After years as one of the hottest selling 22 oz. bottles in Washington State, Pike Brewing Company is now introducing Pike Monk’s Uncle in 12 oz. cans. This Belgian style Tripel ale is light & complex with fruity and spicy esters and a pleasing sweetness. Hints of clove, banana and floral honey from the Belgian yeast enliven this bright beer, which finishes dry with a citrusy zing. Sip and savor this NW influenced Tripel, which has a 9.0% ABV, as is the style’s tradition.
Pike Monk’s Uncle is Pike Brewing Company’s only year-round Belgian style beer. Pike founders, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, introduced American palates to Belgian beers when they imported Orval, Lindemans and Rodenbach starting in the late 1970’s. It was their respect for these classic and exotic beers which inspired Pike’s brewers to create this Tripel, using organic malts and authentic Westmalle Monastery yeast.
When Pike Monk’s Uncle was introduced in 2008 it quickly won a Gold medal at the North American Beer Awards. Accolades have continued for this rare style, with Pike Monk’s Uncle recently winning a Silver medal at the Great International Beer & Cider Competition and Best of the Northwest at the United States Beer Tasting Championship. In addition to awards, Pike Monk’s Uncle has a loyal following of beer enthusiasts who appreciate this hard-to-find style and its hints of honey, spices and local hops.
Pike Monk’s Uncle cans are available now at the brewery in downtown Seattle and will begin appearing at western Washington independent retailers in January 2018.
°L = 3.5
MALT VARIETIES: Organic Pale & Pils, Malted Wheat, Aromatic, Rolled Oats, Organic Sugar
HOP VARIETIES: Nugget, Saaz