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September 3rd 2011 was a gorgeous day in Tacoma. The sun beat down on the new 21st street park as thirsty Tacomans gathered thick as ants to a ripe peach, all to sample an enormous selection of fine craft beers from over 40 different brewers. In addition to local brewers like E-9, Silver City, Harmon, M-T Head, Seven Seas, and newly unveiled Wingman Brewery, breweries came from California, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Alaska, even as far away as Alberta Canada (Unibroue) to help support the Boys and Girls club and our taste buds.
A recount of the delightfully hoppy affair at the Parkway Tavern, showcasing the Northwest’s best IPAs and some unique BBQ
I’ve long had a love affair with the Parkway Tavern. I remember the humble beginnings of what would become one of the premier taprooms in the South Sound, before the glorious mahogany bar and zebra safari room, when you could count the taps on one hand and touch the low popcorn ceilings with the other. Hell, The Parkway provided the keg of Boundary Bay IPA for my wedding a few years back. But this is not a write up on the Parkway, we’ll save that for a long weekend when we can hit most of the menu and all of the taps. This is a thread about the glory that is the annual IPA fest. Love and Hoppiness.