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Wednesday June 12, 5pm: Bear Republic Rarities Night

11 Jun

On Wednesday, we’ll have something from our pals in Northern California, Bear Republic Brewing. 3 kegs that have never been in our area before. We’ll be tapping them all at 5pm. Here’s the run down:

Crazy Ivan Belgian IPA


Global Kolsch

If that wasn’t enough, we’ll also fool around and Randall off a keg of always delicious Racer 5 IPA. We’ll be going through a mix of Simcoe hops, Amarillo hops, Centennial hops, and grapefruit zest.

Kegs are tapping at 5pm! See you there…


Sat 5/18: Pint Pedaler Release Beer Garden/New Sausage Preview Menu

17 May

On Saturday, we will debut a collaborative project for Bike Month. We obtained the assistance of TacomaBikeRanch, Nystrom Design & Rite in the Rain to create Tacoma’s first bike map to all the breweries in Tacoma, WA. On Saturday, you can pick up your free copy in our first parking-lot beer garden, in all it’s full color, tri-folded, and beer resistant splendor.


We will have some delicious offerings outside, including the very limited Schooner Exact Bicycle AleLiance IPA (along side Hopworks IPA, New Belgium Shift Pale Lager, Sierra Nevada Summerfest Czech Pils, & Stiegl Grapfruit Radler. The inside tap list, as always, can be found at http://www.redhottacoma.com

Tacoma’s 2nd Cycle will be in-house from noon-4pm to handle any troubleshooting or bike tune-up help, and their own Noah Struthers designed a limited-edition spoke card for this event as well!

To tickle your taste buds, we will be offering a preview of some of our new sausages that will be debuting on our new rotating sausage menu. We will be bringing in more seasonal/fun/weird/delicious sausages on a rotating basis. Due to the large numbers of sausage party-goers, this will be the only available menu for Saturday. If you need a Hosmer Hound Dog or Filthy Nachos, you’ll have to wait until Sunday morning :).


a 20×40 tent will be in place for rain and/or sun shade for PacNW milky white skin. Weather looks decent so far, but no matter what Mom Nature has planned, this will be a great time. See ya there!

Wed 7/18: Heart of Gold w/American Heart Association & American Brewing Co.

17 Jul

American Brewing Company in Edmonds, WA

On Wednesday, we’ll be tapping a special keg from our pals up in Edmonds at American Brewing Company. 100% of the sales from this beer will go to The American Heart Association. Here’s the backstory from our pals at American:

American Brewing Company of Edmonds, WA is proud to announce The Heart of Gold Tap Night.
July 18th, 2012, American Brewing Company, The American Heart Association and an amazing array of local restaurant establishments will join together to tap Heart of Gold, American’s new, limited edition, Kolsch style golden ale. Through the generosity of these partners, 100 percent of the sale of this crisp and delicious brew will benefit The American Heart Association and will raise awareness for The AHA’s annual South Sound Heart & Stroke Walk.
As the Heart & Stroke Walk is designed to promote heart-healthy living and to fight the battle against heart disease, so is the goal of tapping Heart of Gold Kolsch Ale. This crisp and refreshing summer ale is the perfect partner in the fight. Every time another pint of this “heart healthier” golden beer is poured, another donation will be made to teach children how to avoid obesity and live longer, to help distribute innovative CPR Anytime kits to the community, to teach hospital patients and health professionals about the risks of stroke, and to help educate people on how to reduce their own personal risk of heart disease.
The Heart of Gold project was inspired when Aaron Artman, President of the Tacoma Rainiers and Event Chair for the South Sound Heart Walk approached American Brewing Founder, Neil Fallon, to form a team to raise funds for the walk itself. Fallon realized American Brewing could serve a larger purpose and so the American Brewing Team decided not only to participate in the walk, but to set their creative talents on crafting a new “heart healthier style” of beer which could raise both awareness and funds for such a great cause.
In promoting a heart healthier lifestyle, American Brewmaster Skip Madsen, designed Heart of Gold as a German Kolsch style ale, serving as a healthier alternative to many of the other craft beers on the market today. Madsen, famous for American Brewing Company’s other offerings, Breakaway IPA, Caboose Oatmeal Stout, and American Blonde, created the new addition from all local and fully donated ingredients. Made with Washington grain from Western Malting Company and Hop Union’s local hops, Heart of Gold is both delicious and serves a great cause.
Brewing a great beer can’t help fight heart disease on its own, so American will team up with seventeen local beer purveyors to help get this message out. In agreeing to donate each and every dollar spent on Heart of Gold to The American Heart Association, these wonderful local establishments are stepping up where it counts. As Ryan Waterman, American Brewing Company’s Area Market Manager puts it, “With an economy the way it is, it’s really amazing to see such generosity from small local restaurants, and I’m really impressed with how they’ve volunteered to support and donate to such a great cause. It really shows that their hearts are in the right place and that they’re committed to The American Heart Association, The South Sound Heart Walk, and most of all, their community.”

Participate in the fight against heart disease by ordering a refreshing pint or pitcher of Heart of Gold at any of the above locations while the kegs last. And don’t forget to create your own South Sound Heart Walk team by visiting http://www.southsoundheartwalk.org to register. Cheers to a healthier heart!

This tasty beverage will be on tap when we open at 11am on Wednesday. Pints will be $5, and all 5 of those dollars will go to The American Heart Association. Additional donations will be accepted as well, help out if you can. Thanks to our pals at American for organizing this worthwhile event!

Saturday 1/28: Get a Taste of Strange Brew w/7 Bloody Seas

27 Jan

If you, like many, can’t get out to Port Townsend this week for Strange Brew Fest, we’ll be tapping a strange keg of 7 Seas Brewing’s “Seven Bloody Seas”, a pale ale with tomato and spices, and garnished with a pickled string bean.

This keg will be tapped when we open on Saturday at 11am, and when it’s gone, it’s gone. This is taking “red beer” to another level. Let’s get strange Saturday morning together…

TRH: 1 of 150 Chosen Bars/Jewbelation 15 Release, TODAY 12/20

20 Dec

This year, Shmaltz Brewing has again chosen The Red Hot as one of it’s Chosen Bars, which makes us one of a limited number of places (150 in the country, only 4 in WA State, and only one in Tacoma) that you can try and enjoy their newest Anniversary beer, the 15 malt/15 hop/15%ABV,He’Brew Jewbelation 15, on draft.

We’ll also be pouring Shmaltz’s He’Brew limited IPA release project, Hop Manna IPA Test Batch #4, and He’Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale alongside this amazing brew.

All three beers go on when we open today, and are limited.

Sat 12/17: Kiss My Cask, 12 noon

16 Dec


Plain and simple. This Saturday, at noon, we’re tapping three bar top casks of locally made Double IPA’s. 7 Seas Ballz Deep IIPA, Pike Double IPA, and Maritime Pacific Triple Dry Hopped Imperial IPA. Fresh and delicious, get it while you can.

Wed 10/5: Deschutes Reserve Night, 6pm

5 Oct

Wednesday is ripe with opportunity. Our Deschutes Reserve Night is merely a veil to help out our good pals at United Way Pierce County…and enjoy delicious rarities. $5 gets you an entry to win a complete Deschutes Brewing Longboard (trucks and wheels included), with ALL proceeds going to benefit The United Way of Pierce County. You can enter as often as you like, and you need NOT be present to win.


There will be a ton of schwag for those in attendance, with more soo-prize prizes to be had. And why call it Reserve Night? Here’s the lineup:

2010 The Dissident; The Dissident is an Oud Bruin, a distinctive Flanders-style sour brown ale, with a fruity aroma and flavor. Deschutes first and only wild yeast beer, they use Brettanomyces to give this beer its characteristic sour taste. Their stiffest brewing challenge, it must be fermented in isolation from all other beers for a full 18 months, partly in pinot and cabernet barrels. Aged 1 year in our own cellar for your enjoyment. Approx 235 kegs produced. Unavailable.

2010 The Abyss; A deep, dark Imperial Stout. Hints of molasses & licorice. As for the great “drink it now or let it age” debate, we stand clearly on the fence. Distinct and delicious, the flavors meld and fuse into an entirely different beer with time. Aged in the TRH Cellar for over 10 months for you to decide. This vintage unavailable.

Hop Trip; Each year around Labor Day, the Deschutes brewers hightail it over the pass to Doug Weather’s hop fields near Salem for the hop harvest. After bagging these aromatic jewels, they hustle back & toss them into the brew kettles within four hours of picking. The reward: a pale ale with a uniquely bright citrus punch and fall spice. Limited release.

Black Butte XXIII; The 23rd Anniversary Beer. With orange zest from Spanish (Seville) Oranges, chocolate nibs from the artisanal alchemists at Theo, & Pasilla Negro chiles. Quantities are limited (only 400 kegs produced) and coveted.

Kegs get tapped at 6pm! Come out and buy a chance for 4-wheeled greatness, and know you did it for a good cause! Good times shall ensue…

Wed 9/28: OktoBeerFest Night, 5pm

28 Sep

Harvest time makes us all a little bit giddy. Fresh Hop Beers, Harvest Beers, and Oktoberfest Beers all hit, and it is the time of year most people associate with Seasonal Beer changes. Tonight we mix it all up for a great time. We’ll spotlight some special beer, and some special food.

As many of you know, we’ve been growing and experimenting with our own hops for some time now. This year, with some help from our pals at 7 Seas Brewing, we’ve taken it another step forward…the birth of the TRH Estate Dry Hop Project IPA.

Here is what we’re putting on tap for tonight’s festivities:

Ayinger OktoberFest-Marzen
The Ayinger Brewery has been owned & operated by the same family since 1878. This award winning Marzen Lager has a rich, golden color, a slightly sweet, malty nose, with medium to big body & alcohol. The soft dryness is from the long maturation. World renowned Festival Beer.

Veltins Pilsner
Veltins Brauerei has been brewing since 1824. It is still independent & family owned, and still adheres to the Reinheitsgebot Purity Law from 1516. In the North German tradition, Veltins uses a generous amount of hops from the Hallertau region of Bavaria. Regarded as one of the finest examples of a German Pilsner.

Bayreuther Bierbrauerei Zwick’l Kellerbier
The brewery was started in the small Franconian village of Bayreuth in North Bavaria in 1857. In 1872 the brewery went public and sold shares to the towns people. The town of Bayreuth owns Bayreuther and they are proud of it. The Bayreuther Zwick’l is a classic example of a Bavarian Kellerbier, a unfiltered lager that is aged with wood & lagered longer than a typical helles lager. Copper in color, the beer pours with a creamy white head and finishes clean & crisp. Traditionally saved & drank by the brewmaster only, the Zwick’l is one of the only beers of its kind being imported.

7 Seas Hop Prophet
A 100% ‘wet’ hop ale utilizing Amarillo and Centennial varieties that go from vine to kettle within hours. Exclusively brewed with wet hops at a rate of over 7 pounds per barrel (31gal) of beer, the Hop Prophet yields an aroma of fresh citrus zest followed by a delicate, yet pronounced juicy bitterness. A blend of domestic Pale Ale malt, British Marris Otter malt, and a touch of crystal malt, contribute a clean, off-dry mouthfeel with subtle notes of honey and melon fruit.

7 Seas / The Red Hot Estate Grown Hops dry-hop Project IPA
Literally grown right outside our backdoor, our own “Estate Grown” hops (Centennial & Chinook varities) were taken to 7 Seas Brewing on September 22nd and added to a keg of Rude Parrot IPA. This dry hopped version is the result. Only one keg exists, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.

And in addition to our regular menu, you can try the following special treats:

The Bismarck: A 1/3 lb bratwurst sausage served in a pretzel roll, with your choice of stone ground mustard or curried ketchup, topped with our own cider braised sauerkraut.

Landjaeger: Meaning “country hunter”, this is a spicy, dried sausage, a popular snack in Southern Germany & Switzerland. Served with stone ground mustard.

Pretzel: Baked fresh this morning by our pals at Hess German Bakery, this is the best pretzel in the Northwest. Served with stone ground mustard.

The beers and special additional menu get the night started off at 5pm. We’ll have some prizes and giveaways throughout, and good time SHALL ensue. Specialty food items and beers are limited, and only available while supplies last! See you tonight!

VIDEO: TRH Estate Grown Hops Project

24 Sep

A short clip documenting our TRH Estate Grown Hops Project with 7 Seas Brewing. Come taste the final result on Wednesday September 28th, part of our OktoBEERfest Night:

Sat 8/13: TRH 4th Anniversary BBQ! 11am-9pm

11 Aug

On August 16th, 2007, we opened our doors for the very first time. It’s been an amazing ride so far! Thanks to all our pals for making it happen. We’re having a casual shindig to thank everyone who helps us keep the lights on, as well as welcome our new pals. On Saturday, our outdoor beer garden opens at 11am. We’ll close down our inside kitchen, but we’ll have the charcoal grill fired up again outside with Stu’s cider-braised kraut and grilled onions…and of course we’ll have some special treats on draft: 7 Seas Bloody Seas Bloody Mary-infused Beer (huge hit at this year’s Strange Brew Fest!), Snoqualmie Falls pub-only keg of Little Si Kolsch, Cascade Brewing Test Drive IPA & Cascade Lime/Ginger/Honey Sour, and Two Beers Heart of Darkness Imperial CDA are a few delights that await.

Thanks again for everyone’s patronage, and thanks for being part of The Red Hot Family! See you Saturday!