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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.27.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.27.22 Happy Friday! Check out Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.27.22 for the holiday weekend! Claim 52 Brewing Splash – Pina Colada: Sour IPA brewed with oats and milk sugar, then conditioned on coconut and pineapple puree, 6% Claim 52 Stuffed – Raspberry Caramel Funnel Cake: Smoothie sour conditioned on raspberry, caramel, and funnel cakes, 6.5% Ever Grain Brewing Sorbetto Series #46: Chocolate berry sour bomb with a hint of marshmallow, 6% Ever Grain Tamga: New bright and vibrant West Coast IPA featuring select hops from near and far for flavors

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Oozlefinch and Nost On The Fly

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Russel Tinsley like what he read in Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione’s book, Brewing Up A Business. He thought about what he read as he drank beers at Sam’s joint in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. After receiving blessings from his wife, Rebekah, the two dove into every aspect of opening a brewery, which they did on Sept. 3, 2016 when they opened Oozlefinch Beers & Blending in Fort Monroe, Virginia with an emphasis on sours. Rachel Howard joined the team as a bartender while finishing her Chemistry major at Christopher Newport University. She finally discovered what she wanted to do with

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Hollis Wood makes it Grain at Peaks and Pints

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Hollis Wood, upper left, has joined the team at Ever Grain Brewing in Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy of Facebook Hollis Wood makes it Grain at Peaks and Pints For 10 years Hollis Wood had beer nerds lined up outside Skookum Brewery clamoring for his hazy IPAs, barrel-aged beer, and fresh hops. During the pandemic, Wood relocated to Camp Hill, Pennsylvania to brew Ever Grain Brewing beer in a new 17,000-square-foot brewing facility and restaurant. We’re excited to announced that beer drinks in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New York City, and other East Coast cities won’t be the only ones

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Fort George Brewery On The Fly

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Founded by brewers Jack Harris and Chris Nemlowill, the two combined their brewing expertise from previous Oregon coast gigs at Bill’s Tavern and Astoria Brewing Company to open Fort George Brewery in March 2007. Harris and Nemlowill drove their first 8.5-barrel brewhouse — nicknamed “Sweet Virginia” — from the East Coast and through a tornado to open a small pub in the Fort George Building on Duane Street in Astoria, Oregon. In 2009, they bought almost the entire city block, including the Lovell Building, where they installed a 20-barrel commercial brewhouse — “Little Miss Texas” — followed by a neighboring

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YaYa Brewing lands at Peaks and Pints

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Peaks & Pints now carries YaYa Brewing’s flagship IPAs. YaYa Brewing lands at Peaks and Pints Christmas Day 2016, Spokane brothers Jason and Chris Gass traded stories about their sister, Lara, including her community contributions and her sudden passing two months shy of graduating from law school. Her tragic car accident in March 2014 left a huge hole in their hearts. On that fateful Christmas Day, the brothers decided to help fill that hole with craft beer. Their initial plan was to open in Portland, Maine, but their hometown of Spokane felt better — more opportunities

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: 450 North Weed Cans On The Fly

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Contained in the genetic record of hops and cannabis White Lab Coats discovered that before 25 million years ago, there was only marijuana. And hops (aka humulus) evolved out of marijuana to chase moist creek beds, whereas cannabis remained perfectly content to stay in the dry savannahs. Cannabis and humulus (hops) are two types of the relatively small family of Cannabaceae. In blunt terms, cannabis and hops are cousins, both sharing a key ingredient called terpenes, which are mysterious and numerous. Hops tend to have a large amount of myrcene (a type of terpene) and varying amounts of other terpenes

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.24.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.24.22 What’s cooler than a Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.24.22 cooler check to help you decide which lucky beers will make it into your beer fridge this week? When you’re out running errands, don’t forget the beer! We have more newbies for ya so let’s jump in. … 7 Seas Brewing 2 Canz: Imperial hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Strata, then dry hopped with more Citra, for an array of bold, tropical, and juicy hop characteristics, 8% Dwinell Country Ales Echo Chamber: Blended spontaneous wheat ale fermented in

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Wine Barrels On The Fly

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Europeans have been putting beer in wooden vessels for hundreds of years. Before industrialization, beer was fermented in wood, stored, and shipped in wood, and poured directly from wood. Beer spoiled often. Life sucked. By the mid-20th century, most breweries had happily traded their temperamental wooden barrels for the reliability and convenience of metal tanks. Then, breweries realized how kind wood can be to beer that’s treated properly. Sure, it’s expensive, and predicting when a batch will be ready is tricky. But results are rarely disappointing — such as aging beer in wine barrels. Wine barrels induce fruit flavors and

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Incline

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The biggest question in the hard cider world is: How does the Zehner family find time to make their delicious Incline Cider juice? The social media accounts of Incline co-owners Jordan and Lesley Zehner are filled with mountain hikes and marathon trainings. Yet, with help from Jordan’s parents and co-owners, Chris and Teresa, Incline continues to make delicious cider, as well as fill their taproom with what seems like a party daily. Since 2015, the Zehner family has made delicious, crushable cider, many from a dry-hopped apple base to pull out citrus aromas. The Auburn-based cidery with a popular Tacoma

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.22.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.22.22 HAPPY SUNDAY! Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.22.22 has beers for y’all just in time for your sunny backyard hang! Let’s run them down. … Bale Breaker Brewing Mount Saint Humulus: Triple IPA with fruity, floral, and dank pine aromas followed by balanced sweetness, intense bitterness, and a light boozy burn, 10% Block 15 Brewing The Beer Walker: IPA with crisp malts and generous amounts of Simcoe, Strata, and Centennial hops for pine and fruit notes, with an earthy herbal hop finish, 7% Block 15 The DAB Lab, Desert High:

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Upside Down Beers On The Fly

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American Craft Beer Week, the annual springtime salute to small and independent craft breweries, wraps up today. This year’s rallying cry was “Turn your beer world upside down” — a nod to the freewheeling spirit that craft breweries are known for. “The pioneering craft breweries turned the beer world upside down. They believed that beer drinkers were ready to branch out from industrial lagers and explore deeper, bolder flavors,” said Ann Obenchain, Brewers Association marketing and communications director in a news release. “This revolutionary ethos persists. It’s part of the craft brewing community’s DNA. And this year’s American Craft Beer

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6-Pack of Things To Do: May 20-22 2022

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6-Pack of Things To Do: May 20-22 2022 Stress, little sleep, and maximized creativity. These are the common elements in a 72-hour film festival and Tacoma’s iteration is no different. Add an international element to the Proctor Farmers Market, tank climbing, Orval Day, and glass blowers and this weekend is shaping up fine. Cheers! 253 SHORT FILM COMPETITION: Yes, it’s that time again: The Grand Cinema’s 253 Short Film Party returns tonight. Its evolution over the years has seen it rise from humble, let’s-put-on-a-show beginnings into a genuine behemoth. What started as 11 teams gathering at The Grand has ballooned

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: American Craft Beer Week Varietal On The Fly

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American Craft Beer Week is under way and picking up speed. The Brewers Association — a nonprofit group recognized as the central foundation for craft beer in America — designates a week in May to celebrate small and independent craft breweries. This year, May 16-22 serves as an opportunity to get to know your Washington brewers, attend tap takeovers, and drink good beer. Today, Peaks & Pints celebrates ACBW with a to-go flight of Varietal Beer Company. Chris Baum, John Cope, Chad Roberts, David Paulson, and Karl Vanevenhoven opened Varietal in April 2018 in the Port of Sunnyside between Yakima

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Washington Beer On the Fly

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It’s that time of year again, and we’re not talking about the Mount St. Helens eruption anniversary — it’s American Craft Beer Week. The annual celebration, organized by the Brewers Association, is all about advocating for and appreciating small, independent breweries. In its 16th year, the American Craft Beer Week runs through May 22, and the weeklong celebration of independent brewing will offer Washingtonians a chance to support the state’s homegrown taprooms, brewpubs, and breweries. According to the Brewers Association, Washington is now home to 437 craft breweries, roughly 7.6 per 100,000 adults of legal drinking age, which ranks ninth in

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.17.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.17.22 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.17.22 has the goods! Super stoked on the The Abyss Coconut and the new Skies of Wonder. Cheers! Aslan Brewing Disco Lemonade: Berliner weisse brewed with barley, wheat, and a pinch of hops, then fermented with Lactobacillus and finished with Aslan’s house strain, 4% Backwoods Brewing Who Wears Schwarz?: Dark German Lager with toasted malt forward character plus a light body and clean finish, 4.8% Belching Beaver Brewery Swerve City: IPA capturing the tropical vibes of POG juice with passionfruit, orange, and guava, 6.6% Belching

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: American Craft Beer Week 2022

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The 16th annual American Craft Beer Week will take place from May 16-22, 2022, throughout all 50 states. Now with well over 9,250 operating breweries within the United States, ACBW is a weeklong, nationwide celebration that focuses on the small and independent craft breweries. Beer was once the unfussy option, the tonic of the masses. On Cheers, Norm simply orders beer — no need for a name, because beer was just beer. In contrast to the perceived snobbery of wine, beer was meant for drinking, not thinking. Today that divide is not so sharp. Peaks and Pints listens to guests

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Between Peaks: West Tiger 3 Trail

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Peaks & Pints brought our house beer, Old Schoolhouse Brewery Between Peaks IPA, to the top of Tiger Mountain. Tiger Mountain West Tiger 3 Trail was muddy May 15, 2022. Between Peaks: West Tiger 3 Trail West Tiger 3, also known as T-3 among Tiger Mountain State Forest hikers and Terminator hunters, probably won’t gain you the social media followers you desire, but the medium difficulty, 5-mile roundtrip trail will get your heart pumping and wake up your legs for the upcoming hiking season. You will need to use your brain. From

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: AVAL

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Brittany, also known as Bretagne in French, was a province and duchy first and only later turned into a region. Brittany, a region of northwest France, where its people established their original gastronomic culture with apple. Life there has always been closely tied with apple, which is certainly different from the wine regions. Cider is truly a product from the terroir of Brittany, the best weather and soil for apple production. Brittany farms plant cider apples which are a special variety to make cider. Translating to apple in Breton, the traditional language of France’s Bretagne province, “AVAL” is exclusively brewed

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Fancy Pants Sunday: 2015 Logsdon Far West Vlaming

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You fancy, 2015 Logsdon Far West Vlaming! Fancy Pants Sunday: 2015 Logsdon Far West Vlaming In 2015, before we opened Peaks & Pints, the Craft Brewers Conference was held in Portland where we joined a Hood River excursion and met Dave Logsdon. We fell in love with his Logsdon Farmhouse Ales farm brewery complete with a barn brewhouse, coolship, Scottish Highlander cattle to consume spent wort, and guns to shoot varmints. When Peaks & Pints opened in November 2016, we filled the bottom row of one Oregon beer cooler door with Logsdon 750ml bottles, including Far

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Chilly May Stouts On the Fly

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After one of Western Washington’s coldest Aprils in decades, chilly times continue in May. According to the National Weather Service, the Emerald City had recorded 24 days of below-average temperatures in April, logging just three days that were warmer than normal. Analyzing data from previous years, the National Weather Service found the top 10 coolest Aprils were most often followed by below-average temperatures continuing in May, which is what is happening. Any winter jackets put away for the season have almost certainly are still hanging on hooks by front doors. Peaks & Pints suggests grabbing a dark, rich, and flavorful stout to

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.13.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.13.22 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.13.22 has the latest goods from Beer Zombies, Brothers Cascadia, Cascade, Double Mountain, Kings & Daughters, Lumberbeard, Old Schoolhouse, and Rogue. Have a great weekend! Beer Zombies End To End Burners: Beer Zombies Brewing and The Answer Brewpub descended on The Mason Jar Lager Company to brew this super dank, incredibly juicy hazy IPA brewed with Citra cryo and Galaxy hops for a big sticky blast of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passionfruit, lychee, and mango, 8% Brothers Cascadia Brewing Cold Crash: Collaboration with Fortside Brewing,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Scary Brewery Names On The Fly

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It’s another Friday the 13th, and you need something perfectly thematic to do. But not unlucky, please, because there’s enough disappointment circling the country. A few other things you shouldn’t do today: Don’t have sex in a remote cabin in the woods, don’t skinny dip by yourself after midnight, and don’t investigate strange noises. Do drink beers brewed by breweries with scary names in Peaks & Pints to-go beer flight today. Heathens, Evil Twins, Headless Mumbys, Black Ravens, Beer Zombies, and Boneyards. Oh, my! Today’s beer flight promises round of devilish pomp, bourbon barrels and spicy fun. Grab these three

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Anchorage Brewing On the Fly

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Gabe Fletcher, the head honcho at Anchorage Brewing, started his career at Midnight Sun, another Alaskan brewing company. After 13 years of helping cultivate an image of creating adventurous beers, Fletcher decided to part ways with Midnight Sun and strike out on his own. In 2011, Fletcher released his first Anchorage beer. Turns out Fletcher’s meticulous attention to detail and brewing expertise combined to make some amazing beer. The brewery took off, eventually moving to its own brick and mortar in 2014. Anchorage specializes in barrel fermentation with Brettanomyces and souring cultures, huge barrel-aged imperial stouts, and amazing hazy IPAs. Today,

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.11.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.11.22 Stock your cooler with Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.11.22 in our cooler. Cheers! Anchorage Brewing Air Whale Hell: Imperial stout fermented and aged in Missouri oak, then finished on Klatch Coffee, Tahitian vanilla beans, and Thai bananas, 15% Anchorage Better This Way: Hazy double IPA double dry hopped with Strata, Melba, Galaxy, and Motueka hops for flavors of honeydew melon with hints of lime and herbs as well as a slightly dank, piney finish, 8.4% Anchorage Knight Vision: Hazy IPA brewed and double dry hopped with Galaxy, Sabro, and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Talus Hops On the Fly

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Talus, previously known as HBC 692, is a variety from the Hop Breeding Company, which is a joint venture between John I. Haas and Yakima Chief Ranches. A result of a hybrid pollination of the Sabro and open pollination, Talus hops deliver a one-of-a-kind aroma experience. Talus, a word that represents the sloped features of rocky terrain, pays homage to the rich mountainous landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Talus is an aroma hop for whirlpool and dry hopping additions. It delivers a high intensity hop aroma — citrus, floral, wood and fruit — well suited for IPAs and other hop-forward

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Fast Fashion Beer On the Fly

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales is a brewery distinguished by its avant-garde, Belgian-inspired ales — with an emphasis on saisons, or farmhouse ales — and haute-couture labels, and the company’s founder, Brian Strumke, says he’s always looking to push himself further — in his goals or actual miles — to turn beer into art. Strumke has been a nomad. Whether in Stratford, Connecticut at Two Roads Brewing or Baltimore, Maryland at Of Love and Regret, Stillwater functioned as more of a living organism than a brewery, led by Strumke’s wanderlust to go wherever the road, beer or art takes him. In 2018, art

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mom Hug On The Fly

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This Mother’s Day, skip the box of chocolates or a handmade card. Honor the top lady in your life like the queen she is and thank her not only for bringing you into being but spending all that time and energy trying to raise you right and feed you well. Peaks & Pints suggests you buy her four amazing craft beers. Craft beer is social but sitting down to a taster flight with mom is high-intensity training for your taste buds. The key here is to talk about the beers and your upbringing as you drink them — what you

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Instagram Outsider: World Beer Cup, Star Wars, Cinco de Mayo

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Instagram Outsider: World Beer Cup, Star Wars, Cinco de Mayo From World Beer Cup winners to May the 4th Be With You, from Cinco de Mayo to a bag of beer, 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: World Beer Cup, Star Wars, Cinco de Mayo.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Big IPAs On the Fly

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The India Pale Ale emphasizes hoppiness, which can take the form of herbal, citrus and/or piney character in both aroma and flavor. Adding the prefix “imperial” means the beer is made with a lot of everything, resulting in more aroma, flavor, and strength. The triple IPA is a palate-smashing beast of an ale designed for those times when a hazy IPA simply won’t cut it. Yet, the style still isn’t recognized — and debate rages among the pimpliest of beer nerds over whether it’s a style at all. Peaks & Pints believes the triple IPA is a massively hoppy beer

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.6.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.6.22 Some tasty beers have arrived for Mother’s Day Weekend! Come have a pint or two, and stock up on Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 5.6.22! We’re open till midnight! Cheers y’all!! Black Raven Brewing Origins: Official 13th Annual Seattle Beer Week Beer West Coast style IPA hop bomb, 6% Fair Isle Brewing Lora: A piquette-inspired table beer taking cues from the wine industry, Lora is a table beer with a field blend of berries for berry notes, a hint of almond, and followed by a lacing of rosemary, 3.9% ForeLand

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6-Pack of Things To Do: May 6-8 2022

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6-Pack of Things To Do: May 6-8 2022 You’ve re-watched all the Star Wars films, ate all the tacos, and are now ready for a weekend in greater Tacoma, whether it be a cornhole tournament, free comic books or hanging out with Champ Kind. Welcome to 6-Pack of Things To Do: May 6-8 2022! CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: When a cornhole tournament hits the Peaks & Pints television screens it attracts more viewership and cheers than Major League Baseball or the Tour de France. While some may view it as a simple backyard activity — where competitors throw bags filled with corn

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Steeplejack Beer On The Fly

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Portland, Oregon, is home to an abundance of old church buildings. Their spires front the hilly backdrop and skyline, adding to each neighborhood’s unique fabric. Changes in the city dynamics, though, have left many of these architectural stunners empty, abandoned, and crumbling. Across the city, though, several of these old buildings have experienced a revitalization where they’ve been repurposed for other uses — born again, including a 1909 church on the corner of Northwest Broadway and 24th, a tall, craftsman-era chapel made of Pacific Northwestern fir and cedar that now is a church of fermentation. In 2019, Brody Day and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mexican Lager On The Fly

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Cinco de Mayo is today, which means it’s party time Senor Garth. The best Cinco de Mayo parties feature live mariachi bands, Mexican-inspired craft beer, dancing Chihuahuas and beer bongs made from Saguaro cactuses. Peaks and Pints will offer one of those treasures for our Cinco de Drinko — Mexican-inspired craft beer on draft and in the cooler, a Mexican-inspired to-go beer flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mexican Lager On The Fly, and a special Mexican sandwich special. Mexican lagers are popular. Two of them — pFriem’s Mexican Style Lager and Pelican Pelicano Extra Mexican lager —

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6-Pack of Things To Do: May 4-5 2022

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6-Pack of Things To Do: May 4-5 2022 The next two days in Tacoma are packed, no doubt, with fun, with May the 4th parties followed by Cinco de Mayo events. And there are plenty of other things to do along the way, including a senior improv show at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Bike Month, and a kickass Viking flick. Cheers! MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: Drink craft beer, you must.  Today is May 4 — which may not mean a lot to a lot of people, but it’s a special date for serious Star Wars fans.

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: May The 4th Be With You

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Today is May 4 — which may not mean a lot to a lot of people, but it’s a special date for serious Star Wars fans. May the 4th (as in “May the Force be with you”) is the day on which we celebrate all things Star Wars-related. And what better way to celebrate the date than by drinking space-themed craft beer while watching Star Wars from your couch. Where in the universe can you find such beer, padawan? Peaks and Pints: The Cooler Awakens. Embrace your inner Jabba (or related Hutt) and stop by our little craft beer lodge

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Barrel-Aged Lagers On The Fly

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For the last 180-plus years, Pilsner Urquell is open fermented, conditioned in oak barrels, and served without filtering. Inspired by this Old-World original, a growing number American brewers are skipping stainless steel, tight environmental controls, and automated brewing systems and brewing their lagers like the Old-World original: aging their bottom-fermenting creations in wood vessels. What starts as a refreshing, classic lager transforms when aged in oak barrels. Barrel aging adds woody notes of oak and vanilla to the beer’s crisp, golden base. Today, Peaks & Pints craft beer bar, bottle shop and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District presents a to-go

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Blueberry

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Blueberries. Who doesn’t love them? When we can keep the birds from eating the fruit, blueberries are one of the most rewarding edibles in the garden. They don’t take up a huge amount of space, and they are easy to grow in our area, given sun, acid soil, and plenty of water. And the plants are beautiful. To top it off, raw blueberries are among the most nutrient-rich plant foods available — low in calories and loaded with plant nutrients such as soluble fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Most importantly, crisp, sweet blueberries balanced with tangy cider apples makes for

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Instagram Outsider: Leota Mae Day, Garbage Pail Kids, Tournament of Beer

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Instagram Outsider: Leota Mae Day, Garbage Pail Kids, Tournament of Beer From Leota Mae Day to Garbage Pail Kids, from the Tournament of Beer to all the dogs, 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: Leota Mae Day, Garbage Pail Kids, Tournament of Beer.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Wayfinder Beer

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Champion crowned

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E9 Brewing Detour Ahead hoppy lager won the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Champion crowned If you walked into Peaks & Pints last night you most likely weren’t surprised to see five IPAs tapped on our Western red cedar tap log. The hop bombs keep the lights on. But left of the IPAs on our log were two crisp, cold, and refreshing lagers. Our bartenders pulled lager tap handles all night for folks 21 to 84 years of age, male and female, all ethnicities, and

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.30.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.30.22 Stop by tonight for the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Championship Game party, then take home Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.30.22. … Chainline Brewing Lupulin Bloom: Collaboration with Breakside Brewery, this hazy IPA is brewed with New Zealand Riwaka, Strata, and experimental HBC 472 for lemon-lime notes with as bitter finish, 7% Firestone Walker Brewing Gold Rider: Aged in French Cognac and orange bitters barrels for two years, this ale is inspired by the Sidecar cocktail and finished with a touch of fresh-squeezed lemon juice for

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Championship and Party

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Peaks & Pints bartender Claire Brinich and co-owner Pappi Swarner call today’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Championship Game. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Championship and Party PAPPI SWARNER: The titanic lager throwdown finale in on! Voting for the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Championship Game is live. After three weeks of voting, you have picked the most popular lagers brewed in Washington and Oregon. What began as 64 hop-slinging lagers has been narrowed down to two that were publicly nominated number 9 in Southern Washington and number 13 seed

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6-Pack of Things To Do: April 29-31 2022

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6-Pack of Things To Do: April 29-31 2022 During this last week of April, you can shop at a giant flea market, learn about living fossils, partake in a film discussion and help determine the best lager brewed in the Northwest, among other events in the greater Tacoma area. TOURNAMENT OF BEER: For three weeks, Peaks and Pints challenged 64 of the Pacific Northwest’s best lagers to go crispy boi-to-crispy boi in a showdown of craft combat. Some fell easily by the wayside, either due to a rogue mash tun cleaner or simply because they faced a superior opponent. Hop

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Baltic Porters On The Fly

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The Baltic porter is a traditional English style, developed by the British in the 1800s for export to their buddies in the Russian Court. The Baltic porter is an interesting breed, because while it’s a porter in name and flavor, it’s not an ale. All Baltic porters are lagers, meaning they’re brewed with a strain of yeast that ferments for longer times at colder temperatures and contributes a cleaner, crisper flavor to the brew. The Baltic porter is a dark black beer, sometimes with garnet and ruby highlights. It is known for an assertive chocolate malt that imparts sweetness and

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Final Four April 29

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Peaks & Pints bartender Claire Brinich and cook Caleb Pletcher call today’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Final Four action. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Final Four April 29 CLAIRE BRINICH: And then there were four. … CALEB PLETCHER: Welcome to the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Final Four everyone! I’m Peaks cook Caleb Pletcher and believe it or not there have been days during this lager tournament when, by noon or so, it was already obvious which lager would be moving on and which would be going home. There

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