Monk's Uncle Now In Cans

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.

 
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Monk's Uncle 

ABV 9.0%       
IBU 34    
OG 1.075  
°L = 3.5

MALT VARIETIES: Organic Pale & Pils, Malted Wheat, Aromatic, Rolled Oats, Organic Sugar

HOP VARIETIES: Nugget, Saaz

Third Story series

Third Story series

Pike Brewing Company introduces the Third Story, a series of one-time-only, imaginative craft beers from Seattle’s original urban brewery. Coming straight from Pike’s newly expanded brewery cellar, the Third Story series is launching at a fertile time for exploration in craft beer.  The recent availability of new ingredients like Cryo hops, locally grown malts and new yeast strains combined with craft beer drinkers’ clamor for more adventurous brews lines up perfectly with Pike Brewing’s veteran brewers’ itch to explore.

Beer Release: Pike Organic Double Oatmeal Stout

It is with a hearty nod of appreciation to Yorkshire’s Oldest Brewery that Pike Brewing Company introduces our winter seasonal, Pike Organic Double Oatmeal Stout.

 

Certain beers embody and capture a beer style more than any other. When it comes to oatmeal stout, the beer that sets the standard is Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. This world classic has a long relationship with Pike Brewing Company since Pike founder, Charles Finkel, conceived the idea of reviving a classic, yet extinct, beer style.  He introduced the idea to Samuel Smith for which he was the importer and then worked alongside their Head Brewer, Allister Ross, to arrive at the color and taste.  Charles designed the logo and label that adorns the bottles and introduced the beer in the U.S. in the late 1970s.

Pike Head Brewer, Art Dixon, sought to mirror all the characteristics that drew him to this Smith’s oatmeal stout, such as its silky mouthfeel, warm chocolate tones and roastiness, and then take it up a notch with this organic double. Always interested in the details that can set a beer apart, Art took extra care in selecting a unique blend of 6 malted barleys and rounding them out with organic oats. He then added his west coast style to the brew with a late addition of Willamette hops, a relation to England’s famed Fuggle hops.

Pike Organic Double Oatmeal Stout is dark and incredibly smooth. The beer’s inviting malt aromas bring you into a silky and round mouthfeel and chocolate, roasty and caramel flavors. It is available now on draft and in 22 oz. dinner bottles.

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Pike Organic Double Oatmeal Stout

ABV - 7.5%  
IBU- 30
OG -  1.070  
°L - 24

MALT VARIETIES: Organic Pils, Crystal, Munich, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Malt, Malted Wheat, Rolled Oats

HOP VARIETIES: Nugget, Goldings, Willamette

AULD ACQUAINTANCE 2016 HONORS CHARLIE PAPAZIAN

Winter Warmer Recognizes the Father of American Homebrewing 

The silver lining of Prohibition is that it taught people to brew –though illegally. When Jimmy Carter signed the law in 1978 making homebrewing legal, the world of beer changed forever. That was the time that Charlie Papazian started the American Homebrewer’s Association, and later, The Brewer’s Association. At the same time Charles Finkel founded Merchant du Vin, America’s first craft beer importer. The two became acquainted and remain friends more than 35 years later, even reviewing beers side-by-side every month for All About Beer magazine.

In 1989, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel opened Pike Brewing in the same space as Liberty MaltCompany, one of the oldest homebrewing shops in America. For several years Liberty Malt presented a homebrewing seminar called Home Brew U. Along with other beer luminaries, like Michael Jackson and Dr. Lewis from U.C. Davis, Charlie Papazian was one of the presenters. It was during those years that Charlie called Liberty Malt, “Perhaps the best home brew shop on America” and later cited Finkel as one of the pioneers of craft beer marketing in the introduction to his best-selling book, The Complete Joy of Homebrewing.

Pike Auld Acquaintance, Pike’s winter warmer, has been brewed since 1990. Originally the label featured Santa, but in 2014 actual auld acquaintances of Charles and Rose Ann’s, illustrated by Charles, became the centerpiece of the iconic label. Past acquaintances have included Jack Joyce of Rogue Brewery and British beer writer Michael Jackson.

In Charles’ view, Charlie Papazian is the most influential individual in the world of home brewing and craft beer in the world! It is for this and many more reasons that we dedicate the 2016 Pike Auld Acquaintance to our friend, Charlie. The 2016 Pike Auld Acquaintance is a dark, toasty brown, high gravity ale infused with spices and aromatic notes of orange. Brewed with three different Yakima Valley hops, Curacao and sweet orange peel, coriander, cassia bark and nutmeg, it drinks as a rich and gutsy, yet well-balanced, winter warmer. Pike Auld Acquaintance is available now on draft and in 22 oz. dinner bottles.

We hope you’ll raise a glass of Pike Auld Acquaintance with those that inspire you this winter, as we raise a glass to Charlie Papazian.