Beer enthusiasts in Tacoma lost a friend this past Friday when Gayl Bertagni died in a freak accident. Gayle was co-owner and chef at the Swiss Pub – one of Tacoma’s best places for craft beer. Though we did not know Gayl personally, we love the vibe at the Swiss and understand that she was a big part of the spirit that brought the Swiss back to life in the 1990s.
Gayl was on her way to her cabin near Packwood, WA when she died in a freakish and unfortunate accident. The cabin is the site of the Swiss Pub’s annual employee Memorial Day getaway. The complete story is available from the Tacoma News Tribune. http://www.thenewstribune.com/topstory/story/754396.html
Our sympathies to the loved ones and coworkers of this spirited woman who was loved by all.