Out where the Puyallup River comes tumbling off Mt. Rainier and first reaches the flats south of Orting, one comes across the M. T. Head Brewery in the garage of a country residence. If you arrive during business hours (3 to 7 Thurs-Fri-Sat), brewer/owner Tim Rocker will buzz you through a gate and welcome you to his lair. He has a two-barrel system with connections made by his wife Renee (a certified welder; what a great spousal qualification for a brewer!)
Tim made about 38 barrels of beer last year sold the better part as growler fills. Lately, draft sales to taverns has been picking up and he self-distributes kegs to several accounts between Tacoma and Enumclaw. The new plastic keg, about half the weight of a metal keg, is an innovation he appreciates.