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by Ron Swarner - Aug 19, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday August 19 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday August 19 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 19, 2019

Monday Cider Flight and a Movie: Toy Story 4

Monday Cider Flight and a Movie: Toy Story 4 It’s Monday, which means…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 18, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday August 18 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday August 18 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 17, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday August 17 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday August 17 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 16, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Friday August 16 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Friday August 16 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 16, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.16.19: Flight For Coffee Beer Chat

Mixing caffeine and alcohol is nothing especially new. Beyond Irish coffee and Four…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 15, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.15.19: Flight of Hopnificent 6

Tonight, Peaks and Pints hosts our annual Hopnificent 6 gathering — this year…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 14, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.14.19: Flight of Dune

For the past year, Peaks and Pints has hosted SudsPop nights pairing a…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 13, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 4.12.18: A Flight of Kulshan

For the past couple years, when a mention of Bellingham breweries awards comes…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 12, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday August 12 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday August 12 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 12, 2019

Monday Pear Flight and a Movie: Spider-Man Far From Home

Monday Pear Flight and a Movie: Spider-Man Far From Home Spider-Man: Far From…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 11, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday August 11 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday August 11 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 11, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.11.19: Flight of 7 Seas Brewing

7 Seas Brewing searched as deep as oceans dive. Peaks and Pints probed…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 10, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday, August 10 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday, August 10 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 10, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.10.19: Flight of S’mores

Welcome back to another edition of Craft Beer Crosscut. Peaks and Pints’ carefully…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 9, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.9.19: Flight of Portland Sours

Sours get their trademark tartness and sourness from bacteria and wild yeasts —…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 8, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday, August 8 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday, August 8 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 8, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.8.19: Flight of Little Beast

Two years before Little Beast Brewing opened in Beaverton, Oregon, co-founder Charles Porter…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 7, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.7.19: Flight of Raspberry Cream

Did you know that today, Aug. 7, is National Raspberries N’ Cream Day?…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 6, 2019

Peaks and Pints adds sandworms to Tacoma Beer Week 2019

Peaks and Pints adds sandworms to Tacoma Beer Week 2019 Tacoma Beer Week…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 6, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.6.19: Flight of Gose

You’ve heard of gose. It’s German, a sour beer. Pronounced “go-zuh,” like the…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 5, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday, August 5 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday, August 5 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 5, 2019

Monday Cider Flight and a Movie: Yesterday

Monday Cider Flight and a Movie: Yesterday Apple Records is a record label…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 4, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.4.19: Flight of Fruited Sours

Sours have become popular in recent years, with profiles that feature sour, acidic…

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.3.19: Flight for Proctor Arts Fest
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by Ron Swarner - Aug 3, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.3.19: Flight for Proctor Arts Fest

In 2005, Joel VandenBrink found himself in a disagreement with a friend, so…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 2, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 8.2.19: Flight of Oregon IPA

In 2018, Oregon’s breweries crafted 1,032,369 barrels of beer, which ranked ninth in…

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by Ron Swarner - Aug 1, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday August 1 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday August 1 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 31, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 7.31.19: Flight of Old Ale

Hundred plus years ago, old ales, also known as stock ales, were usually…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 30, 2019

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 7.30.19

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 7.30.19 There’s the dusty, trigger-happy Wild…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 30, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 7.30.19: Flight of Block 15 Brewing

Block 15 Brewing sits heart of downtown Corvallis, only a few blocks from…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 29, 2019

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” inspires Tacoma Beer Week IIPA

Frank Herbert’s “Dune” inspires Tacoma Beer Week IIPA “I think we can all…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 27, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday, July 27 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday, July 27 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 26, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Friday, July 26 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Friday, July 26 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 25, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday, July 25 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday, July 25 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 24, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Wednesday, July 24 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Wednesday, July 24 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 24, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 7.24.19: Flight of Jolly Pumpkin

Dexter, Michigan’s Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is the first brewery in the U.S.…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 23, 2019

Peaks and Pints Cooler Bagger 7.23.19

Peaks and Pints Cooler Bagger 7.23.19 If you stay overnight in one of…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 23, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Tuesday, July 23 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Tuesday, July 23 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 23, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 7.23.19: Flight of Assertive IPAs

The first India pale ales originated in Great Britain as a modestly hopped…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 22, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday, July 22 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday, July 22 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 22, 2019

Monday Cider Flight and a movie: Echo in the Canyon

Monday Cider Flight and a movie: Echo in the Canyon The Grand Cinema…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 21, 2019

Fancy Pants Sunday: Boon 2014 Geuze Mariage Parfait 

Fancy Pants Sunday: Boon 2014 Geuze Mariage Parfait At dawn on July 17,…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 21, 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday, July 21 2019

Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday, July 21 2019 Peaks and Pints houses…

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by Ron Swarner - Jul 21, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 7.21.19: Flight of Belgian National Day

Today isn't just Sunday; it's Belgian National Day — a celebration that dates…