Brew-Five-Three: New Beer & Blues Festival Comes to Tacoma on June 22

June 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Events

With the Washington Brewers Festival coming up in just a couple of weekends, outdoor beer festival season is ready to get under way. New to the slate of festivals this year is the inaugural Brew-Five-Three: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival. This downtown Tacoma festival will feature more than 35 Washington breweries and cider producers, live music from several NW blues bands, and a variety of local food trucks on site.

Included in the lineup of beers will be two collaboration brews created especially for the festival. Tacoma Brewing and Wingman Brewers will team up to brew a session IPA, while Harmon Brewing and E-9 Brewery will collaborate on
crafting an imperial IPA. Tacoma Brewing posted this on Facebook yesterday about their collaboration beer:

We’re looking forward to brewing a collaboration beer – a session IPA – with Wingman Brewers Tacoma this week. We will be adding Belma hops which are noted for having subtle strawberry notes and Wingman will be adding Nelson Sauvin hops, noted for having a white wine quality. It should be fun – and delicious. See you there!

The full press release with details about the event follows. One thing to note is that there will be a “dinner break” from 5pm to 6pm when no alcohol will be served, but food will still be available during that period.

First Annual Brew-Five-Three: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival
Brews, Blues, and Food Trucks Take Over Broadway for Block Party on June 22

Sponsor: The Beer Essentials

Commniuty Partners: The Red Hot, Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Tacoma, WA – Broadway Center and The Beer Essentials present Brew-Five-Three: Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. as a Block Party on Broadway between 9th and 11th in downtown Tacoma. The festival includes 35+ Washington breweries and cider makers pouring their most prized libations, live music from great bands including Northwest Blues bands T-Town Aces, Chris Stevens’ Surf Monkeys with Jay Mabin, Snake Oil Blues Elixir All Stars, and Little Bill and the Blue Notes.  A variety of local food trucks will be serving great eats all day. Don’t miss the block party of the summer—Brew-Five-Three offers Washington’s best brews, blues, and food around. From 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. there will be a dinner break when no alcohol is served; food trucks will remain open.

Two collaboration brews will be created especially for Brew-Five-Three by four mainstays of the Tacoma brewing scene. Tacoma Brewingand Wingman Brewerswill team up to brew a session IPA, while Harmon Brewing and E-9 Brewery will collaborate on crafting an imperial IPA.

Brew-Five-Three will have quite the lineup of Washington breweries and cider makers, including: 7 Seas Brewing, Airways Brewing Company, Alpine Brewing Company, American Brewing Company, Big Al Brewing, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Dick’s Brewing Company, Duo Brewing, E-9 Brewery, Epic Ales, Fish Brewing Company, Flyer’s Brewery, Fremont Brewing Company, Hale’s Ales,Harmon Brewing, Iron Horse Brewery, Lazy Boy Brewing, Mac & Jack’s Brewery, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, M.T. Head Brewing, Naked City Brewing, No-Li Brewhouse, Pike Brewing, Puyallup River Brewing, Pyramid Breweries, Schilling Cider Schooner Exact Brewing Company, Silver City Brewery, Snipes Mountain Brewing Inc., Tacoma Brewing, Tieton Cider Works, Triplehorn Brewing, Two Beers Brewing Co., Wingman Brewers, and Yakima Craft Brewing.

This is a 21+ event; valid photo ID required; no exceptions. Failure to present proper, valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry without refund. Brew-Five-Three will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, tents will be constructed and the festival will move under cover.

Advance tickets for Brew-Five-Three are on sale now.  Tickets are $25 if purchased through June 15, and $30 from June 16 to the day of the festival.  Designated drivers can purchase tickets for $5. Tickets include admission to the festival, 8 tasting tokens, and a 2.5 ounce collectible pilsner glass.

To purchase tickets call the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894, toll-free 1.800.291.7593, visit in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma’s Theater District or online at

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The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the following for support of the 2012-13 Season: ArtsFund,

Ben B. Cheney Foundation, The Boeing Company, City of Tacoma, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, The News Tribune, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and Pierce County Arts Commission.


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