August 28, 2020
Greetings, Talkeetna Brewfest Fans and Supporters,
We hope this finds you all safe, healthy, and happy. Many of you have reached out in regards to the annual Talkeetna Brewfest. We appreciate your interest and are grateful for your support of this wonderful event that has raised crucial funds for outdoor education programs and the Brewers Guild of Alaska. After waiting and hoping for a positive change in the pandemic and then discussing possibilities and alternatives with the Denali Brewing Company, we have decided to cancel this year’s Brewfest. We are disappointed but the health and safety of the Talkeetna community are imperative.
Since our merger with the Northern Susitna Institute, we have been excited to partner with Denali Brewing Company and the Brewers Guild of Alaska to host the Talkeetna Brewfest and look forward to doing so (with gusto!) when it is safe (fingers crossed for 2021). We want to make sure that it will be everything you have come to expect and love about the Brewfest. In the meantime, we are working with DBC to come up with creative new ways to fundraise and stay in touch in the absence of this year’s event. Stay tuned as our plans take shape! We are thrilled to be part of the Upper Mat-Su Valley community and look forward to getting to know all of you…the Talkeetna Brewfest brewers, food donors, community partners, supporters, musicians, and last but not least…beer connoisseurs (def. someone who picks up a glass of beer and smells it before they drink it. It is someone who looks at the color, texture, and head to compare that with the qualities they experience in their mouth). We will miss you all this year! We appreciate your understanding as we continue to navigate the ever-changing path of a global pandemic. We are optimistic and hopeful. Be well, stay safe, and bottoms up!
Jodi Rodwell Executive Director
Ph: 907.683.2597 Fax: 888.325.1938 www.denali.org P O Box 212 Denali National Park, AK 99755