Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Tacoma Beer Week 2015 Day 5

Ron Swarner

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THURSDAY, AUG. 6

Seattle Luvs Tacoma Day, 11 a.m. to close, The Red Hot
Seattle breweries flood the taps with discounts.

Battle of the Gorge, 6 p.m., Parkway Tavern
Washington vs. Oregon. Head to Head. You crown the champions. Famed breweries of the Columbia Gorge battle it out in a head to head taste blind test. Everybody’s Brewing of White Salmon, Wash. and Backwoods Brewing of Carson, Wash. vs. Double Mountain Brewing and pFriem Family Brewers of Hood River, Oregon. Friendships will end this night.

Red X release, 6 p.m., Wingman Brewers Tacoma
Wingman Brewers will be supporting their friends in BRAVO 1-214th GSAB who fly the Chinook aircraft out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The unit will be deploying sometime in August. Wingman has brewed a special beer with their unit called Red X — which is the name of the malt in Red X and a nod to “Red Xing,” the term used when a pilot has a drink and is unable to fly for 12 hours.

Lead The Way IPA release, 6 p.m., Narrows Brewing Co.
Narrow Brewing Company will release Lead the Way IPA, in honor of the Pointe du Hoc Foundation, which supports the special operations warriors of 2nd Ranger Battalion, stationed at JBLM. Narrows Brewing will donate a dollar to the Pointe du Hoc Foundation during the release party. In addition, the brewery will donate 50 cents for every bottle sold in the world.

Outliers Night, 5 p.m., Pint Defiance. Specialty Beers & Taproom
Pint Defiance Specialty Beers and Taproom hosts three breweries from the outskirts: 7 Seas Brewing, M.T. Head Brewing Co. and Rainy Daze Brewing.

For more Tacoma Beer week events, click here.

Let’s look at some photos from Day 4 of Tacoma Beer Week featuring Fort George Brewery, Georgetown Brewing and pFriem Family Brewers at The Copper Door; big winter beers at The Swiss Pub including Pyramid Snowcap (2011 and 2014), Sierra Nevada Celebration, Full Sail Brewing Wassail and Ninkasi Sleigh’r; and the Blind Tacoma IPA taste at the Parkway Tavern. Congratulations to Tacoma brewing Co. for grabbing first place, Engine House No. 9 for second place and Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. for third place.