Let’s face it. We are living through extraordinary times full of doubt and uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down, and we are all trying to navigate our “new normal.” Peaks & Pints hopes our 6-Pack of Things To Do helps. Be safe!
HISTORY: Eddie Bauer was a real guy. And, he loved the outdoors. Born on Orcas Island in 1899, he developed a passion for hunting and fishing around Puget Sound as a young boy. The company was built on its founder’s love of fishing, hunting, and outdoor expeditions. Eddie Bauer outfitted Jim Whittaker’s American Everest expedition in 1963. Colin Berg, the brand historian for Eddie Bauer, will share the story of the man behind the name as well as the many Pacific Northwesterners who made the brand what it is today at McMenamins Elks Temple Virtual History Pub: “Outdoors for 100 Years — Eddie Bauer, The Down Jacket, And Adventure-Driven Innovation” on the Washington State History Museum Facebook Live site. The Elks Temple is offering take out; you can order ahead and swing by to pick up your favorites, then pull up a comfy chair at home to enjoy the online pub event. 7-8:30 p.m., Washington State History Museum Facebook Live, no cover
BEER FLIGHT: Peaks & Pints opened Nov. 1 2016 with Perfect Proctor Porter on draft. It was a recreation of Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter we brewed at Wingman Brewers in Tacoma. Thinking back, it was a fun brewing day thanks to co-owner Ken Thoburn and his assistant brewer, Mike Dempster. A year later, Dempster launched his Mirage Beer brewery in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, releasing beers without a taproom. Dempster, who has brewed at Greenpoint Beer Works in Brooklyn and Buoy Beer Co. in Astoria, opened as a farmhouse-focused brewery, with some of his sours and saisons spontaneously fermented. It wasn’t long before he was known for his hazy IPAs and lagers. Today, Peaks and Pints offers a to-go flight of Dempster’s beers, a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mirage On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Proctor District, Tacoma
TREE-DIMENSIONAL TACOMA: The deodar cedar next to the playground at Titlow Park is this week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma, Peaks & Pints’ weekly Tacoma tree column. Inspired by our house beer, Kulshan Brewing Tree-dimensional IPA, Peaks & Pints branches out for a weekly look at terrific trees of Tacoma, in conjunction with our friends at Tacoma Tree Foundation. “Check it out as now is an especially good time of year because their cones are prominent and look a bit like giant green eggs,” says Sarah Low, executive director with the TFF. Read more about this tree and the more than 30 other Tacoma trees Low has featured on the Peaks & Pints website. Tuesday is a good day to tour all TFF’s recommended Tacoma trees, then head to Peaks & Pints for a crowler full of the beer that inspired the tree series, Kulshan Brewing’s Tree-dimensional IPA.
MARKET DAY: Small independent growers are local heroes, preserving and enhancing our landscape, keeping our air and water clean, and bringing us good things to eat, even during a pandemic. At farmers’ markets shoppers buy their food directly from the folks who grow or make it. The Eastside Farmers Market runs this afternoon with a wide array of locally sourced fruits and vegetables, honey, flowers, and baked goods. They also have local food trucks come by that offer a range of dinner options. 3-7 p.m., 3500 McKinley Ave. E., Tacoma
BINGO: As you know, Rainier Growlers has been celebrating Christmas since Friday, which means Ben has been pouring big winter beers into crowlers and growlers, including Fremont Brewing’s imperial stouts. Today is the last day of Christmas in July. It’s also the South Hill taproom’s weekly Bingo and Brews Night. Both events meet head-on tonight when David from Fremont jumps in the Rainier Growlers Zoom Room to talk Fremont and hopefully read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. As mentioned, the game is played in Rainier Growler’s Zoom Room, or limited in-house seating. What was the name of the elderly man who won bingos three times last week? Jerry Hat-trick. Pick up your bingo cards, brews and raffle tickets before the 6 p.m., start time. 3105 Meridian E., Puyallup
MARINERS: The Seattle Mariners host The Los Angeles Angels for a series at T-Mobile Park beginning tonight. The Mariners face Andrew Heaney tonight. Both teams have sub-0.500 records this season. After taking two of three games in Anaheim last week and winning the opener of a four-game home series against Oakland, the Mariners have lost three in a row, including an 11-1 defeat last night to the A’s. Fill a Peaks & Pints Campfire Crowler of Wingman Brewers and Sig Brewing collaboration What (P)haser Is It Anywayz and enjoy the game. 7:10 p.m., Root Sports Northwest