Alaska raises its glass to the weekend

January 17, 2014 by  

The Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival is celebrating its 20th annual festival and is a fundraising event to benefit children in Alaska who suffer from diabetes. Poster printing is likely to have been used to promote this fundraiser to people in the community.

Admission to this event, which is open to over-21s carrying ID only, includes an official program, 30 samples, and a six-ounce commemorative glass.

Today, Alaska has around 69,000 people with diabetes, meaning that services catering for this demographic are in greater demand. Funds raised at this event assist with the summer camp program for children, where youngsters with diabetes learn how to take care of themselves and interact with other children who are going through the same experience. This year’s special guests are Chad Yakobson and Paul Gatza, both experienced brewers.

This is an educational event offering insight into the disease and is created in partnership with the American Diabetes Association and Aurora Products, companies that work to make a difference in people’s lives who have diabetes.

General admission costs $40 per person. The fesitval will be happening this evening, January 17, and tomorrow night from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, with the last call at 9:30pm, at the William A Egan Civic and Convention Center located at 555 W 5th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska. To learn more or purchase your tickets, take a look at the Aurora Productions website or contact Phoebe O’Connell at the American Diabetes Association at 272-1424.