By the time we opened Pike Brewing Company, our beer lust had taken us to many family owned, American breweries. Less than a dozen dated from pre-prohibition and a tun (200) were recently opened and called 'micro-breweries'. Our quest also took us to classic breweries in England, Germany, France, Belgium and Scandinavia. In each and every brewery, the delicious bouquet of malted barley and herbal scent of hops, plus the culture of beer, left lasting memories. Some of our most memorable meals have been enjoyed in pubs, beer gardens, gasthäuser, and in the homes of brewers. In each of them, the delicious nature of beer and its extraordinary affinity to food was exposed. These breweries' beers, customs, history, and business practices, and the friendships that we made as result of them, are constant inspiration.
Some people would say that today, Seattle has become one of the best places on the planet to drink beer. If our city is a lens though which the craft beer scene can be seen, our own Pike Place neighborhood is a perfect picture. Thanks to the recently opened Cloudburst Brewing and the soon to open Old Stove Brewery we now have our own brewery district. Between the three of us we have more beers than the whole state offered in 1989! In addition to great beer, our neighborhood, the epicenter of Seattle, has America's historic Pike Place Market and with it, more great restaurants per capita than any other neighborhood, The Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, The Aquarium, the waterfront, ferries to Bainbridge, the Great Wheel, and Copperworks Distillery. Please pay us a visit.
A good time to visit would be during Seattle Beer Week, which runs for more than a week from May 12-22. Pike Brewing Company has been an active part of Seattle Beer Week since its inauguration in 2009 when we brewed the commemorative beer. These 10 hops and malt filled days highlight a key reason that Seattle has been named one of America's most livable cities: the exceptional beer.
Rose Ann & Charles Finkel
Pike Brewing Company
Women In Beer and Seattle Beer Week
It's almost time for Seattle Beer Week and Women In Beer! Seattle Beer Week takes place from May 12-22 and celebrates Seattle's diverse craft beer community. Pike Brewing Company will be participating in many events throughout Seattle Beer Week, including presenting the fifth annual Women In Beer.
This celebration features women involved in the Northwest craft beer industry along with local, women restaurateurs, cider makers, chocolatiers, cheese makers and more. Women in Beer takes place on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Pike Brewing Company and benefits Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands.
Event attendees will be informed and treated to tastes and bites from over 35 local breweries, cider makers, cheese makers, restaurants, chocolatiers and more. Samples will be available from notable Seattle names as well as newcomers to our food and drink industry. Women in Beer vendors to date include:
Balleywood Creamery, Beecher's Handmade Cheese, Chuckanut Brewery, Copperworks Distilling, Evolve Truffles, Finnriver Cidery, Fremont Brewing, Full Throttle Bottles, Gnocchi Bar, Grand Central Bakery, Heritage Distilling, Hot Cakes, Iggy's Foods, Island Hoppin' Brewery, Mt. Townsend Creamery, Naked City Brewery, Peddler Brewing, Pike Brewing Company, Pondera Winery, Propolis Brewing, Rooftop Brewing Co., Salumi Salami, Schooner Exact, Sidetrack Distillery, Sky River Brewing, Spinnaker Bay Brewing, That Brown Girl Cooks!, The Pike Pub, Tieton Cider Works, Two Beers/Seattle Cider.
Keep an eye on Pike Brewing's social media channels to find out about all the Seattle Beer Week events.
UPCOMING BEER RELEASES
Well hello, spring! Pike Brewing Company has new beers for your springtime drinking enjoyment.
PIKE HIVE FIVE
Seasonal hopped honey ale.
Superb honey from the Salish Lodge & Spa beehives adds dimension to the biscuity flavor of wholesome malt and aromatic Yakima Valley hops in Pike Hive Five. This beer is light and crisp, with just a slight sweetness and flower like essence of honey. The beer pours a light gold color and pairs well with salads, seafood, nuts and cheeses. Northwest spring time in a glass.
Pike Hive Five is available now at the Salish Lodge & Spa and The Pike Pub and also on draft and in 22 oz. dinner bottles at local bars, pubs, restaurants and retailers.
PIKE DRAGON SLAYER
English style IPA for a Northwest palate.
Slay your dragons with a Pike! This British style IPA is brewed for a Northwest palate. Cascade, Centennial and Summit hop aromas will welcome you to this glass that has a biscuity malt flavor. This balance of malt and hops, combined with an ABV of 5.8 %, make Pike Dragon Slayer IPA a very drinkable IPA.
Pike Dragon Slayer IPA is brewed to commemorate Saint George's Day on April 23 and in special recognition of our local pubs that keep the English public house tradition alive.
Enjoy a pint of Pike Dragon Slayer IPA at The Pike Pub and these local places: Atlantic Crossing (Seattle), Churchkey Pub (Edmonds), Collective on Tap (Woodinville), College Inn Pub (Seattle), Elephant & Castle (Seattle), Flatstick Pub (Kirkland), Route 2 Taproom (Monroe), Top of Tacoma (Tacoma), Watershed Pub (Seattle).
Blonde coffee ale, brewed in collaboration with Caffe Vita.
What's more Seattle than coffee and beer? Pike Vita is a fresh take on coffee beers; featuring Caffe Vita's single varietal Papua New Guinea coffee beans in a light, blonde ale. This bright beer starts with coffee aromas and finishes with citrusy hop flavors. This collaborative brew is the first in an ongoing series between Pike Brewing and Seattle coffee roaster, Caffe Vita.
Pike Vita will be available later this April on draft at The Pike Pub, Caffe Vita and at local bars, pubs and restaurants.
April 4 - Beer Dinner at 909 Coffee and Wine in Burien from 6-8 PM
April 5 - Putt Putt Golf Tournament and Flatstick Pub in Kirkland from 7-10 PM
April 6 - Pike Night at the North End Social Club in Tacoma from 5-8 PM
April 13 - Barrel Aged Pike Night at The Barrel Thief in Seattle from 6-8PM
April 16 - Pike Beer Dinner at Bayview Thriftway in Olympia
April 22 - Arcade Lights at the Pike Place Market
April 23 - St. George's Day Feast & Party at Three Lions Pub in Redmond
April 30 - Boonville Beer Festival in Boonville, CA
April 30 - April Brews Day in Bellingham
Keep up to date on all of Pike Brewing Company's events here on our events calendar.
The Pike Brewing Company
The Pike Brewing Company is an independent and family owned brewery located in the historic Pike Place Public Market neighborhood. It was founded in 1989 by craft beer pioneers, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel. Pike Brewing handcrafts beers of character including the Pike Pale Ale, Pike IPA, Naughty Nellie, Space Needle IPA, Kilt Lifter, Monk's Uncle, and XXXXX Stout along with seasonal offerings such as Harlot's Harvest, Old Bawdy, Auld Acquaintance, Derby Lager and Octopus Ink. The Pike Pub is known for local, sustainable and seasonal pub fare and for housing the world-famous Micro-Brewery Museum, illustrating 9,000 years of beer history.