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Charles Finkel

President, Founder & Owner, Pike Brewing Company


In 1989, Charles and Rose Ann opened Pike Brewing in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market neighborhood. Charles has worked tirelessly, day in and day out, to guide and grow Pike Brewing. He received the Brewers’ Association Recognition Award in 1988 and was described by the French Canadian Biere Magazine as "as among a dozen principals responsible for the modern renaissance of beer." In 2006, Draft Magazine listed him as one of the 10 Beer Innovators that had shaped the American Craft Beer renaissance. Charles was the arts curator for the Oxford Companion to Beer published by Oxford University Press in 2011. His articles and photos have appeared in a myriad of books and magazines. His beer reviews have been published in Beer Magazine monthly for more than 20 years. He has spoken on the history of American Craft Beer at the Smithsonian, been keynote speaker at the National Homebrewers Convention and American Craft Beer Wholesaler’s Guild and has appeared in many films and TV shows about beer.

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