The history of craft brewing in Tacoma goes back much further than you may think. The Pacific Brewing and Malting Company formed in Downtown Tacoma in 1897 as a result of a merger between Puget Sound Brewing Company and Milwaukee Brewing Company. Pacific Brewing grew to be one of the largest breweries in the Northwest and the Pacific Beer brand was hugely popular along the entire West Coast. Success was, unfortunately, cut short by state-wide Prohibition in 1916 and Pacific Brewing closed its doors shortly thereafter.
Nearly 100 years later, Pacific Brewing returned Downtown Tacoma. Reformed by a group of local beer enthusiasts with a love of Tacoma and its rich history, Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., complete with the original logo, is once again setting its sights on being one of the premier craft breweries in the Northwest. Our lineup includes 1897 Lager, Dirty Skoog Double IPA, Grit City Porter, Prairie Line IPA, Potomac Citra Pale Ale, as well as many seasonals and limited edition beers.