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Charlie Finkel @ Beer Hunter

Charlie Finkel (r): A pioneer of the good beer renaissance in America. The founder of Merchant du Vin and Pike Place Brewery.


Specialty beer importer Merchant du Vin was founded in 1978, a time when Americans could not buy the world's classic beer styles - in fact, unless they had travelled to Europe most Americans had never even heard of pale ale, hefeweizen, or Trappist ale. ...


[Rose and Charlie Finkel] opened The Pike Place Brewery in 1989 in the Pike Place Public Market. Well, not exactly "in" the market, but “under" the market in the La Salle Hotel at 1432 Western Avenue. It was one of the country’s smallest breweries with the tallest smoke stack.



With national beer judge Lyle Brown (l), at ...


a preview screening of Beer Hunter: The Movie, a documentary on the late beer writer, Michael Jackson. Proceeds from the event benefited the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, and the Michael Jackson Beer Education Scholarship Fund. Held during the week of the 2013 Craft Beer Conference.


DA's Regional Food and Drink (RFD)

Washington, D.C.

27 March 2013.



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Taken on March 27, 2013