The Harmon's Otterberry wheat beer, on my deck.
Two hundred bucks, per person, gets you "unlimited dining" from "60 of the most delectable restaurants and beverage retailers" in the South Sound Friday night at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium's Zoobilee black-tie fund-raiser.
Reading between the FAQ lines -- "For safety's sake please designate an alcohol-free driver" -- I guess aquarium dwellers won't be the only ones drinking like fishes.
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Seeing as how I've got a view to pay for, I spent $11 instead and got a half gallon of Otterberry. That's four pints of wheat beer infused with marionberries and cherries.
Mike Davis, brewmaster at The Harmon, made Otterberry special for Zoobilee. It's also on tap at The Harmon as a seasonal, by the pint or by the growler.
At 3.8 percent ABV, it's an easy-drinking brew that looks great in a glass. Tastes great, too, with a dry undercurrent of fruit supporting an astringent wave of straw.
The Harmon Brewery and Restaurant, 1938 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-383-2739