Redhook fans and Emerald City Supporters (ECS) will soon have their very own beer: No Equal Amber Lager. , the official craft beer sponsor of the Seattle Sounders, teamed up with the loudest and proudest of Seattle Sounders fans to express their mutual adoration of sport, beer and the Emerald City. Available in 22-ounce bottles and on tap throughout the Pacific Northwest beginning March 2, No Equal Amber Lager is a seasonable beer brewed specifically for Seattle Sounders fans.
“Seattle has become the soccer mecca of the U.S. There is no equal to the passion ECS show for the Sounders, and as Seattle’s first craft brewery, we are thrilled to team up with them to release No Equal Amber Lager,” said Jen Talley, Redhook’s brewing operations manager in Woodinville, Wash. “No Equal is a great beer. It’s smooth and full of flavor but so drinkable that it can be enjoyed throughout the game.”
Released under Redhook’s Blueline series, a limited release series brewed specifically for local distribution, No Equal Amber Lager, which comes in at 5.2% ABV and 30 IBUs, is a well-balanced beer with the perfect combination of rich malts and hop bitterness. The beer’s color comes from the generous use of Munich and Caramel malt, while its medium bitterness comes from the addition of noble hops.
“The creation of No Equal Amber Lager was a partnership from start to finish,” continued Talley. “From selecting the final recipe to designing the label, the ECS was involved every step of the way, ensuring this beer would turn out just right for its supporters.”
Originally launched in 1993, the Redhook Blueline Series is named for the streetcar line that once ran to the Redhook’s former brewery location in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, which was formerly a trolley barn. These special brews are only available for a limited time in 22-ounce bottles and on draft in Redhook’s backyard markets.
Founded in 2005, Emerald City Supporters (ECS) are an independent supporters group of Seattle Sounders whose aim is to support the Sounders. The ECS focuses on uniting supporters based on their love of the Sounders, but also acts as an umbrella organization that incorporates supporter subgroups of all persuasions – just as long as they are supporters of the Sounders. For more information, visit www.weareecs.com