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The Redhook Ale Brewery, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a beer brewery with operations in Seattle, Washington. 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]

Redhook Ale Brewery
Redhook logo.svg
LocationSeattle, WA
Portsmouth, NH
Coordinates47°44′05″N 122°08′56″W / 47.73472°N 122.14889°W / 47.73472; -122.14889Coordinates: 47°44′05″N 122°08′56″W / 47.73472°N 122.14889°W / 47.73472; -122.14889
Opened1981; 38 years ago (1981)
Annual production volume216,900 US beer barrels (254,500 hL) in 2013[1]
Owned byCraft 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
Bicoastal IPA India Pale Ale
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Tangelic Halo Tangerine IPA (Summer) India Pale Ale
My Oh My Caramel Macchiato Milk Stout (Spring) Milk Stout
Winterhook (Winter) Winter Warmer

Redhook Ale Brewery operated a location in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from the 1990s until June 22, 2018 when it re-branded under the Nantucket-based Cisco Brewers.[4]


Red Hook Sample.

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), Big Ballard Imperial IPA (8.6% ABV), Bicoastal IPA (7.1% ABV), and its seasonal beer offerings: My Oh My Caramel Macchiato Milk Stout (Spring - 5.5% ABV), Tangelic Halo Tangerine IPA (Summer - 6.2% ABV), Winterhook (Fall/Winter - ABV varies year to year).

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.
  4. ^ Dandurant, Karen. "Redhook being replaced by Cisco Brewers at Pease". Retrieved 2018-10-11.

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