Winter Beer Trips in Washington’s South Sound

Craft Beer and Cider Taste Better in Winter

Fill your craft beverage passport at 30 breweries and cideries in Tacoma and Olympia

The South Sound Craft Crawl’s new website and updated passport program will help you enjoy the sips of the season at craft breweries and cideries around Tacoma and Olympia—just two hours north of Portland.

Stay a night or two when you hop your way around Tacoma and the surrounding area. Visit for trip-planning inspiration, hotels, an events calendar and more.

South Sound Craft Crawl has grown to 30 participating beverage makers. Collect stamps from seven locations and earn a koozie. Or take on the challenge of 20 stamps to win a souvenir bottle opener.

Download the passport at the new website or pick up a copy at visitor information centers and participating breweries. The website also has information about free public transit—Tacoma Link light rail is near seven breweries, and the DASH shuttle is convenient to three Olympia breweries.

The passport also guides you through the distinctive cities that make up the craft crawl lineup:

Puyallup Valley

The city that’s steeped in Americana also is home to locally owned farms that provide ingredients to local brewers. Powerhouse Brewery’s recipes include Puyallup Valley hops and local berries. Cockrell Hard Ciders grows, ferments and bottles everything they sell right at their orchard. Half Lion Brewing combines cascade hops and malts for colorful ales that stand out from the forest of traditional beers.

Gig Harbor

Warm your insides with the milk stout at Wet Coast Brewing, where brewers get their entrepreneurial spirit from Prohibition law breakers. 7 Seas Brewing started with a tiny taproom and now has two spacious locations, including the 48-tap gathering spot in Tacoma’s historic brewery district.

Tacoma Area

Tacoma breweries are geared up for winter. Wingman Brewers features their Noel Belgian-style Winter Ale and Harmon Brewing Company’s Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale is their ode to local icon Mount Rainier. A military veteran runs Forward Operating Base in DuPont to celebrate soldiers with brews such as the intensely sweet and decadent Christmas Truce English Strong Ale. also has information about bike and shuttle beer tours for a memorable tasting experience.

Start filling your South Sound Craft Crawl passport today.

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