Monthly Archives: September 2012


Winterhook is Redhook Brewery‘s seasonal winter ale, which the brewery sent me the other day, as part of the early rollout of wintertime beers that has become the trend. (I love me some winter beers, but having them come out in September is just too early!) I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a Winterhook, so I was happy to pour these up. Redhook first brewed Winterhook in 1985, and this is the … Continue reading →

Killer Beer Week

It’s hard to believe that the excellent Brewpublic blog is only four years old, which is surely a testament to how essential it’s become for the Oregon (and overall) beer blog scene. Its proprietor and editor,¬†Angelo De Ieso II, is a tireless crusader for craft beer and is overall one of the nicest people I’ve met on this whole beer blogging journey thing, and as a celebration of the fourth anniversary of Brewpublic, Angelo has … Continue reading →

Received: Redhook Winterhooks

I received these this evening: A pair of this year’s Winterhook winter seasonal from Washington’s Redhook Brewery. Redhook is one of the grandaddy of American craft breweries, and astoundingly this is the 28th year of Winterhook. Each year the recipe is changed up a bit (in the tradition of such beers) and this year’s is 6% abv with 45 IBUs. I have to say, I rather like Redhook’s new bottles (they’ve been out for a … Continue reading →