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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Northwest IPAs On The Fly

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The Pacific Northwest is the most beautiful part of North America. Not only do we have mountains, but we have one of the tallest mountains in the contiguous U.S. We also have one of the wettest ecosystems and one of the driest. Not only does the Northwest offer so much on its own, but it has inspired humans in the area to do the same. We built botanical gardens, arboretums, scenic byways, and the Northwest India Pale Ale. The Northwest IPA fits very well into the American-style IPA category and focuses on American hops characteristics like big juicy citrus in

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 5.8.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 5.8.20 As we head into Mother’s Day Weekend, Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 5.8.20 includes new beer in our cooler from 7 Seas Brewing, Block 15 Brewing, Chuckanut Brewery, Left Hand Brewing, Matchless Brewing and Rogue Ales. Cheers! 7 Seas Brewing HAZY IPA: Formerly known as Willie Maize Haze, it’s brewed with flaked oats and maize for a soft, silky mouthfeel. Loaded with newfangled hops El Dorado, Mosaic, Idaho 7, and Meridian, this hazy IPA sports a big, grainy fresh hop nose, followed by juicy orange, toast, and wheat. 6.2% Block

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Fishing Beer On the Fly

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has reopened some recreational fishing and hunting in a phased approach following the state’s efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus. All freshwater fisheries opened under permanent rules, as did Puget Sound saltwater fisheries (Marine Areas 5-13), except for halibut, shrimp, and intertidal shellfish. If the rivers and lakes are open, and you’re following the CDC guidelines for social distancing, fishing is a great way to reduce stress and have fun. But, you’ll need some light craft beer to enjoy while waiting for the fish. Stop by our craft beer lodge for Peaks

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Tacoma Strong: Thursday May 7 2020

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Tacoma Strong: Thursday May 7 2020 2 Beers, 5 Love Locals, and 3 Things To Do Peaks and Pints is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for to-go sales from our 13-door craft cooler, growler fills, take-out food and a special to-go cocktail-inspired beer flight. In addition, we’d like to give a few more shout-outs to awesome people offering help and relief during the self-quarantining and sheltering in place. Be well everyone! 2 TO-GO BEERS 7 Seas Brewing has new branding and packaging. Check it out noon to 6 p.m. in their taprooms.   View this post on Instagram  

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cocktail Beers On the Fly

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A crossover between the beer and bartending worlds has started emerging in breweries: beers inspired by the flavor profiles and recipes of cocktails. When beer is your job, you don’t necessarily want to go home and drink more beer. So it’s no shocker that on his or her down time, brewers like a stiff cocktail — which has led to craft beers that taste like cocktails; what a vicious, delicious cycle this is. The base is beer (usually, but not always, a strong one), but then the brewer became a bartender, measuring in specific ingredients that seem like novelties until

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.6.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.6.20 Peaks & Pints received a can drop from the East Coast today. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.6.20 includes craft beer from Abomination Brewing, Evil Twin Brewing, Fat Orange Cat, Hoof Hearted, Nightmare and Short Throw Brewing. … Abomination Brewing MIDNIGHT SNACK #2: Brewed with midnight wheat, flaked oats and lactose, then conditioned atop a monstrous amount of cacao nibs and vanilla bean for a thick, super fudge-like chocolate cake imperial dessert stout. 13.2% Evil Twin Brewing MY SMALLTOWN HAS BEEN SO MUCH MORE CHARMING EVER SINCE THEY PUT IN

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Urban Hiking Beer On the Fly

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While some of the typical sources of stress relief like hitting the gym or going to yoga are off the table for the unforeseeable future, a simple hike around the ‘hood can be a grounding way to reconnect to the present moment. Sure, social distancing still applies, but given the deserted nature off most public places besides the toilet paper aisle at the grocery store, more than likely you’ll have some space to simply breathe in the fresh spring air and let go of some of the anxiety that comes in a time of great uncertainty. Peaks and Pints suggests

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.5.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.5.20 Today you get to drink plenty of lager, chow down on some Mexican carryout and unfriend every single person who makes a terrible Taco Tuesday joke. If you’re looking for new, non-Mexican-themed beers, Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.5.20 has the goods from Breakside Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Hellbent Brewing, Modern Times Beer, Narrows Brewing, and Oskar Blues Brewery. Breakside Brewery DREAM POP IPA: A collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza out of Austin, Texas, this light hazy IPA combines Pinthouse’s house yeast, Breakside’s selected lots of Amarillo and Citra, a sprinkle of

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Sequoiadendron Giganteum Pendulum

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is the Sequoiadendron giganteum “Pendula” in the Proctor District. Photo credit: Kate Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Sequoiadendron Giganteum Pendulum “Thanks to Peaks & Pints — specifically Kate Swarner and her dog-walking route — I wouldn’t have known there is a dinosaur tree in the Proctor District,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “I didn’t know ancient giant sequoias could look like dinosaurs. The Sequoiadendron giganteum “Pendula” guards Mason Middle School on North Mason between 28th and 29th streets. Unlike its wild parent, this dino will only grow to

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Peaks and Pints Cinco de Mayo To Go-Go: Cooler Cerveza

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Contrary to common assumptions, the 5th of May — Cinco de Mayo — is not Mexico’s day of independence. That’s Sept. 15, the day in 1810 when Mexico declared its independence from Spain. What Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates is the day Mexican Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza and his ragtag army defeated the French Foreign Legion more than 200 years ago at the Battle of Puebla. Viva Zaragoza! That battle ended on May 5, 1862, and Cinco de Mayo is now celebrated on May 5 all throughout Mexico but with added gusto in the state of Puebla, not to mention in

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Peaks and Pints Cinco de Mayo To Go-Go: Growlers

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Today is Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Independence Day (it’s actually a celebration of the day Mexican forces defeated the invading French army in 1862). While you don’t need either of these pieces of information to enjoy the Mexican-themed beer and cider Peaks & Pints has on tap for growler fills, they do make you feel smarter though, eh? Bring in your growler, or purchase our nifty ones, and enjoy Peaks and Pints Cinco de Mayo To Go-Go: Growlers. Peaks and Pints Cinco de Mayo To Go-Go: Growlers Reverend Nat’s Viva La Pineapple 6% ABV

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Tacoma Strong: Monday May 4 2020

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Tacoma Strong: Monday May 4 2020 2 Beers, 5 Love Locals, and 3 Things To Do Peaks and Pints is closed today, for rest and family time. We’ll re-open tomorrow, Tuesday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for to-go sales from our 13-door craft cooler, growler fills, take-out food and a bunch of Mexican-influenced beer and cider for growler fills and to-go in the cooler. In addition, we’d like to give a few more shout-outs to awesome people offering help and relief during the self-quarantining and sheltering in place. Be well everyone! 2 TO-GO BEERS/WINE Just a reminder: Wingman

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Girardin Gueuze 1882

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Girardin Gueuze 1882 Consider the lambic. It originated more than 500 years ago in the Senne River Valley, south and west of Brussels, Belgium. Lambics are unique in that they are brewed with at least 30 percent unmalted wheat in addition to malted barley, preserved with aged hops, aged in oak barrels, and most differently, are spontaneously fermented. In traditional lambic brewing, the beer is boiled for an extraordinarily long time — usually at least three hours — and then the warm beer is pumped into a broad, shallow vessel called a koelship. The brew is left

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Peaks and Pints: The Beer Cooler Awakens

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Tomorrow is May 4 — which may not mean a lot to a lot of people, but it’s a special date for serious Star Wars fans. May the 4th (as in “May the Force be with you”) is the day on which we celebrate all things Star Wars-related. And what better way to celebrate the date than by drinking space-themed craft beer while watching Star Wars films from your couch. Where in the universe can you find such beer, padawan? Peaks and Pints: The Beer Cooler Awakens. Embrace your inner Jabba (or related Hutt) and stop by our little craft

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.2.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.2.20 Don’t let this soggy day stop you from getting the beer you want. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.2.20 includes new craft beer from Backwoods Brewing, Narrows Brewing, Single Hill Brewing and Unsung Brewing. Cheers! Backwoods Brewing HAZY NELSON: Backwoods Brewing’s newest creation is an ode to another captivating presence of braided peace and song; he croons a melody of story like a shotgun into stardust. They call him Nelson. He is always on Backwoods’ mind. Hazy Nelson was released on 4/20, of course, with Nelson Sauvin and Southern Cross

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Tacoma Strong: Saturday May 2 2020

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Tacoma Strong: Saturday May 2 2020 2 Beers, 5 Love Locals, and 3 Things To Do Peaks and Pints is open today 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for to-go sales from our 13-door craft cooler, growler fills, take-out food and a special to-go flight of positive-thinking beers. In addition, we’d like to give a few more shout-outs to awesome people offering help and relief during the self-quarantining and sheltering in place. Be well everyone! 2 TO-GO BEERS/WINE Sig Brewing now has a crowler machine so you can enjoy the Tacoma brewery’s new Tacoma Tafelbier.   View this post on Instagram

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Positivity On The Fly

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We woke up to rain in Tacoma’s Proctor District this morning, finishing off week seven of gloved-up social distancing, excessive cleaning and a takeout business model. While it may currently feel like we are living in a dystopian novel, for our own sanity, we will continue to serve the community and to work hard to find the bright side to this experience, which we do believe actually exists. In terms of our daily to-go beer flight on a rainy day, we came up with Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Positivity On The Fly. Cheers and be well! Peaks and Pints

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.1.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.1.20 Gov. Jay Inslee announced today he will extend the state’s stay-at-home order, which was set to expire Monday, through May 31. This pandemic has brought out so many feelings across the board and we can appreciate them all. Let’s all take a collective breath, say something positive about the day, and check out Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 5.1.20. … Boulevard Brewing RYE ON RYE WHISKEY BARREL AGED WITH MAPLE: Templeton Rye 4 Whiskey barrels were filled with Vermont maple syrup for two months, then re-filled with whiskey to create

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Chocolate Parfait On The Fly

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If meat is the primary culprit in the 40-day struggle against desires of the flesh, sugar’s not far behind. Today is National Chocolate Parfait Day. Yes, you heard right: chocolate on May Day. Parfait literally means “perfect” in French!  There are a couple of ways to make parfaits. The traditional French-style uses sugar syrup, eggs and cream. The American style layers parfait cream, ice cream and/or flavored gelatin in a tall, clear glass topped with whipped cream, fruit and/or liqueurs. Brewers add chocolate and creaminess to their craft beer. The parfait has recently taken healthy turn using yogurt layered with nuts and fresh fruits,

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.30.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.30.20 A six-pack worth of new beers arrived today. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.30.20 includes craft beer by Little Beast Brewing, Matchless Brewing, Top Rung Brewing, and Urban Family Brewing. Little Beast Brewing SYLVESTRIS: Gose made with Oregon Pinot Noir grapes, Bitterman Salt. Co.’s Signature Fluer de Sel, and coriander. 5.5% TREASURE HUNTER: Sour session IPA dry hopped with El Dorado and Simcoe hops so the lemony acidity mingles nicely with the flavors of pineapple and stone fruit. 4.7% Matchless Brewing HE HATES THESE CANS: This hazy IPA is brewed

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Tacoma Strong: Thursday April 30 2020

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Tacoma Strong: Thursday April 30 2020 2 Beers, 5 Love Locals, and 3 Things To Do Peaks and Pints is open today 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for to-go sales from our 13-door craft cooler, growler fills, take-out food and a special to-go maibock beer flight. In addition, we’d like to give a few more shout-outs to awesome people offering help and relief during the self-quarantining and sheltering in place. Be well everyone! 2 TO-GO BEERS 7 Seas Brewing’s Beer Drive-Thru runs 2-6 p.m. at the Tacoma facility off South 23rd Street in Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District.   View this

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Maibock On the Fly

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It’s maibock drinking season, at least according to the Germans. Since 1614, the first kegs are tapped at Munich’s Hofbräuhaus during the last week of April (obviously not this year) as they bid auf wiedersehen to winter and welcome the warming days of spring with a lager strong enough to withstand cooler nights but aromatic enough to match the flowering trees and budding plants outside. Maibocks (mai-, pronounced “my,” is German for May), like other bocks (stout lagers) are malt-forward, full-bodied beers with a stronger alcohol content (6.3 to 8.1 percent). But, unlike their darker brothers the dopplebock, maibocks highlight

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.29.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.29.20 Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.29.20 includes goods from American Solera, Brouwerij Kees, Decadent Ales, Dugges, Stillwater, Evil Twin, Short Throw, Skookum Brewery, and Varietal Beer. American Solera PALS PALE: The hop recipe rotates in the Pals pale ale series. Peaks & Pints scored the version that is generously dry hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo hops for all that orange mango goodness. 5.6% Brouwerij Kees IMPERIAL STOUT 1850: Russian imperial stout with flavors of molasses, cocoa, brown sugar, plus hints of caramel and toffee. 12.4% Decadent Ales STRAWBERRY SORBET SOUR:

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Flowering Dogwood

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is the flowering dogwood in McCormick Park in downtown Tacoma. Photo credit: Kate Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Flowering Dogwood There is something comforting about the succession of new trees blooming each week,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “Flowering dogwood, or Cornus florida, is one of a few trees that have just started blooming. The horizontal branching gives the flowering dogwood an especially beautiful architecture, which should be preserved whenever possible. The eye-catching “flowers” that are present now are really bracts or leaves; the real flower is in

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Grand Cinema On The Fly

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Most of us watch Internet dancing videos like it’s our job as it is – what if bingeing on giggle-inducing dance moves could actually help someone else pay the bills? That’s the deal The Grand Cinema has struck with several film distributors whose products would otherwise be languishing on the shelf. They’ve got a stuffed-full schedule of movies that viewers can stream for the price of a Grand ticket, and more coming online every week. Everybody wins — the filmmakers get their movies in front of eyeballs, the theater gets some cash flow while they’re closed by the quarantine and

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.28.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.28.20 You really can’t mess up Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.28.20. Great selection hitting the shelves today from 21st Amendment, Georgetown Brewing, Kulshan Brewing, Narrows Brewing, and Reuben’s Brews. Cheers! 21st Amendment Brewery SPARKALE SPARKLING ROSE ALE: A sparkling rosé ale with apples, peach, cranberry, and cherry, for a light, fruity, tart flavor and a huge “sparkle factor,” Sparkale is a bit of a departure from 21st Amendment’s staple of bold, West Coast-style IPAs. It is also lower in calories than 21A’s regular beers and gluten-reduced for a flavor that’s as much

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Peach On The Fly

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Peaches? Nectarines? Many people prefer one over the other. Some say that nectarines are juicier or peaches sweeter (or vice versa). Surprise! The nectarine is actually a type of peach, except that it has a smooth skin compared to a peach’s velvety one. Basically, one tiny recessive gene keeps it from being a peach. Beer made with peaches and nectarines is particularly popular with brewers both traditional and innovative, and sipping on a peachy brew is a tasty way to prepare for that summer feeling. Peaks and Pints presents a to-go peach beer flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot

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Tacoma Strong: Monday April 27 2020

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Tacoma Strong: Monday April 27 2020 2 Beers, 5 Love Locals, and 3 Things To Do Peaks and Pints is closed today for one day of rest and family time. We’ll reopen tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for to-go sales from our 13-door craft cooler, growler fills, take-out food and a special to-go beer flight. In addition, we’d like to give a few more shout-outs to awesome people offering help and relief during the self-quarantining and sheltering in place. Be well everyone! 2 TO-GO BEERS The Swiss Restaurant & Pub celebrates their 27th Anniversary today with an Alaskan Amber

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Sunday Night Barrel Sippers

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Sunday Night Barrel Sippers Headed to the backyard tonight? Here are six Sunday night barrel sippers to help keep you warm. … Alesong Rhino Suit: Bourbon barrel-aged imperial milk stout aged in freshly emptied Heaven Hill bourbon barrels for smooth notes of vanilla and coconut to the rich chocolate flavors of the base stout. 11% Belching Beaver Barrel Aged Viva La Beaver: Viva La Beaver imperial peanut butter milk stout aged in rye whiskey barrels for 14 months for immense chocolate and cinnamon flavors integrating with the booze and peanut butter. 12.5% Firestone Walker Cherry Barrel Blossom: Imperial smoked porter

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Pretzel Beer On The Fly

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National Pretzel Day is here again. Yup, there’s a day celebrating everyone’s favorite knotted bread, and that’s a good-enough excuse for us to seek out a twisted treat. This doughy, twisted treat has been enjoyed since the Middle Ages. According to legend, Italian monks first invented the pretzel as a reward for pious village children. It didn’t arrive in America until the 18th century by German immigrants settling in Pennsylvania. You’re going to need something to wash that pretzel down with. Just about any beer will work with a pretzel, but to make the most out of the match you’ll

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships: Champion Crowned

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships: Champion Crowned It’s a simple equation. Mill gain. Mix with water. Boil it with hops. Cool it. Add yeast then ferment. Condition and filter it. Drink. Mixed into those steps is where it becomes tricky. Choices need to be made. Temperature? Cascade or Fuggle hops? Oats? In those choices lies the path to flagship beer greatness. Over the past three weeks Peaks & Pints pitted (and pitted out) 64 of the West Coast’s best flagships against one another in the mother of all reader-voted beer brackets, Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships. You’ve seen

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Flagship Champs On The Fly

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Now in its fourth year, this year’s Peaks and Pints bracketed beer competition kicked off April 3, pitting West Coast flagship beers against one another in frothy head-to-head matchups voted online by craft beer enthusiasts. Though the Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships ultimately crowns a champion a la NCAA March Madness style, the real purpose is to champion the beers that put West Coast breweries on the map, which might have become forgotten in a sea of hazy milkshake IPAs and pastry stouts. Cascade hops by Cascade hops, the West Coast drank its way through the first two rounds

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Tacoma Strong: Saturday, April 25 2020

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Tacoma Strong: Saturday, April 25 2020 2 Beers, 5 Love Locals, and 3 Things To Do Peaks and Pints is open today 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for to-go sales from our 13-door craft cooler, growler fills, take-out food and a special Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships Championship Game to-go beer flight. In addition, we’d like to give a few more shout-outs to awesome people offering help and relief during the self-quarantining and sheltering in place. Be well everyone! 2 TO-GO BEERS/WINES Tacoma Brewing Co. offers curbside service 2-5 p.m. today. Just pull up at 1116 Court E in

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships Championship April 25

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships Championship April 25 For more than three weeks, Peaks and Pints challenged 64 of the West Coast’s best flagship beers to go malt-to-malt in a showdown of craft combat. Some fell easily by the wayside, either due to a rogue mash tun cleaner or simply because they faced a superior opponent. Others captured the flags as easily as they did in junior high. Cascade hop by Cascade hop, you drank your way down to yesterday’s Final Four: Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Pelican Kiwanda Cream, Chuckanut Pilsner, and Kulshan Bastard Kat IPA. It was do-or-die,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tournament Flagships On The Fly

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The last three weeks, Peaks and Pints pitted 64 of the West Coast’s best in a malty head-to-head battle of flagship beers. We speak, of course, of the Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships. Sixty-four Washington, Oregon and California flagship beers were selected and seeded by the public in March 2020. During this tournament, some flagships fell easily by the wayside, either faltered due to a defective mash tun paddle or simply because they faced a superior opponent. Malt by malt, the United States’ left coast r drank its way through the first two rounds followed by the Sweet 16,

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships Final Four April 24

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships Final Four April 24 If you were to open a brewery in 2020, chances are you wouldn’t settle on a flagship beer, but a never-ending rotation of experimentation and trend spotting. That makes the 64 flagship beers the public nominated into the Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships all the more valuable. May they never fade away. Naturally, yesterday’s beer voting action set the mark for the highest vote count for a single day so far in the Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships. And favorites fell. They fell hard. In the 1980s Region,

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.23.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.23.20 How are you doing? Do you know what day it is? Social distancing and stay at home orders have made us all lose track of time and social norms. Is it acceptable to have a beer at lunch when working from home? We think we all know the answer to that question. Good luck to everyone out there — stay safe and stay healthy. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.23.20 has some treasures. … Barlow’s Brewery TIGER KING IPA: With notes of nectarine, orange and papaya, Barlow’s Brewery Tiger King

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cherries On The Fly

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You’ve probably squeezed a cherry into the mouth of a stout bottle, or at least seen others do it. That little twist of cherry turns your chocolate stout into a Black Forest cake. Luckily many brewers these days are infusing cherries into their beers in a produce-aisle range of offerings. Cherries can balance otherwise heavy beers or add extra freshness and flavor to the lighter styles. Cheeries have been added to beer for centuries, especially with Belgian lambic styles, which are called krieks. Cherry beer is no longer a throwback to centuries past. North American brewers are adding cherries to their craft,

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships Great Eight April 23

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships Great Eight April 23 The Great Eight is fully fleshed out: Sierra Nevada Pale, Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Pelican Kiwanda Cream, E9 Tacoma Brew, Chuckanut Pilsner, Double Mountain Hop Lava, Breakside IPA and Kulshan Bastard Kat — eight breweries that — according to our public poll — have the best flagship beer in Washington, Oregon, and California. It’s all come down to eight. All the signs in the brewpubs, the mass emailings to customers and friends, the flagship phone trees have paid off for these eight meaningful craft beers. It’s now crunch(y) malt time

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Tacoma Strong: Wednesday, April 22 2020

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Tacoma Strong: Wednesday, April 22 2020 2 Beers, 5 Love Locals, and 3 Things To Do Happy Earth Day! Peaks & Pints is open until 8 p.m. today for a six-pack, a sandwich and a growler full of the 3-Way Beta IPA so you can dance with the wood nymphs while 10 billion trees growing a quarter millimeter all at once. In addition, we’d like to give a few more shout-outs to awesome people offering help and relief during the self-quarantining and sheltering in place. Be well everyone! 2 TO-GO BEERS Brewers Row is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Earth Day On the Fly

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“Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure.” So states John McConnell’s original Earth Day proclamation. Peaks and Pints enjoys McConnell’s Earth Day speech better than Agent Smith’s line in the first Matrix movie where he stares menacingly at Morpheus and speaks about how every mammal on Earth instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, “but you humans do not.

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships Sweet 16 April 22

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Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships Sweet 16 April 22 The best flagship beer on the West Coast? You think you know where to find it. We all do. After weeks of feverish voting (and with the help of a complicated computer program stolen from cavemen) we at Peaks and Pints have watched you, beloved voters, narrow down the Tournament of Beer: West Coast Flagships field from 64 to the 16 best beers that help launched a movement. Yesterday, the first eight beers in the Sweet 16 did battle. Today, the remaining eight go at it. Without further ado, let’s

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.21.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.21.20 On behalf of our entire staff, Peaks & Pints would like to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support us this past weekend! We are so grateful for your constant loyalty and support — you continue to give us hope for what lies ahead. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 4.21.20 offers a bunch of new hazy IPAs. Cheers! Everybody’s Brewing MAGIC IPA: Kveik strain of yeast brings out juicy flavors, plus remove the label and bring back times of old with a Magic Eye illusion.

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Dunkeld Larch

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is the Dunkeld larch next to the duck pond at Point Defiance Park. Photo credit: Kate Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Dunkeld Larch “Spring brings with it so much change, more this year than usual,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “From one week to the next we have been observing different trees blooming and leafing out. This week it is the larch’s turn. It is one of just a few coniferous trees that loses its needles every fall. And unlike our deciduous trees, the larch looks completely done

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