Pike Chocofest 2017

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Pike Chocofest 2017

The Pike Brewing Company, 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA, United States

Date: February 12, 2017

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This was my third Pike Chocofest, and it was a teemingly busy, fantastic, wonderful, exhausting and difficult to orient chocoholic’s dream of a night. Last night, Pike Brewing Co. presented an evening of delicious bites and drinks with more than 65 of Puget sound’s cool breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants, cheese makers, bakers and chocolatiers. It was a prelude to Valentine’s Day, with a ton of red and chocolate, benefiting Puget Soundkeeper, an environmental group aimed at protecting and preserving Puget Sound by stopping the discharge of toxic pollution through advocacy and vigilant monitoring.

I snapped a few photos from all floors, nooks and crannies of the brewery nestled against Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Full disclosure: I missed a ton. I missed a great many dazzling shots, chocolate-throwing things, chocolate art, and 500 more astonishing, hilarious offerings. I even missed capturing host Charles and Rose Ann Finkle together, because I was stuffing my face with chocolate stuff and it was glorious, and sort of perfect.

Keep reading for a taste.

Dog wearing heart antennae. Because not everything has to be subtle. Or serious.


Beautiful couple welcome committee. Check.


Click Wholesale Distributing Sales Executive Mike Bosold and Pike Brewing Sales Executive Jon Gores just keeping it real, yo.


The man behind everything.


Aaron Cohn serving liquid love — Lindemans Framboise and Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout, focus on the liquid love. Sorry Aaron, but yum.


A sort of sexy, hop embroidered cowboy shirt. Sort of gorgeous, really.


Hama Hama hubba hubba


Another room, another 500 people


Naked City Brewery Jason Schwartzbier? Hell, yes.


Because every once in awhile, you just want to listen to a pretty woman sing sultry, 1920s ditties.


There was a delicious macaron that lived in a shoe …


Sometimes people just don’t want to listen to a 10-minute hug about Lisa’s Chocolate Stout.


This. This is pretty much one of thousands of little art scattered everywhere in Pike’s Brewing/Museum Co.


See. Told you.



Kim Jones and friend, laughing, wanting me to stop snapping a ridiculous amount of photos of them. Understandable.

Speaking of photos, here’s a bad photo of Pike Brewing owner Charles Finkle taking of photo of my two awesome friends.
Cloudburst Brewing Co. ran out of beer in the first minute, because, you know, best on the planet.


Tacoma’s Tease Chocolates killing it. So simple. So complex.


One of roughly hundreds like this, all delicious.


Because every once in awhile, you just want to wear the same colors and drink the same delicious Pike Brewing Truffle and Peanut Butter XXXXX Stout.


The Copper Door!


Septimus band playing funk rock reggae blues face


Play us out Septimus band!