Make Beer History: Pike Turns 30

Pike Brewing Turns 30

On October 17, Pike celebrates 30 years as Seattle’s world-famous craft brewery! Founded in 1989 by craft beer pioneers Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, award-winning Pike Brewing Company is home to a gravity-flow steam-powered production brewery, in the heart of downtown Seattle’s Pike Place Market neighborhood.


Pike Reunion IPA

Last week, Pike Brewing welcomed back some old friends to help brew the first batch of Pike Reunion IPA. Brewed in honor of Pike’s 30th anniversary, this India Pale Ale is a collaboration of the minds of the company’s brewers, past and present. The list of current brewers and alumni are industry leaders and taste makers throughout the state of Washington and beyond who continue to make beer history in the world of craft, including:


Art DixonJan BalcomJohn Hall, and Alejandro Garcia of Pike Brewing Company

Jason Parker of Copperworks Distilling

Fal Allen of Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Dick Cantwell of Magnolia Brewing Company

Kevin Forhan of Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery

Bill Jenkins of RAM Brewery

Drew Cluley of Beardslee Public House

Adam Orick of Flying Lion Brewing

Shawn Loring of Lazy Boy Brewing

Dean Mochizuki of Reuben’s Brews

Meg Bragg of Stoup Brewing

Manny Chao of Georgetown Brewing Company

Skip Madsen of La Quinta Brewing Company

Frank Helderman of Terminal Gravity Brewing

Larry Rock

Janelle Prichard

Kim Brusco

Adam Palmer


Featuring Pilsner malt from Skagit Valley Malting, Pike Reunion IPA is brewed with Centennial and dry-hopped with El Dorado and Warrior hops. The beer is fermented with Charlie’s First Bump yeast, a hybrid strain developed in honor of industry legend and Pike beer friend, Charlie Papazian. Expect a floral profile accented with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and stone fruit. Look for Pike Reunion IPA to hit shelves in September and save the date to raise a glass at Pike Brewing on October 17 in celebration of the 30th.


30 Beers for 30 Years

Celebrate at Pike Brewing’s 30th throughout the month of October at The Pike Pub and Tankard & Tun! Starting October first, pick up your 30 Beers for 30 Years punch card at Pike Brewing Company: Enjoy 30 beers during our 30th year and receive a limited-edition varsity-inspired Pike sweatshirt valued at over $80! Offer is valid through December 31, 2019.



Pike Brewing was a leader in the Post-Prohibition American craft beer revolution which in turn has helped transform craft beer culture around the globe. This October, follow the hashtags #Pike30 and #MakeBeerHistory on Twitter to learn more about Pike’s living legacy as a forward-thinking industry pioneer. Be a part of history in the making by using the hashtags to share your own Pike stories!


Party Like It’s 1989

Remember when a beer was only $2.50? Pike Brewing does! Back in 1989, Pike beers first poured for $2.50 a pint. Celebrate Pike’s anniversary at The Pike Pub on Thursday, October 17 with live music and drafts of original Pike beers—Pike Place AlePike XXXXX Stout, and Pike IPA—plus new limited-release Pike Reunion IPA, all priced at $2.50!

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