Pike Brewing Company to Host ‘Piketoberfest’ on September 29

SEATTLE — On Sunday, September 29 from 5:00- 8:00 PM, Pike Brewing Company will host PIKETOBERFEST – a Beer, Sausage, and Charcuterie Festival.

Piketoberfest is a local harvest festival featuring German styles beer from Pike and Reuben’s Brews in Seattle, and Alpine Brewery from Oroville, Washington along with genuine Bavarian Oktoberfest M├ñrzen from Brauerei Aying, Alech Schlenkerla Rauchbier, Benediktner Weissbier, and Kostritze Schwartzbier, all from Bavaria along with Bitburger Pils from the Rhineland.

Guests will be able to compare local craft spirits like recently opened Copperworks Distillery vodka and gin; liqueurs from Sidetrack Distillery from Kent; and Seattle’s, BroVo Spirts, with German liqueurs like Kammer Obstler, Schoenauer Apfel, Echte Kroatzbeere Blackberry, Schladerer Himbeer. Other German schnapps include Verpoorten Advocaat, Derlachs Original Danzinger Goldwasser, and Underberg Bitters.

With the participation of Uli’s Sausage, Bavarian Meats, La Quercia Cured Meats, Field Roast, Tom Douglas’ Bravehorse, RN 74, Pike Brewing Company, Britt’s Pike Place Market Pickles, Firefly Foods, Woodring’s Northwest; and cheeses from Willapa Hills, Mt. Townsend Creamery, and Mountain Lodge Farms. Other vendors will be announced soon.

There will be an abundance of extraordinary foods to sample, but it is important to remember that not all people are so fortunate to be able to enjoy this bounty of the season! For this reason, we are teaming up with The Pike Place Market Foundation to make Piketoberfest an annual benefit to support their efforts in providing medical services, low income housing, child care and other social services to people in need. The Pike Place Market neighborhood is rated as one of the country’s most livable and diverse, to a large part because of the work of The Market Foundation.

Join the band, The Collaborative Works Trio, in toasting Piketoberfest with beer drinking songs and more. Prosit!

Munich’s famed Oktoberfest is the “mother of all festivals.” It is an annual event that just last year brought in more than six million guests from all over the world. Originally a royal wedding party, Oktoberfest has become a grand county fair with rides, exhibits, and of course beer pavilions (tents) at its heart. Tourists too often have the idea that the Oktoberfest experience is all about over consuming beer while dancing on the table to the beat of an “oompah” band, but there is another, gentler Oktoberfest that most people, even if they live in Munich don’t know about. Each year, the mayor, public officials, media stars, brewers, pavilion owners, and a few lucky guests from out of town, are invited to private rooms in one of the 14 giant tents where they dine like the royalty the festival was originally created for. Many dress in medieval costumes and compete in a crossbow shoot. Everyone celebrates with the best quality local beer, wine, schnapps and food reflective of the harvest season. It is this, the lesser known Oktoberfest that Pike has in mind as the model for PIKETOBERFEST.

For more information, and to make reservations, please contact: Tara Shuttleworth, Event Manager – Pike Brewing Company. (206) 812-6604 tshuttleworth@pikebrewing.com.


The Pike Brewing Company is a family owned brewery located 1/2 block South of the entrance to the historic Pike Place Public Market. It is owned by Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, who founded the brewery in 1989.

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