Redhook Brewery on lookout for local brewpub spot

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According to our news partners at The Seattle Times, Redhook Brewery is on the lookout for a location in Ballard or Fremont to open a new brewpub.

Redhook Brewery, which is now part of the Portland-based Craft Brewers Alliance, is looking to head back to its roots somewhere close to where the original Ballard brewery was located during the early 1980s.

Redhook currently has two breweries in operation, one in Woodinville and one in New Hampshire.

“Everything is still in the early planning stages. The big message is that Redhook is looking to build again where it started,” Craft Brewers spokesperson Jenny McLean told The Seattle Times.

According to the report, the Redhook brewpub will open in our neighborhood, or very close by, in 2017.

The Redhook team seem to be feeling extra nostalgic lately with the release of the Big Ballard Imperial IPA (label pictured above) last week.

The new beer was released at the Old Peculiar Pub in Ballard with much festivity, live music and a grand prize drawing for a $1000 gift certificate to Redhook Ale Brewery.

The My Ballard team will keep readers posted about the plans for the brewpub as further details emerge.

Redhook releases new beer with Ballard brew ha-ha

“Ya Sure Ya Betcha” reads the label of Redhook’s newest beer. The popular microbrew giant is honoring its past with its new “Big Ballard Imperial IPA.” It’s no coincidence that Redhook decided to name the beer after our neighborhood, the popular microbrew giant got their start in an transmission shop in Ballard nearly 30 years ago.

To celebrate the new brew, Redhook is throwing a release party on Thursday evening at The Old Pequliar (1722 NW Market St) from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be happy hour prices, music and give-aways, including the chance to win $1,000 Redhook Ale Brewery gift certificate. If you can’t make it to the party, Big Ballard Imperial IPA will be available in 22 ounce bottles and on draught in the Western U.S. beginning late April.