image courtesy of Redhook AleWoodinville, WA – A funny thing happened last week, we forgot to mention a few things, namely some far off winners that have roots in Washington. Last week Redhook informed us that their Rope Swing Pilsner won a gold medal in the category.

We weighed in our thoughts on this beer with a thumbs up in our camp. But the folks at Redhook were kind enough to let us know their thoughts on the recent recognition.

Redhook Brewery’s Rope Swing Summer Pilsner was named best lager at the 18th Annual Garden City Brewfest held in Missoula, Mont. The 2010 festival brought together nearly 40 breweries from across the nation to compete in nine categories.

“We’re thrilled to have our Rope Swing Summer Pilsner recognized by this award,” said Greg Deuhs, Redhook’s lead brewmaster. “Redhook takes pride in brewing a variety of high quality craft beers and it’s great to see the work of our team acknowledged amidst national competition.”

Rope Swing Summer Pilsner is Redhook Brewery’s new summer seasonal. The seasonal beer is brewed in a traditional Czech style and is the first pilsner the brewery has released. Rope Swing Summer Pilsner offers a very soft palate and malt flavors that are offset by a medium dose of distinct Czech hops to bring out its authentic flavors. The refreshing beer finishes with a clean, bright, thirst-quenching quality. Rope Swing Summer Pilsner is available through July in grocery stores in 12-ounce bottles and on draught nationwide. –source, Redhook Ale Brewery

About Redhook Ale Brewery

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.

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