Harmon Brewing Tasting at Full Throttle Bottles Tonight

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Join Harmon Brewing for a tasting at Full Throttle Bottles tonight from 5pm to 7pm. They will be pouring four beers, including the popular Pt. Defiance IPA.

From Full Throttle Bottles:

Georgetown, WA – Ever been to Harmon down in Tacoma? No? Your loss. HOWEVER for this one tasting, you too can get an idea of the amazing beers they brew. If we’re lucky Pat or Jeff will stop by to chat about their beers and what they’ve been doing down there for, how many years is it?? A good long time that’s for sure! Making some of the best and most flavorful beers in the NW, Harmon has perfected the pub, tricked out the Tap Room, built the brewery, etc (bet if you ask nicely you can get a coupon for the tap room too!). Come on down, meet our guest (s), sample the brews that made them the best, and test your trivia knowledge. You know you wanna show off. And we wanna hear the answers too!
Pt. Defiance IPA:  Harmon’s brewer’s version of the India Pale Ale style of beer, it is the overall most popular of their 5 flagship ales. It was also the first beer brewed on the original equipment in August 1997. The recipe has evolved throughout the years, but has remained the same since 2006. The Point Defiance IPA uses Columbus and Centennial hops for bitterness and flavor, plus ten pounds of Amarillo hops to dry hop. Four types of malted barleys make up the grain bill. This is the brewer’s “favorite child”.
Puget Sound Porter:   This is yet another original flagship brew and of the English persuasion. Harmon’s brewer does love his dark beers and decided to brew this slightly unheralded style. Porters, related to stouts, come in two basic styles: Brown and Robust. Robust styles tend to be heavier, stronger and even slightly darker. Brown Porters tend to be more drinkable as a session brew. Our Puget Sound Porter is a lovely dark brown with strong hints of ruby. A wonderful coffee roasted and chocolate nose makes this Porter unique and enhances the medium bodied brew. The flavors of coffee and chocolate follow through each sip of this porter. Eight different malted barley’s, including Pale Chocolate and dark German barley make up the grist. Two hop additions balance the beer’s flavor. Harmon’s brewers 2nd favorite child!
NW Biennial Brew: This is the 10th annual Celebration Ale brewed in Downtown Tacoma especially for the Tacoma Art Museum’s Northwest Biennial Opening. All proceeds will benefit the Tacoma Art Museum. This is an extremely limited brew, so come taste it while you can!
Mt. Takhoma Blonde:  This is not an original flagship brew, but came on permanently about 2005, replacing the Wollochet Bay Wheat. This is Harmon’s concession to light beer drinkers, though their brewer rates it as his #3 favorite. The Mt. Takhoma Blonde is a light bodied, crisp and refreshing brew. German Pilsner Malt and a touch of white wheat are used to produce this ale. Liberty hops provide the balance. This beer finishes crisp and dry. Very smooth and easy to drink; garnished with a slice of orange to enhance flavor rather than hide it.

We will be tasting these on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 from 5-7pm. Only $3 or bring your own non-disposable glass to be GREEN and save $1!


Erika & Crew

PS- REMEMBER to bring your own shopping bag! Seattle’s ban on plastic bags is coming!! Read all about it HERE! We will have our handy 6 bottle carriers available for purchase of course!

PPS-  Just a reminder folks…we are an all ages store. HOWEVER, if your under age or non-ID friend/child/relative touches any alcohol, I will be unable and unwilling to sell ANYTHING alcoholic to you. I am sorry, but them’s the rules. (My rule by the way). Trust me, I would LOVE to sell you something, but not at the risk of my liquor license. Thank you for understanding.


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