Rain. Election Day. 6-Pack of Things To Do. All three things call for a heavy drinking day.
ELECTION RESULTS: Calling today’s election one of the most anticipated in recent history is a monstrous understatement. Ask the person on the street what she or he will be doing tonight, and odds are her or his answer will be, “Watching the election returns as if my life depended on it.” Keep your eye on the Pierce County Auditor’s website for today’s Election results. The first batch will hit the site at 8:30 p.m. tonight. Peaks & Pints carries Evil Twin Brewing 2020 Recap Pale Ale in our cooler.
BEER FLIGHT: Evidently, it’s National Sandwich Day! Or, so says the Internet. Peaks & Pints buys into it. Why wouldn’t we want an excuse to bask in the wonderfulness that is meat and/or veggies and condiments wedged between two slices of glorious bread? Afterall, sandwiches are one of the things we do best (another is pairing craft beer and cider with dumb national food holidays). Peaks & Pints co-owners Robby and Justin Peterson might not have invented sandwiches, but they sure know how to design them — including our Roastmary. Our roast beef sandwich is a wonderful thing: succulent paper-thin slivers of choice roast beef, perched on marbled rye bread, slathered with Gouda and rosemary mayonnaise. Since this is a beer flight article, let’s pair a flight with the Roastmary. Beer geeks and craft brewers tend to turn their noses up at brown ales because they lack the extreme flavors and hoppiness that is fashionable, but these are tasty beers that pair well with many different foods. The dark and rich notes of chocolate and coffee complement Peaks and Pints’ roast beef and smoked Gouda sandwich. It’s simple, hearty and, delicious and the focus of today’s to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Sandwich Browns On The Fly. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Peak & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, guaranteed seating via Open Table app
FAIR SCONES TO-GO: For the first time in nearly 80 years, the Washington State Fair was canceled due to coronavirus concerns. This year would have been the fair’s 120th anniversary. The fair was scheduled to run from Sept. 4 to Sept. 27. However, the fair’s scones did not get canceled. In response to the coronavirus, Fisher Scones will be available to-go today. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gold Gate Parking, Western Washington Fairgrounds, 110 9th Ave. SW, Puyallup
TAROT READINGS: Will you tweet horrible things to Ted Cruz tonight? Maybe Brita knows. Will you drink four Pepto-tinis tonight? Maybe Brita knows. Will you curse the electoral college and all other colleges, for good measure? Maybe Brita knows. Brita has been reading tarot and employing other forms of divination for 40 years. She is a seer, empath, and hedgewitch. She has taught courses on tarot, divination, dousing, and a variety of other esoteric courses. She is also trained formally in the areas of magic, shamanism, and ethobotany she possesses an MA in Anthropology. She’ll read tarot cards today at Crescent Moon Gifts. Noon to 6 p.m., Crescent Moon Gifts, 6901 6th Ave., Tacoma, 15 min $35, 30 min $50, 60 min $75
ELECTION DAY: Ah, Election Day. Swaying chandeliers casting crystalline glares across the movers and shakers of sound-bite polemics. Crested, folded napkins wedged into snifters, wilting in the drunken haze of chortled exchanges more revealing than they ought to be. Knowing gazes and frowning throat-clearings punctuating perfectly orchestrated gala affairs full of couples waltzing the networking-mingle waltz of getting ahead. “Oh, senator, you’re so naughty,” etc. Not this year. The Washington State Democrats will party virtually beginning at 7:15 p.m. here. The Washington State Republicans host a virtual Election Day Rally at noon here. The Libertarian Election Night Party runs 5-11 p.m. at the Tacoma Burger Company. Peaks & Pints carries Alter Ego Cider The Guardian Angel in our cooler.
BINGO AND BREWS: Go vote, then play bingo and drink beers with Rainier Growlers on South Hill. Every Tuesday, the craft beer bar hosts bingo live for the social-distance tables and streams it in a Zoom conference room style from 6-9 p.m. featuring five rounds with Tyler and Mike as the hosts. Ben and crew will hand out bingo cards until 6 p.m. with a $50 gift card from their neighbor Out And About Burgers up for grabs this week. If you’re playing virtually at home with the elections on in the background, take a swig of your Rainier Growlers purchased beer every time you hear, “It’s too close to call.” 6-9 p.m., Rainier Growlers, 13105 Meridian E., South Hill Puyallup, Rainier Growlers Zoom Room (password: growlers)