Editor’s note: Sadly, the Tacoma Beer Week bus tour has been canceled.
The craft beer drinkers are coming! The craft beer drinkers are coming! But rather than staggering through the Tacoma streets or worse, operating four wheels, they’ll be carted around in buses to five different craft beer taprooms during Tacoma Beer Week.
An idea sparked by Parkway Tavern general manager Sean Jackson last year, with help from Kate Fahie of The Copper Door and Pappi Swarner at Peaks and Pints, a yellow school bus will cart craft beer drinkers to five Tacoma Beer Week events beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Beginning at the newly remodeled The Copper Door in Tacoma’s Stadium District, rider will visit the Parkway Tavern’s special Fremont Brewing Randall night, Proctor District’s Peaks and Pints’ “Hoptastic 7” shindig, then off to Sixth Avenue to spend quality time at the North End Social Club, followed by a joyful journey to Edison City Alehouse in bustling South Tacoma Way and ending up back at The Copper Door. Those who receive stamps at each venue will score sweet Tacoma Beer Week socks. Bus riders will enjoy a commemorative taster glass with a complimentary fill at each venue. Tickets are $20 per person, and may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.
The fourth annual Tacoma Beer Week is a celebration of all things craft beery and beautiful with a wide range of events at breweries, bottle shops, taverns, bars and restaurants in the greater Tacoma area Sunday, Aug. 6 through Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. For more information and a growing list of Tacoma Beer Week events, visit tacomabeerweek.com.