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Peaks and Pints: pFriem Double IPA and Pacific Crest Trail

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Peaks and Pints: pFriem Double IPA and Pacific Crest Trail pFriem Family Brewers Double IPA was nominated as a fourth seed in the Northern Oregon Region of the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, which will begin April 2, 2021. The tournament bracket will be released soon. Since we’re not touring breweries to preview the tournament this year, we enjoyed the beer as a Peaks and Pints: pFriem Double IPA and Pacific Crest Trail pairing. Hops: pFriem Double IPA pFriem Family Brewers Double IPA is brewed with Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Equinox hops for aromas

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Fort George Beer Number 1, Take 3

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Fort George Beer Number 1, Take 3 Pale. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Fort George Beer Number 1, Take 3 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: 800-plus bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap for Campfire Crowler fills. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here

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Instagram Outsider: Yonder Reopens, Happy Bird-Day, Moon and Sun Toasting

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Instagram Outsider: Yonder Reopens, Happy Bird-Day, Moon and Sun Toasting From Yonder Cider Bar reopening to Pelican Brewing’s 25th anniversary, from moon and sun toasting to all the cats, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Yonder Reopens, Happy Bird-Day, Moon and Sun Toasting.   View this post on

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Sierra Nevada and Pale Pals

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Pale ales originated in the UK in the late 1700s after reliable methods existed to produce pale barley malt, and that meant pale-colored beer. At first, the new pale malt was expensive, so the pale beers were limited to wealthier drinkers. But as pale malt became more affordable, pale-colored ales displaced dark ales in popularity, slowly overtaking porter and stout. Sierra Nevada “Americanized” the style in 1980 when they boosted the alcohol content of the low ABV English pales, and with more malt also came more hops — specifically Cascade hops. In addition, Sierra Nevada boosted the carbonation, which became

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Peaks and Pints: Wet Coast Two Flights Up and Hoh River Trail

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The Hoh River Trail will take you through giant ancient trees swathed in layers of ferns, mosses, and lichens. Peaks and Pints: Wet Coast Two Flights Up and Hoh River Trail Wet Coast Brewing’s Two Flights Up was nominated as a sixth seed in the Southern Washington Region of the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, which will begin April 2, 2021. The tournament bracket will be released soon. Since we’re not touring breweries to preview the tournament this year, we enjoyed the Peaks and Pints: Wet Coast Two Flights Up and Hoh

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday March 6 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday March 6 2021 It’s Saturday, and we have six events for you. Let’s go 6-Pack of Things To Do! FILM: The Destiny City Film Festival recognizes that inclusion is not always enough. “Providing material support and opportunities for marginalized communities is vital in achieving equity,” states DCFF Director Emily J. Nakada-Alm on the festival’s website. At 1 p.m., the film festival presents “Beyond Inclusion: Equity, Opportunities & Film,” a free virtual filmmakers panel candid discussion on issues of equity with an audience Q&A following. Reserve your free tickets here. The DCFF continues virtually with

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Oreo Day on The Fly

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Consider the Oreo. In the 100 years since its invention, Oreo has become the representative cookie of modern American culture. Everyone loves Oreos. (Quiet down, contrarians. We said everyone loves Oreos.) Oreos are mixed into Dairy Queen Blizzards. They’re used to make chocolate-y delicious pie crusts. Weird Al Yankovic wrote a song about Oreos called The White Stuff. And, they make delicious stouts. It’s not like you didn’t know there were stouts made to emulate Oreos. It’s a pretty obvious and common adjunct flavor profile, chocolate and vanilla. Smoosh ‘em together, and that’s basically an Oreo. Today is National Oreo

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Peaks and Pints: Rainy Daze Only The Tip and Olympic Discovery Trail

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The truss and trestle at Railroad Bridge Park represent the longest bridge over the Dungeness River. Peaks and Pints: Rainy Daze Only The Tip and Olympic Discovery Trail Rainy Daze Brewing Only The Tip was nominated as a 12th seed in the Northern Washington Region in the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, which will begin April 2, 2021. The tournament bracket will be released soon. In the meantime, we suggest you enjoy Peaks and Pints: Rainy Daze Only The Tip and Olympic Discovery Trail combo with your friends. Hops: Rainy Daze Only

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday March 5 2021

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6- Pack of Things To Do: Friday March 5 2021 Today, you can watch Steve Stefanowicz LIVE, join a freeform dance experience, stream films, chat with the cast of A Chorus Line, and drink delicious beers from AleSmith Brewing. Our 6-Pack of Things To Do highlights at some of the best things to do around town, plus a friendly reminder that masks and social distancing are still the way to go. MUSIC: In the days before adulthood consumed Steve Stefanowicz, the “Human Jukebox” would perform seven days a week. Blind at birth, proficient on the guitar at 15, performing solo

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: AleSmith On the Fly

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As it does at the beginning of every year, RateBeer, one of the world’s leading resource for beer reviews along with BeerAdvocate and Untapped, unveiled its much-anticipated list of the 100 best breweries in the world. AleSmith Brewing ranks sixth. But for AleSmith, an artisanal brewing company born out of the San Diego craft beer boom in the 1990s, it’s hardly a new accolade. AleSmith has been consistently ranked on RateBeer’s list of best breweries in the world for years. The brewery focuses on Belgian and British brewing styles, barrel-aging, and recently hazy IPAs. AleSmith has grown exponentially over the

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Peaks and Pints: Everybody’s Velvet Tiger and Coyote Wall Trail

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During certain times of the day, when light is shining on it just right, Coyote Wall can take the breath away. Peaks and Pints: Everybody’s Velvet Tiger and Coyote Wall Trail Everybody’s Brewing Velvet Tiger was nominated as a 13th seed in the Southwest Washington Region in the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, which will begin April 2, 2021. The tournament bracket will be released soon. The Peaks and Pints: Everybody’s Velvet Tiger and Coyote Wall Trail — Coyotes and Tigers and Crybabies, oh my! Hops: Everybody’s Brewing Velvet Tiger With a

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 3.4.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 3.4.21 Hops rule Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 3.4.21! AleSmith Brewing Dual Exposure: a collaboration with Stone Brewing, this super easy drinking double IPA features hibiscus, orange, and lime peel, 8.2% Crux Kia Kaha: In New Zealand, “Kia Kaha” means “Stay Strong,” and Crux is embracing these words of reassurance as a rallying cry for this hazy pale ale brimming with the bright tropical flavors of the Motueka hop from New Zealand, and sporting a smooth, clean, citrus finish, 5% Ex Novo Brewing Intergalactic Pale Reality: Classically brewed pale ale brewed

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday March 4 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday March 4 2021 You can immerse yourself in interesting activities in today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do — both online and in person, since the North Tacoma neighborhood Group launched a scavenger hunt. You can also learn things virtually in the Science Dome and Washington State History Museum. And, of course, the Destiny City Film festival continues. SCAVENGER HUNT: The North Tacoma Neighborhood Group hosts Springtime Scavenger Hunt through this month. It’s free and easy: Simply jump on the North Tacoma Neighborhood Group website, register for the scavenger hunt, a list will be sent

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bitterness On The Fly

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The term India Pale Ale has evolved quite a bit over the past 25 years and has taken on a life of its own. Moving away from what was known over in Great Britain, IPA has typically meant a very hop forward, strong pale ale, taken further by the trend of the West Coast IPA. In the last 15 years or so, IPA and West Coast IPA signified the beer you were buying and drinking was hop forward in terms of bitterness, fruitiness and aroma.  The New England-style beers have great hop aroma, but when brewed as intended, have much

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday March 3 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday March 3 2021 If you’re eager to freshen up your social media feeds, 6-Pack of Things To Do has a couple great selfie backdrops. Remember to social distance and wear masks while you’re out and about, and check ticket requirements before you show up and start snapping. Cheers! ROLLER SKATING: Racing around in circles really fast is fun. Whether on wheels or blades, skating is a cheap and accessible great time. People have laughs by racing, doing tricks or pushing each other down. Handholding couples can go for a spin to show the world

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Imperial Porter On the Fly

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In the early 1700s, it was common for London pub patrons to ask for blends of the various available brews. Historical documents say the Brits called their mixed beer beverage “Three Threads” using a third of a pint each of ale, lager and a strong brew called “Twopenny.” Eventually, bartenders told the Three Threadheads to take a flying leap off the London Bridge. Around 1730, a brewer named Harwood came up with a solution. He re-created the flavor of Three Threads into a single craft beer called Entire before it reached the pub. This beer came to be loved by

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Peaks and Pints: Matchless The Hoppy Giant and Klaus Ridge Trail

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The Hoppy Giant at the Kraus Ridge Trailhead Peaks and Pints: Matchless The Hoppy Giant and Klaus Ridge Trail Matchless Brewing The Hoppy Giant Double IPA was nominated as a 10th seed in the Southwest Washington Region in the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, which will begin April 2, 2021. The tournament bracket will be released soon. The Peaks and Pints: Matchless The Hoppy Giant and Klaus Ridge Trail combo was about bumps, scars and balance. Hops: Matchless Brewing The Hoppy Giant Double IPA “The local villagers say that a giant lives

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Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs begins April 2 2021

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Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs begins April 2 2021 OK, Covid, we’ll just take the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs into the woods. … The public nominated 64 Northwest double IPAs for the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs in February. Beginning April 2, through online voting on this website, Washington and Oregon double IPA drinkers will pick daily winners until the best double IPA in the Northwest is crowned April 24. It’s just like March Madness, only with way more fermentable sugars. The IBU-to-IBU battle of the DIPAs grand champion will be announced at

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Fruity IPAs On The Fly

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For many Tacomans, the West Coast IPA defined the style a decade ago with its raw piney spiciness and dry grapefruit assertiveness. Brewers tried to shove as many hops in a glass as possible. But expectations of hoppy beers have been changing. Folks at Peaks & Pints ask for juicy tropical fruity IPAs through their masks. They smile when they read Sabro, Galaxy, Citra, Denali and El Dorado on the menu boards as they know notes of orange, apricot and pineapple will pour into their pints. These hops are added later in the boil and at whirlpool to maintain the

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Peaks and Pints: Narrows Come Play With Us and Layser Cave

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There isn’t lasers at the Layser Cave, but it’s a fun adventure anyway with a delicious Narrows Come Play With Us payoff. Peaks and Pints: Narrows Come Play With Us and Layser Cave Narrows Brewing Come Play With Us Double IPA was nominated as a number nine seed in the Southwest Washington Region in the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, which will begin April 2, 2021. The tournament bracket will be released soon. The Peaks and Pints: Narrows Come Play With Us and Layser Cave combo was a fascinating day this winter.

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 3.1.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 3.1.21 Happy Monday! Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 3.1.21 includes craft beer that arrived over the weekend. Cheers! Block 15 Brewing Cosmic Cold Brew: Brewed with their Corvallis neighbors, Bespoken Coffee Roasters, Block 15 grabbed their Nebula Stout and added a 24-hour cold extraction on freshly roasted coffee beans, which complement its chocolate and caramel roast character with notes of cacao nibs and tart cherries, 7% Block 15 The Dab Lab, Lil Dab: Part of their experimental IPA series, this sessionable IPA blends extractions from a trio of citrusy and tropical

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Union Hill Cider

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In 1872, Philip Miller planted apple trees in Wenatchee. Twelve years later, the first commercial planting, Peterson orchard, sprouted. In 1893, the Great Northern Railway Company linked Wenatchee with Seattle, and eight years later Seattle said Wenatchee apples were a thing. In 1902, Wenatchee dubbed itself the “Apple Capital of the World”. In 1970, Texan farmers Gene and Katie Handley plated Red Delicious and Golden Delicious in their new home of Wenatchee. Times were tough and the Handley children spent summer working the orchards instead of floating on rivers. Gene’s father, Harmond Handley also planted orchards in the Wenatchee Valley,

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Peaks and Pints: 7 Seas Double IPA and Packwood Lake Trail

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You’ll need snowshoes on Packwood Lake Trail #78 until early spring. Peaks and Pints: 7 Seas Double IPA and Packwood Lake Trail 7 Seas Brewing Double IPA was nominated as a number two seed in the Southwest Washington Region in the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, which will begin April 2, 2021. The tournament bracket will be released soon. In the meantime, we suggest you enjoy Peaks and Pints: 7 Seas Double IPA and Packwood Lake Trail combo with your friends. Hops: 7 Seas Double IPA Formerly known as Ballz Deep, this

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Instagram Outsider: WA Growler Days, Mr. T Rules, Craft Malt Seal

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Instagram Outsider: WA Growler Days, Mr. T Rules, Craft Malt Seal From brew days to snow days, from Washington Growler Days to “I pity the fool who doesn’t follow the rules!”, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: WA Growlers Days, Mr. T Rules, Craft Malt Seal.   View

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Kolsch On the Fly

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Peaks & Pints has been drinking a ton of stouts and double IPAs — after all, February is stout month at Peaks & Pints, and our upcoming Tournament of Beer is Northwest double IPAs this year. Today, we could use a clean, classic style. We could use a kolsch. Since the German pale ale didn’t just originate in Cologne, or Köln, it technically can only be made there — we should spell it “Kolsch” without the umlaut since, again, Kölsch is a Cologne appellation. Kolsch is made with ale yeast and is fermented warm, yet commonly aged at colder temperatures,

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday, February 27 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday, February 27 2021 The last few days of February bring us closer to spring, closer to warmer weather, closer to getting your COVID vaccination and (theoretically) closer to “normalcy” — if you can even remember what that looked like. In the meantime, there are still events to keep you busy both in-person and in your house this weekend. Enjoy today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. FILM: The 8th Destiny City Film Festival is on! The 10-day virtual experience is much more than just video on demand — this is your chance to escape, to

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Space Beer On the Fly

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After a six-month journey spanning 300 million miles, NASA’s Perseverance rover is roving around Mars. From CNN: “Perseverance is full of firsts. The search for signs of ancient life on Mars. The first helicopter fly on another planet. The first recordings of sound on the red planet.” NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover is be the agency’s ninth mission to land on the Red Planet. Along with characterizing the planet’s geology and climate, and paving the way for human exploration beyond the Moon, the rover is focused on astrobiology, or the study of life throughout the universe. Perseverance is tasked with

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.25.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.25.21 Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 2.25.21 has beer for your weekend. Cheers! American Solera Power TIPA: Triple IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic for citrus and tropical fruit hops, orange, grapefruit, mixed tropical fruit and a touch of dankness on the nose, followed by flavors of tropical and citrus hops, orange, tangerine, lemon, mango and a little pineapple, 10% Epic Brewing Midnight Munchies Peanut Butter Stout: The thick and rich peanut butter is stabilized by the smooth bitterness brought on by the dark 2-Row, Crystal, and Marris Otter malts, creating

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Stout Month Finale On The Fly

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There are many pleasures you discovered during Peaks and Pints February Stouts In & Out, but new beers are chief among them. During our month-long stout celebration, you drank a bunch of new beers, including Fremont’s 2021 B-Bomb Cinnamon Coconut, Matchless Bar Hazelnut, Everybody’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Single Hill Osa Minor, imperial milk stouts, vanilla stouts, chocolates stouts and many more. This weekend marks the last days of our Stout In & Out, and we’re going out with a bang! Peaks & Pints suggests four new stouts to take home — a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday February 24 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday February 24 2021 Today is full of events that will expand your horizons — virtually, at least. While you’re checking to see if any vaccine appointments have opened up, you can also explore Black History Month, drink delicious beers brewed by a metalhead, try your stand-up, and more. Welcome to 6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday February 24 2021. COCKTAILS WITH CURATORIAL: What is provenance and why do museums care about it?  How do you find information on lesser-known artists?  Why does art research often overlook, dismiss, and erase the work of artists of

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Grains of Wrath On The Fly

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The metal movement has an outsider ethos and no-holds-barred authenticity that appeals to many brewers, including Grains of Wrath Brewery co-owner and Brewmaster Mike Hunsaker. The metal- and punk-loving 48-year-old cut his teeth as a homebrewer and by working for breweries in Chicago and Cleveland, before relocating to Portland in 2014 to become the head brewer at Fat Head’s Brewery, where he became known for original West Coast IPA recipes such as SemperFiPA, GABF gold medal-winning Blitzkrieg Bock and GABF bronze medalist Vienna Lager. Fat Head’s closed, which lead to Hunsaker opening his new punk and metal inspired brewery Grains

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Fremont B-Bomb Cinnamon Coconut

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Fremont Brewing B-Bomb with Cinnamon and Coconut (2021). Peaks and Pints Tap List: Fremont B-Bomb Cinnamon Coconut Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: 800-plus bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap for Campfire Crowler fills (until pints return). While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bananas On the Fly

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Today is National Banana Bread Day so let’s go bananas with a banana to-go beer flight! Yes, of course, hefeweizens have their say in this beer flight as the top-fermenting Bavarian yeast Torulaspora delbrueckii, which German brewers refers to as the “proper” hefeweizen yeast, produces phenols and esters that impart banana flavors. WLP300 yeast is also used in the production of traditional, authentic hefeweizen. It produces a high level of isoamyl acetate, giving the resulting beer notes of banana. We also threw in a stout, Belgian strong golden ale, winter warmer, and, duh, Banana Bread Beer. Let the peelings slip

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Hood River

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Beginning approximately 15,000 years ago, ice dams on massive Lake Missoula in Montana began to break, sending torrents of deep water rushing through Idaho, Washington and Oregon. The process continued for thousands of years with up to 40 major floods eventually forming what is now the Columbia River Gorge. It’s a gorgeous area filled with waterfalls, hiking trails, outdoor recreation galore and craft breweries and ciders in a 40-mile stretch west to east — from Multnomah Falls to The Dalles, with Hood River somewhat in the middle. The ancient floods left Hood River with rich mineral soil. While Hood River’s

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Logsdon Mount Hood Magic

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You fancy Logsdon Mount Hood Magic! Fancy Pants Sunday: Logsdon Mount Hood Magic Logsdon Farmhouse Ales was started by Full Sail founding brewer and yeast master Dave Logsdon who had a special affinity for traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ales. When he and experienced brewer Charles Porter launched the 10-barrel Hood River, Oregon, farmhouse brewery, they planted an orchard on the property with Belgium-imported Schaerbeekse trees. These trees grow the sour cherries necessary to craft authentic kriek beers. By 2011, co-owners John Plutshack, Jodie Ayura, Judith Bams-Logsdon, and Seaberg Einarsson joined ther team to help with a variety

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Instagram Outsider: Snowmobile Keg Runs, Cider Yoga, Beer Snow Cones

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Instagram Outsider: Snowmobile Keg Runs, Cider Yoga, Beer Snow Cones From snowmobile keg runs to mobile brewhouses, from cider yoga to beer snow cones, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Snowmobile Keg Runs, Cider Yoga, Beer Snow Cones.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Double IPAs On The Fly

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In April 2021, Peaks and Pints will host the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. Chosen through the nomination process below, the top 64 vote getters — DIPA slam dunkers — will compete Monday-Friday on our website April 2-24. Through online voting, Washington and Oregon double IPA drinkers will pick daily winners until the best double IPA in the Northwest is crowned. It’s just like March Madness, only with way more fermentable sugars. The IBU-to-IBU battle of the DIPAs grand champion will be announced at the Tournament of Beers Party April 24 at Peaks and Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District.

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Peaks and Pints Beer Parade 2.21.21

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Peaks and Pints Beer Parade 2.21.21 Live from the Proctor District in Tacoma, Washington, it’s Peaks and Pints Beer Parade 2.21.21! And let us tell you the city of Destiny is aglow with anticipation of the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs this April. Since today is the last day to nominate your favorite NW double IPA at tournamentofbeer.com, the Peaks & Pints bartenders are parading their favorite … wait for it … Northwest double IPAs. Today, our grand marshal is Richard Jamieson, market manager for Rogue Ales, who happens to be parading his brewery’s Colossal Claude Double IPA.

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 2.20.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 2.20.21 Happy Saturday! Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 2.20.21 showcases a few of the fantastic cans thanks arrived to our cooler this week, including new brews from Deschutes Brewery, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Ravenna Brewing, Single Hill Brewing and a whole slew of one-offs from Kulshan Brewing. Backwoods Brewing No Nuts No Glory!: Grains of wrath collaborated on this mixed nut stout with house-roasted nuts, 6.7% Deschutes Brewery Squeezy Rider: West Coast IPA with a big tropical fruit punch aroma, light dank, and melon paired with clean, light malt character, 7% Holy

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday, February 20 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday, February 20 2021 Tomorrow is the last day to nominate your favorite Northwest double IPA for the Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs in April 2021. Now, onto a 6-Pack of Things To Do today. Cheers! MARKET DAY: Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t eat fresh, seasonal foods. Unless it snows … like it did last Saturday. The monthly Proctor Farmers Market winter version didn’t happen last Saturday due to the fact that none of the vendors sold snow shovels or plows. It’s been rescheduled for today featuring Dancing

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cherry On The Fly

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Rejoice, o cherry pie lovers of the South Sound! Today, February 20, is National Cherry Pie Day! Why February 20? Why not the infinitely more logical March 14? (3.14 = Pi = Pie.) Why the hell not? Especially during this month of cold and gloom. Ok, so it’s not like you had this holiday on your calendar, but maybe you should as Peaks & Pints carries many cherry-flavored beer, cider and meads. See what we did there? Cherries can balance otherwise heavy beers or add extra freshness and flavor to the lighter styles. Cherries have been added to beer for

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Brothers Cascadia On the Fly

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Sherman Gore, Richard Tiffany and Jason Bos had big eyes when their bosses of Portland-based Laurelwood Public House & Brewery sold their popular Battle Ground location to Eric and Paula Starr, who transformed the space into Northwood Public House & Brewery. The trio convinced the new owners to dust off the cobwebs on 2-barrel brewing system so they could brew beer for the neighborhood. Three years later, Gore, Bos and Tiffany opened Brothers Cascadia Brewing in Hazel Dell on April 10, 2017. The trio opened with a 12-barrel brewery in an auto shop, which allowed for a wall of 40

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday February 18 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday February 18 2021 Some people are morning people. They like to get out, buy their beer and get home before traffic gets crazy and maskless customers start yelling “You’re drinking the Kool-Aid!” at bartenders and customers. For everyone else, today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do leans more toward late afternoon and night haps. Cheers! LECTURE: The Tacoma Public Library continues its Black History Month focus with “Black Voices from Tacoma’s Musical Past,” in partnership with the Tacoma Historical Society, and support from Tacoma Creates. In this presentation, Tacoma music historian Kim Davenport will share

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Quadrupel On The Fly

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The Belgian quadrupel is the strongest in a series of Trappist styles, beginning with the single (better known as an abbey), the dubbel (double) and the tripel (triple). Quads are the strongest of the Belgian beers, often over 10% ABV. The monks seem to have stopped at four. They probably passed out. Quad is a dark beer that ranges from black to deep red or garnet, with a rich bold maltiness that combines with yeasty hints of raisin, dates, figs, grapes and plums. The quad is not hoppy. It’s known for alcoholic warmth and a complex sweetness, with wine and

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