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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 8.1.21

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Peaks & Pints has the Level Beer/Zoiglhaus Colder Than You Are Cold IPA and other new releases in the cooler. Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 8.1.21 The weekend isn’t over yet! Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 8.1.21 includes the return of Block 15’s Animal Cookies IPA, a cold IPa brewed by Level Beer and Zoiglhaus Brewing, and a new hazy IPA from Deschutes. Cheers! Bale Breaker Brewing Clarity Rarity #6: Ripe, tropical hazy IPA featuring Yakima Chief’s Cryo Pop Hop Blend for daiquiri-like flavors of mango, apricot, grapefruit, orange, and coconut aromas,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Peach Beer On The Fly

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Celebrate National Peach Month at home with peach beer from peaks & Pints in Tacoma. Even if you’re not an Allman Brothers fan, this is the time to be eating peaches — out of hand, in cobblers and pies, over ice cream, in beers, while spinning 49-year-old records. National Peach Month begins today. Did you know that peaches originated in China, where they have been cultivated since the early days of Chinese culture?  The peach was brought to America by Spanish explorers in the 16th century and eventually made it to England and France sometime during the

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Raspberry Beer On The Fly

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Did you know today is National Raspberry Cake Day? No? You’re not alone. Every local baker we contacted was oblivious to the existence of this food holiday. But exist it does. After looking online, however, the origin of this day is still a mystery to us as well. Even with its dubious history and lack of prominence, National Raspberry Cake Day deserves at least a little attention. Did you know an individual raspberry is made up of about 100 drupelets? Did you know Raspberries contain vitamin B1, vitamin B3, folic acid, magnesium, copper and iron? Peaks and Pints doesn’t serve

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Backyard Dance Party On the Fly

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The longest days of the year are upon us, so how will you take advantage of the extra hours of daylight? With temperatures cooking at 89 degrees today, it’s tempting to spend today watching Netflix and chilling — literally — in, hopefully, your air-conditioned home. But that would mean missing out on partying on your patio, deck, or balcony. It’s Friyay! Today’s all about outdoor grilling and the thrill of accidentally dripping hamburger juice on your bare feet. It’s about loud music, Slip ’n’ Slide, and telling funny stories while enjoying craft beer. Peaks & Pints has gathered a themed

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.29.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.29.21 Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.29.21 includes Stemma Brewing’s co-owners personal beer, the first beer in Old Schoolhouse Brewery’s Deep Cuts IPA Series , and the return of Wander Brewing’s Yummy Bits! Heathen Brewing Snake Farm: Hazy IPA brewed with Chinook, Citra, and Galaxy hops for earthy and grassy notes with a slight bite, 6.5% Old Schoolhouse Brewery Nocturne: First beer in their Deep Cuts IPA Series featuring beers inspired by unique and underplayed songs. This unfiltered West Coast IPA has strong juicy and tropical notes, full-bodied mouth feel, notes

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Stemma On the Fly

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Do you know where you and your people come from? Jason and Kim Harper’s great great grandchildren will know: Stemma Brewing. Stemma, a Latin word meaning “written family genealogy,” is owned by the Harpers, both of whom moved to Bellingham to attend Western Washington University, and then stayed. As part of his WWU curriculum, Jason developed a business plan to take his homebrewing passion pro, which happened in December 2017 when Stemma opened on the border between Bellingham neighborhoods Sunnyland and Roosevelt. Jason took his experience working for a beer distributor and his Level 3 Advanced Cicerone certification and launched

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.28.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.28.21 Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.28.21 is your survival kit of beers for this week. Cheers! Baerlic Brewing Blippo Pils: Italian-style pilsner double dry hop with Aramis hops from the Alsace region of France for grassy and herbaceous hop notes, 5.2% Claim 52 Brewing Danker Things: Double IPA singularly hopped with Simcoe for citrus, pine resin, and dank things, 8.7% Claim 52 Stuffed Blueberry Toast Crunch: Dessert sour brewed with milk sugar and oats, and then conditioned on blueberry puree, cinnamon cereal, and vanilla, 6.5% Claim 52 Passionfruit Crème Brulee

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Equilibrium On The Fly

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In 2016, MIT graduates and friends Peter Oates and Ricardo Petroni opened Equilibrium Brewery in Middletown, New York. The two professional scientists became obsessed with New England hazy IPAs burning a path to Hill Farmstead Brewery and The Alchemist. Finally purchasing a homebrewing kit, Oats and Petroni strived to create scientifically balanced beer, which they did before brewing their first double IPA, named EQM, in 2015. It didn’t hurt they were trained in water chemistry. Four years later, lines 300 deep stood before their door waiting for their latest release. Since then, they opened a second site in Middletown to

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Gigantic On The Fly

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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, 2012. 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 to-go flight of Gigantic beers that we call Peaks and

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Elemental

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In December 2014, husband-and-wife team Brian and Christina Callahan, the Woodinville, Washington couple behind the Callahan Cellars winery, launched Elemental Hard Cider, focused on hard ciders made with Northwest apples, cold-fermented with minimal filtering and devoted to expressing the atmospheric components. In 2019, Elemental moved their production and taproom to Arlington. It’s Monday, which means Peaks & Pints suggests a to-go cider flight. Stop by our craft beer and cider bar, bottle shop and restaurant and grab Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Elemental. Oh, all of Elemental’s ciders are named after — you guessed it — various elements from

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E9 Brewing Blown Deadline IPA To Fund Local Journalism

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Tacoma News Tribune Metro News columnist Matt Driscoll, center, joined the staffs at Peaks & Pints and CaskCades brewing Blown Deadline IPA with lead brewer Matt Riggs at E9 Brewing in Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District. The beer will be released during Tacoma Beer Week as a fundraiser for the South Sound Media Impact Fund created with the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation to support additive journalism resources for the News Tribune. Photo by Erin Miller E9 Brewing Blown Deadline IPA To Fund Local Journalism Peaks & Pints has toasted Tacoma News Tribune Metro News columnist Matt Driscoll

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.25.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.25.21 Technically, there’s still time for weekend sunshine drinking. Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.25.21 includes the last round of new beers this week. Cheers! Brothers Cascadia Brewing Hazy Dell: Named after their hometown of Hazel Dell, this hazy IPA has giant tropical and citrus hop character with an aroma of peach, pineapple and orange that leads into a dank full body, 7.2% Brothers Cascadia Out Of The Weeds: Brothers Cascadia dusted off some old recipes and brewed this borderline double IPA with bold pine and citrus aromas, a moderate body

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Instagram Outsider: Hoot Beer, Atomic Jukebox, Howdy Neighbor

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Instagram Outsider: Hoot Beer, Atomic Jukebox, Howdy Neighbor From owl beer to lawnmower beer, from slushies to howdy neighbor calls, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints and @ciderofdestiny for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Hoot Beer, Atomic Jukebox, Howdy Neighbor.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Kulshan Brewing Co. (@kulshanbrewery)   View this post on Instagram   A post

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Strawberries On the Fly

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We know, we know, you’re thinking, “Is there really a food holiday for every day of the week?” The answer: Yes, yes there is. Today, July 25, is National Strawberry Parfait Day, so we’d encourage you on this 81-degree heat to head to Peaks & Pints for … strawberry beer. Strawberries have become more and more popular as a flavor component in malted barley brewed beverages. Though it has been pointed out that some hop varietals impart flavor characteristics likened to strawberries, there are in fact actual brews that use the scrumptious fruit to add their own deliciousness. Stop by

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.24.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.24.21 Due to an extremely fun four-day tour of eastern Washington and Bellingham cideries, Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.24.21 includes several beers than arrived during the beginning of the week. Cheers! Aslan Brewing Strawberry Dojo: Barrel-aged fruited Belgian-inspired saison with organic fruit strawberries from Hedlin Family Farms in Skagit Valley blended into bottles for 3 months for a tangy, tart and refreshing sour saison, 6.2% Alesong Brewing & Blending Valley Preserves: An ode to the bounty of Willamette Valley harvests, Valley Preserves is a refreshing and jammy ale aged with

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: All Day Breakfast On the Fly

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Beer. It’s what’s for breakfast. We know what some of you are thinking. Beer for breakfast? Who does that? But the true advocate of craft beer knows there is nothing quite like waking up, making scrambled eggs and bacon, and cracking open 22 ounces of your favorite brew. In an effort to repeat the magic of the day’s first meal, some genius breweries have injected quintessential breakfast flavors into their beers. Who are we to judge? Enjoy our to-go beer flight Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: All Day Breakfast On the Fly. Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: All Day Breakfast

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Swift

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Swift Cider, an urban craft cidery based in Portland, Oregon, is the reincarnation of Outcider, which was originally founded in spring 2012. Founding owner and head small-batch cidermaker Aidan Currie continued to dedicate his life to small batches made with fresh-pressed apples, local ingredients, slow-and-cold fermentation, and wild yeasts when he rebranded as Swift Cider in the Spring of 2014. Swift launched into the Oregon market with three flagship ciders: the Wholesome Apple, the Marionberry, and the Dank Hop. Currie takes pride in making balanced dry ciders, which contrast starkly with the sweeter styles in the market. According to the head

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Instagram Outsider: Shark Week, Violet Oblivion, Tacoma Arts Live Pale

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Instagram Outsider: Shark Week, Violet Oblivion, Tacoma Arts Live Pale From shark garnishes to arty pale ales, from Violet Oblivion to B(r)auhaus Day, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints and @ciderofdestiny for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Shark Week, Violet Oblivion, Tacoma Arts Live Pale.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Migration Brewing Company (@migrationbrewing)   View this post

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Holy Mountain Brewing On The Fly

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Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Interbay, near the Magnolia Bridge, and started by friends Colin Lenfesty and Mike Murphy who worked in the local beer business, Holy Mountain might sit at sea level but its name gives nod to Mount Rainier, the ominous holy mountain that looms over Seattle, as well as a song and album by doom/stoner band, Sleep. Holy Mountain’s heart is its foudres and innumerable barrels, which churn out saisons and wild ales that tend to have mild sourness and stunning depth thanks to complex malt bills and a mix of Brettanomyces and local microflora. While

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Indie Beer Shop Day On the Fly

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A group of more than 70 independent UK beer shops have forged a path together to highlight their sector and host an annual celebration. Indie Beer Shop Day will be celebrated today from Perth to Truro, Whitley Bay to Cardif, and everywhere in between. The first #IndieBeerShopDay took place July 18, 2020, when — during the pandemic — more than 40 independent beer shops came together to collaborate with an indie UK brewery — Donzoko — and release a beer (Indie Graft) highlighting and celebrating their sector within the beer ecosystem. Today’s event aims to build on the 2020 collaboration

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock: 7.16.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock: 7.16.21 Happy Friday! Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock: 7.16.21 has plenty of new beers to get you through the weekend! American Solera Take It To The Max: Brewed with Lupomax Mosaic and Phantasm, an experimental product in extremely short supply out of New Zealand, derived from Sauvignon Blanc grape skins, for a fruity, citrusy hazy double IPA, 8.2% Block 15 Brewing Summer Knight: This German-style Kölsch beer blends a pilsner malt base with both the lightly fruity quality of an ale and the clean finish of a lager, 5%  Block 15

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Summer Stouts On the Fly

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Historically speaking, Tacoma’s summer can be kind of a dick. It can be pleasantly mild, then, for those very special few weeks, borderline unbearable. Recently, walking the streets of Tacoma feels kind of like wrapping your feverish body in a soaking-wet thermal blanket and going for a jog. It gets hot, is what we’re saying, and you might want to have yourself a beer to cool off. In fact, you deserve it. Hell, have six stouts. Stouts? First, will be cloudy and 69 today. Second, stouts are better suited than many light-colored beers for pairing with summery foods like charred

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Protector Brewery On the Fly

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Navy SEAL Sean Haggerty brewed his first batch of Protector Brewery beer in a five-gallon Gatorade cooler while serving in Iraq. It was 2010, and after patrols he craved a beer. Haggerty had ingredients shipped in and brewed beer on the down low. While he remained in the military until 2015, Haggerty recruited a brewing team. He brought in fellow SEAL Ryan Sangster and friends Ryan Allis, a biologist, and Mark Thorsen, who brought experience in beer sales and design, respectively. The team also recruited Ben Betz — another SEAL who was also into brewing and also thinking about opening

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.13.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.13.21 Ah, summer. It’s a time that’s often romanticized by the smell of grass clippings and the sound of sprinklers when it’s actually one in which the beating sun can make even the idea of leaving your house practically unbearable. Of course, it’s more than possible to remedy such discomforts with an afternoon swim or a swig from Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 7.13.21. Cheers! Breakside Brewery Wanderjack: Barley Brown’s IPA collaboration with fruity hops, modest bitterness and extremely lean mail bill, 7.1% Counterbalance Brewing Big Bada Boom: Hazy double IPA

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Pierce County On The Fly

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Doesn’t a nice cool beer just sound so … pleasant? How about six? If there’s anything that can make this Pierce County heat bearable, its Pierce County craft beer. In addition, when you drink local, you drink fresh — but you also support the local economy. We’ll break it down for you: When you drink a beer brewed in Pierce County you’re not only showing some love for a local business, you’re supporting a business that’s outsourcing their graphic design to a local artist. Everyone benefits. Today’s beer sample flight centers on Pierce County breweries. Please stop by and grab

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: 2 Towns

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In late 2010, Corvallis homebrewers Aaron Sarnoff-Wood and Lee Larsen filled a gap in the college town’s drinking scene — cider. The duo opened 2 Towns Ciderhouse crafting unique ciders brewed with the traditional English and French-style’s tannic apples, Oregon grown, of course. Named after the cities of Corvallis and Eugene (Larsen’s a Beaver; Sarnoff-Wood a Duck), 2 Towns believes “… that the long history of cidermaking demands respect and deserves to be done right,” states the cidery’s motto. “Starting with the highest quality whole ingredients from local farms, we take no shortcuts in crafting our ciders. We never add

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Instagram Outsider: Tacoma Pride, Hazy Wonder Dog, Bru Day Views

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Instagram Outsider: Tacoma Pride, Hazy Wonder Dog, Bru Day Views From the Tacoma Pride Festival to Bru Day views, from Hazymodo to Hazy Wonder dog, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints and @ciderofdestiny for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Tacoma Pride, Hazy Wonder Dog, Bru Day Views.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Cider of Destiny (@ciderofdestiny)   View

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Brett On The Fly

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Brett makes us smile. Peaks & Pints, of course, refers to Brett Somers and Brettanomyces — two of the best Bretts to ever grace this planet, and the focus of our beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Brett On The Fly. On this date in history, 1924: Brett Somers was born Audrey Johnston in New Brunswick, Canada, but grew up in Portland, Maine. She ran away from home at age 17 and headed for New York City, where she settled in Greenwich Village. She changed her first name to Brett after the lead female character in the Ernest Hemingway

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Galaxy On The Fly

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Galaxy hops are known among IPA lovers for their overflowing citrus, peach and passion fruit flavors. Tropical island aromas dominate the nose, lifting you away to a far-off destination of flavor, like the coast of Australia, where these hops are grown since the mid-1990s, but released commercially in 2009. This Aussie-native hops hail from a lineage of male European cultivars — particularly Perle —bred with local Australian high alpha varieties. Galaxy hops are versatile; they can accent and compliment or take center stage as the primary flavor. Their high alpha acid content makes them especially suited to aroma hopping and

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 7.9.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 7.9.21 It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to stock up on beer for the weekend! Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 7.9.21 has your back. … Huyghe Delirium Deliria: A full-bodied, Belgian strong golden ale with mild bitterness balanced with fruity tones of apple and Chardonnay grapes benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 8.5% Lucky Envelope Brewing Mexican Lager: Brewed with a touch of Tettnanger hops, Pilsner and Vienna malts, and flaked corn for a signature dry, grainy crispness, 4.8% Occidental Brewing Japanese Dry-Style Lager: expect aromas of crisp, delicate grain,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Gueuze On The Fly

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Before diving into gueuze we must first consider the lambic. Lambic originated more than 500 years ago in the Senne River Valley, south and west of Brussels, Belgium. Lambics are unique in that they are brewed with at least 30 percent unmalted wheat in addition to malted barley, preserved with aged hops, aged in oak barrels, and most differently, are spontaneously fermented. In traditional lambic brewing, the beer is boiled for an extraordinarily long time — usually at least three hours — and then the warm beer is pumped into a broad, shallow vessel called a koelship. The brew is

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 7.8.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 7.8.21 Grab some friends and Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 7.8.21 and find innate calm, shared humanity, and easy laughter. Cheers! Abomination Brewing Wandering Into the Fog (Galaxy): Brewed with Mosaic, Pacific Jade, Citra, Summit, and Galaxy hops, this double IPA has notes of passionfruit, citrus, peach, and some mild grassy herbal spice, 8.6% Barlow’s Brewery Freestyle Rippin’: Hazy IPA brewed with Amarillo, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops for a soft body and citrusy and subtly hoppy bitterness, 6% Barlow’s Mimosa Gose: Brewed with Himalayan pink salt and Indian coriander, then punched

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Porter On The Fly

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The porter style originated in England as the popular preference of the porters who worked in the shipyards. The style, an ale, is commonly dated to the mid-to-early 1700s. Porter is often confused with stout, which is also an ale, because of its similarly dark appearance. But porters actually can range from brown to deep black, a result of the chocolate or smoked brown malts that are used in brewing. Hints of roastedness can be found in some porters, but generally, hoppiness is moderate. In the U.S. the porter style nearly vanished when, after Prohibition, light-bodied lagers grew popular. Homebrewers

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: World Chocolate On The Fly

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When the obnoxious and greedy dolt Augustus Gloop drowned in a river of chocolate, people all over the world nodded in unison: “If it’s my time,” they all agreed, “death by chocolate sure as hell beats getting flattened by failing infrastructures or dying of suffocation at the hands of an Oompa-Loompa.” People all over the world just might suffer a chocolate death today as it’s World Chocolate Day. Luckily for us craft beer lovers, there are many delicious and unique chocolate beers being crafted by worldwide breweries — just in time for this national day. Stop by Peaks & Pints

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 7.6.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 7.6.21 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 7.6.21 has something for everyone’s summer drinking. Cheers! AleSmith Brewing Oso Under: Collaboration with Alvarado Street Brewery, this bright and dry West Coast-style IPA featuring “Down Under”: hops Galaxy, Vic Secret, and Nelson for earthy melon, citrus and dank notes, 7% Aslan Brewing Tenth Life: Collaboration with Boneyard Beer, this crispy West Coast IPA lasers in on citrus, melon, and cedar notes that contribute to a resinous bitterness that lingers perfectly on the palette, 6.7% Block 15 Brewing Liberty and Justice For All: IPA brewed

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Alesong Mocha Rhino Suit

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Alesong Brewing & Blending Mocha Rhino Suit. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Alesong Mocha Rhino Suit Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: 850-plus bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap for pint and Campfire Crowler fills. 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 & Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here for iPhone

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bellingham Hefeweizens On the Fly

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The hefeweizen has been around a long time. Some beer historians say it was brewed as far back as the 11th century. In German, hefeweizen (pronounced HEH-feh-vite-zen) means yeast wheat, so called because the beer is traditionally unfiltered, leaving the tiny particles of yeast sediment to turn the golden beer cloudy and turbid. It may be this suggestion of solidity that leads Germans to occasionally refer to hefeweizen as bottled bread. The beer style can have a variety of flavors including clove, vanilla, apple, banana, even bubblegum. They have low amounts of hoppiness. Hefeweizens are made with more than 50

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Instagram Outsider: Beer Run Day, Fresh Flow Contest, Aslan Water Ballet

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Instagram Outsider: Beer Run Day, Fresh Flow Contest, Aslan Water Ballet From National Independent Beer Run Day to the Fourth of July, from brewhouse unicorn pools to brewery water ballet, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints and @ciderofdestiny for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Beer Run Day, Fresh Flow Contest, Aslan Water Ballet.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Apple Varietals

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Variety is the spice of life. Variety is also a defining characteristic in hard cider. Like wine grapes, cider apples have the tannin, acid, sugar and aromatic precursors necessary to make a complex fermented beverage. Unlike wine grapes, these characteristics are rarely all contained within one variety. Therefore, most ciders are blends. Cider makers often blend inedible bitter-sharp and bittersweet apple varieties with crossover apples to create their signature house styles. Others are experimenting with single varietals, using just one type of apple to create ciders with a distinct flavor profile. Peaks & Pints enjoys ciders made with cider specific

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Beer Run Day On The Fly

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One of the most crucial activities on the day before Independence Day is the “beer run.” That’s when people make last-minute beer runs to stock up for Fourth of July celebrations. In fact, the week leading up to today is among the largest sales weeks for craft beer each year. “For small and independent breweries, the Fourth of July period is like Black Friday,” says Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association, in a news release. “It’s easily one of the biggest beer holidays for to-go sales, and is a huge driver of on-premise sales as well.” It’s only

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Gose On The Fly

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You’ve heard of gose. It’s German, a sour beer. Pronounced “go-zuh,” like the thing that wrecked New York in Ghostbusters. Reported to be between 200 and 1,000 years old, it’s sour and salty, a low-ABV session beer, which means it won’t get you sauced. The gose style is a wheat beer that balances a sour twang from lactic acid-producing bacteria, a distinct salinity and a subtle floral spice from added coriander. It’s made with a souring process using a natural bacteria like what you’d find in yogurt. This provides a natural acidity; a really nice tartness that helps balance. It has a

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 7.1.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 7.1.21 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 7.1.21!  Oh happy days! Baerlic Brewing My Other IPA Is An IPA: This clear, crisp West Coast IPA is brewed with El Dorado and Idaho 7 hops for notes of grapefruit and rind with a soft bitterness, 6.2% E9 Brewing Detour Ahead: Single hopped lager brewed and dry hopped with Palisades hops for flavors of nectar fruits and citrus, 5.2% E9 Vertigo: The hazy IPA is back, still massively dry hopped with Sabro and Nelson Sauvin hops for huge tropical fruit and coconut flavors, 6.9%

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: West of Seattle On The Fly

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Much like Tacoma, people pushed out by stratospheric home prices in Seattle neighborhoods have snapped up houses in White Center, pushing up rents and making new mortgages harder to afford. Twenty years ago, people might not have considered the unincorporated King County neighborhood on the southwest edge of Seattle. But some 18,000 people who call White Center home did — either living through the neighborhood’s “Rat City” days, or recently moved there after the rough edges of White Center’s commercial core have been recently smoothed out by new businesses in the area’s historic business district. Today, the area’s hard drinking

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 6.29.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 6.29.21 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 6.29.21 has some great new brews to keep you cool through the week (maybe not so much the North Coast Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout XXXIII). Cheers! Breakside Brewery Portland’s IPA: Double dry hopped blend of Wanderlust and Breakside IPAs for hoppy notes of pine, grapefruit, and pineapple, 6.8% E9 Brewing Detour Ahead: Single hop lager brewed and dry hopped with Palisade hops for a floral, herbaceous and grassy nose, follow by nectar fruits and citrus flavors, 5.2% E9 Vertigo: Hazy IPA massively

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