This Monday, August 1st and concluding August 6th, the city of Tacoma will usher in "Tacoma Beer Week". Complimentary to its northern cousin, Seattle's "Beer Week", the city of Tacoma will cast a spotlight on breweries, alehouses, and restaurants that complement the city's beer culture.
It’s that time of year when we gather as friends to give back to the community of savvy consumers who drink our beer all year long. This week isn’t just about Tacoma’s breweries, (although that’s a big part of it of course,) but rather it’s an opportunity for us to let our hair down, plan some insane events and create a deafening buzz about the exploding craft beer scene in Tacoma. As we continue to raise the bar year after year, our goal will be to have this beautiful city recognized as one of the healthiest and most exciting beer destinations in the country. Follow us on Facebook and watch the website for updates on the schedule of events as it evolves.Make no mistake about this year's calendar of events, Tacoma Beer Week is not exclusive to breweries in or around Tacoma.
Starting on Monday, August 1st, you have your choice of the following:
- 5pm "Tacoma Beer Week Night 1: Kickoff with Pacific Brewing" at The Red Hot
Come kickoff Tacoma Beer Week and raise a glass with our pals down the hill at Pacific Brewing & Malting! Simcoe IPA, Mosaic Pale, & Boysen The Hood Wheat await as we kick off Tacoma Beer Week in style. Tapping at 5pm, raffles at 7-ish!
- 6pm - 10pm "Grit City / Capital City Beer Night" featuring Pacific Brewing and Three Magnets Brewing at the Edison City Alehouse
We'll be kicking off Tacoma Beer Week with a joint Pacific Brewing and Three Magnets Brewing event. We'll have lots great beer from both these breweries. Ryan from Pacific will be smoking and bbqing up some great food for everyone. We'll also have a special Firkin of a Hoppy, Dark Saison that was brewed by Three Magnets in collaboration with Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.
Come on down and lets kick off Tacoma Beer Week in style!
- 6pm - 10pm "SudsPop: The Beatles Revolver in Beer" at The Copper Door
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ “Revolver” album,Peaks and Pints and The Copper Door will spin the psychedelia and studio artistry of "Revolver," as well as other Beatles’ tunes, while pouring beers inspired by songs off "Revolver" brewed by eight Tacoma breweries: Harmon Brewing Co., Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., E-9 Brewery, 7 Seas Brewing Co., Odd Otter Brewing Company, Tacoma Brewing Co., Narrows Brewing and Wingman Brewers Tacoma. Each original beer comes with a playful name to match the song title or lyrics.
The event will be held at The Copper Door in Tacoma’s Stadium District, 12 N. Tacoma Ave. No cover.
SudsPop: The Beatles "Revolver" In Beer is proudly associated withTacoma Beer Week, which runs Aug. 1-6.
- 5pm "Tacoma Beer Week Night 2: 7 Seas Belated Birthday Party! at The Red Hot
It's better late than never! Come celebrate Tacoma's newest brew rats with cake and beer! Kegs at 5, raffles at 7-ish!
•7th Anniversary Golden•253 Pilsner•Rude Parrot IPA•Ballz Deep IIPA
- 5pm 2nd Annual Tacoma Beer Week IPA Challenge Invitational at The Parkway Tavern
The epic battle includes entires from Tacoma Brewing Co., Harmon Brewing Co., Engine House No. 9, Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., Odd Otter Brewing Co., The Ram Brewery, Narrows Brewing Co., Wingman Brewers and 7 Seas Brewing. So much beer, so little time...
- 6pm "Alpha Distributor Showcase" at Pint Defiance
We are taking an opportunity to highlight a local small distributorship’s awesome catalog, and you get a chance to taste the best of what they have to offer. Featuring beers on tap from Fat Heads, Altamont, Belching Beaver, De Garde, and more. Beer bonding and giveaways galore!
- 6pm "Tacoma Beer Week Event: 3-Way Brewer's Night with Fort George, Melvin Brewing, & Barley Brown Brewing at The Copper Door
We’re going BIG this for this year’s Tacoma Beer Week!...
..What better way than to do it then by bringing in
THREE breweries for ONE AWESOME event!
Fort George Brewery, Melvin Brewing & Barley Brown's Brew Pub will all be in the house for a massive 3-WAY IPA event!! Featuring AT LEAST 8 specialty and rare beers on tap! 3 from Fort George, 2 from Melvin, 2 from Barley Brown, and of course, this year’s 3-way IPA collaboration beer. Who knows…maybe even more!!!
Order a taster paddle and try them all! With prize give-a-ways with bonus Tasting Tuesday swag, this is the biggest Tasting Tuesday event EVER!!!
Watch for updates…More to be announced as we get closer!
#TastingTuesday #Tacomabeerweek #Tacomacraftbeer #Brewersnight
Midway through this year's Tacoma Beer Week, Wednesday, the 3rd, brings the following suggestions:
- 5pm "Founding Fathers Night" at The Parkway Tavern
"A rare opportunity to meet and talk to some pioneers of Washington's craft brewing industry. Look for Mike Hale from Hale's Brewery, George Hancock from Maritime Pacific Brewing and our own Jeff Fraychineaud, along with other craft beer gurus. Hey, you might learn something."
- 6pm "Brewery Showcase with Cascade Barrel House" at Pint Defiance
Join us as we celebrate the West Coast’s original “House of Sour” with special bottle releases and Cascade barrel-aged sours on tap. Also, the debut of Cascade Portland Ale!
- 4pm "Brewers Dinner with Pacific Brewing & Malting Co." at The Table
Brewer's dinner at The Table with Pacific Brewing and Malting Co. Five courses designed to pair with beers brewed by PBMC.Menu available all night. Go to www.thetabletacoma.com for menu and pricing details.
- 5pm "Tacoma Beer Week Night 4: Lost Abbey Rarities Night at The Red Hot
Let's put on a bunch of stuff you don't see everyday, and the first imbibers will also get an addition to their glassware cabinet. Check it:
•Angel's Share (brandy barrel)
•Angel's Share (bourbon barrel)
•Cuvee de Tomme
It all goes down at 5pm, and into the night!
- 6pm "Game Night Presented by Olympic Eagle at The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
Tournament of Swiss games like skee ball, shuffleboard, darts, and others. Giveaways to winners with Swiss Olympic closing ceremony that night. Ecliptic Brewing, Fort George Brewing and Pike Brewing company on tap.
- 6pm "National IPA Day" at Pint Defiance
It’s pretty much the best day of the year. We will have hoppy releases on tap from Cloudburst and Block 15! Plus plenty of other surprises.
- 5pm "Cans for a Cause" at The Valley
Drink canned beer for a cause. Bring in a can of food for a raffle ticket. More cans = more tickets. All food will be donated to Tacoma Rescue Mission. Raffles every hour.Featuring:Seven Seas Brewing Co.10 Barrel BrewingHop Valley BrewingSilver City BrewingGreen Flash Brewing Co.Tacoma SourFestEdison City Alehouse, Tacoma WA7 pm - closeEdison City Alehouse will tapping 15 sour beers from near and far! Sour drafts from Cascade, Crooked Stave, E9, Harmon, Holy Mountain, Rodenbach, Petrus, and New Belgium! Official draft list coming soon! Live Jazz with Kareem Kandi, 8 to close. Cheers!
- 5pm "Tacoma Beer Week Night 5: Just Around the Bend Night"
- at The Red Hot
- 6pm "1st Annual South Tacoma Sour Tummy" at the Edison City Alehouse
Edison City Alehouse is very excited to announce our signature event for Tacoma Beer Week! Join us Friday, Aug 5th for our 1st Annual Sour Beer Fest. If you like Sour Beer you wont want to miss this event!
We will have 15 Sour Beers on tap! Featuring the awesome sour and funky beers of Engine House 9, Cascade, Crooked Stave, Holy Mountain, Harmon, Petrus, Rodenbach and any other great sour we can get our hands on.
This event should be one of our best yet! We cant wait!
Taplist details to come. We'll be posting specific beers on this event page as we get closer to the date.
As Tacoma Beer Week coasts to the finish line, come try some tasty offerings from the brewing paradise known as Bend, Oregon! Featuring treats from:
•Crux Fermentation Project
•Cascade Lakes Brewing
•Silver Moon Brewing
•Goodlife Brewing Co.
All your favorite locals breweries in one place to celebrate Tacoma Beer & Tacoma Beer Week. We will also feature the special Tacoma Beer Week Collaboration IPA$20 10 5oz tastes$8 at the door for beer garden and musicAlso Live music from:3 Lil Birds (reggae)Forest Beutel (outlaw country)Cashing in Karma (rock & roll)Breweries present include: Pacific Brewing & Malting, Wingman Brewers,7Seas, Tacoma Brewing Company, Cockrell Hard Cider, Harmon Brewing Company, Narrows Brewing Company, and more...
Food Truck(s) will be onsite.
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-fest-of-destiny-tickets-26488407540.
For additions or changes to this year's Tacoma Beer Week events, visit http://tacomabeerweek.com/.
N.W. Beer Guide