HooDoo Brewing Company is excited to share that their rendition of the Kōkua Relief Beer was released on Friday, October 27th. The Kōkua Session IPA combines a low alcohol content with the bright, tropical hoppy flavor profile of an IPA. HooDoo will be donating $1 per glass sold in the Taproom to the Kōkua project. 

The Kōkua project was started by Maui Brewing Company, based in Lahaina, in the wake of the devastating wildfires in Maui in August of this year. 98 people were killed in Lahaina, and most of the town was destroyed, making it one of the deadliest wildfires in US history. Many that survived lost everything in the fires, and there has been a massive effort locally and around the world to rebuild what was lost.. The Kōkua Project will focus on rebuilding homes for displaced residents.

Over 700 breweries are participating in the project, including fellow Alaska breweries: Bawden Street Brewery (Ketchikan), Forbidden Peak Brewery (Juneau), Grace Ridge Brewery (Homer), and Kenai Brewery (Soldotna).

“As the fires raged in Maui, we watched in disbelief,” said HooDoo Owner and Head Brewer Bobby Wilken,” then when the news and scope of the devastation unfolded, we were looking for a way to help in some way, and along came the Kōkua Project.  A big thanks to Maui Brewing for providing this opportunity for our little brewery, and our Fairbanks customers to make even a small contribution in the recovery of Maui.”

Kōkua Session IPA was released in the HooDoo Taproom at 1951 Fox Avenue at 11am on Friday, October 27th.  It is available by the glass and by the 64oz growler to go.

The Kōkua Relief Beer is part of the Kōkua Relief Project, led by Maui Brewing Company, to benefit Maui Wildfire victims.