Tacoma Craft Beer Festival – we’re giving away tickets

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The Tacoma Craft Beer Festival (blog sponsor) takes place this Saturday, September 3rd. The event offers more than 80 beers poured by 40 breweries. This is the third year for this festival and it has now moved to a new location. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous, so why not spend the afternoon or evening sampling delicious beer and supporting a worthy cause. For details, visit the official event website or read our previous post.

Free Tickets

Wednesday, 4:00 pm – Contest is now closed. Congratulations to Katherine G. Her comment was randomly selected as the winner.

The Cause You’re Supporting

All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound. Wondering how the money is spent? According to the Boys and Girls Club, “We keep our fees affordable for all families, and there is a sliding scale. We offer scholarships to ensure no child is turned away due to inability to pay. In 2010 we provided over $915,000 in scholarships. $1.50 provides a snack to a child. $3 provides a hot meal to a child. Each day we serve an average of 1,300 children in all our Clubs. 1,300 youth are off the streets and engaged in positive activities at our Clubs during the after school hours which is the time where the most juvenile crimes are committed.”

The Breweries

The current list includes:

  • 7 Seas Brewing
  • Airways Brewing Co
  • Alpine
  • Anderson Valley
  • Avery Brewing
  • Deschutes Brewing
  • Diamond Knot Brewing Co.
  • E-9
  • Fish Brewing
  • GeorgeTown Brewing
  • Great Divide
  • Harmon Brewing Co
  • Hopworks
  • Kona Brewing
  • Lazy Boy Brewing Co
  • Leavenworth Brewing
  • Lost Abby
  • M. T. Head Brewing Co.
  • Mac & Jacks Brewing Co.
  • New Belgium Brewing Co
  • Odin Brewing Co
  • Pike Brewing Co.
  • Port Brewing
  • Red Hook
  • Reel Ales
  • Schooner Exact
  • Scuttebutt
  • Silver City Brewing
  • Sound Brewery
  • Spire Cider
  • Stone Brewing Co.
  • Trade Route Brewing
  • Unibroue
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • Wingman Brewing
69 Responses to Tacoma Craft Beer Festival – we’re giving away tickets
  1. Jeremy B
    August 30, 2011 | 10:01 am

    Excited to try Stone and Anderson Valley brews!

  2. Scott
    August 30, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Airways Brewing is a jewel of a brewery in the South end with a cool new taproom. Can’t wait to see them in Tacoma and line their beers up with all the other great ones.

  3. Brandon
    August 30, 2011 | 10:21 am

    I’m looking forward to seeing E9’s beers outside the brewpub.

  4. Ben Gaskill
    August 30, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Cant wait to try whatever Trade Route has on tap!!

  5. Kyle
    August 30, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Great Divide hopefully they’ll be pouring Hercules DIPA :)

  6. Mike
    August 30, 2011 | 10:50 am

    While I sort of hate to pick a California brewery, Stone is the world class standard in my opinion.

  7. Beer Monger
    August 30, 2011 | 10:56 am

    I’m more of a Seattle guy, but love getting down to Tacoma too. Hope I win the tickets! :)

  8. Bruce
    August 30, 2011 | 11:02 am

    I really love Scuttlebutt and Pike. These guys have some quality brew

  9. Mic
    August 30, 2011 | 11:04 am

    I love 7 seas. They had a “red beer” at the Strange brewfest that was terrific!!!

  10. Anna
    August 30, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Definitely Silver City!! Love the Silver City Red.

  11. Sam
    August 30, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Can’t wait to try what those boys from Odin’s bring!

  12. Nate
    August 30, 2011 | 11:08 am

    Anything Sound Brewing pours is liquid gold! Hoping that they are pouring Monk’s Indiscretion!

  13. Kreg Schlosser
    August 30, 2011 | 11:13 am

    From the list of brewers… Scuttebutt is my pick! Their Triple 7 Belgium is one of my all time favs!

  14. Dustin
    August 30, 2011 | 11:15 am

    Pike Brewing! Kilt Lifter!!!

  15. Rachel
    August 30, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Silver City rocks the house! As scotch ales grow in popularity, Fat Woody continues to be one of the best examples. Especially love the barrel aged versions. Lost Abbey is another fave due to the variety and experimentation of their Belgian inspired ales.

  16. Andy
    August 30, 2011 | 11:18 am

    Lazy Boy is my go to for their solid Porter and German Style Hefe.

  17. Mike DiFabio
    August 30, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Very hard to choose, but if forced, I would choose Lazy Boy. Gotta pick a local one anyway!

  18. Michael
    August 30, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    There’s a lot of good brewers here and can’t wait to sample! But if I had to pick one it would have to be Wingman.

  19. Kyle
    August 30, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    Wingman Porter blows my mind!

  20. Bradley
    August 30, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    Not enough love for Lazy Boy – like everything of theirs that I’ve tried.

  21. Sabrina
    August 30, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    Do love Lazy Boy and Lost Abbey. Will need a chance for tasting side by side to decide.

  22. Dave
    August 30, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    I’ve always come away impressed by Odin. Looking forward to seeing what they have!

  23. Destry wilcox
    August 30, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    So excited for all the breweries but have a special place for mack and jacks for introducing me to craft beer and changing the way I think about beer.

  24. kelly w
    August 30, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    I like georgtown but excited for all the different breweries especially the local.

  25. Josh Gunderson
    August 30, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    All my base are belong to Redhook right now–their Wit is freakin fantastic!

  26. Cheechmo
    August 30, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    I’d say my current favorite on the list is probably Hopworks. I’m really excited to finally try Wingman!

  27. Jamie
    August 30, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    i can’t wait to see what wingman has after their offerings at the fathers day festival this year.

  28. Michael
    August 30, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    Looking forward to trying Trade Route Brewing!

  29. Mandy R
    August 30, 2011 | 3:27 pm

    Current favorite has got to be Schooner Exact; I can’t get enough of their Profanity Hill Porter!

  30. Todd H
    August 30, 2011 | 3:31 pm

    Been drinking a lot of Deschutes lately, so I’ll go with them.

  31. Tenar
    August 30, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Widmer still makes the one of the best Hefeweizen’s I’ve ever tasted, but I would be delighted to consider any and all contenders if I’m lucky enough to win. :D

  32. Dikla Tuchman
    August 30, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    Mine is Deschutes all the way!

  33. Bean
    August 30, 2011 | 5:01 pm

    I love Wingman Brewing and am excited to try anything new from them. Always gets me excited when they have a brewers night somewhere.

  34. Geoff
    August 30, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    Odin showed up with a bacon beer last year, so I’m giving them a tip of my hat in internet comment form.

  35. Bill S
    August 30, 2011 | 5:19 pm

    We’ve been to, or sampled the beers from almost all of the breweries listed, so it’s hard to pick a single favorite, but we had such a great time at 7 Seas anniversary party earlier this summer, that I’ve got to put in my vote for them. We’d love to go so we can try the few brewer’s beers which haven’t yet passed through our lips.

  36. Helen
    August 30, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    My vote goes to Odin — they’re an awesome crew.

  37. Ralph Pearson
    August 30, 2011 | 6:48 pm

    Of all these excellent breweries, I’ll have to go with M.T. Head. Their beer is amazing, and when you visit they will give you a tour of the great system they have built over time to make it happen. It gives beerfans and homebrewers alike hope that they can somday live the dream of making beer paying customers will congratulate you for. Cheers.

  38. katherine g
    August 30, 2011 | 7:35 pm

    Anderson Valley!

  39. Marie H.
    August 30, 2011 | 7:50 pm

    I’ve been quite impressed with Sound Brewery. I got a laugh over their Reluctant IPA.

  40. Ted Leis
    August 30, 2011 | 8:18 pm

    My favorite is Pike Brewing. I love hanging out
    there when visiting the market.

  41. Ken M.
    August 30, 2011 | 8:32 pm

    Silver City Brewery is where it’s at!!!

  42. Jenni Chadick
    August 30, 2011 | 8:49 pm

    Love 7 Seas! Can’t wait to spend my birthday with 40 of my closest breweries!

  43. Steve K
    August 31, 2011 | 12:00 am

    I’m looking forward to trying new beers in general, last year I was one of the first in line when Big Al tapped their cask of pepper beer (Serrano Pepper I believe). I remember sipping the foam off the top and my lips feeling the heat form the peppers. I can’t wait to see what they are going to pull out this year.

  44. Kelly
    August 31, 2011 | 1:19 am

    I love the Harmon Brewery for their great beer and big hearts. :)

  45. Craig Reed
    August 31, 2011 | 8:27 am

    My favorite brewery on the list is Deschutes! I go down to Portland at least once a month to go to their pub in Portland for one of their amazing seasonals or rotating handles. Although I do seem to go in waves. I grew up in Kent,WA so Airways Brewery is close to my heart and their Sky Hag IPA is tough to beat!

  46. Jason Bell
    August 31, 2011 | 8:28 am

    Deschutes is my favorite brewery in the Pacific Northwest. All of the breweries listed are outstanding, but none can match Deschutes for consistent quality across their entire (large) portfolio.

  47. Ginn
    August 31, 2011 | 8:29 am

    Can’t wait to try some more Lost Abby! Heard lots of good things about that brewery. Also, unibroue, I love all their beers.

  48. Greg
    August 31, 2011 | 8:32 am

    Stone Brewing Co!

  49. Karin Losk
    August 31, 2011 | 8:32 am

    Craft beer festival is by far the best event in Tacoma, I love it! I definitely have a soft spot for the Harmon brewery and all 3 of their great restaurants.

  50. Doug Chisholm
    August 31, 2011 | 8:42 am

    I guess I’ll just HAVE to postpone my kitchen remodel if I win tickets… darn!

  51. Eric
    August 31, 2011 | 8:44 am

    Anderson and Diamond Knot!

  52. KC Graham
    August 31, 2011 | 8:45 am

    Port Brewing is an awesome one, this would be TCBF year three and free would be awesome!

  53. Phil
    August 31, 2011 | 8:50 am

    I love Georgetown!

  54. Christina
    August 31, 2011 | 9:34 am

    Spire Cider and Red Hook are my favorites

  55. Mike
    August 31, 2011 | 9:44 am

    Stone.. Great IPA!!!!

  56. Michelle S
    August 31, 2011 | 10:25 am

    I’ve haven’t had chance to experience this event, but I would love the opportunity!

  57. Nate keener
    August 31, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Wingman brewery ipa!

  58. Rick
    August 31, 2011 | 11:04 am

    Mmmm, I love me some Diamond Knot!!! The Brown, Possession Porter and the Steamer Glide Stout are exceptional brews. yum!

  59. Kendall Jones
    August 31, 2011 | 11:07 am

    CONTEST CLOSES TODAY AT 4:00. Winner announced shortly there after.

  60. Larry Yeager
    August 31, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Trade Route Brewing

  61. Mike Krafve
    August 31, 2011 | 11:44 am

    Diamond Knot and Hopworks are my favorites!

  62. Eric
    August 31, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    Bring on some Lost Abbey Angel’s Share!

  63. Jake
    August 31, 2011 | 12:54 pm

    Port Brewing!

  64. Mark Hoefer
    August 31, 2011 | 1:06 pm

    Iam interested in receiving free tickets, -my favorite brewers:
    Kona, Hopworks and Georgetown!!

  65. Kristi Simmons
    August 31, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    Scuttlebutt!! :)

  66. Amber Foster
    August 31, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    Always look forward to what Deschutes has to bring, but Great Divide has been making me pretty happy lately

  67. Kendall Jones
    August 31, 2011 | 4:25 pm

    Congratulations Katherine G. Your comment was selected at random and you’ve won the tickets!

  68. Stacey Ballard
    August 31, 2011 | 7:51 pm

    Can’t wait to attend! Too bad it’s only one day this year.

  69. Dikla
    August 31, 2011 | 10:03 pm

    See you Saturday Kendall!