Tacoma Arts Live presents the seventh annual summer block party on Broadway between 9th & 11th in downtown Tacoma – Brew Five Three: Tacoma’s Beer & Music Festival. It happens on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1-8 p.m. This event will feature 40-plus Pacific Northwest beers, ciders, food vendors, and live music.
New this year, there will be limited special release beers from Tacoma brewers to taste during the festival as part of Tacoma Beer Week. Participating Tacoma breweries will create special craft concoctions that will debut at Brew Five Three, each with a timed unveiling to try throughout the day.
The event has grown over the years with attendance and vendors, and this year’s festival footprint will also expand. The stage, sponsored by O’Bee Credit Union, is situated in Pierce Transit Theater Square Park and a food truck court in the Subway parking lot. Brewers and vendors will be spread out on Broadway between 9th & 11th.
This is a 21-and-older event (valid I.D. required for entry). Full admission tickets include six tasting tokens to be used at any tasting vendor and a limited edition tasting glass (larger than last year). Tasting pours are four ounces per token.
Tickets are $30 online and $38 at the door. Designated driver tickets are $10 and include complimentary water and soda.
Participating breweries: 7 Seas Brewing, Acorn Brewing, Bent Bine Brew Co., Black Fleet Brewing, Bosk Brew Works, Brothers Cascadia Brewing, Camp Colvos Brewing, Dick’s Brewing Co., Elks Brewery McMenamins, Fox Island Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing Co., Harmon Brewing Co., Jellyfish Brewing Co., Kulshan Brewing Co., KVLT Mead, Locust Cider, Maritime Pacific Brewing Co., Matchless Brewing, Narrows Brewing,
Northish Beer, Odd Otter, Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., Pear UP, Pelican Brewing Co., Portland Cider Co., Powerhouse Brew Pub, Rainy Daze Brewery, The Ram Brewery, Rogue Ales, Seattle Cider Co., Stoup Brewing, Sumerian Brewing Co., Tacoma Brewing, Task Force Brewing, Triceratops Brewing Co., Two Beers Brewery and Wet Coast Brewing Co.
1 p.m. – Washington Scottish Pipe Band: The oldest continuously operated pipe band in the Pacific Northwest, this Seattle based band focuses on the traditional pipe band music.
2 p.m. – Mirrorgloss: Najah Monique Todd & Del Brown make up the dance-pop duo with a unique sound. These ladies believe in sisterhood and celebrate all types of beauty.
4 p.m. – Take It To Space: This band takes you on a journey of funk, disco, reggae, psychedelic, rock and world music. A stellar band that puts on an out-of-this-world dance party designed to inspire love, creativity, and weirdness.
Tickets to Brew Five Three are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at (253) 591-5894, toll-free 1 (800) 291-7593, or visit in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma’s Theater District or online at TacomaArtsLive.org.