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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Wet Hop Beer Flight

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This time of year in Washington state brings juicy plums, the smell of boiling Dungeness crab and pumpkin spice lattes. But for beer drinkers, it means wet hop beers. One of the most seasonally specific styles that a brewery can make, wet-hop (or fresh-hop) beers are brewed with just-harvested whole-cone hops rushed from farms to brew kettles to capture the most vibrant flavors and aromas of these pungent flowers before they begin to fade. This limits the brewing period to the very short hops harvest season every September, with the bounty arriving now, at least this year. Today, Peaks and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Fresh Hoptoberfest For Days Beer Flight

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For the sixth consecutive September, Peaks and Pints is throwing a month-long autumn beer party marrying two popular seasonal beer styles on draft — fresh hops and Oktoberfest lagers — this year naming it, “Fresh Hoptoberfest For Days” as we also include a monthlong calendar of regional fresh hop and Oktoberfest events. In September 2017, in keeping with our multi-rooted sensibilities, Peaks and Pints hosted “The Hunt For Fresh Hoptoberfest,” tapping fresh hop and Oktoberfest beers daily. Crowds discovered bright, hop-hazy fresh-hop beers, just hours from field to kettle and mere days from the fermenter to their glass AND drank

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Peaks & Pints New Beer in Stock 9.22.22

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Peaks & Pints New Beer in Stock 9.22.22 Peaks & Pints has all the supplies you’ll need for the weekend! Come down and shop Peaks & Pints New Beer in Stock 9.22.22, hang out with Pike Brewing, and drink draft to raise money for rhinos. Cheers! Alaskan Brewing Dip Net: Hazy IPA brewed with Strata, Sultana and Citra hops for slight tropical fruit sweetness that masks its high alcohol content, 7.5% Lucky Envelope Brewing Fresh Hop Strata: Two-hundred pounds of Strata hops harvested by Crosby Hops were hopback steeped into this batch of crisp West Coast IPA layered with juicy

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Pike Beer Flight

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Oct. 17, 1989, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel opened the Pike Place Brewery, as it was then known, in the old Liberty Malt Supply space under the Pike Place Market on Western Avenue in downtown Seattle, which was later re-named Pike Brewing Co.  In May, 2021, Portfolio holding company Seattle Hospitality Group, or SHG, announced it invested in Pike Brewing. Conversations between Pike and SHG started in 2018, but COVID-19 and the passing of Pike Brewing co-founder Rose Ann Finkel, Charles Finkel’s wife, delayed the deal until last spring. With the SHG investment comes a modern brand redesign, including can

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: 450 North Brewing Flight

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After 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. Then, 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 sours are often brewed with so much fruit puree that they look less like beer than a thick smoothie. These beers can clobber you with

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.20.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.20.22 Tuesday is New Brews Day! Stop by for Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.20.22. Chainline Brewing Anchors Away: Collaboration with Narrows Brewing, this West Coast IPA is brewed with Simcoe, Idaho 7 and a blend of CTZ and Chinook Cryo Powder for dank, woody, and berry notes, 7.7% Esker Hart Artisan Ales Apatura: Hazy IPA brewed with Galaxy, Motueka, and Waimea hops for lemon, grapefruit, orange, grass, and hops, 7.5% Everybody’s Brewing Head Stash Fresh Hop: IPA brewed with fresh Simcoe hops for bold, dank aroma followed by pine and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Fresh Hops Beer Flight

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Pacific Northwest hops are harvested each year from late August through September, which means beers brewed with the freshest hops available, also known as wet-hopped beers, arrive in early October. What are fresh-hopped beers? Simply put, they’re brews made with hops that are pulled off the bine and go straight into the kettle. The vast majority of the hops used by U.S. breweries are cultivated in Oregon and Washington. For the most part, these hops are dried and processed before being sold to professional and amateur brewers, which affects the flavor punch. With fresh hops, drinkers can expect more hoppiness,

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: RAW

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During a career in biomedical science and healthcare, Levi Danielson walked away to pursue cidermaking professionally in 2018. After a short stint working for cidermakers in Portland, Oregon, he moved to France for a season to work on an organic farm producing cider. Producing French cider and visiting some of the best cidermakers (and some winemakers) in the world has shaped his perspective and approach to cidermaking. He launched RAW Cider Company in McMinnville, Oregon distributing large format 750ml bottles focused on cider and perry specific fruit, both family farmed and foraged in Oregon and Washington. Danielson practices traditional methods,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Oktoberfest Beer Flight

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The party began in 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, which began yesterday and runs through Monday, Oct. 3. Oh, to be in that great mass of humanity, dancing to the throbbing polka beats, scarfing down sausage, kraut, and strudel, and most of all, imbibing from the holy grail … er, stein. … You see

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Triple IPA Beer Flight

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Triple IPA: It’s a palate-smashing beast of an ale designed for those times when a hazy IPA simply won’t cut it. Yet, the style still isn’t recognized — and debate rages among the pimpliest of beer nerds over whether it’s a style at all. Peaks & Pints believes the triple IPA is a massively hoppy beer of 10 percent ABV with outrageous amounts of dry hops, hop flavor, malt flavor, alcohol, and bitterness. The Triple IPA may be like a double IPA in hop character, but is differentiated from the style by a thick, syrupy body accented by intense hop

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.16.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.16.22 Whoa baby, we’re is starting this weekend off right with some absolute bangers in the Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.16.22. … Bale Breaker Brewing Homegrown Fresh Hop: IPA brewed with freshly harvested, homegrown Simcoe wet hops, transported from farm to fermenter in under 5 minutes, for notes of ripe lemon, grapefruit, blueberry, pine resin, and fresh-cut grass, 6.5% Double Mountain Brewery Killer Red: India red ale brewed with fresh Centennial hops from Crosby Farms, and Fresh Hop Cryo Citra, Fresh Hop Cryo Simcoe, Warrior, Idaho 7, and Simcoe for

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Equilibrium Beer Flight

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

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.15.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.15.22 Here comes the weekend and Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.15.22 has arrived just in time! Come enjoy a pint or two and stock up on cans for the weekend ahead! We’re open till 11! Cheers y’all!!🍻 Anchorage Brewing I’m So Lost: Imperial hazy IPA brewed with Citra-Incognito, fermented with Thiol boosting yeast, and double dry hopped with Simcoe hops for refreshing citrus, 8.4% Anchorage Maelstrom: Juicy, hazy IPA brewed with new hopping techniques and new techniques with the phantasm powder, plus double dry hopped with Riwaka, Nelson Sauvin, and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Evil Twin Beer Flight

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Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, the founder and man behind Evil Twin Brewing, was a physics and English teacher in his native Denmark before starting Copenhagen’s Ølbutikken, a highly regarded beer store. He’s also an evil twin himself. His brother, Mikkel Borg Bergsø, brews under the Mikkeller label. Jarnit-Bjergsø, however, has done his best to outshine the good twin. He founded Evil Twin in 2010 as a nomadic brewery. Like his brother Mikkel, Jarnit-Bjergsø would concocts a recipe for his beer and hand it to another brewery with some extra capacity. This contracted brewing partner brewed, bottled, priced, and sold the beer, then

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.13.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.13.22 Who’s feeling thirsty today? Don’t worry; Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.13.22 has you covered with these fresh arrivals to our cooler. 🍻 Breakside Brewery Fresh Hop WanderJack: The Barley Brown’s collaboration brewed with Strata, Mosaic, and Azacca, along with a touch of Simcoe to anchor the beer in classic dank and catty West Coast flavor, adds fresh hop Strata from Goschie Farms to the recipe, 7% Breakside Fresh Hop Trade Secrets: West Coast IPA brewed with fresh Simcoe hops from Coleman agriculture for notes of stonefruit and citrus with

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Rings of Power Beer Flight

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We’re guessing you disbanded your Saturday-night Dungeons and Dragons league sometime back in junior high, but for some, the geekdom continues. Who, you ask? Mathew Usher, or as he is known at Peaks & Pints, Middle Earth Matthew — our bartender, cook, and cooler keeper, fully understands what J.R.R. Tolkien tries to do linguistically and mythologically in his Lord of the Rings series. Tolkien’s books reach Middle Earth Matthew on a literary level, a historical level, a linguistic level, and who knows how many other levels. Dwarves in the barroom of the Prancing Pony bow down to Middle Earth Matthew.

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Pumpkin

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Pumpkins belong to the family of Cucurbitaceae. They are classified to Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita mixta, according to the texture and shape of their stems. Pumpkin is poor in taste and carbohydrates but high in vitamins, especially, provitamin A, antioxidants and minerals, and it is mixed with nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice to improve of its sensory properties. Pumpkin is a vegetable, which is healthy and functional, being rich in phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and vitamins, and has a low energy. That’s all fine and dandy, but today is Monday, which means we offer a to-go cider flight.

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cryo Hop Beer Flight

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In a nutshell (or more appropriately, in a hope cone), Cryo Hops allow brewers to obtain the same amount of bittering, flavor, and aroma with a fraction of the vegetal matter included in traditional pellet or whole cone hop packaging. Let’s break it down (literally). Lupulin is a naturally occurring substance in hops that plays a large role in giving the plant its characteristic flavors and aromas. When you see a whole cone hop, lupulin is that yellow powder that clings to the green leaves. Lupulin contains many of the hop acids and essential oils that make beer delicious. The

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.10.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.10.22 Enjoy Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.10.22 with the game … Buoy Beer Festbier: Brewed with heirloom German malts, Festbier is a crisp, full-bodied lager with bready and biscuit aromatics balanced with Hersbrucker and Saaz hops, 5.3% Drekker Brewing Braaaaaaaains Mango Lemon Lime: Pastry sour series brewed with mango, lemon, and lime and then hit it with their double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla beans for mango margarita vibes. Expect a hint of Berliner weiss, delicious thick mango goo, and lemon/lime zest, 6% Drekker CHONK Banana

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Drekker Brewing Flight

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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 Brewing in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. The brewery name is a nod to the region’s Nordic heritage comprised of the words “drekka,” which means “to drink,” and “drykkr” which means “draft drink,” and “drakkar,” the name for the feared dragon-headed longships that ruled the rivers and seas of Europe during the Viking Age. Their epic adventure began with a 10-barrel system in a 5,200 sq. ft.

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Fresh Oktoberfest Beer Flight

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For the sixth consecutive September, Peaks and Pints is throwing a month-long autumn beer party marrying up two popular seasonal beers — fresh hops and Oktoberfest. Launching a week later than previous years due to late fresh hops, Peaks & Pints will tap fresh hop and Oktoberfest beers daily through Sunday, Oct, 9. Expect, at least, two draft bright, hop-hazy fresh-hop beers AND two draft clean, hearty Oktoberfest-style lagers. This year, we’re calling our annual celebration, “Peaks and Pints Fresh Hoptoberfest For Days,” as we’re including other regional fresh hop and Oktoberfest celebration in a monthlong calendar. We’re kicking off

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6-Pack of Things To Do: September 8-11 2022

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6-Pack of Things To Do: September 8-11 2022 “Who goes to the Fair, anyway, besides farmers and grandparents?” Well, put down your Cosmos and snap on some overalls, because the answer is … you — unless a 16 beer tap takeover, West African dance, Fresh Oktoberfest, beer podcast, Harlis Sweetwater Band, or Brad Pitt on a bullet train is more your thang, then giddy-up! … TAP TAKEOVER: Thursday night, Peaks & Pints celebrates the release of Block 15 Brewing’s new The DAB Lab: Northern Lights IPA, which will only be available in Washington state and Block 15’s two Corvallis, Oregon,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Block 15 Beer Flight

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Tonight, Peaks & Pints celebrates the release of Block 15 Brewing’s new The DAB Lab: Northern Lights IPA, which will only be available in Washington state and Block 15’s two Corvallis, Oregon, taprooms. In addition to the Northern Lights, the Peaks & Pints’ Ultimate Block 15 Party Tap Takeover Extravaganza will include draft beers from the Block 15 Distribution catalog, including Block 15’s Sticky Hands Fruit Cup, 2018 Hypnosis Barleywine, and Turbulent Consequence sours, plus ForeLand Beer’s Fresh Hop IPA and Arc Spectrum Festbier, de Garde Brewing’s sours, The Ale Apothecary’s La Tache, and many others. After the celebration, Peaks

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Peaks and Pints Fresh Hoptoberfest For Days

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Peaks and Pints Fresh Hoptoberfest For Days For the sixth consecutive September, Peaks and Pints is throwing a month-long autumn beer party marrying up two popular seasonal beers — fresh hops and Oktoberfest. Launching a week later than previous years due to late fresh hops, Peaks & Pints will tap fresh hop and Oktoberfest beers daily Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Oct, 9. Expect, at least, two draft bright, hop-hazy fresh-hop beers AND two draft clean, hearty Oktoberfest-style lagers. This year, we’re calling our annual celebration, “Peaks and Pints Fresh Hoptoberfest For Days,” as we’re including other regional fresh hop

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.7.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.7.22 Happy Beer Lover’s Day, y’all. Or as we here at Peaks & Pints call it: Wednesday. Seems like an excellent day to show you Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.7.22. Cheers! Dwinell Country Ales Elegante Primo: A country-style wheat ale wild fermented on Syrah, Cinsault, and Petit Sirah grapes, 5.4% Ferment Brewing Fresh Hop Centennial Pale: Fresh Centennial hops from Coleman Agriculture just days ago for this year’s fresh pale, 6% Little Beast Brewing Green Keeper: Fresh hop American pale ale, 5.2% Narrows Brewing Shore Leave: Dortmund-style festbier, 5.4% Old

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: National Beer Lovers Day Flight

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Every year on Sept. 7 — aka National Beer Lovers Day — a certain segment of society raises a glass to commemorate 10,000 years ago when man learned to ferment grain into beer, which tasted much better than unfermented grain. Nomadic hunter-gatherers collected wild grains for food. Because they didn’t have gazebos, a pool of warm water formed where the grain was stored. In a short time, the grain fermented, turning the water into a thick dark liquid. Some adventurous soul, probably Homo Erectus Johnny Knoxville, sampled the liquid, and found that it tasted good. Man fell in love with

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Icicle Beer Flight

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Founded in 2010 by Pamela and Oliver Brulotte, Icicle Brewing continues to be a 100 percent family and employee-owned production brewery and brewpub in Leavenworth, Washington. The brewery draws water from nearby Icicle Creek, a run-off from surrounded by numerous mountain ranges including the Stuart Range and Wenatchee Mountains. Owner Oliver Brulotte has deep family roots in Washington’s hop farming history. With a focus on sustainability and community, the brewery is a 1 percent for the Planet Member and is the first small craft brewery in the state to close the loop on its CO2 emissions with carbon capture technology.

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Lavender

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Lavender was originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and spread throughout Europe by the Romans. Romans and Carthaginians were famous for their baths, made more lovely and therapeutic by the addition of lavender to the water. Hence, the derivation of the name lavender, from “lavare,” to wash. Some men washed their heads with lavender to ward off diseases or weakness arising from a cold. Others believed lavender would invoke ecstasy and constancy in love. Egyptians, Phoenicians, and Arabians used lavender as a perfume. They also used it for burial. They mummified their dead in lavender-dipped shrouds. Lavender is credited with the beginnings

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Wild Barrel Beer Flight

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Bill Sysak is an ambassador for craft beer. He’s been around the industry for some 45 years, including a brand ambassador for Stone Brewing, an instructor at San Diego State University’s Business of Craft Beer Program, and a consultant for many brewery startups. In the fall 2017, along highway 78 through San Marcos, California, he opened the 15-barrel Wild Barrel Brewing with former Cascade Brewing master blender Pretson Weesner and Bill Sobieski, longtime homebrewer, and president emeritus of local home brewing club Society of Barley Engineers. They opened with dank IPAs, milk stouts, fruited Berliner weisses, and other styles while

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.3.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.3.22 Swing by Peaks & Pints when you’re thirsty, we’ll be here all holiday weekend for conversation, musings, and a ton of craft beer, cider, wine, and ilk. … Bayern Brewing Oktoberfest: Bavarian Dark Märzen brewed with Pilsener, Munich and German Dunkel malt, hops from the Hallertau region in northern Bavaria and finishing Saaz hops from the Czech Republic, 6% Claim 52 Brewing Thicc Strawberry Banana: Smoothie sour conditioned on strawberry puree, banana puree, and vanilla, 5% E9 Brewing Saturday Sunshine: Dortmunder lager brewed with a majority German Pilsner malt, and a small

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.2.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.2.22 Well, helllloooooo there, party peoples! It’s the holiday weekend, and that means you’ll be needing some beer. And lucky for you, Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 9.22.22 is here! Check out this goodness. … Ecliptic Brewing Extra Juicy Pale: Collaboration with Holy Mountain Brewing, this pale ale is dry-hopped with Vista and BRU-1 for juiciness plus tropical notes, along with stone fruit, melon, and pear, 6% Epic Brewing Imperial Pumpkin Porter: Brewed with pumpkin puree, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and Madagascar vanilla beans, 7.9% Epic Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin Porter: Imperial pumpkin

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Georgetown Beer Flight

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In 2002, after eight batches, Manny Chao and Roger Bialous high-fived in their Seattle backyard after nailing their Manny’s recipe — a pale ale that went on the be Seattle’s beer. Chao was the first employee at Mac & Jack’s Brewing where he learned the craft beer business from washing kegs to selling beer. Chao and Bialous relocated their Georgetown Brewing Company to the historic Seattle Brewing and Malting Plant, where Rainier Beer was once produced. In 2008, the duo relocated the business to a larger Georgetown neighborhood space keep up with Manny’s demand. The Grit & Grain podcast sat

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Machine House XX Beer Flight

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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 Pilot Program: Festbier Flight

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Even with the barest first hint of autumn in the air, richer brews have begun flooding the market. Unlike white shoes before Easter, it’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy an Oktoberfest before October. What is an Oktoberfest? Great question, as it has changed. Oktoberfests are also commonly known as Märzens. Before the advent of the refrigerator, it was near impossible to brew beer in the summer. Yeast aren’t big fans of heat, and the sweltering temperatures during summer months increased the risk of bacterial infections and often ruined beer during the important fermentation period. So, most were brewed in March (hence

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.30.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.30.22 It’s New Brews Tuesday with Fremont Brewing’s  13th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Golden Barleywine and Head Full of Dynomite v.40 leading the way. Cheers! AleSmith Brewing AleSchmidt Oktoberfest: Traditional Märzen that’s clean and elegant with toasty malt character, 5.5% Alesong Brewing & Blending Silver Lining: Brett-fermented saison blend with 18-month-old barrels from their cellar with younger, foeder-matured beer brewed with copious amounts of El Dorado hop extract, followed by a generous dry-hop with Azacca, El Dorado and Strata resulting in juicy, tropical flavors and aromas that meld with the complex yeast profile, 7.3% Breakside

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Pike Brewing has a new look, new recipes, new brewers

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Peaks & Pints presents a to-go flight of Pike Brewing beer today. Does this flight thrill you? It should. Pike Brewing has a new look, new recipes, new brewers. It includes new beers, a brand redesign, and it’s brewed by two beer industry accomplished women. Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Pike Brewing Beer Flight marks many a change — quite frankly, for the better. Oct. 17, 1989, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel opened the Pike Place Brewery, as it was then known, in the old Liberty Malt Supply space under the Pike Place Market on Western Avenue in downtown

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.29.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.29.22 There’s always something new in the Peaks & Pints’ cooler! Come browse for a while or ask any of our staff for recommendations. We would be happy to help you find your new favorite beer. 🍻 Anchorage Brewing Be Not Afraid: Hazy IPA brewed with Citra Incognito, Cosmic Pinch yeast, and double dry hopped with Motueka, Mosaic Cryo, and Nelson Sauvin for notes of stone fruit and citrus with a touch of sweetness, 6.4% Anchorage Pray For Prey: Sweet, crushable hazy double IPA brewed with Motueka and Sabro hops plus cosmic punch

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Maple Beer Flight

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Nicknamed the sugarbush, the sugar maple yields sap that is boiled and concentrated into one of the best reasons to wake up any morning: an amber or golden maple syrup to douse pancakes and waffles — or add to craft beer. It’s healthful, too: high in manganese and zinc, maple syrup is touted to help strengthen the immune system. It has antioxidant compounds, and research continues to tie its beneficial effects to the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. Anyhoo, Peaks and Pints is a craft beer bar and bottle shop, not a maple syrup store. Brewers do, however, add maple to

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.26.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.26.22 Friday has finally arrived, and Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.26.22 has fresh cans. The Peaks’ draft list is also loaded full of delicious options to kick off the weekend! Swing by and get your weekend started with a delicious cold pint or two! We’re here til midnight! Cheers! Fast Fashion Brewing Commercial Break: Double dry hopped IPA brewed with Citra, NZ Cascade, and Freestyle Waimea for notes of papaya, mango, candied guava, and a touch of pine, 7.5% Fort George Brewery Farmers’ Annuary: IPA brewed with earth-to-beer producers Skagit

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Pumpkin Beer Flight

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Today feels like Autumn is peaking its head through the clouds. With this weekend’s cooler temperatures, a certain beer flavor peculiar to America also arrives: Pumpkin beers have descended like a Yankee Candle. It seems early, but Peaks & Pints says that every year. American colonists might have made the same statement, too. The colonists would substitute pumpkin for grains in their beer. The popularity of the style began to wane in the 1800s as whole grains became more widely available. Eventually, pumpkin beers were rare — a seasonal sideshow, showing up only in the breweries daring enough to make

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: High Water Beer Flight

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Steve Altimari and his wife, Barri, a retired chef who is now High Water’s “chief flavor officer,” briefly owned a brewpub in Stockton, California, in the mid-’90s, Valley Brewing, before opening High Water Brewing. They license and fund a contract brewing company with Drake’s Brewing out of San Leandro. After a successful launch, they outgrew their space at Drake’s in two short years. The brewing operation was moved to Hermitage Brewing in San Jose which is still the primary production facility today. Barri had the idea for a s’mores-themed beer, which Steve develops a recipe around. Campfire Stout is born

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.24.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.24.22 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 8.24.22 has fresh cans for hot Wet Your Whistle Wednesday! Come beat the heat inside in some cool A/C with a refreshing pint while you shop the Peaks & Pints cooler! Abomination Brewing Drippy Popsicle: Fruited smoothie sour rocket pop conditioned on cherry, blueberry, and raspberry, 5.5% Abomination Midnight Snack: The imperial pastry stout series dives into rocky road flavors, 14% Belching Beaver Brewery Deftones Phantom Bride Double Dry Hopped Hazy: 10th year collaboration with Deftones, this murky Phantom Bride sports a blend of tropical

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Wild Mind Ales Flight

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Mat Waddell comes from a long line of brewers and distillers. His great-grandparents were farmhouse bootleggers, and the tradition has been passed down through generations of the Waddell family. In August 2016, after homebrewing for years and earning a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Waddell opened Wild Mind Ales in South Minneapolis to deliver funky, wild beers to the region. To make this happen, he traveled around Minnesota to harvest yeast strains from various wild fruit bushes, trees, and wildflowers to create wild, sour, farmhouse, saison, and other rustic-style ales through aging, blending, and mixed-fermentation. Waddell follows the traditional European

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Ladd & Lass Beer Flight

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In December 2021, after 300 batches of homebrew, and countless building egress drawings, Nick Ladd and Jessie Quan, husband and wife, opened Ladd & Lass Brewing in Seattle’s U-District. Housed in the former Floating Bridge Brewery spot on 45th Street near Interstate 5, which was also the former Rainbow Tavern where the Ramones and Soundgarden rocked the kids, the former architects opened with a pile of beer recipes and design chops. With T-shirts, albums, and newspaper articles from the glory days of Rainbow Tavern donning the walls, Ladd & Lass brew the full spectrum of beer styles — from lagers

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