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Zeeks Pizza is now the first pizza chain in the United States to ditch plastic beverage containers.
“Anytime we can do business with a local company, we’re going to do that,” McClure said. “For us that was icing on the cake when we could take all those plastic water bottles out of the equation. That’s a bonus.”
Eastside Beer Week kicks off this Friday, July 12th and runs through July 22nd. The ten-day series of events celebrates beers brewed along the I-405 corridor, from Renton to Bothell, Bellevue to Duvall, and all points in between. A primary goal is to showcase beers from the 32 breweries located in the Eastside communities of Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Duvall, Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, and Renton.
Zeeks is hosting events to mark the occasion: on July 17th at the Kirkland location and on July 18th at the Bothell location. Details below. For more Eastside Beer Week events, visit the official website.
Zeeks’ Kirkland location is hosting a Postdoc Brewing Brewers Night on Wednesday, July 17, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The event will feature a four-tap takeover from Postdoc Brewing, $5 pints, plus a chance to meet the brewers and get to know the people behind the beer. In addition, Zeeks’ is offering $10.00 off any large pizza with the purchase of any Postdoc beer.
THE BEER LIST:
Zeeks’ Bothell location is hosting its Black Raven Brewers Night on Thursday, July 18, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and the public is invited. The evening will feature a three-tap takeover from Black Raven, along with discounted pints, plus a chance to meet the people behind the beer. Attendees sporting the official Eastside Beer Week t-shirt get an extra $1.00 off of all pints.
THE BEER LIST:
Beer Delivery Discount Throughout Seattle Beer Week (May 9th-19th)
Zeeks is offering 25% off beer delivery during Seattle Beer Week! We’re also hosting two Brewers Nights AND unveiling a collaboration IIPA with Bale Breaker. Join us for beer, stay for more beer. Here’s a rundown of all our SBW events –
Monday, May 13th:
BEVERIDGE PLACE PUB MICRO MONDAY
Beveridge Place Pub
6413 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
Get a Zeeks Pizza for only $15. Any size. Any pizza. The deal is a regular offering on the first Monday of the month if you are having your pie delivered to the Beveridge Place Pub. This particular Monday is not the first Monday, but we’re extending the offer to coincide with a Seattle Beer Week event next door at the Beveridge Place Pub: This is Washington, Damn it! The pub will have 35 Washington-brewed beers on tap for $4 per pint.
Thursday, May 16: 5pm – 8pm
CASCADE IIPA RELEASE PARTY / BALE BREAKER BREWERS NIGHT
Zeeks Pizza West Seattle
6459 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136
EVENT DETAILS: Come party with Bale Breaker and Zeeks to celebrate the official launch of Bale our collab Cascade Pass IIPA. Bale Breaker will also be bringing 5 special, limited release Imagination Station beers from their pilot system! We will also raffle off bad-ass Bale Breaker and Zeeks swag. Cascade Pass is a big-ass, dry, and clean IIPA perfect for summer, featuring a pilsner malt base with layers of hugely aromatic experimental hops.
FOOD SPECIAL: $10 off any large pizza with purchase of any Bale Breaker beer.
BEER: Cascade IIPA Release + 5 special Imagination Station beers from Bale Breaker’s pilot system. $5 pints, $16 pitchers, $10 growler fills. Available until kegs blow.
Bale Breaker Brewers Night Beer List
Friday, May 17: 3pm – 7pm
SINGLE HILL BREWERS NIGHT
Zeeks Pizza Capitol Hill
1830 E Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98112
EVENT DETAILS: We met Single Hill shortly after they opened their brewery and taproom in Yakima, and it was love at first sip. We are stoked to be hosting them for their first multi-tap Seattle. Single Hill is not yet distributed regularly on the west side of the mountains, so take advantage of the opportunity to check out Single Hill’s delicious beers while you can in between trips to Yakima.
FOOD SPECIAL: $10 off any large pizza with purchase of any Single Hill beer.
Zeeks Pizza announced today that it has replaced all Coca Cola products with Jones Soda and Boxed Water. As a result Zeeks is the first pizza chain to remove all plastic bottles from its pizza delivery and in-store ops.
That’s what happens when you ditch the Coke. The plastic goes with it (and the high fructose corn syrup).
In fact, according to a study conducted in 2017 by Greenpeace, Coca-Cola brands, which include Dasani Water, produce more than 100 billion throwaway plastic bottles every year – or a ridiculous 3,400 per second. The company is listed in the top 5 of the world’s worst plastic pollution offenders.
Going forward, all of our pizza restaurants will offer Jones’ fountain-based offerings in-store, and delivery customers will be able to choose from a wide selection of Jones Soda flavors, which are packaged in glass and aluminum as opposed to plastic bottles. In addition, Boxed Water, which is packaged in 100% recyclable, cardboard-based boxes, will replace Dasani Water.
Zeeks is Jones Soda’s first multi-store restaurant customer to serve its fountain flavors, which will range from Classic Cane Sugar Cola to Green Apple and Left Coast Lemonade, all of which will rotate on a regular basis.
We officially start selling Jones Soda and Boxed Water on April 29 at our West Seattle location, followed by Zeeks Queen Anne on April 30 and Zeeks Belltown on May 1. In fact, a new location will make the switch daily through May 23, finishing with Zeeks’ Woodinville store.
Our President, Dan Black, put some perspective on the news:
“Switching to Jones Soda and Boxed Water made more sense for us as a brand. Not only does Jones share our commitment to craftsmanship, it is a Seattle-based company and producing much safer and better tasting products than Coke. The bigger story though, at least for those living in the Puget Sound area, is the removal of plastic bottles from our delivery service of both soda and water. I think most Seattleites understand that plastic water bottles have become enemy number one for our waterways and sea life, and so we hope this move to glass and paper makes a real impact.”
Photo courtesy of Jones Soda Co.
“Zeek and Destroy DIPA is brewed with copious amounts of oats, malted and unmalted wheat. This combination provides a soft creamy mouthfeel and full body while staying endlessly drinkable. We add hops in the kettle, during fermentation and after fermentation in order to boost hop aroma to an epic level. Mosaic, Galaxy and Citra hops play off each other to create a juicy tropical fruit aroma with just enough grassy dank flavor to even things out.”
“Zeeks Pizza Capitol Hill is lined up to anchor the street level retail space at The Shea, a 33-unit mixed-use development planned to complete construction this summer. It will be the Puget Sound-area pizza chain’s 14th location. The restaurant space will stretch from E Mercer along 19th Ave E.”
“Recently changes have emerged, associated with how supporters of local beer can get beer delivered to their house and the source might surprise you. Long-since held that beer and delivery were autonomous of each other, comes one of the first of its kind from Zeeks Pizza.”
“Nobody was really crafting authentic Italian cheeses on the West Coast, especially mozzarella,” Wavrin says. “So after Zeeks Pizza told us they were looking for some, we sat down and said, ‘We could be those guys.’”
Try Ferndale Farmstead Fresh Mozzarella on Zeeks seasonal Fire-Roasted Margarita pizza.