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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Graf

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If beer and cider had a baby it would be a graf — both distinctly different from and greater than the sum of its parents. What’s in a graf? Sometimes spelled “graff,” this lesser-known drink brings together cider and beer, at least according to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series where the apple-based beer of 7,ooo B.C. made its modern day debut. While the books provide little detail as to what exactly Graf is, it’s described as an apple-based beer-like beverage ranging in strength that’s regularly consumed by residents of Mid-World. Would a cider by any other name taste as

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Morning Foam: Trains of Tacoma and Tumalo Huckleberry pulls

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Good morning from scary yard in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Trains of Tacoma and Tumalo Huckleberry pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 — Jon Favreau turns 54 today! Light drizzle this morning, then remaining cloudy, high 60 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Tumalo Huckleberry Lemon Cider. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Pretty Gritty Tours hosts a free virtual tour of the trains in Tacoma designed to be kid friendly and engaging at 11 a.m. They wanted to provide some educational and inspirational opportunities for those working through distance learning. You can

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Instagram Outsider: GABF winners, Scared Shipless, Nightmare Cyclist

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Instagram Outsider: GABF winners, Scared Shipless, Nightmare Cyclist From Great American Beer Festival 2020 award winners to Scared Shipless, from sad announcements to foam shots, 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, cheers to you!   View this post on Instagram   Happy virtual GABF 2020! I guess you liked our lineup

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: 2020 GABF Winners On the Fly

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The Brewers Association awarded 272 medals to 240 breweries across the country during the 2020 Great American Beer Festival competition awards ceremony. The best beers in 91 beer categories covering 170 different beer styles (including all subcategories) were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals during a virtual ceremony hosted on The Brewing Network. Judges for the 34th edition of the celebrated competition evaluated 8,806 entries from 1,720 breweries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. Socially distanced judging took place in 35 sessions over 18 days with strict safety measures in place. The awards ceremony was held virtually Friday evening,

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Morning Foam: Kareem Kandi World Orchestra and Trap Door Y3K pulls

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Good morning from scary skeletons in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Kareem Kandi World Orchestra and Trap Door Y3K pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 — Jean-Claude Van Damme turns 60 today! Light rain this morning, then remaining cloudy, high 62 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills Trap Door Brewing Y3K triple IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale has many of their plants marked 50 percent off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Kareem Kandi World Orchestra will be doing a live stream performance at

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.17.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.17.20 The Seattle Sounders FC take on San Jose Earthquakes tomorrow night. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.17.20 has a bunch of new arrivals to our cooler for match companions. Cheers! 21st Amendment Fireside Chat rich, dark, English-style ale with spices, 7.9% Artivem Mead Red Tailed Hawk is PB&J with raspberry and peanuts made with organic Marmeleiro Blossom honey. 12.5% Artivem Mead Western Blue Bird mead made with organic Marmeleiro Blossom honey then aged on whole Madagascar vanilla beans and pie spices. 12.5% Everybody’s Ping Pom Sour pomegranate and cranberry flavored

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday October 17 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday October 17 2020 Today, for the first time since masks, Tacoma has a ton of events happening. 6-Pack of Things To Do highlights six, but there are more on the Tacoma Arts Month site. Yay Tacoma! SEA WORTHIES: There are no azure crests and tepid tides, no bathing beauties reclining on sparkling sand, no barefoot strolls through the moonlit surf. Tacoma’s waterfront is a stern and hungry body of water, commanding respect and resolve as steely as its port. Today, Foss Waterway Seaport on Tacoma’s waterfront invites the public to see their Tacoma Ocean

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Hazy IPAs On The Fly

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Hitting the scene in the early 2010s, the New England style India pale ale came to fame thanks to a Vermont brewery, The Alchemist, with their Heady Topper, an unfiltered double IPA that became a cult favorite. The beer was a success, and other New England breweries followed suit: namely Hill Farmstead Brewery, also in Vermont, along with Trillium Brewing Company and Tree House Brewing Co., both in Massachusetts. Call them hazy, New England or Northeast style; they’re still all the rage. Even the Brewers Association recognizes the category for its competitions. Though loaded with hops, these small-batch brews tone

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Morning Foam: Proctor Farmers Market and Top Rung Wet Line pulls

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Good morning from the Pacific Northwest Shop in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Proctor Farmers Market and Top Rung Wet Line pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 — George Wendt turns 73 today! Cloudy, high around 60 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Top Rung Brewing Wet Line Fresh Hop Hazy IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW The Proctor Farmers Market is back with Swiss chard, low-sugar goodness from Seeking Kombucha, a bunch of readymade bouquets, new vendor BabBa Foods Co. with their delicious BaBa’s Tomato Chutney, Red Barn Organic Farm, Filbert Acres,

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday October 16 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday October 16 2020 We should have made it a 7-Pack today with local letterpress star Jessica Spring doing her thing in King’s Book’s front window. But, alas, it’s another 6-Pack of Things To Do and it’s not too shabby. Cheers! DINO-MIGHT: Theirs is a carbon footprint that resonates centuries later, and now, it’s truly possible to observe and understand the awesome power of the giant creatures that once walked the Earth! They now do the Puyallup! Embark on a Jurassic journey with Dinosaur Adventure’s audio tour that will guide you through their thrilling dinosaur

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mocha On the Fly

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If you drink enough mocha, you will come to realize that some are indisputably better than others. But, once you account for differences in quality, you have to admit, there’s a sort of sameness about them: espresso, bittersweet mocha sauce and steamed milk for a sweetly satisfying coffee. It almost makes you feel sorry for baristas. Why shouldn’t they get to experiment with flavors the way brewers do? Brewers incorporate coffee in their brew in several ways: mixing beans into the malt build, infusing during barrel aging or straight up cut the beer with cold press. With so many kinds

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Morning Foam: Letterpress and Reuben’s Northsun pulls

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Good morning from Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Letterpress and Reuben’s Northsun pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 — Suzanne Somers turns 74 today! Cloudy with occasional showers this afternoon, high 62 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Reuben’s Brews Northsun Vienna lager. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Tacoma Little Theatre gathers their 2017 Gypsy cast tonight for a fun banter and behind the scenes tell-alls. Tacoma Wayzfaring Press: Letterpress Printing for the Pandemic continues at King’s Books with Jessica Spring of Springtide Press creating letterpress art in the bookstore’s front window. CRAFT

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Peaks and Pints stocks Bale Breaker fancy beers

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You fancy Bale Breaker! Peaks and Pints stocks Bale Breaker fancy beers We can’t wait for the Peaks & Pints’ Fancy Pants Sunday column to announce we stocked the Bale Breaker fancy beers housed in 750ml bottles. Lionheart Graf Ale 9.4% ABV | 25 IBU Brewed in collaboration with Bauman’s Cider Company, a fifth-generation, family-owned farm and cidery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, using 20% juice from their estate apples. This unique beer-cider hybrid inspired by hot mulled cider was aged in Jameson whiskey barrels for 6 months before bottle conditioning. Complex aromas of whiskey, apples, caramel, and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Last Fresh Hoptober On The Fly

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October in Washington brings juicy plums, the smell of boiling Dungeness crab and pumpkin spice lattes. But for beer drinkers, October still means wet hop beers. One of the most seasonally specific styles that a brewery can make, wet-hop (or fresh-hop — there isn’t a difference) beers are brewed with just-harvested whole-cone hops rushed from farms to brew kettles to capture the most vibrant flavors and aromas of these pungent flowers before they begin to fade. This limits the brewing period to the very short hops harvest season every August and September, with the bounty arriving in early October, at

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Morning Foam: Write 253 and Fort George Matryoshka pulls

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Good morning from Trivium Lodge in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Write 253 and Fort George Matryoshka pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 — Tito Jackson turns 67 today! Mostly sunny, high 61 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Fort George Brewery’s Matryoshka Woodinville Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged with Cocoa Nibs TODAY’S LOCAL STEW The Broadway Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Tacoma. Tacoma Wayzfaring Press: Letterpress Printing for the Pandemic continues at King’s Books with Write 253 creating art in the bookstore’s front window. CRAFT CHOICE

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday October 14 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday October 14 2020 Comments, feedback, stern scoldings and virtual hugs that have been buried deep in your writhing psyche for far too long and only require a moaning breathy release via a stream of conscious liquid verbiage aimed straight at the seventh chakra while still emanating like divine vapor from a spectacular pint of Deschutes 2016 The Abyss: Email 6-Pack of Things To Do at feedback@peaksandpints.com. Cheers! WAYZFARING: What’s a Wayzgoose? Back in the day it was the end of summer bash thrown by the master printer for his shop underlings and apprentices. Wayzgoose

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Octobermas On The Fly

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Check your calendars, friends. Yep, we’re in October, a month in which your only concern should be which trimming back the hop bines, monitoring your Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino weight gain, debating inappropriate COVID Halloween costumes ideas, and repairing your backyard things after yesterday’s storm. But under no circumstances should you spend any time thinking, “Will it snow this weekend?” And certainly, certainly do not ask yourself or anyone else, “Have I completed my Christmas shopping yet?” That said, even though Peaks and Pints is still drinking Mexican Vienna lagers and wearing shorts, Santa’s reindeers delivered Christmas beers this week(!). Not

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Morning Foam: UPS and PLU masterclasses and Chuckanut Pilsner pulls

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Good morning from North 27th Street in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: UPS and PLU masterclasses and Chuckanut Pilsner pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 — Usher turns 42 today! Rain showers this morning with some sunshine during the afternoon hours, high 61 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Chuckanut Brewery Pilsner. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Maestro Kuo will host a vocal masterclass and Q&A session in the University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Concert Hall virtually. Soprano Melody Moore will lead a virtual masterclass tonight in the Pacific Lutheran University Masterclass Zoom

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.13.20

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Wear a mask. Take home delicious beer. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.13.20 It has been a lot easier to find joy and happiness in small things in this ravenous year of 2020. COVID-19 and the presidential debates are prominent reminders of what is important right now and in the future. In the meantime, Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.13.20 offers seasonal favorites such as Black Raven Festival Holiday Pale, Lagunitas Born Yesterday, Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies and new arrivals for this crazy weathered Tuesday. Cheers! Anderson Valley Huge Arker Bourbon barrel stout

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More than 100 Washington State Parks remain open year round

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More than 100 Washington State Parks remain open year round First a caveat: Skinny-dipping is illegal in Washington State Parks. Even so, many a nudist continues to strip down and wade into a moonlit lake deep into the woods. If you can’t help yourself, winter seems the best time as the crowds disappear. Best of all, most parks don’t sit in the shadow of any skyscraping condominium. It was announced today that more than 100 Washington State Parks remain open year round. Let’s read a press release. … OLYMPIA – Oct. 13, 2020 – Washington State Parks today announced its

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday October 13 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday October 13 2020 The 6-Pack of Things To Do posts Tuesday through Saturday mornings and is completely free, but costs $10,000 if you don’t like it. PEAKS & PINTS SITDOWN: After more days than bottles of craft beer on the wall, Peaks and Pints is finally back open for onsite drinking and eating. We’ve completed our safety preparations to add in-house hospitality to our fine-tuned take-out operation. So, you’re officially welcome to enjoy a beer, cider or wine with our sandwiches and salads at an appropriately distance table next to a vintage forest artifact,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Day: Chocolate Peanut Pumpkin Popover Day

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Let’s face it; food holidays are more often than not ridiculous, but we love for their beer flight opportunities. It’s a cheat day for us, and better yet, often a spectacular beer flight. National English Toffee Day makes for a delicious flight, and you don’t need reconstructive dental work. We skip past Turkey Neck Soup Day, National Glazed Ham Day, and National Catfish Day for the drinkable Piña Colada, Gingerbread, and Cappuccino days. Today happens to be a quad-full day of holidays: National Peanut Festival, National Pumpkin Festival, Yorkshire Pudding Day, and National M&M Day. And, we’re up to the

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Morning Foam: Tacoma Wayzfaring Press and Barrel Mountain Freckleface pulls

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Good morning from Puget Park in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Tacoma Wayzfaring Press and Barrel Mountain Freckleface pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 — Paul Simon turns 79 today! Wind, rain, thunder and lightening early followed with a mix of sun and clouds by afternoon, high 60 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Barrel Mountain Freckleface Fresh Hop IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Beginning today with Taylor Cox of Coxswain Press, King’s Books and the Tacoma Art Commission hosts Tacoma Wayzfaring Press featuring a different letterpress artist producing a print in

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Peaks and Pints Tacoma reopens for onsite eats and drinks

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Peaks & Pints has reopened for onsite eating and drinking in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Peaks and Pints Tacoma reopens for onsite eats and drinks After more days than bottles of craft beer on the wall, Peaks & Pints is finally back open for onsite drinking and eating. We’ve completed our safety preparations to add in-house hospitality to our fine-tuned take-out operation. So, you’re officially welcome to enjoy a beer, cider or wine with our sandwiches and salads at an appropriately distance table next to a vintage forest artifact, most likely. One of the most fulfilling aspects

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Effervescent

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When Robert Frost came upon his two paths, he chose the one less traveled. But what if he didn’t have to choose? What if he could take both paths simultaneously, thereby removing guesswork and consequence from his action? Peaks & Pints’ Monday Cider Flight is choosing both paths — sparkling cider. You’ve probably tasted a cider with lots of fizzy bubbles, and you may have even had a completely still cider. However, carbonation variation is more than just a question of its presence or absence. There are a few bubble types that have to do with fermentation and legal limits.

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Morning Foam: Stephanie Anne Johnson and Trap Door Coffee and Cream pulls

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Good morning from GardenSphere in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Stephanie Anne Johnson and Trap Door Coffee and Cream pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND!  Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 — Hugh Jackman turns 52 today! Sun and clouds mixed, high 60. Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Trap Door Brewing Coffee and Cream. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW A singer’s talent is complete when they can bring a crowded dive bar to a collective hush and also get one of the biggest audiences on the planet to a collective standing ovation. Stephanie Anne Johnson is that special

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Instagram Outsider: DJ Topcutter, 8 Rainy Dazes, E9 Riffage

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Instagram Outsider: DJ Topcutter, 8 Rainy Dazes, E9 Riffage From Space Rock to E9 Riffage, from DJ Topcutter to Rainy Daze’s Eight Anniversary, 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, cheers to you!   View this post on Instagram   Hello humans! Unfortunately we will be closed today as well due to

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Big Sky On The Fly

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Big Sky Brewing has been leading the Montana craft beer scene since friends Bjorn Nabozney, Neal Leathers, and Brad Robinson launched it in 1995. Homebrewers Leathers and Robinson moved to Missoula in the summer of 1990, and met Nabozney at Sportsmen’s Surplus and High Country Sports employee lounge. The three felt Missoula could use an ale brewery to balance the city’s to lager-producing brewery, Bayern. It didn’t take long for Big Sky to find success, especially after the introduction of Moose Drool Brown Ale. Today, Big Sky Brewing beers are available in 24 western states. Big Sky’s beer names tend

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Morning Foam: Steve’s Local History and pFriem Pilsner pulls

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Good morning from the Cushman Substation in Tacoma’s Proctor District GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND!  Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 — Mark Goodman is 68 today! Rain likely, high 58F. Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of pFriem Family Brewers Pilsner. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW In honor of Halloween, October’s installment of Steve’s Local History will dive into ghostly world of things going bump in the night from the pioneer days to the present. As always author, journalist, and all around amazing guy, Steve Dunkelberger will cover a topic with humor and history — this time on Facebook

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday October 10 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday October 10 2020 Today, your Pacific Lutheran University alumni become brewers, dogs become your best friend, and a patch of woods in Buckley will give you a heart attack. Find out why when you read 6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday October 10 2020. Cheers! PLU ON TAP: Ask anyone what comes to mind when they hear “Pacific Lutheran University,” and possible replies could be “farm school for Russell Investments,” “Scandinavian sweaters,” or great house parties (at least in the 1980s). Ask Peaks & Pints what comes to mind when we hear “Pacific Lutheran

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Porters On The Fly

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There’s nothing quite like a good porter; Peaks and Pints can recognize one almost by its aroma alone. These dark, often full-bodied beers have something of an attitude thanks to their caramel and chocolate tones. The origins of the style are traced to the 1700s, when it was a favorite beer of the porters who worked the shipyards in London. In the U.S., the porter style nearly vanished in the years following Prohibition, as light-bodied lagers appealed more to the masses. Homebrewers and small craft beer makers helped revive the style. Today, Peaks and Pints porters in a to-go beer

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Morning Foam: PLU on Tap and Brothers Cascadia High Tide pulls

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The calm before the storm. Morning Foam: PLU on Tap and Brothers Cascadia High Tide pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND!  Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 — David Lee Roth turns 66 today! Variable clouds with showers and scattered thunderstorms, high 59 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Brothers Cascadia High Tide Blonde. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Pacific Lutheran University churns out craft alumni — specifically owners of Black Fleet Brewing, Wingman Brewers, Grit City Ciderworks, and Gard Vintners. The PLU grads who launched these businesses will share their stories at PLU on Tap tonight. The Humane

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.9.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.9.20 Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.9.20 has what you need for our first rainy, windy autumn weekend. Cheers! Block 15 Brewing FRESH CATCH (STRATA): Block 15 Brewing’s fresh-hopped pale ale brewed with Willamette Valley strata fresh hops that Block 15 picked up at the hop farm hours before adding them to a custom hop back tank, which they pumped hot wort through on its way to the fermenter, extracting vibrant notes of tropical fruit, ripe citrus, and fresh berries. 5.75% Crucible Brewing CHINOOK FRESH HOP: Fresh hop made with Chinook

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday October 9 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday October 9 2020 Happy Friday! 6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday October 9 2020 is arts heavy, which means it’s going to be a great day. Cheers! THEATER CHAT: “Tacoma Little Theatre begins 2017 with John Steinbeck’s classic tale, Of Mice and Men, directed by Niclas Olson, founder and managing artistic director of New Muses Theatre Company,” writes Alec Clayton in the Weekly Volcano’s first issue in 2017. “It’s been a pleasure working with the cast to find new layers in Steinbeck’s classic,” Olson tells Clayton in the same feature story. “What jumps out

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: E9 IPAs On The Fly

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In the early ’90s, Dusty Trail converted the historic Engine House No. 9 bar into a brewpub at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Pine Street, officially becoming the first microbrewery in Tacoma. Dick Dickens grabbed the Engine House reins in 2002, bringing in head brewer Doug Tiede. Heads turned and medals were hung. In 2011, The X Group added the Engine House to their local restaurant empire, with Shane Johns and Donovan Stewart running the kettles and hanging even more medals, mostly for their sours and saisons. Last year, they separated the brewery from the restaurant and opened E9

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.8.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.8.20 The Peaks & Pints cooler is now open until 10 p.m. daily. Come grab the Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.8.20 goodies, including two new Stoup Brewing fresh hops and Structures new pale ale. Cheers! Abomination Brewing ELEVEN LIVES & STILL WANDERING: Collaboration with Fat Orange Cat Brew, this double IPA is brewed with Lotus, Cashmere, Citra, and Mosaic for a ton of citrus on the nose and tongue. 8.8% Decadent Ales STRAWBERRY ORANGE BANANA: Double IPA brewed with Strawberry, Orange, and Banana Puree ¸— just like your favorite juice.

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday October 8 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday October 8 2020 6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday October 8 2020 offers you an artist studio tour, a flight of Oreo-flavor beer, the chance to buy Tacoma Film Festival tickets, pears at the Broadway Farmers Market, American Electorate lecture, and a spot to hang with Tacoma Council Member Kristina Walker. Cheers! ARTIST STUDIO TOUR: The Washington State History Museum’s 2020 In The Spirit Contemporary Native Arts exhibition has made our 6-Pack of Things To Do several times during its run, which isn’t surprising since its outstanding every year, blending the traditional and the

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Oreo Imperials on The Fly

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Consider the Oreo. In the 100 years since its invention, Oreo has become the representative cookie of modern American culture. Everyone loves Oreos. (Quiet down, contrarians. We said everyone loves Oreos.) Oreos are mixed into Dairy Queen Blizzards. They’re used to make chocolate-y delicious pie crusts. Weird Al Yankovic wrote a song about Oreos called The White Stuff. And, they make delicious imperial porters and stouts. It’s not like you didn’t know there were porters and stouts made to emulate Oreos. It’s a pretty obvious and common adjunct flavor profile, chocolate and vanilla. Smoosh ‘em together, and that’s basically an

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Morning Foam: South Sound Surfrider and Postdoc Kilty pulls

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Good morning from Tacoma Public Library Wheelock Branch in the Proctor District of North Tacoma Morning Foam: South Sound Surfrider and Postdoc Kilty pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND!  Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 — Chevy Chase turns 77 today! Overcast, high 63. Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Postdoc Brewing Kilty MacSporran Scottish Ale. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Join the South Sound Chapter of Surfrider Foundation for their October Chapter Meeting with guest speaker Tacoma Council Member Kristina Walker. Dan Friday (Lummi), one of the artists in their year’s Washington State History Museum In the Spirit

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tropical IPAs On the Fly

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Polynesian culture washed onto America’s shores after World War II, when soldiers returned from the South Pacific armed with aloha shirts, Hawaiian music and a thirst for tropical beverages. We’re not sure who brewed the first tropical-inspired craft beer, but honing in on the tropics can be accomplished via a couple different techniques. First, many of the recently released hops have flavors and aromas ripped from a fruit bowl, including Citra (papaya, mango), Mosaic (berries), El Dorado (watermelon, pears), Galaxy (peach, melons), Hull Melon (honeydew) and Galaxy (pineapple). Dial up a recipe with these hops, used later in the brewing

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Morning Foam: Chocolate lecture and Stone Xocoveza pulls

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Good morning from Olympia Coffee Roasters in the Proctor District of North Tacoma Morning Foam: Chocolate lecture and Stone Xocoveza pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND!  Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 — Yo-Yo Ma turns 65 today! Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon, high 67. Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Stone Brewing Xocoveza Mocha Stout. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Did you know that chocolate is actually fermented? That cocoa powder contains some of the same ingredients as nail polish remover? Join Erica Fickeisen, Lead Baker, and Dr. Justin Lytle, professor and chair of Chemistry

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.6.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.6.20 Peaks & Pints brought in a ton of new beer today. We highlight a few in Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.6.20. … Breakside Brewery GIUSEPPE WARLOCK: West Coast double IPA collaboration with fellow Portland brewery Von Ebert Brewing with Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, Waimea, and Comet hops for notes of petrol, cantaloupe, papaya, and white Bordeaux. 8% Diamond Knot Brewing INDUSTRIAL HO! HO!: A robust, hoppy winter warmer with a sweet, fruity nose balanced by residual sweetness. 8.5% E9 Brewing SPIKE’S HARVEST ALE: Brewed for longtime Engine House No. 9

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday October 6 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday October 6 2020 Did you hear? It’s Tacoma Arts Month. Every year, since forever, Tacoma Arts Month has showcased the very best about our community. October is brimming with hundreds of arts and culture events, exhibits, and workshops for all ages. The Peaks & Pints 6-Pack of Things To Do will relay the events, such as the Salishan National Night Out-Of-The-Box event tonight. Cheers! ANIMAL SHOUT-OUTS: Remember when you called out your colleague for eating cake during your company’s Zoom lunch meeting? Point Defiance Park & Aquarium has a way to smooth over that

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: California Doubles On The Fly

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Today’s Peaks & Pints to-go beer flight originated out of California. It’s a flight of double IPAs brewed in California, because, well, California. The state could use a couple double IPAs after their wildfires — massive, drought-amplified, state-engulfing wildfires you breathed through your mask from Point Defiance Park last month. Since the beginning of the year, more than 8,200 California wildfires have scorched “well over 4 million acres” or 6,250 square miles, according to Cal Fire. And, that’s piled onto 835K COVID cases and 16,150 deaths. On a positive note, double IPAs were born in California. Vinnie Cilurzo — who

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