TAPS Fish House & Brewery will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its landmark restaurant in Brea with a three-course menu on Monday, September 23, starting at 4 p.m. As a tribute TAPS brewers are bringing back the cult classic and award-winning beer Trace of Remy. "A little taste of nostalgia is in order to thank our guests for their amazing loyalty over the last two decades,” said TAPS founder and proprietor Joe Manzella, who opened the original TAPS in Brea with his father and sister on September 20, 1999. TAPS quickly became a popular destination for guests seeking high-quality seafood, selections from the county’s largest oyster bar, as well as craft beers and fine wines, cordially served in a setting of upscale comfort. TAPS Fish House & Brewery since has expanded to Corona and Irvine, as well as TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room, a full-scale production brewery with a tasting room and food truck in Tustin.
On Monday, September 23, for dinner only at the Brea location, TAPS guests will be able to order from a vintage 1999 menu an appetizer, entrée and dessert, with choices in each category, for $19.99. Starters are French Quarter Egg Roll, Seafood Gumbo or Spinach Salad. Entrée selections are Black Magic Fettuccine, Chesapeake Bay Broiled Shrimp and Jerome and Jose's Jambalaya. Guests will choose from two original desserts: TAPS Indulgence or Bananas Foster. The 20th anniversary menu will be served from 4-10 p.m.; TAPS à la carte menu will also be available.
The limited production Trace of Remy will be served on draft the anniversary weekend of Sept. 20-22 at all three TAPS and TAPS Brewery& Barrel Room. Pricing will be $8 per glass. The preview tasting will be followed by a small-scale bottling of Trace of Remy with a specially designed 20th anniversary label that will roll out in November.
Trace of Remy is an award-winning Imperial Russia Stout that is rich and roasty, with flavors of marshmallow, coconut, and chocolate ganache and aged in fine bourbon barrels. A small production of Trace of Remy first debuted in 2011 and was last released in 2015. Approximately 2,200 bottles of this classic beer will be produced and be available at all four TAPS locations to mark the 20th anniversary. It also will be available for purchase at El Cerrito Liquor, the Corona retailer that specializes in rare beers. The 16.5 oz. bottle will sell for $20. For more information about TAPS please visit www.tapsfishhouse.com.