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Tag: Amocat Cafe


Tacoma’s newest microbrewery could fit in a closet

Morgan Alexander’s brewery is so small, he calls it a sub-microbrewery. He operates a quarter barrel system out of his coffee cafe, Amocat, which aptly spells Tacoma if you flip the letters. Visitors to Tacoma Brewing Co. will find new kegs tapped every Friday night. Like the coffee he brews by day, the craft beer Alexander creates is an extension of his self-described foodie side – most everything he brews is with good grub in mind.

Alexander’s love of brew bloomed after he industriously figured out that it’s cheaper to make beer than buy it – something he discovered in – a-hem – high school. Stadium High School, to be exact. Alexander is a 1986 graduate. He grew up in the neighborhood near Frisko Freeze. I don’t know if anyone can get more Tacoma than this – Alexander delivered newspapers as a kid to the drive-in and Frisko Freeze paid him in money and ice cream. True Tacoma story, right there. Read more »


Tastings: Belgian beer at The Red Hot Tacoma, Cidery tastes at 208 Garfield, Beer tapping at Tacoma’s newest brewery

When it rains, it pours. Or, more accurately, several bars and restaurants are pouring different styles of adult beverages today and tomorrow. Amocat Cafe’s Morgan Alexander is getting his brand new brewery Tacoma Brewing Co. off the ground with a tapping at his St. Helens neighborhood cafe. In other beverage happenings, 208 Garfield in Parkland has a cidery tasting and The Red Hot – Tacoma’s favorite emporium for craft beer and hot dogs – will have a Belgian fest tonight with its Coast to Coast Belgium beer tasting. Read on. Read more »


Restaurant roundup: Coming soon, new menus, other restaurant tidbits

From my reporter’s notebook, some odds and ends. Click “more” to read updates about the opening date for The Harmon Taproom, a new café called Amocat (read that backwards) opening on St. Helens, a link to the new Masa menu and an update on the makeover at Capers in Proctor. Also, news on a new Gig Harbor café and a tidbit I learned about the possible reopening of East & West Cafe on Tacoma Mall Boulevard. Read more »