Brewery Profile: 7 Seas Brewing

by Kevin on August 15, 2012

7 Seas Brewing

Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Twitter: @7seasbeer
Founded: 2008

Brewery Description:

Formed in 2008 by Travis Guterson and Mike Runion, 7 Seas Brewing is an innovative craft brewery, making audacious, yet technically well-executed beers; utilizing cans rather than bottles; and championing environmental stewardship. Having survived a fire at our original location which delayed our opening by six months, we now occupy a 3,000 square foot brewing facility superbly located in Gig Harbor, Washington. Our Tap Room is now open, so stop by and have a pint overlooking our brewery. At 7 Seas Brewing we strive to brew, innovate and perfect the Ultimate Proper Pint, one that will invoke an emotional, contemplative response from the drinker. It should cause them to smile, knowing that in our homogenized, cookie cutter world of consumerism, there are still people crafting something of integrity and authenticity. With such a multitude of beer styles and brewing techniques available, how do we define and produce the Ultimate Proper Pint? Beer is composed of four essential ingredients; malted barley, water, yeast, and hops. At 7 Seas, we employ every ingredient for a specific reason and purpose. How can four humble ingredients be transformed into something so magical? According to Brewmaster Travis Guterson, a proper pint should have character. It should strike perfect harmony between all its’ variables, including, but not limited to; appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, malt complexity, and hop flavor/bitterness. 7 Seas is not a brewery of conformity, but of innovation. Guterson crafts technically well executed beers, but doesn’t adhere to the popular belief that every beer necessarily needs to fit perfectly into a defined category. For example, our flagship, Cutt’s Amber Ale, is unlikely to medal at the Great American Beer Festival because it doesn’t reflect all the specifications of any given style. Our pursuit of the Ultimate Proper Pint occasionally stretches the boundaries and we think you will love the results. Cheers! – www.

Flagship Beers:
Cutt’s NW Amber Ale
British Pale Ale
Ballz Deep Double IPA
Port Royal Export Style Stout

Limited Beers:
Rude Parrot IPA
Saison Du Sept Mers
Santa’s Smokin’ Winter Warmer
Wheelchair Barleywine
Cascadian Dark Ale
Hop Prophet 100% Wet Hop Ale
Le Havre (The Harbor) Belgian Winter Ale
Harvest Ale
Reign Man ESB

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