Pike celebrates Repeal Day in grand style

April 7th, 2008 | Posted by Real Beer

Here’s how to celebrate Repeal Day the right way.

Breweries, brewpubs and bars across the country today are celebrating the 75th anniversary of when beer resumed shipping beer (although Prohibiton was not officially over) in 1933, but none may be doing it better than the Pike Brewery in Seattle. Check out the schedule.

11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Hourly Tours of The Pike Brewery

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 pm: Museum Lounge-Theater seating:
Pike’s Repeal Party celebration continues with a Repealathonon the 80 inch high definition screen.

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: The American Brew 2007
Filmmakers Roger Sherman and Jesse Sweet’s “The American Brew” is an hour-long documentary film celebrating the rich history of America’s favorite beverage of moderation. Many modern craft breweries and brewers are featured, set against a background of antique photos and films, the work is visually exciting. It vividly brings the viewer in touch and taste with America’s beer brewing heritage. Sherman’s documentaries have received numerous honors the past three decades including a Peabody Award, an Emmy Award and two Academy Award nominations, and Sweet has garnered attention and praise for his work in the history,
crime, biography and documentary genres.

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Prohibition’s effect on Beer
A discussion presented by Charles Finkel who grew up in Oklahoma during prohibition where it wasn’t repealed until 1959.

8:00pm – 9.30 pm: The Lady Eve 1941
Directed by Preston Sturges Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, and Charles Coburn.

A hilarious comedy about the love life of Charlie Pike, scion to The Pike Brewing Company fortune. Charlie couldn’t remember whether pale ale, brown ale, porter and stout were bottom or top fermented – he was more interested in rare snakes and beautiful women. The movie features Pike Pale, “the Ale that won for Yale.” The Lady Eve was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story in 1944. In 1994, it was selected for preservation in the United States National
Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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