Redhook Brewery’s Winterhook Ale Returns for 31st Year


SEATTLE  – For the 31st straight year, Redhook is celebrating the return of colder days and even colder nights with its latest release of long-time seasonal favorite Winterhook. Continuing its tradition of bringing a little holiday variety to this winter warmer, Redhook has once again riffed on the beer’s recipe to create Winterhook #31.

Winterhook #31 is a dark mahogany, full-bodied beer with an aroma of roasted malt and a touch of coffee. This year’s brew features a subtle spiciness from the rye malt and dark stone fruit flavors from the yeast, for the perfect finish.

“The real trick with a beer like this is delivering the ideal beer balance by providing a really nice, full malt flavor without being overwhelming,” said Redhook Innovation Brewer Nick Crandall. “Striking this balance makes Winterhook #31 the perfect beer to enjoy after a day of raking up leaves, hitting the slopes or camping out on your sofa watching sports highlights with your dogs.”


At 31 years young, Winterhook is one of the longest running beers in the Redhook portfolio, and it continues to satisfy wintertime thirsts year-after-year. Winterhook returns this year along with its fan-favorite ugly sweater coozies, to keep that beer hand warm and ready for the next snowball fight.

Winterhook #31 hits the shelves in 12-ounce bottles on October 5, in six packs, 12 packs and as part of Redhook’s “Foursome” variety 12 pack. The beer is also available on tap. Check out the Redhook beer finder: to locate some Winterhook near you. 6.0% ABV, 45 IBU.

About Redhook

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. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to the current breweries in Woodinville, Wash., and Portsmouth, N.H., Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries.

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

Twitter and Instagram: @Redhook_Brewery