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Saturday, December 12, 2015 will be Black Sun Day in Tacoma. In celebration of our third year anniversary, we will be releasing a limited number of bottles of Black Sun Russian Imperial Stout. The bottles were printed by hand and no two are alike. The stout was aged in JP Trodden bourbon barrels for 18 months. On tap at the event, will be four variations of Black Sun made with coffee, chili, licorice, and cocoa nib. $20/bottle (22 ounce). Admission is free. Guests may purchase a limited edition taster glass which comes with 6 tasting tickets for $20. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1. Special guest beers will also be on tap for the event. The Rolling Crust will be on hand making pizza with their portable wood fired oven.

Black Sun 2015 is a refined Russian Imperial Stout aged in JP Trodden bourbon barrels for over 18 months. The huge size of this beer is belied by a light mouthfeel, low sweetness level, and very little alcohol burn. Flavors of cherry, chocolate, malt, molasses, oak, port wine, on the palate – and of course, tons of bourbon.

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Time: noon to 9pm
Location: Tacoma Brewing taproom, 625 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
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In my eyes, indisposed
In disguises no one knows
Hides the face, lies the snake
The sun in my disgrace
Boiling heat, summer stench
‘Neath the black the sky looks dead
Call my name through the cream
And I’ll hear you scream again

Black hole sun
Won’t you come
And wash away the rain
Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come (Won’t you come)

Tacoma Brewing Company Second Anniversary November 1st, 2-9pm!

Has it been two years already!? We will be celebrating our second anniversary, November 1st, from 2-9pm. A full menu of limited beers will be served, including bourbon barrel aged imperial stout, Anniversary Imperial Stouts of various flavors (licorice, vanilla, coffee), IPAs, and Dr. Alexander’s Hard Ginger Ale! And, as if that weren’t enough, we’ll be having hourly schwag giveaways! As always, Tacoma Brewing is a family friendly brewery. See you here!

Dr. Alexander’s Hard Ginger Ale Bottle Release Party!

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You are invited to join us for the momentous occasion of the first bottling of our popular ginger ale! It took much searching to find a bottle as unique as our ginger ale. To take it a step further, we hand silk screened the bottles ourselves. Yes, we’re THAT crazy.

To mark the event, we will be serving ginger ale cocktails and releasing the first bottling of Dr. Alexander’s Hard Ginger Ale. This limited pre-production batch will be available in the taproom as long as supplies last.

Come dressed as your favorite ginger and get a buck off your first bottle! Tacoma Brewing Mug Club members get an additional buck off their first bottle (it’s not too late to join!).

Friday, September 26th – 5-9pm

The Big Beer Fest at Tacoma Brewing

big beer fest fb bannerIf you were at The Big Beer Fest last year, then you know what this is about. People are still talking about our Cascade Quad and Four Banger! If you happened to miss it, it was a festival of BIG BEERS – nothing under 9%.

This year, we are continuing this great tradition by putting together a list of triple IPAs, quadruple IPAs, barleywines, and big stouts.

Don’t come on an empty stomach! Outside food is welcome – we have menus for Puget Sound Pizza and Maxwell’s Restaurant + Lounge, plus The Rolling Crust pizza guy will be here!

The tap list:
– Matt’s Barleywine
– Citra Kick Barleywine/Triple IPA
– Simcoe Kick Triple IPA
– Noble Barleywine/Triple IPA
– Cascade Quad (quadruple IPA)
– Licorice Stout
– “Wacked” Stout (Orange/chocolate)
– Nitro Vanilla Stout
– Ashen Stout (aged on ash wood)

We were hoping to offer a Triple Bock, but German ales being what they are, it is running a few weeks late. Look for it in the near future! :)

What: The Big Beer Fest at Tacoma Brewing Company
When: Saturday, March 15th, 2-9pm

Tacoma Brewing Company Announces “10% For Tacoma” Program to Benefit Community

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Tacoma Brewing Company is proud to call Tacoma home. Its rich heritage inspires us, and community support sustains us. For this, we return the favor by donating a full 10% of Thursday taproom beer sales to local charities.

Beginning Thursday, March 6th – coinciding with Tacoma Beer Week – and every Thursday through June, the Emergency Food Network will be the featured organization in the “10% For Tacoma” program. Then, starting in July, a new non-profit partner will be selected on a quarterly basis.

This commitment allows Tacoma Brewing Co. to elevate the financial assistance we can provide to local nonprofits that support us by making Tacoma a better place to live.

Besides the cash donations raised through the “10% For Tacoma” program, Tacoma Brewing Co. also donates beer to many non-profit organizations’ fundraising efforts and provides merchandise for charity auctions on an ongoing basis. “Beer is fun and gets people in the giving mood,” says Morgan Alexander, Tacoma Brewing Co. owner, “and we’re glad to participate knowing that our beer can help the success of community organizations.”

Spaces are still available for the Tacoma Brewing Co. “10% For Tacoma” program. Organizations must be a tax-designated charity or registered non-profit.

“10% For Tacoma” tap nights at Tacoma Brewing Co.

Every Thursday, starting March 6th.

About Tacoma Brewing Co.
Tacoma Brewing Co. is an owner-operated microbrewery located in the Triangle District in the heart of downtown Tacoma at 625 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402. Founded in 2012, Tacoma Brewing Co. specializes in big-flavored IPAs, unique beers, and is the first brewery in the US to produce a hard ginger ale since Prohibition.

Tacoma Brewing Wood Aged Beer Fest

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The response to our bourbon oaked stout has been so overwhelming, we thought that you might like to taste some other woods :)

Join us for the first annual Tacoma Brewing Wood Aged Beer Fest as we serve up stouts, IPAs, and other ales aged on different varieties of woods including oak, birch, sugar maple, ash, and others!

The following is a preliminary list with more beers still being created:
– Spanish Cedar Aged Rye IPA
– Birch Aged Rye IPA
– Sugar Maple Aged Rye IPA
– Oaked Rye IPA
– Birch Aged Pilsner Style Ale
– Rum Oaked Imperial Stout
– Bourbon Oaked Imperial Stout
– Cherry Wood Imperial Stout
– Smoked Birch Imperial Stout
– Smoked Ash Imperial Stout
– Sarsaparilla Brown Ale

Check the Facebook event page for updates.

Tacoma Brewing Tap Room
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 2-10pm

See you there!

Tacoma Brewing New Year’s Eve Tap Takeover at Puget Sound Pizza

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Join Tacoma Brewing on New Year’s eve as we take over the taps at Puget Sound Pizza! We’ll also be giving away t-shirts and growlers! The featured beers of the evening are: Aristotle’s Golden Mean IPA, Citra Pale, Belma IPA #3, Infinity IPA, and The Duchess Vanilla Stout.

Puget Sound Pizza is located around the corner from Tacoma Brewing at:
317 S 7th St, Tacoma, Washington 98402

The fun starts at 5pm – see you there!


GINGERFEST! Saturday, December 21st, 5-9pm


No matter which Ginger is your favorite, we’ll have something for you at Gingerfest! For the first time ever, we’ll be featuring three of our house-made hard ginger ales on tap at the same time – Ginger Light, Golden Ginger, and Big & Spicy Ginger! To show what these gingers can do, we’re creating a bunch of tasty ginger ale cocktails just for this special event!

PLUS! Come dressed as your favorite ginger and get $1 off your first drink!

Come see what ginger can do for you.

Prizes given for best ginger and other random feats.

Date: Saturday, December 21st
Time: 5-9pm

Tacoma Brewing One Year Anniversary – Saturday November 9th!

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It was just about a year ago that we poured our first beer. Milestones since then include taking part in The Big Beer Fest and the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, kegging and distributing our beer, expanding taproom hours, and of course meeting tons of awesome people!

In celebration, we are putting together an evening of special beers, food vendors, live music, and giveaways! And possibly some of Kenna’s awesome beer cupcakes made with our own Bourbon Stout!

We look forward to seeing you!

Event Date: Saturday, November 9 – 5-9pm