(WA) Going Green at Pike’s

image Seattle, WA As I was reading through my mails I came across this little gem coming up on the third (7th) of this month (October).

“As a direct result of the 1st ever Seattle Carrot Mob (now called "Agent Green") event held at the Pike Pub, and sponsored by Green Drinks Seattle on Earth Day, April 22, 2009, Pike committed 25% of all sales that day to energy efficient retrofits. Having partnered with Seattle City Light to upgrade our lighting to energy efficient LED technology, we are pleased to announce the completion of our sustainability upgrades (see below) and invite you to a

Wednesday, October 7

Come enjoy beer and food discounts and tour our retrofits.
(If you are not already a Green Drinks member, you can join now by clicking through to their website.)

Lighting Project

By changing all our lighting to energy efficient lights and fixtures, we have been able to decrease our energy consumption and therefore our carbon footprint.  Pike has purchased and installed LED lighting which will result in a savings of 51,584 KWh/yr which translates into a savings of 30.95 tons of Greenhouse gasses.
Waste Reduction

We have instituted full compost and recycle programs where none existed before. We now work with Cedar Grove Compost and estimate that we have reduced our land-fill waste by 95%.

Local & Sustainable

Pike Pub partners with local farmers and producers to use as many local and sustainable products as possible. As a local, family owned business, we choose to support other local area businesses to offer our customers the highest quality products possible. Our burgers come from Heritage Meats in Olympia, our wild salmon is fresh from Kodiak Alaska, and our cheeses are all from local artisan cheesemakers.  Quillisascut in Rice Washington;  Mt. Townsend from Pt. Townsend;  River Valley Cheese from Fall City, who also use our spent grain to feed their herd; and Estrella Family Creamery in Montesano who rind wash their Pike Brewleggio with our Tandem Double Ale. We buy our tuna from Joe Malley's Fishing Vessel St. Jude and our smoked salmon is from Solly at Pure Food Fish, only steps away from us in the Pike Place Market. Uli's Sausage makes our bratwurst with our Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale and our Salami is from Salumi Salami just a few blocks away. Our prosciutto for our Plowman's Plate, while traveling from Iowa is from the country's first organic prosciutto maker, La Quercia.  And of course, for dessert, Pike XXXXX Gelato made by Gelatiamo Gelateria a block away; their proprietor, Maria Coassin makes the XXXXX Gelato with Pike XXXXX Extra Stout. Pike also  offers an Ale and Choclate Pairing with Carter's Chocolates from Port Orchard where Matt makes four truffles with Pike ales. At our bar we also feature local, northwest spirits.

Full Cycles of Sustainability

The brewing process has been sustainable for thousands of years. Like traditional breweries of the past, we  built  the Pike brewery on the side of a steep hill to take advantage of gravity flow. Because we do not pump the grist or wort, our energy efficiency is greater. Because the malt is handled gently, we are able to produce the highest quality ale. We are also a genuine steam brewery. That means we use steam for heat throughout our brewing process. We  purchase our steam from Seattle Steam, a 116 year old public utility located one block away from us. Seattle Steam is in the process of introducing a new bio-mass burner (clean urban waste wood) at their Western Ave. steam plant, lowering their carbon footprint (and that of the nearly 200 buildings, including Pike Brewery, they serve) by 50%. This comes back to us as a reduced carbon footprint in the form of the steam we use, a full circle of sustainability.

Community Support

To be truly sustainable Pike believes it is incumbent upon us to be an active part of our community. We have hosted many events and fundraisers at the Pike Pub and participated in our local food community events to raise awareness of sustainability issues and the need to eat locally produced foods.”

Pike Brewery, Pub, & Museum
1415 1st Avenue Seattle, WA 98101-2017 (206) 622-6044

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