Friday, August 31, 2012

TCBF - Who's Coming?

Check out the brewery list for tomorrow's Tacoma Craft Beer Festival on Foss Waterway! There are some very exciting line items on the listola below and my mouth hole is watering in anticipation...

1. Full Sail Brewing
2. Silver City Brewing
3. Odin Brewing Co
4. Snoqualmie Fall Brewing
5. Wingman Brewers
6. Ninkasi Brewing Company
7. Hopworks Brewing
8. M. T. Head Brewing Co.
9. Mac & Jack's
10. Maui Brewing Co
11. Alaskan Brewing
12. Deschutes Brewery
13. Stone Brewing Co
14. Unibroue Brewery
15. DUO Brewing
16. Everybody's Brewing
17. Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
18. Tieton Cider Works
19. Harmon Brewing Co.
20. Airways Brewing Company
21. American Brewing Company
22. Dicks Brewing Co.
23. Pyramid Breweries
24. Ayinger
25. Fish Brewing Company
26. Iron Horse Brewery
27. Schooner Exact Brewing Co.
28. Two Beers Brewing Co.
29. Pike Brewing Company
30. Georgetown Brewing
31. Chuckanut Brewing
32. E9
33. Double Mountain Brewing
34. 7 Seas Brewing
35. Avery Brewing
36. Port Townsend Brewing
37. Lazy Boy
38. New Belgium
39. Powerhouse
40. Firestone Walker
41. Hales
42. Kona
43. Widmer
44. Redhook
45. Alpine
46. Bear Republic
47. Dogfish
48. Ommegang
49. Flyers
50. North Coast
51. Northwest
52. Port/Lost Abbey
53. Scuttlebutt
54. Hillards
55. Puyallup River
56. Great Divide
57. Belukus

Can't wait to enjoy the sunny weather with a crap ton of awesome Tacoma (& other) people doing what we do best, imbibe craft beer deliciousness!

Check out the TCBF site for all the info on where, when, how, (there is no why, there is only DO), what, etc. And if you have some idle time for reading about the awesomeness that is TCBF, check out the Tacoma Weekly Article from last week.  I totally dig their photo selection!

Cheers & see ya tomorrow!!!
the pissed liBEERian

We ARE!!!!

 Photo and additional excitement over TCBF being tomorrow provided by The Real MGD

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tacoma Craft Beer Fest - Are you ready?

A pictorial recap of...
Tacoma Craft Beer Fest

They came in long buses, taxis and cars.
They came from their homes, the shopping mall, bars!

They came alone and in groups, to have a wee taste.
They came in great haste; all to taste, taste, taste, TASTE!

For TCBF offered the loveliest of times!
Afterall, it inspired MGD to bust out some rhymes.

PL Disclaimer: Pictorial commentary below provided by the Real MGD...

 Seven Seas brought their Rude Parrot once again, often seen at TCBF garnished with a hop flower! Mike also brought temp tats, which you know the PL can't resist.

As you can tell from the photos, the weather was superb. If Sean Jackson's (Engine House #9) smile is a factor, it'll be sunny and warm again this year.
TRH's Chris Miller seemed to be having a grand time also!
The PL always seems to end up sailing the Schooner Exact, hmmm...
TCBF Co-organizer Roxi and the PL make a Kenny Zee Beerman sammy
The Park Way Tavern plied their wares (and more temporary tats!) as an event sponsor
Beer Bloggers Union meeting, with guest speaker Mike Runion

With plenty of grass to sit on and space to cavort, the location was a big improvement over 2010. TCBF 2012 is in the same location
The day ended too soon for most festival-goers, most likely due to an underestimation of Tacoma's ability to drink lots of craft beer!
But the party continued for Colin and other hard core hopheads at our home-away-from-home!


You can see with your eyes,
all the fun had last year.

From beginning to end,
folks were full of good cheer!

Won't you join us again
for some fun, sun and beer?

Beer, beer, beer, BEER!

 Round 4 of the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival will surely not disappoint so ya best come on down and join the festivities! 
More info can be found below and at

Tacoma Craft Beer Fest
Saturday, September the 1st, 2012
11am to 8pm
50+ Craft Breweries
At the 21st Street Park on the Foss Waterway
2101 Dock Street, Tacoma WA 98402
21+ only
$25 pre-sale online July 15th, 2012
$30 at the door
$10 Active Duty Military discount at the door only
5.5 oz commemorative taster glass + 10 tasting tokens
Additional 5.5 oz pours: $1.50
Great Food
Live Entertainment

All profits benefiting Tacoma Historical Society. This event is being held to bring together those that are passionate about craft beer, and to further build community while promoting this amazing beverage in the South Sound. Please hop on board for our 4th year! This event will surely be one to look forward to annually.
  Last year ticket sales shut down at 4:30pm due to the availability of beer on hand. This year, we're increasing our brewers from 41 to over 50, but plan ahead and buy your tickets online!

See ya there kids!
Stay tuned of a beer list of what's pouring at the upcoming fest!
the pissed liBEERian

Photos and random commentary courtesy of The Real MGD because he's kind of a big deal.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy 5th Anniversary to World Beers of Tacoma!

Happiest of Anniversaries to one of my favorite places in Tacoma: World Beers of Tacoma. They've been selling an eclectic mix of brews for 5 years now and their happy little shop has gone through many changes in the short time that I've known and loved them.

During the last year they went full into the beery goodness by putting the cigar portion of their operation in a different facility, installed several taps so they could start serving pints and filling growlers, host weekly tasting nights, and now there is even a beer garden! Oh and there is pinball. It's basically went from being great to holy effing magical.

They've put together a beer lineup for their 5th Anniversary that would be sure to give anyone some relevant wood. (Don't be sick, click on the link to see the correlation.) Hope to see all of Tacoma come out to join in on the festivities this weekend!  Bring growlers. Come early. Stay late.

Friday July 13th – Pike Brewing Tasting Night kicks it off at 5:00 with great beers and prizes galore.

Saturday July 14th – This is the day you don’t want to miss. Free Food, Live Music, More prizes and giveaways, a Beer Trivia Contest, Beer Floats, and a taplist that includes Two Beers Brewing, Schooner Exact, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Double Mountain, Boneyard, Southern Tier and Deschutes.

Sunday July 15th - Probably worth stopping by to see what the masses didn't fully demolish with their mouth holes, just sayin'.

Cheers to World Beers!
the pissed liBEERian

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Washington Brewers Festival 2012 Beer Listholio

This weekend (Friday, June 15th through Sunday, June 17th) is Washington Brewers Festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. Rain or shine, fun will surely be had and delicious craft beer will most definitely enjoyed. You don't want to miss it!

Here is a recap from our 2011 Brewers Festival experience, for your reading pleasure.

For all the info on times, tickets, and other such junk you can hit up the Washington Beer Commission site.

Below you will find my Picks of Beer Awesomeness for the Washing Brewers Festival coming up this weekend. For a complete list of beers being served up this weekend, click here.

* = Beer poured on Friday only (if you go on Friday, I highly suggest getting there early)
S = Beer poured on Sat/Sun only
! = Beer I will probably end up drinking based solely on its name

192 Brewing
Granny’s Apple Ale

7 Seas Brewing
Rude Parrot IPA (So excited that this will be pouring, one of my fave 7Seas brews!)

Airways Brewing (S)
Ol’ Wooden Hag IPA
Coconut Cream Ale (!)
Rotating Cask

American Brewing
Piper’s Scotch Ale

Anacortes Brewery
Cask IPA*

Barhop Brewing
PA 7
Predecessor ESB
Six Confessions Scotch Ale
Red Neck Logger

Big Al Brewing
5 Star Chile IPA (If this was MGD's blog he would triple bold and highlight this one)
Rat City Blonde
Brewer’s Select (By 'Brewer's Select' I hope they mean one of their sours...)

Big Time Brewery
Icculus Pale Ale
Homegrown IPA

Black Raven Brewing
Pina Colada IPA
Kitty Kat Blues*

Brickyard Brewing
Brickyard IPA
Masonary Stout

Diamond Knot Brewing
Possession Porter*

Dick’s Brewing (S)
Working Man’s Brown

Dirty Bucket Brewing
XXX-Tra Filthy IPA (!) (Extra filthy, just how I like it)
Full Nelson Black Ale*

E9 Brewery (S)
Dry- Hop Tacoma Brew
Golden Berry Hefe
Rowdy & Dick amber

Elliott Bay Brewing (S)
Organic Coffee Stout
Aussie Double IPA
Three Tree Imperial Porter

Elysian Brewing
Ruin: Rosemary Agave IPA
Great Pumpkin
Zephyrus Pilsner Cask

Fish Brewing  (S)
Swordfish Cascadian Dark Ale
Leavenworth Blackbird Island Hopfenweizen

Flyers Restaurant and Brewery
Mile High Summer Rye
Pacemaker Porter
Barnstormer Brown Ale
Jet Fuel Coffee Porter*

Foggy Noggin Brewing
Chief Lightfoot (Saturday Only)
Little Chief (Sunday Only)
Big Chief (Imperial Irish Red)

Fremont Brewing
Kentuck Dark Star*

Gallaghers Where U Brew
White Knuckle IPA
Blonde in the Back

Georgetown Brewing
Craigalicious Black Lager*
Johnny Utah Session IPA (S) (!!!!!!)

Hale’s Ales Brewery and Pub
Wit (Chardonnay Barrel Aged)

Harmon Brewing (S)
Expedition Amber

Hood Canal Brewery
Big Beer Oatmeal

Issaquah Brewhouse
Frog in the Rye IPA
Rogue Chocolate Stout on Cask*

Kona Brewing (S)
Wailua Wheat (Scored a Kona beach towel last year through my powerful powers of persuasion, can't wait to see them again!)

Kulshan Brewing (S)
Bastard Kat
Good ol’ Boy Pale

Lantern Brewing
Sour Pale

North Sound Brewing
Bitter Rain
Oaked Hazelnut Goosetown Brown

Northern Lights Brewing
Solar Winds
Blue Berry Creme Ale

NW Peaks Brewery (S)
Redoubt Red
Black Blonde

Odin Brewing
Odin’s Gift- Juniper Amber Ale
Thor’s Limited Release

Paradise Creek Brewery
Dirty Blonde (!)
Paradise Hoe (!)
Hopocalypse Cascadian Black IPA*

Pike Brewing
Pike Space Needle Golden Anniversary IPA

Port Townsend Brewing
Peeping  Peater Scotch Ale (!)

Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Cask Peachy Keen Pale Ale

Riverport Brewing
Bullseye P.A.
5/5 Pepper Beer

Schooner Exact Brewing
Seamstress Union Raspberry Wheat (Don't even get me started...)
West Point Pale Ale
Latona 25th Anniversary*
Raspberry Sour Brown (Sunday only.. 1/6 bbl)

Silver City Brewery
Ziggy Zoggy
Whoop Pass Double IPA*

Skookum Brewery

Snipes Mt. Brewery
Quinceanera* (We were on a blending panel at Snipes to help create this beer in the Spring, we might be helping pour it so come say hello!)

Trade Route Brewing
Midnight Ale
Beach Blonde
Ginger Pale Ale*

Twelve Bar Brews (S)
Wicked Riff
Turnaround Red

Twelve String Brewing
G-String Blonde (!)
C#7#5 IPA
Drop D Stout*

Two Beers Brewing
Mango and Orange Infused Evo. IPA
Ginger and LiMe Infused Panorama Wheat
Cask Evo. IPA*

Widmer Brothers Brewing
Marionberry Hibiscus Gose

Wingman Brewers
Pomegranate P-51 Porter
Peanut Butter Coconut Porter*

the pissed liBEERian 

Micah Sims of Big Al, Chad Roberts of Snipes and me enjoying ourselves at the 2011 Brewers Fest

Thursday, April 26, 2012

May Craft Beer Events

May Craft Beer Events & Going Ons
in and around Tacoma
(including related events outside of Tacoma that I think are rad and/or will be attending personally)

Thursday 3rd - Give Blood Get Beer @ Great American Casino (Lakewood) Cascade Regional Blood Services brings a bloodmobile to the sponsoring business for a Pint-for-Pint blood drive around lunch time or early afternoon. All registered donors receive a prepaid coupon for a pint of beer that can be redeemed beginning the day following the drive.

Tuesday 8th - Science Cafe @ The Swiss Pub (Tacoma, 6:30p) 'Preserving Asia's Wild Cats' is the topic of this month's Science Cafe, put on by the PacSci Center and KCTS9. Come to the Swiss Pub to participate in a discussion about the following: Clouded leopards, fishing cats, bay cats, and more: Southeast Asia's wild cats are beautiful and fascinating, yet poorly understood. At the May Tacoma Science Cafe, join Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium zoologist Karen Povey to explore the challenges of studying these elusive cats in the wild and learn how our actions can impact the survival of rare species half a world away. You can learn about more Science Cafes by checking out their schedule of talks also taking place in Kirkland and Seattle.

Thurs. 10th thru Sun. 20th - Seattle Beer Week 2012 (All over Seattle!) An insane amount of craft beer awesome events are happening for Seattle Beer Week this month, no one person can possibly do them all! Might be a challenge tho... so get out there and try your darndest.

Thurs. 5/10 Cask-O-Rama Pt.1 (BPP)
Fri. 5/11 Back in Black Stout Fest (Brouwer's Cafe) & Cask-O-Rama Pt.2 (BPP)
Sat. 5/12 Pine Box Can Derby (The Pine Box) & Brewers Mini-Golf Blowout (Interbay Golf Center)
Sun. 5/13 Iron Brewer Triple Header (BPP)
Mon. 5/14 This is Washington Dammit! (BPP) & Beer Bingo! (Pyramid) & Big Al's Brewery Night (Columbia City Alehouse) & Big Sky Ride the Bull Night (Brouwer's Cafe)
Tues. 5/15 Northwest Women in Beer (Pike Brewing Co.) & New Brewers' Night (Park Pub) & Bottleworks Cellar Tasting (Bottleworks)
Wed. 5/16 Score on Skip (American Brewing Co.) & All Beer Quiz Night (BPP) & New Belgium Sour Symposium (Stumbling Monk) & Snipes Mountain Sour Night (The Noble Fir)
Thurs. 5/17 Sour Fest (Brouwer's Cafe) & Wall of Casks (Latona Pub)
Fri. 5/18 Bodacious Brewfest (BPP)
Sat. 5/19 Beer Sensory Panel w/ Jamie Floyd (Bottleworks)

Saturday 12th -  
Gig Harbor Beer Festival (Gig Harbor, noon-7p) Check out the site for information on tickets and which brewers will be representin'. This is the first beer festival in Gig Harbor and I'm sure the sun will be a shining!!!
Pocket Aces Double IPA Release @ Wingman Brewery Tap Room (Tacoma, 2-11p) Head on down to the new Wingman Tap Room for a pint of their New Pocket Aces Double IPA. There's only one keg of it so show up early!

Wednesday 16th
-Wingman Brewers Night @ Dog & Pony (Renton, 6:30p) There should be a Wingman beer on tap for every kind the Wingman guys have available at that time. Go drink and enjoy some local 253 goodness!
-Silver City Tap Room Opening @ Silver City Brewery (Bremerton, 3p)
Silver City Brewery Taproom will open to the public on Wednesday May 16th. The Taproom will feature all of their annual offerings, seasonal brews, specialty releases, small & pilot batch & experimental beers on tap for guests to try & enjoy. All beers will be available in samples or pints to enjoy, with most available for growler fills, 22oz bottles & kegs to go. Silver City Taproom will also offer retail merchandise and daily brewery tours.
Thursday 17th - (SBWk Event) Sour Fest @ Brouwer's Cafe (Seattle, 11a) This might be a day worth getting off work early for... Russian River Supplication, Temptation, Several Cantillions, Cascade has something in the works, as does New Belgium, Double Mountain Devil's Kriek, and so many more. Oh my!

Friday 18th - Give Blood Get Beer @ The Spar (Tacoma) Cascade Regional Blood Services brings a bloodmobile to the sponsoring business for a Pint-for-Pint blood drive around lunch time or early afternoon. All registered donors receive a prepaid coupon for a pint of beer that can be redeemed beginning the day following the drive.

Wednesday 23rd - Wingman Brewers Can Release Party @ 99 Bottles (Federal Way, 4-7:30p) That's right! Wingman Brewers of Tacoma is now packaging some of their beers... in cans! Why cans? It keeps beer fresher, protecting it from light and oxygen better than the bottle. And you can take cans nearly anywhere: River rafting, golfing,... Meet head brewer Ken Thoburn and taste Wingman's canned beers for $1 and bring photo id. The first 48 tasters get a FREE Wingman pint glass!!                                         

Saturday 26th - Made in Tacoma @ Wingman Brewery (Tacoma, 6-11p) Madrona Coffee, 21Cellars Winery, Barrel 51 BBQ, and Backcountry Creamery will be joining Wingman Brewers in a celebration of products made in Tacoma. There will be beer, coffee, wine, cheese, and BBQ. Check out their event page to RSVP and get more information.

Reoccurring Events

Randall Wrecker Mondays @ Parkway Tavern (Tacoma, 6p) - A new beer (and much more!) will be thrown into Parkway's Randall every Monday night for your mouthhole delight. They even have a Randall Wrecker punch card!

Beer Tasting Wednesdays @ Tacoma World Beers (Tacoma, 4-7p) Hit up your localest of local beer stores every Wednesday for a $2 beer tasting. You can always make your own tasting from the beers they have on tap but check out their Facebook page or sign up for the newsletter to see what special beers are being served every week.

Cask Thursdays @ Airways Brewing Tap Room (Kent, 4p) - A firkin will be tapped every Thursday at their Tap Room. You can find weekly updates on what cask ales are being served on their website.

Growler Fills @ Wingman Brewery (Tacoma) - New Taproom open!!! Newly located at 509 1/2 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 98421. Swing by for a growler fill or taste of their lovely beer on Thurs, Fri & Sat from 2-11p.

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