Celebrate American Craft Beer Week With HooDoo Brewing Co.

May 6, 2013

ACBW provides an opportunity for small and independent brewers, craft beer enthusiasts and their community to celebrate the ever advancing beer culture here in the U.S.

May 5, 2013 (Fairbanks, Alaska) – HooDoo Brewing Company is excited to announce their involvement in American Craft Beer Week, 7 days designated to celebrate delicious craft beer. American Craft Beer Week runs from Monday May 13 through Sunday May 19, 2013.

During American Craft Beer Week, Fairbanks beer drinkers can expect events that will entice their senses. HooDoo has events scheduled to expand Fairbanks’ craft beer culture through education, collaboration, cooperation, and responsible libation.

“We had so much fun doing Alaska Beer Week in January, that we wanted to participate in this national event as well.” said Bobby Wilken, Owner and Head Brewer at HooDoo Brewing Co. “We’re excited about it. Our goal with ACBW is to offer craft beer fans in Fairbanks options to learn about, enjoy and share the beverage they love. We have a new release, educational opportunities, food pairings, and fun planned.”

“Our hope is that Fairbanksans and visitors who are curious about HooDoo and craft beer will come out and enjoy the vibrant and delicious local scene that’s right here in their own back yard.” Adds Paul Johnson, Quality Control Manager at HooDoo.

This year will feature taproom events like Dumplings and beer pairing with Sipping Streams Tea Co., a Brat cookout with Homegrown Market, the release of HooDoo’s new Maibock lager, beer classes with Bobby, an all American Vinyl Tuesday, and a toast that will be read simultaneously with all the other participating breweries in the country. There will also be specials on beer flights as well: $6 for four 4oz tasters and $10 for four 8oz beers.

Whew! Buckle up. Here’s the full schedule:

Monday, May 13: 

6pm: HooDoo Limerick Contest begins on Facebook. 5 winners will be chosen on Wednesday and invited to read their limerick in the taproom on Thursday, May 16. The crowd will decide an overall winner for grand prize.

Tuesday, May 14: 

3 – 8pm: All-American Vinyl Tuesday. Guest DJ Brady Gross from KSUA 91.5, UAF’s college radio station, will spin an all american set to kick off ACBW 2013.

5pm: New Release Keg Tapping – Maibock, a Bavarian strong, golden lager.

Limited Edition Maibock Tee shirt and posters featuring a design by local artist Lucas Elliot will be available for sale after the Maibock is tapped.

Wednesday, May 15: 

5:30pm: Brewmaster’s Beer Appreciation Class. In these classes, Bobby will sample people on HooDoo’s beer, giving an in depth teaching about the style, origins, ingredients and brewing techniques. Discussions about common flavors and tasting beer will be included. $15, includes a take-home tasting glass. Limit 15 people. Reservation recommended.

Thursday, May 16:

3pm-close: Dumplings by Sipping Streams Tea Co. Fresh, locally made dumplings will be available to be paired with HooDoo beer.

4pm Thursday Night Toast: ACBW simultaneous national toast (8 pm ET/5 pm PT/4pm AKST). Patrons are encouraged to come early to read a line or two of the group toast.

6pm: First Annual HooDoo ACBW Limerick Contest winners reading in the taproom. Of the five winning limericks that were submitted, the crowd will decide the overall winner.

Saturday, May 18: 

11am: Homegrown Market Brat Cookout. Our friends at Homegrown Market will be cooking up their delicious, locally made brats and fixings outside. $3-5. Come have lunch at the brewery!

2pm: Brewmaster’s Beer Appreciation Class

About HooDoo Brewing Co.: HooDoo Brewing Company is the realization of a decade long dream.  Born and raised in Fairbanks, Bobby Wilken first discovered the goodness that is beer while home brewing during college at University of Montana (2002).

After Bobby’s first homebrew batch was bottled up, there was no turning back.  He finished his business degree and went on to the Siebel Institute of Brewing in Chicago and Munich, Germany.  While in Europe, Bobby toured breweries in England, Belgium, and Germany for a closer look at how the world’s best breweries make their delicious beverages. Upon returning to Alaska, he joined the crew at industry pioneer Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau.  After a couple of years brewing Alaskan’s award winning beers Bobby moved into the laboratory to focus on quality control and recipe development.

 HooDoo Brewing Company is the culmination of a journey into the world of beer, and the brews available will be a reflection of this journey.  Fresh, well made, craft beer – brewed in the heart of Alaska.

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Contact Info

Company: HooDoo Brewing Co.
Contact: Karen Wilken
E-mail: karen@hoodoobrew.com