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Beers Made by Walking Returns; Rhein Haus Expands to Tacoma

This week's top hits from Eater Seattle, Curbed's sibling bar, restaurant, and nightlife blog.

BEER HERE -- The Beers Made By Walking program is returning to Seattle this summer. The program partners with local breweries and organizes foraging hikes that teach participants about local wild edibles. The brewers then use the hikes as inspiration to create beers using foraged ingredients, and the program rolls them out at a tasting event that benefits a local charity. Four upcoming hikes are planned, with more information over this way.

EXPANSIONS -- Rhein Haus is at it again. Capitol Hill's busy bier hall (formerly known as Von Trapp's) announced last year that it was setting up a second outpost in Denver, and now comes word that a third will root in Tacoma next year. Executive chef Pete Fjosne will remain at the helm and the cuisine will be familiar (housemade sausages, pretzels, etc.), but the Tacoma branch hopes to add its own brewery. In addition to Rhein Haus' own brews, it would serve other local beers and Bavarian ones, both bottled and on draft.

OPENING ALERT -- The team behind Belltown's Rocco's has quietly set up shop with a new project on Capitol Hill: Herb & Bitter Public House. Owner Jesus Escobar will focus on Spanish-style plates and amaro-filled cocktails at 516 Broadway E (formerly a Than Brothers pho shop).