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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Bradford callery pear

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree the Bradford callery pear outside Peaks & Pints in the Proctor District. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Bradford callery pear We all know what’s in our wallets. What’s next to your front door? “I have been looking at this Kamana guide book, which is part of a naturalist training program,” explains Sarah Low, executive director at the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “Flipping through the pages, I happened upon this prompt, ‘What plant grows closest to your front door?’ The tree closest to my front door is an Arizona cypress, though my

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.25.20: Flight of Bock Styles

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Peaks & Pints has bock on the brain after we found a plastic goat on our bar top. Bock literally translates to ram or Billy goat in German. So it began as a visual pun (and maybe a slight poke at the Northern Germans by the Bavarians) and has now become the symbol of bock beer. Bock beer is a strong beer style generally 6.3 percent alcohol by volume and higher. It is believed to have originated in Einbeck — a town famous for brewing in the Middle Ages. Eibeck was one of the first cities to ban the use

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Pommeau

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Pommeau In 1982, Pommeau went legit. Up to that point, the beverage, officially classified as a mistelle, was a well-guarded secret among French farmers who produced it and wasn’t legally available to the public market. The farmers would use a system called mutage, a process in alcohol production that slows fermentation, on their fruitiest and tastiest apple juice. Apple brandy, known as Calvados in the Normandy region, was added to the juice to prevent it from losing its flavor. It’s then aged for a minimum of 18 months before being bottled as a Pommeau.

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Announcements made at Hops and Props 2020

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Announcements made at Hops and Props 2020 At 10 p.m., when revelers began stumbling out of the Museum of Flight searching the list of “Transportation Providers” on page 8 of the Taster Guide, a woman started twerking as she pretended to be a plane. Her partner in crime backed into consumers as he pretended his two souvenir pint glasses were flashlights marshaling her to park at Boeing Field. These two probably touched the museum exhibits, didn’t drink responsibly and no doubt broke other posted rules during Hops and Props 2020, the 18th annual beer and cider festival with more than

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Bruery Terreux Quadrupel Tonnellerie

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You fancy Bruery Terreux Quadrupel Tonnellerie Fancy Pants Sunday: Bruery Terreux Quadrupel Tonnellerie As a brewery famous for its experimental ales, the company’s history is just as wild. Founded in 2008 by Patrick Rue, The Bruery began when Rue, a recent law school graduate and homebrewer, figured out that he loved the hobby so much, he’d start a brewery instead of studying for the Bar. Later, in 2015, Rue launched Bruery Terreux — loosely translated as “Earthy Brewery” — as a dedicated space to provide the freedom (and bacteria) to get weird with wild and sour

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Peaks and Pints Beer Parade 2.23.20

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Peaks and Pints Beer Parade 2.23.20 Hello everyone! We’re live at Peaks & Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District for this Sunday’s Peaks & Pints Beer Parade. The Peaks bartenders are brushing off their hangovers and ready to parade their favorite beers of the week. Oooohhhh, this week’s grand marshal is Melanie Rushforth, executive director of Northwest Spay & Neuter Center. She has a rare morning off from a fundraising breakfast gala. We’re lucky to have her leading this week’s parade. Here come the bartenders … looks like Nicole leads … and she’s still waking up. She’s carrying her favorite

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday February 22 2020

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Saturday February 22 2020 includes Matchless Bar Bbl Imperial Stout. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday February 22 2020 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.22.20: Flight of Best of Craft Beer Awards

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The 2020 Best of Craft Beer Awards was held last weekend in Bend, Oregon. This year 96 judges sampled through 2,237 beers from 44 states, five countries and 375 different breweries that submitted entries. BJCP judges, vetted brewers and guest judges from the craft beer industry awarded 170 breweries from 33 states for a total of 262 medals for their exceptional beer in 2020, including five pouring in our beer flight today, Craft Beer Crosscut 2.22.20: Flight of Best of Craft Beer. The judges followed the 2019 Brewers Association style guidelines, which list 157 styles. Click here for a list

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.21.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.21.20 Christmas arrived early. Enjoy Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.21.20. Ho, ho, yo! Backwoods Brewing VENTURE FORTH HAZY IPA: Brewed with Galaxy, Citra and Amarillo hops for a juicy, tropical and slightly bitter hazy. 6.8% Boulevard Brewing SIXTH GLASS QUADRUPEL: Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen’s The Watchman of the Tower, this quad is a full-bodied beer with a complex fruity and estery nose followed by a rich, sweet, caramel malt flavor with notes of dark fruit and a low to medium hop bitterness and flavor. 10.5% Claim 52 Brewing WESTSIDE

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.21.20: Flight of 2020 Oregon Beer Awards

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Nicknamed the “Academy Awards of Beer,” the Oregon Beer Awards ceremony filled Portland’s Revolution Hall Tuesday, Feb. 18 honoring the finest brews (in more than 30 categories), bars, and festivals in all the land, and by land we mean Oregon. The Oregon Beer Awards bestows the medals after 1,200 craft beers from across the state are tasted in a double-blind judging weekend by a panel of 100 diverse, expert judges. This year, the awards ceremony passed out 90 medals, with entries from 113 breweries. Today, Peaks & Pints presents a beer flight of some of the winners in what we

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Peaks and Pints February Cider In Stock

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Peaks and Pints February Cider In Stock Crafted with apples, a cider is the latte of the alcohol-beverage world — it’s not quite beer, not quite wine, and definitely not a cocktail. It’s sweet, but not too sweet to the point where you feel like you’re going to lose a tooth after just one sip. And for those with gluten sensitivities, it’s one of the most beloved drink options out there. Cooler temperatures and dark nights clearly call for a moment to celebrate the greatness of cider. Peaks and Pints February Cider In Stock has a six pack of delicious

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Allegory Brewing cans in Tacoma

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Allegory Brewing cans in Tacoma Founded by David Sanguinetti and brewer Charlie Van Meter, Allegory Brewing makes a tremendous range of styles from lagers and IPAs to farmhouse, wild ales and fruited beers straight outta McMinnville, Oregon. Peaks and Pints received our first shipment of Allegory cans today. Cheers! DAD HAT PILS: 2019 Best of Craft gold medalist German-style pilsner brewed with all Weyermann malt and noble hops. 5% WHEELBARROW OF SWORDS: West Coast IPA featuring Crosby Idaho 7 and El Dorado hops for loads of juicy pineapple and orange notes with just a touch of back-end bitterness. 7%

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday February 20 2020

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Peaks and Pints Tap List February 20 2020 includes Tieton Cider Works’ Golden Russet Apple. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday February 20 2020 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.20.20: Flight of Bend vs Yakima

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Join Peaks & Pints Party Games tonight as craft beer and cider from Bend, Oregon, battle equal boozy liquids from Yakima, Washington. Boneyard Beer and Avid Cider Co. will be on one side of our lodge with Bale Breaker Brewing and Tieton Cider Works on the other, with the warfare beginning at 6 p.m. We can all probably agree that actual drunken warfare would not be a good time for anyone. However, adding alcohol to the innocent card game War makes for fantastic fun. Technically, the rules don’t force anyone to drink, but expect plenty of prizes, and, of course,

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.19.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.19.20 Aim to perform a Peaks & Pints cooler workout between 2-4 times per week, either as a “standalone” session or bolted on to the end of your draft beer experience. With no rest in between cooler door openings, Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.19.20 should take you just one minute to complete. Pro tip: bend at the knees. Cheers! 7 Seas Brewing NOMADIC CITRA CRYO IPA: With cryogenically processed hops to isolate only their finest attributes, Citra, Chinook, Azacca, and Simcoe offer notes of ripe citrus, pineapple and hints of

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.19.20: A Flight of Gigantic Brewing

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Van Havig, former brewmaster at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland, and Ben Love, previously a brewer at Pelican Brewery and head brewer at Hopworks Urban Brewery, added to Portland’s Beervana opening Gigantic Brewing May 9, 20212. The two brewers figured out how to have two head brewers then proceeded to make delicious beer. Their taproom had a college clubhouse vibe. They brewed amazing one-offs. Their label art, signed by the artists, could hang in museums. And, they would brew with the coolest rock stars. Today, Peaks and Pints offers a flight of Gigantic beers that we call Craft Beer Crosscut

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Pacific Madrone

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree the Pacific madrone at the Narrows Viewpoint on the Five Mile Drive at Point Defiance Park. Photo credit: Kate Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Pacific Madrone “The Pacific madrone or madrona, Arbutus menziesii, is a native tree found in Tacoma,” says Sarah Low, executive director of Tacoma Tree Foundation. “While it’s associated with disturbed coastal forests and can be seen hanging out with Douglas firs and mountain hemlocks, it can also be spotted popping up in alleys and side yards in many parts of our city — including the Narrows Viewpoint on the Five

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Tuesday February 18 2020

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Tuesday February 18 2020 includes Lagunitas Willettized Imperial Coffee Stout. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Tuesday February 18 2020 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.18.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.18.20 There are roughly 23,000 genes in the human genome. The human brain has 100 billion neurons; each neuron connected to 10,000 other neurons. Craft beer can sometimes feel just as complex. Understanding what a beer might taste like from its name alone can be a little daunting. Despite the craft beer community’s welcoming nature, it is easy to see why newcomers might feel lost when perusing our cooler. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.18.20 isn’t going to help matters. You’re going to need all 100 billion neurons to decipher three

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.18.20: Flight of Stout Month Winning

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We all want to be drink better, improve our beer choices, make use of every minute in our day, and become as efficient as you can possibly be — This the reason why Peaks & Pints February Get Stouts Done, PPFGSD, implementation craft beer drinking is very important. Peaks & Pints February Get Stouts Done is one the most popular systems among increasing stout efficiency and productivity enthusiasts. Peaks & Pints loves it because it is the perfect tool to help clear your mind and focus on the things that are truly important: stouts. PPFGSD implementation can bring back much

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Monday Cider Flight and a Movie: Knives Out

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Monday Cider Flight and a Movie: Knives Out Knives Out is the story of a dysfunctional family assembled to celebrate the 85th birthday of their patriarch, crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), at his extravagant Massachusetts mansion. But when Harlan turns up dead, everyone is a suspect. Most family members initially assume suicide, but if Harlan slit his own throat, why did an anonymous person hire famous detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) to question each member of the Thrombey clan? Knives Out screens at 7 p.m. inside neighboring Blue Mouse Theatre. Enjoy Monday Cider Flight and a Movie: Knives Out

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Dugges Coffee Vanilla Deluxe

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You fancy Dugges Coffee Vanilla Deluxe! Fancy Pants Sunday: Dugges Coffee Vanilla Deluxe In 2005, Mikael Dugge Engström opened Dugges Bryggeri in Mölndal, a short drive outside of Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden. It was a tiny, industrial-looking shed, but in a beautiful setting in the Swedish countryside, surrounded by trees. One of his first beers was Avenyn Ale, an American pale ale that they still produce and preach to this day. Today, the Swedish brewery is the focus of our weekly look at complex craft beers, Fancy Pants Sunday: Dugges Coffee Vanilla Deluxe.

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Peaks and Pints Beer Parade 2.16.20

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Peaks and Pints Beer Parade 2.16.20 No President’s Day Weekend is complete without craft beer, and a craft beer parade. And no neighborhood struts that tradition better than the Proctor District. We’re live at Peaks & Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District for Peaks and Pints Beer Parade 2.16.20. The Peaks bartenders are back, parading their current favorite craft beers. This week’s grand marshal is John Munn, managing artistic director at the Lakewood Playhouse. He looks spry for having celebrated the theater’s 82nd anniversary last night. First up, bartender Phaedra with Nightmare Brewing’s Scaphism Imperial Stout. It’s scary good. Spenser

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday February 16 2020

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Sunday February 16 2020 includes Top Rung Brewing’s award-winning My Dog Scout Stout. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday February 16 2020 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.16.20: Flight For Jeff Stokes

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He’s been the man behind Keep It Like Vic Secret, What The Flocc, WHOHOO!, Big Tom Milkshake IPAs, and Aroma of Tacoma IPA, among many more beers. He’s watched hundreds of soccer games on the big screen. He’s seen his fare share of face painters and fire dancers. He canned 60 beers in 2018. He spent more weekends than he can remember at festivals and fairs — and he constantly battled the Joint Base Lewis-McChord traffic to make sure he would eventually marry his wife, Brittany. Jeff Stokes knows a thing or two because he’s brewed a thing or two.

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.15.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.15.20 If you need another excuse to enjoy craft beer — it’s President’s Day Weekend. Why exactly did we earn the privilege of another three-day weekend? President’s Day honors a fellow beer lover — our first president, George Washington. Not only was Washington an avid beer drinker and brewer, he also provided beer for voters during his election. Can we bring back that practice? Receiving free beer for a vote sounds like a powerful incentive. This President’s Day remember to pour one out for the homie or simply cheers to your fellow beer

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.15.20: Flight of Bale Breaker Pilot Series

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Craft brewers brew pilot batches as building blocks for future recipes. These small-batch beers are, basically, experiments. Brewers try new things, new recipes, and new concepts. If it’s delicious, or at least interesting, the beers make a test run in the brewery’s taproom. Brewers and bartenders will monitor feedback. If the beer’s a hit, then it’s more than likely made available for distribution. In 2017, Bale Breaker Brewing launched a 5-barrel pilot brewhouse that’s an exact replica of the their 30-barrel production brewhouse. The Moxie, Washington brewery uses the pilot system to test new ideas and get creative. They call

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Friday February 14 2020

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Friday February 14 2020 includes Rogue Ales’ Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Friday February 14 2020 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.14.20: Flight for Peak’s Valentines

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Though Orson Welles would beg to differ, Peaks and Pints says — we’re never really alone. We have books and podcasts and Instagram and long reads about barrel-aging and whether stationary bikes are inherently sinister, sentient beings. And then there are the humans we encounter every day, from buoyant Met Market employees to stone-faced red-light runners. Though the best — and undoubtedly most entertaining — humans, we’ve found, hang at Peaks & Pints. We love you Peak’s guests! You laugh at our jokes. You tactfully ignored our daily wineglass crashes. Today, you are our Valentines, Peaks & Pints Pals. Enjoy

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.13.20: Flight of Breakside 10th Anniversary

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In 2010 — with his Siebel Institute education, training in Germany and Belgium, and degree from Yale tucked under his arm — Ben Edmunds opened Breakside Brewery in the quiet Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland as a restaurant and nano-sized brewery. Breakside celebrates their 10th anniversary in 2020, changing up their seasonal lineup, adding new year-rounds and new series of beers. With two Portland brewpubs and a production facility in Milwaukie, Oregon, Breakside is continuing to show-off their diverse lineup and ability to brew a wide range of beers from all three locations. Today, Peaks and Pints, once again, pours

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Wednesday February 12 2020

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Wednesday February 12 2020 includes Firestone Walker Parabola 2020. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Wednesday February 12 2020 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here for

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.12.20: Flight of Skookum Brewery

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It was 2007 when Ron and Jackie Walcher opened the brewery down a dirt road near Arlington. Today, Skookum head brewer Hollis Wood and his small team churn out “big bold strong” craft beers in a giant facility with a popular taproom down the street from the Arlington Airport — managed by an angel, a big, bearded lovable man named “Angel.” Skookum Brewery brews beers that are locally sourced, with more than 90 percent of their barley grown and malted in state, on equipment predominately purchased locally including several pieces made in Washington state. Today, Peaks and Pints presents a

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.11.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.11.20 Monday has already kicked your ass and Tuesday is staring you in the face. Hello Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.11.20! Alaskan Brewing IMPERIAL OATMEAL STOUT: Alaskan Brewing’s imperial oatmeal stout combines coffee and chocolate flavors and a smooth, creamy texture with a generous helping of oats. 9% Chainline Brewing CONTRAST IPA: First, Chainline Brewing and Narrows Brewing collaborated on Compare IPA. Contrast is the logical succession. The two breweries brewed with the same Compare hops but three completely different yeasts. This hazy juice bomb offers overripe mango, papaya, fresh

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.11.20: Flight to Get Stouts Done

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Peaks and Pints February Get Stouts Done hacks your entire existence to gain maximum stout drinkability and improved overall stout management. The Tacoma Proctor District craft beer lodge promises to maintain six stouts on our Western cedar tap log through February. You’ll now be able to get stouts done faster and more efficiently — at least for 29 days. You’ll also now be able to enjoy stouts, milk stouts, imperial stouts, pastry stouts, nitro stouts and other variations from your barstool while clearing your junk mail of witbier promotions, blocking sour beer spam, or deleting someone’s Twitter blip about the

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Avery Mephistopheles

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You fancy Avery Mephistopheles! Fancy Pants Sunday: Avery Mephistopheles In 1993, Adam Avery launches his Avery Brewing Company in a garage off an alley in Boulder, making him one of the pioneers of Colorado’s craft beer scene. At first, consumers were apprehensive when it came to the new tastes Avery introduced to the market place. In 1996, Avery was among the first breweries in Colorado to offer an IPA. Many of the deliveries were returned because the beer tasted too bitter. In 2003, Andy Parker joined the team, bringing an excitement for high-gravity brewing and barrel

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.8.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.8.20 This has been one of the wettest winters we can remember, with flooding, heavy winds, cold temperatures and even snow! Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.8.20 offers rainy day beers we think should be on everybody’s rainwater bucket list. Baerlic Brewing DAD BEER!: The taste is similar to your great great grandpappy’s lager, but much more pronounced. Some white rice like sweetness, some water crackers, a slash of orange, and a hint of floral hops finish it off. 5.6% DARK THOUGHTS BLACK IPA: Baerlic Brewing cold steeped roasted wheat for

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday February 8 2020

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Saturday February 8 2020 includes Block 15’s Love Potion No. 9 sweet stout. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday February 8 2020 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.6.20: Flight of Baerlic

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Baerlic Brewing brews down-to-earth beers made by down-to-earth guys. In 2014, then-homebrewers Ben Parsons, a graphic designer, and Richard Hall, who earned his paycheck as a bike mechanic, took their work-a-day approach to life and transplanted it into Baerlic, which means “of barley” in old English. Tucked onto Southeast 11th Avenue in Portland’s Central Eastside — in the midst of one of the densest thickets of breweries in the city — the “stubbornly independent brewery and taproom” Baerlic has thrived thanks to devoting a significant part of their taplist to lighter, crowd-pleasing lagers and pilsners. Their work-a-day approach has paid

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Wednesday February 5 2020

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Wednesday February 5 2020 includes Matchless The Grail hazy IPA. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Wednesday February 5 2020 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.5.20: Flight of Urban Family

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Tonight, Peaks and Pints hosts its inaugural Peaks and Pints Pastry Pairing Pop-up, launching the series pairing Urban Family Brewing’s “Hearts” sours with The Vintage Baker’s cupcakes. It’s a Valentine’s Day prefunk, if you will, pairing the Seattle brewery’s Briar Heart, Heart of Stone, Heart Strings, Coffee Dark Hymn and Addition by Addition sours with the Puyallup bakery’s dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache buttercream, orange sponge cake with apricot infused buttercream and tiramisu cupcake soaked in coffee topped with a Chantilly mascarpone. The pairing begins at 6 p.m., but the Urban Family sours will pour all day in a

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.4.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.4.20 Look up. The number of stars, they say, are somewhere around 300 sextillion. And 300 of it is a 3 plus 23 zeroes, or three trillion times 100 billion, or a number so mind-scramblingly large that to imagine it crosses some internal threshold of basic understanding. Wait, there’s more. Three hundred sextillion, says our big brains, also happens to be the rough sum total of all cells inhabiting all human bodies on planet earth at this particular moment. 300 sextillion stars, 300 sextillion cells. Isn’t that fascinating? Isn’t that an odd coincidence?

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: “Vanderwolf’s Pyramid” limber pine

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is the “Vanderwolf’s Pyramid” limber pine at Fawcett Elementary at East 60th and East A Street. Photo credit: Pappy Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: “Vanderwolf’s Pyramid” limber pine “I love the big, established trees that create shade and beauty, but every tree has to start somewhere,” says Sarah Low, executive director of Tacoma Tree Foundation. “In the built environment of a city such as Tacoma, most trees are planted by people (hint: people like you). Last fall, Tacoma Tree Foundation planted some trees with the help of fantastic volunteers at Fawcett Elementary. Three

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Craft Beer Crosscut 2.4.20: Flight of Low-Cal

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Whether its Miller Lite, Coors Lights, or Bud Light, the top cheap beers in the nation are low-calorie and watery. Then, there are beers such as Michelob Ultra that are promoted with athletes and for those with active lifestyles. Ugh. In crap beer, all of the goodness typically associated with beer has been filtered out, until it’s stripped clean to nearly water-like proportions. OK, you’re freaking over the high calorie count of craft beer. Thankfully, there were always full-flavored, semi-low-calorie options like Guinness, but for the most part bigger, full-flavored beers — most in the craft beer world — are

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships nominations open

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships nominations open In April 2020, Peaks and Pints will host the Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships. We’ve swept the court of last year’s pilsner tournament for West Coast brews that spawned, defined and advanced the craft beer movement, broken down by decades. Chosen through the nomination process below, the top 64 vote getters — the cream of the craft — will compete Monday-Friday on our website April 3-25. Through online voting, Washington, Oregon and California craft staple drinkers will pick daily winners until the best West Coast flagships from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

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