Beer Dinners Alert: Chambers Bay and Pacific Grill hosts both ends of the Narrows Bridge

By Ron Swarner on May 22, 2014

Wine dinners have become commonplace events around the South Sound, and with new local breweries opening up; I imagine beer dinners will become more common, too.

Right now, two beer dinners are worthy of your attention - one in University Place and the other in downtown Tacoma.

First, Chambers Bay hosts neighboring Narrows Brewing Co. for a five-course beer dinner tomorrow night. Looks as if Chef Joshua Corcoran and his crew will have fun with the Narrows brews. Smokey pork belly tacos, Beecher's double cheeseburger and cinnamon doughnuts are on the docket. Narrows head brewer Joe Walts will bring Siren's Call Hibiscus Saison, Galloping Gertie Golden Ale, 4.0 in Damage Session Pale Ale, Giant Pacific Octopus IPA and his Post-Tension Porter. Tickets are $50 per person. Sign up at 253.552.4867.

Pacific Grill welcomes the 7 Seas Brewing crew at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. Pacific Grill owner Gordon Naccarato has known 7 Seas co-owner Mike Runion for years, well before Runion founded the Gig Harbor brewery with partner Travis Guterson. The menu is mouth-watering awesome, with Beijing duck, weathervane scallops and housemade spicy sausage (paired with barleywine!) included in the six-course meal. Runion and Guterson will be in-house to explain why Pacific Grill paired their Smash Pilsner, Cutt's NW Amber Ale, Cascadian Dark Ale, Session IPA, Wheelchair Barleywine and Broken Mast Brown Ale with the dishes. Tickets are $75 per person. Save a seat at 253.627.3535.