While 7 Seas Brewing has been in existence since 2008, a fire in January 2009 at the original downtown Gig Harbor address meant Puget Sound natives Travis Guterson and Mike Runion had to relocate their brewery. Popularity and growth forced them to move again to their current and much larger location back in downtown Gig Harbor. 7 Seas Brewing Co. now occupies the 11,000 sq. ft. former QFC grocery store with an 8,600 sq. ft. production facility and 2,400 sq. ft. taproom with long tables and outdoor seating. At the end of the month, 7 Seas will add another location, opening an 80,000-square-foot expansive taproom, marketplace and production facility with 10,000 sq. ft. basement for barrel program in downtown Tacoma at a site that once held the Heidelberg Brewery.
Along the way Guterson and Runion managed to be the first brewery in Washington to can craft beer, won “Best Brewery in the South Sound” seven years running by readers of South Sound Magazine and “Best Brewery in Tacoma” by the Weekly Volcano and produce eight year-round brews, three rotating seasonal brews and an extensive Tap Room Reserve Series.
It’s time to party!
7 SEAS BREWING IS CELEBRATING ITS GOLDEN BIRTHDAY WITH A BASH
Gig Harbor, WA, July 5, 2016 –On Saturday July 9, 7 Seas Brewing will celebrate its 7th Anniversary with a party at their Gig Harbor Tap Room location.
The annual anniversary bash is an opportunity to show appreciation for everyone who has supported 7 Seas Brewing over these last amazing seven years. Without our communities’ support founders Mike Runion and Travis Gutterson would not have been able to keep expanding the business and offering innovative new brews.
7 Seas president, Mike Runion stated, ”Seven really is our lucky number. This year’s celebration is especially exciting for us since we are in the midst of our long anticipated expansion into Tacoma. Additionally, it is the 7th year running we were voted Best Brewery by South Sound Magazine,” he continued, “We are looking forward saying thanks with a beautiful full day of music, food, games and 7 Seas beer, including a Commemorative Anniversary Golden Ale!”
The 7 Seas Golden Birthday Celebration begins at 12 noon and ends at 8 pm. This year’s all-ages party will expand beyond the Tap Room into the parking lot with four local bands including: The Twang Junkies, The Sound and Fury, The Silver Dollars, and C-Leb and the Kettle Black, food by the Galley and Buck-B-Q. The Tap Room will be open for growler fills and merchandise only. It is suggested that folks bring cash to enjoy the beer and food, as debit and credit cards will only be accepted for merchandise purchases. Cover charge is $4 per person to thank our talented musicians.