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Beer Tasting at 7 Seas Brewing

Operating craft beer breweries and taprooms 7 days a week in the cities of Gig Harbor and Tacoma, 7 Seas Brewing Company started out as a two-person craft beer venture based out of downtown Tacoma’s historic brewery district. Mike Runion and Travis Guterson founded 7 Seas Brewing Company in April 2008. Since its inception, 7 Seas Brewing Company has been making great craft beer.

Guterson and Runion, both of whom are Puget Sound natives, started brewing operations in a building of a defunct racquetball court facility. After the business partners started daily operations, a fire started in a separate unit and then spread to the brewery, ravaging the 1,500 sq. ft. building. Determined to succeed in the U.S. craft beer brewing industry and committed to producing and selling fine craft beer in Washington state, Guterson and Runion relocated their company to a 3,000 sq. ft. building at the former location of an auto body shop near Gig Harbor Orthodontics.

Since the inception of their craft beer business, the business partners have continued to provide premium craft beer to their loyal patrons. 7 Seas Brewing Company’s acclaimed craft beer offering includes Axis Brut IPA, Ballz Deep Double IPA, Cutt’s NW Amber, Life Jacket Citrus IPA, Pilsner, Rude Parrot IPA, Water Chopper Gose, Willie Maize Haze IPA.

Voted ‘Best Brewery in the South Puget Sound’ for the 7th year by readers of South Sound Magazine, 7 Seas Brewing Company exemplifies the best Pacific Northwest craft beer brewery. Moreover, 7 Seas Brewing Company is truly a unique brewery that primarily distributes its premium craft beer throughout Washington state, including local bars and restaurants in Gig Harbor and Tacoma.

Compelling its competitors to distribute beer products in recycled packaging like environmentally-friendly aluminum cans, 7 Seas Brewing Company became the first brewery to distribute its craft beer aluminum cans in Washington state. While you’re in Washington State also check out Harbor History Museum

As beer production grew and sales exploded, several distributors in the surrounded area have partnered with the company, facilitating the fulfillment of orders and delivery of its fine beer throughout the state of Washington.

In December 2015, Guterson and Runion bought the 80,000 sq. ft. building out of which the famous Heidelberg Brewery operated near downtown Tacoma. After years of planning and preparation, 7 Seas Brewing Company started operations at the new location where beer had not been brewed since 1979. In August 2016, the iconic brewery constructed a 10,000 sq. ft. taproom that offers amenities to the public: tours of the brewing operations, enjoy consuming premium craft-brewed beer at custom bars and wood tables, sampling expertly-crafted beer poured from 48 state-of-the-art taps, and much more.

Today, the company has operations in Gig Harbor and Tacoma, employs over 30 people, and offers premium crafted-beer to its loyal customers. With access to an abundance of locally-sourced cereal grains, namely world-class barley and hops, the brewery epitomizes the characteristics of the pinnacle of premium craft beer brewing in the craft beer brewing industry in the U.S.

Without a doubt, 7 Seas Brewing Company is a one-of-a-kind beer brewery located off Puget Sound: It is the best Pacific Northwest craft beer brewery that produces, markets and distributes premium craft beer in Washington state.

So, when you are craving for high-quality craft-brewed beer, you owe it to yourself to savor the flavor of craft-brewed beer perfected by Guterson and Runion: Cheers!