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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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Lagunitas 4/20 Practice Party, Wednesday, April 19th, 5-7p

It’s no secret that Lagunitas Brewing Co is down with the green and sticky stuff (hops?) so for them, 4/20 is the most hallowed of holidays. And we are helping to get them get ready with a Practice Party the day before. Join us for our latest installment of our popular Brewers’ Night series, with Lagunitas. The crew will be on hand to help raffle off some awesome brewery schwag, and we will be tapping up some special brews. On tap will be their annual 4/20 favorite, Waldo’s Special Ale Triple IPA, High-Westified Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout, and their awesome Czech-style Pilsner. You won’t want to miss this!

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

German Beer Day at Pint Defiance, Sunday, April 23rd, 1pm

2017 marks the 501st birthday of Germany’s beloved brewing purity law, “Reinheitsgebot.” And the beer world is turning it into an annual holiday—German Beer Day. Beer lovers in Germany and around the world will be celebrating the anniversary, and at Pint Defiance, we have something special planned.

Sunday, April 23rd, starting at 1pm, you’ll get an opportunity to try an extremely rare and delicious German beer—Radeberger Zwickel. This brew is extremely hard-to-find this fresh outside of Germany. And to bump up the authentic German beer experience, we will be pouring 1 liter German mugs of the zwickelbier—and the first 30 people to order get to keep the mug! We will also be pouring #samplersunday flights of German specialty beer bottles, and our friend Annie Han from Radeberger Gruppe will be here to raffle off some awesome bier schwag. You won’t want to miss this. Prosit!

Event Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 13:00

The Bruery Brewery Showcase feat. White Chocolate, Sat. Apr. 15th, 4-8p

Maybe one of the most sought after releases in The Bruery's lineup, White Chocolate has been the most recent white whale of a beer to be liberated from their extensive collection of barrel-aged beer. This wheat wine, aged 100% in bourbon barrels for a year with vanilla beans and cacao nibs, comes out rich in coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. Other than visiting the brewery in Placentia, CA, it is damn near impossible to find this beer on tap. Until now.

Saturday, April 15th, Pint Defiance will be hosting a Bruery event of epic proportions. Starting at 4pm, we will have four Bruery beers on tap: White Chocolate, Terreux Quadrupel Tonnellerie Sour Quad with blackberries, Humulus Terreux Dry-Hopped Sour, and The Order Abbey-style Ale. We will be serving up a special combo of a sampler flight of three 4oz pours PLUS an 8oz pour of White Chocolate, and the first 24 to order will get to take home a limited The Bruery glass. Do not miss this epic opportunity.

(photo via BeerStreetJournal, learn more about White Chocolate here:

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 16:00 to 20:00

Brewer’s Night with Fremont, Wed. April 5th, 5-7p

If one were to name a brewery that best represents Washington beer culture, one would be hard pressed to name a better example thanFremont Brewing. Located in the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe,” the brewery has built a reputation on a consistent output of fantastic, highly-acclaimed beers while maintaining their neighborhood rep. And now with their new production facility, “Fremont West,” up and running, they’ve been on an experimental kick—turning out one-offs now more than ever before.

Join us as we host our friends from Fremont once again, for a night of fun, prizes, and a shared love of great beer. In addition to the surprises we will have on draft, you also get a chance to win some rad brewery schwag in our patented raffle. The main event though is the draft list, which will included some rarities and some favorites: Interurban IPA, Fremont Summer Ale, Dark Saison, Belmont Station New England-Style IPA, and 2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout. You don’t want to miss this.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 17:00 to 19:00

Beer Float Social! w/ Ice Cream Social Sat. April 8, 3-6pm

We've waited long enough to bring back one one of our most beloved traditions: the Beer Float Social! We can’t think of a better way to ring in a beautiful Washington weekend than pairing craft beer and artisanal, locally-made ice cream from our friends at Ice Cream Social
Saturday, April 8th, 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 awesome and unique brews, including Breakside Brewery Salted Caramel Stout, Schilling Cider Passport Passionfruit Pineapple Cider, and Skookum BreweryChocolate Orange Porter. Your sweet tooth will thank you.

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 15:00 to 18:00