Seattle Beer Week Pick: Pike’s “Women in Brewing”

See all our posts about Seattle Beer Week 2014. Below, Seattle Beer Week event information.*

From your local pub to the last big beer festival you attended, it’s pretty obvious that there are still more men than women in the craft beer world. It’s great to see more women out tasting and enjoying beer than in years past, but we are usually still vastly outnumbered by our male counterparts.

With few exception, most women in the brewing industry are in supporting roles. Head brewers get the spotlight, while the women are in the background managing the marketing, sales and accounting.

That’s a big reason why Pike’s Women in Brewing event came about three years ago – to give local lovers of craft beer an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the women of our local beer industry. And the women who love the beer that’s produced. The overall result is a joyous occasion for us ladies who love beer, a chance to outnumber the men for a change. A chance for our beer drinking voices to converse with other ladies of beer without risk of being drown out.

Carol Stoudt and Mari Kemper at last year's event
Mari Kemper and Carol Stoudt at last year’s event

Pike is a natural host for the event, with co-owner and co-founder Rose Ann Finkel standing alongside husband Charles as the company’s figurehead, plus women working in the brewery, sales, marketing and more.

The Women in Brewing event at Pike Brewing is one of our favorite events of Seattle Beer Week. Details and ticket information are below. Tickets are $35 plus service fees, and advance tickets are encouraged – this is one of the SBW events that typically sells out.

Admittance includes tastes from breweries with women at the helm, whether as brewer like Spinnaker Bay, or behind the scenes like Airways. There’s also a variety of non-beery treats from women-run businesses including cider, cheeses, small bites from local restaurants and bakeries, and sips from local distilleries.

Participants in this year’s event include:

Women of Pike, brewing beer for the event
Women of Pike, brewing beer for the event

Beer –
The RAM Puyallup
Peddler’s Brewing
Populuxe Brewing
Chuckanut Brewing
Island Hoppin’ Brewing
Hales Brewery
DerBlokken Brewery
Pike Brewing
Airways Brewing Company
Elysian Brewing
Spinnaker Bay Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Stoup Brewing
Deschutes Brewery

Cider –
Tieton Cider Works
Finnriver Farm & Cidery
Sky River Brewing

Bottle Shops –
Full Throttle Bottle

Restaurants –
Farm Box Greens
Salumi Salami
Taylor Shellfish
Bravehorse Tavern
Pike Brewing
Cafe Lago
The Octopus Bar

Cheese –
Glendale Shepherd Cheese
Mt Townsend Creamery
Cherry Valley Dairy

Distilleries –
Project V (Single Silo)
Brovo Spirits

Chocolatiers –
Tease Chocolates
Social Ice Cream

Bakeries –
Luv Macaroons

Promotional –
Barley Angels Seattle and Beeroness

More information from Pike Brewing:

We welcome you to The Third Annual Women in Beer Event, created by our “Thirsty Sisters.”
Showcasing Women: Brewers, Distillers, Wine Makers, Chefs, Cheese Makers, Bakers and Chocolatiers!

Proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood.

This year’s event will take place Monday May 12, 2014 from 6:00-9:00pm. This is a food and beer tasting event, open to the general public (WOMEN ENCOURAGED, MEN WELCOME!). We will be celebrating women in beer: drinking beer, spirit and wine brewed by women, and tasting food created and cooked by women-owned businesses.

Your ticket entitles you to all food samples and 10 scrip for alcoholic beverages.

Please note – this event is for ages 21+.


* Seattle Beer Week 2014 runs from May 8th thru 18th this year. If you’re hosting/organizing an event, send me some information. The closer to “publishable” and “complete” your information, the better your chance of seeing it here on the blog. Images help a lot.