Remember how I told you in October that Tacoma's Wingman Brewers were working on a new strong ale? Well, here's your chance to drink it. Wingman Brewers co-founder and head brewer Ken Thoburn told me the beer would be extremely Tacoma centric - brewed at the Tacoma Wingman brewery and aged in oak barrels that come from Tacoma's 21 Cellars winery. Click "read more" for details on the new Wingman beer, and the tasting event Thursday Dec. 1 at The Swiss.
From the press release: "21 Cellars and Wingman Brewers are coming together for an event on December 1st at The Swiss called Drink Local, Drink Tacoma! Wingman Brewers has aged their Strong Winter Ale in a 21 Cellars’ Pont 21 oak barrel, which will be available to taste along with a taste of Pont 21 Cabernet Sauvignon for a suggested donation of $3. The proceeds of this taste go to REACH Ministries in support of World AIDS Day. There will be event t-shirts available, printed by T-Town Apparel, raffle tickets on sale for great prizes, and glasses of 21 Cellars’ and Wingman Brewers’ delicious local libations. Live music by local acoustic artists will start at 6pm. Family Friendly until 8pm!"
Drink Local, Drink TacomaWhen: Music starts at 6 p.m., the event is family friendly until 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. Where: The Swiss, 1904 Jefferson Ave., TacomaSelling: T-shirts and tastes of wine from 21 Cellars and beer from Wingman Brewers for a suggested donation that benefits REACH Ministries. More info here Wingman Brewers website here21 Cellars website here
And here's another beer event, the Washington Beer Commission will have a Winter Beer Fest Friday Dec. 2-Saturday Dec. 3 at Hale's Paladium in Seattle. Wingman Brewers will serve two special winter brews described here. Also tapping at the event will be Gig Harbor's 7 Seas Brewing. Click here for tickets and details.