[8/22/22] In the heart of Tacoma's historic Brewery District, brave seafarers with a taste for adventure can find the chance the travel back in time. On their journey, they can expect to encounter fearsome pirates, a kraken or two, and some of Tacoma's most delicious brews.
Black Fleet Brewing is a family-owned taproom and kitchen that opened in 2018. Since opening, they have been serving up some of the most exciting local brews in the South Sound. Just this month, they won the People's Choice Award at Tacoma's Brew Five Three annual beer festival for the second year in a row!
This historical gem is just one of many stories and facts the Black Fleet team is happy to share with their customers. In addition to local history, the owners and staff are passionate about representing the best of Tacoma and sharing it with others. Whether you're looking for a local hike or downtown entertainment, the Black Fleet team will have something to recommend. They say that, in a way, they see themselves as ambassadors of Tacoma who get to help people learn to love what's so great about their city.
Another passion the team at Black Fleet Brewing has is making local business connections. As a business that opened shortly before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to be creative and think on their feet to make things work. When restaurants and bars had to stay closed for months at a time, Black Fleet continued to brew and sell to customers. Through participating in Tacoma Farmers' Markets, they were able to keep doing what they loved and spread the word about their business to the community. To this day, even though their doors have reopened, Black Fleet continues to be part of the Tacoma Farmers' Market and use it as a chance to make great business connections.
Partnering with other local businesses is an important part of Black Fleet's model. From the barley and hops that they use to make their beer to the hot sauce on the tables, they love to source locally at every opportunity. Even the barley, once it is done being used to make beer, is given to local farmers for their cows to eat. And these partnerships don't stop with just ingredients. Black Fleet teams up with local businesses like Dazed and ReUsed, an art studio in Auburn, to bring art and craft workshops to the taproom. They are always looking for new opportunities to bring classes, activities, and events to the brewery.
Laura Byce says that Black Fleet Brewery joined the Chamber to stay connected and learn about what's going on in the local business community. They are also always interested in finding more partners to bring on board the Black Fleet. If you run a local business and are interested in teaming up with this fearsome crew, you can email them at info@BlackFleetBrewing.com.
The Chamber is excited to have Black Fleet Brewing as one of our members and we can't wait to see what's on tap for them next.
This Member Feature story is part of a series by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber to promote stronger connections and increased engagement between the Chamber, its members, and the local business community. Member stories are non-promotional opportunities to share members' business stories with the community. If you are a Chamber member interested in being featured for a story, please contact Digital Marketing Outreach Coordinator Audrey Widner at email@example.com
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