I’m writing this on the 16th, which is the true 5-year birthday of TRH. 5 Years ago right now, I was starting the 15th hour of our opening day. It was hot as hell, and I was freaking out that we were 20 people over our capacity. 7 people (2 of whom were nearby business owners) had told me that day that TRH would never make it, much less stay open 6 months. My goal was to keep the doors open for at least 5 years. I’m not sure the definition of making it, but I do know we have achieved our first long-ish term goal.
We are truly humbled by the support of our community, and the best regs in town. Thanks to all our pals, and the new pals we make daily. We are thankful to all of you, our employees, and to our amazing city.
This Saturday, we’re going to celebrate! We recently teamed up with our neighbors across the street at E-9 Brewery to make an anniversary beer, a session IPA, to celebrate The Red Hot’s 5th Anniversary. The idea that we started with was to make a session IPA (dubbed Nickel IPA) that not only came in at 5.5% ABV, but we also wanted to make five additional versions of that beer:
TRH Nickel Session IPA: our Anniversary beer
Green Nickel Session IPA: double dry-hopped version
Gold Nickel Session IPA: golden berry infused version
Wooden Nickel Session IPA: oaked version
Live Nickel Session IPA: cask conditioned version
These 5 beers will be on tap Saturday August 18th, 2012 in our last outdoor beer garden/parking lot party of the year for the TRH 5th Anniversary. If you like it, we’ll have 5-gallon homebrew recipes for TRH Nickel Session IPA on hand for our homebrewers to take home, courtesy Shane Johns, head brewer at E9. Click on the pic to just print your own:
Beer Garden opens at 11am, and closes at 8pm. In addition to the previous 5 beers on tap outside, we’ll also have Everybody’s Brewing Law of Nature Pale, Maritime Pacific Old Tacoma Lager, Tieton Cider Works Dry Hopped Cider, and Fearless Brewing’s Peach Cream Ale on outside as well. Paired with our 15 choices inside, thats 24 choices on draft for the day!
We’ll have live bluegrass outside, starting around 2pm, courtesy of 40-Grit Ceiling Sanders.
Thanks again to all of you, here’s to another 5 years! See you on Saturday!