Pint Defiance, a Tacoma specialty bottle shop and tap room. Hundreds of beers, ciders and meads from around the world.
10 on tap.
Cider and gluten free.
Fill your growler.
Feel free to bring your own food.
In Heaven, there is no beer.
In Heaven, there is no beer
That's why we drink ours here!
-Popular German drinking song my dad sings after mowing the lawn (see also: http://youtu.be/aZObXQe1lqI)
Despite the certain thelogical questions that arise from this diddy (why would God disallow beer in Heaven? Would this place even be Heaven if there were no beer?), it is a song from my roots that rang through my head last Saturday at the Fourth Annual Tacoma Craft Beer Festival.
Because I'm not so sure that the Beer Fest wasn't Heaven.
I mean, there was a gatekeeper...
...all of my friends were there...
...and everyone seemed like they had left their cares far behind them.
Pint Defiance was there, too, with brand new t-shirts for sale, and free beer coozies!
Most of all, it was just like I'd always pictured Heaven: really nice people standing side by side, smiling, giving me beer.
I'm still not sure the Beer Fest wasn't Heaven, or at least a glimpse into it: 57 breweries, many of them hailing from the Pacific Northwest, all came together on a sunny day down by the Tacoma waterfront for the sole, lovely purpose of letting me and my fellow festival-goers sample their delicious, cold wares.
If you can't wait to get to Heaven or for the next Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, we have all the beer, cider, and meads you'll need to enjoy your time here on Earth. Cheers, from all of us at Pint Defiance!