People are always interested in the ‘hot’ new brewery in town, the ‘new guys’, the place that gives you that great ‘this is my first time here’ feeling and, here in the Seattle area, that’s pretty easy to do, since so many new breweries are opening all the time. In our rush to check out all the new breweries out there, however, we sometimes overlook those well-known, tried and true breweries that not only helped shape the craft beer culture in Seattle, but are still putting out great beers.
One of those breweries, and one whose founders were instrumental in helping make Seattle the craft beer city we know and love, is Pike Brewing Company. Now, with Spring upon us, Pike is ready to release their Spring Seasonal, Pike Hive Five.
Here is the full press release from Pike Brewing Company:
Seattle, WA: Pike Brewing Company announces our spring seasonal beer release: Pike Hive Five. Superb honey from the Salish Lodge & Spa’s bees adds dimension to the biscuity flavor of wholesome malt and aromatic Yakima Valley hops in Pike Hive Five. This beer is light and crisp, with just a slight sweetness and flower like essence of honey. Pike Hive Five pours a light golden color and pairs well with salads, seafood, nuts and cheeses.
Northwest spring time in a glass.
Pike Hive Five is a tasty collaboration between Pike Brewing Company and Salish Lodge & Spa. Salish has 120,000 honey bees that live in their apiaries, which produce 600 pounds of superb and local honey every year. Our brewers use this honey to brew Pike Hive Five. This is the first time that Pike Brewing Company has offered Pike Hive Five as a seasonal beer. Up until now it was only possible to enjoy this beer at the Salish Lodge & Spa.
MALT VARIETIES: Organic Pale, Organic Pils, Munich, Malted Wheat, Carapils, Flaked Oats and honey from the Salish Lodge & Spa’s bees.
HOP VARIETIES: Mt. Hood, Bravo, Willamette
Pike Hive Five is available now as a 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, Hive Five 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.
About Salish Lodge & Spa: Consistently ranked among the best small resorts in the world, Salish Lodge & Spa overlooks the 268-foot Snoqualmie Falls. Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, every guest experience is inspired by its surroundings. Honey and herbs from the lodge’s own apiary and garden appear in treatments at the world-renowned spa, as well as the locally sourced Northwest fare and libations in The Dining Room and The Attic. Each of its 84 guest rooms has a fireplace, two-person whirlpool tub, and balcony or window seat. The resort is located 30 minutes east of downtown Seattle and within 40 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Salish Lodge & Spa is owned by the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and managed and operated by Seattle-based Columbia Hospitality, Inc. For more information or reservations, please call 800-2-SALISH or visit www.salishlodge.com.
Pike Hive Five is available now wherever Pike Brewing beers are tapped or sold. Although it’s only a seasonal release on draft and in 22 oz bottles, you can find it on draft year round at the Salish Lodge & Spa out at Snoqualmie Falls. So if you ever have an off-season craving, you know where to go.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.