A lot has changed in Pierce County over the last few months, but we think there’s still a lot worth celebrating — from local favorites to new endeavors. Enjoy 6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday August 6 2020!
NATIONAL IPA DAY: As if we needed an official day to pay homage to the smooth, delightfully bitter taste of IPA … and yet, here we are. Today is National IPA Day, a day when we celebrate the little cone flowers we call hops and the beer style that showcases them: the India Pale Ale. Peaks & Pints will be celebrating the over-hopped beer made famous for its resiliency during long sea voyages by ship by pouring 10 tapped IPAs into our 32-ounce Campfire Crowlers for you. We’ll be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. so you can carry out cylinders of Boneyard, Double Mountain, Fort George, Kulshan, Reuben’s, Ruse, Structures, Wayfinder and others, then discuss the merits of individual hops the same way sommeliers might extol grape varietals around the campfire or around the pile of laundry. Have a hoppy day! 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Proctor District, Tacoma
BEER FLIGHT: Founded in 2011, IPA Day is a global celebration of craft beer. It is a universal movement that was created to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and brewers worldwide. IPA Day was originally developed as a social media-based holiday, but has since expanded into a worldwide party — OK, maybe not so much this year — but Peaks & Pints celebrates with 10 IPAs on tap for Campfire Crowler fills and a to-go IPA flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: IPA Day On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th, Proctor District, Tacoma
PHOTO CONTEST: Green Drinks Tacoma would have hosted Citizens For A Healthy Bay at a local watering hole to discuss all things Commencement Bay tonight. Peaks & Pints would have begged to host this green-minded social situation. Green Drinks meets monthly to discuss environmental issues over drinks. Citizens For A Healthy Bay have been protecting our bay for more than 30 years. Together, the two groups create a fun, informative night. Instead, the two organizations are hosting a photo contest this month asking you to snap photos of Commencement Bay. The one that peaks their interest with receive a $25 to … wait what? … Peaks & Pints. Well, that’s awesome! Make sure to tag @greendrinks253 on Facebook or Instagram so they can see your dazzling photos.
MARKET DAY: You love the Tacoma Farmers Market on Broadway. You sing “My Posse’s on Broadway” under your breath as you peruse the strawberries. You always bow when you pass the King’s Mozzarella booth. You’re headed to the market today, like you do, but you’re in for a big surprise when the folks at One Crafty Cat hand you a free pierce of butter cake in celebration of the market’s 30th anniversary. Every Thursday the Broadway Farmers Market offers a vibrant marketplace where local farms, small businesses, and organizations connect directly with the community, in a safe manner. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 925 Broadway, Tacoma
ART: As soon as the pandemic hit the Tacoma Art Museum launched TAM at Home to keep their exhibitions available for enrichment and learning, as well as to creativity alive via home art projects. Join TAM as they look closely at a print from their collection and then channel their inspiration to create a work of art. Create you art in any medium, then use #InspiredByTAM for a chance to be featured. TAM at HOME, photo: “Angry!” by @terrysmithpainter
PIERCE COUNTY FAIR: Out of an abundance of caution, Pierce County and the Pierce County Fair Association have decided to go virtual with the 2020 Pierce County Fair, normally held at Frontier Park in Graham. That’s right, the yearly celebration of rural life, agriculture and good old family values can only be enjoyed online, kicking off today with the Royal Welcome at 1 p.m. and the crowning one of the Royal Court Princesses as Queen at 5 p.m. Browse through the barns and fair departments to see all the ribbons. And, don’t forget to answer the People’s Choice Award surveys. piercecountyfair.com