Seattle Beer Week News

Nice Words @ SBW from Pike

Posted by Matt @ May 03, 2013

'Now in its fifth year, Seattle Beer Week is a resounding success! Ale-achievements all over town in the form of tastings, dinners, pub tours, promotions, comedy nights, brunches, and guest appearances, all championing our favorite beverage, are big hits. Each confirms that Seattle beer drinkers are very lucky. Each year, a different local craft brewer is asked to produce the "official beer" for Seattle Beer Week. Pike was honored to brew our now famous Double IPA, for the first Seattle Beer Week. Since then, Hales, Maritime, Elysian, and this year, Fremont, have had that honor.

All this revelry comes with a price; a lot of hard work on the part of the organizers. Thanks from every beer lover to Matt Younts, Specialty Beer Brand Manager of Click Distributing Company, offering some of the World's best beers (2008 National Craft Beer Distributor of the Year); Ian Roberts, co-owner of The Pine Box, featuring enough great draft beer to wake the dead (the building, also law offices, was formerly a mortuary) on Capitol Hill; and "Das Bier Baron," Mike Baker, brewer (founding partner of Baron Brewing), broker (N.W. Beverage Group) and German beer maven wunderkind. Take a look at to see why the late Michael Jackson said, "Seattle (and Portland) are the top two craft beer markets in the world." Beer, D.K., 2007'