Beer Line Blog

6-Pack of Things To Do: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 2022

Share

6-Pack of Things To Do: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 2022 Stop, take a deep breath, and put down the candy cane you’ve just sharpened into a vampire-slaying stake. You are not alone. There is help. There is 6-Pack of Things To Do. … HOPPY HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: The Hoppy Holiday Food Drive brings together 14 Pierce County breweries and cideries for a friendly competition to collect non-perishable food and hygiene items for Emergency Food Network, or EFN. Peaks & Pints is, once again, honored to host the Douville Home Group’s Hoppy Holiday Food Drive Celebration Party at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Hoppy Holiday Food Drive Beer Flight

Share

Breweries and cideries support good causes in their communities throughout the year, but at the holidays they also band together to do more. When Douville Home Group approached 14 such breweries and cideries to join this year’s Hoppy Holiday Food Drive, all 14 said “yes” faster than you can say “253,” especially when they learned the Emergency Food Network would be, once again, the beneficiary. Indeed, 7 Seas Brewing, Black Fleet Brewing, Camp Colvos Brewing, Cockrell Hard Cider, Dunagan Brewing, E9 Brewing, E9 Firehouse & Gastropub, Fierce County Cider, Gig Harbor Brewing, Incline Cider, Narrows Brewing, North 47 Brewing, Odd

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Prefunk: The Monday Mic Cider Flight 11.28.22

Share

Peaks and Pints Prefunk: The Monday Mic Cider Flight 11.28.22 Stop by Peaks & Pints for a three-can flight of humorously named ciders before or after The Monday Mic at Tacoma Comedy Club tonight. Standup comedy hasn’t evolved much since the glory days of ventriloquist and puppet. Every so often, there’s a Gallagher smashing watermelons or a musical funnyman like Jack Black, but for the most part, comedy is a person on a stage with a microphone, plodding through a joke-punchline-new-joke routine. Think you can do better? After all, you’re funny. You need to change the course of comedy forever.

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.26.22

Share

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.26.22 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.26.22 has your back for all those holiday festivities! 450 North Brewing Slushy XXL Yacht Squatch: Pastry sour conditioned on granola, raspberry, sweet cherry, vanilla cream, cinnamon, brown sugar, blackberry cherry, and almonds, ABV NA Abomination Brewing Under the Cover of Night: Collaboration with Barrel Souls, this barleywine style ale is brewed with a monstrous amount of pie crust, pecans, and vanilla beans, 12.5% Brothers Cascadia Brewing Middle Earth: Hazy IPA brewed with New Zealand hops for  lush notes of tropical fruit and citrus with

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Apple Cup 2022 Beer Flight

Share

It’s that time again. You know what we’re talking about. Don’t try to play coy. It’s the time when 30 degrees meets the sting of a $90 ticket, and together they form something more tasty than a new Pierce County Airport — that’s right, it’s the 2022 Apple Cup. Washington State University ended a seven-game skid in the Apple Cup last season and looks to upend the season of No. 13 Washington when the fierce rivals meet in Pac-12 play tonight at Pullman. The Huskies (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) still have an outside chance of reaching the conference title game but

Continue reading »

6-Pack of Things To Do: November 25-27 2022

Share

6-Pack of Things To Do: November 25-27 2022 Skip the giant fluorescent-lit hellpits of heavily discounted spatulas and make your way to Peaks & Pints for a special 10 a.m. opening on Black Friday for the Goose Island goods as part of this weekend’s 6-Pack of Things To Do in the greater Tacoma area. BLACK FRIDAY: Maybe you’ll be done buying discount TVs before 6 a.m. or maybe you’ve just got better things to do Friday than join the masses at the mall. Whatever the case, Peaks & Pints will open an hour early for special beer tappings and bottles

Continue reading »

Goose Island 2022 Bourbon County Stout Variants Flight

Share

Goose Island Brewing Company first brewed their bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout in 1992 to commemorate the 1,000th batch of beer made at the company’s Clybourn brewpub. Ever since, Bourbon County Stout has grown into a highly anticipated annual release, dropping on Black Friday. When Goose Island concocted its first Bourbon County Brand Stout, the practice of barrel aging beer took an intoxicating turn. After three months inside used bourbon distillery barrels, the brew had a complex oak character from the wood and rich flavors from lingering whiskey — characteristics that made the Bourbon County Brand Stout an instant hit. Here

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Imperial Stout Flight

Share

In the Georgian-era, stout simply meant “strong.” Stouts were more potent versions of porter. Made with an extra helping of dark grains for added booze and body, stout quickly caught on, most famously in Ireland and Russia where the style received an extra punch for the journey. Today, those so-called imperial stouts reign stateside. Imperial stouts spell comfort, warming us on a cold, windy day. Before even taking our first sip, we can smell the roasted malt. Depending on the variety, we may get a touch of chocolate, maybe even vanilla or bourbon. The first sip steals our soul. It’s

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.22.22

Share

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.22.22 Just in time for Thanksgiving, Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.22.22 has you. … Breakside Brewery Wanderjack IPA: Collaboration with Barley Brown’s, this West Coast IPA brewed with Strata, Mosaic, and Azacca, along with a touch of Simcoe to anchor the beer in classic dank and catty flavor, 7.1% Great Divide Brewing Horchata Yeti: Imperial stout loaded with traditional horchata spices, 9.5%= Iron Horse Brewery Mexican Cocoa Death: A dark smooth ale with chocolate, 7.5% Old Schoolhouse Brewery Early Winters: Collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops, this winter hazy IPA is

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Dark Beer Flight

Share

What makes a dark beer dark? It all comes down to the malts. Though all beer relies on malts (cereal grains that have been allowed to germinate, then dried to halt the germination process), dark beers are unique in their use of black and dark malts. These grains are heavily roasted to achieve the characteristic color as well as the caramelized, toasty flavors we love. The blanket term “dark beer” encompasses everything from classic styles like schwarzbier (a dark German lager) to the return of black IPAs. The most familiar dark beers, however, are generally billed as either porters or

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Darkwave 2022 Beer Flight

Share

Tacoma’s Proctor District projection of a Darkwave taking control of Peaks & Pints craft beer and cider lodge, bottle shop and restaurant during Thanksgiving week came true. Starting at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21 and running through 11 p.m. Black Friday, Friday, Nov. 25, some of the elusive elixirs that will course their way through Peaks & Pints draft lines include Great Notion Double Stack, Pohjala Cocobanger, Goose Island Bourbon County 2021 and 2022, AleSmith Minister of State, AleSmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout, Firestone Walker Orange Bitter Parabola, and many others. In celebration, Peaks & Pints pulled some barrel-aged dark beers

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.20.22

Share

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.20.22 Grab Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.20.22 and be Thankful later … Block 15 Brewing Hoppy Holidays: Imperial IPA brewed with a sleigh-full of resinous and citrus-forward hops for seasonal flavors of pine and orange zest with a generous, warming malt backbone, 9% Block 15 People Doing Things: Collaboration with Burke-Gilman Brewing, this hazy IPA is brewed with HBC-586 for a dank and juicy fruit medley, 7% Great Notion Brewing Magnetic West: Year-round West Coast IPA brewed with Centennial, Simcoe, and Cascade hops for a classic pine and citrus profile,

Continue reading »

Peaks & Pints Prefunk: Streetwise 11.19.22

Share

Jazz on J Street hosts Johnaye Kendrick at Immanuel Presbyterian Church Saturday, Nov. 19. Original photo courtesy of Facbook Peaks & Pints Prefunk: Streetwise 11.19.22 Jazz on J Street, pFriem on 26th Street Stop by Peaks & Pints for a three-bottle flight of pFriem Family Brewers’ barrel-aged beauties before or after the Jazz on J Street concert with Tacoman Johnaye Kendrick at Immanuel Presbyterian Church tonight. Kendrick — a Grammy-nominated vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and educator with multiple music degrees including an Artist Diploma from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and professor of Music

Continue reading »

6-Pack of Things To Do November 18-21 2022

Share

6-Pack of Things To Do November 18-21 2022 Friends are here, the family’s in town, what better way to keep them entertained than with Peaks & Pints’ 6-Pack of Things To Do November 8-21, 2022. HOPPY HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: The holiday season is a time to be charitable, and there are scores of specific ways to donate in Pierce County this winter. Usually, that means donating cash, but that isn’t the only way to help our fellow neighbors. Douville Home Group, in partnership with Peaks & Pints, has kicked off the fourth annual Hoppy Holiday Food Drive, where Pierce County

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.17.22

Share

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.17.22 Swing by Peaks & Pints, enjoy a sandwich and soup, then grab another pint and shop the cooler for these new arrivals. Cheers! Anchorage Brewing Don’t Think About It: Double hazy IPA brewed with Citra Incognito, Simcoe, Motueka, Sabro, and Talus hops for sweet stone fruit and pineapple notes, 8.9% Drekker Brewing Braaaaaaaains Guava Guava Guava: Pastry sour series with a ton of guava, plus sea salt, lactose, and vanilla beans, 6.4% Drekker Brace for the G’s: Hazy IPA brewed with Phantasm powder, plus YCH 303, Citra, and Vic Secret hops for

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Prefunk: Nightmare Before Niros

Share

Peaks and Pints Prefunk: Nightmare Before Niros Stop by Peaks & Pints for a three-can flight of Nightmare Brewing before the DJ Niros show at Jazzbones Thursday, Nov. 17. DJ Niros will create visually infused light shows with original music videos during Ladies Night at the Sixth Avenue club tonight. Peaks & Pints Prefunk With ravenous passion for horror flicks and death metal and a disdain for cookie-cutter IPAs, Billy Powell’s Nightmare became real in December 2018. He founded the Long Island-based, but not based, Nightmare Brewing Company. Powell honed his homebrewing skills Sand City Brewing in Northport, New York,

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Drekker Flight

Share

Fargo’s most impressive brewery, in both size and beer offerings, is still Drekker Brewing Co. In September 2014, after seven years of homebrewing, writing business plans, watching Viking movies, and dialing in their branding, scientist Mark Bjornstad, builder Darin Montplaisir, businessperson Jesse Feigum, and engineer Mason Montplaisir opened Drekker in what was once North Dakota’s most rough and rowdy frontier town. Originally located in a downtown space where Drumconrath Brewing now operates, Drekker moved a few blocks west into a huge brick building that once housed a locomotive repair company. After pouring concrete over the tracks, Drekker installed brew tanks,

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Scotch Scottish Beer Flight

Share

Scottish style beers can be a malt lover’s dream beer with its smooth sweetness and body. The epitome of malty, scotch ales is boiled twice as long as ordinary beer, caramelizing the sugars to build these deep flavors of maple and molasses. Recipes may include peat-smoked malt, which can lend smoky, earthy tones to the aroma and flavor. Scottish ales commonly fall into four general types: Light, Heavy, Export and the Scotch Ale. Historically these distinctions carried labels of the shilling currency, which reflected the price charged per barrel of beer in the 19th century. For example, 60 shilling was

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Strawberry

Share

Nearly everyone loves to eat a good strawberry. When strawberries are in season, there is almost nothing as satisfying as walking out into the garden and harvesting a colander full of these sweet, fragrant, and beautiful fruits. But damn you strawberries! You’re only fresh during June and July in Washington state. Then, they become ticking time bombs. Within a day you have withered; in three days you are moldy. Still, your flavor lives on from the freezer, or in hard cider. The fresh taste of strawberries, soft and deep red, backed by mouth-watering sweetness and previous alcohol. Today, Peaks and

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Holy Mountain Beer Flight

Share

Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Interbay, near the Magnolia Bridge, and started by friends Colin Lenfesty and Mike Murphy who worked in the local beer business, Holy Mountain might sit at sea level but its name gives nod to Mount Rainier, the ominous holy mountain that looms over Seattle, as well as a song and album by doom/stoner band, Sleep. Holy Mountain’s heart is its foudres and innumerable barrels, which churn out saisons and wild ales that tend to have mild sourness and stunning depth thanks to complex malt bills and a mix of Brettanomyces and local microflora. While

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.11.22

Share

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.11.22 Hey party people 🎉🎉 It’s the weekend and Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.11.22 has some new friends for a hang. … Bale Breaker Brewing Frenzgiving: Collaboration with Varietal Beer, Single Hill Brewing, Wandering Hop Brewery, and Cowiche Creek Brewing, this hazy IPA is dry hopped with equal parts Citra, HBC 586, and HBC 630 for notes of mango, pineapple, peach, nectarine, and lychee, 7.1% Fort George Brewery Dismal Nitch: Dismal Nitch is named for the purportedly darkish, depressing cove where Lewis & Clark were stranded in 1805. Dismal Nitch

Continue reading »

6-Pack of Things To Do November 11-13 2022

Share

6-Pack of Things To Do November 11-13 2022 To the men and women who served our country with pride and integrity, your service inspires ours. Here are six things to do in Tacoma this weekend. Cheers! MOVIES: Tacoma Sister Cities International Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with feature films from eight of Tacoma’s sister cities through Sunday at the Blue Mouse Theatre in Tacoma’s Proctor District. On the playbill are films from Norway, Mexico, Croatia, Korea, Cuba, Morocco, Japan, and Taiwan. Some are films of the past and some are new, and all of them are critical favorites spanning

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Veteran’s Day Beer Flight

Share

The historical epoch of Armistice Day began with the Nov. 11, 1918, signing of a ceasefire between Germany and the Allied powers of World War I. President Woodrow Wilson initiated it. In the South Sound, we’re reminded of war’s impact more often than people in most other cities. But even so, it’s not often enough. Our freedoms, our heritage, and the way of life we enjoy today are made possible because of our military veterans. Today’s 100th anniversary of Veterans Day honors all of America’s veterans for their patriotism, service, and sacrifice. And for their families, there is no better

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: The Ale Apothecary Beer Flight

Share

Founder Paul Arney and his team are focused on one thing at The Ale Apothecary — making truly unique beers, using strictly Oregon ingredients — including local barley, wheat, hops, barrels, and even the wild yeast drifting around the high desert air — aged in oak, waiting patiently for the right moment to express themselves. Ex-Deschutes brewer Arney bottle conditions his beer, allowing for natural carbonation and more complex flavors that are unlocked after further aging, and as a result, everything at their Bend, Oregon taproom is in bottles. And much of it is already spoken for through the brewery’s

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: de Garde Brewing Flight

Share

Tillamook, Oregon, is a sleepy, remote, and often damp coastal town 74 miles west of Portland. It smells of sea air and dairy farms. It’s also home to founder and head brewer Trevor Rogers’ de Garde Brewing, whose singular focus is spontaneously fermented, barrel-aged beers. The brewery, found near the Tillamook Air Museum’s massive blimp hangar, barely distributes, meaning fans must either track down bottles on the Internet or visit in person. Once you’re there, the handful of wild ales and guest rarities on tap and limited-release bottles available to go don’t disappoint. Berliner weisses, Belgian ales, porters, and more

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.8.22

Share

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.8.22 It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for new craft beer cans and bottles. Stop by Peaks & Pints after you vote and grab Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.8.22 for all the chatter tonight. AleSmith Brewing Barrel-Aged Vietnamese Speedway Stout: Massive barrel-aged stout brewed with gallons of Vietnamese coffee with a phin-style filter that gently percolates water through ground coffee for chocolatey and bold-tasting coffee plus notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon barrel in this massive barrel-aged stout, 14.2% Belching Beaver Brewing Barrel-Aged Peanut Butter Milk Stout: Part of

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Epic Big Bad Beer Flight

Share

When Utah’s strict liquor and beer laws changed in 2008, entrepreneurs David Cole and Peter Erickson were able to pursue their longtime dream of opening Epic Brewing — a strong beer microbrewery in Salt Lake City, Utah, like those found in their home state of California. Having started an international aquaculture company in Utah in 1992, Cole and Erickson were no strangers to food and drink (and the art of making them well), so when they teamed up with acclaimed brewmaster and fellow beer geek Kevin Crompton, the trio immediately set to work brewing a carefully curated collection of strong

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Yonder Cider

Share

Founded in August 2020 by CEO Caitlin Braam, Yonder Cider makes savory, subtly sweet and high ABV ciders in Wenatchee with a taproom in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, which is shared with Bale Breaker Brewing from the Yakima Valley. Crafted using a blend of bittersweet cider apples and juicy dessert apples, Yonder ciders are hardly simple, and never straightforward, but you can always count on them being interesting. “Cidermaking is a playground of the pretty and the ugly, the bitter and the sweet: It’s never a one-note song when done well, says Braam. “Our apples reflect the striking, complex terroir of

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.6.22

Share

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.6.22 Grab Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.6.22 from our cooler and enjoy while the Seattle Seahawks beat the Arizona Cardinals today. 21st Amendment Fireside Chat: Rich, dark, English-style winter ale brewed with spices until the San Francisco brewery knows they have a beer worth sharing with the nation, 7.9% Fast Fashion Catch of the Day: Fresh hop IPA brewed exclusively with Segal Ranch Anchovy hops for notes of candied watermelon and stone fruit with a touch of pine and juniper, 6.8% Firestone Walker XXVI Anniversary Ale: In addition to iconic

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Proctor Peppermint Place Flight 11.6.22

Share

The Proctor District launches their fourth annual “Meet Me At Proctor’s Peppermint Place” today. Through Dec. 25, the Proctor District will wrap the North Tacoma business district’s light posts to resemble candy canes, light a Christmas tree, host a Proctor merchant holiday window contest voted on by the public, offer a coloring contest for kids with fun gifts donated by local business, and load up the calendar with holiday events. Enjoy hot or cold beverages at the restaurants, browse the shops, and enjoy the Saturday Farmers’ Market. It’s been a difficult year for everyone, and the Proctor District hopes it

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: 2022 Washington Beer Awards Flight

Share

The pandemic canceled the Washington Beer Awards in 2020. The next year, the Washington Brewers Guild and the Washington Beer Commission moved the Washington Beer Awards from the Washington Brewers Festival held at Marymoor Park in Redmond during Father’s Day Weekend to early November at the Washington Craft Beer Summit in Puyallup. This year, the ninth edition of the Washington Beer Awards were held, once again, during the Washington Craft Beer Summit at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. Early this year, a panel of judges evaluated 1,400 beers submitted by 179 breweries from across the state. All the beers

Continue reading »

6-Pack of Things To Do Nov. 4-6 2022

Share

6-Pack of Things To Do Nov. 4-6 2022 The world ain’t so bad. In our day, we had to dial rotary phones with our fingers. We had to wait four days for a letter. Buy records in a store. Read a map. Use dial-up modems. Now one can plan weekend events via the 6-Pack of Things To Do Nov. 4-6 2022 newsletter produced by a craft beer lodge. Yippee! HOPPY HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: The holiday season is a time to be charitable, and there are scores of specific ways to donate in Pierce County this winter. Usually, that means donating

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bourbon Barrel Stout Flight

Share

We’re going to see some weather this weekend in Western Washington. The North Sound and South Sound will see the worst of the rain, with 1 to 3 inches of rain expected north and 1 to 4 inches expected south of Tacoma. Rivers will quickly rise as relentless heavy rain pounds the area through Friday afternoon and early evening. Wind will also be a factor for the Puget Sound area on Friday afternoon, with potential gusts in the 35 to 50 mph range. Snow levels will quickly plummet early Saturday morning, so anything that falls Saturday and Sunday will be

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Living Haus Beer Flight

Share

Peaks & Pints met Conrad Andrus during the 2015 Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon. He gave us a tour of Culmination Brewing where he was head brewer. Since then, we have bumped into this talented gentleman on numerous occasions — both inside his former home at Culmination and at other breweries and beer festivals. During the pandemic, Andrus left his five-year brewing job at Culmination to join head brewer Mat Sandoval at Modern Times Beer’s Belmont Fermentorium, a Portland location for the San Diego brewery, where we bumped into Andrus again. Our next encounter should be at Living Haus

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Sixth Anniversary Beer Flight

Share

Today marks Peaks & Pints’ sixth anniversary. After five false opening dates due to construction, we finally opened Nov. 1, 2016 to a packed house. Today also marks our 1771st beer and cider flight. That’s 300 more days than our men’s bathroom paper dispenser has worked. That’s 200 more days since the playing card has been stuck on our ceiling near the cooler. That’s 12 more days than regular Dave has sat at Bar Stool #1. Our first beer flight — an in-house beer flight with a stunt man theme — dropped Jan. 14, 2017. A daily flight followed that

Continue reading »

6-Pack of Things To Do: Oct. 31-Nov. 1

Share

6-Pack of Things To Do: Oct. 31-Nov. 1 From boo! to brew … SCARY SPOTIFY BEER FLIGHT: Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that it’s Halloween. But then again, if you’ve been living in a cave, every day is fit for batty behavior, and today is no exception! Peaks & Pints is going to put the “eerie” in beerie, or something. Mix Master Chu dropped by Peaks & Pints last week with a Spotify Halloween Playlist to pair with scary beers from our cooler for your listening (and drinking) pleasure. The beers and pairing songs are below

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Halloween Spotify Beer Flight

Share

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that it’s Halloween. But then again, if you’ve been living in a cave, every day is fit for batty behavior, and today is no exception! Peaks & Pints is going to put the “eerie” in beerie, or something. Mix Master Chu Chu dropped by Peaks & Pints last week announcing he created a Spotify Halloween Playlist to pair with scary beers from our cooler for your listening (and drinking) pleasure. The beers and pairing songs are below with the actual playlist on Spotify — search “Peaks and Pints 2022 Halloween Beer

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Milk Stout Beer Flight

Share

“Milk is for babies! When you grow up you have to drink beer.” So declares Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1977 film, “Pumping Iron,” (Seriously, it’s a classic. If you haven’t seen it, add it to your Netflix.) But the decision of whether to drink milk or beer now seems as anachronistic as Lou Ferrigno. The craft beer boom has injected new life into the milk stout, an English classic that withered with the advent of World War II and the milk rationing that followed. Milk stouts, trendy as they may be, are here to stay. Also called “sweet stouts,” milk stouts

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.29.22

Share

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.29.22 Swing by our craft beer bar, bottle shop and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District and grab Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.29.22. … Anderson Valley Brewing Huge Arker: After primary fermentation, this imperial stout is aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon barrels for flavors redolent of honey and molasses intertwined with the richness of dark chocolate and the ardent warmth of alcohol, underpinned with hints of coffee, vanilla, and dark fruits, 15.5% Little Beast Brewing Folkvangr: Barrel-fermented dark saison brewed with a Norwegian farmhouse strain of yeast, chocolate wheat and kilned

Continue reading »

Fort George Blue Mouse IPA in Tacoma makes sense

Share

Fort George Blue Mouse IPA brew day, clockwise from lower right: NW Beverage Sales Executive Mike Bosold, Sirina Turner, Peaks & Pints co-owner Justin Peterson, Peaks bartender Erin Miller, Peaks co-owner Ron Swarner, Peaks bartender Mitchell Lovett, Fort George R&D brewer Matt Rhodes, and Fort George brewer Colin Rosenberger Fort George Blue Mouse IPA in Tacoma makes sense If this was a standardized test the question would be, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is to movies as (blank) is to beer.” The answer? Fort George Brewery’s Blue Mouse IPA, of course. This year marks the 47th

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bizarre Brewing Beer Flight

Share

It’s not bizarre to desire lower alcohol beers to spend more time with friends. Actually, it is bizarre. Two veterans of the Seattle beer scene opened Bizarre Brewing with the goal of brewing lower ABV beers in a bona fide community space. Derek Brown and Colette Boilini met working at Fremont Brewing in 2014. Boilini has also served at Holy Mountain and both Cloudburst locations. Brown was the first outside brewing hire at Holy Mountain where he went on to lead their respected barrel-aged beer program. Bizarre Brewing hosts pop-up shops Friday through Sunday at their future taproom location —

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: 450 North 10th Anniversary Flight

Share

In 2000, farmers David and Brenda Simmons switched from selling their slow-moving culinary grapes to making wine, they eventually added a brewery, taproom, and restaurant to their Columbus, Indiana, farm. In 2010, David fell in love with beer after he was gifted a home brew kit. Two years later, the Simmons opened 450 North Brewing. In April 2016, their 450 North Brewing released a hazy IPA. Things blew up, in a good way. They rebranded and grew exponentially. Just as they were a pioneer of hazy IPAs, 450 North was also ahead of the smoothie fruited sour game. Their smoothie

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints House of Yonder Cider

Share

Founder and CEO of Yonder Cider, queen Caitlin Braam Peaks and Pints House of Yonder Cider The October morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that finally hinted at the end of summer. Eerie orange-ish smoke hovered above the Wenatchee Valley coming from the White River and Bolt Creek fires burning above Lake Wenatchee. Wenatchee, on the eastern side of the Great Cascade Mountain Range, served as the birthplace of Peaks & Pints House of Yonder. Yonder Cider Queen Caitlin Braam, who recently fought battles west of the Cascades in the Emerald City —

Continue reading »

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.26.22

Share

Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.26.22 Wednesdays are always good days at Peaks & Pints and today isn’t any different. Hopefully Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 10.26.22 can make your day a good one, too! 🍻😃 Anchorage Brewing Gia Girl: Crushable, juicy, hazy double IPA brewed with Simcoe Cryo and dry hopped with Simcoe for slight sweetness, some dankness and subtle bitterness, 8.4% Bale Breaker Brewing Dormancy: Stout boasting notes of freshly brewed espresso and rich chocolate, 6.8% Claim 52 Brewing Stuffed – Lemon Meringue Pie: Pastry sour brewed with marshmallows and milk sugar, then conditioned

Continue reading »