Exit133 is about Tacoma
Steve Body, writing as "The Pour Fool" at the SeattlePI.com has some very nice things to say about the beers Shane Johns is producing over at E-9. Then there's what he says about Tacoma ...
He calls Tacoma "one of the most unlikely places in the United States" for interesting beers, and goes on to describe Tacoma ("For those who have never been there").
Tacoma, Washington, is a step into a time machine; a slice of 1958 Seattle that broke off, rolled south, and got snagged on a tree root on the shores of Commencement Bay.
... its people are a wild mix of Northwest Gen-Xers, old hippies, the desperately poor, a thin stratum of Old Money, and the largest concentration of rednecks west of Alabama. It is a city that could be (and probably is) accurately pegged as a hotbed of wallet-on-a-chain monster-truck fans whose beer preference stops at whatever is the current outer parameters of Anheuser Busch’s watery lager continuum.
It goes on. This doesn't sound familiar to us, and the only thing we can figure is that Body has never gone to the trouble of getting off the freeway and spending any time in Tacoma. We've heard a lot of aggressively ignorant stereotypes about Tacoma in the last twenty years, but being the a hotbed of rednecks isn't one of them. Or maybe he's just trying to get us riled up.
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