Summer Instagram Contest + Live Music Monday Line-Up

Well, hello there!  Where has the time gone?  It seems to have been just yesterday we were telling you all about our newly hatched idea to host music on Monday evenings and now we are into the summer months…  wow!

With the summer months comes lots of outdoor adventures, just what we all love about the great Pacific Northwest (besides the amazing craft beer, that is).  So we’ve thought of a way in which you could take us with you on your adventures, post a picture to of one of our beer vessels Instagram with the tag, #otterspotter and be entered to win a $25 gift card in June, July, and August.  One super lucky winner, with the overall most creative picture, will win a $50 gift card at the end of August.  How fun is that?  All you have to do is take along your favorite growler and show us how you like to #KeepItOdd on your outdoor adventures!  Get our there and get posting and tagging!

Now onto our Music Monday line-up for June and July…  you are all in for a treat.  Ready?  Here goes:

June

6/5 – Champagne Sunday

6/12 – Kristen Marlo

6/19 – Alex Cockle

6/26 – Tim Monaghan

July

7/3 – Paul Handleman (Odd Otter’s very own beertender extraordinaire)

7/10 – Forest Buetel

7/17 – Kurt Lindsay

7/24 – Sister Madame

7/31 – Kristen Marlo

How’s that for some Monday fun?!?!  Music starts at 7pm.  Remember that we are all ages until 8:30pm, so bring the kiddos, grab some food from one of our neighboring restaurants (or bring your own) and enjoy an evening of local music and local craft beer!

We hope to see you soon!

March Music Madness is coming… and St. Patrick’s Day and Pint Club Launch and an MDA Fundraiser and Paints and Pints! Whew!

March is shaping up to be a busy month here at OOBC!  We’ve got a lot on the calendar and hope you’ll join us…  so, here goes!

You’ve heard of March Madness…  you know, the NCAA basketball stuff?  Well, around here we are introducing a month of Mondays with new musical performers for your listening pleasure!  Partner that with our craft beer, guest ciders, and Otter Hour (that’s happy hour in case you didn’t know) and you’ve got yourself a reason to wake up on Mondays!

So!  Here’s the line up for the OOBC March Music Madness every Monday in March from 7pm-9pm:

3/6 – Tim Monaghan

3/13 – Gina Belleveau

3/20 – Kristen Marlo

3/27- Champagne Sunday

And even better: it’s Happy Otter Hour all day!

Come out and support your local artists as well as your local breweries!

St. Patrick’s Day!  Are you ready?  We’ve got green beer, cool shirts, and KIM ARCHER!  Kim will be rockin’ the house from 8-10pm and we cannot wait!  ANNNNND, it’s our Pint Club 2017 launch!  Cheers to all our new and returning Pint Clubbers!  Woot!

On March 27th we not only have Champagne Sunday performing, but we are also hosting a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western Washington.  We will be donating 10% of tasting room sales and 50% of raffle ticket sales to this great and worthy cause!  Please join us!

And finally…  on 3/30 from 6-8pm, we will be hosting our second Paints and Pints with Uncorked Canvas!  We can only accommodate 25 painters so reserve your seat as soon as possible at https://uncorkedcanvas.com/event-registration/?ee=2548

Whew!  Did you get all that?  We hope so!  And we hope to see you around the tasting room!  Thanks again for being such awesome, loyal otters!

As always…  #KeepItOdd

 

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!

#KeepItOdd

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Our Black Friday Birthday Party!! + Closed Thanksgiving Day

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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

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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!

#KeepItOdd

 

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

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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!

#KeepItOdd

 

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!

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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!

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Slainte!

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.

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!

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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

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New Coconut Chai Tea Blend

Owen, our Head Brewer, spent the day with Tobin Ropes, co-owner of Mad Hat Tea Company in Tacoma designing a new amazing coconut chai blend for our Coconut Chai Porter. Compared to our previous tea the new blend presents more coconut, cardamom, and cinnamon aromas and flavors compared to our previous tea.

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We will be brewing it on Friday and expect it to be ready in two weeks. For those who can’t wait to sample the tea, he has it available in Mad Hat Tea room.IMG_1147