Woodinville, WA – Taken out of circulation last year (2009) and with many people scratching their heads, Redhook’s Blond Ale is back. Already it’s been spotted on the shelves on draft throughout the area, but the brewery decided to finally come clean regarding if this beer was fresh or not.
With a newly designed label to remind people of one of Redhook’s year-round beers that has remained the same both in flavor and appeal.
“Redhook Blonde is a smooth, flavorful beer,” said Greg Deuhs, Redhook brewmaster. “It has a soft malt character and medium hop profile, making it a very good session beer. Redhook Blonde is a perfect beer to have while spending an afternoon outdoors at a picnic or on a rainy day at the pub for happy hour.”
Redhook Blonde combines the best attributes of a flavorful golden ale with the refreshing qualities of a lager. The ale is brewed with three different malts and two hop varietals. Additionally, lightly roasted barley and a touch of wheat give Redhook Blonde a flavor profile anticipated to appeal to a wide range of beer drinkers. –source, Redhook Ale Brewery
Additionally the brewery would like to remind those that with the warmer temperatures and the longer days, you might consider drinking their blonde with a meal. Try pairing the beer with “medium flavored foods like fish, nachos, or a salad.
Beer Geek Specs
It has an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 5.3 percent and 24 international bittering units (IBUs).
Redhook Ale Brewery has been at the forefront of the domestic craft brewing segment since the company's formation in 1981. Redhook brews a variety of craft beer styles, including: Long Hammer IPA, Redhook ESB, Copperhook Ale, Blonde and seasonal offerings, Mudslinger Spring Ale, Rope Swing Summer Pilsner, Late Harvest Autumn Ale and Winterhook Winter Ale. Redhook beer is brewed in its breweries, one in the Seattle suburb of Woodinville, Wash., and the other in Portsmouth, N.H. Redhook's specialty beers are available in both draught and bottles and are distributed nationally through a network of wholesale distributors. For more information, visit www.redhook.com.