SEATTLE — After years as one of the hottest selling 22 oz. bottles in Washington State, Pike Brewing Company is now introducing Pike Monk’s Uncle in 12 oz. cans. This Belgian style Tripel ale is light & complex with fruity and spicy esters and a pleasing sweetness. Hints of clove, banana and floral honey from the Belgian yeast enliven this bright beer, which finishes dry with a citrusy zing. Sip and savor this NW influenced Tripel, which in the style’s tradition has a 9.0% ABV.
Pike Monk’s Uncle is Pike Brewing Company’s only year-round Belgian style beer. Pike founders, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, introduced American palates to Belgian beers in the 1980’s when they imported Orval, Lindemans and Rodenbach. It was their respect for these classic and exotic beers which inspired Pike’s brewers to create this Tripel, using organic malts and authentic Westmalle Monastery yeast.
When Pike Monk’s Uncle was introduced in 2008 it quickly won a Gold medal at the North American Beer Awards. Accolades have continued for this rare style, with Pike Monk’s Uncle recently winning a Silver medal at the Great International Beer & Cider Competition and Best of the Northwest at the United States Beer Tasting Championship. In addition to awards, Pike Monk’s Uncle has a loyal following of beer enthusiasts who appreciate this hard-to-find style and its hints of honey, spices and local hops.
Pike Monk’s Uncle cans are available now at the brewery in downtown Seattle and will begin appearing at Western Washington independent retailers in January 2018.
About Pike Brewing Company
The Pike Brewing Company is an independent and family owned craft brewery located in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Public Market neighborhood. Founded in 1989 by craft beer pioneers, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, Pike Brewing handcrafts beers of character including 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. Visitors to the brewery can dine at The Pike Pub and Tankard & Tun, visit the world-famous Micro-Brewery Museum, illustrating 9,000 years of beer history, and tour the brewery.