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The Pint Pedaler: Bike Map of Tacoma’s Craft Breweries

4 Jun

As June sets upon us, we bid farewell to yet another Bike Month here in Pierce County. Every year, with the help of our pals, we set out to unleash some sort of zaniness for a Bike Month event. This year was no different.

We present The Pint Pedaler: A Bike Map to Tacoma’s Craft Breweries

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This is a project put together with the help of Matt Newport over at Tacoma Bike Ranch, Kris Nystrom at Nystrom Design, and local pals at Rite In The Rain.

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This map is a simplified map of bike-friendly routes around town, with the locations of all the current breweries, as well as the Tacoma bike shops to help you on your way. It is printed on Rite In The Rain paper, so beer spills/rain/sweat need not ruin your copy. We even stress tested a copy at the release party for 2 hours in the rain, and then vigorous use as a coaster, with astonishing results in it’s durability.

You can pick up your free copy here at The Red Hot, or at any of the breweries or bike shops on the map: Wingman Brewers, Harmon Brewery, Tacoma Brewing Co., Harmon Tap Room, Engine House #9, RAM Brewing, 2nd Cycle, Defiance Bicycles, Old Town Bicycle, & both Tacoma Bike locations. There is even a map addendum on the back for neighboring Gig Harbor, listing 7 Seas Brewing & the other Old Town Bicycle location for the more adventurous cyclists.

We’ll be getting a downloadable file up on our website soon. We’re already thinking of new ideas for Pint Pedaler 2014, & thanks again to all involved. We couldn’t have pulled it off without you.

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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.

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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 :).

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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!

Thu 5/12: TRH & Schooner Exact’s Rad ReCYCLE The Bike Night, 6pm

11 May

For Bike Month, we pair up with PierceTrips.org to promote bikes on the big screen. This year, we also invited our pals Schooner Exact Brewing to the party. For our ReCYCLE The Bike Night, we’ll be giving away a bike crafted right here in Tacoma from bikey man of men, Matty News, and the folks at Tacoma’s Second Cycle. This is the TRH/SE Urban Assault Growler Getter:

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The par-tay gets going at 6pm, featuring Schooner Exact offerings of their 3-Grid IPA, Regrade Pale, Gateway Golden, King Street Brown, and Profanity Hill Porter. Drawing is around 8, as we prep for some VHS delight of Cru Jones and his wicked awesome bike dancing:

Win This Bike

25 Aug

On Wednesday, September 1st, starting at 6pm, we’ll be having a little hootenanny. New Belgium and The Red Hot Bike-In Movie. Beer Garden, outdoor movie, and giving away a suave set of wheels.

It’s been hanging on our wall for almost three years now. I gave it a test drive in front of my house when it was delivered, and thats it. Brand new. It’s a 2007 or 2008 Felt, numbered frame New Belgium Cruiser Bike, with coaster brake, single-speed, rear and front racks, and powder coated frame. Red.

You can enter once a day at TRH, and NO ENTRIES DAY OF DRAWING. We’ll fire up the beer garden around 6pm (New Belgium delights such as 1554, Hoptoberfest, Ranger IPA, Erics Ale, and Blue Paddle Pilsner will be there to indulge your beery desires), start the movie (most requests so far are for Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure) around 7:30-ish, and raffle off the mighty cruiser after the flick. NBB bike bells and tire patch kits will be being tossed about freely, we’ll do the t-shirt thing, and it will be a fantasticly fun way to get over the hump o’ the week.

We Got Your Back(side) & Bike Racks

15 Apr

Yesterday we waged war in an epic battle against bar-butt, and were victorious by putting in new barstool tops on all our stools. The new padding was waging war against literal pains-in-the-asses of many a Tacoman. Reports are in that the new seats are ‘comfy’.

I’ve also been writing the City for over a year asking about getting new bike racks in front of TRH
. I’m not sure if that was the reason, but yesterday some nice people showed up and added 2 new racks in front of our building.

It was not uncommon for our tiny single rack to house 8 or more bikes at a time, and we’ve chased more than one lousy bike thief after nabbing a patron’s unlocked bike because of no room on the rack.

We started letting people bring their bikes in, but that got too crowded too fast. This is a very welcome change. Thanks City Bike Rack People!

Last Beer Garden

11 Sep

Tomorrow, Sat Sept. 12th is the last beer garden of the year for The Red Hot. We’re doing the first ever New Belgium Bike-In Movie in Washington State with New Belgium Brewing. We’re raffling off a new custom “The Red Hot” mountain/commuter bicycle, outfitted with rear rack and bike lock, and some other cool bikey schwag for those in attendance!

Bike riders get a special schwag bag (tire patch kit, lip balm, bottle opener, etc). We’re showing the classic bike flick, 1979’s “Breaking Away”, outside, shot onto the building.

Garden opens at 7, movie at dusk! The weather is gonna be AMAZING!

Repurposed Messenger Bag?

24 Jun

We got a bitchin’ new messenger bag from New Belgium Brewing to give away tonight. It’s made from old NBB advertising banners, kind of like these. Should keep you bike-to-worker’s stuff dry and secure on your commute. We’ll raffle it off tonight (WED JUN 24) with our reCYCLE’d bike. You can’t enter to win the bike today, but you can score the bag and even pick up some NBB chapstick (honestly, the best chapstick I’ve ever used), glasses, or tshirts. We’ll have $3 pints of Fat Tire and Skinny Dip starting at 5pm, and we’ll also feature the newest offering in their Lips Of Faith Program, Dandelion Ale.

Here’s a nifty commercial NBB made which inspired our reCYCLE the Bike Nights:

Last Day to Enter

23 Jun

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reCYCLE The Bike Night #2

21 Apr

Our second installment of repurposing unused bikes has another go at it tomorrow night, Wednesday April 22nd at The Red Hot. It’s a Giant Cruiser bike, ridden like 6 TIMES. Orange in color, new tubes, a large Topeak rear basket to carry a fresh supply of craft beer with you on the go, a “I HEART my bike” bike bell, and a New Belgium head tube badge. Solid.

We won’t be accepting entries tomorrow the day of, but you can enter tonight ($2 Tuesday!!!).

Tomorrow we’ll also be doing a keep-the-glassware from New Belgium with their beers on tap, while they last.

We’ll have a new bike up in the window in a week or two to be given away at reCYCLE The Bike Night #3 at the end of June!!!

p.s.- for all you regulars, a new Gauntlet Champion has risen!!!! 25 minutes, 30 seconds!!!!!! Congrats to Stadium District’s Jeff Lee!!!!!!

Recycle the Bike Night…

20 Jan

So one of my hairbrained ideas has finally taken flight again. “Recycle the Bike Night” is a way to give someone something cool, promote my biz, give life to something instead of heaving it in the landfill, and having fun all at the same time. We’re giving away this Dyno Roadster Kustom Kruiser at The Red Hot on February 25th.

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These rides are coveted for their frames alone, going for a couple hunge on the innernets. We buffed it, fixed the chain, tightened all the loose nuts, lubed it all up, gave it some love, and took it for a test ride. Our pals at New Belgium Brewing are on board with this ongoing project, and even hooked us up with some bling:

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Practical? No. Fun as hell? Absofrickin’-lutely. We’ll unveil the next ride when this one goes home with someone. This year we plan on doing at least 6 bikes. ANYWAY, you can enter once a day until the drawing. Honor system. Don’t be a chucklehead. It will be a great party on the 25th…