“What’s on tap?” You may find yourself asking this question a lot. Tacoma breweries, Olympia breweries and taprooms in the cities located in South Puget Sound have the answer. The master brewers at Washington’s artisanal breweries have perfected the art of locally made, hand-crafted beers. Certified organic beers made with Yakima Valley hops and local ingredients reign. Special small-batch recipes and unique ingredients are South Sound beer lovers’ obsession. If you’re in the area to hike Mt. Rainier, spend a day fishing or out for a day of shopping, finding a taproom or brew pub at the end of the day is easy. Whether you’re in the larger cities of Tacoma or Olympia, searching for a brewery near Puyallup, Gig Harbor, or Lakewood, look no further. You’re in the hub of South Puget Sound’s beer mecca.
Washington’s fearless brewers craft amazing beer. Take a break to sip some suds at one of the waterfront’s brew pubs or eateries to grab a slice of pizza, a delicious bowl of pasta made with fresh, northwest ingredients, or a scrumptious sandwich at a local deli. Snag a six pack or growler to share with friends on a fishing excursion, or enjoy an afternoon of one of the region’s beer festivals – they’re hosted year-round! If you love seafood, don’t miss out on an oyster festival in Shelton. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, simply take your map and embark on a craft crawl throughout South Sound, through Lacey, Centralia and beyond. From venues offering live music, to seasonal events, to festivals, Washington beers are always happily poured.
Wherever you end up, your quest for a first-rate beer, from a light wheat brew to a chocolatey stout ends here. So take a hike around the cities of South Puget Sound and get your taste buds ready for a frosty brew and some great food. Enjoy!
South Puget Sound includes breweries in Auburn, Buckley, Centralia, Enumclaw, Graham, Lacey, Olympia, Pacific, Sumner, Tacoma, Toledo and Tumwater.