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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tap Handle #43: Redhook - Copperhook Spring Ale

I love this tap for several reasons: it's beautiful; I love nautical items, especially copper and brass items; and my dad took me to the Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, Washington, where we ate lunch at the Forecasters Pub.

Click through to read more about Redhook Brewing and their Copperhook Spring Ale...

Redhook Brewing was founded by Paul Shipman and Gordon Bowker in Seattle, Washington in 1981. One of the first craft breweries, Redhook started in an old transmission shop in the neighborhood of Ballard. After developing a cult following and refining their brewing process, sales grew and by 1984 demand for Ballard Beer outstripped production. In 1988 Redhook moved to the old red brick Fremont Trolley Barn in the Fremont neighborhood. By 1994 business was booming so much that they had to move again, this time to the current 24 acre site in Woodinville. They also opened a brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to take advantage of east coast distribution. Redhook brews several beers, many of them seasonal. They are owned by Craft Brew Alliance, which also owns Widmer Brothers and Kona. Anheuser-Busch owns roughly 32.2% of Craft Brew Alliance and provides distribution.

Copperhook is a "copper ale" with hints of caramel and is ideally paired with seafood, grilled chicken, or salads. Weighted average on is 2.85 out of 5.

Redhook Official Website

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