2014 Beer Festival & Dinner Highlights

Charlie Papzian, Brewers' Association President, addresses the dinner crowd of 250.

Collette Costa, ever clever MC, with tricks and slick lines up her sleeves and... always more! Here she chats it up with Haines Mayor Stephanie Scott (left) and Rachael Juzeler (right) former brewmistress, now arts director.

Main course! Waygu zabuton steak, fiddlehead ferns, gnocchi, smoked salmon-shishito pepper steak sauce.

Those of you who know Lee might think he's trying his hand at karaoke!?! But really, he's introducing Midnight Sun's Hibernator Smoked Double Bock that was paired with the main course.

*** Thanks to Andy Hedden for these wonderful photos!

*** Tickets go on sale February 1, 2015 for next year's dinner -- and it sells out quickly!! Watch the SE Alaska State Fair's web site for the launch of ticket sales in Feb.