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by Ron Swarner - Jun 16, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.16.19: Thank You Dad Flight

Ah, Father's Day, when all patriarchs become Clark Griswold on vacation and all…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 15, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.15.19: Flight of Matchless Brewing

After finishing his West Olympia postal route for the day, botanist Patrick Jansen…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 14, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.14.19: Flight For Summer Con

Summer Con team assemble! You and your friends are stoked to attend the…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 13, 2019

Fort George 3-Way vs. The Rusty Cleavers

Fort George 3-Way vs. The Rusty Cleavers While summer days are great for…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 13, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.13.19: Flight of All Day Breakfast

We know what some of you are thinking. Beer for breakfast? Who does…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 12, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.12.19: Flight For Mythic Valley

Tommy Gunn and Tony Aman formed Mythic Valley in 2015. Hailing from Salt…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 11, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.11.19: Flight of Skookum Oak

Skookum Brewery’s story could not be more emblematic of Washington’s craft beer explosion.…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 10, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.10.19: Flight of Rosé

Pink alcohol has long had a bad rap. From cosmos to white zin…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 8, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.8.19: Flight of Pride

Fifty years ago this summer, New York City bar patrons of many genders,…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 7, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.7.19: Flight of Deschutes Beer

Californian Gary Fish established his brewpub concept, Deschutes Public House, in downtown Bend…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 6, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.6.19: Flight of Climb For A Cause

In July 2019, Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Co. are sending eight…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 5, 2019

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock June 5 2019

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock June 5 2019 Exhausted, you just…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 5, 2019

Craft Cider Crosscut 6.5.19: Flight of Tieton

In 2008, Craig Campbell and his wife, Sharon, began experimenting with making cider…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 4, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.4.19: Flight of Cocktail-Inspired Beers

The beer cocktail is a fickle friend. Dropping a shot of sake, Baileys…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 3, 2019

Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight 6.3.19: Estate Cideries

The wine industry is fond of speaking about the individual flavor characteristics that…

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by Ron Swarner - Jun 1, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.1.19: Flight of Coconut Beer

Hey you! Put down that pina colada! Peaks and Pints suggests you reach…

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by Ron Swarner - May 31, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.31.19: Flight of Cherry Beer

The idea of a fruit beer may seem a bit too, well, fruity.…

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by Ron Swarner - May 30, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.30.19: Flight of Wet Coast Brewing

West Pierce Fire and Rescue firefighters Bryan Copeland and Aaron Johnson are the…

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by Ron Swarner - May 29, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.29.19: Flight of Breakside Stouts

In 2010 — with his Siebel Institute education, training in Germany and Belgium,…

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by Ron Swarner - May 28, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.28.19: A Flight of Portland Oregon

The beer scene in Portland, Oregon, or Beervana to craft beer enthusiasts, began…

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by Ron Swarner - May 27, 2019

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock May 27 2019

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock May 27 2019 21st Amendment Brewery…

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by Ron Swarner - May 27, 2019

Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight 5.27.19: Tropical Ciders

Wishin' I was Knee deep in the water somewhere. Got the blue sky,…

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by Ron Swarner - May 26, 2019

Fancy Pants Sunday: Structures Lemon Isolation

Fancy Pants Sunday: Structures Lemon Isolation James Alexander and Ryan Miller took time…

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by Ron Swarner - May 26, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.26.19: Flight of Hazies

Hitting the scene in the early 2010s, the New England style India pale…

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by Ron Swarner - May 25, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.25.19: Flight For James Bond

The James Bond movie franchise has been turning out movies since 1963, when…

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by Ron Swarner - May 24, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.24.19: Flight by Patrick Rue

As a brewery famous for its experimental ales, the company's history is just…

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by Ron Swarner - May 23, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.23.19: A Flight of Modern Times Sours

An avid homebrewer and former employee at Stone Brewing Co. in Southern California,…

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by Ron Swarner - May 22, 2019

Peaks and Pints co-owner Climbs For Clean Air

Peaks and Pints co-owner Climbs For Clean Air The glare of the rising…

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by Ron Swarner - May 22, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.22.19: A Flight of Moonraker

Moonraker Brewing Co. opened in 2016 in the same Auburn, California industrial park…

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by Ron Swarner - May 21, 2019

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock May 21 2019

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock May 21 2019 This is what…

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by Ron Swarner - May 21, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.21.19: A Flight of Badass

Ice climbing requires its athletes to wear 24 sharp points on their feet…

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by Ron Swarner - May 20, 2019

Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight 5.20.19: Cider Math

A cider mathematician is an expert in the field of both cider and…

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by Ron Swarner - May 19, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.19.19: A Flight of Kolsch

Lately Peaks and Pints finds ourselves reaching for clean, classic styles rather than…

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by Ron Swarner - May 18, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.18.19: A Flight of I Love Reese’s Day

In 1917, Harry Burnett Reese worked on a dairy farm owned by the…

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by Ron Swarner - May 17, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.17.19: A Flight of New Belgium Beer

In 1988, Jeff Lebesch was riding his bike through the villages of Belgium,…

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by Ron Swarner - May 16, 2019

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock May 16 2019

Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock May 16 2019 What's more fun…

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by Ron Swarner - May 16, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.16.19: A Flight of Ecliptic and Firestone Walker

In celebration of their fifth year traveling through the vast star system we…

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by Ron Swarner - May 15, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.15.19: A Flight of Ninkasi Brewing

June 15, 2006, Ninkasi Brewing Company set out with a single mission: Perpetuate…

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by Ron Swarner - May 14, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.14.19: A Flight of Hair of the Dog

People have been making pilgrimages to Portland, Oregon for Alan Sprints’ beer since…

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by Ron Swarner - May 13, 2019

Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight 5.13.19: Le Brun and more

Cider has the alcohol content of a beer, but it's made like a…

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by Ron Swarner - May 12, 2019

Fancy Pants Sunday: Matchless Pome Moon Saison Ale

Fancy Pants Sunday: Matchless Pome Moon Saison Ale Back in the 1700s, if…

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by Ron Swarner - May 12, 2019

Grains of Wrath rocks lagers

Grains of Wrath rocks lagers The metal movement has an outsider ethos and…

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by Ron Swarner - May 12, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 5.12.19: A Flight For Mom

This Mother's Day, skip the box of chocolates or a handmade card. Honor…

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by Ron Swarner - May 11, 2019

Ecliptic Brewing 5 Beers For 5 Years: Firestone Walker In Tacoma

Ecliptic Brewing 5 Beers For 5 Years: Firestone Walker In Tacoma You're on…