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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.25.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.25.22 Let’s kick this week off right with Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.25.22! Block 15 Brewing Selection Series — Mosaic: This IPA was brewed exclusively with Mosaic hops from Coleman Agriculture farm in Gervais, Oregon, with an unobtrusive grist profile and soft water base as the canvas, this beer is meant for Mosaic’s vibrant notes of pineapple, melon, and blueberry to shine, 7% Evil Twin Brewing I’d Like a Triple Grandiose, Extra Sweet, Cookies N’ Cream, Caramel Macchiatto, Cappuccino Please: Imperial coffee stout brewed with cacao nibs, coffee, cookies, caramel,

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 25

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Michelle Cove and Nicole Allen preview today’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers action. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 25 NICOLE ALLEN: Good day Peaks & Pints Pals! I’m Peaks bartender Nicole Allen. Welcome to Day 12 of the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers. The last eight lagers in the Second Round are rested from the weekend off and are ready to battle for four spots in the Sweet Wort Sixteen, which begins tomorrow. MICHELLE COVE: This is awesome, baby! Awesome, baby, with a capital ‘A.’

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Zealand Hops On The Fly

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It will be 61 degrees and raining in New Zealand, today. Sounds quite lovely. Let’s pretend we’re Down Under today in the only way possible — drinking beers made with New Zealand hop varieties. American craft breweries began seriously researching these hops in 2016 as many hops varieties grown in the United States are becoming more expensive and more difficult to get as the craft-brewing industry expands and more consumers embrace craft beer. The Southern Hemisphere brings wild, tropical, and overwhelming bright, fruity characteristics from such hops as Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Ella, Vic Secret, Enigma, Motueka, Moutere, Wai-iti, Nectaron, Rakau,

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.23.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.23.22 Halfway through the weekend beer reload with Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.23.22 Anderson Valley Brewing Salted Caramel Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter: Aged for 6 months in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels, this imperial poter is woody and slightly sweet with notes of vanilla, caramel and peanut brittle flavors, 9.5% Dogfish Head 120 Minute : Continuously hopped for 120 minutes with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops, 15% Grains of Wrath Brewery Come On Down: Collaboration with

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 23

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Peaks & Pints bartender Claire Brinich and co-owner Pappi Swaner recap yesterday’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers games. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 23 PAPPI SWARNER: Heeeelloooooo lager fans! I’m Pappi Swarner. The subject of lagers is, like the subject of barbecue, vexed and fraught with controversy. What constitutes a great lager? Who makes the best? Everyone seems to have her or his own favorite, and everyone’s an expert. In early March, we pulled the public asking what are the top 64 lagers brewed in Washington and Oregon? You chimed in. Friday,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: German Beer Day On The Fly

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Today, the German Beer Purity Law — Reinheitsgebot — celebrates 506 years of absolutely nothing but barley (or wheat), hops, water, and yeast. Not so much as a spruce tip or cacao nib may defile anything called “beer.” Across Germany, breweries, brewing museums, beer gardens, and micro-breweries will mark the purity law anniversary by opening their doors to allow a glimpse behind the scenes for visitors to experience the art of brewing as well as its long history. German brewing traditions are influenced by the highly controlled pragmatic Bavarian approach of the Reinheitsgebot coupled with the flamboyant, daring, and just

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 22

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Claire Brinich and Erika Brown provide commentary on today’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Second Round. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 22 CLAIRE BRINICH: Hello everyone! I’m Peaks & Pints bartender Claire Brinich. Beginning April 26, we’ll cut the field of 64 Washington and Oregon brewed pale and light lagers down to the Sweet Wort Sixteen. April 28, it’ll drop to the Ethanol Eight. On April 30, we’ll announce the winner of the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers – picked by you, of course –

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Earth Day Beer 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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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.21.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.21.22 What are you drinking this weekend? 🚨 Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.21.22 🚨HAPPY THURSDAY! 7 Seas Brewing Tripel Delight: Trappist-inspired tripel conditioned on dried citrus peel and a touch of fresh ginger, and aged for 2 years in port wine barrels for a dried fruit characteristic with subtle caramel flavors leading to a dry, mildly tannic finish, 10.4% Bombastic Brewing Big Dumb Beer: Imperial stout brewed with roasted wheat and flaked oats for a full body and chocolate rye to give bold chocolate notes with minimal bitterness, 15% E9

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 21

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Claire Brinich and Mitchell Lovett call the Tournament of Beer: Northwest lagers action. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 21 MITCHELL LOVETT: The turnout was high yesterday. In voting numbers for sure, and delivery sandwich pick-ups indeed, but I’m sure around burning bowls and makeshift watermelon bongs too. Welcome to day 10 of the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers. Hi folks. I’m Peaks bartender Mitchell Lovett and I’m here to help you get through the fogginess and dry mouth with a recap of yesterday’s Second Round

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Incognito On The Fly

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Consider Incognito. John I. Haas did. North America’s leading hops supplier offers this viscous liquid to brewers who want maximum aroma with virtually no loss of volume in the whirlpool as there is no vegetal matter, or “green character.” It’s a wonderful tool for brewing hazy IPAs. Incognito — a CO2 extract of hops made with all hops — reduces process loss by up to 25 percent by enabling brewers to replace wort-absorbing hop pellets with a 100 percent-hops-based liquid that is easy to pour at ambient temperatures. Easy to ship, store and pour, Incognito also greatly reduces the number

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 20

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Peaks & Pints bartender Claire Brinich and cook Brittney Crowder call today’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers Second Round action. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 20 BRITTNEY CROWDER: Now it’s getting exciting! The Saccharomyces pastorianus yeast are starting to really feast, and the Pilsner malt bags are piling up so high you could build St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral. OK, so that’s a silly analogy. Point is: This is serious! Hello folks, I’m Brittney Crowder and with me is Claire Brinich. CLAIRE BRINICH: Howdy! Howdy! Today the Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers officially kicks

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Beer Munchies On The Fly

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There’s no shortage of things you can do to celebrate 4/20, like, say, visiting numerous dispensaries and buying copious amounts of deeply discounted cannabis and cannabis products, and then, you know, consuming them, perhaps in a Mrs. Butterworth’s bong or Cheech & Chong joint. Then, you’ll get the munchies because cannabis consumption activates certain receptors in our brains, directing hunger-fighting neurons to switch sides and stimulate our appetites. The most generic strains of weed can lube up an appetite, especially for anyone who doesn’t toke very often, but there is a rare class of cannabis out there digging endless pits

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.19.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.19.22 Avery Brewing Vanilla Bean: Double dose of vanilla derived from both fresh bourbon barrels and the trio of Tongan, Ugandan, and Mexican whole vanilla beans is complemented by the essences of chocolate, caramel, and molasses to round out this luxurious silky stout, 10.5% Holy Mountain Brewing Bitter Peace: A traditional ESB brewed with 100 percent English malts, and hopped exclusively with East Kent Golding for roast and slight fruit, 6% Holy Mountain Consider The Ortolan: Hazy double IPA brewed with a combination of Pilsner, 2-row, flaked barley, and malted oats, then hopped

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 19

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Amy Kirk and Trish Ortega recap yesterday’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers games and preview today’s battles. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 19 AMY KIRK: Hello Peaks & Pints Pals! I’m Peaks bartender Amy Kirk. Low and behold, today marks the closing of the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lager First Round action. After today’s battles the bracket will officially be down to 32 Washington and Oregon brewed pale and light lagers, and brewers will start hiring cheerleaders. Honestly, if it gets any more exciting, we’ll

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Rice On The Fly

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Once viewed as evil, associated with Big Yellow Beer, craft brewers are now singing, “rice, rice, baby.” Rice’s delicate flavor has recently captured the attention of the next generation of experimental craft brewers lending subtle tropical notes and a bright finish to their lagers, as well as ales. It also lightens the body and cuts some of the malty-ness in a lager. Today, Peaks and Pints highlights the neo-rice brewers in a to-go flight of beers brewed with rice — a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Rice On The Fly. Pro tip: our Tournament of Beer: Northwest

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 18

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Peaks & Pints staff members Nicole Allen and Caleb Pletcher preview today’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers action. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 18 NICOLE ALLEN: The Tournament of Beer Council has always believed lager beer first appeared in Bavaria in the 1400s, perfected by monks who would store their suds in icy alpine caves over the summer. They would brew with a Saccharomyces pastorianus, a type of yeast that sits at the bottom of the beer and ferments best at temperatures between 40- and 50-degree Fahrenheit, like said icy alpine caves’

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Aztec

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When the Aztecs conquered the Totonacs in 1427, they discovered the essence of the black vanilla pod brought in flavoring and medicinal value to their culture. They were the first to use both vanilla and cocoa together to help with the flavor of their foods and drinks, often mixing them together. The mixture was much like our “hot chocolate,” but they called it “xocolatl.” At the time of the Spanish Conquest in 1521, the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan was among the largest cities in the world, with perhaps as many as 200,000 inhabitants. It was a city of great

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Instagram Outsider: Easter, Snow, Dogs, Life

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Instagram Outsider: Easter, Snow, Dogs, Life From Easter beer to April snow, from all the dogs to new beer releases, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints and @ciderofdestiny for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Easter, Snow, Dogs, Life   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Silver Moon Brewing (@silvermoonbrewing)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Kriek On the Fly

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The cherry lambic, or kriek, is often considered a pillar of Belgian brewing. Along with gueuze and framboise, it is a mainstay beer in that country. Lambic-style beers are known for their musty, tart, sour, acidic, and earthy flavors. Traditional methods used by Belgian brewers involve wild or natural fermentation with yeast and bacteria that are part of the terroir. The kriek (“cherry” in Flemish) is most commonly considered a fruited lambic (however, other beers like the Flanders red ale are sometimes fruited with cherries). The kriek originated in the Senne River valley near Brussels. They should be tart, crisp

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 16

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Matt Usher and Claire Brinich discuss yesterday’s lager games. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 16 MATT USHER: Well, whaddaya know! It’s mid-April, and dagnabit if all that “Madness” isn’t still in the air! What’s one to do with all that pent up “madness?” It can make for quite a dilemma. … Unless, of course, you’ve found something like Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers to help get you through. Hello Peaks & Pints Palls! I’m Peaks bartender and cook Matt Usher and through this month lager

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Project: Old Schoolhouse Brewery On The Fly

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Casey and Laura Ruud purchased the floundering Winthrop brewery in 2008, changed the name to Old Schoolhouse Brewery, cleaned it up, and quickly turned it into an award-winning gem of a brewpub. Life happens, and the Ruud’s sold the brewery to three gentlemen who grew up in New Hampshire together, brothers Nathan and Jacob Young and Troy Anderson. Jacob and Nathan knew restaurants and bars inside and out. Troy coached high school track with Jacob and worked at Microsoft with Nathan. All three enjoy the outdoors, which is almost mandatory since the original riverfront brewery and gastropub is in Winthrop,

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Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 4.15.22

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Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 4.15.22 Happy Friday! Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 4.15.22 will help you kick back, relax, and enjoy your weekend to its fullest … or help you through egg hunts. Cheers! Bale Breaker Brewing Homegrown Spring IPA: All ingredients are grown on Bale Breaker’s farm in Moxie for notes of blood orange, blackberry, white peach, pine resin, and graham cracker, 7.2% Deschutes Brewery Obsidian Peanut Butter Stout: Spin on Obsidian with real peanut butter and milk sugar then blended in a whiskey barrel-aged stout to add complexity, strength, vanilla tannings, and spiciness,

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 15

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Claire Brinich, left, and Erika Brown recap yesterday’s games and preview today’s lager battles. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 15 ERIKA BROWN: Favorites or underdogs, pale or light, Mexican or Japanese, it’s all the same. In the end, they all have one chance to fenagle bottom-fermenting yeast at cold temperatures to achieve a crisp, clean lager that can take the prize. Sixty-four Washington and Oregon brewed lagers were selected and seeded by the public last month for the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers, which is

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Urban Family On the Fly

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The family-run Urban Family Brewing hid in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood for many years. Located close to Fishermen’s Terminal, even GPS sometimes would mislead beer drinkers on Urban Family’s exact location, which made them cry due to the world-class sours the brewery released on a every two-week basis. The 8-year-old brewery relocated to Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood in early 2020. “The team at Urban Family is grateful to the Magnolia community for their support, and will miss being in the neighborhood,” owner Andy Gundel said in a press release. “But the new facility provides unparalleled opportunities.” The new location allowed for a

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Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 4.14.22

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Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 4.14.22 April snow showers brings Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 4.14.22, or something. … E9 Brewing Add It Up: Collaboration with 10 Barrel Brewing’s Head Brewer Tonya Cornett’s TinyHaus small batch project, this pastry stout is brewed with dark malts, cacao nibs, Madagascar vanilla beans, and hazelnuts, 9.5% Kings & Daughters Brewery Brass Tacks: Hazy double IPA with big tropical and citrus hop notes of mango, passionfruit, ripe orange, a hint of coconut, and citrus zest, 8.4% Kings & Daughters Resist: Hazy IPA with all profits going to Together Rising Ukraine

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 14

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Brandon Crespin and Claire Brinich recap yesterday’s games and preview today’s battles. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 14 CLAIRE BRINICH: Over a three-week period, Peaks & Pints pits 64 of the Northwest’s best in a crispy bois battle of lagers. This is a tournament, folks, not a playoff. Each match is do or die — one misstep and you’re out of the dance. Pitching temperature too high, didn’t spend enough money on base malt, and you can pack your brewers paddle and go home. Sure, there are plenty

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program Pecans And Pals On the Fly

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Did you also know that there’s a National Pecan Day? Yup, National Pecan Day is celebrated annually April 14. Nuts are known to be an appetite-curbing, healthy snack, but why do we have a national holiday devoted to a single nut? Well, the pecan is the only naturally occurring nut produced in the US. It was a staple in the diet of Native Americans as early as the 1500s and is currently expected to remain in the top three most-consumed nuts in America along with peanuts and almonds. A perfect instance of something everyone considers a nut, but pecans are

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 13

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Peaks & Pints bartender Matt usher and cook Brittney Crowder recap yesterday’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lager results. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 13 MATT USHER: About six centuries ago, Bavarian brewers came to understand that a longer fermentation at lower temperatures could produce a crisper, cleaner beer with lower alcohol levels. But it wasn’t until the advent of microbiology in the 19th century that they could identify and cultivate yeast that reliably did so: lager yeast. Hello everyone, I’m Peaks & Pints bartender Matt Usher and this is day four of

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: National Park Week On The Fly

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President George H.W. Bush was an ardent supporter of the national parks. In 1991, during his administration, the National Park Service celebrated its 75th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, President Bush was the first to designate National Park Week in mid-April. This year, National Park Week begins the third Saturday, April 16 and runs through Sunday, April 24. Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs, events, and digital experiences. Entrance fees are waived on April 16 to kick off National Park Week, including Mountain Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park. As you enjoy our

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 12

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Trish Ortega and Amber Hamilton recap yesterday’s action and previews today’s four games. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 12 AMBER HAMILTON: Live from Peaks & Pints it’s the Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers! I’m Peaks bartender Amber Hamilton. Let’s get down to lager logic. What constitutes a great pale and light lager? Who brews the best in the Pacific Northwest? Everyone seems to have his or her own favorite, and everyone’s an expert. This past March Peaks & Pints polled the public asking what are the top 64

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Maibocks 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 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 floral hop characteristics that

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6-Pack of Things To Do: April 11-12 2022

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6-Pack of Things To Do: April 11-12 2022 Relish so tremendously, so irresistibly the fact you exist, the fact that you can feel your heartbeat through your clothes, the fact you get to actually drink international ciders, drink mead while listening to metal, and vote for your favorite Northwest brewed lager. Enjoy 6-Pack of Things To Do: April 11-12 2022. TOURNAMENT OF BEER: During the month of March, we asked our Peaks and Pints patrons and the public to vote for their favorite lagers brewed in Washington and Oregon. Through an online nomination system, beer enthusiasts listed 86 lagers with

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 11

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Peaks & Pints staff members Aaron Brooks and Amy Kirk preview today’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers action. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers April 11 (voting closed) During the month of March, we asked our Peaks and Pints patrons and the public to vote for their favorite lagers brewed in Washington and Oregon. Through an online nomination system, beer enthusiasts listed 86 lagers with the top 64 seeding the Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers’ knockout bracket, which kicked off Friday when the first eight lagers met on our wooden floor. This scenario continues

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Peak and Pints Pilot Program: International Cider On The Fly

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Apples were among some of the first crops grown in colonial America. Potted seedlings and bags of apple seeds were brought over on the Mayflower. The Bible-thumping Puritans were not teetotalers. Apple orchards in colonial America usually meant one thing: hard cider. Apples flourished in the fertile soil and friendly climate, and soon apples were a key part of most colonial farms and menus. A thirst for beer and the introduction of prohibition laws meant hard cider became an almost forgotten beverage, but it is currently undergoing a revival with small producers and large booze brands all getting in on

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Instagram Outsider: Beer Day, Oregon Beer Awards, Climb For Clean Air

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Instagram Outsider: Beer Day, Oregon Beer Awards, Climb For Clean Air From Beer Day to the Oregon Beer Awards, from baseball to Climb For Clean Air, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints and @ciderofdestiny for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: Beer Day, Oregon Beer Awards, Climb For Clean Air.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Oregon Beer Awards (@oregonbeerawards)

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Maple Beer On The Fly

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Long before the arrival of Europeans, Native Americans were producing maple sugar to flavor their food and as a valuable item for trade. Colonists learned the technique from Native Americans and used maple sugar in place of cane sugar, which was then an expensive luxury. 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

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer Northwest Lagers April 9

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Erin Miller and Matthew Usher report on yesterday’s Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers opening day results. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer Northwest Lagers April 9 Five years ago, Peaks & Pints challenged 64 Washington state brewers to enter a tournament-style IPA infiltration, hops versus hops, with Rainy Daze Goat Boater crowned best IPA. The next year, we brought Oregon and Idaho into the fold with 64 porters tasking center stage in our quest for porter perfection, with Wingman Brewers’ P-51 Porter reigning supreme. In 2019, it was pilsner time, baby, with

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Pink Boots Society On The Fly

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In ancient Europe, brewing was almost exclusively a woman’s role. The medieval times, however, brought about the frequency of brewing in monasteries to accommodate travelers, and as time passed, the number of female brewers dwindled, brewing in the home became rare, and commercial taverns became a predominantly male domain. Today, while women have since shed the label of “alewives,” they are continuing to infiltrate what has since become an XY-dominated scene by owning and running breweries. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Pink Boots Society, a nonprofit with the mission to encourage the professional advancement of women within

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Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 4.8.22

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Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 4.8.22 Peaks and Pints New Craft in Stock 4.8.22 has new Block 15, Icicle, Dru Bru, Kulshan, and Reuben’s, plus cider from Yonder and Portland cider. Cheers! Block 15 Brewing Alpine Ibex: Strong Maibock with herbal, woodsy hop notes from Hallertauer Mittelfrüher and Czech Saaz hops, plus malty-sweetness and crisp finish, 6.9% Block 15 The DAB Lab, Pacific Resin: Brewed with progressive hopping techniques with a blast of classic West Coast hop flavors of resinous pine, citrus zest, and earthy herbs, 8.75% Dru Bru Alpha Female: Crafted in support of the Pink Boots

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers begins

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Peaks & Pints bartender/cook Brandon Crespin and Peaks cook Caleb Pletcher call Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers opening day action. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers begins Peaks & Pints salutes Northwest brewers and their breweries with a Northwest-brewed lager. After all, it’s the beer style they enjoy brewing. It’s the beer style they drink after their shift or at beer festival. It’s a beer style they deserve after brewing their way through the pandemic while still performing feats of genius. Today, Peaks & Pints kicks off our sixth Tournament of Beer pitting 64

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.7.22

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 4.7.22 It’s National Beer Day today! What are you drinking? These new arrivals to the Peaks & Pints cooler?! Drekker Brewing Blackberry Lime Braaaaaaaains: Smoothie sour blasted with blackberry and lime then plus a double secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose, and vanilla beans, 6.9% Drekker CHONK Spumoni Sundae Sour: Smoothie sour stuffed with cherry, pistachios, and chocolate ice cream, 7.2% Drekker Neon Phenom:  Super smooth double IPA brewed with oats and spelt then hopped with Strata, Vic Secret, and Huell Melon for notes of passionfruit, citrus, berry, and just the right

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: National Beaver Beer Day On the Fly

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It’s not a national holiday, at least not yet. But that doesn’t stop people from celebrating. National Beer Day is today. The day is historically relevant because it commemorates the date in 1933, when the Cullen-Harrison Act, signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt, went into effect. That allowed beer to once again be legally manufactured and sold in this country. Enough states then approved the 21st Amendment later that year to formally bring an end to Prohibition, which started in 1919. So, while National Beer Day isn’t a national holiday, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate. Since it’s also National

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Peaks and Pints reels in 450 North SpongeBob beers

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Peaks and Pints reels in 450 North SpongeBob beers When King Neptune’s supply of 450 North Brewing smoothie sours is stolen, SpongeBob and his starfish buddy Patrick set off from Bikini Bottom on a perilous journey to replenish his supply. First, the plucky albeit easily distracted heroes make a call to the Columbus, Indiana, brewery pleading with owner David Simmon to brew a new batch for the king. He said, “Yes.” Second, they hit the road but face dangers that range from a biker gang, dehydration, and an absurd battle while balanced on David Hasselhoff’s hairy leg. “Holy Chum Bucket!”

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