The history of craft brewing in Tacoma goes back much further than you may think. The Pacific Brewing and Malting Company formed in Downtown Tacoma in 1897 as a result of a merger between Puget Sound Brewing Company and Milwaukee Brewing Company. Pacific Brewing grew to be one of the largest breweries in the Northwest and the Pacific Beer brand was hugely popular along the entire West Coast. Success was, unfortunately, cut short by state-wide Prohibition in 1916 and Pacific Brewing closed its doors shortly thereafter.
Now, nearly 100 years later, Pacific Brewing is back in Downtown Tacoma. Reformed by a group of local beer enthusiasts with a love of Tacoma and its rich history, Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., complete with the original logo, is once again setting its sights on being one of the premier craft breweries in the Northwest. Our lineup includes 1897 Lager, Dirty Skoog Double IPA, Grit City Porter, Prairie Line IPA, Potomac Citra Pale Ale, and many others.
Our family-friendly brewery and taproom, located at 610 Pacific Avenue (next door to Old City Hall), opened in September 2014. We serve a variety of Pacific beer styles along with snacks, soda, and free juice boxes for kids. Growlers are available to go and beers are bottled and distributed locally. Park on the street or in lots on Pacific Ave (under the 705 ramp) and above on Commerce St (take the stairs down to Pacific Ave). Show Less