Past Events

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Cider Tasting

Jul. 11. 2017 - at Mini-Bo

Join us for a mid-summer tasting of a variety of exciting, unique and new ciders! Join Chris and La Bodega at the Spenard Mini-Bo for an event that pairs delicious, refreshing ciders with food plates from our neighbors Hearth Artisan Pizza.

The event starts at 5:15 PM on Tuesday, July 11th. $20 tickets are on sale now at the Mini-Bo, and include the flight of ciders and Hearth food pairings.

Saké Solstice Tasting

Jun. 20. 2017 - at Mini-Bo

Our 10th Anniversary Tasting Series returns for summer solstice! Join our saké specialist, Will, from 5:15 to 6:30 at the Mini-Bo for a delightful sampling of new and unique saké. In this tasting you will try yuzu saké, a saké brewed with an ancient red rice, sparkling saké and a nigori one cup!

Tickets are $20 and include pizza and appetizers to pair from our neighbors at Hearth Artisan Pizza. Tickets are only available at the Mini-Bo in Spenard.

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Trappist Beer & Cellaring Tasting

Apr. 18. 2017 - at Mini-Bo

The next event in our 10th Anniversary Tasting Series is a theme we’re very excited about: Trappist beers and cellaring. In this tasting you will get a combination of Trappist and aged beers, and you will taste for yourself how cellaring can influence these delicious and specifically designated brews, and beer in general. The event will take place on April 18th at 5:15 PM at our Mini-Bo, and the drinks will be paired with small plates from Hearth Artisan Pizza.

$15 Tickets are on sale now at our Spenard Mini-Bo!

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Argentine Wine Tasting

Apr. 4. 2017 - at Mini-Bo

Our 10th Anniversary Tasting Series continues with a tasting of Argentinian wine! This country is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world, and offers a wonderful and rich wine culture. Learn more about this fantastic wine region on Tuesday, April 4th at 5:15 PM at our Mini-Bo in Spenard. Tickets include a lineup of hand-selected wines and food pairings from Hearth Artisan Pizza.

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Saké Expo 2017

Apr. 1. 2017 - at Kincaid Chalet

Our annual Saké Expo is like nothing you’ve seen in Alaska.

This is where La Bodega holds nothing back, presenting over 80 sakés in a tranquil, calm, professional tasting.  The people behind every table are excited to share their knowledge of saké while they pour your samples.

Whether you are new to saké or one of our local connoisseurs, this event will meet you there and you’ll leave more informed than when you arrived.

The Japan Alaska Association will have a table at the Expo to talk with you about the great work they do for our community.

Catering for the Saké Expo will be provided by Kinley’s Restaurant.  Desserts by Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge and Wild Scoops, who is bringing back their pear saké sorbet!

All of the saké is available for ordering that evening, some of which is rare and limited in quantity.

Tickets are $45 individually and $80 for 2 tickets.

Purchase tickets online at www.brownpapertickets.com or at any of our three La Bodega locations.

Saké Movie Night

Mar. 31. 2017 - at 49th State Brewing Co.

SOLD OUT!  And NO ticket sales at the door.

Miss out?  Come join us Saturday for the Saké Expo!

Featuring the 1995 sci-fi anime hit, Ghost in the Shell! Japanese-inspired small plates available for purchase, and of course, popcorn!

Whether you’re excited about the new live action remake, or despise the idea, this will be a perfect chance to catch up on all the hype! Ghost in the Shell is considered one of the greatest anime films ever made, and explores themes of self-identity in a highly technological world.

$15 tickets include movie and a saké flight. Tickets available at all La Bodega locations and at www.brownpapertickets.com

Saké Dinner

Mar. 30. 2017 - at South Restaurant & Coffeehouse

SOLD OUT!

We are excited to present a complete saké dinner this year! Menu created by South’s Chef Shane with saké pairings by La Bodega. Along with saké information as we go, this evening will also include discussion on pairing saké with food.

Saké 101 and 201

Mar. 29. 2017 - at "Mini-Bo" on Northern Lights and Spenard

Two in-depth saké tasting classes taught by Portland Saké Expert Marcus Pakiser. In Saké 101 you will learn all the basics of saké styles and production. In saké 201, you will learn even more about the intricacies of saké types, history, and culture surrounding saké. Food from Hearth Artisan Pizza will be complementary.

Both classes are $20 separately. Tickets are available only at our “Mini-Bo” in Spenard.

Cocktail Club: Saké

Mar. 28. 2017 - at Spenard Roadhouse

Our highly-regarded Cocktail Club returns to Spenard Roadhouse during Saké Week. Two saké cocktails and a saké flight for good measure, as well as food pairings from the Roadhouse chefs. Co-hosted by Shawna from Roadhouse and Will from La Bodega.

$39 tickets available only at our “Mini-Bo” next to Hearth!

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Saké Basics: An Educational Tasting

Mar. 25. 2017 - at Café Amsterdam

This is the tasting for true newbies to saké, that is, those who don’t care for saké, have only ever had hot saké, or have never had any saké at all. This one hour tasting will provide you with a basic understanding of saké.

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SAISON TASTING!

Mar. 21. 2017 - at Mini-Bo

Also known as Farmhouse Ales, Saisons are a traditional Belgian-style that are fruity, crisp and spicy. Join Will on Tuesday March 21 from 5:15 pm-6:30pm for an appreciation of this beloved style. $15 tickets are available at our “Mini-Bo” in Spenard and include delicious bites from Hearth Artisan Pizza!

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IMPERIAL STOUT TASTING!

Mar. 7. 2017 - at Mini-Bo

Warm up with us as we taste our way through one of the all-time classic beer styles! Join Jonathan on Tuesday March 7 from 5:15pm-6:30pm for a fantastic line-up of Imperial Stouts. $15 tickets are available at our “Mini-Bo” in Spenard and include delicious bites from Hearth Artisan Pizza!

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MEAD TASTING!

Feb. 28. 2017 - at Mini-Bo

Finally, the tasting event 8,000 years in the making. Our newest theme in our 10th Anniversary Tasting Series is Mead, hosted by mead enthusiast and brewer Andrew! The event is on Tuesday, Feb 28th from 5:15 pm-630pm at our “Mini-Bo” in Spenard. $15 tickets are available at that location and include a curated lineup of meads with food from Hearth Artisan Pizza!

Sour Beer Class

Feb. 17. 2017 - at The Small Room Across From Our Mini-bo!

One of our most well-received classes of 2016: Sour Beer! We’re bringing Andrew back to teach a love and knowledge of all things sour.

Class is from 5:15 – 6:30, held in the small room across from our “mini-Bo” in Spenard. This will be our first class in that space for 2017.

If you attended Sour Beer Class last fall, rest assured you’ll be tasting an entirely new lineup. So while some of the info might overlap, there will be plenty of new beer and insight to enjoy. Plus it’s always good to reinforce your knowledge of a subject as complex (and tasty) as this.

$15 tickets include beer, knowledge AND small bites from Hearth. Purchase your seat by stopping by or calling mini-Bo: 274-0826.

Beer Week Beer Dinner

Jan. 18. 2017 - at Kinley's Restaurant

We love collaborating with Kinley’s on these dinners. Chris and Pamela, along with Heather from Specialty Imports picked out the beers. Brett designed the menu and Marty from Kinley’s is the mastermind of the beautiful execution for which Kinley’s dinners are well-known.

The theme is Classic versus Twisted pairings. For each course you’ll receive two beers, one you’ve likely had or seen and one less common, or a twist on the style. We’ll be explaining the motivation for each pairing as we go along so you can learn the method to our madness and ask any questions that occur along the way.

Click here to read the menu in its entirety. Looking forward to seeing you during AK Beer Week!

CIDER SOIRÉE

Jan. 18. 2017 - at REILLY'S IRISH PUB

Hard to believe we’ve been hosting this cider event since 2012! Time flies when you’re having fun, for sure.

We love hosting Cider Soirée at Reilly’s because Ireland has a bit of cider history itself. Plus it’s a very comfortable old school Anchorage bar with super nice bartenders and the lovely owner Jeannie Reilly.

We’ll be offering three different cider flights for purchase from 6 PM until at least 9 PM.

Special guests from JK Scrumpy and D’s Wicked Cider will be making the rounds to meet you and talk about all things cider. And of course, our La Bodega crew will be on hand to make sure the night flows smoothly (and hand you a coupon!).

SOUR BEER CLASS

Jan. 17. 2017 - at AT THE SMALL ROOM ACROSS FROM OUR MINI-BO!

One of our most well-received classes of 2016: Sour Beer! We’re bringing Andrew back to teach a love and knowledge of all things sour.

Class is from 5:15 – 6:30, held in the small room across from our “mini-Bo” in Spenard. This will be our first class in that space for 2017.

If you attended Sour Beer Class last fall, rest assured you’ll be tasting an entirely new lineup. So while some of the info might overlap, there will be plenty of new beer and insight to enjoy. Plus it’s always good to reinforce your knowledge of a subject as complex (and tasty) as this.

$15 tickets include beer, knowledge AND small bites from Hearth. Purchase your seat by stopping by or calling mini-Bo: 274-0826.

MOUNTAIN VIEW MONDAY

Jan. 16. 2017 - at West Berlin Restaurant

One of Anchorage’s hidden gems, West Berlin in Mountain View rocks a killer German beer selection year-round to complement their traditional German fare.

West Berlin was the obvious choice for La Bodega to host a release event for several new-to-market German beer offerings. Tasting flights will be available for purchase and we hope you’ll consider staying for dinner and making a night of it!

No need to be there at a specific time – flights will be available for the duration of the dinner service, from 5-9 PM.

Danke Schön und Prost!

BEER 101 CLASS

Jan. 14. 2017 - at south restaurant

Learn about classic beer styles from Chris and Deirdre, long-time La Bodega all-stars! Plus, get technical brewing insight from Cole of Resolution Brewing.

Featured styles will include: German Pilsner, American IPA, Sour, Bock, Dark, and Belgian.

Cost is $50 per person and well worth it, not only for the knowledge and beer but also for the La Bodega coupon that will help you on your journey through classic beer styles after the class!

Just click the pic to purchase your seats. Let’s get educated!

COCKTAIL CLUB: APERTIFS & DIGESTIVS

Dec. 13. 2016 - at SPENARD ROADHOUSE

Apertifs & Digestivs was our most well-received Cocktail Club of last season.  We are stoked to host it again.

Presented by Shawna of Spenard Roadhouse and Nikole of La Bodega for a Cocktail Club perfectly timed so that you have some interesting new knowledge and beverages to bring to the many upcoming holiday parties!

Event begins at 8:30 P.M.  $39 ticket includes the guided tasting magical evening that is Cocktail Club.  And food!  Small bites, that is, by the Roadhouse.

Tickets are sold ONLY at our mini-Bo next to Middle Way Cafe and space is very limited.

THE BRITISH ARE COMING!

Dec. 13. 2016 - at JACK SPRAT IN GIRDWOOD

The British are here, in fact!

As part of our Winter in the Woods Tasting Series, we are featuring all sparkling in the upcoming flight this Tuesday, December 13th.

The first two wines will indeed be from merry old England, Hush Heath Brut and Rosé.  And the third in the flight is the ever-lovely Domaine du Prieure Cremant de Borgogne, a not-champagne-but-incredibly-delicious-and-a-killer-value-bubbly.  

Chef Andrew Brown is designing a three-course tasting menu to pair with our flight.

If you can make it promptly at 5PM, Pamela from La Bodega will be giving a “formal” talk on the wines.  That is, we’ll taste together and go into what they’re all about.

Or, come to Jack Sprat at your leisure that evening to enjoy the night on your timeline.  We recommend ordering the flight and the tasting menu to experience the whole magic.

Cheerio!

WHAT WE LEARNED AT SAKE CLASS

Dec. 6. 2016 - at AT AT THE SMALL ROOM ACROSS FROM OUR "MINI-BO" AT HEARTH

Will and Pamela traveled to Portland last month for a 3 day advanced course in sake, taught by our mentor and good friend Markus Pakiser.  We were in good company with students from across the U.S. and many attendees from Sake One in Oregon.

Next Tuesday at our mini-Bo we’ll be doing a presentation and tasting to share our newly acquired knowledge.  It begins promptly at 5:15PM and will wrap up at 6:30 on the dot.

Tickets are $15 ea. and available at our Mini-Bo, that is, the one next to Middle Way Cafe.

THANKSGIVING PAIRINGS

Nov. 22. 2016 - at AT THE SMALL ROOM ACROSS FROM OUR "MINI-BO" AT HEARTH

We’re excited to share with you our favorite Thanksgiving pairing ideas!

This will be held in the small room across from our new “mini-Bo” in the Northern Lights Mall.

This event is casual, reception-style, so come by any time between 5:15 – 6:30 and we’ll have selections beer, cider, wine and sake to taste, along with small bites from Hearth.  $10 per person.

Looking forward to seeing you and helping you select the perfect libations for your wonderful Thanksgiving meal!

FEATURING CROFT VINEYARDS

Nov. 15. 2016 - at JACK SPRAT RESTAURANT

Winter in the Wood is in full swing!

Each Winter the Wood features a different theme or winery.

This coming Tuesday, November 15th from 5:00 – 5:30 join Pamela from La Bodega and Chancy Croft for a informative talk and tasting of the Croft wines.  Croft Vineyards is not only organic and certified salmon-safe, they are owned and operated by Alaskans!

Can’t make it at 5:00?  Come to Jack Sprat anytime Tuesday night.  The Croft wines will be available for purchase along with a 3-course tasting menu by chef Andrew Brown.

By attending the tasting or purchasing a flight, you will also receive a (rare!) coupon to purchase the Croft Wines at a discount at any of our La Bodega locations.  Look forward to toasting with you!

COCKTAIL CLUB: CORPSE REVIVER

Oct. 25. 2016 - at SPENARD ROADHOUSE

This is our first Cocktail Club of the 2016/2017 season!

Corpse Reviver is a gin based cocktail that has many iterations.

Come join Shawna of Spenard Roadhouse and Nikole of La Bodega for a Cocktail Club perfectly timed so that you’ll have a new drink to spook your friends with on Halloween weekend!

Event begins at 8:30 P.M.  $39 ticket includes the guided tasting magical evening that is Cocktail Club.  And food!  Small bites, that is, by the Roadhouse.

Tickets are sold ONLY at our mini-Bo next to Middle Way Cafe and space is very limited.

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY DINNER PARTY

Oct. 5. 2016 - at KINLEY'S RESTAURANT
Let the celebration continue!

Kinley’s Restaurant has once again agreed to have us back to host a dinner, and we are darn excited about this one.

Chef Brett has designed a fantastic 5 course menu. Chris, Andrew and Pamela of La Bodega worked together on the sudsy selections for the evening.

We’ll send out the full menu in the morning so you can peruse the details, but we assure you, it’s terrific.

To reserve your spot, please call Kinley’s at 644-8953.  The dinner is 5 courses paired with one cider to begin, 4 beers, and then two different beverages with dessert.  $65 per person.

BODEGA-FEST, THE BIRTHDAY EDITION

Sep. 24. 2016 - at LUCY CUDDY PARK IN MIDTOWN ANCHORAGE

To celebrate our 10 years in business, we’re making this year’s Bodega-Fest a Birthday Party.

We have also added an event after Bodega-Fest winds down – the Bodega-Fest Concert at Tap Root.

Tickets on sale here.

ABOUT BODEGA-FEST:
September 24, 2016 from 1PM – 6PM at the Lucy Cuddy Park.
Bodega-Fest is a tasting event featuring beer from within our great state and well beyond.
In addition to the other beer, we release “Gladys” at Bodega-Fest, the beer that La Bodega brews each year with the talented Greg Mills of 49th State Brewing Co.
Always featuring an ample amount of mead and cider, we’ve also added sake this year!
Your $39 ticket includes entrance, entertainment, lawn games, a slice of birthday cake, a commemorative glass and 12 tasting tickets.  Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase.
Entertainment at Bodega-Fest this year by:
DJ Alex the Lion * Orion Donicht * Big Fat Buddha
Food available for purchase from The Potato. That’s right, McCarthy’s favorite restaurant is setting up at Bodega-Fest to offer their excellent fare to our attendees.

ABOUT THE BODEGA-FEST CONCERT:
We are proud to present Pamyua: Alaska’s own unique and highly talented Indigenous band.
If you haven’t seen Pamyua, be ready to be highly impressed.  Their website says it better than we could: http://www.pamyua.com
Tickets to the Bodega-Fest Concert are only available to Bodega-Fest ticket holders.  The concert sells out at 300 guests.  Bo-Fest is $39.  Tickets to Bo-Fest AND the Concert are $59.
We are looking forward to this exclusive evening of post-festival fine beer and fine arts!

* Both Bodega-Fest and the Pamyua Concert are strictly 21 and over.  No babes in arms. *

SUMMER TASTING SERIES IN GIRDWOOD

Sep. 6. 2016 - at THE BEER GARDEN AT JACK SPRAT

NEXT UP: September 6th featuring King Street Brewing Company! 

La Bodega and Jack Sprat are co-hosting the Summer Tasting Series in Girdwood for the second year.

  • Held in the Beer Garden at Jack Sprat.
  • Every other Tuesday at 6:00 PM.
  • A different local brewery at each one with the brewer or brewery representative on hand to talk about the beer.
  • Delicious food available for purchase.
  • By attending the tasting, you’ll receive a sweet (and rare!) coupon to La Bodega.

Hope to see you there!

SIERRA NEVADA BEER DINNER

Apr. 28. 2016 - at KINLEY'S RESTAURANT

This is one of the most adventurous beer dinner menus we’ve ever seen!

It’s a five course dinner starting with shrimp benedict and ending with mochacheesecake.  In-between Chef Brett has included some German classics, a little Thai influence and some good ol’ beef tips.

The six Sierra Nevada beers paired with the dinner really showcase the adventurous side of this quintessential American brewery.

See the menu here.  Only $70 per person.

Special host for the evening is Chris Hem of Sierra Nevada – one of the happiest people on earth, or at least it seems so to us at La Bodega!

ROGUE FARMS TASTING

Apr. 26. 2016 - at THE SMALL ROOM AT HEARTH ARTISAN PIZZA

SOLD OUT!

Join La Bodega with Rogue regional representative John Kathman and discover Rogue Farms!

John has been with Rogue since opening in 1988, and has a wealth of knowledge to share with us about Rogue’s farming process, from the ground to your glass.  John is a great friend of our at La Bodega (he’s flown up for TWO past Bodega-Fests!) and we are excited to introduce him to more of our customers.

5:30 PM, only $10 per person, ticket includes beer and small bites. Available at our Northern Lights shop, next to Hearth. Limited to 25 seats.

Can’t make it at 5:30? John will be at Hearth for casual tasting from 7:00-9:00 pm with dinner guests!

COCKTAIL CLUB

Apr. 19. 2016 - at SPENARD ROADHOUSE

SOLD OUT!

It’s Mai Tai time!

We thought this would be the perfect way to welcome the warmth and sunshine to Spenard.  Gaudy glasses aside, everyone loves a Mai Tai.

And there’s a little controversy…there are two different origin stories for the Mai Tai.  Join us for Cocktail Club and learn all about the history and elements of this classic beach beverage.  PLUS, Roadhouse bartender Shawna has made the orgeat and falernum syrups from scratch!  A night to be missed.

Ingredients are available for purchase through La Bodega as one inclusive package at a great deal, or as individual bottles at a discounted price.

***ONLY 20 SEATS available for this Cocktail Club Meeting.***

Reserve your spot by purchasing a $35 ticket in person at La Bodega’s new location in the REI Mall in Anchorage.

OREGON WINE DINNER

Apr. 16. 2016 - at JACK SPRAT IN GIRDWOOD

Join us for a night out in Girdwood!

5 course dinner by Chef Andrew Brown paired with wine from the super fun Union Wine Company in Oregon.

We love the Union wines at La Bodega and are very excited for this dinner.  Hope to see you there!

For reservations, call 907-783-5225.

SAKE EXPO

Mar. 26. 2016 - at O'MALLEY'S ON THE GREEN

Sake Week culminates in this tasting of over 70 premium Sakes. This educational and fun event will highlight sake with tasting and cultural components.

5-8 PM $35 tickets. Hosted by La Bodega and Sake Expert Markus Pakiser. A fundraiser for Alaska Public Media.

For tickets, call Alaska Public Media at 550-8400 or stop by La Bodega in Anchorage or Girdwood. Tickets also available online at www.alaskapublic.org

SAKE AT THE MOVIES

Mar. 25. 2016 - at 49TH STATE BREWING CO.

Join us for this special showing of Birth of Sake, a brand new documentary currently stunning audiences on the film festival circuit. Japanese inspired small plates available for purchase, and of course, popcorn!

$15 tickets include movie and a sake flight. 7 PM showtime.

Tickets available in person at La Bodega 907-569-3800 OR to buy online, click HERE!