Guide at a Glance
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Beer Tour, Lifestyle
Bobby Wilken, along with his wife Jessica, is the owner and operator of Hoodoo Brewing Company. A native Alaskan, Bobby started out by brewing his first batch of home brewed beer during college – and was hooked right away. After finishing his business degree in college, he went to brewing schools in Chicago, and afterwards, Munich in Germany. When in Europe, he went travelling to different countries, including Czech Republic, England, and Belgium to see how the world’s best beers were made.
Upon returning to Alaska, Bobby joined Alaskan Brewing Company as a pioneer brewer. After a couple of years on the job, he moved into the laboratory and focused on quality control and recipe development. Finally in 2011, Bobby and Jessica returned to Fairbanks to build their own brewery.