Redhook Brewery (Seattle, Washington) has announced that Winterhook, the brewery’s ever-evolving Winter Seasonal, is back this year as a Hoppy Dark Lager.
Originally developed in Redhook’s Brewlab “as a small-batch . . . beer called False Facts“, the 2018 release of Winterhook is a Hoppy Dark Lager that combines “the hops of a dank IPA, the malt of a brown ale, and yeast profile of a bock.” Filled with notes of caramel, pine and malt, Winterhook (6% ABV, 60 IBUs) has all the makings of “a perfect winter warmer for frosty weather.”
“Creating a unique recipe every year for Winterhook is a fun challenge, and this year we wanted to do something different from years past,” said Nick Crandall, who first created this version at Brewlab in Capitol Hill. Following the beer’s success on tap at Brewlab, Crandall decided that it would be the perfect beer as 2018’s version of Winterhook. “The hoppy dark lager recipe is something unique from previous versions – combining elements of various beer styles yet delivering on that winter beer character that our fans have come to expect from Winterhook.”
Redhook will host a Winterhook Release Party on December 5 and the beer is expected to enter distribution at or around that date. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in the state of Washington. Prost!
Vital Information for Winterhook from Redhook Brewery
Release – Seasonal (Winter), launching December 2018
Style – Hybrid Lager
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 60
Malts – Pale, Munich, Caramunich III, Coffee Malt & Dark Chocolate
Hops – Alchemy, AdHA527, Chinook & Eureka
Fun Fact – Winterhook has been brewed annually since 1984
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://redhook.com/beer-finder