Pike Brewing Company Celebrates 30 Years

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!

Photo courtesy of Pike Brewing Company – Chelan Valley Hops Harvest

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

Photo courtesy of Pike Brewing Company – 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

Third Story Series – Lemon Wheat

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!

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