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Pike Brewing – New Team, New Beers, & A Whole New Look!

We’ve been keeping a secret and now it’s time to share all the good news!
Drumroll, please! …

We’re so excited to share we’ve got a fresh new look, many new faces around the brewery, and some amazing new beers! We invite you to come to experience the new Pike Brewing .

Pike Brewing was established in 1989 (we’ve been around for years) by visionaries Charles and Rose Ann Finkel and has become a Seattle icon. Over the last 33 years, Pike Brewing has produced a slew of award-winning beers, supported the local craft beer movement, created a destination for all to enjoy, and established a loyal following.

“We take much pride in what we’ve accomplished over the years,” said Charles Finkel, founder/owner of Pike Brewing.

“But the art of craft brewing is constantly changing, and we cannot rest on your laurels,” said Drew Gillespie, president of Pike Brewing. “We’ve added two amazing women to the team, and we are absolutely thrilled. It’s exciting to be learning, tweaking old recipes, and making new beers.”

“We’re excited about this next chapter,” adds Finkel.

Leslie Shore is our new Head Brewer & Barbara Beaver has taken on the role of Brewery & Quality Assurance Manager. Leslie spent 6.5 years as Lead Brewer at Reuben’s Brews and Barb came from Georgetown Brewing. Both women have extensive beer knowledge and have been staples in the Seattle craft beer scene for years. We’re ecstatic to welcome these women to the Pike Brewing team!

Leslie and Barb have been working tirelessly with the production crew, updating processes and procedures, reworking recipes, crafting new beers, and creating a pilot brew program.

“Knowing where Pike is headed is extremely exciting and energizing,” said Leslie “The history of the brewery is legendary and iconic, and it’s certainly invigorating to be united with our entire crew on this trajectory.”

“We have a great production team that are not only dedicated to the course that we’re on, but also eager to adopt updated processes and procedures to drive us there,” adds Barb.

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Firestone Walker Brewing – 2016 Grand National Champion Poster

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park – Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

Oxford, OH (July, 2016) – Breweries from Maui to Munich sent in almost 5,000 beers representing over 90 different styles for the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This competition includes professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. Today, U.S. Open judges from England, Canada and the United States announced the winners. The full winner’s list can be found at U.S. Open Winners List.

Firestone Walker Brewing from Paso Robles, CA was named Grand National Champion by winning three gold medals, one silver medal and a bronze. Their three beers that were awarded gold medals were Union Jack IPA, Double Jack and Parabajava.