The Big Beer Festival has been moved to the Foss Waterway Seaport, which is located at 705 Dock St., in Tacoma. The festival, which will take place on Feb. 16, was originally going to be held at Petrich Marine Dock.
It's a companion to the popular, 4-year-old Tacoma Craft Beer Festival and will held in two sessions, one starting at noon, the other at 4:30 p.m. Featured beers will be “big in flavor and big in character,” with a minimum of 6 percent alcohol by volume each, according to festival organizer Bennett Thurmon.
Participating brewers include Tacoma's Harmon Brewing Co. and Engine House No. 9; Bremerton's Silver City Brewery; Graham's M.T. Head Brewing Company; Seattle's Full Sail Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery from Portland.
Advance tickets are be $20 and include a 5.5 oz. commemorative taster glass and six tasting tokens. Additional pours will cost $1.50 each. Admission will go up to $25 the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit YWCA, and you can find updates on the festival site.