Tuesday, December 12th, 2023

6-Pack of Things To Do: December 12-17 2023


6-Pack of Things To Do: December 12-17 2023

Remember that time when you were in college and you read 200 pages of Jacques Derrida and your brain turned to mush so you gave up and smoked a bowl and watched Horse Feathers and then got the munchies and tried to make cookies but ended up setting your hoodie on fire and had to stop, drop, and roll and you almost died? The Peaks & Pints 6-Pack of Things To Do is the opposite of that experience. It’s filled with holiday and beer drinking cheers this week in Tacoma. Cheers!

ABT 12 DAY – TUESDAY, DEC. 12: Brouwerij St Bernardus is famous for both their beers and their heritage. The brewery brewed the famous Westvleteren beers before the monastery returned all production back to within the abbey’s walls. Their Abt 12 quadrupel represents what Westvleteren 12 used to be before the abbey changed their yeast strain. Abt 12, one of the world’s most beloved and highly regarded beers takes the spotlight today, 12/ 12, with the return of St. Bernardus Abt 12 Day! Peaks & Pints will celebrate Abt 12 all day Tuesday with Abt 12, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, and their Wit on tap and in the cooler, cool glassware giveaways, while supplies last. We also present an in-house flight of three St. Bernardus beers — a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: St. Bernardus Abt 12 Day11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

BEER PODCAST – WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13: The Grit & Grain Podcast will have a musty, old leather, barnyard, horse blanket, cheesy, fruity, and tart good time Wednesday when they drink and discuss lambics with their good friend, Scott Travis, for Episode 75. Lambics — whether straight lambics, faro, gueuze, or fruit based — are produced only in one area of Belgium, the Senne River Valley, south and west of Brussels in the Pajottenland region. They’re beers that are spontaneously fermented by the airborne wild yeasts and bacteria present in this valley and nowhere else on the face of the Earth. Nature didn’t just bless this area with the right yeasts and bacteria—it also endowed it with an ideal climate for slow fermentation, easy access to French wine barrels, and even tart Schaerbeek cherries. Local beer expert Scott will sit down with the Grit & Grain for his thoughts on lambics, koelships, Brettanomyces, unmalted wheat, gueuze, and his time spent in the industry. Hang with us in Peaks & Pints Events Room for an afternoon of lambics and laughs. 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover

LODGE MEETING WITH PFRIEM – THURSDAY, DEC. 14: Arguably one of the best overall breweries in Oregon, Hood River’s bustling pFriem Family Brewers will leave the shores of the wind-whipped Columbia and takeover Peaks & Pints’ taps Thursday, Dec. 14. Josh Pfriem and his crew have delivered world-class options for our annual “We’re pFrieming of a Craft Beer Christmas” pFriem holiday party. Looking for a Barrel Aged American Dark Ale? We’re tapping pFriem’s version Thursday night. Dig Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywines? pFriem has one and it’ll flow from our Western red cedar tap log too. What about pFriem’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout? Peaks & Pints will have it. We even have their Druif Blanc Barrel Aged Grape Ale. Winter Ale, Belgian Pilsner, Maple Smoked Porter, Double IPA, Mexican Chocolate Stout, and Extra Pale will also be on tap at Peaks Thursday. Join us at Peaks & Pints Thursday night of rollicking revelry featuring an unlimited sea of extraordinary pFriem beers, fine food, mirth, and merriment. Be sure to “holidize” your outfit that night as Peaks and Pints will be decked out for the holidays, with pFriem gifts o’plenty under the tree. 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER – THROUGH DEC. 31: The 1964 Rankin-Bass stop-motion animation holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen in Tacoma Little Theatre’s musical adaptation of the beloved television special. It’s the story about a reindeer with a glowing red nose who caves to discrimination, but ultimately rallies other misfits and saves Christmas when the fog rolls in. Filled with holiday hits like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer features all your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday, through Dec. 31, Tacoma Little Theatre, 210 N. I St., Tacoma, $24-$31

THE MIDWINTER REVELS — DEC. 16-20: Don’t let these dark days get you down. Hop in the Puget Sound Revels time machine, journey back to the days of colorful folk stories, beautiful harmonies, lively dances, resplendent costumes, and intriguing traditions in this year’s “Midwinter Revels”. We’re talking singing, dancing, storytelling, beauty, mystery, and hilarity inside the Rialto Theater. This year, the songs, dancing, and stories fall under the theme, “Silk Road Merchants Meet Medieval England”. The show features Tony Curry, Revels adult and children’s choruses, and the Seattle Brass Ensemble. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, Rialto Theater, 310 S. ninth St., Tacoma, tickets are $20-$36 at Tacoma Arts Live

HOLIDAY CONCERT – DEC. 16-17: The Northwest Repertory Singers presents “Sing Noel”, a two-day holiday concert at Christ Episcopal Church in Tacoma’s Stadium District. “Sing Noel” performances will feature carols and choral works by Jacob Handl, Libby Larsen, Stephen Paulus, André Thomas, Sarah Quartel, Norman Luboff, Donna Gartman Schultz, and others backed by Shannon Spicciati on oboe, Brianna Spargo on harp, and Marjorie Skreen as their collaborative pianist. In addition, expect an original composition of the medieval English Carol, “What Cheer?” and a festive piece performed by Artistic Director Kyl Haugen on the pipe organ. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N. K Street, Tacoma, $18-$20

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