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Pike Brewing has big plans for its big 3-0 celebration, $2.50 pints and more

 

The year was 1989. For Madonna, it was Like a Prayer, while her fellow mononymous diva, Cher, wanted to Turn Back Time. It is also When Harry Met Sally and Kevin Cosner transformed a cornfield into a Field of Dreams. It was the year that the Berlin wall came down. The first George Bush was President and nobody, nobody, had ever heard of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Part of the original Pike Brew Crew, Jason Parker (who now owns Copperworks Distilling) at the mash tun in 1989.
Part of the original Pike Brew Crew, Jason Parker (who now owns Copperworks Distilling) at the mash tun in 1989.

Another historically significant event, Pike Brewing Company opened for business in 1989. Actually, it was Pike Place Brewing in those days. Over the past 30 years, the business has undergone a lot of changes for the sake of growth and expansion. Also, for the sake of keeping up with the times. Read a lot more about the brewery’s history here.

Delivering the first keg of Pike Pale Ale on October 17, 1989.

Delivering the first keg of Pike Pale Ale on October 17, 1989. (Photos from Pike Brewing.)

This October, Pike Brewing celebrates its 30th anniversary. The 30th reunion beer is already out there (see our story about that), but they’ve got a lot more planned. The big day is Thursday, October 17th when they’ll turn back the hands of time at the Pike Pub and Tankard & Tun with some amazing prices on beer and other fun stuff (see below).

Pouring the first pint at Cutter's Bay House in Seattle. Charles Finkel on the right. Actually pouring the first pint, Franz Inselkammer of Braü von Aying (The Ayinger Brewery).
Pouring the first pint at Cutter’s Bay House in Seattle. Charles Finkel on the right. Actually pouring the first pint, Franz Inselkammer of Braü von Aying (The Ayinger Brewery).

30 Beers for 30 Years

Starting October first, pick up your 30 Beers for 30 Years punch card at Pike Brewing Company. Complete the punch card by enjoying 30 beers during Pike’s 30th year and receive a limited-edition varsity-inspired Pike sweatshirt valued at over $80. Offer is valid through December 31, 2019.

Hash it Out and #MakeBeerHistory

Pike Brewing was a leader in the Post-Prohibition American craft beer revolution which in turn has helped transform craft beer culture around the globe. This October, follow the hashtags #Pike30 and #MakeBeerHistory on Twitter to learn more about Pike’s living legacy as a forward-thinking industry pioneer. Use the hashtags to share your own Pike stories.

Party Like It’s 1989

Back in 1989, Pike beers first poured for $2.50 a pint. Celebrate Pike’s anniversary at The Pike Pub on Thursday, October 17 with live music and drafts of original Pike beers—Pike Place Ale, Pike XXXXX Stout, and Pike IPA—plus new limited-release Pike Reunion IPA, all priced at $2.50! From 6:30-8:30pm, enjoy live music from a six-piece, horn-heavy local band boasting Vaudevillian energy, The Fabulous Butt Dial Party Band, featuring Sunny Radford (a member of the Pike brew crew) on the trumpet and hosting as emcee.

Keep an eye on the Pike Brewing Facebook page as the fun unravels. And don’t forget about the hashtags, #Pike30 and #MakeBeerHistory.