Redhook Brewery, a Seattle staple since 1981, unveiled a retro-style Extra Special Bitter (ESB) design to pay homage to its brewing history. The throwback design will be featured on both bottle packaging, as well as on a new 16-ounce.
As one of Redhook’s original beers, ESB helped establish the craft brew landscape in Seattle in 1984, and remains one of the most-recognized in the brewery’s portfolio. Brewed in the style of a traditional British Extra Special Bitter, Redhook ESB is distinguished by its balance of caramel malt sweetness and spicy, citrusy hops.
“Redhook has grown beyond what Paul Shipman, Gordon Bowker and those of us who grew up in Washington in the ’80s and ’90s could ever have imagined, and we wanted to reflect on the past and recognize the important role it played in Seattle’s history,” said Redhook Brand Manager Karmen Olson. “As the ‘Granddaddy of Craft,’ ESB is a huge part of Redhook’s Northwest heritage, and giving it a throwback design is one way to pay tribute to those roots.”
Both packages are available only in the Northwest. Visit the Redhook website to learn more about its extra special ESB.