Posted: Friday, July 25, 2003

Wright wins bronze in national competition

Bill Wright, owner of Gourmet Alaska and a beer maker since 1989, won a bronze medal in the American pale ales category in the American Homebrewers Association 2003 National Homebrew Competition.

The competition is open to homebrewers from around the world. This year, the competition received over 3,300 entries in 29 categories. The first round consisted of eight regional competitions with the top three entries in each category from each region going to the final round.

In the American pale ales category, Wright placed first in the first round. The same beer, which Wright named "Hop Garden Pale Ale," also won best of show at this year's Haines Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival held in May.

CAP dinner and reception to be held Saturday

The Juneau Civil Air Patrol will hold a dinner and reception for the organization's change in command at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Treadwell room of the Baranof hotel.

Boyce Bingham, who commanded the organization's Juneau Composite Squadron, has stepped down after three years in the post. Jeffrey DeFreest will replace Bingham.

The Civil Air Patrol is a volunteer organization that provides services for citizens in crisis situations. Most of the organization's work is done in search and rescue. For more information, call Patrick Shier at 321-3323.

Community invited to celebrate new addition

The Southeast Alaska Land Trust, City and Borough of Juneau and Discovery Southeast invite the community to celebrate a new addition to the Amalga Meadows natural area park, near the Herbert River and Boy Scout camp. There will be a nature walk with Richard Carstensen from Alaska Discovery at 1 p.m. on Sunday, meeting at the Eagle State Park shelter. There will be a picnic following the tour at 3 p.m.

The Southeast Alaska Land Trust and local businesses will provide the meat and beverages for the barbecue. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck item to share. For more information, call 586-3100 or 463-3703.

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