GCP 45: Odd Otter 2
Episode 45 – Odd Otter 2
On this episode we sit down with John from Odd Otter for another podcast to discuss how the brewery is doing since it opened in March. The last time John was on, we discussed the challenges with trying to get the brewery up and running.
It starts with a discussion on Hipster Dice. For those that are interested in the game, it can be picked up at Terra Crux Games.
The discussion then turns to past comments that have been posted by listeners about the podcast. Itunes doesn’t post listener comments until there are multiple posts submitted, so if you love what you’re hearing, click here to write a review.
Conversation continues about John going to Sierra Leone when he was 20 for a medical mission trip with his dad through Mercy Ships. Later in the podcast he talks about how three mission trips with his dad influenced him and his brothers to become doctors. His goal in life is to use his skills and abilities to bring better things to people in the community and around the world.
Next we talk about what is going on in downtown Tacoma. Odd Otter is located at the north end of Pacific Avenue by 8th Ave. Currently there are two breweries to explore downtown, with the third opening soon at McMenamins Elks Club. There is also a new food truck to check out, VietNOM-NOM.
We then dive into art walks, single mingles, and strolls around Tacoma. Followed by information on the Otter Gallery at Odd Otter. The art featured there is by Amy Constantino, who is affiliated with a group that is looking to open a Sour Beer Brewery.
The conversation at that point shifts to how the business is doing after being open for 6 months. We talk about the new challenges they are facing, including managing staff and the restructuring of how businesses decisions are made. Additionally we talk on distribution and the places their beer can be found around town, including Maxwells, Pacific Grill, and The Acme.
We then turn to earnings and how, if passes, $15 hour wages will affect small businesses in our area.
At that juncture, chat plunges into the importance of doing do good things for the places in Tacoma and in the developing world. One example is when John and three other brewers donated 10% of the proceeds to send to Red Cross.
As the show winds down, we talk about what’s going on at the Odd Otter. Odd Otter offers Karaoke on Tuesdays, and Movie Night and Industry Night on Wednesday. If you have the food server card or MAST card, you get 25% off all day. Every 1st and 3rd Monday night of the month is game night, and military veterans and spouses always get Happy Hour prices.
And last but not least, we talk with John about his plans to move to Omaha for two years. He will be back monthly to check on Odd Otter. They’ll still have friendly people to serve you while he’s out, so stop by and say hi. They’re open 2 pm – 2 am weekdays, 11 am – 2 am weekends.
Special thanks to John for joining us on this week’s podcast. Good luck as you quest to Nebraska, we look forward to talking to soon for an update.
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