If you’re looking for an excuse to head out on a road trip this weekend, the second annual Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival is taking place Saturday in Soldotna.
The participating breweries include Alaskan, Broken Tooth, Denali, Glacier Brew House, Kassik’s Brewery, Kenai River, King Street, Midnight Sun, Silver Gulch, Sleeping Lady and St. Elias Brewing, plus some out-of-state microbreweries. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Soldotna Rotary Club, which plans to use the funds for a community mural, Rotary Park upkeep, service to the local food bank and other local projects, plus the club’s international service projects, such as the construction of a school in Nicaragua, books in Liberia and medical supplies in Malawi.
The festival takes place 4-11 p.m. Tickets are $20, which includes a commemorative glass and six 4-ounce samples. Tickets can be purchased at St. Elias Brewing, Kassik's Brewery and Kenai River Brewing Co. or at the festival. Additional samples can be purchased: two $3 or 12 for $15. Visit the beer fest’s Facebook page for more info.