Calling all beer lovers to Pike Pub and Brewery 12/16, Wednesday, at 6:15 pm.
**Update 12/15 - If anyone arrives before 6:15 or before I do, please grab a table and leave a msg with the host / hostess at the front to direct all meetup folks to where you are. I shall do the same if I am there first.
This Seattle institution is a beer lover's paradise. The food is ok (in my opinion), but they do have a strong selection of beers, the tandem and kilt lifter truly stand out. Whether or not they're my favorite brewery in the area, there's no denying that they are an important cornerstone in the Seattle craft beer scene, and make a lot of high quality, craft brew. But irrespective of whether you are beer lover or not, seek this place out. It really is a love letter to the (Seattle) beer industry.
Happy hour is from 4-6pm, but I won't be able to make it before 6:15pm. But if you can then do make it for the happy hour.
Parking is a bit hard to find on the street. But parking is available at the Chase Center Garage at 1st and Union. For guests dining in, parking at chase is validated by the pub after 5pm.
Message from the brewery:
Charles & Rose Ann Finkel are pioneers in making & marketing craft beers. They opened Pike in 1989 concentrating on beers of exceptional quality. Pike's beers are distributed, on draft & in bottle, in pubs, restaurants & stores in the NW. The Pike Pub is the showcase for the brewing company. Each ale - Naughty Nellie, Pike Pale, IPA, Kilt Lifter, Tandem, Monk's Uncle, & XXXXX Stout, is served properly in a working brewery. Local, seasonal, delicious pub fare includes fresh mussels & clams, hand crafted bratwurst w/Chef Gary's WA State apple sauerkraut, artisan cheese, smoked salmon, local wines, beer to go, & gifts. Pike received the 2006 Where Magazine, "Best local bar and pub". Displayed on 5 levels is a museum telling the story of beer from its discovery; to the pleasure of people who hunted & gathered for a living; to the modern micro brew mania that started right hear in Seattle.