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Wed 4/6: Chuckanut Brewing Meet the Brewers Night & “The Cowboy Dog” Special

5 Apr

Chuckanut Brewing, headed up by NW Brewing Pioneers/Legends Will and Mari Kemper, has in a short time amassed many medal-winning beers, but also snagged the “America’s Best Small Brew Pub” and “Best Small Brew Pub” titles at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival, one short year after opening their doors.

Will has served as brewmaster for Thomas Kemper Brewing (Poulsbo, WA), Aviator Ales (Seattle, WA), Norwester Brewing (Portland, OR), Mile High Brewing (Denver, CO), and Dock Street Brewing (Philadelphia, PA). Internationally, Will and Mari started the first two Sierra Madre Brewpubs in Monterrey, Mexico, and also started the first brewpub/craft brewery in Istanbul, Turkey. The list of achievements could go on and on, but what sticks out in my mind is after meeting both of them a handful of times, they are, as we like to say, good people. On Wednesday night, we’ll have 4 of Chuckanut’s delicious offerings on tap; British IPA, Pilsner, Kolsch, and Export Stout. Will and Mari will be on hand to talk shop and enjoy a great night out in Tacoma with their amazing beers.

To further the awesomeness of the middle of the week, we are unleashing a one-day-only special hot dog, “The Cowboy Dog”. Take one of our all-beef hot dogs, top with onions, bacon, and BBQ Baked Beans infused with Big Sky’s Cowboy Coffee Porter. This one is available when we open the doors Wednesday morning, and goes until the chuck wagon runs dry.

Stuff in our Red Hot World…

27 Feb

Tons of stuff happening over here at TRH World Headquarters.

We just got in a new batch of t-shirts. This is what the new design looks like:

Hoodies with our “Shield Logo” will be in next week or so.

We’ve also been getting elbow-deep in trying to get awesome beers in house, resorting to driving to different breweries and getting it ourselves (yes it’s all legal…I had to get a special endorsement on our liquor license to make sure the Guvna gets the taxes…doh). Two weeks ago we were the first to bring in Two Beers Brewing, a 1-year old brewery out of Seattle, and their delicious Echo IPA (we’ll soon have their 20/20 Blonde, the most amazing blonde beer I have ever tried). Joel hand delivered his beer that he brewed himself, and we got to talk beer in the early morning hours of opening up TRH. Great guy, great beer. The keg went in 3 days.

This week, we were the first to bring in Schooner Exact Brewing from West Seattle, and their killer Three-Grid IPA. Great people, and head-honch Heather is a past Tacoman. Again, it just feels different when the owners/brewers hand-deliver their own product, and you can actuallly have a conversation about it. I’m glad people are as enthusiastic about their product as I am about turning people onto it. Gives you a big-ol’ beergeek warm fuzzy…

To keep the ball rolling, we’ll be first in town to bring in Chuckanut Brewing from Bellingham, WA, and their amazing Rauchbier. Chuckanut is the new project of Will & Mari Kemper, from Thomas Kemper Brewing, the first craft brewery beer I had in Washington State (Poulsbo) back in 1992. So stoked.

We’ll be having our First ever Dry Hop Fest on March 25th. I’m working with local Washington State Breweries to make hopped up versions of their brews, so that every handle at TRH is truly unique, and a celebration of the hop. Every style that we normally represent will be dry hopped, so all you Porter and Stout and Pils fans will get in on this action, too. We’ll also have a cask of dry hop Herbert’s, which I am extremely floored about! I have bigger beer stuff news that involves Tacoma, but it’s not all finalized yet. If it works out, it’ll be incredible. More to come later…

http://www.redhottacoma.com/www.beerandhotdogs.com will be up and running very soon.

And finally, this Sunday is the first Sunday TRH will be open for business. Our new Sunday hours are from 1pm to 10pm. Yessss.