Redhook Brewery Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary with New Seattle Brewpub Opening on Capitol Hill in Fall 2016

Dec. 1, 2015 11:00 am |  More About Craft Brew Alliance

The granddaddy of Seattle craft beer — Redhook Brewery — will celebrate its 35th anniversary as the Emerald City’s original craft brewery in 2016 with a new brewpub in Capitol Hill. The brewpub will be located in the distinctive Pike Motorworks building at 714 E. Pike Street.

From its humble beginnings in a Ballard transmission shop to its beloved Trolleyman brewpub in a former Fremont trolley barn, Redhook’s newest brewpub will be located in a former car dealership on Capitol Hill’s historic auto-row, continuing the brewery’s reputation for transforming historic Seattle sites into popular destinations for beer lovers. The new brewpub will reflect the spirit of Redhook’s beginnings and create a unique opportunity to experience some Redhook classics such as ESB and Ballard Bitter, alongside innovative small-batch brews, some of which will be available exclusively at the new brewpub location.

“I’m looking forward to my first ESB in the new brewpub on Capitol Hill,” said Paul Shipman, co-founder of Redhook Ale Brewery. “This new location is a perfect opportunity for Redhook to brew great-tasting, local craft beer in one of Seattle’s most vibrant neighborhoods and to help celebrate Redhook’s 35th anniversary since it first introduced Seattle to craft beer in 1981.”

The Capitol Hill brewpub will feature a 10-barrel brewery where Redhook brewers will brew beer exclusively for the pub and the City of Seattle. Construction is in process, and the new brewpub is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016, just in time to celebrate Redhook’s 35th anniversary.

“The Redhook brewing team is thrilled to celebrate our 35th anniversary with a new brewpub in the heart of the Emerald City,” said Nick Crandall, lead innovation brewer for Redhook Brewery. “I can’t wait to begin brewing new, creative and experimental beers at the new Seattle brewery. We’re also looking forward to the opportunity to connect with the community and continue partnering with great local businesses like Caffe Vita. Creating distinctive collaborative brews such as Double Black Stout ties all the goodness of Seattle together. This is what makes being a craft brewer so great – working with great people who really love what they do every day.”

About Redhook Ale Brewery

Redhook was born out of the energy and spirit of the early 1980s in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first “craft” breweries with its focus on creating “better beers” for beer lovers. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to its Trolleyman brewpub in a Fremont trolley barn, to its current breweries in Woodinville, Wash. and Portsmouth, N.H., Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries. In celebration of Redhook’s 35th anniversary, 2016 will see Seattle’s original craft brewery increase its commitment to the Emerald City with a new brewpub in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

While Redhook has “grown up” over the past 30 years, one thing has never changed — Redhook is still brewing great beers like ESB, Long Hammer IPA, Pale Ale and a variety of seasonal beers. Most importantly, Redhook has fun doing it. Redhook beers are available on draught and in bottles and cans around the country. For more information, visit

Twitter and Instagram: @Redhook_Brewery

For images of the Pike Motorworks building, please contact Joleen Zanuzoski at

GreenRubino, Public Relations for Redhook Brewery
Joleen Zanuzoski, 206-452-8189

Business Wire
December 1, 2015 - 11:00 AM EST

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