Win tickets to Saturday’s Redhook Birthday Bash

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m. – Contest closed. We have a winner! Congrats to Paul LeCroy!

This Saturday, September 17th, Redhook will officially celebrate its 30th anniversary. The big birthday bash at the brewery is a throw-back concert featuring three great bands from the decade of decadence: bands that were all the rage when Redhook was born. The lineup includes DEVO, Psychedelic Furs, and Tom Tom Club. Today, we are giving away a pair of tickets to Saturday’s concert.

To enter our little give-away, leave a comment telling us your all time favorite Redhook beer or your favorite DEVO song. Or tell us both. We will pick a winner at random today (Wednesday, September 14) at 4:00 p.m.

Don’t worry. Even if you don’t win, tickets are still available (info below).


Time Travel

Nothing marks time better than music. Transporting partygoers back to the days when the whole craft beer revolution began in (among other places) an old transmission shop in Ballard, where the very first batches of Redhook were born, Redhook will mark its birthday with a concert featuring some heavyweights from back in the day.

Are We Not Men?

Devo is headlining the show. Yes, that Devo. As if there’s another Devo. As if there is anything even vaguely like Devo. Nothing says 1981 better than “Whip it, whip it good!” Devo’s interpretation of (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction is both genius and disturbing. The Psychedelic Furs and Tom Tom Club open the show.

To jog your memory, the Psychedelic Furs’ big hits were Love My Way and Heartbreak Beat. Along with some success on the radio and MTV, you might remember Love My Way from the 1983 film Valley Girl – the slightly off-center cult classic staring an incredibly young Nicholas Cage.

Tom Tom Club is, basically, what the Talking Heads do when David Byrne is away. Formed as a side project  by Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, Tom Tom Club never really had any big hits, but they were very influential. For what it’s worth, music by Tom Tom Club has been sampled, remixed and reproduced by many artists ranging from Mariah Carey to Grandmaster Flash.

Enough with the history lesson. Here are the details about the party:


Redhook’s 30th Birthday Party Tickets on sale July 8

DEVO to Headline this Celebration of the‘80s

Woodinville, Wash, July 6, 2011 – Join Redhook Brewery for his 30th birthday and party like it’s 1981. The monumental birthday, held Sept. 17, will be headlined by ‘80s rock band Devo and opening acts: The Psychedelic Furs and Tom Tom Club, with special guest, Mitten. The event is expected to attract thousands of craft beer and music lovers from across the Pacific Northwest.

In addition to live music, the birthday celebration will offer food and Redhook beer including a special beer being released just for the occasion. Tickets for Redhook’s 30th birthday go on sale Friday, July 8 and are $30 when purchased in advance, $40 at the door. The party will be open to adults 21 years of age and older. Tickets will be available for purchase at Forecasters Public House, located at Redhook Brewery, and online at

Redhook Brewery’s 30th Birthday Party

  • 21 and over, general admission, celebration of the ‘80s.
  • Featuring headlining musical guest Devo
  • Redhook beer and food from Forecasters Public House will be available

Saturday, Sept. 17
Gates open at 3 p.m.
Music begins at 4:30 p.m.

Redhook Brewery
14300 N.E. 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072

Thousands of food, music and beer lovers from around Pacific Northwest

Available the Forecasters Public House at Redhook Brewery or online at

$30 advance / $40 day of show


  1. My favorite Redhook brew is the Copper Hook, after that its the ESB. My favorite Devo some is Freedom of Choice.

  2. Favorite Redhook memories are of the old days in the Trollyman with great friends sipping the original Redhook, Scott, Doug, Karen, Kendall. Torn up couches and beer nuts. We were the coolest peeps drinking the coolest beer!

  3. I am ineligible, but my favorite Redhook beer is an old Winterhook from way back in the day. Maybe the early 90s or late 80s, when Winterhook was young. My favorite DEVO song: Satisfaction.

  4. My favorite Redhook would have to be “the original.” I’ll never forget the epiphany it provoked that “beer” could have flavor! Favorite Devo song? “Mongoloid”

  5. At the moment, my favorite Redhook beer is probably the IPA, because I’m on an intense IPA kick. I also love the ESB. Just to be different, I’ll tell you my favorite Psychedelic Furs song: Pretty in Pink (the original version).

  6. Also not eligible to win, but super stoked for this Saturday. (I’m an original 80’s waver.)
    Favorite RedHook beer: the original.
    Favorite Devo song: Mongoloid.
    Favorite Psych Furs song: Heartbreak Beat.

  7. My favorite Devo song is “Working in a Coal Mine”. Waaaay back in high school my friends and I performed to that song in our school’s Air Guitar contest.

    My favorite Red Hook beer is Big Ballard IPA.

  8. As an Eastern Washington resident that *used* to live in Redmond, I’m very sad at just how limited my RedHook experience is. That said, we have a live music event in Spokane every summer and CopperHook has always been pouring in the beer garden there. It is certainly one of my three favorite weekends of the year.

    Devo was the first band that my son could remember the name of. I’ll tell you that it gives you a completely different interpretation of “Whip It!” to hear it out of the mouth of a 6-year-old. 🙂

  9. Oh, wow – this sounds fantastic! I don’t know if I had been too caught up in gridlock on the Human Highway to notice the World Outside, but I Confess this event came as news to me! Now I MUST go!
    Fav beer is as malty as I can get, and Redhook’s Winterhook fits the bill by adding frothy chocolate tones that make my tastebuds sing.
    Raising a pint to you all and hoping this girl gets to go to the birthday bash.

  10. If you like tri-nations, super 15, and other rugby games that are not in the world cup would you still be interested? Rugby World Cup 2011 contains none of these and only 5 modes. The world cup, single international tests, warm up tours, some international tests,, penalty shoot-outs, multi-player games, but only two people can participate. Half the teams don’t feature any of the current world class players, but faceless characters no one even knows. So in reality you getting half a world cup for full price. Of course, you can name the players through the games editor function, but with no faces to the characters, is that any fun?

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