1st Place: Freeride IPA, Alaskan Brewing Company

2nd Place: Dock Jump Hazy Pale Ale, Devil’s Club Brewing Company

3rd Place: Sandhill Sippa Hazy Pale Ale, Black Spruce Brewing Company

Hazy or Juicy IPA

1st Place: Hazy IPA, Glacier Brewhouse

2nd Place: Dave’s Lil’ Dingy Hazy IPA, Devil’s Club Brewing Company

3rd Place: Aroma Dome IPA, Black Spruce Brewing Company

Imperial Hazy or Juicy IPA

1st Place: Galactic Tornado Hazy DIPA, Girdwood Brewing Company

2nd Place: A Momentary Relapse of Clarity Cold DIPA, Black Spruce Brewing Company

3rd Place: Water World Hazy DIPA, Devil’s Club Brewing Company

Imperial Ale or Lager

1st Place: Seward’s Folly Russian Imperial Stout, 49th State Brewing Company

2nd Place: The Untamed Imperial Stout, Lat 65 Brewing Company

3rd Place: 35 Anniversary Ale Russian Imperial Stout, Alaskan Brewing Company

Sour Beer

1st Place: Guz Gueuze, Turnagain Brewing Company

2nd Place: A-papa Sour Wheat Ale, Devil’s Club Brewing Company

3rd Place: Sour Golden Dall Sour Belgian Tripel, 49th State Brewing Company

Flavored Beer

1st Place: Do You Like…? Milkshake IPA, Devil’s Club Brewing Company

2nd Place: Boreal Burial Spruce Tip Hazy DIPA, Black Spruce Brewing Company

3rd Place: Ullr Fuelr Pastry Stout, Girdwood Brewing Company

Saison

1st Place: Homesteader Saison, Turnagain Brewing Company

2nd Place, Saison de Collab Saison, Girdwood Brewing Company

3rd Place: Magik Muskeg Saison, Devil’s Club Brewing Company

Tlingit and Haida hosting Elders Congregate Meal

Tlingit and Haida’s Elderly Services program is hosting a social luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall at 320 W. Willoughby Ave.

Elders 55 and older are invited to enjoy a meal and company. Staff from the tribes’ communications team will be available to take photos of Elders in their regalia. For questions or to sign up for the meal email the Elderly Services program at tfysmail@tlingitandhaida.gov or call (907) 463-7131.

Two Goldbelt companies among five Alaska winners of 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award to five employers in Alaska for their support in recruiting, employing and retaining U.S. military veterans. The two Juneau companies were Goldbelt Inc. and Goldbelt Security LLC.

Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su announced award recipients during a ceremony at the department’s Washington headquarters where awardees were recognized for supporting veterans and their families.

“Recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans as they help them develop meaningful, long-term careers,” she said. “From small-town businesses to Fortune 500 companies, these employers understand that veterans are uniquely qualified and dedicated employees who make significant contributions in the workplace.”

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