Wingman Brewers hosting Made in Tacoma on Saturday

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- by Casey McLain, South Sound Bureau Chief -

The first day I walked into Wingman Brewers was more than two years ago. Head Brewer Ken Thoburn and Wingman friend Jason were transferring fermented wort from their fermenter to an oak barrel followed by peanut butter, and I quickly became aware of two things: Wingman Brewers is doing more than making beer in the transactional sense, and Wingman Brewers is Tacoma, and Tacoma is Wingman Brewers.

Before I ever wrote for Washington Beer Blog I was curious, and I had asked Ken if he felt like he wanted to compete with other local breweries.

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