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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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Brewer’s Night with Fort George, Wed. June 28, 5-7p


We’re bringing back in those beer Goonies from Astoria for our latest Brewer’s Night. Fresh off the release of one of their most popular 3-Way IPA releases, we are bringing back in Fort George Brewery for a much-deserved celebration. We will have on tap some of the most epic releases from 2017 so far, including the Sweet Virginia Series releases Matryoshka Russian Imperial Stout and 10th Anniversary Wine Barrel Aged Barleywine. And, of course, we will also be pouring the epic 3-Way IPA collaboration with Great Notion Brewing and Reuben's Brews. It’ll be a blast, so don’t miss out.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

Barrel-Aged Unicorn Tears Release w/ Fremont & Perennial

“In the Time Before Light, Unicorns ruled the Universe. And Time passed. Until it stopped passing and began to make Beer. And it was good. But Time was Lonely, so it begat two Breweries. And thusly Fremont Brewingand Perennial Artisan Ales were spat into the World. And they made Beer. And it was good. When, Lo, one Day, they made Beer together and aged it in Bourbon Barrels for a long time. And then they added Cherries. And Aged it a long time. But it wasn’t good enough for their elevated taste. So, they added Unicorn Tears. And it was Good. Behold, Burst Forth into the World is Barrel-Aged Unicorn Tears.”

Join us as we celebrate the unbridling of this magical beer, Tuesday, June 27th, from 5-7p. Not only will we have Barrel-Aged Unicorn Tears on draft and in bottles, but we will have many other unique offerings from both Fremont and Perennial on tap. Don’t miss this rarer than rare opportunity to experience a myth and a miracle up-close (watch out for that horn!).

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

Top Bunk Bottom Bunk Dual Beer Release with Georgetown & Chainline

The craft beer culture is built on friendships and a spirit of collaboration. Brewers share recipes as easily as jokes, and strong bonds are formed that last lifetimes. Take Georgetown’s Matt Edwards and Chainline’s Aaron Blondin for example. They are best buds in beer and have extended that friendship to encompass their latest collaboration.

Join us Thursday, June 15th, from 5pm to 7pm as we host the release of Top Bunk IPA and Bottom Bunk IPL. Matt and Aaron developed the recipe together, but each fermented with a different yeast strain—one ale, one lager. We will have both on tap as well as one more release from each Georgetown and Chainline. Meet Matt and Aaron, and bask in the comradery of craft beer. Don’t miss it!

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

Stout-r-day Night Fever, Saturday, May 20th at 4p

With the sun shining, bright light brews reign, but once the sun goes down it’s time for something darker and flashier. Break out your bellbottoms and platform shoes, because we’ve got a fever for a night of stouts. Saturday, May 20th, at 4p, Pint Defiance will become a discotheque of rich, dark, and decadent beers we’ve been squirreling away this past year or so. Half of our taps will be dedicated to dispensing some of the greatest hits from our cellar that will make you wanna get down. Disco attire is encouraged. And now for the tap lineup:
• Goose Island 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout
• Fremont 2016 Kentucky Dark Star Imperial Stout – Spice Wars Edition
• Evil Twin/Westbrook Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break Imperial Stout
• Epic Double 2016 Barrel Baptist Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Whiskey Barrel Aged Coffee
• Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2016


Event Date: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 16:00

SBW Three Magnets Can Release, Sat. May 6th, 1-3p

With Seattle Deer Week—Day 3 in full swing, we will be in our South Sound section of our “Tour de Craft” and we will be hosting our friends at Three Magnets our latest event. Join us Saturday, May 6th, from 1 to 3pm for our special Seattle Beer Week Three Magnets Brewing Can Release! We will be one of the first places where you can get the new Juice Juice Juicestorm Triple IPA and Scherler Gold Pilsner cans. AND we will have a very special keg on tap—Because Ghosts Smoked Farmhouse, a collaboration between Three Magnets and our very own beertender, R.J. You won’t want to miss this!

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 13:00 to 15:00