South Sound IPA Festival – list of participants & more info

The inaugural South Sound IPA festival takes place on Saturday, October 18th in Tacoma. The Washington Beer Commission recently released details about the event, including the list of participating breweries. (see below)

In all, 26 Washington breweries will pour at the event. There will be two separate sessions: an afternoon session and an eventing session. The event takes place at Union Station in Tacoma. Tickets are available on line now (click here). This is a 21+ event. See the press release below for all the details.

Press Release:

The Washington Beer Commission will host its inaugural South Sound IPA Festival on Saturday, October 18, with two sessions at downtown Tacoma’s Union Station. This will be the first craft beer tasting festival for the Washington Beer Commission in the City of Destiny. The Commission currently produces five other beer festivals around the state as a means for funding the marketing, education and public relations efforts of the Washington Beer Commission and its more than 230+ member breweries.

The South Sound IPA Festival will turn Union Station into a haven of hops, featuring some of the best India Pale Ales (IPA’s) to be found anywhere, along with fresh hop beers, and many other “hop forward” creations. In all, there will be at least 48 delicious craft beers, most measuring quite high on the International Bitterness Units (IBU’s) scale.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 18, with a noon – 4pm session, followed by a second 5:30pm – 9:30pm session. A separate ticket is required for each session. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door (if available) and includes a commemorative tasting cup along with eight, 4 oz. sample tastes. Additional tastes will be available for purchase at $2.00 each. Tickets are on sale now! Complete ticket and event information is available at The event is expected to sell out so advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. This is a 21 and over only event.


There will be 26 Washington Breweries showcasing their IPA’s, fresh hop beers, and other delicious hop forward creations. Here is a list of WA Breweries participating:

  • 7 Seas Brewing, Gig Harbor
  • American Brewing, Edmonds
  • Anacortes Brewery, Anacortes
  • Bainbridge Island Brewing, Bainbridge Island
  • Bale Breaker Brewing, Yakima
  • Blue Lightning Brewery, Woodinville
  • Dick’s Brewing, Centralia
  • Elysian Brewing, Seattle
  • Fremont Brewing, Seattle
  • Georgetown Brewing, Seattle
  • Harmon Brewing, Tacoma
  • McMenamin’s, Seattle
  • Narrows Brewing, Tacoma
  • No-Li Brewhouse, Spokane
  • Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop
  • Pacific Brewing & Malting, Tacoma
  • Paradise Creek Brewery, Pullman
  • Rainy Daze Brewing, Silverdale
  • Ram Restaurant & Brewery, Tacoma
  • Schooner Exact, Seattle
  • Silver City Brewery, Bremerton
  • Standard Brewing, Seattle
  • Top Rung Brewing, Lacey
  • Two Beers Brewing, Seattle
  • Valholl Brewing, Poulsbo
  • Wingman Brewers, Tacoma

October 18, 2014

Session 1: Noon – 4pm
Session 2: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Union Station
1717 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

ADMISSION: $25 advance tickets or $30 at the door (if still available). Admission includes a commemorative tasting cup and eight 4oz sample tastes.


Must be 21 years old or older and have a valid ID to be admitted.


Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.