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, once again set its sights on being one of the premier craft breweries in the Northwest. This time success was cut short by the events of 2020, but we hope to be back for round three one day.