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Pacific Brewing and Malting Co. celebrates first anniversary

Ron Swarner

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Pacific Brewing and Malting Co. head brewer Steve Navarro will lead brewery tours during the one-year anniversary party. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner

Pacific Brewing and Malting Co. celebrates its first anniversary with — you guessed it — beer.

Yes, seems like just yesterday Pacific Brewing was a newborn brewery, entering our lives at a time when breweries seem to be popping up everywhere. From the ashes of the original Pacific Brewing & Malting that graced Tacoma’s Brewery District in 1897, the brewery reopened last year on the other side of town, with a family-friendly taproom to boot.

“This first year has been a wild ride,” stated co-owner and brewer Steve Navarro in a news release. “We had no idea the response would be so huge, so we’re celebrating our successful first year in style.”

Well, Steve, when you have that kind of history, delicious beers and creative marketing, you’re going to receive a huge response.

Pacific Brewing will host a “First Anniversary Celebration” Saturday, Oct. 3 with live music, special seasonal and limited edition beer, food, prizes and more at their brewery.

Yes, rock reggae band The Approach will perform, a band that recently brewed their own beer at Pacific Brewing. Yes, local food trucks Frying Dutchman and VietNom Nom will park outside on Pacific Avenue. Yes, there will be free juice boxes for the kids.

But, let’s talk about the party beer.

Attendees of the First Anniversary Celebration will enjoy pints of popular year-round offerings, plus all-new seasonal brews including (but not limited to) Baron Von Huth Oktoberfest, Venerator Doppelbock, and Bavarian Hefeweizen. Pacific Brewing will also release the first of their Jubilaum Anniversary Series. According to the news release, “Jubilaum Black Cherry Berliner Weisse is a kettle soured wheat beer that’s been aged on black cherries to provide hints of fruit flavor. It is low alcohol at 3.0 percent, light, tart, and refreshing with a slight sweetness.”
“We’ve never released so many new beers on a single day before,” states Navarro. “If you appreciate good beer, there’s no place else you’re going to want to be on October third.”

Indeed.

For more details on Baron Von Huth Oktoberfest beer brewed with Wingman Brewers, visit

For more details on The Approach brewing at Pacific Brewing & Malting, visit

PACIFIC BREWING & MALTING FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, 2 p.m. to close, Saturday, Oct. 3, 610 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.383.2337