South Sound IPA fest 2014South Sound IPA Festival Beer List!
October 18, 2014 Ÿ  Union Station, Tacoma WA

The Washington Beer Commission will host its inaugural South Sound IPA Festival on Saturday, October 18, with two sessions at downtown Tacoma’s Union Station. This will be the first craft beer tasting festival for the Washington Beer Commission in the City of Destiny. The Commission currently produces five other beer festivals around the state as a means for funding the marketing, education and public relations efforts of the Washington Beer Commission and its more than 230+ member breweries.

The South Sound IPA Festival will turn Union Station into a haven of hops, featuring some of the best India Pale Ales (IPA’s) to be found anywhere, along with fresh hop beers, and many other “hop forward” creations. In all, there will be at least 48 delicious craft beers, most measuring quite high on the International Bitterness Units (IBU’s) scale.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 18, with a noon – 4pm session, followed by a second 5:30pm – 9:30pm session. A separate ticket is required for each session. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door and includes a commemorative tasting cup along with eight, 4 oz. sample tastes. Additional tastes will be available for purchase at $2.00 each. Tickets are on sale now! Complete ticket and event information is available at This is a 21 and over only event.

There will be 26 Washington Breweries showcasing their IPA’s, fresh hop beers, and other delicious hop forward creations. Here is a list of the 62 amazing beers pouring at the event:

7 Seas Brewing – Gig Harbor
1) Rude Parrot IPA
2) Ballz Deep Double IPA
3) Cascadian Dark Ale
4) Life Jacket Session IPA
5) Depth Finder IRA

American Brewing – Edmonds
1) Captain Munson IPA
2) Hightstick Red IPA
3) Breakaway IPA

Anacortes Brewery – Anacortes
1) Fresh Hop Pale Ale
2) India Pale Ale

Bainbridge Island Brewing – Bainbridge Island
1) Eagle Harbor IPA
2) Bainbridge Pale Ale: Single Hop Series

Bale Breaker Brewing Yakima
1) Piled High Imperial Fresh Hop
2) Topcutter IPA

Blue Lightning Brewery – Woodinville
1) Just the Tip ISA
2) Papa IPA

Dick’s Brewing – Centralia
1) Dick’s IPA
2) Dick’s Mountain Amber Ale

Elysian Brewing – Seattle
1) Immortal IPA
2) Avatar Jasmine IPA
3) Space Dust IPA
4) Bifrost Winter Ale

Fremont Brewing – Seattle
1) Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale
2) Sister Imperial IPA
3) Interurban IPA
4) The Brother Imperial IPA

Georgetown Brewing – Seattle
1) Lucille IPA
2) Eddie IPL

Harmon Brewing – Tacoma
1) Pt. Defiance IPA
2) Never Never Land IPA

McMenamin’s – Seattle
1) Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale
2) Pleasure Point IPA

Narrows Brewing – Tacoma
1) Giant Pacific Octopus IPA
2) Channary Imperial Red

No-Li Brewhouse – Spokane
1) No-Li Fresh Hop IPA
2) Barrel Aged Jet Star Imperial IPA

Old Schoolhouse Brewery – Winthrop
1) Ruud Awakening IPA
2) Renegade IPA

Pacific Brewing & Malting – Tacoma
1) Dirty Skoog IPA
2) Mon Yard Strong Ale

Paradise Creek Brewery – 
1) Alpha Madness Fresh Hop IPA
2) Arc Flash ISA

Rainy Daze Brewing – 
1) Hypocrite Double IPA
2) Pourhouse IPA

Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Tacoma
1) FreshHop
2) Big Red IPA

Schooner EXACT – Seattle
1) Snowpacolypse Black IPA
2) Emerald ISA
3) Amarillo Fresh Hop
4) 3Grid IPA

Silver City Brewery – Bremerton
1) Whoop Pass Double IPA
2) Citra Wet Hop Ale

Standard Brewing – 
1) West Coast IPA
2) Imperial IPA

Top Rung Brewing – 
1) Prying Irons IPA
2) Good Jake CDA

Two Beers Brewing – 
1) Evo IPA
2) Grey Skies Dark Pale

Valholl Brewing – Poulsbo
1) Mother-In-Law Double IPA
2) Monstrosity Triple IPA

Wingman Brewers – Tacoma
1) Skunky Monkey Imperial IPA
2) Rosemary’s Baby Rosemary IPA

DATE: October 18, 2014

Session 1: Noon – 4pm
Session 2: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Union Station
1717 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402