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5 Sep

There are quite a few things coming up here at TRH, and this will help you navigate it all:

Thursday September 4th-14th: Bad Apple Cider Fest
Our love of stamp cards cannot be denied. Running parallel with Washington Cider Week, we are holding our own celebration of cider. We’ll be running 5 full-time handles of cider for 11 days. Fill your stamp card and score your very own TRH Bad Apple Fest “I Fucking Did It” Trophy.
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Sunday September 7th (& every Sunday during football season), 9am-11am: Beer Breakfast
It’s football season, so it’s time for breakfast at TRH every Sunday from 9am-11am. It will be our special breakfast menu from our anniversary, with a few changes:

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TRH Breakfast Slamwich
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TRH Sunriser
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TRH Hippy Hash (now with vegan mushroom gravy)
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We’ll help you wash it down with red beers, nitro draft cold brewed coffee, radlers, ciders, and delicious craft beer. 9am-11am sharp.

Monday September 8th (and every Monday evening during football season), 5pm-close or when we run out): The TRH BIG BOLOGNA SLAMWICH
We had our butcher make up some all-beef shoulder bologna (no filler) for this. It’s a 1/4lb slice of grilled bologna on Texas Toast topped with TRH Gold bbq sauce, grilled onions, American cheese, dill pickles, & cole slaw. Ridiculously good.
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Wednesday September 10th: Ten on the Tenth w/Seattle Cider Co.At 5pm, we’ll be tapping Semi-Sweet Cider, Dry Cider, Honey Cider, 3 Pepper Cider, Gin Barrel Aged Gin Botanical Cider, Red Wine Barrel Aged Pacific NW Berry Cider, Pumpkin Cider, and a few other treats from our pals at Seattle Cider Co.

Thursday September 11th: Tieton Cider Works Night:At 5pm we tap Wild Washington Apple Cider, Cherry Blend Cider, Apricot Cider, and Yakima Valley Dry Hopped Cider…and a special blend of apple cider with ginger beer. Also check out the Tieton Cider infused sausage our butcher is making up fresh for this night…

There is one more surprise rearing it’s head this month, but we’ll keep it under wraps for a bit longer. STAY TUNED…

ALSO: Apologies for the back parking lot being tore to hell. It was being repaved, due to be finished today, but the crew back there ran into some snags, so we are unsure of when it will be back open. When it is, it will have a van-accessible disabled parking space/loading zone. Sorry for the hassle!

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SAT 8/16: 7 Years, Delicious Beers, & a Beer Breakfast

15 Aug

So we’re finally in our new space, and it’s time for our 7th Birthday.

To celebrate, we’ll start things off by opening early (9am!) for our 7th Anniversary Beer Breakfast on Saturday August 16th. We’ll have a special breakfast menu, and offering Wa-Made coffee beer flights (Two Beers Sour Barrel-Aged Jive Espresso Stout, Bainbridge Brewing Imperial Coffee Stout, and Brickyard Brewing Momma Hoopah’s Coffee IPA).

Opening Tap List will be some of our greatest hits. Here’s what it will look like:

•7 Seas/TRH Sesh IPA
•Port Townsend Hop Diggidy IPA
•Elysian Dayglow IPA
•Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
•Firestone Walker Pale 31
•Seattle CIder Co. Semi Sweet Cider
•Tieton Ciderworks Apricot Cider
•Breakside Brewing Liquid Sunshine Pilsner
•Two Beers Brewing Fresh Hop
•Duvel Single
•Midnight Sun 9Teen Saison
•Ommegang Abbey
•Blanche de Bruxelles Wit
•Pike Brewing XXXXX Stout
•Schooner Exact Profanity Hill Porter
•Bainbridge Brewing Imperial Coffee Stout
•Big Sky Summer Honey
•10 Barrell Apricot Crush
•Brickyard Brewing Momma Hoopah’s Coffee IPA
•Elysian Brewing Woo-Tang Kettle Sour
•Sour Barrel-Aged Jive Espresso Stout
•Everybody’s Brewing Local Logger Lager
•Lagunitas Sucks

There’s lots of things going on Saturday, so hopefully we get to see all of you who help make this tavern happen. Thanks again for all the kind words and well wishes! We couldn’t do it without you.

THE NEW TRH FAQ

26 Mar

If you haven’t heard, we are slightly expanding. We are currently renovating the space next door to our current space. Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions:

How much bigger will TRH be?
Right now we are in 1052 sq ft. We are moving to 3000 sq ft.  360 of those square feet will be storage. 355 of those feet will be cold storage. 300 of those feet will be for kitchen & mechanical. That leaves about 1985 square feet for the bathrooms and bar room. The idea behind the new space was to make it more comfortable for our patrons, to provide some more elbow room, and to create more seating space. We are raising our capacity from 49 to 75. We never wanted to be a big unfeeling mega-bar with seating for hundreds, and are trying to make the new space feel familiar to our pals.

What will the new TRH look like?
You will see a lot of the same colors, design elements, and finishes in our new space as you do now. We are also adding new elements that we’ve always wanted, but could not do for lack of physical space.

So you’re just going to knock down a wall?
No. We will be leaving our old space entirely. 

Are you going to allow kids?
No. We are a 21+ Tavern. 

Are you getting more handles?
Yes. We will go from 15 to 25-ish. We could go more, but for us, that number seems just right to keep different beers fresh, and to increase our selection. Look for a House IPA handle, more dedicated Belgian style handles, a second dedicated cider handle, and some cool surprises. Look for more style-specific glassware as well.

Are you expanding the bottle list?
Yes. We are literally bursting at the seams with cellared bottles, and will offer some very cool bottle flights. We’ll post a preview bottle list before we open up the new space.

Are you going to have hard alcohol?
No.

Are you expanding the food menu?
Yes. Slightly. We’re still serving up what we know best, but are adding some new sides, bringing back some old favorites, and adding some cool new things. Some of our cooking methods will be different. Some the same. No, we are not putting in a fryer. We’ll post a preview food menu before we open up the new space.

When will the new space be open?
Right now…the best we can say is May sometime. We incurred many delays during the permitting process, and had to upgrade the building before we could start on our space. We are working as fast as we can…and apologies for the noise/mess.

Will you have pinball?
No. We will have more board games, and will be working with our neighbors at Tacoma Games to build a larger game library.

Are you hiring?
We currently have most shifts filled, but people are always welcome to drop off resumes at the bar.

Our Man Shep: Open Early On Sundays with New Specials

6 Sep

Our man Shep. When he isn’t making Tacoma smile behind the bar here, he’s coaching high school football. Shep loves football. Starting this Sunday, Shep will open the doors early every Sunday for those who also love football. 9:30 am early.

Shep is going to make something very delicious for you this Sunday, and we’re calling it:

The Shepdog Champion: fresh baked local brioche roll, locally made 1/4lb breakfast link, a slice of bacon, sausage gravy, and a little tarragon to make you smile.

Shep will make breakfast specials for all Hawks games that start at 10am. Shep will make other delights for Hawks games later in the day (but will still open at 9:30am). Shep loves football so much that we will also have some Hilliard’s 12th Can Pale Ale:

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9:30am. This Sunday. Shepdog Champion.

Sat 8/17: TRH 6th Anniversary Beer Garden (also: Ch-ch-ch-changes v2.0)

16 Aug

Today is our 6th Anniversary. On August 16th of 2007, we opened our doors to Tacoma and beyond.

THE SPACE WHEN WE GOT IT
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BAR BEGINNINGS
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THE ORIGINAL BAR LAYOUT. THIS IS BEFORE OUR ‘EXPANSION’ FROM 955 SQ FT TO A WHOPPING 1003 SQ FT!!!
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ORIGINAL BACK BAR
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On August 17th of 2013, we will celebrate this milestone with all of our pals who helped us get here. Huge tent, great beers, and familiar faces make our anniversary party a staff and regular favorite.

On Saturday, we’ll have the tent going from 11am to 8am with an outdoor bar. Between the outside bar & inside bar, we’ll be putting on some of our customers faves, kegs that usually last mere hours, as well as some pub-only kegs from our pals who make the stuff. Black Raven Trickster IPA, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Backwoods Brewing Bumble Bee Imperial Honey IPA, Elysian Space Dust IPA, Everybodys Brewing Good Luck Chuck IRA, Georgetown Brewing Rogers Pils, Airways Brewing Cascade Smash Ale, Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, Black Raven Krystallweizen…these are half the offerings starting out the day.

We’ll have our full menu available all day. Due to the huge influx of extra people for these outdoor events, we usually put on a special limited menu. This party, we’re doing the full menu, because this will be the last outdoor party we do with our current kitchen space.
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For the past few months, we have been working with our landlords, in conjunction with our neighbors at The Wedding Bell, and in less than 6 months, we will be moving this whole shebang next door to a larger space with a initial target date of February 1 to reopen the new TRH.

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We think we’ve found the perfect space to add a few extra seats, add some extra ‘breathing room’ between tables, add some new handles, upgrade the kitchen, adding a few amenities, all without creating a huge cavernous space that we feel is not what TRH is about.

We’ll keep you updated as we go, as always. Thanks to all of you for helping us make TRH what it is!

SAT 4/20: Specials @ TRH / Serving Food @ Wingman Brewers!

19 Apr

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On Saturday, we’ll be unleashing the 420 Dog upon an unsuspecting public.

All-beef dog with bacon, peanut butter, strawberry jam, and topped with crunch berry crumbles. Yes, this is for real. No additions, substitutions, or to-go. It will be available when we open at 11am.

To aid in the thirst quenching side of things, we’re doing $1 off pint specials on Beer Valley Leafer Madness IIPA & Mt. Shasta Mountain High Weed IPA as well.

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If that was not enough to get your Saturday planned, we are heading down to Wingman Brewers (509 1/2 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, WA 253-651-4832) to help celebrate their 2nd Anniversary! We’re bringing along a special batch of sausages & mustards to feed their hungry masses!

SAUSAGES: Pork Hot Link, Beef & Potato, Italian w/Pepperjack. All sausages were ground locally for this event.

MUSTARDS: Ace IPA Bavarian Mustard, P-51 Porter Brown Mustard, Stratofortress Honey Mustard. All mustards were made by us with Wingmans beers. For extra tasty delight, we made a P-51 Strat BBQ Sauce as well.

We will start serving food at noon, and go until we sell out.

Thu 2/28: Snipes Mountain Night & TRH Test Kitchen

27 Feb

Our pals from Snipes Mountain Brewery are paying a visit on Thursday night. Instead of bore-fests with a tshirt that won’t fit you anyway, we like to reward you with amazing beer. Check out these tasty offerings:

Bar Top Cask of Snipes Mountain No Bake Stout casked with almond butter & Ecuadorean cacao nibs

Bar Top Cask of Snipes Mountain IPA casked with copious amounts of Centennial hops & coconut palm sugar

Keg of Snipes Mountain 2010 Ye Olde Roza Barley Wine

Keg of Snipes Mountain Red Sky ESB w/Chinook, Cascade, Palisade & Satus hops

Keg of Snipes Mountain Wild Eye P.A. Belgian IPA

Everything is getting tapped at 6pm!

Since it’s Thursday, that means the TRH Test Kitchen will be going, this time with a nod to our pals from Snipes Mountain:

THE KAISER
“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world”
-Kaiser Wilhelm

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German bratwurst in a pretzel roll, Swiss cheese, Snipes Mountain IPA mustard, onions, cider braised sauerkraut, and dill pickles. This special will be available when we open at 11am, until we close at 11pm, or until supplies are exhausted, whichever comes first.

This special is vegi-friendly when ordered with a vegi-brat at no extra charge.

No substitutions/additions/to-go.

SUN 1/13/13: Early Open, The TRH Legion Of Boom Dog…

11 Jan

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In honor of The Seattle Seahawks advancing to another stage in the postseason to take on Atlanta, we found it only proper to open our doors 90 minutes early, at 9:30am, this Sunday to catch The Hawks game. We’ll be serving up one of our favorite football hot dog specials (and one of yours, too, as it sold out rather early last time), rechristened The Legion Of Boom Dog for Sunday.

This all-beef dog is covered in steak sauce, topped with a house-made porter/bleu cheese dressing, a slice of bacon, and finished with french-fried onions.

This special will be available all day, or until supplies are exhausted, no substitutions or to-go. Enjoy while we watch The Hawks take on The Falcons at 10am!

SUN 1/6: The TRH Wild Card Dog

4 Jan

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In honor of The Seattle Seahawks making the postseason, we’ll be serving up one of our favorite hot dog specials for football, rechristened The Wild Card Dog for Sunday.

This all-beef dog is cooked in hot wing sauce, then topped with a house-made beer bleu cheese dressing, and finished with diced celery.

This special will be available all day, or until supplies are exhausted, no substitutions or to-go. Enjoy while we watch The Hawks take on The Skins at 1:30!

TUE 7/3: The Rick Price Dog aka The Lil’ Smokie Dog

2 Jul

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Long-time reg and local firefighter Rick Price wants you to know that size doesn’t matter. Since we will be closed on Wednesday July 4th, you can get our special dog this month one day early.

The Rick Price Dog, aka The Lil’ Smokie Dog, is a grip of little smokies, slathered with a pale ale (Rick’s normal call) barbecue sauce, topped with cheddar cheese on a steamed poppyseed bun.

This dog is available beginning at 11am, no additions, and is available until close, or until supplies are exhausted.

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