Redhook Releases Hazy New England-style Hybrid ‘Bicoastal IPA’

Redhook Brewery today announced the release of Bicoastal IPA, a mash up between a hazy New England IPA and a west coast IPA. The brewery will be celebrating the new limited release series beer with events starting July 17th through the 23rd in Seattle.

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The hazy New England-style IPA is taking both coasts by storm. Redhook Brewery has a unique perspective on the trend, having a presence in both Washington and New Hampshire. The Redhook brewing team wanted to highlight the best of both coasts, and after experimenting with the style created Bicoastal IPA, which takes India Pale Ale style cues from both coasts.

Bicoastal IPA captures the signature haze, creamy body, and ripe tropical fruit notes of a New England IPA, and blends signature dank hops and rich maltiness found in classic west coast IPAs. The hazy IPA is the first beer in Redhook’s Limited Release Series, which features the best and brightest new small-batch and experimental beers from Redhook Innovation Brewer Nick Crandall’s recipe books.

“Bicoastal is inspired by the IPAs coming out of New England, but with a little bit of a west coast twist,” said Crandall, who created this unique beer. “Given that we have a brewery in New Hampshire, we really had to nail this one. Bicoastal has the signature hazy appearance and a really smooth mouthfeel with a huge tropical fruit aroma. Then we gave it a dank dry hopping synonymous with a west coast IPA.”

Bicoastal IPA will be available exclusively in Seattle as part of the Redhook Limited Release Series, which is inspired by the counter culture of the city: music, water, mountains, art, coffee, and design. Each beer features original artwork from local Seattle artists. Seattle-based designer, art director, and screen printer Derek Vander Griend created the artwork for Bicoastal, featuring the legendary sea creature, the kraken.

Redhook is promoting a weeklong series of events for Bicoastal during the week of July 19 in Seattle. The event schedule is as follows:

Pint Night

When: Monday July 17, 2017

Where: King Street Bar & Oven, 170 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

Time: 6-8pm

Details: Redhook is celebrating Bicoastal IPA with King Street Bar & Oven, who will be giving away pint glasses featuring Bicoastal artwork with the purchase of the beer.

Meet the Brewer and Bicoastal Tasting at The Beer Junction

When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Where: The Beer Junction in West Seattle

Time: 5-8pm

Details: Come check out Redhook’s newest IPA and meet Brewer Nick Crandall in the process. Nick will be on hand to talk with guests about everything from Bicoastal to Redhook’s new Capitol Hill Pub and an exciting slate of collaborations in the works to kick off the pub’s opening.

Sounders Watch Party

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Where: Tavern 12

Time: 6:30pm

Details: Come check out Redhook’s all-new Bicoastal IPA and watch the Sounders take on D.C. United. Tavern 12 will be raffling off Sounders & Redhook gear, and tickets to the next home game on 7/23.

Meet the Brewer and Bicoastal Tasting

When: Friday, July 21, 2017

Where: Tavern Hall in Bellevue

Time: 5-8pm

Details: Come check out Redhook’s newest IPA and meet Brewer Nick Crandall. Nick will be hand to talk with guests about Bicoastal IPA, Redhook’s new Capitol Hill Pub, and Crandall’s exciting slate of collaborations in the works to kick off the pub’s opening.

Pregame with Bicoastal

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017

Where: Lodge

Time: 5-7:30pm

Details: Redhook will be pre-gaming with Bicoastal IPA! Lodge will be raffling off Sounders & Redhook gear, and tickets to the Sounders home game on 8/12 vs Sporting KC.

Bicoastal IPA is currently available on draught in the Seattle market, and is now available in Redhook’s newest variety 12-pack, The Hoppy Hook Pack. The Hoppy Hook Pack will be available in the Pacific Northwest, and will feature Bicoastal IPA, Big Ballard Imperial IPA, and Long Hammer IPA.

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About Bicoastal IPA

Bicoastal IPA kicks off the new Redhook Limited Release Series, which celebrates the best and brightest from the innovation brewery at Redhook. A mash up between hazy New England IPA and a tropical West Coast IPA, Bicoastal IPA glows with juicy pineapple and passion fruit hop flavors, and a dank, dry-hopped aroma.

Malts: Pale, Flaked Oats

Hops: Chinook, Eureka, Mosaic, Citra, Azacca

ABV: 7.1%

IBU: 65

About Redhook Brewery

Redhook was born out of the entrepreneurial spirit of early 1980s in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first craft breweries with its focus on creating a better beer. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to a Fremont trolley barn that housed The Trolleyman brewpub, to its current breweries in Woodinville, Wash., and Portsmouth, N.H., Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries. Redhook will open a 10-barrel brewpub in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle in 2017.

Redhook’s beer lineup includes ESB, Long Hammer IPA, Extra Special Lager (ESL), American Pale Ale, and a variety of seasonal beers, including Blackhook, Summerhook, and Winterhook. Redhook beers are available on draught and in bottles and cans around the country.

Redhook Brewery, Est. Seattle, WA 1981

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