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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tropical IPAs On The Fly

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Remember when you knew how to relax? It was probably before you had an iPhone, before you had kids, before you had a job that demanded 70 hours a week — plus weekends. Relaxation, we’re afraid, is a dying art. That’s why we offer a five craft beer to-go flight of tropical IPA chill today. So, pawn the kids off on Grandma, put your phone down, and get ready to swallow one seriously giant chill pill. Step one: Deep breath, South Sound. Step two: Grab the Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tropical IPAs On The Fly. Step three: position a fan

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday June 23 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday June 23 2021 While we wait for the giant iceberg four times the size of Manhattan to breaking off and float into Commencement Bay so we cool off on its surface, here is 6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday June 23 2021. Cheers! ROLLER SKATING: Racing around in circles really fast is fun. Whether on wheels or blades, skating is a cheap and accessible great time. People have laughs by racing, doing tricks or pushing each other down. Handholding couples can go for a spin to show the world just how cute they are.

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Terpenes On The Fly

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Terpenes are naturally occurring hydrocarbon chains found in all organisms. These hydrocarbons are made up of building blocks of five carbon chains known as isoprenes (isoterpenes, C5H8). Terpenes are important in brewing for their role in hops, specifically, but not isolated to, its presence in hop essential oils. Throughout the brewing process many of the natural terpenes that come from the grain, hops, and spices are lost. Terpenes are sensitive compounds and when exposed to high temperatures (such as those that occur when boiling wort) the more volatile ones such as myrcene and beta-caryophyllene are damaged and lost. The loss

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday June 22 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday June 22 2021 Peaks & Pints is not entirely certain this actually is happening. We have a sneaking sense it was all a hotly vivid, hallucinatory fever dream, a desperate concoction wrought by 90-degree temperatures and fervid hoping and a bit too much barleywine — despite the fact this 6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday June 22 2021 is right here, with local events and a beer flight (natch). We never thought it would be back this week, or maybe ever again, for various unimportant reasons. What a miracle. Deep pranams to all who

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Sabro Hops On the Fly

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Formed in 2003, the Hop Breeding Company, or HBC, is a joint venture between John I. Haas and Yakima Chief Ranches. It’s a match made in hop heaven as they have released HBC 394 (Citra), HBC 369 (Mosaic), HBC 366 (Ekuanot), and the focus of our beer flight today, HBC 438 (Sabro). Released in 2018, Sabro is an aroma hop that is notable for its complexity of fruity and citrus flavors. It imparts distinct tangerine, coconut, tropical fruit, and stone fruit aromas, with hints of cedar, mint, and cream. Sabro’s pedigree is the result of a unique cross pollination of

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Summer Ciders On The Fly

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Summertime. For some, that means time to slow down, fire up the grill, stroll through free street fairs, maybe make out in the back of a car at the drive-in. Not Peaks & Pints. Summer is an adventure. This year we’re playing hard and going large — from Snowboarding on Mount Hood, to paddling the Wentachee River, from conquering the rugged Washington coast, to unwinding in a tree house. And we’re bring hard cider with us. In fact, since it’s Monday and we feature a to-go cider on this day of the week, our flight today encompasses the cider we’re

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Instagram Outsider: Sig Is On A Boat, pFriem pFalls, Father’s Day Beers

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Instagram Outsider: Sig Is On A Boat, pFriem pFalls, Father’s Day Beers From boat beers to Multiplayer Guild Collabs, from pFriem pFalls to Father’s Day, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Sig Is On A Boat, pFriem pFalls, Father’s Day Beers   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Cider of Destiny (@ciderofdestiny)   View

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Beers Before You Were Dad

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In 1982, you were 19 years old. A lot happened that year. Aspartame’s claim to fame, Diet Coke was introduced, Michael Jackson Thrilled you, and you graduated Foss High School and entered Washington State University. You donned a pledge pin and dove into an architecture degree. A Californian fraternity brother handed you a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale bottle in 1983. That beer launched your love affair with craft beer. The thought of being a father wasn’t a thing. The thought of discovering more craft beer was a thing. Today, you’re a father with your spouse and offspring doting on you

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Multiplayer Guild Collab On The Fly

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It usually takes two to tango for collaboration, but 47 Washington state breweries hit the dance floor for the Multiplayer Guild Collab IPA project, a beer collaboration to benefit the Washington Brewers Guild. Even though beer drinkers are emerging from isolation with pent-up energy and Band-Aids on their arms, the annual Washington Brewers Festival on Father’s Day weekend is, once again, is postponed due to the pandemic. Yes, it’s a fun weekend for craft beer drinkers to try new beers, but it’s also a thrill for brewer to hangout and talk shop. The Washington Brewers Guild, Crosby Hops, Blind Tiger

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Perry of Peaks and Pints’ eye

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Independent Cider Lavender Perry is available at Peaks & Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Perry of Peaks and Pints’ eye Poor pears. They’re never quite number one in the English language, are they? You never hear: “pear of my eye,” “visiting the Big Pear,” and “a pear a day keeps the doctor away.” Pears are also a bit unfairly overlooked when it comes to pear-based alcohol: did you know that what we label as “pear cider” has an official, long-standing name? Perry is the drink’s rightful moniker, and while it is a cider, we’d all do

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 6.18.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 6.18.21 Happy Friday! Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 6.18.21 has the goods for Father’s Day weekend! Best of Hands Barrelhouse 2021 — A Spruce Odyssey: IPA brewed with Sitka spruce tips, Citra, and Azacca hops showcasing floral and lime-like flavors melding with those of mango, peach, subtle herbal-spiciness, and cherry skins from the hops, 6.5% Best of Hands Buckets of Metrics: Hazy double IPA brewed with Citra and HBC-586 hops for flavors of mango salsa, guava, herbal-woodiness, citrus pith, and pine tar with a long resinous finish, 9% Breakside Brewery Ideal

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tacoma Dad Events and Beer

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Your mother? She’s easy. She likes spending time with you. She likes brunch. She would love that new Coach bag … but she’s way too selfless to buy it for herself. On Mother’s Day, you can be the hero. Father’s Day is another story. Your father is not easy. His hobbies mostly involve television, not that we’re stereotyping or anything. And if he needs something, he buys it for himself (or tasks Mom with it). What the heck could Dad possibly want? Beer and you. Peaks & Pints suggests five things to do with dad this weekend and a to-go

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cherry Beer On The Fly

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Rejoice, o cherry tart lovers of the South Sound! Today, June 17, is National Cherry Tart Day! Ok, so it’s not like you had this holiday on your calendar, but maybe you should as Peaks & Pints carries many cherry-flavored beer, cider, and mead. See what we did there? Cherries can balance otherwise heavy beers or add extra freshness and flavor to the lighter styles. Cherries have been added to beer for centuries, especially with Belgian lambic styles, which are called krieks. Cherry beer is no longer a throwback to centuries past. North American brewers are adding cherries to their

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 6.15.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 6.15.21 Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 6.15.21 includes the new Bale Breaker Home Grown IPA, new Airways beers and Reuben’s annual Hazelealicious P.O.G. Airways Brewing Air West IPA: West Coast Style IPA, brewed with Three Magnets Brewing, that’s super tasty, balanced, clear, and dry, 6.5% Airways Biergarten Kellerbier: Amazingly drinkable lager brewed with all-German ingredients, naturally carbonated, and lagered for six weeks to develop its smooth, balanced flavors, 5.2% Anderson Valley Brewing Tropical Hazy Sour: Kettle soured with real guava and passionfruit, 4.3% Bale Breaker Brewing Home Grown No. 7: Crisp,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tripel On the Fly

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Though strong Belgian pale ales have existed for centuries, the “tripel” name wasn’t used until the Trappists monks at Westmalle Abbey changed the name of what they’d call “superbier,” their heaviest pale ale, in 1956. The Flemish Dutch word for triple, tripel suggests three times malt and strength. Much of tripel’s mystique comes from the innocent deep golden color, soft maltiness and customary, intriguing yeast stamp. That is followed by a sucker punch in the range of 8 to 9.5 percent ABV, a combination that offers culinary-quality complexity rivaling any darker brew. The burnished golden color, sometimes glinting of orange,

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Finnriver

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In addition to growing a certified-organic heirloom-variety apple orchard on their historic 50-acre farm in Chimacum, Washington, Finnriver Farm & Cidery co-owners Keith and Crystie Kisler, co-owner Eric Jorgensen, head cidermaker Andrew Byers, and crew farm and ferment on the acreage. They grow organic veggies and fruits, which in turn are sold at local farmer’s markets and through Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA. They even operate a grainery — growing and milling their own wheat crops into organic flours, which Port Townsend bakers and restaurants appreciate. Finnriver is also a certified B corporation, meaning that a positive impact on society,

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Instagram Outsider: Can Face Plant, Hellbent Band, Pride Beer

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Instagram Outsider: Can Face Plant, Hellbent Band, Pride Beer From the joy of new cans to brewhouse air guitars, from brewery anniversaries to Pride 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 for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Can Face Plant, Hellbent Band, Pride Beer   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Triceratops Brewing Company (@triceratopsbrewing)   View this post on

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Washington Class of 2014 On the Fly

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Fifteen minutes of fame used to sound too short. But in 2014 — with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a thousand other ways to get news instantly — fame was more fleeting than ever. One minute you’re watching the world take the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the next minute, it was all about a Mountie-inspired hat, a nipple debate, and a selfie — and a booty — that broke the Internet. The year also saw the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the death of Robin Williams, Ebola, the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, midterm elections, bad calls by the National Football

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Class of 2015 On The Fly

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Back to the Future Part II may have predicted tablets, flat screen televisions and video conferencing in 2015, but not even Doc Brown could have foreseen Jon Snow’s fate. In fact, the year 2015 hosted many unpredictable scenarios and return-to-forms, from Justin Bieber’s chart-topping comeback to Steve Harvey crowning the wrong Miss Universe. There were goodbyes (Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Mad Men) and hellos (Adele!, a baby panda named Bei Bei, wine ice cream). “Star Wars” reawakened, and Caitlyn Jenner emerged. There were only 3,464 craft breweries at the beginning 2015, which has more than doubled. Today, Peaks & Pints

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday June 11 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday June 11 2021 You’re gonna “crush” it, you’re gonna pwn it, you’re gonna kill it and conquer it and lord over it like some sort of scowling fur-lined dragon-humping wizard from the Lost Kingdom of HR Puffinstuff Now Streaming on HBO. You’re going to rule Friday, and 6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday June 11 2021 has your back. Cheers! DADS: LeMay — America’s Car Museum hosts their ninth annual Hoods Up for Father’s Day through July 1. It’s hoods up at the car museum in Tacoma with more than 100 engines on display

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: German Chocolate On The Fly

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It’s chocolate and it’s cake. But German chocolate cake is a pure American creation — the Germans had nothing to do with it. The name comes from Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate, which is still around today. It was called “German’s” chocolate after Samuel German, who invented the sweetened chocolate while working for Baker’s Chocolate, which was then owned by General Foods and is now owned by Kraft. It’s a chocolate that includes sugar, which provides a shortcut for bakers. Anyway, it’s one of our favorite cakes with its chocolaty layers slathered in the coconut pecan frosting. As you might have guessed;

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 6.10.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 6.10.21 When the thirst takes hold of you, dive into Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 6.10.21. Cheers! Aslan Brewing Totality Pilsner: Hopped on Barbe Rouge, Centennial, and Huell Melon with Pilsner malt from Skagit Valley for soft floral, citrus, melon, and piney hop flavors, plus a subtle bitter finish, 4.5% Buoy Beer Stonefruit Brett Saison: Second batch of the Buoy Foeder series based on the spontaneity of the Brett yeasts strains with part of the batch infused with stone fruit, 7.1% E9 Brewing Puppies vs. Kittens: Double dry hopped IPA, brewed

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Happiness On The Fly

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Have you ever let go of your demand on the present moment? What might happen if you do? Have you ever tried it? What happens if you forgo your poisonous insistence that something, somewhere is always wrong, broken, and flawed? You might, just might, uncover a life of surreptitious, messy, imperfect bliss. The panic might subside. The veil might lift. You might just become, as they say, more fully awake to the moments of your life, free of bogus dissatisfaction telling you, every moment of every day, that something is always wrong. You might, just might, live much, much better. Can you

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Song Beers On The Fly

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You know what would go great with your craft beer? Some music. 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,

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: De Molen Mout and Mocca

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Brouwerij De Molen Mout and Mocca imperial stout. Peaks and Pints Tap List: De Molen Mout and Mocca Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: 850-plus bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap for pint and Campfire Crowler fills. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks & Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Candy Beer On the Fly

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With sweets, decorations and costumes lining store shelves in preparation for Halloween, fall may seem to be candy season. It’s really June, though, that takes the candy-encrusted crown as National Candy Month, and Peaks & Pints is one option to celebrate. There’s something so sweet about sweet. The cavemen knew it; they were willing to risk limbs and whatever other body parts weren’t covered in hair in order to grab honey from beehives. Over many, many thousands of years, the preferred form of sweet evolved from honey to all kinds of confections, including craft beer. Today, Peaks & Pints presents

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: French Cider

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We received our second vaccination shot buzzed on French cider. We forgot our scheduled morning tasting with Joan Harkins, president and CEO of French Cider and Spirit. Despite the noon vaccination appointment, the French cider tasting happened anyway because, well, French cider. The morning sun lit the flutes of traditional and heritage Normandy ciders as Harkins poetically described each pour as if she were leaning against a barrel in Normandy. Yes, the alcohol remained below 5 percent per pour, but when in Domaine Dupont, as some say. Oh, the sweet, slightly carbonated taste of France. The chosen ciders arrived last

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Gulden Draak Calvados Barrel Aged

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You fancy Van Steenberge Gulden Draak Calvados Barrel Aged! Fancy Pants Sunday: Gulden Draak Calvados Barrel Aged Van Steenberge is a Belgian brewery in East Flemish Village of East Flanders, Belgium. The brewery started out in 1784 after it was founded by Jean Baptiste De Bruin. The brewery is considered to be a family brewery since its ownership and management has been passed on to several family generations after Jean Baptiste De Bruin’s death. Fancy Pants Sunday: Gulden Draak Calvados Barrel Aged is worthy of this weekly column. Many beer connoisseurs who claim to have cut

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Tacoma Breakfast Sandwich: Florentine

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Pair Peaks & Pints Florentine breakfast sandwich with Oakshire Brewing’s Overcast Espresso Stout. Tacoma Breakfast Sandwich: Florentine Just a reminder Peaks & Pints serves breakfast sandwiches until 2 p.m. daily. Our Florentine is spinach, egg, melted Havarti and rosemary aioli on a toasted baguette. We suggest pairing it with Oakshire Brewing’s Overcast Espresso Stout, well, because it’s an overcast breakfast kind of day. Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout When Jeff and Chris Althouse founded Oakshire Brewing Co. in 2006 they were the only employees, brewing Original Amber on a four-barrel system under the moniker Willamette Brewery. In

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Instagram Outsider: Space Cowboy, Foggy Bottom Boys, Montucky Man

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Instagram Outsider: Space Cowboy, Foggy Bottom Boys, Montucky Man From Memorial Day messages to Pride messages, from the Space Cowboy to the Foggy Bottom Boys, 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: Space Cowboy, Foggy Bottom Boys, Montucky Man.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Ocean Fest On the Fly

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There might not be azure crests and tepid tides, no bathing beauties reclining on sparkling sand, no barefoot strolls through the moonlit surf. No, Tacoma’s Commencement Bay is a stern and hungry body of water, commanding respect and resolve as steely as its gray-green sheen … now with more Trashoctopuses. The Tacoma Ocean Fest kicked off Friday night with the first-ever Lantern Paddle for Species followed by yesterday’s Tacoma Shoreline Survey & Cleanup, an annual partnership between Tacoma Ocean Fest, The Ikkatsu Project and South Sound Surfrider picking up shoreline trash and tossing into giant metal sculptures that double as

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Pairing Gingerbread On The Fly

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You might have eaten your gingerbread house months ago, but if you have any gingerbread cookies left in your freezer, today’s the day to thaw. Happy National Gingerbread Day! While that may sound strange, on June 5 each year, gingerbread lovers across the country celebrate by sampling their favorite recipes and gingerbread treats. Whether in the form of bread, cakes, bars, biscuits, or cookies, let’s face it — they’re delicious any time of year. In regard to pairing beer with gingerbread, American-style barleywines, English milds, English IPAs, and even Russian imperial stouts will bring out the molasses and brown sugar

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday June 4 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday June 4 2021 Go outside. OK, ready? Inhale. Deeply. Now try sucking in. Now snort. Gasp. Pant. Huff. Wheeze. Hell, even try a chortle. Next, make your way to 6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday June 4 2021. Cheers! LANTERN PADDLES: Let there be light! The Tacoma Ocean Fest’s first-ever Lantern Paddle will light up the Thea Foss Waterway tonight. The night kicks off at 7 p.m. with the Pacific Lutheran University Steel Pan Ensemble and aerialist Deanna Riley at the Foss Waterway Seaport on Dock Street. At 9 p.m., Ocean Fest encourages paddlers

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tournament of Beer Winners On the Fly

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For the last five years Peaks & Pints has hosted the Tournament of Beer bracketed beer competition pitting 64 themed beers against one another in frothy head-to-head matchups voted online by craft beer enthusiasts. Every February, Peaks and Pints asks our patrons and the public to seed the tournament — meaning we poll people for their favorite beer under a certain theme, and thus determining seedings and matchups in the knockout bracket. The top 64 vote getters — the cream of the hops — compete at tournamentofbeer.com (forwards to peaksandpints.com) in April. Through online voting, craft beer drinkers pick daily

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Equilibrium Brewery On The Fly

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

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Trappist Ale Virtual Tour

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On your marks. Get set. Drink beer. At 5 p.m. tonight, June 2, beer drinkers around the South Sound (and perhaps a few from around the rest of the world) will unite for the first-ever Peaks and Pints Trappist Ale Virtual Tour. We’ve teamed up with Aaron, PNW Import Beer manager for Merchant du Vin, who will show you how to taste Trappist ales like a pro from the comfort of your sofa, as he guides you through tasting five Trappist beers, helping to discover nuances of flavor and aromas, teaching a little history of Trappist breweries and the Cistercian

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday June 1 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday June 1 2021 Count backward from 100 and when you hit your age, start spanking yourself silly with the sad truth that there will never be enough hours in the day to bemoan the lack of hours in the day with which, had you the hours in the day, you would take that herb class and strip/stain that old dresser or really start working on those abs. In the meantime, here are six things to do in Tacoma today. Cheers! MARKET DAY: Former Matchless Brewing head brewer and farmer Pat Jansen has teamed up

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Morning Foam: Hazelnut Beer Flight, The Beer Hour, Coolship at Smith Rock

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Morning Foam: Hazelnut Beer Flight, The Beer Hour, Coolship at Smith Rock Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – Good Morning Foam: Hazelnut Beer Flight, The Beer Hour, Coolship at Smith Rock! BTW, Morgan Freeman turns 84. THE TACOMA FACTOID On July 23, 1900, an automobile traveled the streets of Tacoma for the first time on its way to Seattle. Ralph S. Hopkins (ca. 1871-1923), “a capitalist,” was the owner of the three-horsepower Woods Electric auto. THE DAILY WORD echinate (ek’-e-nat) adjective Bearing or covered with spines or bristles; prickly Usage example: “The spikelets are arranged in groups of two, facing each

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Liberty Ciderworks

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In 2013, Rick Hastings and Austin Dickey opened the first cidery in downtown Spokane, Liberty Ciderworks. From renovated downtown warehouse on Washington Street near the railroad tracks, they had a simple mission: To use apples from local farms and fields to create unique, wonderful ciders, and to share their ciders with friends and neighbors across the great Pacific Northwest. Peaks & Pints is proud to be a part of that mission, as our weekly Monday to-go cider flight depicts: Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Liberty Ciderworks. Hastings and Dickey made cider in their garages for years before going pro

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Instagram Outsider: Party Train, Justin of El Dorado, Sexism

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Instagram Outsider: Party Train, Justin of El Dorado, Sexism From mountain top tropics to the Matchless and Brothers Cascadia Party Train, from slicing El Dorado hops with a sword to sexism in craft 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 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: Party Train, Justin of El Dorado, Sexism.  

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Fancy Saisons On The Fly

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Consider the saison. History did. During the 19th century, Belgian farmers brewed saisons, or “farmhouse ales,” using the leftover grains from the fall harvest. In fact, not only did farmers decrease leftover grains (and keep busy during the non-growing months) but also livestock ate the spent grain feed, and seasonal workers drank during the hot summer months to stay hydrated. That’s what you call a win-win. And back then, saisons only clocked in at about 3.5 percent ABV, making it a sessionable, hydrating beer during warm weather. The reason for so much of the funky yeast commonly found in saisons?

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.29.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.29.21 You’re less than halfway through the Memorial Day weekend. Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.29.21 will help you get through the rest of the holiday. Cheers! Dwinell Country Ales Plain Sight: A mixed-culture golden farmhouse ale aged for more than a year in Grenache barrels and refermented over freshly picked Robata apricots for aromatic, estate-grown malt and a sun-kissed, stone-fruity zing are supported by a quenching acidity, 6.2% Dwinell Summer Blush: A rustic pale ale fermented in the barrel with a blend of Norwegian farmhouse yeasts, aged in oak for

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Barbecue Beer On The Fly

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When it comes to Memorial Day you probably want to tackle everything grilled, charring each ingredient you use for maximum smoky flavor after a spring season of eating barely-cooked fresh young green things. Barbecue is, after all, the only truly American culinary technique. No foppish French sautés for you. You’re a red-blooded American and you like your meat smoked, cooked long and slow until it’s tender enough to be cut with a sharp glance. Barbecue is serious stuff. The pit. The fuel. The right cut of meat for ribs. The flavorings. Today, Peaks and Pints offers a to-go flight specifically

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.28.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.28.21 Stock up for your Memorial Day weekend with Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.28.21. E9 Brewing Love Vibes: Tacoma’s first craft brewery teamed up with Gigantic Brewing to brew this single hop Italian pilsner with Experimental Hopsteiner X13459 hop, 5.2%. Fair Isle Brewing Ami Jean: Saison with apricots, peaches and pluots, 7.1% Fair Isle Gemma: Saison infused with rose hips and dried elderflowers foraged from the Cascades by their buddy Alex, 6.3% Future Primitive Brewing EDM Cowboy: West Coast IPA brewed with El Dorado, Galaxy, Idaho 7, and Strata hops,

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