Redhook Scores 3 Medals at Great International Beer & Cider Competition

WOODINVILLE, WA – Less than a month after scoring some hardware at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Redhook has added three more medals to his trophy case. Three Redhook brews — ESB, Winterhook and Ben Harris Beer — were recognized as some of the best in their respective categories at the 16th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition, held Fri., Nov. 2, in Providence, R.I.

ESB won gold in the English ESB category, Winterhook earned gold in the American Amber Ale category and Ben Harris Beer took home silver in the Cream Ale category. A panel of 83 judges chose winners in 44 categories after blind tasting 470 beers and ciders from around the world.

“It’s pretty awesome to bring home medals for these three beers,” said Jen Talley, brewing manager at Redhook. “ESB and Winterhook have been Redhook fan favorites for a long time, and it goes without saying that Ben Harris Beer holds a special place in the hearts of the Redhook family.”

ESB, first brewed in 1987, balances the “bitter” in its name with caramel malt sweetness and spicy, citrusy hops, creating a smooth and bold ale. ESB is available in bottles and on draught nationwide.

Winterhook has been brewed every year since 1985 and changes slightly with each release. This year’s winter seasonal, which also won a bronze medal at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, is generously hopped with a big malt backbone. Winterhook can be found through January in bottles and on draught across the U.S.

Ben Harris Beer is Redhook’s special take on the classic cream ale style, brewed in tribute to the longtime member of the Redhook family who passed away earlier this year. The beer is currently available on draught at the Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, N.H. and will be available in select markets in bottles and on draught beginning in mid-November.

Locations selling the award-winning Redhook brews can be found using Redhook’s beer finder at

About Redhook:

Redhook was born out of the energy and spirit of the early ’80s 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” during the past 30 years, one thing has never changed — it’s still brewing great beers like ESB, Long Hammer IPA, Pilsner, Copperhook and a variety of seasonal brews. Most importantly, Redhook makes sure he has fun doing it. Redhook’s beers are available on tap and in bottles, and are available in markets across the country. For more information, visit

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