by Margo Jorgenson*
On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Narrows Brewing launched their wholesale and retail distribution by delivering their first keg, a cask of Imperial Red Ale, to neighboring restaurant, Boathouse 19. This event was celebrated by the Narrows Brewing Company as a landmark achievement, commencing the expansion of their market.
Narrows Brewing part-owner Scott Wagner notes this event as being a “milestone” and is pleased to announce that, “the brewery is now fully ready to self-deliver one-half barrel and one-sixth barrel kegs for wholesale distribution.” Kegs are also available at the Taproom for retail sales.
Excited to see Narrows Brewing’s craft beers featured in popular restaurants and bars across the South Sound, Wagner encourages establishments and individuals interested in purchasing kegs to contact the brewery directly. Distribution information, including pricing, will soon be available on the brewery’s website.
Since their grand opening on July 12, 2013, Narrows Brewing Company has not only started kegging for wholesale and retail distribution, but has also introduced three new brews. In addition to the IPA, Pale Ale, and Golden Ale featured at their opening, you may now enjoy their Belgian Blond, Stout, and Imperial Red Ale. Next on tap? Head brewer Joe Walts has a Rye Bitter in the works that will be available soon.
Want to try Narrows Brewing without purchasing a keg? Not a problem. Narrows Brewing Company’s six delectable brews can be found at the Narrows Brewing Tap Room, located at the historic and scenic Narrows Marina. (see our previous post about Narrows Brewing)
Outfitted with a repurposed, antique church pew and blown-up photographs representing Tacoma’s rugged, maritime history, Narrows Brewing’s Tap Room also features a 55-foot bar made from salvaged wood originally used as part of the Day Island Trestle Bridge. Narrows Brewing is not just a contemporary fixture to Washington’s growing collection of craft breweries, but a tangible testament to the importance of celebrating and preserving the past.
Whether you come by land or by sea, Narrows Brewing invites you to enjoy the picturesque South Puget Sound while sipping on one of their six featured craft beers.
For distribution information or to place a keg order, please contact Mary at (253) 327-1400. Brewery tours are now offered every Tuesday at 7:00 pm. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.narrowsbrewing.com or www.facebook.com/NarrowsBrewing.
*Margo (Greenman) Jorgenson is a freelance writer and appears on the Washington Beer Blog as a guest contributor. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org