September 2014 

Greetings!

Sure is some sunny, suds-saturated, summer!

Sadly it will soon be, so long to summer and hello to fall, but Seattle's had it all: long hot days with sunny blue skies; spectacular orange and pink sunsets; a mighty thunderstorm or two; terrible traffic; and enough beer-related events to keep the most enthusiastic ale-o-phile satisfied and coming back for more.

   

From a smooth sailing Brew Cruise on beautiful Bellingham Bay, to a high score at The Pinball Museum; from the 13th hole on Fairwood Country Club Golf Course at the HMS Host Charity Golf Tournament, to Music on the Green at Salish Lodge; to the University of Washington Faculty Club, Pike Night at the College Inn Pub, Kilt Lifter BBQ Ribs at Fiddler's Inn;  Seattle Magazines' Red, White, and Brew event at Fremont Foundry; The Sunset Supper in the Market;  to the Pints for Prostate Artisan Beer Tasting at our temporary beer garden that overlooks the Ferris Wheel and Puget Sound. Pike has been poured to rave reviews all summer, and the party goes on! We hope to see you at the fair on Sept 6th -- the Heirloom Tomato Fair at Cedarbrook Lodge, that is. Along with Space Needle IPA, and Kilt Lifter, we'll be pouring a refreshing red beer (an Oklahoma and Texas specialty, states from which Charles and Rose Ann hail, respectively), but in this case, made with fresh heirloom tomato juice and Pike Derby Lager! Please help us support The Pike Place Market Foundation at our second annual Piketoberfest on September 28th. It will satisfy your soul, as well as your palate! 
 

The Pike pace hasn't changed much in 25 years, so it all falls into the "what else is new category." So, what is new is that Pike will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary with a parade and party!  

 

Please save the date to join us on Oct 17th.

   

The wait is over...
PIKE HARLOT'S HARVEST PUMPKIN ALE
 

Introduced for the first time in 2012 to one of the best receptions in Pike's history, we doubled production last year in an attempt to satisfy demand. Once again, this year, we increased production to try to quench your thirst for this delicious brew.

 

Many of you have been waiting a year for this beer! Your wait is almost over. Labor Day weekend it will be on tap at The Pike Pub and, by September 2nd it will be showing up in your favorite places, on draft and in 22 oz. 'dinner-size' bottles. Harlot's Harvest is deep, dark nut-brown with pumpkin-colored highlights. Its mouth-feel is rich and luscious. It is big, bold, and voluptuous, with a smooth sweetness reminiscent of pumpkin pie spices and the boldness of a monastic-style double ale. Savor it naked or clothed in the bounty of the season! Just right for roasts, turkey, beef, ham, and the festive vegetables that go with them.

Look for it at your favorite retail store or bottle shop, and on draft, through October.

Technical Specs:
Malt: Organic Pils, Organic Pale, Special B, Vienna, Organic Caramel, Crystal and  
Chocolate malts
Hops: Nugget and Mt. Hood 
Color: Dark Caramel & Molasses  
Spices: Brewed with organic pumpkin puree from Stahlbush Farms in Corvalis, OR, organic brown sugar, organic cane sugar, cinnamon, allspice, vanilla bean, nutmeg, ginger and clove.  ABV 8.5%  |  IBU 30  |  O.G. 1.080

   

PIKE PATIENTLY AWAITS THE HOP HARVEST TO BREW 'WOLF OF THE WOODS' HOP FLOWER ALE

Head brewer, Dean Mochizuki, is in Yakima to check on the hop harvest. Those first plump hop flowers will be used to brew Pike Wolf of the Woods Hop Flower Ale.

Because Pike acquired a beautiful new hop back, the brewery can better utilize these fresh-from-the-bine Mosaic hop flowers so perhaps you should think about a whole "pack of wolves" in the 2014 edition...

Look for it on draft around the end of September, hopefully in time for PIKETOBERFEST!


TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR PIKETOBERFEST 2014
pktobrfst
2ND ANNUAL PIKETOBERFEST
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Featuring Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cider,
Local Artisan Food, Sausage, and Charcuterie
Benefit for PIKE MARKET FOUNDATION
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PIKE BREWING COMPANY
1415 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Cost: $40.00  
Admission includes: all food, authentic Piketoberfest beer mug, 10 drink tickets, music, and up to $4 of validated parking at Russell Investment Garage.

SHOP PIKE BREWING LAUNCHES A NEW STORE

 

We're very excited to announce the launch of our new online store. We invite you to visit;

There are many new items and more being posted as they arrive.  

Please help us celebrate the grand opening by using the coupon code: GRANDOPENING 

to receive 10% off all orders of $65 or more!  Also, we're offering special pricing on Pike Harlots Harvest Tees! Please visit our sale page

 

PIKE BREWERY TURNS 25 ON OCTOBER 17, 2014

 

Please join us for the 2nd World's Shortest, Non-Motorized, Uphill Parade and Party. Read more here.  

 

PIKE FEATURED EVENTS 

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

SEPTEMBER 6
TOMATO FEST, Cedarbrook Lodge
SEPTEMBER 9
COOKING WITH CLASS, Salty's Alki
SEPTEMBER 11
ATLAS STRINGBAND AT PIKE BREWING
(replaces Sept. 4th performance)
SEPTEMBER 24
CRAFT BEER + FOOD, Palace Ballroom
SEPTEMBER 25
PIKE ANNIVERSARY PINT NIGHT, Beveridge Place Pub
OCTOBER 2
RUTH'S CHRIS BEER DINNER, 727 Pine, Seattle
OCTOBER 3
OCTOBER 4
Puget Soundkeeper SALUTE TO THE SOUND, Fremont Studios
OCTOBER 4
OCTOBER 5
INCREDIBLE FEAST, Swanson's Nursery
OCTOBER 11
PIKE 25TH ANNIVERSARY TAP TAKEOVER, STOGIES n' HOPS
OCTOBER 14
25th Anniversary PIKE BEER DINNER,
Belltown Pub, Seattle
OCTOBER 17
PIKE 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE AND PARTY 
OCTOBER 22
CAPITOL CIDER - PIKE TAP TAKEOVER AND BEER / CIDER PAIRING DINNER
   

Cheers! 

Rose Ann and Charles Finkel
Pike Brewing Company

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ALECOLADES



Pike Derby Lager wins Best of the Northwest at the U.S. Beer Tasting Championships.
Pike's mascot, Derby, is so proud she'll hardly bark at us anymore!


 

Pike Kilt Lifter takes a silver medal in the Scottish Ale Category at the U.S. Open Beer Championships.
The U.S. Open Beer Championship is recognized as one of the biggest brewery competitions in the world and the only one to include both professional and amateur brewers. More than 3,000 beers brewed by 300 breweries in 20 different countries competed this year.


 

 

 

Thrillist.com has ranked every state in the USA by its beer:

Washington is Number 5 exceeded only by Michigan, Colorado, California, and Oregon. Here's what they said about Washington and Pike...

 

5. Washington  

Washington has long been one of the most formidable beer states, growing the majority of the country's hops and giving hipsters something to drink with Olympia and Rainier, until those breweries sold out like so many grunge bands. We kid, of course, because Washington's home to more than 200 breweries, highlighted by greatness like Seattle's Elysian and Pike,...  

Read entire article... 

 




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.