Fairbanks’ Craft Brewery

HooDoo Brewing Co - Fairbanks Alaska - Craft Beer GrowlersWednesday October 31, 2012 was more than just your typical Halloween for some residents of Fairbanks, Alaska. It was also the day that we opened our doors to the public. We sent the notification of our opening through social media. And through the power of the interwebs…we had local beer lovers through the doors exactly at 3pm.

Those who have been following the brewery progress were some of our biggest supporters through the brewery’s construction. Community support, including the comments, likes, and inquiries on Facebook and twitter, kept us motivated during the most challenging times. While we had been telling people all along that we would be open before the snow flies, a Halloween opening was not too far off from that. Fairbanks got it’s first snowfall around October 16.
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HooDoo Update on Dr. Fermento’s Blog

HooDoo Brewing Co. Bobby Wilken - Fairbanks, Alaska2300 miles. 50mph. We made it up the Cassiar Highway and the Alaska Highway in one piece. Well, our muffler is in three pieces, and our starter is in about eight pieces, so lets just call it a bakers dozen. Our malt is dry, no flat tires, plentiful beer, and good weather. It’s good to be back… Dr. Fermento called in curiosity…
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Keeping It Close To Home

There was no doubt that Dr. James Fermento was going to be the one to first break the HooDoo story to the masses. In this article for the Anchorage Press, Dr. Fermento interviews Brewmaster/Owner Bobby Wilken diving into how he got started, what brought him to this point and what HooDoo means anyway…
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Drink Local: A resolution that goes down easy, By Dr. Fermento

HooDoo Brewing Co. Fairbanks Alaska - Local Fresh BeerIn another great article for the Anchorage Press, Dr. Fermento writes about the importance of drinking local beer whenever possible. Here’s a snippet:

Finally, almost without saying, you should be resolved, easily enough, to expose your out-of-state visitors to the most local beer they can tolerate during their stay. Just in Anchorage, with awesome local venues like Glacier Brewhouse, The Snow Goose Restaurant and Sleeping Lady Brewing Company, Midnight Sun Brewing Company’s Loft and the world famous Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria within easy distance. Watering and dining your visitors and plying them with everything local is a breeze. Run them out to experience Eagle River Alehouse or Pizza Man nearby, or if they have aspirations to experience Talkeetna, Denali Brewing Company and the attached Twister Creek Restaurant, with all of Denali’s fine beers on tap, is easy pickings. Further north, there’s the great pub at Silver Gulch Brewing Company in Fox, and by mid-2012, drag them through what’s perhaps Alaska’s upcoming newest brewing company, HooDoo in Fairbanks.

For the whole article, read it here.