Tacoma has always been a beer town. And these days business is booming.
Several independent craft beer makers are reviving the city's historic brewery district.
"I think it's phenomenal," said Andy Kesner, Pacific Brewing and Malting company director of sales.
Craft breweries large and small are popping up in and around the city's historic brewery district along Pacific avenue in roughly the same area that once housed three large brewers a century ago. Heidelberg, Columbia and the original Pacific breweries once operated very close to an area now seeing an explosion of beer makers.
From 19th street to south 55, large independent breweries are up and running or in the works with several small micro-brewers also dotting the area. Recently Gig Harbor based Seven Seas has announced they'll open a large scale operation after converting an old warehouse near S. 21st and Jefferson streets.
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