Portsmouth, NH — In celebration of 20 years of brewing in Portsmouth and pioneering the concept of a bi-coastal brewery in the U.S., Redhook Brewery will team up with three local breweries — Stoneface Brewing Co., Tuckerman Brewing Co. and Smuttlabs of Smuttynose Brewing Company — for the first ever “Celebrations and Beers” collaboration series.
Redhook will release these unique, limited-run beers with Stoneface Brewing Co. in April, Smuttlabs in June and Tuckerman Brewing Co. in October.
“There’s no one else we’d rather celebrate our 20th anniversary in New Hampshire with than our fellow brewers in New England,” said innovation brewer Mark Valeriani. “There is no shortage of brewing talent in our region and at Redhook we love brewing and drinking beer with the really great people in the local beer community. It’s the perfect way to celebrate 20 great years in Portsmouth.”
Form Factor Double IPA (8.2% ABV, 70 IBUs) featuring fruity, juicy hops will be the first release in the series, launching at New Hampshire Beer Week, kicking off April 2. Brewed in collaboration with Stoneface Brewing Co., this double IPA is a nod to the friendship and camaraderie between these two brewing teams. Citra, El Dorado and Sorachi Ace hops lend tropical fruit flavors of mango and pineapple, along with Centennial hops to balance the beer out with citrus and fresh pine notes. Form Factor will be available on draught in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts for a limited time.
Redhook invites the community to celebrate 20 years of brewing with a series of local events that are open to the public:
- Thursday, April 7. The first keg of Form Factor Double IPA will be tapped at Redhook Brewery (1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth, N.H.) during New Hampshire Craft Beer Week. The community is invited to meet the brewers from both breweries and enjoy live music, food pairings and giveaways, including Brew Day, a day of brewing your own beer with Redhook’s innovation brewer Mark Valeriani.
- Friday, April 8. Redhook and Stoneface Brewing Co. will host Brewers Pub Crawl in downtown Portsmouth. After-party festivities include a performance by Ghost of Paul Revere at Birdseye Lounge.
- Saturday, August 20. Join Redhook’s unofficial birthday party and HookFest celebration. This all day backyard bash will feature local food vendors, lawn games, live music and lots of beer. An exciting festival headliner will be announced in early April.
- Saturday, October 15—Redhook supports our friends at Prescott Park Arts Festival and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas at the annual New Hampshire Brewfest. Redhook will feature Long Hammer IPA, Redhook ESB and Pale Ale.
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.” From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard to a Fremont trolley barn that housed The Trolleyman brewpub, to its current breweries in Woodinville, Wash., and Portsmouth, N.H., Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries. Redhook will open a 10-barrel brewpub in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle in the fall of 2016.
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, American Pale Ale and a variety of seasonal beers, including Blackhook. 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 www.redhook.com.