After three years, Tacoma Brewing Co. is ready to expand to a larger space and increase production.
The beer producer launched an online fundraiser on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 26). The campaign ends Feb. 25. You can find the fundraiser here.
Owner Morgan Alexander says it’s time for the brewery to expand, because its outgrown its space at 625 St. Helens Ave.
“Our current space was never suited for making beer. It’s a 109-year-old apartment building, with apartment units above, behind, and below the brewery,” Alexander wrote on the fundraiser page. “Because of space limitations, we have barely been able to produce enough beer to supply our tasting room and a few bars and restaurants within a 3 mile radius.”
The new location is still under wraps, Alexander told South Sound, but it won’t be far from the current location, about four or five blocks away.
Within a year, Tacoma Brewing hopes to expand distribution beyond city limits.
The goal with the new space isn’t just production room, the brewery wants to help build community in Tacoma by hosting events such as singer-songwriter nights, home brew competitions, and beer celebrations.
Tacoma is experiencing a brewery boom with Pacific Brewing and Odd Otter Brewing wetting whistles downtown. Recently, Gig Harbor’s 7 Seas Brewing announced it would expand with a new taproom near University of Washington Tacoma.