It was also the year a little brewery that started in a Ballard transmission shop made its first winter ale, an early installment in the yet-to-be-feted craft beer movement—dark in color, heavy on the tannins, and a sessionable alcohol content perfect for lounging in front of the fire.
Things that have been around as long as Winterhook Ale, which Redhook Brewery just released for the 29th consecutive year:
The Karate Kid
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.
And, as it has every year of the life of Katy Perry (another member of the 29 club), Redhook created an all new recipe for Winterhook. This time around you'll taste a brew with rye malt and Centennial hops—a touch spicy, very roasted—for a beer that clocks in at 6 percent alcohol by volume.
Find it QFC, Trader Joe's, Safeway