It was late 2012 when I got a call from Bobby Wilken. He was on the cusp of opening HooDoo Brewing Company in Fairbanks. He wanted to know if I wanted to help brew the inaugural beer. How could I pass this up? I took a day off work, jumped on a plane and flew north.
When I was growing up, I was a simple salad kind of girl. I’m talking lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers: the usual suspects tossed and drowned in bottled salad dressing. That typically was Thousand Island or French, which were my parents’ favorites.
“We’ve got an incredibly bright future to look forward to,” said Trish White, a Sitka Sound Science Center board member, shortly before Gil Truitt cut the ceremonial ribbon to reopen the unwrapped building.
Oktoberfest is officially over in Munich, but not here in Alaska where we're forever looking for an excuse to party. I'm fine with that, because aside from the Oktoberfest celebrations, I sure do love Oktoberfest-style beer, and we're swimming in the stuff right now.