It may still be Fall, but it sure feels like Winter out there. We’ve already had a few good storms this season, and today is looking pretty stormy as well. At least, however, there’s one positive side to having the cold and wet weather return: Winter Ales.
When the wind and cold returns, most palates crave something a bit thicker, a bit darker, perhaps even a bit spicier. Pike Brewing Company is answering your taste buds’ call with the return of their annual Winter Ale: Pike Auld Acquaintance.
Here is the full press release from Pike Brewing Company:
Seattle, WA, November 13, 2015: After one of the most stunning summers on record, the cold and dark of winter is finally returning to the Northwest. Sure, we all still enjoy an IPA, but with the longer nights our Cascadian tastes turn towards the fuller, darker and sweeter beers of winter. Now is the time for Pike Auld Acquaintance.
Pike Auld Acquaintance is a dark and toasty amber ale with refined spices brewed to complement holiday foods. This festive and flavorful seasonal beer has subtle spices and aromatic orange notes to please your nose and palate. Pike Auld Acquaintance is lower in alcohol than most winter warmers, so you can enjoy one or two during those long, northwest winter nights. Hoppy holidays from Pike Brewing Company.
2015’s Pike Auld Acquaintance label honors the venerable beer writer, Michael Jackson. An Englishman, Michael started writing seriously about beer in 1976 and wrote until the time of his death in 2007. He was passionate about introducing people to beers they had yet to try and many people credit him with rekindling interest in beer via his books, articles and TV show. Michael was also one Pike Brewing Founder and Owner, Charles’, close friends. He christened The Pike Pub as “a shrine to beer!”
MALT VARIETIES: Gambrinus ESB, Maris Otter, Bairds 70/80, Special B, Skagit Valley Dark Munich, Malted Wheat, Carapils, Flaked Rye
HOP VARIETIES: Nugget, Comet, Cascade
- IBU: 28
- ABV: 6.50%
- OG: 1.068
Pike Auld Acquaintance is available now as a limited, seasonal release. You can find it in 22 oz. dinner bottles and on draft. Take a look here for stores, bars and restaurants that carry Pike Brewing Company beer.
About Pike Brewing Company: The Pike Brewing Company is an independent and family owned craft brewery located in the historic Pike Place Public Market neighborhood. It was founded in 1989 by craft beer pioneers, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel. Pike Brewing handcrafts beers of character including the Pike Pale Ale, Pike IPA, Naughty Nellie, Space Needle IPA, Kilt Lifter, Monk’s Uncle, and XXXXX Stout along with seasonal offerings such as Harlot’s Harvest, Old Bawdy, Auld Acquaintance, Derby Lager and Octopus Ink. The Pike Pub is known for local, sustainable and seasonal pub fare and for housing the world-famous Micro-Brewery Museum, illustrating 9,000 years of beer history.
Pike Auld Acquaintance is available now on tap and in 22 oz bottles at Pike Brewing Company and at taprooms and bottle shops around the Sound. Pike some up today and welcome the Holiday season with it’s spicy aroma and character.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.