Redhook teams up with Sounders FC

Redhook announced yesterday that it has teamed up with the Seattle Sounders FC to become the soccer franchise’s exclusive craft brewing partner. No word on whether this will impact the craft beer selection at Qwest Field. It would seem unlikely, but we’ll keep an eye on it.

Here is the press release from Redhook:

Redhook Ale Brewery Becomes Seattle Sounders Exclusive Craft Brewing Partner

Partnership Kicks Off This Soccer Season

Woodinville, Wash. – April 18, 2010 – Redhook Ale Brewery has teamed up with the Seattle Sounders FC to become its exclusive craft brewing partner. The three year long partnership kicks off this season.

“Partnering with our home team, the Seattle Sounders, seemed the perfect way to celebrate our 30th birthday as Seattle’s original craft brewer,” said Robert Rentsch, brand manager for Redhook Ale Brewery. “We are psyched about the opportunity to give soccer fans the chance to root for their favorite team while drinking a great beer. We all know you can’t give your full 90 with a parched throat.”

Redhook Ale Brewery was established in 1981 in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. The brewery has gone on to be recognized as a craft brewing pioneer with distribution throughout the U.S. Maintaining its Pacific Northwest roots, Redhook’s West Coast brewery is located in Woodinville, Wash.

About Redhook

Redhook was born out of the energy and spirit of the early 80’s in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first “craft” breweries. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to the current breweries in Woodinville, Wash. and Portsmouth, N.H., Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries. While Redhook has “grown up” over the past 30 years, one thing has never changed – it’s still brewing great beers like ESB, Long Hammer IPA, Copperhook, and seasonal brews. Most importantly, Redhook makes sure it has fun doing it. Redhook’s beers are available in both draught and bottles and are distributed nationally through a network of wholesale distributors. For more information, visit

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  1. Big Al’s Brougham Bitter is a great beer and a perfect match with the ECS. Hopefully the Sounders still let him pour.

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