Seattle’s longest-standing independently operated craft brewery, Pike Brewing, is making some exciting changes to bring you even more pitcher-perfect moments. An acclaimed head brewer, three new beers and a redesigned brand are all accomplishments worth raising a glass to.
As you may already be aware, Pike Brewing has been a famously beloved brewery in Seattle over the last 33 years. By supporting the local craft beer industry and building a destination that celebrates beer history, the brewery has developed a devoted fan base of beer lovers. But it’s the friendly faces behind the scenes that make Pike Brewing such a hoppy place to be.
Leslie Shore, the new head brewer, worked as the main brewer at Reuben’s Brews for six and a half years before joining the Pike team in June. In addition, Barbara Beaver joined the team as the brewery and quality assurance manager after working for Georgetown Brewing. Together, Shore and Beaver have been collaborating with the production team to develop new beers, modernize practices and protocols, revise recipes and establish a pilot brew program.
The team’s successes can be seen in every aspect of the better-than-ever brewery. First off, Pike Brewing has added three exciting new beers to its lineup: the Post Alley Pils, a crisp and clear pilsner; the Uptown Hazy IPA, a pillowy, smooth and topical brew; and the Waterfront IPA, a bright beer with notes of citrus. The revamped recipes for the Space Needle West Coast IPA, Pike Place Pale Ale and Cosmic Pulp Juicy IPA, as well as the crowd favorites Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale and Monk’s Uncle Tripel Ale, complete the Pike Core Series.
And with fall just around the corner, the Seattle brewery will reintroduce its seasonal selection, where fans can anticipate a brand-new seasonal brew every three months. The limited release series The Third Story, which focuses on innovation, will also return this autumn. Through this initiative, Pike Brewing customers will have the chance to sample the brewery staff’s new concepts and recipes before they’re made on a larger scale.
Last, but certainly not least, is the ever-so-evident visual transformation of Pike Brewery’s identity. Blindtiger Design helped to create the new aesthetic. While showing a fresh new appearance that speaks to the extensive renovations and innovation across the brewery, the packaging and branding honor the historic legacy of the brewery.
To learn more about Pike Brewing, visit pikebrewing.com.