It was a perfect day for baseball Saturday at Tacomas Cheney Stadium but the crowd was in the outfield, not in the stands.
The News Tribune

By John Gillie

They werent shagging fly balls or guarding the warning track. Instead, the thousands gathered there were sampling the best that the regions craft breweries offered at the fifth annual Tacoma Craft Beer Festival.

The fest was not a celebration of sport but of the skill and inventiveness of the regions burgeoning craft brewing industry. Some 75 brewers were among the dozens of exhibitors that lined the outfield wall with tents merchandising the product of their art.