Redhook, one of Seattle’s original craft brewers, is scouting locations in Ballard and Fremont for a new brewpub.

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Redhook, one of Seattle’s original craft brewers, is scouting locations in Ballard and Fremont for a new brewpub.

The company, now part of Portland-based Craft Brewers Alliance and partly owned by global beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, is “still in the early planning stages” for the location, said Craft Brewers spokeswoman Jenny McLean.

“Fremont and Ballard are both former Redhook ‘hoods,” she said. “The big message is Redhook is looking to build again where it started.”

The brewpub is expected to open in 2017.

Craft Brewers Alliance said Monday its capital spending plan also includes a 200,000-barrel expansion of capacity for its Widmer Brothers brewery in Oregon, and a new 100,000-barrel plant for Kona Brewing in Hawaii.

The company said it plans to spend $17 million to $21 million in 2016 and a similar amount the following year on the expansion plans, but did not break out a cost for its Seattle brewpub.

Redhook operates breweries in Woodinville and in New Hampshire. It also has the Forecaster’s Pub in Woodinville, but no operations in Seattle where it was founded in 1981.