Before the skies light up with fireworks, beer drinkers over age 21 can get lit up on winter warmers, the richer, higher-octane beers brewed for the frosty holidays.
Parkway Tavern, one of Tacoma's leading dens of microbrews, pours held-over winter beers from Christmas 2007 on Thursday.
Here are the beers that Parkway will pour in schooners and pints, from 6 p.m. until last call: Maritime's Jolly Roger, Deschutes Nitro Jubelale, Full Sail's Cask Conditioned Wreck the Halls, Sierra Nevada's Celebration, Hale's Wee Heavy, a 2006 Full Sail Wassail, Hair of the Dog Barleywine, and a special release Imperial Black Butte Porter, also from Deschutes.
Meantime, The Swiss has Wassail and Pyramid's Snowcap on tap. Publican Jack McQuade Celebration, Jolly Rodger, Wreck the Halls (on cask) and Elysian's Bi-Frost will be tapped mid-month.
"We're trying to have as many as we can for the 25th," McQuade said.
UPDATE Doyle's Public House says it'll pour these three beers on July 25: Delrium Noel '06 and '07 and Gouden Carolus No