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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 5.13.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 5.13.21 Happy Thursday! Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.13.21 has more than enough new craft beer arrivals to keep you busy this weekend. Bale Breaker Brewing Mount Saint Humulus: The longtime fan-favorite triple IPA and winner of the Washington Hop Mob in 2020, is now in cans! This year’s batch smells like a fresh bag of the finest Yakima Valley hops: citrus, tropical, blueberry, apricot, floral and grassy aromas with smooth bitterness, 10% Cascade Brewing Barrel House Blueberry: A blend of sour triple and blond ales aged in Pinot Noir barrels

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Morning Foam: Seattle Beer Week Flight, Brewery Shots, and more

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Morning Foam: Seattle Beer Week Flight, Brewery Shots, and more Thursday, May 13 2021 – Good Morning Foam: Seattle Beer Week Flight,  Brewery Shots, and more. BTW, Harvey Keitel turns 82. THE TACOMA FACTOID The co-founder of the Baskin-Robbins, Irvine Robbins, got his start in Tacoma in 1927. He sold ice cream and cottage cheese produced from his father’s cows’ surplus milk. THE DAILY WORD cozen \’ke-zen\ cozened, cozening \’kez-nig, ‘ke-ze-\ [perh. fr. obs. It cozzonare, fr. It cozzone horse trader, fr. L cocion-, cocio trader] (1573) verb transitive 1) To deceive, win over, or induce to do something by

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday May 12 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday May 12 2021 Sunny Day / Sweepin’ the clouds away / On my way to where the air is sweet / Can you tell me how to get/ How to get to … 6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday May 12 2021. … FILM: The Grand Cinema will open its door at 4 p.m. to screen Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street. The documentary will take us inside the minds and hearts of the Sesame Street creators to help us understand not only how they produced this groundbreaking show, but also what

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Morning Foam: Hello Portland, Hi Friend IPA, Welcome Cryo Pop

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Morning Foam: Hello Portland, Hi Friend IPA, Welcome Cryo Pop Wednesday, May 12 2021 – Good Morning Foam: Hello Portland, Hi Friend IPA, Welcome Cryo Pop! BTW, Emilio Estevez is 60. THE TACOMA FACTOID The Tacoma Dome is the largest wood-domed arena in the world, constructed with 1.6 million board feet. THE DAILY WORD supererogation \’su-pe-‘rer-e-‘ga-shen\ noun [ML supererogation-, supererogatio, fr. supererogare to perform beyond the call of duty, fr. LL, to expend in addition, fr. L super- + erogare to expend public funds after asking the consent of the people, fr. e- + rogare to ask] (1526) The act

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Duvel

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Duvel Belgian strong pale. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Duvel 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 and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here for iPhone and here for Android. Peaks and

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MORNING FOAM: American Craft Beer Week Bruery Terreux, Shilshole IPA, Gigantic Pilsner

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MORNING FOAM: American Craft Beer Week Bruery Terreux, Shilshole IPA, Gigantic Pilsner Tuesday, May 11 2021 – Good Morning Foam: American Craft Beer Week Bruery Terreux, Shilshole IPA, Gigantic Pilsner! BTW, Martha Quinn is 62. THE TACOMA FACTOID Stadium High School was originally designed to be a luxury hotel, but in 1893 during the depression, construction halted. Then the building was left nothing but a shell after a devastating fire. That shell finally transformed into Stadium High School in 1906. THE DAILY WORD insalubrious \’in-se-‘lu-bre-es\ adjective [L insalubris, fr. in- + salubris healthful] (1615) Not conducive to health: unwholesome insalubrity

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MORNING FOAM: American Craft Beer Week Pierce County, Queen Elizabeth beer and more

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MORNING FOAM: American Craft Beer Week Pierce County, Queen Elizabeth beer and more Monday, May 10 2021 – Good Morning Foam: American Craft Beer Week Pierce County, Queen Elizabeth beer and more! BTW, Bono turns 61. THE TACOMA FACTOID The Port of Tacoma covers more than 2,400 acres and is the 6th largest port in North America. THE DAILY WORD philter (or philtre) \’fil-ter\ noun [French philtre, from Old French, from Latin philtrum, from Greek philtron: philein, to love (from philos, beloved, loving) + -tron, instrumental suff] (ca. 1587) 1) potion, drug, or charm held to have the power to

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MORNING FOAM: Thurston County Beer Flight, Mount Saint Humulus, The Dip

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MORNING FOAM: Thurston County Beer Flight, Mount Saint Humulus, The Dip Saturday, May 8 2021 – Good Morning Foam: Thurston County Beer Flight, Mount Saint Humulus, The Dip! BTW, Alex Van Halen turns 68. THE TACOMA FACTOID The name Tacoma means Mother of the Waters. THE DAILY WORD cozen \’ke-zen\ cozened, cozening \’kez-nig, ‘ke-ze-\ [perh. fr. obs. It cozzonare, fr. It cozzone horse trader, fr. L cocion-, cocio trader] (1573) verb transitive 1) To deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery 2) To gain by cozening someone cozener \’kez-ner, ‘ke-ze-\ noun

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MORNING FOAM: Juicy Beer Flight, 3-Way Dates, Golden Pelican Cap

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MORNING FOAM: Juicy Beer Flight, 3-Way Dates, Golden Pelican Cap Friday, May 7 2021 – Good Morning Foam: Juicy Beer Flight, 3-Way Dates, Golden Pelican Cap! BTW, Traci Lords turns 53. THE TACOMA FACTOID Tacoma is locally known as the “City of Destiny” because the area was chosen to be the western terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad in the late 19th century. THE DAILY WORD lamentable \ lə-ˈmen-tə-bəl \ adjective bad or unfortunate, deserving of regret Usage example: Even though the Peaks & Pints bartenders warned that filling one of their Campfire Crowlers with beer from the nitro tap

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.6.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.6.21 Hope you’re thirsty, because we just crammed all of these new beers into our already packed cooler! Welcome to Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 5.6.21! Aslan Brewing Fish Have Feelings: This IPA has the Salmon Safe Certification stamp of approval, which means the utmost care was taken to ensure that none of the practices employed for an industry are negatively impacting the habitats of Salmon. Mashed with a large portion of buckwheat, and only hopped on the hot side in the whirlpool, this IPA is dry hopped with a ton

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday May 6 2021

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6-pack of Things To Do: Thursday May 6 2021 Happy Thursday! The Broadway Farmers Market opens today, plus a dessert beer flight, drag show, train exhibit, Tacoma murder mystery and a Champagne Sunday live show. Welcome to 6-pack of Things To Do: Thursday May 6 2021 EXHIBIT: All aboard Washington State History Museum’s Just The Ticket: Train Travel in Washington State! Although railroad travel was later eclipsed by the invention of the automobile, for many riders in the late 1800s and early 1900s, train travel was preferred for long distances. This exhibition of printed material and objects from the WSHS collections

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MORNING FOAM: Dessert Beer Flight, Stoup Kenmore, Seattle Beer Week

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MORNING FOAM: Dessert Beer Flight, Stoup Kenmore, Seattle Beer Week Thursday, May 6 2021 – Good Morning Foam: Dessert Beer Flight, Stoup Kenmore, Seattle Beer Week. BTW, George Clooney turns 60. THE TACOMA FACTOID Yakima Hill is a neighborhood in the North End of Tacoma defined as bordering North I Street to the south-southwest and Tacoma Avenue to the north-northeast, with another portion extending from Tacoma Avenue to the south, North Borough Road to the west, North Stadium Way to the north and northeast, and North 3rd Street to the east. THE DAILY WORD mummer “me-mer\ noun [MF momeur, fr.

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: May The Fourth

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What, you don’t drink space beer? Get real. We have a freakin’ helicopter flying around on Mars! SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday after a five-and-a-half-month stay on the International Space Station. Vice President Kamala Harris confirmed that the administration will retain the National Space Council, an interagency body used to coordinate space policy across the federal government. It’s also 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

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: McIntosh

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Every McIntosh apple is a graft of the original tree that John McIntosh discovered on his Ontario farm in 1811, or a graft of a graft. McIntosh, the man, noticed a young apple tree growing on his property near the U.S. border. Delighted by the delicious fruit produced by the tree, he sold seeds to his neighbors hoping to popularize the new type of apple. It took him years to realize that apples do not grow true to seed and that varietal propagation could only be achieved through grafting. Today, the McIntosh is commonly grown in New York, Canada, New

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Instagram Outsider: Hopworks Falls, Pickle Beer, Party of Clowns

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Instagram Outsider: Hopworks Falls, Pickle Beer, Party of Clowns From Hopworks waterfalls to Fort George pickle beer, from Brewdad’s super mom to a Party of Clowns, 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: Hopworks Falls, Pickle Beer, Party of Clowns.   View this post on Instagram   A post

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: National Truffle Day On the Fly

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Some days require a pick-me-up, and a sweet treat can boost anyone’s spirits. And when those treats also resemble craft beer, it’s usually a bit easier to forget whatever is ailing you. It’s National Truffle Day — the deliciously sweet treat with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, icing, cocoa powder, and chopped nuts. As plentiful and familiar as it is, chocolate can be a very fussy ingredient to work with. If you’ve ever tried to melt down a pricey bar of dark chocolate to make your own candy you know it takes just one second for the perfect

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cold IPA On the Fly

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In the Beginning, there was Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of fertility and the mother of all creation including the growing of grain (barley being her emblem), brewing of beer, and the passion and seduction that may result from a beer-fueled Sumerian party. Centuries later, there was Kevin Davey, the American god of cold IPA. Ninkasi was also borne of “sparkling fresh water.” She is the goddess made to “satisfy the desire” and “sate the heart.” She would prepare the beverage daily. Wayfinder Beer Brewmaster Davey might not be borne of sparkling fresh water, but he brews with fresh water, (68–72

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday, April 30 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday, April 30 2021 April’s showers are moving into May flowers, and while many worthy activities remain online, the calendar is starting to bloom with in-person events, albeit events with specific safety guidelines. Welcome to 6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday, April 30 2021! FILM: The Grand Cinema re-opens for in-house viewing today. In accordance with Phase 2 mandates, the independent movie house will operate at 25 percent seating capacity and other requirements. The Grand reopens with several recent Oscar nominees. Anthony Hopkins landed Best Actor for his performance in The Father (which also took

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Machine House On the Fly

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In 2013, co-founders Bill Arnott and Alex Brenner began brewing English style beers in a building that was once home to Seattle Brewing and Malting, which went on to become better known as the brewer of Rainier Beer. The duo bought Two Beers Brewing’s 7bbl system and opened Machine House Brewery in Rainier Beer’s “Malt House” in Georgetown. Before moving to Seattle, Arnott was head brewer at Tipple’s Brewery in Norwich, England, which explains why Machine House focuses on true British “real ale” and cask ales hand-pumped into the pint glass, with only its naturally occurring carbonation, and at cellar

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.29.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.29.21 Could your weekend use a pastry sour? Cold IPA? Stinging nettles ale? Check out Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.29.21. … Bale Breaker Brewing Clarity Rarity #5: Brewed with homegrown malts paired with Talus, Citra, and Mosaic hops, plus Bale Breaker house lager yeast for mango, pineapple, and dank hop aromas, followed by grapefruit and dank finish, 7% Black Raven Brewing Core of Four Element #2: Brewed in collaboration with Roy Farms in Moxee, this IPA features Azacca, Bravo, Chinook, and Strata, 6% Block 15 Brewing Joy Full: Strong pale

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mexican Lager On the Fly

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What are Mexican lagers? Some say their entire reason for existence is to lull the drinker into an 18-minute vacation. Others claim they were invented to soothe a grass-torn throat after mowing the lawn. Or, maybe even to serve as a crisp contradiction to the 10,000 Taco Tuesdays in Tacoma. It’s still common belief that Mexican-style lagers are simply Vienna-style lagers based on the preferences of early German expats in Mexico. But based on contemporary Mexican lagers, they vary widely in flavor, style, and appearance, and, therefore, so do the American-made Mexican-style lagers that pay homage to them. Because the

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Off Color Coffee Dinos’mores

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Off Color Brewing Coffee Dinos’mores. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Off Color Coffee Dinos’mores Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: 800-plus bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap for Campfire Crowler fills. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here for iPhone and here for Android.

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday April 28 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday April 28 2021 We now return to our regular programing. … The time-consuming Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs is over. Block 15 Brewing Sticky Bands won. Therefore, you’ll find at least one Block 15 beer on tap now through the summer. Our 6-Pack of Things To Do is back! Cheers! GARDENING: Spring is here along with dreams of being outdoors and spending time in the garden. Join the Tacoma Public Library for “Spring Gardening 2021” with Judy Thierry, member of the Master Gardener Foundation and president of the University Place

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: European Pilsners On the Fly

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In the world history of beer, pilsners are relatively recent. Around 1840, eons before marketers invented “drinkability,” Czech brewers in Bohemia created pilsner, a light beer that didn’t taste like spongewater. The primary source of the innovation was the use of bottom-fermenting yeasts, which yielded a livelier, more consistent beer than the traditional top-fermented brews. Today, the best pilsners are still found in continental Europe, partly because of demand and partly because it’s home to the style’s signature Saaz hop, Pilsen’s soft water and crackery, paler malt. German and Bavarian styles tend to emphasize bitterness and spicy hop flavor. Today,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Oldest Craft Brewery On The Go

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According to the Brewers Association, there were 8,764 craft breweries in the US as of 2020, but only 50 can claim the title of oldest continuous running brewery in its home state. Peaks and Pints searched our archives and the Internets for the oldest brewery in every state. We didn’t include the Budweisers and Millers, or the breweries they own, because their technically not craft beer — which means you won’t see Redhook from Washington and Widmer from Oregon in today’s to-go flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Oldest Craft Brewery On The Go. Not only do the breweries in

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Sea Cider

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Sea Cider Kristen Jordan is the founder, owner, general manager and cider master of Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse in Saanichton on Vancouver Island, BC. She’s been in the cider world for 21 years — from tree pruner to opening Sea Cider in 2007 on 10 acres she and her husband, Bruce, bought overlooking the Strait of Georgia. What was once a loganberry farm and sheep pasture became an apple orchard. Combined with a family orchard in the Canadian Okanagan, Sea Cider makes dry and sweet ciders from 6 percent for a sparkling English-style

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Champ Block 15 On The Fly

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The original Block 15 brewery sits heart of downtown Corvallis. The brewery’s name hails from Corvallis’ previous incarnation as Marysville and the old plat map location from the old town. Originally built in 1926 for the Gazette-Times newspaper, the building is blocks from both Oregon State’s campus and Corvallis’ riverfront park. In early 2008, homebrewers Nick and Kristen Arzner opened Block 15 in the building serving beers true-to-style with ingredients imported from different parts of the world, along with all the Willamette Valley produced grains, hops, fruits, herbs, and yeast. The brewery built a reputation for first-rate IPAs including early

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPA Winner

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPA Winner After three weeks of high-intensity, single-elimination games played by the best Double IPAs in the Pacific Northwest, the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, or April Ale Absurdity, finally concluded with the long-awaited championship yesterday. Featuring two undoubtedly delicious Northwest-brewed double IPAs — the undefeated Block 15 Brewing Sticky Hands and the No. 1 seed Bale Breaker Brewing Bottomcutter — the game was perhaps the most highly awaited double IPA game in years. In a back and forth battle, Block 15 Brewing Sticky Hands defeated the Bale

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mocha Beer On the Fly

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You don’t like chocolate milk. Yes, you guzzled the stuff when you were toddlin’, but the appeal of chocolate-flavored liquid nourishment waned as you matured. You don’t like Kahlua, either, but that’s a story for another day. Not surprisingly, the problem you have with most iced mochas is that they taste too much like chocolate milk. How pleased you were, then, to discover mocha stouts and porters. Believe it or not, beer and chocolate make a great pair. And because you like coffee, chocolate, porter, and stout individually, there’s a darn good chance you’ll like them together. And while the

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Championship

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Sarah Jane and Erin are pumped for the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Championship Game. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Championship ERIN: This year’s Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer journey began with 64 double IPAs all eyeing the chance to be crowned the first Northwest champion in the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. The craziness now in the rearview mirror, we are down to the final two. On the heels of one of the most interesting beer tournaments in modern history, the two teams that

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Final Four Doubles On The Fly

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The last three weeks, Peaks and Pints pitted 64 of the Pacific Northwest’s best in a hoppy head-to-head battle of double IPAs. We speak, of course, of the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. Sixty-four double IPAs brewed in Washington and Oregon were selected and seeded by the public in February 2021. During this tournament, some double IPAs fell easily by the wayside, either faltered due to a defective mash tun paddle or simply because they faced a superior opponent. Hop by hop, double IPA enthusiasts drank his or her way through the first two rounds followed by the Sweet

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Final Four

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Erin and Sarah Jane are mic dropping the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Final Four, yo. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Final Four ERIN: The Pacific Northwest loves double IPAs — at least according to the thousands who have voted in our Tournament of Beers: NW Double IPAs. Yesterday’s double IPA voting doubled the previous vote count for a single day. And local favorites and number one seeds fell. Every winner yesterday won by capturing 55 to 62 percent of the vote. My question to you is:

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Great Eight

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Bethany and Sarah Jane discuss the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Great Eight. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Great Eight SARAH JANE: The Great Eight is fully fleshed out: Holy Mountain Astral Projection, Georgetown Meowsa, Bale Breaker Bottomcutter, Wet Coast Two Flights Up, pFriem Double IPA, Fort George Skies of Wonder, Boneyard Hop Venom, and Block 15 Sticky Hands. Eight double IPAs that — according to public online voting — are the best doubles brewed in Washington and Oregon. Hello everyone. I’m Peaks bartender Sarah Jane and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Crooked Stave On The Fly

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project was founded in 2010 when Chad Yakobson completed his master’s thesis on wild yeast fermentations. The Coloradan used his research to launch a brewery and distributor that would produce 100 percent Brettanomyces-fermented beers. The Denver brewery brews with Colorado floor malted barley as their base malt, produced exclusively for them by Leopold Bros Distillery. Crooked Stave features Colorado grown hops in many of their recipes and work meticulously with whole fruit and only whole fruit, most of which is grown in Colorado. Today, Peaks and Pints presents a to-go flight of Cooked Stave beer that

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Lager On the Fly

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When Bavarians immigrated to the U.S in the mid-1800s, they brought lagers with them, revolutionizing the American drinking scene, which was littered with poorly made ales and rotgut whiskey. Lager is clean, crisp, and transparent. And with a low ABV, workers could drink it throughout the day without falling down drunk halfway through forging a plow. When the country began the march toward Prohibition, many brewers tried to position their lagers as healthy substitutes to demon gin and whiskey. Ban the spirits, but don’t ban the beer. It didn’t work. Prohibition became federal law in 1920 (1907 in Boulder), but

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 21

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Shayne and Barry discuss this year’s Tournament of Beer Sweet 16. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 21 BARRY: There’s an annual debate at Peaks & Pints about what constitutes the perfect beer tournament. The night staff says you have to have at least one Cinderella playing its way to the Final Four. The day staff contends it’s all about the buzzer-beaters, regardless of who’s making them. Today, we’re halfway through the Sweet 16. And, for the first time in Tournament of Beer history, there are more top

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.20.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.20.21 Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.20.21 hits the spot on a sunny, 70-degree spring day in the South Sound. … Icicle Brewing Dirtyface Amber Lager: Smooth, medium body, with a rich toasted malt aroma, followed by malty sweetness and a clean, fresh finish, 5% Icicle Brewing Enchantments #6 – Cashmere: Brewed with a ridiculous amount of Cashmere, Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7 and Simcoe hops, this hazy IPA offers notes and aromas of white peach, ripe mango, passionfruit, pineapple, and melon, 6.7% Firestone Walker Brewing Double Mind Haze: A pillowy soft

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program 4/20 On The Fly

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There’s no shortage of things you can do to celebrate 4/20, like, say, visiting numerous dispensaries and buying copious amounts of deeply discounted cannabis and cannabis products, and then, you know, consuming them, perhaps in a Mrs. Butterworth’s bong or Cheech & Chong joint. Hey, so long as you consume responsibly and don’t drive afterward, of course. But there are things happening on 4/20 that are a bit more, shall we craft beer oriented, such as drinking beers that are “dank,” a term that means pungent, funky and odoriferous, to both good weed and very hoppy IPAs. Dank means an

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Sweet 16

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Bethany and Amber launch the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Sweet 16! Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Sweet 16 BETHANY: It’s been 19 days since Peaks & Pints launched the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, and everyone is doubling up. People are singing Van Halen’s double entendre “I’m Your Ice-Cream Man,” double dating at the newly re-opened Tacoma Art Museum, buying double cab trucks, doubling the size of their apartments with monochromatic colors, sipping double shot espresso, and pranking with double whammies. I’m Peaks bartender Bethany

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 19

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 19 JUSTIN: Beginning tomorrow, we’ll cut the field of 64 South Sound burger joints to the Sweet 16. Deep runs in the 2021 Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs can provide national exposure to double IPAs that casual fans may have overlooked during the regular season. Often, these beers have unique names that can stick with us for years. Who can forget Stackin’ Hay from Farmstrong Brewing in 2017’s Tournament of Washington IPAs? Or how about Buzz Buzz Coffee out of Salmon River Brewery in the 2018

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Instagram Outsider: High Five Day, Pet Day, Pro Peterson Bro-Bros

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Instagram Outsider: High Five Day, Pet Day, Pro Peterson Bro-Bros From National High Five Day to National Pet Day, from Peterson brothers in the kitchen to photos of sunny Tacoma, 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: High Five Day, Pet Day, Pro Peterson Bro-Bros.   View this post

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Animal Crackers On The Fly

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Back in the day, Peaks & Pints remembers buying a box of Barnum Animal Crackers — with the caged animals depicted on the box and the thin string from end to end — and on the box it read, “Do not eat if seal is broken.” When we opened the box, sure enough, the seal cracker was split in two. We threw the box away. Today is National Animal Crackers Day and we’re going to give the process another shot. For the uninitiated, Animal Crackers refer to a type of small cookie baked in the shape of circus or zoo

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Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock 4.17.21

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Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock 4.17.21 Pro Tip: If Peaks & Pints bartender Justin Johnson asks, “Is there anything else you need before I clock off,” and you say, “Yes, please grab the new Gigantic and E9 collaboration IPA and climb and staircase made of the IPAs that arrived in the last two days,” he’ll do it. Now on to Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock 4.17.21 Gigantic Brewing Stretchin’ Out: Collaboration with E9 Brewing, this dank, slightly sweet double IPA tunes in with true West Coast style with pine and an herbaceous finish, 7.6% Ferment Brewing

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Varietal On The Fly

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Chris Baum, John Cope, Chad Roberts, David Paulson, and Karl Vanevenhoven opened Varietal Beer Co. in April 2018 in the Port of Sunnyside between Yakima and the Tri-Cities in Eastern Washington. The ownership all had a variety of dreams and life goals, but their Venn diagram centered on owning a brewery in the Yakima Valley. After earning the Enterprise Challenge held annually by the Yakima County Development Association and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Varietal became a thing. They knew they couldn’t launch with their dream wild ales, so they add a variety of other beer styles to get

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