Category Archives: Updates

Tacoma Brewing 6th Anniversary Celebration November 3rd!

How can it be 6 years already!?

Stop by Saturday, November 3rd, 12-9pm as we tap some special beers made just for this special event. Some of the beers include Imperial Red Ale, Imperial Stout, and a Dark Belgian Strong all aged in Chambers Bay Distilling Bourbon barrels! Boss Mama’s Kitchen food truck will be serving food from 3-8pm. See you here!

Mad Hat Tea Beer Fest at Tacoma Brewing, June 30th

Tacoma Brewing and Mad Hat Tea are getting together to produce a line-up of cold and refreshing tea and herb infused beers. Among the featured flavors will be: Ginger Peach Apricot Pale Ale, Raspberry Rooibos Red Ale, Coconut Oolong Imperial Stout, and Tobin Palmer – a pale ale made with premium select black tea and lemon juice. There is no admission and the event is family friendly. Europa Pizzarium food truck will be on hand making delicious wood fired pizza.

Mad Hat Tea Beer Fest at Tacoma Brewing
Saturday, June 30th, 2-9pm
1116 Court E, Tacoma, WA 98402


Tacoma Brewing 5th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, November 4th!

Happy Birthday To Us!

Join us Saturday, November 4th as we celebrate our 5th Anniversary! We’ll be serving special beers including an anniversary Imperial Stout, Anniversary Triple IPA, and our 2015 Black Sun Bourbon Stout – along with other tasty treats like Dr. Alexander’s Hard Ginger Ale and our Classic Ginger Ale Cocktail. On hand will be Rolling Crust making wood fired pizza! The fun starts at 2pm and goes til 9pm – or possibly later!



At long last – we have moved! Come check out our new digs while partaking in some cold liquid refreshments! We’ll have special grand opening beers on tap like our Penalty Kick Triple IPA, special edition Imperial Stout variations. Plus our Dr. Alexander’s Hard Ginger Ale! Plus others to be announced! Plus a wood fired pizza! As always, this is a family friendly event.
1116 Court E, Tacoma, WA 98402 (in alley between Fawcett and Tacoma Ave at South 11th – just 4 blocks from our old spot)
Saturday, July 15th, 2-9pm

Tacoma Brewing Final Days on St. Helens Ave!

Stop by and say “hi!” this Friday (April 14th) and Saturday (April 15th) as we close up our St. Helens Ave
location! We have partial kegs of Broken Window IPA and Black Cat Coffee Stout
and when they’re gone – the taproom closes! Friday hours are 4:20-9pm and if
there’s beer left, we’ll be open Saturday until it’s gone.

Don’t fret though, our new location at 1116 Court E, Tacoma, WA 98402 is
scheduled to open Saturday, May 6th for a soft open.

Thank you for your support!

Help us go BIG!

We are in the final days of a Community Sourced Capital fundraising campaign to help us move into a larger location and get bigger equipment! We’ll have more on the big move later. Unlike Kickstarter, when you contribute to us via Community Sourced Capital, you are making a loan. In other words, you get your money back.

What do we need the money for? For the past 3 years, we have hobbled together a brewery using a little ingenuity, resourcefulness, and sheer brute force. Well, that can only get you so far. We are at the point where we need to go big or go home. We have gone from doing 5 and 10 gallon batches to doing 60 gallon batches. In order to get to the next level, we need to do 465 gallon batches – a 15 barrel system. These systems cans cost $200-$300K. Not cheap. But they are made out of beautiful stainless steel!

So, we are gathering all the resources we can pull together and hope that you can help out. The money that we put together will then be taken to our bank to be used as leverage for getting a Small Business Administration loan. Next, our funds and the SBA loan together will be leveraged for a special loan offered through the City of Tacoma for businesses just like ours.

It’s a big dream, but we’re not doing small things.

Please help us out by sharing our Community Sourced Capital fundraising page with your friends and if you are able to, make a small contribution to our campaign. The loans start out at $50 and go to $1,000. If you would like to make a loan larger than $1,000, please contact me directly.

Thank you for your support!




black sun banner

Below is s the starting tap list for the event:
– Black Sun Bourbon Stout

– Black Sun Licorice
– Black Sun Chocolate
– Black Sun Coffee
– Black Sun Chili
– Penalty Kick Triple IPA
– Cigar Box IPA
– Dr. Alexander’s Hard Ginger Ale

Guest Taps:
– Narrows Barrel Aged Old Ale
– E9 Holy Diver (Cabernet Barrel Aged Belgian Dark Strong)
– Cockrell Winter Cider

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)