A visit to the new 7 Seas Brewery and Tap Room in Gig Harbor

Last Saturday we stopped by 7 Seas Brewing to visit the new tap room, which opened one week ago today. The last time we were at 7 Seas was in July, when things were just coming together at Gig Harbor’s first and only craft brewery. We wrote a story about our visit and introduced you to Mike Runion and Travis Gutterson. If you don’t know the story, or need to refresh your memory, click here.

img_6711The new tap room is comfortable and overlooks the brewery. I’m not sure what the fire department says, but I’d estimate the capacity to be less than 20. In addition to beer, they also offer light snacks, growlers and kegs to go, and some snazzy 7 Seas merchandise. While they don’t have a kitchen, there is food available from the Heritage Restaurant, which is located next door at the Inn at Gig Harbor and is willing to deliver to 7 Seas. On the walls, you cannot help but notice the really cool 7 Seas cut-steel artwork that a local craftsman made for them.

When we were there, they had three beers on tap for us to sample: Cutt’s Ale (an Amber), British Pale Ale (a pale ale), and Balls Deep (double IPA). Of course, we liked them all. Slated for release in late November or early December is the 7 Seas Foreign Export style Stout. Read the entire story to see more pictures.

The 7 Seas brewery is located next to a stand of trees –a little forest, if you will. Mike Runion told us that they plan to clear an area and create a woodland beer garden that will allow guests to drink tasty ale with dirt and pine needles beneath their feet.

The cut steel sign hanging above the door.
The cut steel sign hanging above the door.

Getting there – Apparently Google Maps doesn’t quite identify the location exactly, but do not despair! The map to which we link below does. Remember this – 7 Seven Seas is easy to find if you remember this one simple trick: you are going to the Inn at Gig Harbor. All the way out on the freeway, start following the signs to the Inn at Gig Harbor. To get to 7 Seas, you actually drive right through their parking lot. If you just pretend that you are driving up to check-in at the Inn, you cannot miss 7 Seas.

The 7 Seas Tap Room:
3207 57th ST CT NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
[ Map it ]

Thursday & Friday, 3pm-9pm.
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-6pm.

The bar at the 7 Seas tap room.
The bar at the 7 Seas tap room.
Ya, right. It is funny, though. (It's the water tower in their parking lot.)
Ya, right. It is funny, though. (It's the water tower in their parking lot.)


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5 comments

  1. My wife and I designed the website, posters and other print materials for 7 Seas. Mike and Travis are doing it right! The beers are excellent — we highly recommend a visit; it’s worth tracking down, either at a local bar or at the 7 Seas Tap Room.

    If you’re in the Puget Sound area, 7 Seas may be on tap near you! Visit their availability page: 7seasbrewing.com/availability.html

    Way to go 7 Seas!

  2. We must have just missed you there Saturday. My wife and a couple of friends from Oregon stopped in to see Travis and Mike. It’s a damned impressive operation for a couple of 25-year-olds to have put together.

  3. We must have just missed you there Saturday. My wife and a couple of friends from Oregon stopped in to see Travis and Mike. It’s a damned impressive operation for a couple of 25-year-olds to have put together.

  4. I’m Travis’s cousin 😀 just put the name of the pub in the search engine for the heck of it. Cool to see some pics. Havnt gotten to see the pub yet.

    Proud of you Trav!! =]

  5. Just moved in from NY and found the Tap Room by chance. Great Beer and atmosphere….I strongly suggest that you stop in for a pint..You won’t be disappointed….

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