Marketing/PRReceived: Redhook Summerhook

I haven’t seen much from Redhook Brewery these days, but a package arrived today out of the blue from them: It’s new this year and styled as a “Golden Rye Ale,” with 4.7% abv and 35 IBUs. The insert in the box also notes that this new beer is also part … Continue reading

Redhook Double Black Stout (2012)

Over the weekend I popped open the bottle of Redhook Double Black Stout that the brewery sent me to share with our friends Paul and Sandi, and while I didn’t do the full five-point review—I covered that back in 2008—this is still a beer worth writing about. Redhook first brewed … Continue reading

Received: Redhook Double Black Stout

This tidy package arrived for me today from Redhook: A bottle of their Double Black Stout—which last saw the light of day in 2008 and is one of Redhook’s all-time greats—along with a package of whole coffee beans from Seattle’s Caffe Vita (who Redhook teamed up with to brew this … Continue reading


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 … 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 … Continue reading

Received: Redhook Long Hammer IPA, in cans

I received these on Friday: Redhook’s Long Hammer IPA in cans. The accompanying paperwork is amusing; there’s a photo of a crushed Long Hammer can stuck to a… wall of gum I guess. And the release says: Where do you crush Redhook? Redhook’s Long Hammer IPA cans were specially designed … Continue reading

Craft Brewers Alliance (Widmer, Redhook) purchasing Kona Brewing

John Foyston broke the news yesterday which seemed to surprise people: Portland-based Craft Brewers Alliance Inc. said Tuesday it will pay $13.9 million for Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Co., cementing what had been a nine-year partnership. Under the agreement, Kona will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Craft Brewers, which also … Continue reading

Treblehook Barley Wine

This evening I opened up that bottle of Redhook’s latest Limited Release, Treblehook Barley Wine, their 10.1% alcohol American-style barleywine (as I prefer to spell it), using the snifter glass they also provided in the package. This is a beer that won a Gold medal at the 2008 Great American … Continue reading

Received: Redhook Treblehook Barleywine

Today I received a package containing Redhook‘s new Treblehook Barleywine (for which I ironically posted the press release this morning), the latest in their Limited Release series (the last was their Tripel). It’s a 10.1% alcohol American-style Barleywine, and the brewer encourages aging it (for up to one to three … Continue reading