Entries by John Hotchkiss

Onward, Upward

Dear OtterFans:  It’s been a while. We know, we know. The three of you (are there three?) who read these posts are clamoring for more.  We know.  We’ve heard you.  And we know.  So what have we been up to? Let’s see:  – Brew Five Three: We were the newest of the #WAbeer craft breweries […]

Fermenters Arriving

We are expecting our 3 beautiful 14 barrel fermenters and our 14 barrel conditioning (carbonating) tank today. Big, big stuff.  Want to come help us get it into the space? We’d love to have you! Even if you can’t help, that’s okay. Soon we’ll have everything in place, and you’ll be able to come and […]

Great Success

To all of you who managed to come by the Tasting Lounge at Art on the Ave yesterday, thank you for dropping in! We had an awesome time, gave out at least 800 tastings of our beers, and we made a lot of new friends.  We can’t wait to get up and running so that […]

Taste This Beer!

That’s right, everyone:  On Sunday, July 13th, those who are in the locale of Tacoma, WA will be able to come and visit some of the Otters at Art on the Ave’s Tasting Lounge! We will be there with Harmon Brewing Company, Tacoma Brewing Company, and Cork Wine Bar. For only $10, you’ll be able to sample the beers, […]

Independence Day and Independent Beer

Happy 4th to all of you!  As we all meditate on what Independence Day means for us, for our families, and for the world, consider also what it means to be independent in other ways. Independence means that you can choose to be whomever you wish to be, that you can go where you want […]

Equipment Ahoy!

Dear fellow Otterfans:  That’s right, it’s equipment time. We’re expecting delivery of our big-boy 7 barrel (bbl) brewhouse and our 14bbl fermenters in the next few days. A big thanks to Stout Tanks and Kettles in Portland for working with us to create just what we need to bring lots and lots of beers to you […]

World Cup It Up

Congrats to the USA Men’s Soccer Team for everything they have done at the World Cup! Except for those last 20 seconds against Portugal, it has been pure joy.  It’s soccer season. And whomever you support (of course, we’d love for everyone to support the Otter National Team, but they didn’t quite qualify for the […]

KickStarter T-Shirts: In!

At long last, the KickStarter t-shirts for which you’ve all been waiting (at least, all of you who ordered them when we ran our KickStarter campaign) are in! We apologize for the delay and that it wasn’t conveyed to all of you who ordered them as clearly as it could have been – we’ve learned, […]

Summer Events A-Comin’

As we (and much of the rest of the country) are presently watching the US soccer team take on Ghana at the World Cup, we are also planning for upcoming events.  If you’re in the Tacomaland area this summer, we’d love for you to come hang out, taste our beer, and have some fun at […]