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History

TODAY

It’s our 30th year of proudly brewing quality beers in the Pacific Northwest!

2011

Pyramid Breweries celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its Winter Warmer – Snow Cap. Pyramid fans rock the night away at the Seattle Alehouse for Snow Cap’s big day at the 14th Annual Snow Cap Party.

2008

Pyramid Breweries wins mid-size Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival. Pyramid also picks up gold medals for Apricot Ale and Crystal Wheat Ale (third consecutive year).

2004

Pyramid joins forces with MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company to open up the Portland Taproom and brewery in Oregon.

1999

Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, moves in next door to our Seattle brewery. To mark the occasion, we open our "Left Out Field" Beer Garden to host baseball fans before and after the game.

1996

We are reborn as Pyramid Breweries, Inc. Appropriately, we introduce a spring seasonal, Tilted Kilt, a deep red, full-flavored ale brewed with seven kinds of malt, including the Scotch "whiskey" sort. Here's to new beginnings.

1995

The people are clamoring. We open an alehouse in Seattle, WA while pairing our draught brews with gourmet pub food.

1994

We're now the fourth largest craft brewery in the country, a fact we celebrate by introducing Apricot Ale. A zesty golden wheat with a distinctive hint of fresh apricots, it wins a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival. Good taste all around.

1993

Hefeweizen is born. Unfiltered and brewed with over 60% malted wheat, this full-bodied beer outdoes the 50% Bavarian tradition, and remains our biggest star.

1992

We've outgrown the general store. Our new, fancier digs are just downstream from Mt. St. Helens in Kalama.

1989

Hart Brewing is adopted by five enthusiastic investors from Seattle.

1986

Snow Cap Ale, a rich, full-bodied winter warmer crafted in the British tradition of holiday brews, becomes an instant classic. Its complex fruit flavors and smooth texture have kept it one of our most popular seasonals.

1985

We create America's first year-round wheat beer since Prohibition and name it Wheaten Ale. And there was refreshment, and it was good.

1984

We begin as Hart Brewing, Inc., founded by Beth Hartwell, who launches our flagship brand of Pyramid ales. We find our home on the banks of the Columbia River in Kalama, WA. Our inaugural Pyramid beer, Pale Ale, is one of the first American microbrews.

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