Way back in 1989, a tiny brewery opened just below Seattle’s Pike Place Market. As Washington State’s 5th craft brewer in the new wave of microbreweries, Pike Place Brewery, as Pike Brewing Company was then known, launched with a classic: Pike Place Ale. Since its very first batch, Pike Place Ale was brewed with only the highest quality malts available. Back in 1989 that meant importing the rarely used Maris Otter pale malt. Today we’re reintroducing an updated Pike Place Ale and continue this tradition by brewing it with the delicious local and farmer direct Skagit Valley Alba malt.
The perfect beer to pair with food, Pike Place Ale is well balanced with citrusy Yakima Valley hops and rich Skagit Valley malt. It pours a deep golden and is light on your palate finishing dry with clean malt flavors and a whisper of hops. This farm-to-tap beer helps protect local farmlands and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation.
Pike Place Ale’s label invokes the original design and draws inspiration from Pike Place Market’s iconic imagery. The stenciling is hand drawn by Pike Brewing Company’s Founder and Owner, Charles Finkel, who is a world famous label designer and responsible for all of Pike’s designs. The label compels you to ‘Meet the Brewer’ as the Market invites you to ‘Meet the Producer’. Pike Place Ale also wears Pike Brewing’s ‘Drink Local’ stamp, which is placed on beers where the majority of the ingredients are from local, Washington State farms.
PIKE PLACE ALE
MALT: SKAGIT VALLEY ALBA, MUNICH, MARIS OTTER, CARAPILS, CRYSTAL, WHEAT
HOPS: MAGNUM, CITRA, SIMCOE
Pike Place is a registered trademark owned by the Pike Place Market PDA and is used under license.