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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.


2049 Mildred St. West, Tacoma, WA 98466
 Tues - Sat: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM / Sun & Mon: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM




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Founders Brewing South Sound Debut, Thurs. Jan 19th, 5-7pm

We are so glad Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens gave up stable jobs in 1997 to open what would become the award winning Founders Brewing Co. We are even gladder that after years of maybe-not-so-patiently waiting we can finally (FINALLY) get Founders delivered all the way from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Washington State! Please join us on Thursday, January 19th, from 5 to 7pm, to celebrate this momentous occasion for Washington craft beer enthusiasts and enjoy a wide swath of Founders catalog on draft for the first time here at Pint D! We will be slinging pints of their Imperial Stout, All Day Session IPA, Centennial IPA, Rubaeus Pure Raspberry Ale, Backwoods Bastard Barrel Aged Scotch Ale, Breakfast Stout, and Lizard of Koz bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout with blueberries chocolate and vanilla!

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

Brewer's Night with Block 15, Wed. Jan. 18th, 5-7p

Block 15 Brewing Co. has been a favorite around here for a bit now. We are big fans of fresh IPA and they spoil us by driving all the way from Corvallis, Oregon to deliver cases of their delicious Sticky Hands Double IPA and Gloria! Pilsner the same day it’s canned. It’s no wonder we can barely keep the stuff on the shelf! Nick and Kristen Arzner have been dedicated to churning out amazing beers with as many organic and locally sourced ingredients as possible since 2008. They have implemented measures into their brewing process to conserve water and brew sustainably and we think that’s a pretty stand-up way to do business.Wednesday, Jan 18th from 5 to 7pm, we are very excited welcome the Block15 crew and to pour (and taste test) some rad brews including (but not limited to) their Alpha IPA, Intergalactic Hop Shop IPA, Willie Nelson Pale Ale (beer is always on our minds….), Nebula Stout, The Wild Cimmerian Dark Sour Ale, Hoppy New Year! Imperial IPA, and Figgy Pudding Brandy Barrel Aged Spiced Winter Ale, among others. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to imbibe Block 15’s impeccable ales!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

Brewer's Night with Holy Mountain, Wed. Jan. 11th, 5-7p

What more can be said about Seattle's Holy Mountain Brewing that hasn't already been said? Since they opened their doors in 2014, nothing but praise and superlatives have been heaped onto them. With their minimalist taproom and brand design, the focus has been and will always be on one thing: excellent beer. While a majority of their output has primarily been oak conditioned farmhouse ales, they tackle more esoteric styles--like English Milds or Czech-style Pilsners--with aplomb. Droves of beer fans queue up on weekends for their bottle releases, and tourists travel across multiple states to make the pilgramage. 

We are lucky to be in close proximity with Holy Mountain, and we are taking advantage of that for the first Brewer's Night of 2017. Join us Wednesday, January 11th, from 5pm to 7pm as we host the crew from Holy Mountain in what is sure to also be the best Brewer's Night of 2017 (thus far). We will have some awesome brews on tap, including the infamous Kiln & Cone Dry-Hopped Pale, Three Fates Czech-style Pilsner, Covenant Oak-Aged Farmhouse, Barrel-Aged King's Head Double Brown Ale, plus bottle pours of Corpse Reviver Barrel-Fermented Sour Ale with lemon zest. You won't want to miss this.

UPDATE: Two more Holy Mountain brews have been added to this already killer lineup--Crystal Ship Foudre Aged Saison and Bonne Nuit Belgian Style Strong Ale!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

Pint Defiance 5th Annual Winter Beer-nanza, Wed. Dec. 14th at 5p

The Winter season has always been about celebrating traditions, and our most favorite-est one of all is our Winter Beer-nanza. Never been? Here’s how it works: drink great beer and enjoy festive treats while wearing an ugly sweater. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well not even Scrooge will be able to deny the festive lineup we have in store for you. We have some rare and unique holiday beer releases from Bale Breaker, Block 15, Dogfish Head, Fremont, The Bruery, Portland Cider, Stone, and more! Enter into a raffle to win some awesome beer schwag by sporting your best/worst ugly holiday sweater. And please your sweet tooth with our cookie potluck! Come celebrate 5 years of holiday cheer with us; You won’t want to miss it.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 17:00

December Events. Save the Dates:

on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 01:59



Save the Dates:

We have a busy month of special beer releases and fun events!

Here are a few dates of note to mark on your calendars:


-December 2nd, Friday, 4 PM. New Holland Debut feat Dragon’s Milk Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and Coconut Dragons Milk.

New Holland has been brewing fabulous beer in Holland MI since 1997. Join us Friday to try them for first time on draft in Washington!


-December 5th, Monday, 5-9 PM. “Beer-Dazzle” Night.

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