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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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2016 Goose Island BCBS Release and Benefit for Emergency Food Network

Shopping can be dangerous on Black Friday. You run the risk of being trampled, gouged, poked, maimed, and shoved. Personally, we at Pint Defiance don’t get it, which is why we are hosting our own Black Friday celebration to serve as a refuge from the usual. We have some exciting draft releases all weekend along with the highly anticipated release of the 2016 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS). We recieved significantly less stock than in previous years so getting here early is recommended. Limit 1 bottle per person. 

But since the holidays are about giving back, we are allowing limit to 2 for anyone who brings in a new, non-perishable food donation for the Emergency Food Network. This awesome non-profit provides 16 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food annually to 70 food banks, hot meal sites and shelters for distribution to families and individuals in need, and you can give back all while getting more.

On tap we will have:
-2015 Deschutes Abyss Imperial Stout
-Elysian Brewing Men’s Room Black
-Goose Island Madame Rose Cherry Sour
-Goose Island 2016 BCBS

AND THEN…2015 BCBS on Sat. Nov. 26th, and 2014 BCBS on Sun Nov. 27th. Don't Miss out on your chance to try all 3 vintages!

You can even get a head start on your Christmas shopping. We have awesome shirts and beer glasses, growlers and gift certificates. You’d be surprised how many people you can get marked off your list, all while sipping a pint. And the only risk of physical harm is an especially enthusiastic high-five.
The fun starts at 10am on Friday the 25th.
Event Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:00 to 23:00

pFrieemont Double Brewer's Night, Wed. Nov. 16th, 5-7p

You know how much fun our Brewer’s Nights are? Well we’ve doubled the fun for our latest. We’ve doubled down and doubled up with two crowd favorite breweries: Fremont Brewing and pFriem Family Brewers! Not much more praise can be heaped upon these two PNW giants of craft beer, and the quality of their beers speak for themselves. 
Our very own home-grown pFriem rep, Scott Travis, and our friend Charlie Patnoe from Fremont will be here to raise a glass with, and nearly every one of our tap will be pouring beer from one of the two breweries. And of course there will be copious amounts of schwag to win, free high fives, and lots of stupid crazy fun. We are pouring some rarities from both Fremont and pFriem; check out this taplist:
-Fremont Beta IPA
-pFriem El Dorado Single Hop Pale Ale
-Fremont S’Mores-Infused Proletariat Porter
-pFriem Kumquat Farmhouse Ale
-Fremont La Premiere Brett IPA
-pFriem Dry Irish Stout

PLUS! More to come.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00

5th Annual Grown-Up Trick-or-Treat Pumpkin Party, Mon, Oct. 31st

Looking for a change from the usual Halloween festivities? Get away from the pint-sized pirates and childish ghouls at Pint Defiance’s 4th Annual Grown-Up Trick-or-Treat Pumpkin Party. Join us Monday, Oct. 31st, starting at 5pm for a scary-fun time. Costumes are encouraged and could win you some awesome raffle prizes. The first 75 customers to order a pumpkin beer will walk away with a treat bag full of candy, prizes, and beer schwag. On tap we're pouring some seasonal favorites: Elysian BrewingPunkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale, pFriem Family Brewers Pumpkin Bier,Belching Beaver Pumpkin Milk Stout, and more.

Event Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 17:00 to 22:00

Brewer's Night with Skookum, Tues. Oct. 18, 5-7p

Dedicated to brewing with quality, locally-sourced ingredients, Skookum Brewery started in 2007 with a homebrewer's vision. Known colloquially as "the brewery in the woods," it was built on the loyalty of their friends and fans in their hometown of Arlington, Washington. Their following grew quickly, as buzz about their great American-style brews traveled far outside of small town. Today, Skookum is an institution, and a place where community is built around the love of great brews.

Join us Tuesday, Oct. 18th, from 5 to 7pm, as we host our latest Brewer's Night with Skookum Brewery. You'll quickly understand why this brewery has garnered so much attention when you try what we are pouring, including Double Citra Jack IPA, Rising Bines Mosaic Fresh Hop IPA, Breakfast of Crows Barrel-Aged Breakfast Stout, and Brown & Scary Imperial Brown w/ vanilla. The whole Skookum crew will be out in force for this one, and you may even take home some rad brewery schwag!

Don't miss it!

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:00 to 19:00

Fall Beer Float Social w/ Ice Cream Social, Sat. Oct. 15th, 3-6p

The inevitable changing of the seasons are often met with resigned sighs. But we instead squeal with delight, because one of our most beloved traditions around this time is the pairing of craft beer and artisanal, locally-made ice cream. That’s right, it is time once again for our Beer Float Social!

Saturday, Oct. 15th, from 3p to 6p, we will be hosting our friends from Tacoma’s very own Ice Cream Social, who will be slinging scoops of their latest creations. And to pair, we’ll be tapping up some seasonally appropriate pumpkin and fall brews, including (but not limited to) Elysian Brewing Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale, Epic Brewing Company Imperial Pumpkin Porter, Southern Tier Brewing Company Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Boneyard Backbone Chocolate Espresso Stout, and Elemental Hard Cider Pumpkin Spice Cider.

Don't miss it.

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 15:00 to 18:00