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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday November 16 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday November 16 2021 It’s true. Today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do offers illuminated dragons, Neapolitan stouts, straw hats class, stunts, folk music, and Galloping Gertie’s last night. Cheers! TACOMA LIGHT TRAIL: The Tacoma Light Trail is exactly that: a walking or driving trail around Tacoma’s downtown to see light art. The art – which ranges from projection mapping to video, illuminated sculpture and sheer blasts of light – is visible from the street in more than 50 locations through Jan. 24. An accompanying Sound Trail pairs local music, poetry or sound with each light

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Peaks and Pilots Program: Pastry Stouts On the Fly

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Chicago Tribune beer writer Josh Noel penned the term “pastry stout” in his recap of the 2018 the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer, or FOBAB, after finding a surprising number of cake and cookie-inspired beers — gingerbread, German chocolate cake, milkshakes, etc.— at the annual Chicago beer festival. What is a pastry stout? Stouts made with any number of baking ingredients, such as cinnamon, coconut, chiles, cacao nibs, (Noel also includes coffee in this mix, but Peaks and Pints thinks that’s crazy talk). Critics believe some of these beers have taken flavor additives too far and obscured the soul of good beer, but

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday January 15 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday January 15 2021 In short, Peaks & Pints 6-Pack of Things To Do reminds you that you are far from alone in your understanding that this is one hugely painful, incredibly difficult, unbearably gorgeous, terrifying, excruciatingly short life and sometimes the best you can hope for is to drink Trappist beers and watch MxPx and wonder at a man doing tricks with a bowling ball and enjoy the wildly animated, kaleidoscopic, convoluted, maddening, ever-morphing ride. Cheers! STUNT SHOW: Ever been hit in the head with a bowling ball? Matt Baker has. It’s his thing.

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Trappist On The Fly

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In a time where American craft beer is more obsessed with hazy IPAs, pastry stouts and sour ales, it’s refreshing to revisit Trappist ales, which Peaks and Pints will aiming our daily to-go beer flight toward, a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Trappist On The Fly. Of the many thousands of beers produced around the world, only 14 monasteries — six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, and one each in Austria, Italy, England, France, Spain, and the United States — currently produce Trappist beer as recognized by the International Trappist Association. These beers are all brewed

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Western Red On The Fly

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Today, Peaks and Pints presents a to-go flight of Western Red Brewing beer brewed in Poulsbo, Washington. We’re not featuring the family-owned, lumber-themed brewery because we pour craft beer from a Western red cedar tap log, the namesake of the Denver and Marianna Smyth’s Poulsbo brewery, but rather the beer is good. With all due respect, the beer tastes like Head Brewer Denver has trained at several breweries. He hasn’t. He’s a lumber company owner and homebrewer turned who went pro in 2017 with a 1,500-square-foot brewing yard and family-friendly lumber-themed tasting room. The handle-bar mustached Denver and his family

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday January 13 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday January 13 2021 When you need a break from refreshing your various news feeds, turn to Peaks & Pints’ 6-Pack of Things To Do, from a Tacoma String Philharmonia Zoom performance of The Barber of Seville to The City of Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma virtual celebration of the Public Art Reaching Community, and from Ajax Gallery’s Tacoma Light Trail installation to a fundraiser for this year’s Monkeyshine, and more. Cheers! CLASSICAL: Barney Rubble belted it in the bath. Spongebob stole Squidward’s thunder by singing it underwater. And most famously, Bugs gnawed his way

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Champion Narrows On The Fly

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Narrows Brewing and their customers donated one ton of food to the Emergency Food Network to earn the 2020 Hoppy Holiday Food Drive trophy. The 15-barrel brewhouse perched on pilings above the Narrows waterway led a group of other greater Tacoma craft angels — 7 Seas, E9, Grit City Ciderhouse, Odd Otter, Sig, Wet Coast, and Wingman — in raising 3 tons of food as part of the month-long effort conceived by Catie and John Douville of Douville Home Group, and little ol’ Peaks & Pints chipping in some addition work. Narrows was crowned Monday night, seven-plus years after Scott

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Fort George Fields of Green (REGINALD)

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Fort George Brewery’s Fields of Green (REGINALD). Peaks and Pints Tap List: Fort George Fields of Green (REGINALD) Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: 800-plus bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap for Campfire Crowler fills (until pints return). 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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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 12 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 12 2021 Thanks to everyone who contributed food and money to the Hoppy Holiday Food Drive. The community raised 3 tons of food for the Emergency Food Network. Now on to today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers! ADULT CONSERVATORY CLASS: Whether you’re exploring acting for the first time, renewing your passion for the stage, or continuing to develop your skills, Tacoma Arts Live’s Adult Conservatory Classes can help, beginning tonight. David Fischer, Tacoma Arts Live executive director (pictured), and Marilyn Bennett, founder and artistic director of Tacoma’s Toy Boat Theatre will lead

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Music Matters On The Fly

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Music matters, at least in the beer world. Few things go together like drinking craft beer and listening to music. It’s a combination so universal, it’s no wonder why brewers like to have their beverages associated with their customers’ favorite bands and artists. Some have even brewed beers with the style and artistry of these musicians in mind. In fact, Felipe Reinoso Carvalho, Ph. D., a researcher in Brussels who found you can enhance the flavor perception of your favorite brew by listening to the right jams. You’re constantly surrounded by sensory stimuli, like sound, sensation, scent, and color — all

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Backyard Harvest

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The idea is simple. A cidery reaches out to community members who had an abundance of apples. The cidery gathers the apples, presses them, and turns it into a cider based on the flavor of the town. More often than not, the hosts a community drinking party. The community “harvest” programs also reduce waste with this unique apple recycling program. By “harvest” Peaks & Pints means ciders that allow the apples and their native yeasts to speak of the land and climate where the fruit was grown, ciders that highlight the qualities of the apples themselves. We mean ciders made

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Single Hill Overstory

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You fancy Single Hill Overstory! Fancy Pants Sunday: Single Hill Overstory First there was nothing. Then there was Fancy Pants Sunday: Single Hill Overstory. In Peaks & Pints craft beer lodge, the air is filled with holiday music and hand sanitizer shout-outs. A woman caresses the Peaks & Pints Menefee 18-foot Norwegian spruce Christmas tree to check its freshness. The tree smiles. Its needles scent the air and a force hums in the heart of the wood. The woman pauses for a second as if she heard the tree speak. The tree is saying things. It

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Instagram Outsider: Smash Fest, Lucubrator in Boot, Nighttime Stories

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Instagram Outsider: Smash Fest, Lucubrator in Boot, Nighttime Stories From Smash Fest to Lucubrator in Boot, from new beer releases to dog pics, 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 for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Smash Fest, Lucubrator in Boot, Nighttime Stories.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tacoma

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bittersweet On the Fly

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Let’s trace the logic that finishes with Peaks & Pints’ National Bittersweet Chocolate Day to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bittersweet On the Fly. Chocolate begins with the cacao tree, which grows in the tropics of America. The beans of this small evergreen are roasted, husked and ground into bittersweet (unsweetened) pure cocoa powder, which will lend a dark and bitter flavor to beer. Baker’s chocolate is the same as ground cocoa, except that oils have not been removed for a solid “cake” of unsweetened bitter chocolate, which must undergo a long and vigorous boil time to volatilize

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday January 9 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday January 9 2021 Peaks & Pints be open both physically and emotionally from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for all your sandwich, craft beer, cider and wine needs for today’s Seahawks Wildcard Game and pairing with 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers! MARKET DAY: For those who think grocery shopping is more fun with beer and cider, the Proctor Winter Farmers Market opens today featuring pastured meats, fresh fish, smoked salmon, winter squash, greens, apples, pears, hand and soft cheeses, fresh pasta, pickled vegetables, baked goods, plus Finnriver Farms & Cidery and Black

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Hoppy Dark Beers On The Fly

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A few days ago, Lowercase Brewing brought in their hoppy Russian imperial stout. Yesterday, Stone’s OG Sublimely Self Righteous and Hopworks Ace of Diamonds Imperial Black IPA landed. The Peaks & Pints cooler is rarely a cage fight for renegade roast versus hoptitude in a single can or bottle. After all, dark beers with a strong hop presence are not easy to brew. One of the complexities that makes hoppy dark beers difficult is flavor and perceived bitterness. The darker roasted grains have their own bitterness, and a very pronounced flavor. Darker beers are driven strongly by the malt profile,

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday January 8 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday January 8 2020 While most holiday light shows have gone dark, Tacoma Light Trail remains a bright spot in the local art world. Check it out and other ideas in today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers! TACOMA LIGHT TRAIL: More than 30 artists, arts organizations, businesses and downtown spaces have joined the Tacoma Light Trail, a brilliant display of both light and sound. The art ranges from projection mapping to video, illuminated sculpture and sheer blasts of light is visible in more than 20 locations, including Alma Mater. “Here at Alma Mater, alone,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Omnipollo on the Fly

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Swedes Karl Grandin and Henok Fentie are fancy. Their beer is fancy, thanks to homebrewer turn mad scientist Fentie. Their label art is fancy, thanks to visual artist Grandin. They don’t brew much in Sweden, but they travel to fancy lands to brew their creative brews, many times with collaborating breweries. Since they founded Omnipollo in 2011, they keep a constantly curious, razor-sharp and fancy approach to everything they do. Today, we look at what fancy brewers can do in our to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Omnipollo on the Fly. Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Omnipollo on

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.7.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.7.21 Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.7.21 has a lot of fun stuff that you don’t wanna miss! E9 Brewing French Lop is a dry hopped, can-conditioned saison with notes of grapefruit, lime and tropical fruit, 5.7% E9 Purdie Shuffle is a Czech-style amber lager with rich malt flavors and notes of bready caramel, 5.5% Fat Orange Cat Walkabout Peach Mango sour with a huge peach nose and the namesake on the tongue, 6% Marlowe Artisanal The Way Things Were Vermont-inspired hazy pale ale brewed with Warrior, Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, and

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Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock: 1.6.21

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Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock: 1.6.21 If you’re interested in drinking new IPAs that arrived to the Peaks & Pints cooler, then Peaks and Pints News IPAs in Stock: 1.6.21 has eight. … Abomination Brewing F*** 2020 is a slightly amped up version of the Connecticut brewery’s Fog hazy IPA series that is double dry hopped with Galaxy and Citra for dank and weedy flavors with a bitter finish, 9.1% American Solera DDH Terpy Citra hazy IPA, which gets its name from terpines — basically the essential oils found in hops — and Citra, the most citrusy aroma

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Tacoma Sandwich Special of the Day: Italian Barista

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Tacoma Sandwich Special of the Day: Italian Barista WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 2021: Today’s Tacoma Sandwich Special of the Day: Italian Barista features salami, pepperoni, ham, creamy pesto, white balsamic glaze, mozzarella, onion, and spinach on French bread. PAIRING: In terms of beer pairing, there’s right no right or wrong with this one, but Peaks & Pints recommends Lowercase Brewing Latte Lager (4%) infused with oatmilk and cold-press coffee. These are two things that are already great and work perfectly together. THING TO DO: Call ahead at (253) 328-5621 or order online on our homepage. Cheers! BONUS: Peaks & Pints would

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Brown Ales On the Fly

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Let’s address the obvious: even though the brown ale is named for its color, things aren’t quite that simple. To begin with, the hues of this commonly misunderstood style can actually range anywhere from dark copper or amber to deep brown or sometimes ruby. The term itself was first coined by London brewers and referred to a whole family of classic British varieties, such as their mild ale in the early 18th century. There are really two types of brown ales nowadays — the more traditional British brown and its Americanized cousin. British browns can be dark, rich and nutty,

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 1.5.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 1.5.21 It’s the fifth of January and here are five new beers to the Peaks & Pints cooler. Gotta be a good omen for the new year, right? We have some interesting beers in the Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 1.5.21 so let’s jump right into it! Breakside Brewery Sunset Pilsner is a collaboration with Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company from Buellton, California. “Kevin Ashford and his team at Fig Mountain make some of the best beer in all of California,” says Breakside Sunset Pilsner hype, “and we have long admired the

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 5 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 5 2021 Resolve all you like. Lose 9 pounds, do more palates, get more sleep, don’t spit on the sidewalk, read 188 books in one year like honorary bartender Erika, buy a yak farm in Tasmania, be nicer to shrubbery. Absolutely. But, start slowly. Maybe do only one event in today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do and don’t spit on the sidewalk. Or, buy today’s beer flight and read a paragraph. Or, cheer a Tacoma Runner on as she or he runs by then read about yaks. Cheers! TACOMA LIGHT TRAIL: More than

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Russian Imperial Stout On the Fly

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Consider the Russian imperial stout. What makes it so imperial? Why has its legacy lasted so long, is so vital to the craft beer movement? Sure, it’s the son of porter, the king of beers in London during the 18th and 19th centuries. But, your father had nothing to do with your imperial ways. There are tales of Peter the Great, the Russian Tsar who traveled to England in 1689 and said to have fallen in love with strong British porter, which is weird since the style didn’t truly exist for another 30-plus years. Whatever. Peter the Great likely did

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Boozy Ciders

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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. The ratio is approximately two-parts of juice

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Mac & Jack’s Stand Still

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You fancy Mac & Jack’s Stand Still Imperial Stout! Fancy Pants Sunday: Mac & Jack’s Stand Still In 1991, Mac Rankin started homebrewing and fell in love with the process. Two years later, he approached Jack Schropp with the possibility about starting a microbrewery in Washington state. Over the next nine months the first batches of the African Amber and Pale Ale were rolled out. After much success with the Amber and the Pale Ale, Mac & Jack’s Brewing Company finalized their African Amber, Blackcat Porter and Serengeti Wheat (their hefeweizen beer). These signature beers were

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Instagram Outsider: Fruitcake Toss Day, Illuminated Salmon, Club Nut

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Instagram Outsider: Fruitcake Toss Day, Illuminated Salmon, Club Nut From flying fruitcakes to illuminated salmon, from Nothing Bad About Wednesday to New Year’s well wishes, 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 for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Fruitcake Toss Day, Illuminated Salmon, Club Nut.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Varietal Beer On The Fly

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If variety is the spice of life, then today’s Peaks & Pints to-go beer flight isn’t going to be very spicy. It IS damn tasty, though. Chris Baum, John Cope, Chad Roberts, David Paulson, and Karl Vanevenhoven opened Varietal Beer Co. in April 2018 in the Port of Sunnyside between Yakima and the Tri-Cities in Eastern Washington. The ownership all had a variety of dreams and life goals, but their Venn diagram centered on owning a brewery in the Yakima Valley. After earning the Enterprise Challenge held annually by the Yakima County Development Association and the Kittitas County Chamber of

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Vanilla Beer On The Fly

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Consider the vanilla bean. The Aztecs did. In addition to inventing long words ending in “atl” and awesome mythology, they had the patience to figure out how to cultivate vanilla — a particularly difficult flavor to come by. The pods are the fruit of an orchid plant (Vanilla planifolia), and they have to be cured and fermented over the course of about six months. If that weren’t involved enough, the high-maintenance orchid itself has to be pollinated by hand. Mexico continues to be a major producer, but bourbon vanilla pods from Madagascar are considered to be the Chanel No. 5

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Peaks and Pints Pilot program: New IPA Year’s Eve On The Fly

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Ah, the sweet artificiality of the New Year — the reassurance of a clean calendar, of resolutions for self-improvement. And then you pick up the newspaper, and that pure artifice of the change of year, that vagarious demarcation of another arbitrary moment, is rendered meaningless by the inexorably continuing chains of events that know no boundaries defined by pages in a calendar. It’s no wonder revelers seem to work so hard trying to have a good time as the countdowns begin. Just like Larry Hagman of Dallas, the Dudley Moore of Arthur and Ray Miland of The Lost Weekend, most

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Block 15 Joy Pale

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Block 15 Brewing’s Joy Pale Ale. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Block 15 Joy Pale Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: 800-plus bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap for Campfire Crowler fills (until pints return). 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 iPhone

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday December 30 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday December 30 2020 As the year winds down you can either jump on YouTube and track down all the old broadcasts of New Year’s Eve Rock n’ Roll Ball that MTV put together in the ’80s — back when they gave a damn about music and hardcore partying — or partake in 6-Pack of Things To Do. You do you. Cheers! TACOMA LIGHT TRAIL: “This is such a dark time of the year, and it’s even darker with all the sorrow of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Rosemary Ponnekanti, director of Tacoma Ocean Fest, who

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Year’s Eve On the Fly

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It is true that this New Year’s Eve will look different than most, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep us from partying like a typical Tacoma rage machine. But, you want to celebrate a little at home. But, you don’t want champagne, especially the cheap stuff that is going to give you one mean hangover, and chances are it could start before the night is through. You’re looking for something different this year. Peaks & Pints suggests you toast 2021 with two classic European alternatives to champagne. The “Champagne of Belgium,” otherwise known as lambic, is tangy and dry

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Coconut On The Fly

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In the realm of desserts, pie is about as humble as it gets. There are no towers made of pie, like bakers craft out of macarons, none of those shocking flavor combinations — wasabi, curry — that come scooped on a cone. Peaks & Pints has coconut cream pie on the brain. It’s filled with down-home goodness with a hand-crimped crust and a thick layer of custard amped up with shredded coconut for a more intense flavor. Peaks and Pints doesn’t serve pie, but we do serve many coconut-flavored craft beers. We gathered a few for today’s to-go beer flight,

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Tacoma Sandwich Special of the Day: Italian Lumberjack

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Tacoma Sandwich Special of the Day: Italian Lumberjack paired with Double Mountain Brewery’s Westerly Pilsner. Tacoma Sandwich Special of the Day: Italian Lumberjack MONDAY, DECEMBER 28 2020: Today’s Peaks & Pints sandwich special is the Italian Lumberjack featuring salami, pepperoni, ham, creamy pesto, provolone, onion, tomato, and spinach on sourdough. PAIRING: Double Mountain Westlerly, a Northwest inspired, crisp and dry Czech pilsner with a hint of spice from the addition of rye, and just bitter enough to remind you that you’re not in Bohemia anymore.  THING TO DO: Call ahead at (253) 328-5621 or order online

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Passionfruit

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Passionfruit is known as lilikoi in Hawaii. This tart yet sweet fruit is nearly round, approximately 1.5- to 3-inches wide, with a tough outer skin. When ripe, the skin is colored yellow or purple, depending on the variety. Inside, the fruit is filled with juicy pulp and as many as 250 edible seeds. Passionfruit grows on a vine and is at its peak for harvest from June through January. It’s ready to eat when it is plump, has a slight give, and is fully colored. In its yellow form, the color is deeply golden and the purple fruits will be

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Trois Dames Vieille Saison

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You fancy Trois Dames Vieille Saison! Fancy Pants Sunday: Trois Dames Vieille Saison What do Tina Turner, fondue and Honey Ryder all have in common? If you were to say, “The weirdest sex dream we ever had,” then we would suggest at least two weeks of intensive therapy. Of course, for the rest of you who don’t fantasize about Zurich resident Tina Turner and Ursula Andress, the answer is most likely Switzerland. Over the years, Switzerland has been stereotyped by yodeling, the Alpenhorn, fondue, Heidi, the watch, and bank accounts. Although, if you were to list

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Bale Breaker Homegrown 5 IPA

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Bale Breaker Brewing’s Homegrown Release No. 5 West Coast IPA. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Bale Breaker Homegrown 5 IPA Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: 800-plus bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap for Campfire Crowler fills (until pints return). 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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Instagram Outsider: Fresh Hop Christmas, Festivus Pole, So Many Santas

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Instagram Outsider: Fresh Hop Christmas, Festivus Pole, So Many Santas From a vacuum sealed Elf on the Shelf to the Festivus Pole, from Fresh Hop Crew to all the Santas, 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 for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Fresh Hop Christmas, Festivus Pole, So Many Santas.   View this post

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Barleywines On the Fly

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Despite its name, the barleywine is indeed a beer but at wine strength — ranging as low as 7-percent alcohol by volume in British versions and upward of 15 percent in American interpretations. Despite its name, barleywines aren’t made with tons of specialty grains, as one might assume. Historically, barleywines are brewed with pale malt, the same malts used for pale ales. Brewers achieve that rich caramel flavor that’s expected in barleywines by extending the length of the boil, which caramelizes the flavors and imparts that deep color. Yeast and hops vary between English-style and American-style barleywines, but either way,

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 12.26.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 12.26.20 In the event you didn’t get enough craft beer on Christmas Day, you’ll want to get in on Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 12.26.20. … 54-40 Shark Destroyer Murky IPA is an abnormal haze-like beer with recognizable citrus-forward aroma and juice thanks to Calypso and Citra hops, 6.8% Everybody’s Foggy Goggles Hazy IPA is brewed with rolled oats, wheat, lactose, Galaxy, Simcoe, Azacca, and Ella for flavors of honeydew, orange sherbet, and peaches, 6.9% Fortside Nerd Immunity is a collaboration ESB with Beer Nerds that starts off with herbal Lewis

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday December 26 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday December 26 2020 Happy holiday 6-Pack of Things To Do of your choice, or all or none of them — just please stay safe, friends. THEATER: The holidays are intended to incite love, merriment and cheer. But with celebrations of Baby Jesus’ birth beginning months in advance, Tacoma Little Theatre understands that the season’s overextension can instead provoke something else entirely. That must be why the company has left its Christmas Eve production of Spacies available to view. The last episode of the year, the space-themed series follows Commander Rash Blasterbelt and Ensign Jock

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Boxing Day

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Today is Dec. 26 — what Brits call Boxing Day. Sure, after Christmas you might want to strap on gloves and settle those unresolved familial scores, but Boxing Day isn’t about pugilism. And it has nothing to do with boxing up decorations or gifts you wish you didn’t get. Instead, the national holiday harks back to a bygone era like powdered wigs and pagers. Back in the days of the Empire, British citizens were split into hierarchies divided by arbitrary lines such as accent and lineage. Think Downton Abbey, in which the bottom floor of a huge house split two

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