Summer is almost here. We had a bit of a tease over Memorial Day weekend (one of the hottest on record in the Puget Sound), but now we’re back to ‘normal’. Oh joy. We might have to wait just a bit longer before Summer truly arrives in Seattle, but at least we can start to enjoy all of the Summer Seasonals that make their return about this time each year.
I’ve already told you about the seasonal return of Lima Loca and Day Hike Summer Ale from Two Beers Brewing (CBM Sponsor), as well as the return of Hochzeit Pilsner and Beak Tweaker from Black Raven Brewing (CBM Sponsor). Now, Pike Brewing Company is preparing to get in on the action with the upcoming release of their new Summer Seasonal: Seafair Summer Ale.
Here is the full press release from Pike Brewing Company:
Two Seattle icons pair up for a hoppy summer. Pike Brewing Company announces our summer seasonal beer release: Pike Seafair Summer Ale. A light and lemony summer ale, Pike Seafair Summer Ale has a clean and round mouthfeel that pops with citrusy hops. Crisp and bright in your glass with a white head, this session ale is ready for your summer adventures and toasts Seafair, a 67 year old Seattle tradition.
“I wanted to brew a beer that tasted like summer sunshine and would go well with the outdoors and Seafair fun,” notes Pike Head Brewer, Art Dixon. “That’s why I chose to use newer Lemondrop hops from nearby Yakima Valley. Their fresh, citrusy and lemony flavor really shine through in the beer.”
“Seafair is a celebration of the best that Seattle has to offer, whether that be our clean waters, unique neighborhoods or community wide celebrations,” said Richard Andersen, Seafair President & CEO. “We’re happy to share this tradition with Pike Brewing Company, a locally owned company that is known for their locally-sourced beers and for giving back to the community.”
Pike Seafair Summer Ale is available as a limited seasonal release starting in mid-June, on draft and in 22 oz. dinner bottles.
ABV – 4.2% IBU – 26 OG – 1.046 °L – 2
MALT VARIETIES: Organic Pils, Munich, Aromatic, Malted Wheat, Rolled Oats
HOP VARIETIES: Centennial and Cascade. Dry hopped with Lemondrop hops.
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 Place Ale, Pike IPA, Naughty Nellie, Hive Five, Space Needle IPA, Kilt Lifter, Monk’s Uncle, and XXXXX Stout along with seasonal and limited release offerings. 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.
Nothing is more synonymous with Summer in Seattle than Seafair. The annual festival spans ten weeks and touches more than two million people through 75 sanctioned events. Now in its 68th year, Seafair connects and celebrates the community spirit, offers affordable fun and provides memories that last a lifetime. For more information, visit Seafair.com.
Pike Brewing is a Seattle icon, so it only makes sense that they’d team up with Seafair, a Seattle tradition that’s even older than I am (Whoa!), to create this special ale. Seafair Summer Ale will arrive in mid June, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy some, both on draft and in 22 oz bottles, and stock up before Seafair Weekend kicks off on August 4th. The addition of Lemondrop hops should make Seafair Summer Ale a great thirst quencher, perfect for those hot Summer days and warm Summer nights.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.