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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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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

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