For proof that South Sound beer tastes have grown much more sophisticated than a tall boy of PBR, look to the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival Saturday on the Thea Foss Waterway. Serving at the event will be some of the most highfalutin beer the Northwest has to offer – but don’t call a brewer highfalutin. That’s just impolite.
South Sound brewers comprise a healthy block of about a dozen out of 57 breweries that will pour at the fourth annual festival. Attendees pay $30 at the door for a commemorative glass and 10 tasting tokens (designated drivers are not included in the fee, so plan accordingly). The event is set up roam-around style where attendees pick and choose which beers to sample from 57 booths outfitted with multiple taps – a format much like the Washington Brewers Festival. Saturday’s event is a fundraiser for the Tacoma Historical Society.
I checked in with South Sound brewers to see what they’ll have on tap this Saturday. Today, I’ll tell you what 7 Seas, Duo and Harmon are tapping. Watch for tap lists from Wingman, Puyallup River Brewing and Engine House No 9 on Thursday. Read more »