Redhook Brewery, who now has a large brewhouse over in Woodinville, comes from humble beginnings right here in Ballard.
The popular microbrew giant got their start in an transmission shop back in 1981 and to honor their Ballard past, Redhook will release the Big Ballard Imperial IPA next month. “Ya Sure Ya Betcha!” the label reads. The new beer is inspired by one of their originals, the Ballard Bitter IPA which was first brewed in 1984.
According to the Washington Beer Blog, The official Big Ballard Imperial IPA release party is scheduled for Wednesday, April 14th at the Elephant and Castle in downtown Seattle. Once released, the beer will be available on tap and in 22 oz. bottles. (Thanks Timothy for the tip!)