APRIL - MAY 2015 



The first beers were brewed by priestesses thousands of years ago. Beer goddesses reign supreme in early mythology, and it was a nun who gave us hops. Ale wives were the first brew pub operators, yet as soon as beer became industrialized it became masculinized, that is, until the craft beer renaissance. On March 8th, women around the world took part in
International Women's Collaboration Brew Day.  Six breweries in Seattle hosted collaboration brews. At Pike's gravity flow steam brewery, the women from North Sound Brewing, Odin Brewing, Spinnaker Bay Brewing and Pike collaborated on a fantastic red rye ale. Monica Spain of KPLU radio spent the day at Pike to interview the women brewers and to document the process. Days later, KPLU listeners were treated to a delicious story-a great aperitif for a cool, Unite Red Rye Ale.
Please unite with us at woman owned, Spinnaker Bay Brewing today, Friday, April 10 from 6-11 PM, for the  official release party for Unite Red Ale. Meet the women, priestesses all, who participated, along with the men that stood behind them, and share the pride of bringing beer back to its roots. Join us to Boost your Brewsters!

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beers benefits Pink Boots Society, a 501(c)3 charitable organization created to empower women beer professionals to advance their careers in the beer industry through education.

4/22 5:00-8:00 PM  Unemployment Law Project Brew Review, AXIS Pioneer Square 
4/23 6:00 VIP
7:30 Gen. 
Seattle Weekly's 6th Annual Voracious Tasting & Food Awards at The Paramount Theater 
4/23  6:00 - 9:00 PM  
Beach Cafe - Pike Beer Dinner, Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland 
 4/246:30 PM 
ARCADE LIGHTS, Pike Place Market 
 4/285:00 PM  Watershed Pub & Kitchen Pike Night 
 4/30 6:30 PM 

Is it just a coincidence that there are two dozen 12oz bottles in a case of beer, and there are 24 hours in the day!  Another coincidence is that Seattle Beer Week is May 7 - 17 and American Craft Beer Week is May 11-17.

"The United States is now home to more than 3,400 small and independent craft brewers and Americans' interest and excitement for craft beer is at historic levels. What better way to toast the burgeoning craft beer culture than to celebrate the 10th American Craft Beer Week" (ACBW) and 7th annual Seattle Beer Week.

In Seattle where almost half of the beer we drink is craft brewed beer, there are delicious ways to experience Pike beer at its freshest: there are dinners to attend, and 'cause' beers to support.

May 7
6:00 PM
Seattle Proper at Naked City
May 8
5:00 PM
Cask-O-Rama, Beveridge Place Pub
May 9
all day
Brewgrass, Hale's Paladium
May 10
all day
Happy Mother's Day
May 11
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Women in Beer, Pike Brewing
May 14
7:00 PM
Pike Beer Dinner, Steelhead Diner
May 16
10:00 AM -3:00 PM
Brewer's Breakfast, Burgundian


Just released  is Pike's hommage to Spring: a sensual aphrodisiac, a Belgian-style IPA hybrid that balances the fruitiness delivered by Belgium yeast with the sophisticated dry herbal quality supplied by local hops (houblon in French). Pike Saison Houblon is a seasonal farmhouse-style ale, light, golden, and slightly turbid, with an incredible floral nose and complex mouth feel. Refreshingly hop forward for a Belgium-style Ale
ABV 6.2%     IBU 55     OG 1.060

Available on draft and in 22oz. dinner sized bottles.

Women Brewed Ale
Join us tonight, Friday, April 10 (see details above), look for it at tasting events around town, and enjoy it on tap at The Pike Pub. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Pike Boots Society.

Brewed by the women of Pike Brewing to commemorate Women in Beer, and to benefit Planned Parenthood. This year's annual brew is dry hopped with Summit hops. Ask for it at 'Pike Nights' at some of the cities most thoughtful pubs beginning the last week of April. Each pint you drink is a donation to women's reproductive health.

Pike Brewing Company will again present Women In Beer on May 11 from 6-9 pm. Don't miss this event, always one of the highlights of Seattle Beer Week. Mark your calendars now for this celebration of women in their current and historic roles in the production, preparation, and marketing of beer, wine, spirits, cider, and artisan food. The event benefits Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. Last year 300 guests attended and we heard from many that it was their favorite, and one of the busiest Seattle Beer Week events.  
We hope to see you!


Rose Ann & Charles



PIKE PUB named one of Seattle's Hottest Beer Bars   

by Leslie Kelly




Beer at Safeco Field 2015 - Finding the good stuff at Mariners games by Kendall Jones  

Seattle Mariner fans can now enjoy Pike Kilt Lifter, Pike IPA, Pike XXXXX Stout and rotating seasonal selections at Safeco Field.  



Pike Brewing is proud to be a sponsor of
The Pike UP Campaign to build more of the Pike Place Market you love: the new MarketFront. True to the Pike Place Market Charter and character, the MarketFront will provide opportunities for farmers, craftspeople and local entrepreneurs, as well as civic space, public art, social services and low-income housing.  Now, for the first time in 30 years, Market supporters and fans have the opportunity to write your name into Market history.


Give the gift of growing Pike Place Market by designing your very own Market Charm or Piggybank Hoofprint.  


Write your loved one's name into Market history today: http://goo.gl/Uv25wc 

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.