Tacoma Rescue Mission Benefit + A Very Ugly Ottermas “Sweater” Party!

We’ve partnered with the Tacoma Rescue Mission to bring you the very best Very Ugly Ottermas “Sweater” Party Event!  From 12/14-12/23 we will be accepting your warm clothing and non-perishable food donations that will go directly towards our very own Tacoma Rescue Mission.  So, clean out those pantries, use up those coupons to gather up the foods for those who need ’em!  Clean out your closets and bring us what you no longer wear or need!  We’ll make sure it gets to those who can use it most!

On 12/23 we will host a super awesome ugly “sweater” party!  We will have raffles, 50% of sales to go to the TRM!  And we’ll award the three worst sweaters!

Live music by Benni James!  Check out his work on Spotify!

Oh yeah, we’ve got our cute yet “ugly” sweatshirts and raglan baseball t’s for sale…  perfectly acceptable for our party!

Bring your stuff….  wear ugly stuff….  win awesome stuff!



Our Black Friday Birthday Party!! + Closed Thanksgiving Day


Holy cow, that’s right. We’re turning 2! And just like your favorite other 2 year olds, we have some pretty fun stuff planned. Check it out:

  • Party is ALL DAY AND NIGHT on Black Friday, November 25th
  • Local music goddess Kim Archer is performing from 9pm-11pm and it’s free to attend!
  • We’re bringing back our Comrade Otter’s Russian Imperial Chocolate Stout and a special keg of our powerful Blind Otter (at a discount!)
  • That growler you see up there is available for a LIMITED TIME – only 100 ever made!! It comes with a free growler fill of anything you’d like
  • We’re closed all day on Thanksgiving Day to let us get ready for the bonanza, so get your Turkey Day growler fills early to wow your friends

Tell your friends you’re coming on Our Birthday Party Facebook Event! We can’t wait to have you come celebrate with us and this awesome community we’ve been honored to join here in Tacoma.

Come early, come often, and as always, #KeepItOdd!

Veteran’s Day Fisher House Benefit


As a Veteran owned brewery we are passionate about giving back to the military community.  On this Veteran’s Day we are choosing to support the Fisher House of Joint Base Lewis McChord.  Fisher House believes in providing families a comforting, secure, and nurturing environment while receiving care at Madigan Army Medical Center.

So, how can we help?  Easy peasy!

On 11/11/2016 from 6-10pm:

The Fisher House is currently in need of the following items and by donating them you will receive a rafftle ticket:

Laundry Soap (who doesn’t love clean clothes?)

Fabric Softener (and soft clean clothes at that?)

Individually wrapped snacks (don’t we all stress eat?)

We will donate 50% of raffle ticket sales, and 10% of tasting rooms sales, during the hours of 6-10pm to the Fisher House.

So, what are we raffling off?  Glad you asked! Gift cards and beer swag, friends!  You know what?  The holidays are upon us and everyone loves the gift of beer swag!

So, drink up! We firmly believe that drinking for a cause tastes soooo much better!



Are you ready for our 2nd Anniversary Party?!?!?!?


Well!  Isn’t that a beautiful vessel to hold the beers we make which you love?  Just think…  Ottermelon, Ottzel Quatzel, Screeching Otter, Oddtoberfest…  the possibilites are endless!

This amazing growler is coming to you in limited quantities for our second anniversary.  Yes, you heard that right.  We are only having 100 of these beauts produced!  What does that even mean?  Well, let us break it down for you:

-Only $75 (Pint Club members get 25% off!)

-Only 100 growlers are being produced

-first growler fill is FREE with purchase (low or high gravity…  cider…  FREE)

-Until 11/1 our KickStarter Backers/Pint Club Members have first stab at pre-orders!

-After 11/1 pre-order is open to everyone!

-All pre-orders must be done in the tasting room! Give our beertenders your moneys, names, and other contact infos and this beautiful growler is yours to keep or gift!

And not only is she pretty, but she’s also LOCAL!  Help us support and grow your local favorites!

Get ’em while the gettin’s good!



Mark your calendars!

There is a whole lotta fun stuff going on around here at OOBC!  We have some really exciting events coming right around the corner.

First up, on 9/28 the folks from Bloodworks Northwest will park their mobile blood unit in front of the brewery from 1-7pm.  Although they want donations of all blood types, they are currently running low on Type O (both positive and negative).  You can just stop by or sign up online at https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/Schedule/TimeSelect.aspx

For all your effort, every donor will receive a $5 voucher for Odd Otter Brewing Company AND a $5 for the Matador, good to use starting the following day.  Hey, why not grab take-out from Matador and come to OOBC on Thursday for…

The Tacoma Rangers Takeover!  That’s right, the Tacoma Rangers are taking over the tasting room on 9/29 starting at 6:30pm.  If you didn’t know who they are, the Rangers are our very own Hurling and Gaelic Football Club.  They are bringing with them the gals from Femme Fianna Roller Derby and That Irish Guy, who will be performing some Irish tunes for your listening enjoyment from 7:30-10pm.  Let’s all throw back some tasty craft beers and dance a little jig!


If that’s not enough, we’re releasing a brand new beer (our White Coffee Brown Ale) and we’ll be continuing our Thirsty Thursday Ladies’ Pint Night. All day and all night, ladies get Happy Hour pricing every Thursday. Thirsty Thursday has never been this fun!



Orlando Relief Effort Continues

orlando benefitFirst and foremost we would like to thank everyone who came out to our Orlando relief benefit last Thursday. It is because of your support we were able to raise a total of $616.28. On top of the total dollars raised, Odd Otter is contributing an additional $555.09, bringing a total of $1171.37 to be sent to the Planting Peace organization.

We are going to continue rasing money for the organization through the taproom until July 9th. Next time you visit us be sure to look for the Orlando relief jar and help us to continue to show support to those who are in need.

If you would like to electronically donate please follow the link to the Planting Peace Crowdrise.com page at www.crowdrise.com/planting-peace.

Thank you Tacoma for being so supportive and a great example of how we can all come together to show our support.

Orlando Relief Benefit

We arorlando benefite hosting a benefit all day Thursday for the victims and the families of the Orlando Tragedy.

10% of our Tasting Room sales for the day, and 50% of raffle tickets sold will go directly to aid those affected. We are all in this together and we hope you will help us in the effort to support those in need. And if you get some raffle tickets, you just might win some Odd Otter swag or a fancy gift card! Our very own Michael Gordon will be playing some home-grown music at 6:30pm as well.

We have chosen to direct the funds raised to Planting Peace through their Crowdrise.com page at www.crowdrise.com/planting-peace.

Among the many charities working to assist those suffering from the terrorist attack in Orlando, we chose Planting Peace for a few reasons:
– Planting Peace is less visible than the larger organizations, and their focus in this response is more focused: their funds will go to help cover medical and funerary costs for those directly affected.
– Funds raised by Planting Peace’s Crowdrise.com efforts will be earmarked for this purpose only, rather than going to the organization’s general fund; this allows for more focused and efficient giving
– Planting Peace has an international focus as well, using directed fundraising efforts to address specific initiatives

However you feel directed to give, we encourage you to do so. When tragedy strikes, we are all given an opportunity to pay it forward. Seize that chance.

We Need Bail Money!

A few of the Otters are “Doing little time for a lot of good!”

On June 15, we’ll be going behind bars to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Stop by, call or email your donations for our “bail” prior to our arrest!


Kids and adults in our community are living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away everyday freedoms like walking, talking, hugging and even breathing. By donating to our bail, you can bring strength and hope to individuals and families in our community living with these life-threatening diseases

Phone: 253-327-1680
Email: info@oddotterbrewing.com
Stop in: 716 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA



The Dark Side …. of the Otter. New Beer Release!

Dark Side

It’s that season: the season for snow and delicious Winterface Holiday Ale. the season for the much-awaited Star Wars release, and the season for a new Odd Otter beer!

To celebrate the season, we invite you to taste the power of The Dark Side …. of the Otter with you. It’s happening. Soon. Very soon. It’s happening on Friday December 18th at 7pm at the Tasting Room.

It’s dark. It’s divine. And it’s not a porter, not a stout. This beer … this beer is a Schwarzbier. It’s a lager. It’s fantastic. And it’s dark, reaching out to the Vader in all of us.

You cannot resist the power of the Dark Side … of the Otter!

The Miller’s Wife and Food Trucks

Miller's Tale

Robin the Miller The Canterbury Tales Remember from High School or College Very, Very, Very Tedious

Hello, blogosphere! We know, you’ve missed us. What with our massive following, and our enthusiastically-commenting fan base, we don’t know how we’ve managed for this long without posting. 😉

Things have been nutso. We had a food truck – the FIRST on Pacific Avenue – come out and visit us each of the last two weekends. VietNomNom makes a killer banh mi sammiches and brilliant egg rolls. And the Vietnamese coffee? Holy crap – don’t even get us STARTED on those …

Anyhow, the next time you see them around (which is this coming Friday for our NEW BEER RELEASE: The Miller’s Wife) their truck will be whisper quiet. In the interest of keeping PacAve and SchuPac (a better designator for our area) nice and pleasant, we’re eschewing the generator. So you’ll be able to hear pins drop on the street, the music we will be playing, or perhaps the bubbling of our Brite tank all whilst eating some insanely good rice bowls. 🙂

That’s right, new beer time. This is a Braggot. We wanted to reach back into the history books and to find a name that would properly reference both its history – Geoffrey Chaucer expounded on the virtues of Braggot in his hit Medieval literary work The Canterbury Tales – and that would hint at its complex smokiness, draped over hints of cherry, resting on a background of malt and honey. Hence: The Miller’s Wife.**

Thank you all for reading! Below is a disclaimer/clarification regarding the Braggot’s name, as it is a bit more complex than related above. It is a bit dry, the subsequent writing. So if you don’t read it, that’s alright. Just get in and try some of The Miller’s Wife before shuffling your pint glasses off to the Ottermelon Hefeweizen – she’s positively Medieval. 🙂

**Of note, The Miller’s Tale in Mr. Chaucer’s work does not in fact include either a Miller or a Miller’s wife; rather, his Tale relates the story of one Alisoun: the lovely wife of a Carpenter who is both unrestrained in her passions and who is hotly desired by a slew of her fellow villagers. The Miller’s Wife sounds decidedly better than The Carpenter’s Wife, which suggests reference to the Lewis Carroll poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” … be a little flexible with us here! How many people will even recognize this reference, let alone read this whole nerdly exposition?