In 1989, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel founded Pike Brewing Company, an act that would forever change the landscape of beer with their gravity-flow steam-powered production. If you haven’t seen the operation up close, I highly recommend taking a tour that’s cheap, fun, and tasty! Last week, Pike Brewing Company celebrated its 30th year!
Pike Brewing is a great company that has helped me learn about beer over the last year or so. A leader in craft beer, they transformed the culture locally in the Pacific Northwest and around the world! I’m a long way from being a beer expert but I’m willing to learn with such great teachers!
Party Like It’s 1989
Last week, my Seattle Foodie Podcast co-host Nelson Lau and I celebrated with Pike Brewing. Beers were just $2.50, live music played, and there were drafts of original Pike beers! We had tons of fun at the VIP pre-funk drinking beer, eating food, playing cornhole, and of course, enjoying the photobooth!
Pike Reunion IPA
As part of the celebration, Pike Brewing released the Pike Reunion IPA. The pale ale is a result of a collaboration of past and present Pike Brewers featuring Centennial, El Dorado, and Warrior hops from Yakima Valley, Pilsner malt from Skagit Valley, and Charlie’s Fist Bump yeast – a hybrid strain developed by Charlie Papazian. It’s a limited release so be sure to pick up a can or draft soon! Pike Brewing says to expect a floral profile accented with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and stone fruit. Yum!
30 Beers for 30 Years
If you missed the party, no worries. You can continue to celebrate Pike Brewing’s 30th at The Pike Pub and Tankard & Tun. Pick up your 30 Beers for 30 Years punch card at either location. When your card is full, you’ll receive a limited-edition varsity-inspired Pike sweatshirt! Be sure to fill it up before December 31, 2019!