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