The City of Tacoma’s beer scene is one of the best in Washington State. From inventive new micro-breweries to decades-old institutions, the city’s selection of breweries will satisfy even the most discerning tastes.
If you’re looking for fun things to do in Tacoma for adults, fear not the dad bod – a beer crawl is just the thing you need. Put these six awesome Tacoma breweries in your list of places to visit:
- E9 Brewing Co. & Taproom
2506 Fawcett Avenue
E9 Brewing Co. & Taproom is Tacoma’s first-ever craft brewery. Established in 1995, this brewery offers four signature beers and over 25 beers on tap. Their award-winning farmhouse sour and Brett-driven beers have won the hearts of critics, locals, and tourists from all over the country. Some of their most notable beers include Golden Berry Wild, Don of Time, and the Wild Tacoma series.
Using old and new world techniques, they bring out the true essence of each beer so you can have the best craft brew experience. Their innovation has been recognized by the Washington Beer Awards as the Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year for three years in a row.
- Pint Defiance
2049 Mildred Street West
Pint Defiance has made its mark in the Tacoma beer scene with its wide array of craft and specialty brews. With 10 beers on tap and 16 coolers filled with craft beer bottles and cans, this specialty brewery is the perfect place to go for a cold one with friends after a long day. They have hard-to-find craft brews on hand for enjoying within the premises or for taking home in a growler.
Their regularly rotating selection of taps and bottles is meticulously curated so you’re sure to get some interesting finds. You can even follow them on Twitter for updates to their beer list. Ask their knowledgeable staff for a recommendation – they won’t steer you wrong.
- Narrows Brewing Company
9007 South 19th Street
Narrows Brewing Company provides a truly unique taproom experience. Their main taps include Long Division Hazy IPA, Giant Pacific Octopus IPA, and Galloping Gertie Golden. In addition to their craft beers, their rotating taps include cider and wine options. There are also weekly events to watch out for here like Beer Lab Mondays and One-Off Pilot Batch Wednesdays.
Enjoy a lovely mug of ice-cold beer as you take in the scenic views of Puget Sound in their Narrows Marina taproom. Or have fun with friends during the brewery’s trivia nights. You can opt to come over by boat where boat slips are found at the venue’s free guest docks.
- Parkway Tavern
313 North I Street
The Parkway Tavern has been voted Washington’s Great American Beer Bar by CraftBeer.com in 2016 – and for good reason. Beer enthusiasts of any persuasion will definitely find something they’ll love here. Their selection of 33 different draft handles ranges from local selections to regional domestic crafts brews. They keep their beer list fresh filling their lineup with various styles and innovative flavor profiles.
Alongside their mainstream selection, the Parkway Tavern also offers two nitro taps and two to three cider taps. The hardcore beer traditionalists, on the other hand, will love the “cask engine” tap pouring room temperature beer without added carbonation.
- Odd Otter Brewing Company
716 Pacific Avenue
One of the newest breweries in town, Odd Otter Brewing Company is quickly making a name for itself as an up-and-coming craft beer haven. In fact, their Ottzel Quatzel Pale Ale has already won gold at the Washington Beer Awards.
This seven-barrel brewhouse’s barrel-aged program creates exceptional beers with unique flavor profiles like the Kentucky River Otter and Kentucky Common Ale. For great seasonal blends, they have the Blind Otter series that produces inventive products like the Bacchus Blonde Ale aged in a Pinot Noir cask which gives it a unique purple hue.
- Wingman Brewers
17825 Northeast 65 Street, Richmond
Wingman Brewers has been around for years and has created a huge impact on the local microbrewery scene. Their rich and full-flavored beers like their Ace IPA and P-51 Porter have put them on the map.
Their selection includes several flavored IPA and Porters. They also have an array of rotating guest taps and ciders to keep everything fresh. Strong, spirited, and full-flavored are common traits found throughout most of their beers.
In addition to producing great beers, Wingman Brewers also gives back to the community. A portion of all their sales goes to charities all over the city.
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