Alaska Beer Week, January 13 – 22, 2017

It’s Alaska Beer Week, January 13 through January 22, ten days of frothy fun celebrating all things craft beer in Alaska. Created in 2011, AKBW celebrates the depth and diversity of craft beer here in the Last Frontier with beer-centric events held throughout the state. HooDoo Brewing Co. has a full line-up for our home-town of Fairbanks. From showcasing local food to beer releases, all craft beer lovers will find something that week that appeals to you and your tastebuds.
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Celebrate Alaska Beer Week, Jan 15 – 24!

Alaska Beer Week! 10 days of frothy fun celebrating all things craft beer in Alaska. In addition to our popular Barleywine release, we are showcasing local food vendors, running a great social media contest, and tapping some cask beers…all things craft beer lovers will find awesome.

We are finalizing some details that we’ll announce soon, but below are some highlights. If you’d like to follow along on Facebook, check out the event page, too!

Alaska Beer Week HooDoo Brewing

Friday, Jan 15:
5:30pm: KICK OFF AT HooDoo – 2nd Annual Beer Church (group toast). Be sure to be here for the fun and video!
 
Also that day, we’ll launch our AK Beer Week photo competition on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Participants are encouraged to share how they are enjoying AK Beer Week by posting on social media by tagging #AKbeerweek and #HooDooBrew. Photos of the day will be chosen, and an overall #AKBeerWeek HooDoo Photo Guru will be crowned on Sunday Jan 24. Our 2016 Guru will win a custom growler along with other prizes, and the opportunity to be an exclusive guest Instagrammer for HooDoo in 2016.

Saturday, Jan 16: 
NOON: New Release – The much anticipated HooDoo Barleywine 2016 will be tapped, on cask and on draught. Barleywine 2016 is our interpretation of a classic English Barleywine; the strongest of all the English Ales and a showcase of intense malt flavor and complexity.

11am until 8pm: Local food truck Frostbite Farms will be here with their AK Beer Week menu and weekly favorites.

2pm, 3pm and 4pm – Brewery Tours. See how it’s made during a tour of HooDoo. Brewmaster Bobby will lead a group of up to 15 people. Reservation recommended by calling 459-BEER or by signing up in the taproom. Having a beer while on tour is encouraged. Free.

Monday, Jan 18:
BEER DINNER: Grab your tickets. Call Lavelle’s at 455-0555 to reserve your spot!
On Monday, Jan 18 at 7pm, Lavelle’s Bistro will host a special beer dinner. 5 courses expertly paired with our beers. Dine with your local brewer and crew! $60pp, only 50 tickets are available.

Tuesday, Jan 19: 
3pm – Beer Release // HooDoo Barleywine Verticals (ONE DAY ONLY!) – If you missed the lusciousness of our Barleywine, here’s your chance to be hugged by its velvety goodness. From the cellar, we’l be tapping 2013, 2014, 2014 Barrel-aged Barleywine blend, 2015, 2016. No growler fills of these rarities, but 4oz. Barleywine flights and 8oz. individual vertical tastings will be available.

3pm-8pm: NEW BIERGARTEN FOOD VENDOR! We’re pleased to debut a new local food option, The Hungry Robot, the Sugar Monkey’s sister company. They have a beautiful, custom wood-fired pizza oven and will be on hand all week serving wood-fired pizzas, dessert calzones (nutella!), and fresh bread sticks. All housemade with fresh ingredients – should be delicious!

HooDoo Brewing Co. TUSK Barleywine

Whiskey barrel-aged, hand-bottled, numbered limited-release – TUSK Barleywine will be available Wednesday Jan. 20.

Wednesday, Jan 20:
3pm: NEW BEER RELEASE! We are pleased to release our limited run bottling of TUSK, our whiskey barrel-aged English Barleywine. For TUSK, we aged our 2014 barleywine one-year in wheat whiskey barrels from Dry Fly Distilling. Smokey, rich and malty this is a perfect beer for celebrations and cellaring. $28/750ml bottles, limit 1 case per person.

3-6:30pm – Cheese + Beer sampling in the Taproom with Fred Meyer’s Murray’s cheesemongers. Sample expertly paired, high-quality cheese with local cheesemongers from Fred Meyer West. Cheese and fruit sample trays will be available for purchases, along with simple pairings and guidance you can use at your next gathering or dinner party.

3-8pm: Biergarten Grub by The Hungry Robot

Thursday Jan 21:
3pm: CASK Stout w/ Candied Italian Sour Black Cherries – get a glass until it’s gone.

6pm: Winter Beer Runners group run presented by Goldstream Sports. Choose your distance.

3-8pm: Biergarten Grub by The Hungry Robot

Friday Jan 22:
3-8pm: Biergarten Grub by The Hungry Robot

Saturday, Jan 23: 
11am-sold out:  Local confectioner A&K Cupcakes will create an assortment of beer-inspired mini-cupcakes to pair with your Barleywine. That’s right, Cupcakes & Beer go hand-in-hand!

12pm: CASK Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs from Ghana

3-8pm: Biergarten Grub by The Hungry Robot

Sunday Jan 23:
NOON: #AKBeerWeek #HooDooPhotoGuru announced, FTW!

Alaska Beer Week at HooDoo Brewing Co. Fairbanks Alaska

AK Beer Week events at HooDoo!

Alaska Beer Week! 10 days of sudsy fun celebrating all things craft beer in Alaska. As always, we have a week packed full of events for the beer lover, and the beer curious. From showcasing local food vendors, to a statewide beer release, Fairbanks patrons will surely find something that week that appeals to them and their tastebuds.

Buckle up! Here’s the full schedule:

Friday, Jan 9:
5pm: KICK OFF! Raise your pints high and Join us in a statewide toast to Alaska Craft Beer!

AK Beer Week photo competition launches on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Participants are encouraged to share how they are enjoying AK Beer Week by posting on social media and tagging #AKbeerweek and #HooDooBrew. Photos of the day will be chosen, and an overall #AKBeerWeek Photo Guru will be crowned on Sunday Jan 18.

#AKBEERWEEK

Post your photos to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #akbeerweek


Saturday, Jan 10:

12pm: New Release – The much anticipated HooDoo Barleywine 2015 will be tapped. Barleywine 2015 is our interpretation of a classic English Barleywine; the strongest of all the English Ales and a showcase of intense malt flavor and complexity.

11am until sold out – Lane’s Quickie Tacos in the Taproom with fine Fairbanks Tex-Mex favorites.

1:30pm – Brewmaster’s Class: Mind Your Malts. About the class: Barleywines are one of the biggest beers brewed, and also one of the most rewarding for the brewer. One of the major challenges for the style is the production of a high gravity wort, loaded with sugars the yeast can ferment into the warming alcohol Barleywines are known for. Learn why the base malt and the malts that are layered into the brew play a key roll to the success of making Barleywine, and many other styles. $25, includes a beer for class and a take-home pint glass. Limit 15 people. Reservation recommended by calling 459-BEER or by signing up in the taproom.

4pm – Brewery Tour. See how it’s made during a tour of our brewery. Brewmaster Bobby will lead a group of up to 15 people. Reservation recommended by calling 459-BEER or by signing up in the taproom. Free.

Enjoy a special 5-course beer dinner at downtown's Lavelle's Bistro.

Enjoy a special 5-course beer dinner at downtown’s Lavelle’s Bistro.

Monday, Jan 12:

Beer dinner at Lavelle’s Bistro, limit 50 people. Enjoy a special dinner created by Lavelle’s that’s expertly paired with HooDoo’s craft beer. Dinner is at 7pm reservations can be made by calling the restaurant @ 907-450-0555. Price: $65

Tuesday, Jan 13:

3pm – Beer Release // HooDoo Barleywine Verticals – If you missed the lusciousness of our Barleywine, here’s your chance to be hugged by its velvety goodness. From the cellar, we will be tapping 2013, 2014, and their 2014 wheat whiskey barell-aged Barleywine. No growler fills of these rarities, but a Barleywine flights for individual vertical tastings will be available.

Food by Brazen Bistro! They will have a delicious beer inspired menu: Midstate Meats brats braised in HooDoo beer and a house made IPA mustard w/fresh toppings, a HooDoo stout chili (with fresh fixings). One of Brazen’s favorites must also be included, Kölsch braised chicken bowl over local mashed potatoes and a herb cream sauce. Pay as you go.

Wednesday, Jan 14:

3-6:30pm – Cheese + Beer sampling with Fred Meyer’s Murray’s cheesemongers. Sample expertly paired, high-quality cheese with local cheesemongers from Fred Meyer West. Cheese and fruit sample trays will be available for purchases, along with simple pairings and guidance you can use at your next gathering or dinner party.

HooDoo Brewing Co - Craft Beer - Fairbanks, Alaska
Thursday Jan 15:

6:00pm, The Banks Alehouse – A Fairbanks first: Tapping the AK Beer Collaboration Beer, a “I’ll Have Another” Rye Saison. The I’ll Have Another Rye Saison recipe was developed by a group of brewers during the Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival in Haines last Memorial Day weekend. The Brewers from HooDoo, Denali Brewing Co., Haines Brewing, Midnight Sun Brewing Co., and Kenai Brewing decided to collaborate on a recipe to be released during 2015 AK Beer Week. The Rye Saison was born from this session. All brewers use the same recipe and all brewed the beer on December 1. However, how they mash in and ferment the beer is up to them. The results will be varied and exciting! The Banks will have kegs from participating breweries and flights will be available, in addition to pints.

In the Taproom, enjoy handmade chips and unique salsas made from local ingredients by Frostbite Farms, sample snack bowl for $5.

Friday Jan 16:

Beer Release // HooDoo “I’ll Have Another” Rye Saison AK Beer Week Collaboration Ale

Saturday, Jan 18:

11am until sold out: Taproom Tacos – AK Beer Week Style – Hometown favorite Lane’s Quickie Tacos will be back in the taproom with a beer-infused twist on his delicious tex-mex faire. Come close out AK Beer Week with lunch at your local brewery!

11am-sold out: Local confectioner A&K Cupcakes will create an assortment of beer-inspired mini-cupcakes to pair with your Barleywine. That’s right, Cupcakes & Beer go hand-in-hand!

Celebrate Alaska Beer Week at HooDoo

Alaska Beer Week 2014Many cities host “beer weeks” — Denver, Seattle, Portland, Boston, San Diego and San Francisco to name a few… Here at HooDoo, we are excited to announce our involvement in Alaska Beer Week, 10 days designated to celebrate delicious craft beer. Alaska Beer Week runs Friday January 10 through Sunday, January 19, 2014.

During Alaska 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.
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Alaska Beer Week Events at HooDoo

Alaska Beer Week 2013 - HooDoo Brewing Co - Fairbanks AlaskaMany cities now host “beer weeks”—Denver, Seattle, Portland, Boston, San Diego and San Francisco to name a few, now Fairbanks, Alaska is in the mix!

We’re excited to announce our involvement in Alaska Beer Week, 10 days designated to celebrate delicious craft beer. Get ready! Alaska Beer Week runs Friday January 11 through Sunday January 20, 2013.
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