Back in Black-Redhook Double Black Stout Returns

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Back in Black ? Redhook Double Black Stout Returns for a Limited Time
Redhook Ale Brewery Revives Cult Craft Brew Classic

WOODINVILLE, Wash. ? October 2, 2008 ? After hearing numerous requests from craft beer drinkers across the country, Redhook Ale Brewery (Nasdaq: HOOK) will reintroduce the cult classic craft brew Double Black Stout for a limited time.

Originally created by the brewery in 1995, Redhook stopped producing Double Black Stout in 2000 and craft beer enthusiasts have been reminiscing about it ever since.? This fan favorite is coming back as a limited release and will be available nationwide beginning early November 2008 through February 2009, or until supplies run out.

?For eight years now, Double Black Stout fans across the country have clamored for its return. We decided to go one step farther and use it to launch an entire series of limited releases,? said Doug MacNair, brew master for Redhook Ale Brewery. ?By giving Double Black another chance to shine, we?re raising a glass to our craft beer heritage ? and we think our loyal drinkers will be very happy with the result.?

Double Black Stout is a smooth, imperial stout enhanced by the addition of rich, flavorful coffee and dark malts to create a big, roasted flavor. Redhook brewers recommend pairing the strongly malted beer with grilled beef or dark chocolate and strawberries to enhance its decadent undertones. The beer can be found at specialty food stores and beer markets for $4.99 SRP per 22 oz bottle.

Following Double Black Stout, Redhook will introduce three additional limited release beers in 2009. Developed by Redhook?s expert brewers, the unique craft beers will be different than anything the brewery has created in the past. The next limited release will hit shelves in March 2009.

About Redhook Ale Brewery
Redhook Ale Brewery has been at the forefront of the domestic craft brewing segment since the company?s formation in 1981. Redhook brews eight styles of craft beer, including: Long Hammer IPA, Redhook ESB, Redhook Blonde Ale, Blackhook Porter, and seasonal offerings Copperhook Spring Ale, Sunrye Summer Ale, Late Harvest Autumn Ale and Winterhook Winter Ale. Redhook beer is brewed in its breweries ? one in the Seattle suburb of Woodinville, Wash., and the other in Portsmouth, N.H. Redhook?s specialty beers are available in both draft and bottles and are distributed nationally through a network of wholesale distributors.? For more information, visit

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