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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!

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.

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 4/11 TRH Test Kitchen Special: The Italian Beef Sandwich

10 Apr

This week’s Test Kitchen is a blast from our past, put together by our very own beloved Italian Stallion, Sean Horst, our longest tenured employee.

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Thin sliced Italian roast beef on one of our bolillio rolls, giardiniera, and dunked in a spiced aus jus, served up messy as hell.

This special is definitely not vegetarian friendly, not available to go, with no additions or substitutions, and will only be available this Thursday, from 11am, until supplies are exhausted.

Thu 3/21: Sai What?!?! WA/OR Saisons & Flemish Farmhouse Dog v2.0

19 Mar

This Thursday, we’ll put on a grip of tasty Saisons to taste, made in Washington & Oregon only. All beers will be in 5.5oz pours only. All of these selected beers will be available when we open at 11am, until close or when the kegs expire, whichever comes first. Here’s the lineup:

1. E-9 Brewery Barrel Aged Farmer Ralph – 4.4% (WA)

2. Cascade Brewing Saison Grand – 10.7% aged in chardonnay barrels for four months/cold conditioned in stainless for another four months (OR)

3. Schooner Exact Pineapple Express – 5.8% Maui Gold pineapple & Galaxy Hops (WA)

4. Black Raven Pour Les Oiseaux – 7.6% aged in French Oak white wine barrels, w/Brettanomyces (WA)

5. pFriem Family Brewers Super Saison – 9.5% big tropical fruit, funky and big (OR)

6. Logsdon Seizoen – 7.5% unfiltered, naturally fermented and carbonated with pear juice and select yeast strains, complex, fruity and spicy (OR)

All selections are available individually, or you can do the full flight for the nice price.

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Thursdays are also TRH Test Kitchen Thursdays, so we’ll be doing a revamp of one of our most popular specials, The Flemish Farmhouse Dog. This time around, it will look like this:

All-beef dog, house-made tarragon mustard & herbed fresh cheese spread, onions, and finished with grated organic radish & celery salt.

This food special is vegi-friendly when ordered with a vegi-dog. No to-go/additions/substitutions.

THU 3/14 TRH Test Kitchen: The DS/DC

13 Mar

The DS/DC: The Dirty South Destiny City. This is one of our most popular menu items, but even dirtier. This version is an all-beef dog on a poppy seed roll, our own Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce (mustard base bbq sauce, family recipe), onion, all-meat chili, cole slaw, and topped with sweet pickle slices & and our TRH Spice Blend.

This special is available when we open at 11am, and is available until close or supplies are exhausted. No substitutions/additions/to-go.

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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.

THU 2/21 TRH Test Kitchen Special: The Big Smooth

20 Feb

This Thursday’s TRH Test Kitchen Special is:

The Big Smooth: all-beef dog, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a poppy-seed bun.

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Our own secret Big Smooth Sauce hits it from downtown on this TRH Test Kitchen Special to pay homage to the Foward/Center that served the Supersonics from 1993 to 1998, the best team player the game has ever known.

This special is available when we open at 11am, and is available until close or supplies are exhausted. It is vegetarian friendly when paired with one of our vegi-dogs. No substitutions/additions/to-go.

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