Weekly Volcano Blogs: Walkie Talkie Blog

March 17, 2014 at 10:38am

Beer Here: Today on tap, Great Divide Wednesday, fancy new growlers ...

7 Seas Brewing in Gig Harbor releases its new growler Saturday, March 22.

Recommend Blog Post
Total Recommendations (0)

For all of you health-conscious people out there who want to join in on all the St. Patrick's Day festivities without consuming so many calories - this is for you. Ranker.com, a platform loaded with crowdsourced answers to opinion-based questions, has collected the aggregated opinion of nearly 1,500 voters on "The Best Tasting Light Beers." Here is the top 10:

1. Sam Adams Light

2. Heineken Premium Light

3. Coors Light

4. Bud Light

5. Amstel Light

6. Miller Lite

7. Yuengling Light

8. Michelob Ultra

9. Kirin Light

10. Corona Light

If this list interests you, click here for the other beers on the list.


The South Sound is about to be kissed, pinched, and Irish-fied - or at least sloshed. St. Patrick's day is upon us, and the region will be partying accordingly. Many of the events happened Saturday, but for those dedicated green beer-loving folks out there, there are parties today.

In terms of special beer notes today, Harmon Brewing Co. will be offering its Jameson Oak Soaked Black Tartan; Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizza joints will be serving Guinness concoctions and The Red Hot has Backwoods Brewing Log Yard IPA, Pelican Brewing Irish Handcuffs Stout and a fresh cask of American Brewing Breakaway IPA on the hand pump today. Sláinte.


The craft-brewing industry has been around long enough now that some of the older beer makers - the ones that can remember being called "microbreweries" - have started celebrating their histories. Great Divide Brewing Company celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer. The Denver based brewery's 17th and 18th anniversary ales were oak aged imperial IPAs, with the brewery followed up with a 19th anniversary American strong ale with birch syrup. Great Divide will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a Belgian-style ale brewed with Viognier grape juice.

Why wait until June to start celebrating Great Divide's 20th Anniversary? Pint Defiance hosts the brewery for a tasting Wednesday. The beer store will pour tastes of Lasso, an IPA brewed with a robust roundup of Columbus, Centennial and Cascade hops; Nomad, a spin on the classic Bohemian Pilsner; and the 9.5 APV Pablo's Espresso with its vanilla oak character, intense roasty maltiness and bold hop profile.

The Great Divide tasting runs 5-7 p.m.


7 Seas Brewing will unleash its new fancy glass growler made in Germany at 11 a.m. Saturday. Fresh Northwest Design in Gig Harbor decorated them, which are priced at $60 and come with a coupon for $2 off your next growler fill. According to a news release, "On Friday the 21st growlers they will become available to those whom have last years 2013 edition and would like that same #. So, for that one day, the growlers will be held for those who would like to claim that same # (1-500), then on Saturday all growlers are up for sale to all. If you plan on claiming the same # on Friday, please bring either the 2013 growler itself or a picture with the # clearly visible."

Hope your day includes a beer. ...

comments powered by Disqus

About this blog

News and entertainment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s most awesome weekly newspapers - The Ranger, Northwest Airlifter and Weekly Volcano.

Recent Comments

AndrewPehrson said:

Your post contains very beneficial content. Kindly keep sharing such post.

about Vote for Tacoman Larry Huffines on HGTV!

Shimul Kabir said:

Vedder's album is really nice. I have heard attentively

about Eddie Vedder’s "Ukulele Songs" available today - and I don’t hold a candle to that shit

marble exporters in India said:

amazing information for getting the new ideas thanks for sharing a post

about 5 Things To Do Today: Art Chantry, DIY home improvement, "A Shot In The Dark" ...


I like how this article is written. Your points are sound, original, fresh and interesting. This...

about Saturday, Aug. 26: greater Tacoma/Olympia live music and DJs

Melisa Ben said:

i liked reading about the religious girls.they are interesting. ...

about 5 Things To Do Today: Religious Girls, "Big Eyes," sports chat, Kurt Lindsay ...