Tacoma Beer Week and the Brews & Blues Festival
July 15, 2015 - 9:39 AM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
Tacoma Beer Week kicks off on Sunday, August 2nd and culminates with Brew Five Three: Tacoma's Brews & Blues Festival on Saturday, August 8th. Local venues and breweries will host special events all week long. Calendar below.
Celebrate at The Red Hot, Pint Defiance, Parkway Tavern, Odd Otter Brewing and other Tacoma beer destinations all week and then hit the streets of T-town for the big festival on Saturday. Brew Five Three is an all-day celebration of beer and music on the streets of downtown Tacoma. This 21+ event not only features beer from some of the area's best breweries, but also music from some world-class blues musicians.
Tacoma Beer Week: Seven Days of Local Events
Celebrate Tacoma's Craft Beer Community
Brew Five Three Community Partners:
The Red Hot, Immanuel Presbyterian Church Blues Vespers
Brew Five Three Sponsors: Navy Federal Credit Union, Lucky Eagle Casino, The Beer Essentials, Downtown on the Go
Tacoma, Wash.- Tacoma Beer Week kicks off on Sunday, August 2 and continues with seven days of festive events at local pubs, taprooms, and breweries, celebrating Tacoma's craft beer community. Tacoma Beer Week will culminate on Saturday, August 8 with the third annual Brew Five Three: Tacoma's Beer & Blues Festival, a 21+ block party on Broadway with live music, food trucks, and 35+ Washington State breweries.
Tacoma Beer Week's tentative schedule is as follows; for more details and complete, up-to-date information, visit TacomaBeerWeek.com.
Sunday, Aug. 2 at 6:00 p.m.
The Red Hot
Tacoma Beer Week Opening Ceremony
Featuring four kegs of Engine House No. 9's Ferme Agrume Fruit Farmhouse series! The Master of Ceremonies for Tacoma Beer Week will be announced.
Monday, Aug. 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Narrows Brewing Company
Giant Jenga Tournament!
Beer of Fortune
Brewers from Narrows Brewing and Northwest Brewing Co. will play Beer of Fortune, and patrons will win!
Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 6:00 p.m.
Pacific Brewing & Malting Co
Pin the beer on the brewer! Featuring two one-night-only beer releases.
Edison City Alehouse (formerly Tacoma World Beers)
Hollywood Squares: Brewer Edition
Featuring Odd Otter, Wingman Brewing, and Tacoma Brewing Co.! Two brewers from each brewery are the celebrities in the Brewer's Edition of Hollywood Squares.
The Red Hot
Ballast Point Brewing night
Featuring five styles of Sculpin IPA.
Wednesday, Aug. 5, various times
Harmon Tap Room
All-Tacoma IPA Invitational Championship
Many IPAs will enter; only one will win. The champion of this blind tasting will receive bragging rights for years to come!
The Copper Door
Featuring beers from this year's Three Way Collaboration: Fort George Brewing, Pfriem Family Brewers, and Georgetown Brewing.
Thursday, Aug. 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Red X Release
Brewed with the pilots of BRAVO 1-214th GSAB who fly Chinook aircraft out of JBLM.
A celebration of breweries not quite inside the city limits, featuring 7 Seas Brewing, M.T. Head Brewing, and Rainy Daze Brewing.
Battle of the Gorge
It's Washington vs. Oregon in this head-to-head blind tasting. Featuring Backwoods Brewing (Carson, WA), Everybody's Brewing (White Salmon, WA), Double Mountain Brewing and Pfriem Family Brewers (both of Hood River, OR).
Friday, Aug. 7 at 6:00 p.m.
The Copper Door
The Match Game
Featuring Pacific Brewing & Malting and Powerhouse Pub & Brewery, patrons and brewers will work together in this homage to the popular game show.
Odd Otter Brewing
Special IPA release.
Sling Load Pils Release
Ten percent of weekend taproom proceeds will be donated to BRAVO 1-214th GSAB's Family Relations Group at JBLM.
Saturday, Aug. 8, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
Brew Five Three: Tacoma's Beer & Blues Festival
Brew Five Three is a 21+ block party on Broadway between 9th & 11th featuring 35+ Washington State brewers and cider makers, live blues music, and food trucks. Tacoma Beer Week's Master of Ceremonies will present a People's Choice Award to the brewer with the most popular selection during the closing ceremonies.
Brew Five Three is a 21+ event; valid photo ID required for entry; no exceptions. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver's license or passport) will result in denial of entry without refund. Brew Five Three will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, tents will be constructed and the festival will move under cover. Well-behaved dogs on leash are permitted.
Tickets are $25 through August 1, and are $30 the week of the festival. Full-price tickets include six tasting tokens and a souvenir pint glass. Members of the military may purchase a $25 ticket without expiry. Designated drivers tickets are $10 and do not include a glass or tokens. To purchase tickets call the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894, toll-free 1.800.291.7593, visit in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma's Theater District or online at www.BroadwayCenter.org, or visit The Red Hot, The Beer Essentials, or Immanuel Presbyterian Church.