The month of March is heating up at Pike Brewing in downtown Seattle. The thirty-year-old brewery is set to release a handful of beers over the course of the month. Pike Brewing is readying the release of King of Cascadia Helles, Meeker IPA, Third Story Hazelnut Brown, and Sour Saison while Third Story 100% WA IPA and Third Story Juicy IPA are already available.
Here are descriptions of the beers that are on tap and ones that will be released during March Beer Madness at Pike Brewing.
Pike Third Story 100% WA IPA: A celebration of local ingredients featuring Skagit Valley Pilsner malt complemented by notes of citrus, passion fruit, and earthy pine from Yakima Valley-grown Citra, Mosaic, and Trident hops. 5.8%, draft only.
Pike Third Story Juicy IPA: A fruity, juicy IPA with a hint of pine. Low bitterness and tons of aroma from dry-hopping with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. 7.2%, draft only.
Pike Third Story Juicy IPA #2: A tropical-forward, juicy IPA with a full mouthfeel and hazy hop glow. Low bitterness and tons of aroma from dry-hopping with Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. 6.4%, draft only.
Pike King of Cascadia Helles: Bright and mellow with redolent malts and a hint of spice from Saaz hops, this German-style lager finishes cleanly with just a touch of sweetness. A collaborative partnership between Pike and local co-op PCC Community Markets, the Pike King of Cascadia series supports our mutual nonprofit partner Long Live the Kings, whose efforts help restore wild salmon and support sustainable fishing in the PNW. 4.9%, available on draft and in four-packs of 16oz cans.
Pike Meeker IPA:Honoring PNW beer pioneer Ezra Meeker, aka Hop King of the World, this easy-drinking low-ABV IPA boasts notes of lime and pine from a healthy dose of Cashmere hops. 5%, available on draft and in six-packs of 12oz cans.
Pike Sour Saison:Featuring gentle fruity esters from farmhouse saison yeast, this subtle sour benefits from the introduction of Brettanomyces, Saccharomyces, and Lactobacillus. Draft only.
In addition to these beer releases, Pike Brewing will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17th at both, Tankard & Tun and The Pike Pub. Celebrate with a pint of Pike Kilt Lifter or Pike XXXXX Stoutand the annual performance of the Elliot Bay Pipe Band, Seattle’s highland bagpipe and drum band. Performing traditional and contemporary Celtic music, their roaming performance will begin in the First Avenue vestibule at 6:00pm and travel through the restaurants. Come early to hear them warming up in the Tankard & Tun Chef’s Loft!
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.