HooDoo Oktoberfest shall go on!
This has been a challenging year for everyone here on planet Earth, but through all of this, there must be beer! As you might expect, Oktoberfest 2020 will take on a different format than years past, with a focus on reducing crowds and getting that Oktoberfest Lager in your hands quickly and safely. That said, there will be plenty of awesomeness to enjoy and needless to say, we are STOKED!
// BEER //
Each year at THE Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, the Mayor of Munich taps the first keg of beer at Noon sharp and exclaims “O’zpft Is!” or “It is tapped!” As in years past, we’ll have our Mayor here to help us do the same. Mayor Jim Matherly will be here to tap the cask at 11am and get the beer flowing right away – join us on Facebook Live and Instagram TV for the tapping!
Our Oktoberfest Lager was brewed back in July in the traditional German way according to Reinheitsgebot (the Bavarian Beer Purity Law), and has been lagering at 32°F in our cellar ever since. The beer is tasting mighty fine – malty, rich, and toasty – and we can’t wait to share it with you. This year’s Oktoberfest Lager will be available by the glass in the Biergarten, and To-Go in 5 gallon kegs, growlers, and…4-packs of 16oz cans!
Beginning on Sunday, September 20th our Nitro faucet will feature our American IPA! Instead of carbonating with CO2, Nitro beers are “nitrogenated” with nitrogen resulting in a beautiful cascading display upon pouring, a rich ever-lasting foam of tiny bubbles, and a creamy, smooth drinking experience.
On Tuesday, September 22nd we’ll release an old favorite – our Scottish Export Ale. The complexity of this malty brew is tantalizing and gets better with every sip. Scottish Export will be available by the glass, keg, growler, and YES…4-packs of 16oz cans!
// LOCAL ART //
Fairbanks Artist and beer lover Scott Hansen was commissioned for our 2020 Oktoberfest artwork. His original painting will hang in the Taproom beginning Saturday, September 19th, and will be featured on limited edition T-shirts, Hoodies, Posters and Stickers – and of course it will adorn our 4-packs of Oktoberfest Lager! All available online to pick up this year – see below for details.
We’re excited to announce that our Oktoberfest 2020 Steins are 100% made in Fairbanks by our friends at The Great Alaskan Bowl Company. We have a limited number of these birch steins available, and they will be available online for pickup – see below for details.
// BIERGARTEN EATS //
Along with warm Firebergs and a festive Oktoberfest 2020 scene to take your photo in, we’ll have some of our favorite Food Trucks in the Biergarten every day throughout Oktoberfest. Mein Diner, Hapunan Shack, AK Cheesesteak Co, Hungry Robot, Between The Buns, Blue Flame Street Side, Arctic Habanero, and Golddigger Dogs all making an appearance! Go to HooDooBrew.com/events to see the schedule. Remember, all of these food trucks offer their goods to go if you’d like to take your beer and food home to enjoy.
// ONLINE ORDERING – EARLY ORDERING //
Get your order in early and take Oktoberfest home! In order to do our part and prevent the spread of you-know-what, all of our Oktoberfest items (including beer!) will be available for online ordering beginning at 9am Friday 9/18 at HooDooBrew.com/ToGo. Set your pickup time when you order, and we’ll have it ready for you any time after 11am Saturday 9/19. We will have a designated area outside in the Biergarten for online order pickup, or you can pull into a Curbside Pickup spot, give us a call at 459-BEER and we’ll bring your order out to your car!
**Available for Friday 9/18 Pre-Order ONLY**
Save some $$ by picking up the Perfekt Package: 2 Steins, 1 4-pack Oktoberfest Lager cans, 1 T-shirt, 1 Hoodie, 1 Okto Sticker Pack, 1 Okto Poster. $264 value for just $225
Please note – All Oktoberfest items will be available for pick up at HooDoo only, and non-beer items will be available in our online store for shipping beginning 9/26 Saturday.
Also be aware that we are not allowing indoor consumption at this time, so pull out your jacket and your gloves and enjoy Fairbanks’ Biergarten the way the Germans do – PROST!!