Pike Brewing is Awesome!
My brothers and I went to the tasting, and it was great. The ’97 and ’98 were like a fine brandy, very raisiny and just generally delicious. The ’07 was actually particularly delightful, a bit sweeter than the others, but well balanced. We also got to talk to the owners of Pike Brewing (Charles and Rose Ann), which was very enlightening. I had no idea of Pike’s history. Until I learned it, I didn’t know why Pike wasn’t really on my radar of spectacular Seattle breweries. It turns out that back in ’98, they sold off the brewery (along with some attached companies) to a bigger company and Pike really took a turn for the worst. It was a scummy bar with not much going for it. Fast forward to 2006 when they decided to buy it back. So for the last 4 years, the original owners have been working to get back what was lost while they were gone – one of those things being Old Bawdy. The atmosphere was very nice there and I loved the experience. I look forward to going there more often in the future, because it’s a great venue with a lot of awesome beer! If you haven’t been there in a while, I encourage you to check it out! Pike Brewing is on the rise, and quickly too!
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