PIKETOBERFEST – Beer, pretzels and much more

The annual event known as Piketoberfest is a sure sign that fall has arrived!  The sold out event held at Pike Brewery down in Pike Place Market welcomed 250 people to celebrate the season with samples of beer, wine, mead, distilled spirits and a variety of food, including pretzels in many forms. The vendors were an intriguing mix spread out through two levels of brewery. In the Museum room I immediately... read more

Washington Whiskey Aged Pike Beer Night

Washington beer is aged in Washington whiskey barrels to create the tasty and complex brews in Pike Brewing barrel aged series. The Barrel Thief welcomes Pike Brewing on Wednesday, April 13th for Barrel-Aged Pike Night from 6-8 pm. The Barrel Thief will have kegs of whiskey-barrel-aged Pike Brewing beer: Pike Kilt Lifter is a Scotch style ale aged in Westland Distillery casks Pike Tandem is a Belgian... read more

Chocofest: Chocolate, Beer, Wine, Food, Spirits and Romance

Fifth Annual Chocofest is taking over Pike Brewing on February 10th for Foreplay before the Big Day. For the first time Chocofest will take over the brew pub to provide a bigger and better Chocofest, highlighting 69 different providers of beer, wine, food and spirits to delight all your senses. Explore the museum room, the brewery cellar and every other room in the brewpub for delicious beverage and food.... read more

Pints for Prostates

Tie one on, a blue ribbon that is, at the Pints for Prostates event at Pike Brewing June 14, 2012.  They may know their IPA but do they know their PSA? “Tie One On” is not about drinking to get drunk. It’s about the blue ribbon, and we aren’t talking about Pabst Blue Ribbon 😛  Timed close to  Father’s Day, Pike’s Pints For Prostates event is a great way to... read more

Pike Chocofest 2012 Review

Pike Brewing’s Annual Chocofest continues to charm me. How can it not – it’s all about CHOCOLATE! Throw in the hospitality of Rose Anne and Charles Finkel, top that off with the addition of specialty brews incorporating chocolate, proceeds from the event benefiting Seattle job training program FareStart and you’ve got an event that remains tops in my book. If you missed out this year, not to worry.... read more

4th Annual Chocofest

Are you ready for “Foreplay before the Big Day“? Pike Brewing is hosting their fourth annual Chocofest on Sunday February 12th, 2012. Some say size doesn’t matter, but when it comes to Chocofest who doesn’t want bigger? This year promises to be bigger and unlike some lovers in your past, Pike Brewing delivers. This year’s Chocofest has moved into the expanded brewing space to... read more

Pairing Chocolate with Beer

Last April we asked the question, “Is pairing wine with chocolate like having sex on the beach?” Well, what about pairing beer and chocolate? The Finkels of Pike Brewing celebrate the pairing of beer and chocolate each year right before Valentine’s Day with their Chocofest that they like to bill as “foreplay before the big day.” So maybe this is the pairing we should be romanticizing. The... read more

Stout in and with Food

In preparation of the first International Stout Day, November 3, 2011 we gathered to celebrate Washington stout beers and delicious food. Schedules dictated that we do our main celebration on Sunday evening but today we share the adventure! Washington Stout Beers American Brewery Oatmeal Stout– dense, dark with a dense tan head for a bottled stout, the American Brewery Oatmeal stout is chewy... read more

Farm to Table Beer and Wine Dinner

Italianissimo continues their exquisite and FUN beer and wine dinner series on Thursday August 11th. This month, Chef Kent Betts partners with 21 Acres farm to craft a locally sourced, seasonal dinner: 5 beers. 5 wines. 5 courses. All  beer, food and wine are local, sustainable, and/or organic. Menu Kale and beet summer salad, garnished with edible flowers. BEER: Domaine Dupont Organic Cidre Dupont WINE:... read more

Fight Prostate Cancer – Drink a Beer!

Being a Washington beer blogger you won’t often hear me advocating blue ribbon and beer, but I am inviting you to Tie One On at Pike Brewing on Thursday, June 16th. Pink ribbons are universally accepted as a symbol in the fight against breast cancer but did you know blue ribbons symbolizing the fight against prostate cancer? You probably weren’t aware because men may talk about sexual conquests... read more

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