Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Ale Brewery
Red hook logo.png
Location Seattle, WA
Portsmouth, NH
Opened 1981; 36 years ago (1981)
Annual production volume 216,900 US beer barrels (254,500 hL)[1]
Owned by Craft Brew Alliance
Active beers
Name Type
Redhook ESB Extra Special Bitter
Long Hammer IPA India Pale Ale
Big Ballard Imperial IPA (West Coast) Imperial IPA
Blonde Golden Ale Golden Ale
Copperhook (West Coast) Copper Ale
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Rope Swing Summer Pilsner (Summer) Pilsner
Copperhook (Spring, East Coast) Copper Ale
Mudslinger (Spring, West Coast) Nut Brown Ale
Winterhook (Winter) Winter Warmer
Late Harvest Autumn Ale (Fall) Brown Ale

The Redhook Ale Brewery, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is a beer brewery with operations in Woodinville, Washington (47°44′0.78″N 122°8′54.24″W / 47.7335500°N 122.1484000°W / 47.7335500; -122.1484000) and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It was founded in Seattle in 1981, by Paul Shipman and Gordon Bowker and is owned by Craft Brew Alliance. Although the Craft Brew Alliance has the phrase "Craft Brew" in its name, it does not meet the Brewers Association definition of a craft brewer, since it exceeds 25% ownership by a non-craft brewer (Anheuser-Busch InBev owns approximately 32% as of December 31, 2010[2]).[3]


Red Hook Sample.
Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, WA offers tours of their facility.

Redhook currently produces several styles of beer, marketed under distinct brand names. Redhook's flagship brand is Redhook ESB (5.8% ABV). Redhook also brews Long Hammer IPA (6.2% ABV), Pilsner (5.3% ABV), Copper Hook (5.8% ABV), and its seasonal beer offerings.

Redhook distributes its products through a network of wholesale distributors, Craft Brew Alliance Inc, and a distribution agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev, Incorporated (which owns 32% of the stock in Craft Brew Alliance[2]). Redhook distributed its products in 48 states, as of March 31, 2008.


  1. ^ "Craft Brew Alliance 2013 Annual Report". Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "CRAFT BREWERS ALLIANCE, INC. FORM 10-K". US SEC. p. 18. As of December 31, 2010, A-B owns approximately 32.2% of our outstanding common stock and, under the Exchange Agreement, has the right to appoint two designees to our board of directors and to observe the conduct of all standing board committees. 

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