Ottermelon is Back! And some other things …

Ottermelon Hefeweizen, that ray of sunshine that just illuminates your day and helps you find your way to a happier place, has returned! We’ve got a bunch of it too, so drink heartily.

We did, unfortunately, have a bit of a mishap here at the brewery though. Our glycol chiller unit broke down this past week, and as a result, we have lost approximately 750gal of beer due to fatally-flawing temperature changes. The Notteronsense IPA, Ottzel Quatzel, and Jolly Otter ESB were lost, and a portion of a batch of Ottermelon Hefeweizen was lost. It is tragic. It is sad. But we are moving through it.

The chiller unit is now repaired and chilling away again, and we’ve already re-brewed the Ottzel Quatzel which will be back in a couple of weeks. Notteronsense IPA is out at the moment, so we’ve put on the remaining stores of Classic Nonsense (the pre-glycol temperature control era IPA) at 1/2 price, and we’ve still got our insanely delicious Screeching Otter Double IPA on tap.

This is a tough one for us – that’s a lot of beer. We have plenty in our storehouses to keep the Tasting Room open, so don’t worry about that. Just keep on coming in and supporting us through this, and we’ll all get through it together!

Benefit for Nepal Earthquake Victims

Tacoma heart NepalThis coming Thursday (April 30), we joined forces with Wingman Brewers, Tacoma Brewing, Narrows Brewing, and Pacific Brewing and Malting to donate 10% of our proceeds to efforts to respond to the catastrophe in Nepal.

We encourage you all to use the Tacoma Link Light Rail, to walk, to drive, or to bike to our breweries to share in the community and to give back with us.
Odd Otter exists to share amazing, innovative, delicious beer with the world, yes. But the greater purpose to our company is that we want to make the world a better, more liveable, less horrible place for people. We also encourage you to use your talents, skills, and abilities to give back as you are able to. Together, we can all accomplish more.
Please share this link to our event page with your friends on Facebook, and spend your beer dollars at the places listed in this post. Let’s flex our philanthropic muscles, Tacoma!

Why Adam? Because The Mission Continues 7 Days a Week!

Help Odd Otter Brewing support The Mission Continues

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you all for your generosity and your support of The Mission Continues during the events held at Joeseppi’s and here at Odd Otter Brewing Company on Tuesday, April 7th. Our Veterans are a valuable resource for our communities, and we are honored and privileged to be able to help support them. So go team! Yay paying it forward!

 

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More science to come! The inaugural Why Adam? Show Science Summit has been a resonating success and has generated an awesome collaborative community throughout the city. A couple of events remain including the “It’s A Wrap!!!” party at Odd Otter on Friday the 11th of April beginning at 6pm. Come on in and get some of the delicious Why Adam? beer that we brewed (it’s a strong, dark Belgian Ale: perfect for thinking about atoms, quarks, and photosynthesis). It’s 9.5% ABV of pure love, and at only $6.50/pint it’s a screaming deal!

We are now open 7 days a week!!! That’s right: Monday – Monday you can get delicious Odd Otter beer from us. Weekdays 2p-2a, Saturday & Sunday 11a-2a.
– Karaoke Tuesdays: 9p-1a, Happy Hour during the singing
– Movie Wednesdays: 8p-whenever, Happy Hour during the movie
– Industry Wednesdays: 25% off to anyone with a valid Foodhandler’s Card
– Theme Thursdays: 25% off to anyone in the chosen costume (togas this week!)
– Happy Hour: Weekdays from open – 6:30pm (15% off all beer INCLUDING growlers!)

We are extending our relationships with other businesses, and we are now (or will soon be) pouring at the following locations:
– The Copper Door, Tacoma
– Rosewood Cafe, Tacoma
– Urban Timber Coffee, Kent and Sumner
– Northwest Beerwerks, Olympia
– Oly Taproom, Olympia
– Maxwell’s, Tacoma
– Cafe Divino, Tacoma
– Social Bar and Grill, Tacoma

Patronize these businesses and let them know that you want more Odd Otter beer!

More coming soon!

 

The Happiest Otter

Karaoke Tuesdays!

It’s a brand new week, and that brings some brand new awesomeness your way!

Starting on Tuesday March 24th, Tuesday nights are Karaoke nights at The Otter. From 9pm-1am you can come sing your lungs out. And to make it even sweeter, we’ll have Happy Hour going during the singing! Ice cream float and vocalize your way to happiness. 🙂

We’ve just arrived in Olympia! Oly Taproom has our Ottzel Quatzel on draft this very moment, and the soon-to-open Northwest Beerwerks just across town will have two of our offerings: Bacchus Otter Blonde and the Ottzel Quatzel. Go check out these two awesome, unique taproom/bottle shops and help us Otter it up!

We’re planning a July 16th Brewers’ Night with Oly Taproom, so to our south end peeps: be there or be square! Or be here … be you must certainly be somewhere.

And, for those of you have been waiting, Ottermelon Hefeweizen should be back on the weekend of March 27th. Set your reminders now!

As always, Otter Nation, #KeepItOdd.

6 Days a Week, Flight Club Update

That’s right.

We are open now EVERY TUESDAY – SUNDAY! Weekdays 2p-2a, Saturday & Sunday 11a-2a.

Get in on the ground floor of something awesome:

Flight Club.
The first rule of Flight Club is: you don’t talk about Flight Club.
The second rule of Flight Club is: you always Tweet about Flight Club.
We’ve updated the deal, and it’s better for you. Get your first flight free. Get $1 $2 off every flight of 6 tasters that you get for an entire year. We’ll label your paddle (which lives at the brewery) with your Twitter handle +/- your name. When another customer gets a flight with your paddle, we will offer THEM a $1 discount if they take a photo of themselves with YOUR paddle, and Tweet it to @oddotterbrewing and to your Twitter handle. It’s the only club that gives other people discounts for your own awesomeness. Cost: $50.

Pint Club.

Own your own engraved pint glass that lives at Odd Otter Brewing Company. It’s yours: you are the only person who will drink from it. Guaranteed. And you’ll get 20% (yes, 20%!!) off each pint of our beer that you buy. That means that ever 5th beer is free …. You’ll also get a year-long merchandise discount of 15%. Cost: $100.

First come, first served. #KeepItOdd with us!

Oh, and starting next Tuesday night from 9p-1a: Free. Karaoke. Heck. Yes.

St. Patty’s Day: Flight Club, Pint Club

2-for-1 Luck O’the Otter Pints. Now to the good stuff:

Beginning St. Patty’s Day 2015 and lasting until St. Patty’s Day 2016 …

Pint Club.

Own your own engraved pint glass that lives at Odd Otter Brewing Company. It’s yours: you are the only person who will drink from it. Guaranteed. And you’ll get 20% (yes, 20%!!) off each pint of our beer that you buy. That means that ever 5th beer is free …. You’ll also get a year-long merchandise discount of 15%. Cost: $100.

Flight Club.
The first rule of Flight Club is: you don’t talk about Flight Club.
The second rule of Flight Club is: you always Tweet about Flight Club.
Get your first flight free. Get $1 $2 off every flight of 6 tasters that you get for an entire year. We’ll label your paddle (which lives at the brewery) with your Twitter handle +/- your name. When another customer gets a flight with your paddle, we will offer THEM a $1 discount if they take a photo of themselves with YOUR paddle, and Tweet it to @oddotterbrewing and to your Twitter handle. It’s the only club that gives other people discounts for your own awesomeness. Cost: $50.

First come, first served. #KeepItOdd with us!

Hashtag Wars! Win a $25 gift card!

Enter to win a $25 gift card in our Twitter ‪#‎hashtagwars‬! This month’s contest – ‪#‎otteramoviequote‬! Tweet your answer and use the hashtags ‪#‎oddotterbrewing‬ and #otteramoviequote

Examples might include: “Momma Otter always told me – life is like a box of chocolates…” or “I’ve had it with these m*****g otters on this m*****g plane”! Best answer in by March 15th wins ottery ottery fame and glory and a $25 gift card!


Super Bowl Ottertasticness

The beloved Seattle Seahawks have done it again! Russell Wilson is a magician, and the Patriots had better have some pretty magical deflated footballs if they hope to hang with our Hawks next weekend. 

Come watch the game at The Otter! We’ll have pizza (while it lasts), drink discounts, and lots and lots of 12th Men freaking out over every amazing Beastquake. And until then, come work in our Beer and Workspace! Happy Hour starts at 4pm and goes till 6:30pm, so get in and get you some beer!

So Much New

Holy cow, OtterFans. Holy. Cow. 

So much new stuff has happened. Let’s see … 

We are now open 4 days a week! But you already know that if you’re reading this … Th-Sun 11am-2am. Get you some. 

This Thursday is our inaugural Happiest Hour from 4pm-6:39pm on Thursdays and Fridays from now on. That’s right – discounted Odd Otter beer. What could be happier?!

We had our first lost and found item left, which we successfully reunited with its owner. It was a small valise. If you don’t know what a valise is, it is something akin to a small briefcase. 

The first of many seasonal beers – Winterface – made its debut at our New Year’s Eve party. So very herbal and savory! It’s brewed with juniper (!!!), lavender (!!!!), orange and lemon zest (!!), and cucumber (!!!!!). I think it hints at a gin-beer flavor profile mashup, but that’s just me. 

We also had our first forgotten credit card! Very exciting. The following day we returned the orphaned plastic to its rightful parents at a gas station in Fife. 🙂 

Finally, we had our first maliciously composed Yelp review. It was unfortunate that someone came in so intent upon having a miserable time. We love our patrons, we love our beer, and we love our community. If you support what we are doing here in Tacoma, please feel free to write up how you feel on Yelp. We’re a new business and would very much appreciate the love. 🙂 

We’ll see you soon!

Fooding in the Tasting Room

Man oh man, do we have some useful information for you! 

Do you want to eat foods while you drink beers here at Odd Otter? I bet you do! And this page right here: Eating the Otter will lead you to some edibles that you can munch on when you’re not drinking our beeros. Any and all food is welcome – we’re an equal opportunity food consumption zone. Plan your Friday and Saturday eating arrangements and spend all DAY with us here!