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Tag: tacoma craft beer festival

Sep.
30th

A tale of two beer festivals (this Saturday)

Mike Runion and Travis Gutterson, right, co-owners of 7 Seas Brewing in Gig Harbor, will be showcasing their Cutt's Ale and Double IPA at the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune)
Mike Runion and Travis Gutterson, right, co-owners of 7 Seas Brewing in Gig Harbor, will be showcasing their Cutt’s Ale and Double IPA at the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival on Oct. 3. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune)

Two beer events are happening Saturday in Tacoma.

The first-ever Tacoma Craft Brew Festival, which SoundLife reporter Ernest Jasmin wrote about in today’s food section, takes place from noon-9 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 3) at the Foss Waterway Seaport, 705 Dock St. On tap will be brews from 7 Seas Brewing, Fish Brewing, Engine House No. 9, Harmon Brewery, along with about 40 other breweries from Washington and beyond. Admission is $18 in advance, $20 day of event; must be 21 or older to attend

The second beer event is Maltoberfest, a significantly more quirky and little known beer gathering paying homage to malt liquor. Yes, that’s right, malt liquor. It also takes place Saturday (Oct. 3), at Bob’s Java Jive.

I tried to put a foodie spin on malt liquor, but came up empty handed. So I asked organizer Craig Egan, who with Jen Orr founded Maltoberfest, to answer a few questions about malt liquor and Maltoberfest IV. Specifically, what kind of food do you pair with malt liquor? And how do you make a beer cocktail with malt liquor? Egan’s answers….

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