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Beer guide: Tacoma Craft Beer Festival increases footprint and taps, here’s a guide to navigate it

FIRKINS BEERNow in its fifth year, the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival has increased its footprint so much, it not only rivals the state’s biggest beer festival, but it’s also had to relocate to a much bigger venue.

The beer festival featuring 75 breweries will be noon-9 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7 at Cheney Stadium.

Tacoma beer fest in the past has attracted between 3,000-4,000 beer drinkers to its waterfront venue. Organizers expect to double the crowd this year, which also is why they’ve added 20 more breweries than last year. Each brewery will serve multiple beers. Read more »


Big beers: Barrel aged, high octane, flavored with weirdish ingredients – check out what’s on tap at Tacoma’s winter beer festival

Don’t put it past craft brewers to do weird things to beer, given the invitation. Tacoma’s first winter Big Beer Festival Saturday is all about big flavors, although a first glance at the pour list shows nothing sounds as weird as what you’ll find at Port Townsend Strange Brewfest.

More than 60 beers will be poured by 20 brewers Saturday on the Foss Waterway. That is, if you got tickets – they’re in short supply. Organizers reported this morning that first session door tickets have sold out. However, you might be in luck if you can get yourself – like right now – to an outlet that still has tickets. You should check here and here for a list of outlets selling tickets. The Big Beer Festival has two sessions – noon-4 p.m. and 4:30-8:30 p.m. Admission comes with a tasting glass and tokens for six tastes. Nine South Sound brewers will pour – 7 Seas, Dicks, Duo, Engine House No. 9, Harmon, M.T. Head, Silver City, Tacoma Brewing and Wingman. Also pouring are regional and national craft brewers (see the list below).

Take note: Among the big flavors at the festival will be some interesting Washington distillery collaborations with South Sound brewers. Read more »


Organizers announce brew lineup for February beer festival in Tacoma

Organizers announced the lineup of brewers who will pour at the Big Beer Festival, held Feb. 16 in Tacoma. The Big Beer Festival is named after the big flavored brews that will be on the tap list. The festival is from the same people who throw the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival every summer.
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Brix 25 and 7 Seas team up to create sudsy dinner, new winter brew festival announced

Thad Lyman’s prowess with cooking meat is legendary. Mike Runion’s skill with hops is equally legendary. Together they make a mighty fine super brewhero team. Lyman, owner/chef of Brix 25, and Runion, owner/brewer of 7 Seas Brewing, will combine their superpowers the day after Thanksgiving for their third annual beer pairing dinner. On the menu will be four courses paired with beers – check out the menu below. If you want to go, buy tickets soon. They sell out every year. Read more »


Tacoma Craft Beer Festival: 57 brewers in one park and all the hops you can stand

The fourth Tacoma Craft Beer Festival will be Saturday on the Foss Waterway. Of 57 breweries expected to tap at the event, most are Northwest based and a dozen are South Sound brewers. We’ve got a list of beers that will be served and other information you need to know before you head to the festival.


Tacoma Craft Beer Festival: Tap lists from Wingman, E9 and Puyallup River

The Tacoma Craft Beer Festival is this Saturday on the Foss Waterway – local brewers will be pouring. News Tribune file photo

Several South Sound brewers will debut new beers this Saturday at the fourth annual Tacoma Craft Beer Festival.

Tacoma’s Engine House No. 9 will have a barrel blend that E9 brewer Shane Johns described as “made up of three beers aged in a Woodinville whiskey barrel.” Wingman Brewers, also of Tacoma, will debut its new Single Hop Sauvin IPA.

South Sound brewers comprise a healthy block of about a dozen out of 57 breweries that will pour Saturday at the festival that takes place on the Foss Waterway.

Attendees pay $30 at the door for a commemorative glass and 10 tasting tokens. The event is set up roam-around style where attendees pick and choose which beers to sample from 57 booths outfitted with multiple taps. Saturday’s event raises funds for the Tacoma Historical Society. Discounts are available for designated drivers and for retired and active military members.

I checked in with South Sound brewers to see what they’ll tap. Tuesday, I told you what 7 Seas, Duo and Harmon are tapping. Today, I’ll share the tap lists of Wingman, Puyallup River Brewing and Engine House No 9. Check back tomorrow for an interview with Justin Johnson, the beer aficionado who booked this year’s brewers. Read more »


Firkin Friday: the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival starts today. You know what pairs well with beer? Greek.

Entertainment reporter Ernest A. Jasmin gave the lowdown today on the second annual Tacoma Craft Beer festival, which starts at 5 p.m. today and continues tomorrow at the Foss Waterway Seaport. Click here to read the whole story. Here’s your appetizer: the 48th annual Greek Festival at the St. Nicholas Church. Read details of the Greek festival here.


Beer city: Tacoma Craft Beer Festival this weekend, and Harmon Brewery celebrates 14 years of brewing

It’s October later this week and that can only mean one thing in Tacoma: Delicious beer must be consumed.

The second annual Tacoma Craft Beer Festival is this weekend, Friday and Saturday at the Foss Waterway Seaport. News Tribune entertainment writer Ernest Jasmin will have a story about the festival in this Friday’s GO section, but click “more” to see preview details now.

Also, Harmon Brewery celebrates 14 years of brewing this week. They’ll have a Brewmaster’s Dinner Thursday and other events all week. Click “more” for details Read more »