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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cookie Beer On The Fly

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“Invention, my dear friends, is 93 percent perspiration, 6 percent electricity, 4 percent evaporation, and 2 percent butterscotch ripple.” Those are the words of Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. Brewing beer could be said to be much the same, especially these days, when creative beer makers are using all kinds of sweet treats in their recipes, from candy and cinnamon rolls to cereal and cookies. While the notion of a sweet beer may be sickening to those who prefer their hops, malt, yeast, and water to be unadorned by ingredients more commonly seen in the sticky

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: The Lost Abbey On the Fly

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The Lost Abbey Brewing Company is a brewery in San Marcos, run by Director of Brewery Operations Tomme Arthur. The Lost Abbey specializes in producing Belgian-inspired beers, barrel-aged beers and sours. The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Company and The Hop Concept beers all come from the brewhouse within The Lost Abbey. It can be a bit confusing when referring to three different breweries that are technically located under the same roof, but there’s a reason why it’s done this way. The beers that come from these three brands allow the brewery to experiment in different ways without confusing or overloading

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Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 10.19.21

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Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 10.19.21 Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 10.19.21 welcomes barrel-aged wheated coffee imperial stout, Belgian-style quad, cinnamon dolce milk stout, and others. … Avery Brewing The Reverend: Divinely complex and beautifully layered Belgian-style quad with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses, complemented by an underlying spiciness, 10% Backwoods Brewing Pecan Pie Porter: Brewed with whole pecans, five different grains — including chocolate and caramel malt — this seasonal porter gives off subtle chocolate notes, complimented with hints of vanilla and pecan, 5.9% Boulevard Brewing Magic Drip: Barrel-aged wheated imperial stout with

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Firestone Walker XXV Anniversary Ale

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You fancy, Firestone Walker XXV Anniversary Ale! Fancy Pants Sunday: Firestone Walker XXV Anniversary Ale Founded in 1996, Adam Firestone, along with his brother-in-law David Walker, launched Firestone Walker Brewing Company quite humbly, inside a nondescript shed on the family’s Santa Ynez Valley vineyard. This year, the California Central Coast brewery celebrates their 25th anniversary the same way they celebrated past anniversaries by releasing an Anniversary Ale. The two founders and their brewmaster, Matt Brynildson, managed to stay the course during the pandemic and continue the annual rite — the creation of XXV Anniversary Ale, blended

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Instagram Outsider: Hello Heidelberg, Halloween Prefunc, Big Bad Wolf

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Instagram Outsider: Hello Heidelberg, Halloween Prefunc, Big Bad Wolf From the Heidelberg Beer resurrection to Halloween decorations, from running races to fall colors, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints and @ciderofdestiny for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Hello Heidelberg, Halloween Prefunc, Big Bad Wolf.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mother Fern Brewing (@motherfernbrewing)   View this post on

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Amarillo On The Fly

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If it were socially acceptable to drink beer in the morning, one with Amarillo hops would be the perfect way to start the day — combined with a balanced breakfast (of course). Amarillo provides a super-citrusy aroma verging on oranges, lively grapefruit flavor (with some pine) and a medium-high bitterness, that is sure to wake the taste buds. Wake up to Amarillo hops and our to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Amarillo On The Fly. Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Amarillo On The Fly Structures Endless Bummer 4.5% ABV Structures’ Endless Bummer pale ale made its debut during

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.16.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.16.21 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.16.21 includes some killer new beer just in time for the weekend! Firestone Walker Brewing 25th Anniversary Ale: Strong ale blend of 2021 Parabola, 2021 Stickee Monkey, 2021 Tequila Barrel Merkin. 2021 Brandy Barrel Barley Wine, and 2021 Whiskey Barrel Wheat Wine, 12% Loowit Brewing Olympus Mons: Collaboration with Ecliptic Brewing, this hazy is brewed with Nectaron, Citra and Strata hops for a hoppy and juicy IPA, 6.3% pFriem Family Brewers Maple Barrel Aged Smoked Porter: Enjoy opulent aromas of vanilla, candied walnuts, and bourbon-spiked

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Pastry Sours On The Fly

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You’ve just finished a pairing of Peaks & Pints’ flagship Roastmary sandwich of roast beef, smoked Gouda, red onion, and rosemary mayonnaise on rye paired with AleSmith’s Nut Brown Ale, and you’re considering desserts. You can’t wait to revisit Peaks’ chocolate chip cookie. The bartender approaches your table. Instead of the cookie you’re served a tulip glass full of sweet tart liquid. “What’s this?” you inquired through your protective mask. “It’s a pastry sour,” explains the bartender. Who couples Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, or Pediococcus with a boysenberry pie? Increasingly, the answer to that is, “many brewers” — from Mason Ale Works,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Gueuzerie Tilquin On The Fly

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A small cadre of Belgian iconoclasts go on quietly stirring the imagination of brewers around the world, showcasing deliciously dry, hop-forward beers, rustic farmhouse offerings, bold and complexly balanced strong ales, and all manner of tart and funky brews, including the unparalleled sensory experience that is authentic lambic. Gueuzerie Tilquin is one of those iconoclasts. Pierre Tilquin founded the small family brewery based in Bierghes, Brussels, in 2009. He exclusively blends lambic beers, such as the one represented in today’s Peaks & Pints to-beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Gueuzerie Tilquin On The Fly. Tilquin purchases worts from Boon,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Kings & Daughters On the Fly

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Like many brewers in Northern Oregon, Kyle Larsen got his start at Full Sail Brewing. Then, in 2010, he walked across the street to Double Mountain Brewery and became head brewer for two other Full Sail alums — Matt Swihart and Charlie Devereaux — while earning a Masters in Brewing Science and Engineering from Heriot Watt University, a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. After a long stint at Siren Craft Brew in the UK, Larsen returned to the Columbia Gorge to add his talent to Thunder Island Brewing, then Trap Door Brewing in Vancouver, before he and his

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.14.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.14.21 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.14.21 includes Belching Beaver’s new IPA, the first beer in Block 15’s new Maltsters Series, and two IPAs from Kings & Daughters. Cheers! Belching Beaver Brewery In Circles: Collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops in Yakima, this hazy IPA is brewed with Cru Hop Original Blend, Loral, Ekuanot Cryo, Sabro Cryo, and Idaho 7, 7% Black Raven Brewing Festivus: Holiday pale with cranberries, citrus fruit peels, and seasonal spices, 7.1% Block 15 Brewing Duke IV: Hefeweissbier in the old German tradition, brewed with imported German wheat

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.13.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.13.21 A new shipment of Moonraker beers and other treats are a part of Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.13.21. … 7 Seas Brewing Heidelberg Beer: A true pre-prohibition style lager, brewed at the original facility in Tacoma, Washington, 4% Beer Zombies Evil Haze: A big DDH hazy DIPA with Citra, Mosaic, and Galaxy for fresh pineapple, ripe mango, and juicy peaches blended with a blueberry lemonade back end, 9.666% Beer Zombies Zombie of Dankness: West Coast double IPA with Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, El Dorado, and Amarillo hops for grapefruit zest,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mason Ale Works On The Fly

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In 2017, restaurateurs Grant Tondro, Zak Higson, and Nate Higson opened Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank in San Marcos, California, the coastal offshoot of their Urge American Gastropub in Rancho Bernardo. The kicker? They hired Mike Rodriguez to run their attached Mason Ale Works creating an elevated brewpub atmosphere. Rodriguez brewed at Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing for several years before spending five as head brewer at The Lost Abbey. While Rodriguez moved on rather quick, Tondro and brothers Higson hired another former head brewer from San Marcos’ The Lost Abbey, Matt Webster, to brew beers that paired well with their

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Instagram Outsider: World Apple Day, Fresh Hop Fest, Green Tacoma Day

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Instagram Outsider: World Apple Day, Fresh Hop Fest, Green Tacoma Day From World Apple Day to Fresh Hop Fest, from autumn scenes to Green Tacoma 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 and @ciderofdestiny for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: World Apple Day, Fresh Hop Fest, Green Tacoma Day.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by C E C E

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Black Raven Second Sight Scotch Ale

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Black Raven Brewing’s Second Sight Scotch Ale. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Black Raven Second Sight Scotch Ale 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 New Beer in Stock 10.8.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.8.21 Happy Friday! Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.8.21 includes just a few of the many beers available for your weekend drinking. … Evil Twin Brewing Your IPA Is Crazy, But It’s Not Crazy Enough To Be True: This super juicy, creamy, boozy double IPA has dank notes with a strong hop flavor, 8.5% Ex Novo Brewing Imminent Domain: Hazy IPA offers juicy stone fruit and citrus, 7.2% Ferment Brewing Fresh Hop Chinook IPA: A hit at the Hood River Fresh Hop Fest, this IPA is brewed with fresh Chinook hops

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Hop Harvest On the Fly

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Fresh hop season is a perk you get for living in the Pacific Northwest, with farm-fresh, bright-green hops throwing off beautifully idiosyncratic farm-y notes in beer made just a car ride from where the hops are grown. It’s more than just another feel-good “buy local” movement — with the yearly harvest comes a torrent of fresh-hop beers made from hops are at their peak of freshness, bursting with aroma from rhizome to rhizome. Why the time-sensitive frenzy? For something so associated with brash bitterness, hops are surprisingly delicate — breaking down almost as soon as they’re harvested. The Northwest leads

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.6.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.6.21 Our quarterly inventory count is complete and we’re opening our cooler doors for Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.6.21! Abomination Brewing Wandering Into the Fog (Galaxy): Brewed with Mosaic, Pacific Jade, Citra, Summit, and Galaxy hops, this double IPA has notes of passionfruit, citrus, peach, and some mild grassy herbal spice, 8.6% E9 Brewing After Thoughts: West Coast IPA brewed and dry hopped with their favorite hops imparting loads of citrus and tropical fruit aromatics and flavors, 6.5% Fat Orange Cat Brew Box Of Raining Cats: Hazy IPA brewed with

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Q&A with Mother Fern Brewing

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Mother Fern Brewing founders Bethany Carlsen and Greer Hubbard will tap their beers and hang Thursday, Oct. 7 at Peaks & Pints. Photo: Kristin Parker / @dandelionsanddirt Q&A with Mother Fern Brewing Prohibition ended Pacific Brewing & Malting Company and other Tacoma breweries’ heydays. But it didn’t stop Tacoma from drinking. Under the shadow of alcohol prohibition in America, those who stole away to secret speakeasies and basements to drink outside the law were shamed as “scofflaws,” criminals. In downtown Tacoma during those days, the police would emerge from their City Hall Annex police stable on

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Left Hand On The Fly

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Left Hand Brewing Company was incorporated in September 1993, and in November of that year they found a home in Longmont, Colorado. The brewery was named Left Hand, after Chief Niwot (meaning left-handed), a Southern Arapahoe chief who wintered his tribe in the Boulder Valley area of Colorado. They opened their doors for business on January 22, 1994. In their first 20 years, Left Hand merged with Tabernash Brewing from Denver, founded a distribution company, and released Milk Stout Nitro — founding America’s original nitro bottles, and even survived a 500-year flood. In 2008, they tackled their first expansion and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Freshest Fresh Hops On the Fly

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Fresh hops are brewed during a very brief window of the year when hops are being harvested. It’s the one time brewers can use hops directly after they’re picked from the vine and before they are processed in any way; normally hops are dried and then pelletized. During fresh hop season, the hop cones go straight from the vine to the beer in a matter of hours. The result is a wonderfully aromatic, fresh-tasting creation. But fresh hop beer isn’t easy being green. The brewhouse fermenter sits empty waiting for the phone call. It’s an eternity if there’s only three

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Bale Breaker Citra Slicker

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Bale Breaker and Cloudburst Collaboration Citra Slicker Wet Hop IPA. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Bale Breaker Citra Slicker 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

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Autumn

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Peaks and Pints argues that autumn is a super season, at least when it comes to food and drink. What we eat and drink this time of year evokes memories more easily than what we consume in other seasons. This is the time of year we dust off crockpots and Dutch ovens for soups and stews, filled — at least right now — with the remaining harvests of our local farms. This is when we flock to orchards for fresh-picked apples, and when we scoop out globs of pumpkin seeds for roasting. We drop cinnamon sticks in hot cider, and

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.30.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.30.21 Don’t feel like cooking? Head to Peaks & Pints for our delicious hot sandwiches, then shop Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.30.21. … Barlows Brewery Stonefruit Cobbler: Collaboration with Oakshire Brewing, this fruity and thick smoothie sour ale is brewed with nectarines, mangos, and apricots before a dash of cinnamon, 5.7% Loowit Brewing Everybody Loves LooWit: Brewed with Everybody’s Brewing, this Belgian style witbier is balanced with hints of citrus and coriander, 5.4% Old Schoolhouse Brewery Easy Runaway IPA: Simcoe, Chinook, Citra, and Mosaic offer a citrus nose and flavor

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Wet Hops On The Fly

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Today marks the last day of Peaks & Pints’ annual Fresh Hoptoberfest — a monthlong celebration of Oktoberfest and fresh hop beers on tap, although both styles will still be found on Peaks’ Western red cedar tap log for several more weeks. Since we received another shipment of fresh hop beers, we suggest you take home another round of freshies in our to-go flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Wet Hops On The Fly. What are wet-hop beers? Simply put, they’re brews made with hops that are pulled off the bine and go straight into the kettle. Most of the

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.29.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.29.21 We just returned top Peaks & Pints after brewing our new house IPA at Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop and Twisp. Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.29.21 is a quick list of new beers in our cooler. More tomorrow! Cheers! Breakside Brewery What Fresh Beast: New England-style hazy IPA brewed with fresh Mosaic hops for dank, tropical, juicy, and pineapple notes, 7% Double Mountain Brewery Killer Juicy: Brewed with fresh hops for a dense tropical rainforest dripping with sticky, delicious mango, rips summer peach, light cannabis, and deep orange, 5.6%

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Structures On the Fly

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James Alexander and Ryan Miller took time away from their East Coast brewery jobs to hang in a remote cabin nestled in the Green Mountain National Forest. When they emerged Structures Brewing idea was a thing. They slowly made their way toward Bellingham through various brewery jobs across the country. Bellingham fit their easy-going lifestyle and need for community. In late 2015, Structures had structure and several of their New England-style beers on tap — exceptional beers, particularly their barrel-aged saisons. Soon after Miller left Structures to return home to the East Coast leaving Alexander and crew to make small,

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Snowdrift

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The Ringsrud family has grown apples, pears, cherries, and grapes in the Wenatchee Valley since the 1940s. Fredrick Ringsrud rode the freight trains from North Dakota to Cashmere to work in the orchards, eventually bringing his mother out west with him. He met his wife, Norma, while working in the orchard, and they raised their children on a small plot in Cashmere, eventually planting their main orchard in East Wenatchee in the 1960s. One of the Ringsrud kids, Peter, and his wife, Ann, began farming the family orchard in 1974. Between discovering a new world of “lost” apple varieties and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Yakima On The Fly

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The hop bines sway in the afternoon breeze of a warm September afternoon in the Yakima Valley. Field workers pace between rows of bines suspended on ropes, pulling off a few of the hop flowers — bright green cones whose aroma is an instant reminder that another round of brewers will arrive with empty sacks the next day. Hops are one of Washington’s most prominent crops, their farmers powering the global brewing industry by growing almost 75 percent of the world’s hop acreage in the state, almost all of which is in the Yakima Valley. It thus makes sense that

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Round the Block 15 Again

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This past April, Block 15 Brewing’s Sticky Hands double IPA received enough public votes to be crowned the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Champion. As part of their national notoriety from the win, the Corvallis brewery received a permanent handle through the summer at our craft beer bar, bottle shop and lounge in Tacoma’s Proctor District. For those who visited us this summer know Block 15 often had two or three kegs tapped on our Western red cedar tap log. Nick and Kristen Arzner’s Block 15 beer warrants such action. As you know, the summer is

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.24.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.24.21 Stop by Peaks & Pints for dinner, then shop Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.24.21 for the weekend. Cheers! Alesong Brewing & Blending Cherry Parliament: Flanders-inspired sour ale aged in retired wine barrels with Bing cherries from Hood River then finished it in bourbon barrels that formerly held the Eugene brewery’s barleywine, Maestro, for bold flavors of tart cherry pie and bourbon barrel vanillins layered over a complex base of specialty malts, 7.5% Bale Breaker Brewing Homegrown Beer #8: Release No. 8 is a fresh hop IPA made with freshly

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Fresh Hoptoberfest On the Fly

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In September 2017, Peaks & Pints presented our first Fresh Hoptoberfest — a month-long autumn beer party marrying up two popular seasonal beers — fresh hops and Oktoberfest. Women dressed in lederhosen. Men got fresh … hop beers. Hop farmers and malters began living together — mass hysteria! This year, our fifth year, we’re calling the celebration “Bride of Fresh Hoptoberfest” at our bottle shop, taproom and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Bride of Fresh Hoptoberfest ends in less than a week, but not without a Fresh Hoptoberfest craft beer flight today. Enjoy bright, hop-hazy fresh-hop beers, just hours from

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 9.23.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 9.23.21 The fresh hops and dessert beers continue to roll into the Peaks & Pints cooler … Claim 52 Brewing Stuffed – Strawberry Marshmallow Macaroon: Dessert sour brewed with milk sugar, then conditioned on strawberry puree, marshmallows, and macaroons, 6.5% Claim 52 Thicc – Purple Gummi: Puree gose conditioned on grape, pear, peach, pineapple, lime, orange, mango, raspberry, and vanilla, 5% Machine House Brewery Fresh Hop Simcoe Bitter: The brewery Best Bitter with fresh Simcoe hops for bitterness, moderately resinous, and lots of citrus pith, 4% Mazama Brewing Green Magic Fresh Hop: Fresh

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Quad vs. Quad

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Quads. It’s not only what you work on Leg Day or where you go streaking, but it’s also the term used to describe the behemoth variation of beer styles: Belgian-style quadrupel and quadruple IPA. We wouldn’t fault you for thinking these two beer styles were similar. As with so many terms in brewing, there appears to be a logical connection where there’s not. But quadrupels and quadruple IPAs have almost nothing in common, other than that they’re both beer. The Belgian quadrupel is the strongest in a series of Trappist styles, often more than 10 percent ABV. It’s a dark

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Jinkies! Looks like Peaks has more 450 North snaks!

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Jinkies! Looks like Peaks has more 450 North snaks! We all love Scooby Doo for its thinly veiled weed references and campy, nonsensical villains. There’s something to be said for a world in which the monster is always just a maniacal old dude in a mask. Seriously, the smoke from the Mystery Machine as it pulls away? That’s not coming from the tailpipe, friend. Stoners get a bad rap. They are often thought of as closed-eyed, open-mouthed, pizza roll eating, Scooby Doo watching couch potatoes. Not 450 North Brewing Company. OK, we don’t know if the Columbus, Indiana brewery houses

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cashmere On the Fly

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The Cashmere hop was released by the University of Washington in 2013 as a daughter of Cascade and Northern Brewer. Aptly named, Cashmere adds a smooth bitterness when added early in the brewing process. More bitter than Cascade, Cashmere gets its elevated bitterness from Northern Brewer side of its lineage. Due to its decent oil content, Cashmere makes a great dual-purpose hop, which is why you’ll find it in many types of beers from IPAs and pale ales to sours and saisons. Cashmere single-handedly transforms a simple saison or sour into quite the interesting beer. And in an IPA or pale ale, its exotic,

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 9.21.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 9.21.21 Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 9.21.21 seems like a pretty pretty pretty good addition to our cooler. Breakside Brewery Fresh Hop IGA: Double IPA fresh hopped with Crystal hops for floral and pine notes with hints of ripe fruit, 8.3% Ecliptic Brewing Altair: Pale ale brewed with fresh Strata and Centennial hops that leans toward an IPA with a hoppy and sharp aroma and flavor, plus pine, 5.5% Hopworks Urban Brewery Fresh Ace of Spades: This fresh hop beast is hopped out with fresh Strata on top of Cascade, Centennial,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Oktoberfest On The Fly

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Had there been no pandemic, Oktoberfest 2021 would be happening through Oct. 3 on the Theresienwiese, the open space in the Munich borough of Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt. The 187th Oktoberfest in 2022 will take place from Sept. 17 until Oct. 3, just like it has since October 1810 when a great horse race was organized to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Everyone had so much fun that it was held again, and eventually became an annual event, dubbed “Oktoberfest” in 1872. It has since evolved into a 16-day Munich blowout in late September and early

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 9.20.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 9.20.21 Monday can always use Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 9.20.21. … Boneyard Brewing Enzymatic: Clean, crisp IPA brewed with seven different hop varieties for mild bitterness and hop forward aroma and taste, 7% Crux Fermentation Project Strange Behavior: hazy IPA brewed with Norwegian Kveik yeast for distinct flavors of grapefruit and apricot, 6% Georgetown Brewing 9lb Porter: Brewed for 9 Pound Hammer in Georgetown, this medium bodied porter is brewed with Chocolate, Munich, and Roasted malt, then blended it with Centennial and Northern Brewer hops to create roasted chocolaty goodness,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Strong Ale

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Today, Peaks and Pints centers on strong ales for our daily to-go beer flight — including Belgian, English and American strong ales — in a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Strong Ales. Belgian strong ales malty character can be rich and sweet, with complexity in flavors that include high roasted and mild hoppy bitterness. They are commonly brewed with candi sugar, which can add to the style’s alcoholic strength, which ranges from 7 to 11 percent ABV. Bigger than a pale ale yet smaller than a barleywine, the English strong ale is a rich and complex beer

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Instagram Outsider: Tacoma Rainiers Magic Wax, Washington Cider

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Instagram Outsider: Tacoma Rainiers, Magic Wax, Washington Cider From Washington Cider Week 2021 to fresh hops harvest, from Tacoma Rainiers winning the league championship to Oktoberfest celebrations, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints and @ciderofdestiny for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Tacoma Rainiers, Magic Wax, Washington Cider.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tacoma Rainiers (@tacomarainiers)   View this

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Peaks and Pints 2021 Washington Cider Week: Tieton

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In 2008, Craig Campbell and his wife, Sharon, began experimenting with making cider from dessert apples grown in their 400-acre commercial fruit orchards in Yakima, Washington. Despite naysayers who warned that cider apples required a maritime climate, Craig also planted a two-acre test orchard with 25 varieties of cider apples. Today, their two-acre experiment expanded into Cider View, a 30-acre “high-density” cider orchard. In their commercial cidery, Tieton Cider Works, their head cidermaker/operations manager of nearly 12 years Marcus Robert blends American heritage, English and French cider varietals with dessert apples to capture the best of what each variety brings

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.17.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.17.21 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.17.21 includes a ton of new fresh hops, bourbon barrel ages peach tea strong ale, maple breakfast stout and others. … Brothers Cascadia Brewing Mosaic’s Secret Galaxy: Brewed with Mosaic, Vic Secret, and Galaxy hops for a hazy, hoppy, juicy IPA, 5% Epic Brewing Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Porter: Hand-selected whiskey barrels bring forth bold notes of caramel and toasted oak, which perfectly complements the beer’s spices and Madagascar Vanilla, 10.3% Epic It’s Got Citra IPA: Dank monster with all the Citra and a little

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Washington Cider Week 2021 Finnriver For The People

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Finnriver Farm & Cidery Head Cidermaker Andrew Byers discusses the farm’s history. Washington Cider Week 2021 Finnriver For The People Peaks & Pints Apple Press: Cider News, Reviews, and Interviews “It is indeed bad to eat apples; it is better to turn them all into a cider.” Benjamin Franklin recorded this comment when overhearing a Native American’s response to the story of Adam and Eve. One hundred eighty years before the United States, an iron screw likely was taken from a hard cider press and driven into the central mast of the Mayflower to prevent the

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