Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Beer Events In The South Sound Sept. Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Ron Swarner


If you like drinking beer in public places, well you’re in luck, our tippling exhibitionist friends, because there are some pleasurable opportunities this week in the South Sound.


>>> Spokane’s No-Li Brewhouse will pair five of its beers with a five-course dinner at Pints and Quarts in Lacey. 6 p.m., $55, Pints and Quarts, 1230 College St. SE, Lacey, 360.438.9183


>>> Each year Green Flash Brewing introduces a limited-release beer starring a new pinup-inspired icon. For 2015 they have the national debut of Treasure Chest, an IPA brewed with grapefruit, prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers. Established in 2011 by Green Flash co-founder and breast cancer survivor Lisa Hinkley, Treasure Chest serves as a fundraiser to fight breast cancer. Pint Defiance joins the cause hosting a Green Flash party featuring the Treasure Chest IPA in 22-ounce bottles. Green Flash will donate $1 to breast cancer research for every bottle sold. Pint Defiance will donate a $1 for every pint sold. The Tacoma beer store will also pouring plenty of Green Flash and Alpine Beers including East Village Pilsner, Oculus Sauvage Red-Wine-Barrel Belgian IPA, Alpine Nelson IPA and bottle pours of Natura Morta Plum Sour and Flanders Drive. 5-7 p.m., Pint Defiance, 2049 Mildred St. W., Tacoma, 253.302.4240

>>> When thinking of pairing dinners, craft cider doesn’t necessarily spring to mind. Yet Wednesday, chef Jacob Thacker will be collaborating with Two Beers Brewing Co. AND Seattle Cider Company co-owner Eric Willard to create a beer-and cider pairing dinner that will be sure to please beer enthusiasts at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., four food courses, three ciders and three beers will flow to The Swiss’ middle event space, while Willard recounts fate and fermentation of his two passions, with Thacker waxing recipes and flavors. 6:30 p.m., $40, The Swiss Restaurant & Pub, 1904 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.2821

>>> The Parkway Tavern shins the spotlight on the New Belgium/Hopworks collaboration Peach Kettle Sour. 6 p.m., Parkway Tavern, 313 N. I St., Tacoma, 253.383.8748


>>> Harmon Brewing Co. celebrates its 18th Annual Brewmaster’s Dinner — a four-course dinner paired with season beers. Chat up the Harmon brewers while sipping on their Bretty Ale, then dig into bratwurst and pretzel bites with FireTongue Ancho Chile Stout, three traditional German salads with Farmhouse Saison, lamb meatballs and spaetzle with Fall Ball Red and Pumpkin Hop Tart with Pumpkin Blonde Ale. 6 p.m., $35, Harmon Brewery & Restaurant, 1938 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.383.2739

>>> Northwest Beerwerks celebrates Elysian Brewing’s new beer, Breakbeat IPA, by also pouring other beers by the Seattle brewery — Space Dust Imperial IPA, Great Pumpkin Imperial Ale and Omen Raspberry Belgian Style Stout. Elysian rep Annie will be in the house with raffle prizes. 6-9 p.m., Northwest Beerwerks, 420 Steele St. SE, Olympia, 360.350.2051


>>> Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. will host a “First Anniversary Celebration” with live music, special seasonal and limited edition beer, food, prizes and more at their brewery. Rock reggae band The Approach will perform, a band that recently brewed their own beer at Pacific Brewing. Local food trucks Frying Dutchman and VietNom Nom will park outside on Pacific Avenue. There will be free juice boxes for the kids. Attendees of the First Anniversary Celebration will also enjoy pints of popular year-round offerings, plus all-new seasonal brews including (but not limited to) Baron Von Huth Oktoberfest, Venerator Doppelbock, and Bavarian Hefeweizen. Pacific Brewing will also release the first of their Jubilaum Anniversary Series — Black Cherry Berliner Weisse. 2 p.m. to close, Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., 610 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.383.2337

>>> The Oly Taproom celebrates Oktoberfest with seasonal Oktoberfest biers, German fare from Ricardo’s restaurant, and $1 off pints to those dresses in Bavarian garb. 5-10 p.m., Oly Taproom, 312 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, 360.515.0661

PLUS, Plenty of Oktoberfest parties left on the docket, too: http://on.fb.me/1VlxRT3