I'm writing this newsletter to you on the longest day of the year...Happy Summer Solstice!
Long days lead to many festivals and events; we hope to see you at some of them!
Pike Brewing is taking the opportunity during the lazy days of summer to give back. We're so proud to be a part of such a supportive and generous community (thank you) so all summer long, we will be involved in a host of delectable events. Please join us to celebrate the season and our community.
PIKE DERBY LAGER
The dog days of summer inspired us to brew a lager-style beer in honor of Pike's mascot, a Boston Terrier named Derby. Like its namesake, it is soft and gentle, light and smooth, yet full of character. It's fermented with California Common lager yeast at ale rather than lager temperatures. We hop with Magnum, Ahtanum, and Sorachi Ace (hops of Japanese origin.) The malt bill is made up of ESB, Vienna, Malted Wheat, Carastan, and Flaked Brown Rice, to give it a light mouth feel. A pure bred beer! 5.0% ABV - IBU 30 - OG 1.048
Released on draft in early June; available in 22 oz. Dinner Size bottles July 1st. Look for it at your favorite retail store or bottleshop, and on draft through September.
NO. 4 SESSION IPA
Lou Gehrig died prematurely of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that leads to paralysis due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain.
Pike's No. 4 Session IPA was brewed for the Nationwide "Ales for ALS"™ promotion. Inspiration for the name came from the fact that Lou Gehrig's New York Yankees jersey, bearing the No. 4, was permanently retired when he died. A very limited quantity of this beer was brewed and, with this tap label Pike honors Lou's memory and hopes to raise awareness and encourage donations to research so that a cure for ALS might be found.
Pike is donating $1 for every pint sold at The Pike Pub, and we are encouraging our restaurant and bar partners to do the same. There will be select Pint Nights and Pike Beer Dinners around town where No. 4 Session IPA will be poured. Make it a hit by donating $1 donating to the cause. Individual donations are welcome too.
Pike No. 4 Session IPA is full-flavored with a lot of hop flavor and aroma, along with notes of citrus and stone fruit. At only 5.0% ABV IBU 40 OG 1.048, It's a perfect beer for summer!
CAUSE BEER: RAISING MONEY TO SUPPORT ALS RESEARCH
"Ales for ALS"™ was the brainchild of Loftus Ranches and Hop Union to support ALS research. They have offered participating brewers access to a proprietary hop blend, free of charge, in exchange for participation in Ales for ALS™. The ALS Blend is a combination of Mosaic, Citra, and four different experimental varieties, one of which is now named Equinox.
THE PIKE PUB ANNOUNCES A NEW SUMMER MENU
Summer in Seattle is spectacular; a virtual paradise that helps make amends for the dampest and darkest days of winter. Life flows with the seasons and, for food lovers, the abundance of farmed, fished, raised, and foraged food in Seattle is good...very good!
All this goodness is reflected in Pike's new summer menu, to be introduced June 26th.
While our new menu is a lot like our old menu, we retained your favorites. With the arrival of summer, we are able to take advantage of the abundance of fruits and vegetables
that are now available. Items like the "Broken Arrow Burger", with roasted tomatoes in winter, now come with thick slices of local organic tomatoes. We continue to offer entree favorites like Penn Cove Mussels and Clams steamed in Monks Uncle; Halibut Fish and Chips with Spinnakers Vinegar; Kilt Lifter Bratwurst with Chef Gary's apple sauerkraut; wild Alaskan king salmon in spicy coconut sauce; grass-fed steak-frites; and locally raised baby back BBQ ribs. New for summer are "side dishes." This section will offer a vegetable du jour (our chef's choice), baked Walla Walla onions, heirloom tomatoes, wild mushroom barley, and jersey creamed spinach. Other sides include our mini mac and cheese, made with organic penne and a luxurious blend of local cheeses, truffle fries, and horseradish mashed potatoes.
Exciting new additions are: a veggie hoagie stuffed full of local goodness; the ultimate - a Bison Bacon Burger, topped with house made Woodinville Whiskey bacon jam and served on a Macrina artisan bun baked fresh daily and made exclusively for us.
In the Pizza department, we replaced our Ploughman's with Pike Kilt Lifter BBQ Pizza (made with chicken andouille sausage); Ida Kline is a vegetarian Pizza, Margarita Pike Style. By the by, Ida Kline was Nellie Curtis' sister (of Naughty Nellie fame).
A full pound of giant Alaskan King Crab is an amazing new entree. There's plenty to share, especially if accompanied by a couple of sides. To experience the rich delicacy of the crab, we recommend our new refreshing summer seasonal, Pike Derby Lager.
SHOP PIKE BREWING LAUNCHES A NEW STORE
We've been hard at work redesigning our Pike Brewing online store! We will let you know as soon as it launches this week. We're very excited about it and we know you will be too...
PIKE FEATURED EVENTS
Calendar highlights are below. For details please click here.
PIKE BEER DINNERS
JUNE 26 RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE, Bellevue
JULY 1 JOHN HOWIE SPORT
JULY 7 THE WASHINGTON CRAFT BEER HERITAGE PAIRING,
SPECIAL EVENTS AT PIKE BREWING
AUGUST 7 2ND ANNUAL POST ALLEY HOOLEY
AUGUST 16 SEATTLE ARTISAN BEER TASTING benefit for Pints For
SEPTEMBER 28 2ND ANNUAL PIKETOBERFEST
OCTOBER 17 PIKE BREWING'S 25TH BIRTHDAY, SAVE THE DATE!
OTHER PIKE EVENTS
JULY 10 WINE ROCKS
JULY 11 WOODLAND PARK ZOO JUNGLE PARTY
JULY 12 PRØØF: Washington Distillers Festival
JULY 19 BEERZILLA: Phinney Neighborhood Summer Beer Taste
JULY 25 SEATTLE MAGAZINE'S RED, WHITE & BREW
JULY 26 FARWEST BREWFEST, 7 Cedars Casino, Sequim
JULY 27 BREWERS BY THE BAY - Depot Market Sq., Bellingham
AUGUST 15 SUNSET SUPPER in the Pike Place Market
AUGUST 21-23 THE GRAIN CONFERENCE, Mt. Vernon, WA
AUGUST 23 POVERTY BAY BLUES & BREWS FEST, Des Moines, WA
SEPTEMBER 6 HEIRLOOM TOMATO FARE, Cedarbrook Lodge
SEPTEMBER 5 & 6 GREAT CANADIAN BEER FESTIVAL, Victoria, BC