May 3, 2017
Redhook Ale’s Woodinville brewery launched beers such as E.S.B. and Ballard Bitter IPA into national prominence at the dawn of the craft-beer revival, and its capacity to brew 220,000 barrels a year makes it the state’s largest.
But the underutilized brewery will be shut down this summer and sold as owner Craft Brew Alliance of Portland refocuses Redhook on a new Capitol Hill brewpub where executives hope to revive the pioneering brand’s Seattle cachet.
“The plan is to put it on the market to sell,” said Craft Brew chief operating officer Scott Mennen in an interview ahead of the company’s Wednesday earnings report. “It’s a very nice brewery. It just doesn’t fit how we’ve evolved.”
The brewery and the adjacent Forecasters Pub are on a 20-acre site between the Sammamish River, with its biking and walking trail, and a string of wineries and restaurants in Woodinville’s popular tourist district>>>Read entire article on Seattle Times