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Redhook Ale Brewery

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very good

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 6.15%
Active Beers: 38
Beer Ratings: 9,605
Beer Avg: 3.62
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

14300 NE 145th St
Woodinville, Washington, 98072
United States
phone: (425) 483-3232

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @redhook_brewery

Notes:
(Linked Listing) Visitors can also grab a pint at the Forecaster's Public House, located at the brewery.

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Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%

No other brewery in Washington comes close to rivaling the scope of Redhook's 260,000-bbl annual production. Their Woodinville operation boasts the state's largest brew kettle (100-bbl - so large, it has a mechanical winch to lower the poor soul who must enter and clean it) and their fermentation room would appear to cover several acres. It's like a tank battalion.

Redhook's Woodinville digs adjoin two wineries beside the Sammamish River and resembles a manicured estate moreso than an industrial plant. Daily tours allow visitors to explore the facility, collect a complimentary sampling glass, and dip into Redhook's catalog of ales. The one dollar cost is more of a tip than an admission fee, but be sure to tip your tour guide afterwards as well.

Adjoining the brewery is The Forecaster's Pub. The pub features a spacious seating area (often crowded), outdoors dining, and free live music on weekends. Food is routine barfare but generous and tasty. Just be sure to save some room for the Porter Ice Cream Sundae. The bar serves four regular Redhook ales, three seasonals, a cask, and several specials, including newer beers not yet available in bottles. The gift shop is easily the most accommodating of its kind in the state, offering Redhook playing cards, sweat bands, golf towels, and BBQ aprons among the more routine staples of T-shirts and drinking glasses. Bottled beer is available to go, often at discount prices.

Redhook beers range from clean, approachable standards to minimalist introductory beers suited to mass-market sensibilities. They are distributed to every American state except Utah and Oklahoma. When offered at supermarket prices, best values may be had in the form of the sharp, workable Long Hammer IPA or the agreeably modest Copperhook Spring Ale.

RedDiamond, Apr 08, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev +7%

I'm not the biggest fan of many of their beers or their mega-"craft" status. Still, this place has a great location just off of the bike trail, an interesting tour, the food is good, the service is usually friendly and they always have some interesting guest and cask beers that are not their standard mass-produced offerings.

mr-jj, Nov 13, 2014
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4.07/5  rDev +8.8%

efsulliv, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

legalag11, Nov 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

zp6167a, Oct 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Mattmarinucci, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

josephwa, Sep 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

Spilly, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Oidmoe, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

CoryR, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

tobelerone, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Shaimless, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

bpfrush, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Louisjohnson84, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

HoppySeb, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%

Came here for a brewery tour. It was $5 and was set up very well. The group is keep in a tap room while the guide pours samples and give history of the brewery. Then the process of brewing beer.

There is no walking just a model of the equipment is on display and a balcony that shows the fermentation room which is nice.

6 samples and a complementary pint glass for $5 is well worth it. The food is great too

NewGlarusFan, May 26, 2014
Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%

Growing up around and even in the Woodinville WA area, it has been nice to have such a reputable establishment like the Redhook Ale Brewery at our disposal. . . That being said, they were better when I was a younger chap just getting into the "ale game". . . One could almost consider them a "gateway" into the culture. . .

Their beer is not nearly as power-punch packing as I once considered it. Even their highly esteemed Longhammer IPA (my long time best friend) doesn't hold up to some of the others of its class that I have better enjoyed in recent years. Outside of their commercialized let down in beer quality though, they have still stayed true in being a very nice ale house to frequent. Their food is always on par, I really appreciate their recent remodel that just took place, the overall vibe is just, and they deserve to still be considered a top dog in the Washington region when it comes to wearing their beer badge of pride.

Oh, and we have to pay them their due for having the balls to put on the summer cinema series every year where hoards of barely drink-legal 20 somethings pack the out door lot to indulge while watching classic party films on a big screen. . . It is way too jam packed, under facilitated at times, and you can't really enjoy the films as much, but props are still needing to be paid to Redhook for continually putting on the party.

Valley_Town_Sipper, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

nbal4396, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%

One of the better big name breweries in the PNW. Place is always busy so plan on a little wait or get there a bit earlier than normal meal times to find a table. Servers are fun, knowledgeable, eager, and helpful. Beers are always changing, they have the big names we all know about but they also have more unique and local specialties to try as well. Food is always tasty but I'm a simple person when it comes to eating while on a Brewery tour of the area. Great tours are available for (at least when I went last) $1, but I think the price is $5 now. You get a little sampler glass to keep and you go up with a guide who tells the story of the brewery while you sample 6 beers. Again, if you go to some of the bigger name breweries this is one of the better experiences.

Sound_Explorer, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

trytoketchup, Dec 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

denverick, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Zach122, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%

Place was crammed with people and the food looked great. If a friend of mine wasn't grilling salmon at the time I probably would have considered eating there but instead did just a flight. Beers were good to very good as expected. The place had a nice festive/ sports bar vibe to it despite it being so large. Think of those big chain BBQ joints... that sort of feel. It is in a remote area so it is likely I will not get there again with so many other alternatives in the area. Still worth checking out though.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Oct 17, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +11%

My first Ale brewery tour and my first real introduction into what beer really tastes like and should taste like. My wife and I had one our first dates here and every time we go its just brings up great memories. We've since moved out of state but every time we visit Redhook is a must.

PufferFish727, May 27, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%

After a nice afternoon exploring the area my wife and I decided to stop in for a bite to eat and to check some brews off of our list. It was a gorgeous day so there were tons of people in the area and many went to Forecasters Pub but we did not have to wait long at all, maybe 5 minutes, until we were paged.

We ordered some ESB's to have them from the source since we had only tried it from bottles. I honestly did not notice much difference which led me to try a beer that looked to be recently written on the dry-erase board which houses the beers on tap at that moment. Blondage Pale Ale was amazing and refreshing, after I review 18 more beers I will add it since it blew my mind and others must know about it.

I ordered a pretzel as an appetizer, which went well with the ESB. My wife ordered a simple greens salad while I had the bratwurst and those did not disappoint which I wish I could say about the overpriced and sub-par Mac & Cheese that I had been looking forward to enjoying. Not a bad overall meal and it could have been much more expensive given the touristy feel.

There was a small but decent gift shop area near the entrance where you purchase tickets for the brewery tours.

Hopmodium, Jun 02, 2012
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Redhook Ale Brewery in Woodinville, WA
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.