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Get your brew on at Tacoma's Brew-Five-Three festival Saturday

Consider this Saturday’s Brew Five Three beer and blues festival in Tacoma a comprehensive introduction to South Sound brewers. It’s perfect for lazy beer grazers who want to plow through South Sound’s beer arsenal in one convenient location. Just be sure to book that designated driver. You’ll need it. Every brewery of note in the South Sound region will serve at the event.

South Sound brewers comprise almost a third of the 30-plus breweries and cideries from Seattle and the rest of Washington state that will take over the area between Ninth and 11th streets on Broadway from 1-9 p.m. Saturday. The festival, now in its second year, is hosted by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts.

Four bands will play throughout the day; food will be for sale. To see which brewers are coming, see the list below, as well as the entertainment and food lists.

In perusing the list of brewers, I’ve identified a handful of brewers that South Sound beer fans won’t want to miss: