Outside the Redhook Ale Brewery BrewLab in Seattle, Washington

Outside the Redhook Ale Brewery BrewLab in Seattle, Washington

Redhook Ale Brewery

In 1981, Redhook founders, Gordon Bowker and Paul Shipman, had a vision to bring Seattle a better beer than the light yellow fizzy stuff that was widely available at the time. Seizing upon the progressive energy of other pioneering Emerald City brands, the two established Seattle’s Redhook Ale Brewery.

From modest beginnings in an old transmission shop in the Ballard neighborhood, to a former trolley car barn in Fremont, Redhook has always embodied the spirit of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first craft breweries with a focus on creating a better beer. After 37 years, Seattle’s Original Craft Brewery is still brewing fresh, innovative craft beers for the new generations of beer lovers.

The Introduction of Brewlab

And now Redhook recently returned to its Seattle roots with Brewlab, its small batch innovation hub in the heart of Capitol Hill. The Brewlab features 16 taps of rotating small-batch beers by head brewer Nick Crandall, an eight-year brewing veteran who has spent his time at the brewery focused on innovation and new recipe development. He has a knack for crafting inventive beers born out of innovation, creativity and experimentation.

Redhook Brewlab is a beer-focused working space. The brewery is a test ground to experiment and create new small-batch beers primarily for the pub, and to develop recipes that will eventually come to life on a wider scale in Washington and beyond. Examples include Bicoastal IPA, and a few others planned for 2018: My Oh My Caramel Macchiato Milk Stout, Mothers of the Sun Raspberry Saison, Peaches for Me IPA brewed with peach and mango, and Tangelic Halo Tangerine IPA.

With the launch of Brewlab, Redhook is also introducing its new Washington Native series, a rotating line-up of house IPAs that will feature ingredients exclusively sourced from the State of Washington. The Washington Native series will be a permanent fixture at Redhook Brewlab. The first release in the series featured ingredients from two of his favorite sources, hops from Roy Farms in Moxee, Washington, and malts from Skagit Valley Malting in Burlington, Washington.

Today, Redhook beers are available on draught and in bottles and cans around the country.

For more information, visit the brewery website at redhook.com.

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Inside the Redhook Ale Brewery BrewLab tasting room in Seattle, Washington

Inside the Redhook Ale Brewery BrewLab tasting room in Seattle, Washington

Redhook Ale Brewery

  • 714 E Pike St
  • Seattle, WA 98122-4697
  • United States
  • (425) 483-3232

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