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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 →

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 to weigh much less being packed out than packed in, which means beer drinkers can enjoy Redhook in lots of new places – especially those … 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 distributes the beers of Chicago’s Goose Island Brewery. Craft Brewers was formed with the merger of Portland’s Widmer Brothers Brewing and Woodinville, Wash.,-based Redhook Ale … 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 Beer Festival, and a Silver at this year’s GABF; add that to the fact that the beer is “brewed by hand” and, according to the … 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 years), which seems to be a growing trend (Deschutes’ Reserve Series labels this year have a “best after” date of one year after the release). … Continue reading →