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Brew Five Three: Tacoma’s beer & music festival

Over 35 Northwest beer, cider, and food vendors plus live music to launch Tacoma Beer Week, Saturday, Aug. 6

Odd Otter, the military-owned brewery, at the 2014 Brew Five Three Beer & Music Festival. Odd Otter will be participating again Saturday. Photo credit: Ron Swarner

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TACOMA - As part of Tacoma Beer WeekTacoma Arts Live returns with Brew Five Three: Tacoma's Beer & Music Festival this Saturday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 8 p.m. The festival will pop up on Broadway between 9th & 11th in downtown Tacoma and features 35+ Pacific Northwest beers, ciders, and food vendors with live music. This event is for 21+ with a valid ID for entry. It is a dog-friendly event as well! Tickets are on sale now.

Full admission tickets include a limited edition tasting glass plus six tasting tokens to be used with any tasting vendor. Tasting pours are four ounces per token.

With new COVID protocols, the event will offer two separate ticketed tasting sessions or full Day Passes that provide access to both. This week, tickets are $40* per session or $70* for a day pass. Tickets are $43 / $73 at the door and include fees. Designated Driver tickets are $10* and may enjoy complimentary water and soda. 

*Advance ticket prices listed do not include handling fees, which vary based on method of purchase. Day-of/Door ticket prices are inclusive of all fees. 

New this year, there is a limited edition of Brew Five Three gear available for pre-sale now that includes: t-shirts, trucker hats, zip up hoodies, and pull over hoodies. Advance purchased gear may be picked up at festival. Merchandise will be available for credit card purchase at the festival, while supplies last.


7 Seas Brewing
Acorn Brewing
Artivem Mead Co.
Black Fleet Brewing
Bosk Brew Works
Camp Colvos Brewing
Deep Draft Brewing
E9 Brewing Co.
Ex Novo Brewing Company
Fierce County Cider
Ghostfish Brewing Co.
Great Notion Brewing
Half Lion Brewing
Incline Cider House
Lazy Boy Brewing
Locust Cider
Lost Woods Brewery
Lucky Envelope Brewing
Lumberbeard Brewing
Matchless Brewing
McMenamins Elks Temple Brewery
Monkless Brewing
Narrows Brewing
Odd Otter Brewing Company
Sig Brewing Company
Task Force Brewing
Thunder Island Brewing
Trap Door Brewing
Vice Beer
West Coast Brewing Co.                                                              

White Bluff's Brewing

1 p.m. - Champagne Sunday - A "glam folk"
2:30 p.m. - James Coates Band - soulful
Americana vibes.
5 p.m. - Island Bound - beautiful
harmonious style of roots reggae, lovers' rock,
contemporary pop and rock.
6:15 p.m. - Blue Wave Band - spectacular
high-energy tunes and all your favorite songs.

Burrito Boy
Dawg Eats Dogs
Lopez Concinita Lab
Greedy Vegan Catering
Langostino Sushi Burrito
Organic Juice Bar & Gyros

Tickets to Brew Five Three: Tacoma's Beer
& Music Festival are on sale now. To purchase
tickets, call Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at
253.346.1721 or visit in person at our new
location at Tacoma Armory, 1001 S Yakima
Ave, Suite 1, or online at

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SPONSORS: BeerNav, City of Tacoma
Environmental Services Department,
Columbia Bank, Law Offices of Smith and
White PLLC, State Farm - Calen Nelsen,
Agent, O'Bee Credit Union (stage sponsor),
University of Washington Tacoma Professional
Development Center

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