November - December 2014 

   
Greetings!


STRIKE UP THE BAND!
  ...Four bands in fact, played at Pike's big birthday. New Orleans jazz led the way, with members of Tuba Luba kicking off the "Second World's Shortest, Non-motorized, Uphill Parade" from Copperworks Distillery (co-founded by Pike's first brewer, Jason Parker) to Pike's brewery entrance on Post Alley. The first "World's Shortest Non-motorized, Uphill Parade"' took place 25 years earlier. To pay homage to our little brewery,
Charles and Rose Ann, who was born in New Orleans, pounded the pavement with some old fashioned alley-dancing as the band played on.
300 intrepid beer lovers paraded along thetwo block route that began across from the Great Wheel on Alaskan Way, withthe toot of a tuba, the honk of a horn, and the beat of a big bass drum, heading East on University, across Western,up the Harbor Steps, left on Post Alley for a block, under the neon "POST ALLEY" sign,  and finally arrived at Pike, ready for a toast!  


PIKE DOUBBLE HOPULUS

Draft Double IPA Released November12, 2014    
In the late 18th century, English brewers were able to export ale to India, and other parts of the British Empire, by adding more hops, a natural preservative. Humulus lupulus (a.k.a. hops) also added flavor and aroma. This was the heyday of India Pale Ale, but by the mid 1900s, the hop-intensive style was almost lost. Because Washington State is America's hop capital, breweries in the Pacific N.W. helped revive the IPA style in the 1980s. The trend

spread nationally and ultimately influenced beers in England, and even Belgium. The saying that "more is better" led U.S. brewers to double hop these beers, and the Double IPA was born.

 

Pike was selected to brew the commemorative ale for the first Seattle Beer Week in May of 2009. We chose to brew a Double IPA that we now call PIKE DOUBBLE HOPULUS IPA.

 

Pike Doubble Hopulus opens with a bouquet of herbal flowers, followed by the dry, crisp, evergreen, and citrus character of hops on the palate; the citrus and pine overtones are balanced with smooth, biscuity, earthy, malt flavors. This big, delicious Double IPA is dry-hopped twice, and unfiltered, to preserve all its beautiful hop character and aroma. 4.5# of hops per barrel!  

ABV 8.0% · IBU 90 · O.G. 1.076  

 

 

A BIG THANKSGIVING  

THANK YOU! 

This is the season for us to say thank you to our many fans, our devoted employees and their  families, and our vendors and suppliers, for their support of Pike Brewing throughout the year. Thank you on behalf of Pike and our favorite charities, for attending and helping us promote the events we host at Pike as our way to give back to our local community: Pike Chocofest (Puget Soundkeeper Alliance); Pike Thirsty Sisters: Women in Beer (Planned Parenthood); Pints for Prostates; Piketoberfest (The Market Foundation), and the myriad in-house and other fundraising events of which Pike is proud to be a part.

 Happy Thanksgiving!
 




BLACK FRIDAY T-SHIRT DEAL!
 
TAKE 25% OFF ALL BLACK PIKE T-SHIRTS!
 
ONE DAY ONLY! FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28   
at the  
THE PIKE PUB
1415 1st Avenue, Seattle 
 

PIKE IS THE PERFECT PLACE
FOR A HOLIDAY PARTY!


B
ook your holiday party by December 2
to enjoy these early booking offers.



 


SAVE THESE DATES!

RING IN THE NEW YEAR AT PIKE! 

Celebrate New Year's Eve on Wednesday, December 31
at the Pike Pub! Please join us for an optional 'Old Bawdy' Prix Fixe Dinner, available between 4:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Reservations are recommended and appreciated. Live music in the Front Bar by Mama Stringer & The Roaring 20-Somethings and a complimentary midnight toast with the New Year's Eve release of Pike's 2014 Old Bawdy Barley Wine. Come for all or part of the evening as Pike Brewing continues to celebrate its 25th year.  
Cost: $70 and $80 with beer pairing (all inclusive).
Menu: click here 


SEE FIREWORKS!
There is no better place to see fireworks on New Year's Eve than from Kerry Park.    
Pike is partnering with Emerald City Trolley to offer the ultimate New
Daytime view from Kerry Park 
Year's Eve Dinner and Fireworks package!

Join us for our Old Bawdy New Year's Dinner anytime between 4:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Be ready to hop on the Emerald City Trolley in front of Pike Brewing at 10:45 pm for the 11:00 pm departure for spectacular Kerry Park (best view in Seattle!) to watch the fireworks show at midnight; the trolley will bring you back to Pike after the show.
Cost: $85 all inclusive without beer pairing/ $95 all inclusive with beer pairing. Tickets available through Emerald City Trolley  

  OLD BAWDY HOUSE PARTY!
Please join us on Friday, January 9, 2015,
6:30 - 9:30 PM
for our annual Old Bawdy Vertical Tasting to be held, this year, in the Pike Brewery.

Come taste six archived vintages of Old Bawdy Barley Wine: 2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014!

   
$30 advance purchase/$35 at the door. WABL and PUB CLUB members $25 with passport. 

Tickets for Pike's Old Bawdy House Party make a great holiday gift. They will be available for purchase on Brown Paper Tickets beginning December 2.   
 
 
  
CHOCOFEST 2015 - FOREPLAY BEFORE THE BIG DAY! 

I
t's been called "the best event of the year!" Now in its seventh year, what started as a gathering of beer and chocolate lovers in Pike's Museum Room, has turned into a nationally recognized and anticipated feast of the senses. This romantic event takes place on Sunday, February 8, 2015, on three levels and includes local and imported beer and chocolate, wine, cider, mead, and spirits, along with desserts, oysters, and savory foods from many of Seattle's top restaurants and hotels. Enjoy live music, taste the offerings, and talk to owners and representatives from close to 100 vendors.  PIKE CHOCOFEST is delicious, fun, and educational adult playtime!
A benefit for PUGET SOUNDKEEPER ALLIANCE. 


Tickets to Pike Chocofest 2015 make a perfect holiday gift. They will be available for purchase beginning December 2 on Brown Paper Tickets.
 

  

PIKE FEATURED EVENTS PAGE  

Calendar highlights are below. For details please click on the individual event links.

NOVEMBER 27
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! PIKE PUB & PIKE BREWERY are closed.
NOVEMBER 28
BLACK FRIDAY All Pike Black T-shirts 25% off!
DECEMBER 4
DECEMBER 5 & 6
DECEMBER 24
THE PIKE PUB CLOSES EARLY AT 4 P.M.
DECEMBER 25
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
The Pike Pub and Pike Brewery are closed.

DECEMBER 31
PIKE'S OLD BAWDY NEW YEAR.
PIKE PUB STAYS OPEN UNTIL 1:00 A.M
JANUARY 1
THE PIKE PUB WILL BE OPEN ALL DAY, Normal Hours.
JANUARY 9
OLD BAWDY HOUSE PARTY AND VERTICAL TASTING
JANUARY 16 & 17
JANUARY 22
MORTON'S STEAK HOUSE and PIKE BREWING BEER DINNER
FEBRUARY 1
FEBRUARY 8
PIKE CHOCOFEST
FEBRUARY 22
FEBRUARY 28
   

Cheers! 

Rose Ann and Charles Finkel
Pike Brewing Company

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The Pike Cheese Plate
photo: Leslie Kelly, Zagat Seattle
ALECOLADES
 
ZAGAT NAMES THE CHEESE PLATE AT THE PIKE PUB ONE OF THE EIGHT BEST CHEESE PLATES IN SEATTLE. 
Article by Leslie Kelly

This landmark pub in Pike Place Market has been hyper-focused on local since way before it was cool, its outstanding cheese plate a prime example of the mission. It's a beauty, filled with a selection of five from Washington state:  Read more 

The Pike Brewing Company
is a family owned brewery located 1/2 block South of the entrance to the historic Pike Place Public Market. It is owned by Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, who founded the brewery in 1989.