HooDoo Beer + Girl Scout Cookies = YUM!

It’s that time of year! It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! How can you resist those darlings in brown and green? And if you do, what’s your secret? Well, for those that live for this time of year (to help out a great cause, of course), we’ve created this handy beer pairing cheat sheet just for you [Research!].

When purchased locally, Girl Scout cookie sales stay in your community. With every box purchased you help girls build essential life skills and make a positive impact on their communities. So go ahead grab a sleeve and indulge again, and again, and again.

Cookies taste better with beer.

Cookies taste better with beer.

Your Guide to Pairing HooDoo Beer with Girl Scout Cookies:

Thin Mint – HooDoo Stout
Together, the beer’s toasted malt and the cookie’s chocolate harmonize, while the coffee and mint invigorate your senses.

Samosa / Caramel deLites – HooDoo Stout or HooDoo Vanilla Porter or HooDoo English Mild
Cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and striped with chocolate coating calls for the malty sweetness of the english Mild or the richness and vanilla, coffee depth that the Stout or Porter delivers.

Peanut Butter Patties / Tagalongs – HooDoo Vanilla Porter
Cocoa and malt characteristics nod to the cookie’s chocolate coating and it’s vanilla-flavored framework are right at home with our Vanilla Porter, which is aged on 5 pounds of sticky Madagascar Vanilla Beans..

Trefoils / Shortbread – HooDoo English Mild or HooDoo Barleywine
Butter, sugar, vanilla, flour. Traditional shortbread cookies are fairly straightforward so the Mild and the Barleywine don’t get in the way of that.

Do-Si-Dos / Peanut Butter Sandwich – HooDoo Stout
Do-Si-Dos dance with the rich mouthfeel of Stout. It will make you wanna have 5, 6, 7 or 8.

Lemonades – HooDoo Rye Saison or HooDoo American IPA
Citrus on citrus action. Yep, it’s hot.

Savannah Smiles – HooDoo American IPA
IPAs can be the perfect mate for a sugary treat as they tend to cut they cloying sweetness that is inherent with this lemon-flavored bomb of a wedge cookie.

Thanks-a-lot – HooDoo Barleywine
Shortbread with fudge goodness.
Grab a Barleywine or two with a sleeve of these and have an “I love you, Man” type of night.

Rah-Rah Raisins – HooDoo Barleywine or English Mild
The Barleywine plays nicely with the dark fruit flavors of this cookie. The Mild’s caramel sweetness is a slam dunk – as in dunk that cookie into your pint. Go team!

Cranberry Citrus Crisps – HooDoo Saison or HooDoo Belgian Golden Strong
The earthiness of the Saison and BGS is the perfect pair for these crispy whole wheat morsels. Both of these beers have a subtle spice from the yeast that will love the bits of tangy cranberries and the zesty lemon kick.

Trios – Milk or HooDoo Vanilla Porter
If you are eating this gluten-free cookie, just grab a glass of milk (cow, soy, almond, hemp – you decide). Or get crazy and have a Vanilla Porter, which will be nice with the oats, chocolate chips and peanut butter.

Let us know what Cookies you like best with your beer. The best part is experimenting, so nibble and sip in the name of research. PROST!

Mammoth Barleywine Bottle Release

HooDoo Barleywine Mammoth
Fresh Local Beer – it’s what we pride ourselves on at HooDoo Brewing Co. Almost every beer we make is best consumed as soon as possible after it is packaged in kegs. There are exceptions to every rule, and our delicious barleywine blend “Mammoth” is one of those exceptions.

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2015 Mammoth Barleywine Blend. The blend, which is packaged in 750mL bottles, is a first for our 2-year old brewery. Hand-packaged, waxed and numbered, the Mammoth will be available for in-state sales at the brewery starting Saturday, January 31. To celebrate, we will be re-releasing the Mammoth, the 2014 Barleywine and the 2013 Barleywine also this Saturday, for glasspours and growler fills. It will be a great day to be in the Taproom!
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New Release: California Common

California Common - HooDoo Brewing Co. - Fairbanks Alaska

New today, 12/13/14 – A simple distinctive beer – perfect to enjoy fireside while watching an after-lunch sunset.

Experience a true American West Coast original. California Common dates back to the 1800’s, but now we have it right here in Fairbanks. And yes, it’s delicious.
California Common - HooDoo Brewing Co. - Fairbanks Alaska
Full-bodied but sessionable, this beer has a number of unique qualities that come together in a delicious way. It starts with a simple grain bill of US 2-row barley malt and a variety of caramel malts. These toasty flavors create a stable base to support the heavy dosing of Northern Brewer hops in the boil. Instead of a citrus character, these hops lend to a woody, rustic flavor. After cooling, we inoculated the wort with our favorite lager yeast. Lagers are normally fermented at cool temps, but for the Common, we allow the temperature to rise into the Ale range.

Caramel, Rustic, Toasty
ABV: 4.9% // IBU: 48 // OG: 12.1

Two May Releases: Maibock Lager and Bavarian Weissbier

American Craft Beer Week has come to a close, but we still have two exciting, seasonal releases in the Taproom – A Maibock Lager and the Bavarian Weissbier. In Germany, Maibocks and bright wheat beers are released in May to celebrate the change in seasons and the launch into spring and summer. Here at HooDoo, it’s no different. May in Fairbanks is certainly a time of celebration – no more snow, greening trees, flowing rivers, and the long awaited midnight sun. May is a great time in Fairbanks, and Maibock and Bavarian Weiss are the perfect beers for it.
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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week at HooDoo!

American Craft Beer Week Fairbanks AlaskaACBW 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.

We are excited to announce our involvement in American Craft Beer Week, 7 days designated to celebrate delicious craft beer produced by small, independent breweries.
American Craft Beer Week runs from Monday May 12 through Sunday May 18, 2014.
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Beer Release: UK IPA

HooDoo Brewing Co. - Fairbanks Alaska - English IPA
On the heels of the Scottish Export is our newest creation, the fruity, grassy and refreshing UK IPA.
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