Win A $1,000 Redhook Gift Certificate at the Big Ballard IPA Release Party at Old Pequliar

April 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

Redhook is getting back to their roots with the release of the new Big Ballard IPA, which is inspired by one of the original Redhook beers first brewed in 1984, Ballard Bitter IPA. This 8.6% ABV, 73 IBU Imperial IPA will be available in 220z bottles and on draft. It is good to see Redhook continue down this path of releasing some more interesting brews. Now, if only they still had that brewpub in Fremont…

Head on out to the Old Pequliar this Thursday, April 22, from 4pm to 7pm for a Big Ballard IPA release party, including $3 pints, music, and a chance to win a $1,000 Redhook gift certificate. Here is the full press release:

Woodinville, Wash. – April 16, 2010 – In a tribute to its 1982 establishment in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, Redhook Ale Brewery (NASDAQ: HOOK) will host a release party for its Big Ballard Imperial IPA on April 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Old Pequliar. The party, which is open to the public, will provide IPA lovers with some of the first sips of Redhook’s new imperial IPA. The Big Ballard Imperial IPA release party will feature happy hour pricing, live music and prize give-aways, including a Grand Prize $1,000 Redhook Ale Brewery Gift Certificate. For IPA drinkers unable to attend the release party, Big Ballard Imperial IPA will be available in 22 ounce bottles and on draught in the Western U.S. beginning late April.
Where:          The Old Pequliar – 1722 Northwest Market Street, Seattle 98107
When:            Thursday, April 22 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
$3 pints of Big Ballard IPA from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Live music starting at 4 p.m. 
Appearances by Redhook brewers Tom Mace and Kim Brusco
Prize give-aways at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. including the grand prize $1,000 Redhook Ale Brewery Gift Certificate

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • kevin davey

    Isn’t funny how sour beers became really popular to brew during the hop crisis? Now that we have plenty of hops again everyone’s back on board with double IPA. I loved the old Ballard Bitter, especially when I could drink it at Sunset Bowl. It’s good to see it come back, but the “Longhammer” IPA is the dumbest name ever. Ya Sure; Ya Betcha.

  • Frank Belson

    @ Kevin, There’s a brewery in Massachusets named Clown shoes Brewing. I think that’s a strong candidate for dumbest beer name ever.

  • John Murphy

    I actually had some of the Big Ballard IPA last night at the Redhook Brewery in Woodinville. Sadly, it was very disappointing…the pellet hop flavor was very assertive and the beer overall fell flat. But, a $1000 gift cert…

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