Pike founder, Charles Finkel was born to a family of food lovers in New York City. The same year, Preston Sturgis directed the Hollywood hit, The Lady Eve, 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 featured Pike Pale, "the Ale that won for Yale." In local bars, people were clamoring for it. Finkel didn't see the movie until beer anthropologist, Alan Eames, told him about it years later!