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Winter warmer pub crawling

Post by News Tribune Staff on Dec. 21, 2007 at 11:11 am | No Comments »
December 21, 2007 11:11 am

Santa’s not going to bring you a fake ID, but if you’re over 21, local brewpubs have presents for you: winter warmers and other seasonal beers.

In Tacoma, The Harmon (1938 Pacific Ave.; 253-383-2739) has two versions of imperial stout, including one aged in an oak barrel that previously contained rum, plus a malty American-style red ale on nitro (“It cascades like Guinness,” brewer Mike Davis said.) and an English mild session beer (4.7 percent alcohol) with a touch of silky oats.

The Ram (3001 N. Ruston Way; 253-756-7886) has maple vanilla brown, mocha stout and a strong ale. Engine House No. 9 is serving a smooth brown ale.

In Puyallup, The Powerhouse (425 East Main St; 253-845-1370) is all out of winter warmer, but roasted porter and clean kolsch fill the seasonal void. The Ram (103 35th Ave. SE; 253-841-3317) has malty pumpkin ale with cinnamon and nutmeg, and a big-bodied red ale.

In Lakewood, The Ram (10019 59th Ave.; 253-584-3191) features a chocolatey nut brown ale aged in bourbon barrels, and an imperial stout with flaked oats.

In Lacey, The Ram (8100 C. Freedom Lane; 360-923-5900) WinterBrew, a brown ale goosed with clove, orange and cinnamon.

In Olympia, Fish Tale (515 Jefferson St. E, Olympia; 360-943-3650) brewed a light version of its Leavenworth specialty beers, plus a porter and a pilsner.

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