Celebrating 3 Years of 7 Seas Beers

7 Seas Brewing recently built a new, bigger brewery in downtown Gig Harbor. That is just one reasons they feel like throwing a big birthday bash. The fellas at 7 Seas Brewing just updated us about the expansion and the state of the business. The update also served as an invitation to the brewery’s birthday party. I posted the complete update below.

Cheers to the big red 7! Today 7 Seas Brewing announced 3 Years of 7 Seas Beers – its third annual birthday bash featuring live music, barbeque and great beer. If you haven’t been to either of the first two parties, you don’t know what you’re missing. These people know how to party. Check out our review of the first anniversary bash.

The 3 Years of 7 Seas Beers bash takes place on Saturday, July 21 from noon until 8:00 p.m. The musical entertainment at these things is always top notch. This year the lineup includes Perry Acker, Sweetkiss Momma, Ben Union, and others. The $3.00 cover charge goes exclusively to pay for the bands. Barbeque vittles will be provided by Buck-B-Q.

Note that the party takes place at the existing brewery and taproom—the one behind the hotel—and not at the new facility downtown. That said, be sure to take advantage of one of the two official, nearby parking lots. They will be obvious. Do not even think about parking in the hotel parking lot. The 7 Seas Brewing parking lot will be unavailable; that’s where the party happens,

Here is the update from 7 Seas Brewing:

3 Years of 7 Seas Beers Anniversary Bash,
Expansion Update, & Summertime

Here at 7 Seas Brewing, we have recently moved brewing operations into our new home in a portion of the old QFC/Uddenburg’s building in downtown Gig Harbor. The building is ideally situated just a block off the scenic waterfront and in close proximity to local shops, restaurants, other small businesses and a soon to be constructed public dock for boaters and fisherman. The brewery, featuring a new, three vessel 25 BBL brew-house (775 Gal.) occupies a majority of the space and is now operational with the first batches just finishing up. We have also moved and installed our previous two vessel 8.5 BBL brew-house (264 Gal.) into the new location and will begin experimenting and formulating some new seasonal offerings.

Our first objective was to efficiently move the brewing operations, and begin brewing beer in our new home.  Our entire team worked extremely hard to make this transition happen smoothly and we’re happy to be brewing beer on a new, beautiful, well-engineered (and shiny!) system.

We have now focused our efforts towards building the new Tap Room and can’t wait to have our amazing customers here to enjoy it all. We anticipate opening to the public before the end of 2012 and in the meantime, we’re continuing to operate the old Tap Room at 3207 57th St. Court NW, next to the Inn at Gig Harbor. Make sure to enjoy our last Summer there, especially outside in the spacious NW-style Beer Garden.

Another new artisan craft is coming to Gig Harbor soon. Heritage Distilling Company will be opening in our original location. We can’t wait to see the spirits they turn out! With vodka, gin, and whiskey to start, it looks like they have a wide array of offerings to satisfy all. Congrats to HDC and welcome to the hood!

We are excited about relocating and expanding 7 Seas Brewong Co. However, we are also sad to say goodbye to our previous location where we have brewed, established ourselves, made friends, celebrated, conversed and enjoyed the quaintness of it all. Although moving inherently creates change, we assure you that the identity, vision, aesthetic, and principles of 7 Seas are strongly resolute. Indeed, change can create apprehension and skepticism, but know that this transition is conducted with scrupulousness, loyalty to our values, and intended to benefit us all. New jobs will be created, Historic Gig Harbor will breathe new life, less waiting in line for a pint or growler fill, and more Ultimate Proper Pints of 7 Seas beer for everyone, including kegs to go finally. We will continue our passion to brew great beer, establish an enduring yet innovative brand, and create a friendly and inclusive Tap Room for our customers to enjoy.

Since our inception, we have been fortunate to attract an extremely loyal group of customers, including those who frequent the Tap Room and our wholesale clients throughout the South Sound region. We appreciate and value all of you!  So, in 7 Seas style, it’s time to throw down and thank all of you with ‘3 Years of 7 Seas Beers’ Anniversary Bash! Our chance to show our thanks and celebrate another glorious year of 7 Seas beers!

Join us on Saturday, July 21 from noon-8:00 pm at 7 Seas Tap Room (the one behind the hotel). We’ll have local music brought to you by Perry Acker, Sweetkiss Momma, Ben Union, and more! There is a $3 cover charge that goes directly to the music artists. Buck-B-Q will be in the house again, serving an array of delicacies! The event is 21+, sorry no kiddos. Also cash only, but we will have an ATM on-site. Parking is located in two areas: in the lot right off 56th St, previously a satellite Peninsula Subaru lot, and next to the old theater, behind Tanglewood Grill, in the lot of the new building there. Parking will be clearly marked and parking assistants will, well…. assist. Please understand and be respectful to all of our great neighbors who let us do this. Please park only in designated areas and most of all, BE SAFE!

As we move into Summer time, there are plenty of upcoming events worth attending. We hope to see some familiar faces there. Also, we are nearly set to release one of our more popular, anticipated Seasonal Offerings; Rude Parrot IPA.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us, enjoyed our beers, offered a helpful hand in this time of transition or volunteered at an event. Just like having a pint is best enjoyed amongst friends, brewing beer is also a team game. We are grateful to SO many individuals who have helped make this all happen.

Cheers to you all,
-7 Seas Crew