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Still fresh after six years

Manito Tap House celebrates its sixth anniversary tonight with almost three times as many fresh-hop beers on tap.

Seventeen beers brewed with the bounty from this year’s hop harvest will pour for the patio party starting at 6 p.m., at $1 off regular pricing:

– Bale Breaker’s Citra Slicker

– Crux Way Two Fresh (Mosaic/Simcoe)

– Double Mountain’s Killer Green (Centennial/Simcoe) and Killer Red (Perle)

– Ecliptic Altair pale (Centennial)

– Fremont’s Field to Ferment Centennial, Amarillo and Citra, plus cans of Cowiche Canyon (organic Citra/Simcoe)  

– Georgetown’s fresh Johnny Utah pale (single-hop Citra) and Bodhizafa IPA (regular recipe with fresh Citra)

– Icicle Apres Harvest (Centennial)

– MickDuff’s Wet Hop IPA (Amarillo)

– Ordnance F(resh)MJ (Centennial)

– Perry Street’s Mosaic IPA and fresh New England IPA (Simcoe/Loral)

– River City’s Funkadelicious (Citra)

Co-owner Patrick McPherson also promises some surprises of the non-fresh-hop variety, along with swag giveaways. A limited menu will be available on the heated patio.

The festivities cap a year that saw Manito named Washington state’s top beer bar in an online poll conducted by the Brewers Association. “That was huge,” says McPherson.   

For year seven, the Tap House is freshening up its food offerings. The new menu released in a few weeks will be 90 to 95 percent different, McPherson says.     

“It’s the biggest change since we opened,” he says. “We felt like it had just gotten a little tired. We wanted to give our customers something different, some fun new stuff.”

Some of the new items under consideration are being tested out on Manito’s fresh sheet in the meantime.