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Morning Foam: Votes For Women and Holy Mountain Autumnal Rustic pulls

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Good morning from the Proctor Post Office Morning Foam: Votes For Women and Holy Mountain Autumnal Rustic pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Wednesday November 4 2020 — Matthew McConaughey turns 51 today! Cloudy early, then off and on rain showers for the afternoon, high 64 Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills of Holy Mountain Autumnal Rustic saison. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Knapp’s Restaurant re-opened. Peaks & Pints wouldn’t know because Knapp’s closes the bar at 7 p.m., not 2 a.m. an hour after we’d roll in. Still, this is great news. This anchor of

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 11.3.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beer In Stock 11.3.20 Are you spending tonight under a pile of warm, cozy blankets, TV on mute, one eye occasionally peeking out at the brutal world? Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.3.20 offers a few new arrivals to the Peaks & Pints cooler that can act as warm blankets for your mouth. Cheers! Airways Rochelle Rochelle: The Beer, a homage to Sienfeld brewed with Narrows Brewing and Beer Junction — dedicated to Beer Junction founder Morgan Herzog who passed — is a hazy IPA brewed with Citra and Strata, 7% Everybody’s Uncle Stepdad

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday November 3 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday November 3 2020 Rain. Election Day. 6-Pack of Things To Do. All three things call for a heavy drinking day. ELECTION RESULTS: Calling today’s election one of the most anticipated in recent history is a monstrous understatement. Ask the person on the street what she or he will be doing tonight, and odds are her or his answer will be, “Watching the election returns as if my life depended on it.” Keep your eye on the Pierce County Auditor’s website for today’s Election results. The first batch will hit the site at 8:30 p.m.

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Sandwich Browns On The Fly

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Evidently, it’s National Sandwich Day! Or, so says the Internet. Peaks & Pints buys into it. Why wouldn’t we want an excuse to bask in the wonderfulness that is meat and/or veggies and condiments wedged between two slices of glorious bread? Afterall, sandwiches are one of the things we do best (another is pairing craft beer and cider with dumb national food holidays). Peaks & Pints co-owners Robby and Justin Peterson might not have invented sandwiches, but they sure know how to design them — including our Roastmary. Our roast beef sandwich is a wonderful thing: succulent paper-thin slivers of

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Morning Foam: Election Day and Rainy Daze Goat Boater pulls

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Good morning, Proctor on, and stay calm Morning Foam: Election Day and Rainy Daze Goat Boater pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Tuesday November 3 2020 — Dennis Miller turns 67 today! Rain, high 58 Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills of Rainy Daze Goat Boater IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Keep your eye on the Pierce County Auditor’s website for today’s Election results. The first batch will hit the site at 8:30 p.m. tonight. Peaks & Pints carries Evil Twin 2020 Recap Pale Ale in our cooler. Brita has been reading tarot and employing

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Instagram Outsider: Halloween Costumes, Pumpkin Bombs, Beer Potions

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Instagram Outsider: Halloween Costumes, Pumpkin Bombs, Beer Potions From spooky bartenders to steamy beers, from winter wishes to beautiful sunsets, 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, cheers to you!   View this post on Instagram   Happy Halloween! We’re already missing the annual epic shindig thrown by our friends @doublemountain, but

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Everybody’s On The Fly

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In 2001, Doug Ellenberger packed up his 1987 Volvo Station Wagon and made the haul from Indiana to Hood River, Oregon, following his love of craft beer and mountainous terrain. He brought with him a few duffel bags belongings and a load of knowledge from his time brewing for Lafayette Brewing Co. He landed a job at Full Sail Brewing, honing his craft. In 2002, Christine McAleer left her life and career as a social worker in West Virginia to pursue her passion for the outdoors, landing in the great Columbia River Gorge. One seasonal gig after the other, she

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Morning Foam: Peaks and Pints 4th Anniversary and Everybody’s Pop-Up Park pulls

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Good morning from Peaks & Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District! Morning Foam: Peaks and Pints 4th Anniversary and Everybody’s Pop-Up Park pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Sunday November 1 2020 — Jenny McCarthy turns 48 today! All the sunshine, high 58 Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills of Everybody’s Brewing Pop-Up Park IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Join Peaks & Pints at 6 p.m. tonight as we celebrate our fourth anniversary with the debut of Everybody’s Brewing Pop-Up Park IPA, our new house beer pouring from line 16 on our Western red cedar tap

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Halloween 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Halloween 2020 The frights are upon us once again, and there are, this year, not that many ways to spend the Devil’s holiday. 6-Pack of Things To Do is your source for costume paddle boarding, spooky beers, Star Wars music, and Meckenstein on North 29th. It’s up to you to decide where you’ll go, and, of course, what you’ll wear. Cheers! GRIT CITY COSTUME PADDLE: If you follow Rosemary Ponnekanti on Instagram you know she loves water. More specific, the former News Tribune art critic jumps into water — from anything and anywhere. Don’t be

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Halloween Hike Beers On The Fly

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Savor it. We won’t see a full moon on Halloween again for 19 years. On this fateful Halloween night, the stars will align to present us with a fittingly spooky full moon — and a “blue moon” at that. But don’t expect a blue hue when you gaze up at the sky; the “blue moon” phrasing is more of a distinction, and less of a comment on the actual color. However, you can appreciate the rarity of the phenomenon. Because of assorted Leap Years and the moon’s orbit, this 19-year cycle has been off by a day since 1944 — the last

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Morning Foam: Grit City Costume Paddle and Stoup Whatcha Doin’? IPA pulls

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Happy Halloween! Morning Foam: Grit City Costume Paddle and Stoup Whatcha Doin’? IPA pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Saturday October 31 2020 — Vanilla Ice turns 53 today! Sorry, no actual thunder, lightning and fog, but rather plenty of sunshine, high 55 Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills of Stoup Brewing Whatcha Doing? IPA TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Join the Grit City Costume Paddle and paddle your scary ass around the Thea Foss Waterway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Tacoma Youth Symphony is offering a virtual concert of Halloween-inspired music that you

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.30.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.30.20 It’s a big weekend. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.30.20 has the goods. Cheers! Aslan B Heard IPA is fermented and cold hopped with Jaryllo, Cascade, Sabro, Mosiac, and Simcoe with a low enough ABV that won’t stop you from voting, 5.8% Bale Breaker High Camp IPA brewed with chocolate malts and dry-hopped with Cascade, Centennial, and Mosaic for bursts with pine and grapefruit, 7.3% Evil Twin 2020 Recap is a rich, dank and citrus pale with a dry finish, 5% Gigantic Participatory Ace West Coast hazy double IPA collaboration

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday October 30 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday October 30 2020 Happy Friday! 6-Pack of Things To Do takes you to Tacoma, Puyallup, and the Internet. Cheers! I VANT TO VAMP: Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that Halloween is right around the corner. But then again, there’s a good chance you have been living in a cave, every night is fit for batty behavior, and tonight is no exception! Tacoma Dance Studios and Horrific: A Night of Horror Themed Dance present Devils Night In: A Halloween Dance streaming on Alma Mater Tacoma’s Youtube channel. Don your cape and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Autumn IPAs On The Fly

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Why an IPA flight the day before Halloween? First, the majority of the world’s hops are harvested in late summer, starting at the tail end of August and stretching into September. After harvesting, most hops are kilned and pelletized, a process that can last until it gets cold. Brewing a beer when the hops are at their freshest, for the brightest possible hop character, happens to land at the beginning of winter. Second, this time of year IPAs carry a little bit more malt, incorporating adjuncts like cedar, and a touch more alcohol to shake off winter’s chill. Stop by

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Morning Foam: Haunted Car Wash and Double Mountain Fa La La La La pulls

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Good morning from Christmas-y on North 29th in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Haunted Car Wash and Double Mountain Fa La La La La pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Friday October 30 2020 — Henry Winkler turns 75 today! Partly cloudy, high 57F Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills of Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Now through Halloween, Classy Chassis Car Washes will be haunted by ghouls and zombies at their 7-10 p.m. Thrill-seekers don’t leave their cars. Monsters don’t open doors. Everyone wears masks, some

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Wander Brewing On the Fly

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There’s a whole lot of happiness at Wander Brewing. The Bellingham brewery medaled again at the Great American Beer Festival, this year grabbing gold for their Wander Litely American lager. Although we offered a to-go flight of Wander back in March, their award-winning lager and new Idaho 7 single hop IPA inspired us to wander back in for another round. If you visit their Awards section of their website, you might ask why we don’t feature them every week — they list 32 award winners. It’s an impressive number since opening in their warehouse brewery space in Bellingham in October

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday October 28 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday October 28 2020 In pandemic times, it’s challenging to find things to do that don’t put yourself or those around you in danger, so proceed with care. 6-Pack of Things To Do also lists live-streamed events, which are the safest of all, though admittedly not the same. Have a great day! MUSIC: The University of Puget Sound welcomes nationally-touring band Nefesh Mountain back to campus, or at least to campus via Zoom. The music of Nefesh Mountain is deeply rooted in the sounds of Appalachia and the American bluegrass tradition while also drawing from

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Chocolate On The Fly

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Peaks & Pints can’t wait to write our fun-filled New Year’s Eve beer flight. It’s not that we’re fans of the holiday, but that flight will signal the end of this damn year. Hell, we couldn’t even muster putting up our Halloween decoration this year. It’s National Chocolate Day, so we better write our  15th chocolate flight of the year (so far). … OK, let’s perk up for this flight!  Chocolate adds complexity, well-roundedness, and smoothness to a beer’s flavor, whether its chocolate is added to the brewing process or chocolate malts are incorporated. And while it’s not easy to

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Morning Foam: Chalet Bowl and Früh Kölsch pulls

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Good morning from Scary North 34th in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Chalet Bowl and Früh Kölsch pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Wednesday October 28 2020 — Annie Potts turns 68 today! Considerable cloudiness, high 58 Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills of Früh Kölsch TODAY’S LOCAL STEW The University of Puget Sound welcomes nationally-touring band Nefesh Mountain back to campus, or at least to campus via Zoom. Chalet Bowl, established in 1941, is the oldest operating bowling alley in Washington state, but with the newest in bowling technology. The Frederick family owns

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday October 27 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday October 27 2020 6-Pack of Things To Do is like that cool party that you were at in February … if Antonio M. Gomez, Holy Mountain Brewing, Prof. Luke Parker, Peter Reynolds, Pierce County Public Works, and Tacoma Public Library Digital Media Lab were there. MUSIC: Tacoma Arts Live will host a virtual session with iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Lila Downs Nov. 8. As a precursor, Tacoma Arts Live will host musician and educator Antonio M. Gomez’s discussion of Latino musical styles — from mariachi to mambo, rumba to reggaetón and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Holy Mountain On The Fly

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Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Interbay, near the Magnolia Bridge, and started by friends Colin Lenfesty and Mike Murphy who worked in the local beer business, Holy Mountain might sit at sea level but its name gives nod to Mount Rainier, the ominous holy mountain that looms over Seattle, but also to a song and album by doom/stoner band Sleep. Holy Mountain is built on a foundation of oak. Though it dabbles in everything from cloudy IPAs to pilsners, Holy Mountain’s heart is its oak foeders and innumerable barrels, which churn out saisons and wild ales that tend to

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Morning Foam: Tacoma Arts Live Latin music and Deep Draft Fleet Landing pulls

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Good morning from Scary North 30th in Tacoma’s Westgate neighborhood Morning Foam: Tacoma Arts Live Latin music and Deep Draft Fleet Landing pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Tuesday, October 27 2020 — John Cleese turns 81 today! Sun and clouds mixed, high around 55 Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills of Deep Draft Brewing Fleet Landing Dortmunder! TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Tacoma Arts Live will host a virtual session with iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner Lila Downs Nov. 8. As a precursor, Tacoma Arts Live will host musician and educator Antonio M.

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Flavor Town

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Hard cider, once the prevailing nectar of colonial days past, is having a renaissance. Though it was knocked off the radar in the mid-19th century, the recent interest in craft beer has taken artisanal cider along for the ride. Hard cider is tapping into the beer and wine markets as well as the gluten-free trend, and it is developing an identity of its own. And for hyper-local aficionados, there’s no lack of appeal when it comes to regional varieties of apples influencing flavors from batch to batch. Enough chit-chat. Let’s get to drinking. Enjoy Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight:

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Morning Foam: UPS Tan Lines and 7 Seas Black IPA pulls

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Good morning from Manny’s in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: UPS Tan Lines and 7 Seas Black IPA pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Monday, October 26 2020 — Bootsy Collins turns 69 today! Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sunshine, high 52 Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills of 7 Seas Brewing Black IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW The University of Puget Sound hosts Tan Lines virtually at 6:30 p.m. Tan Lines features mouthy millennial women of color sipping, serving, and spilling the tea. This event will be talk-show style with panelists engaging

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Everybody’s Peaks and Pints Pop-Up Park IPA

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Peaks & Pints set up a pop-up park inside Everybody’s Brewing while brewing their Pop-Up Park IPA. Everybody’s Peaks and Pints Pop-Up Park IPA Everybody’s Peaks and Pints Pop-Up Park was unlike anything White Salmon, Washington, had ever seen. It was the Columbia River George’s hottest destination for a day, a pop-up park offering .000000426459 square miles of scenic vistas, a 5-foot-long hiking trail and one species of fake flora nestled in Everybody Brewing’s brewhouse. Situated close to a gorgeous three-foot waterfall of lauter tun runoff, the pop-up park’s guests consisted mainly of Peaks & Pints

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Instagram Outsider: Monster Mash, Worthy Quality Testing, Festive Fall Boos

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Instagram Outsider: Monster Mash, Worthy Quality Testing, Festive Fall Boos From mash tun monsters to quality testing at Worthy Brewing, from autumn scenes to Mrs Voorhees, 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, cheers to you!   View this post on Instagram   10.27.20 @lowercasebeer @bottleworksbier @fullthrottlebottles A post shared by Bottleworks

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Dungeons and Dragons On The Fly

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In the 1980s, annoyed that the forces of good had defeated him for millenia, Satan hatched a fool-proof plot: Taking over the world through the Dungeons & Dragons game that appealed to something like two percent of American high school students. D&D is a cornerstone of nerd-dom. In the tabletop game, participants role-play as elves, dwarves, wizards and more, slaying dragons, exploring foreign lands and fighting creatures who have less than noble intentions under the careful eye of a dungeon master. Well, geeks of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but … nothing, because your day has come.

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Morning Foam: Point Defiance Zoo Pumpkin Days and 2 Towns Hollow Jack’d pulls

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Good morning from Safeway in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Point Defiance Zoo Pumpkin Days and 2 Towns Hollow Jack’d pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 — Katy Perry turns 36 today! Sunny to partly cloudy, high 49 Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills 2 Towns Ciderhouse Hollow Jack’d Cider. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Grab your best costumes and join Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium for their all-new safe and spooktacular Pumpkin Days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See animals enjoy pumpkin-themed enrichments and participate in their free scavenger hunt

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Scary Beers On the Fly

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Halloween will be scarier than usual this year. We’re dealing with a pandemic and have to watch out for deranged anti-maskers and deadly overcrowded spaces. It’s enough to make you want to stay in and curl up with Food Network’s Halloween Wars instead. Because of COVID, many plan to spend Halloween trapped in their houses. If Halloween is your time to thrive, you can still have a good ol’ scary time at home. There’s still pumpkins to carve, costumes to buy or make on your own, and scavenger hunts to be held inside the home and with members of the

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Morning Foam: Proctor Farmers Market and Georgetown Meowsa pulls

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Good morning from spooky North Cheyenne in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Proctor Farmers Market and Georgetown Meowsa pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 — Keven Kline turns 73 today! Partly cloudy, windy, high near 50. Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills of Georgetown Brewing Meowsa! Imperial IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Fall might not have perfect tomatoes and strawberries, but it has apples, sweet potatoes, leeks, and other hearty vegetables and fruits, much of which are available at farmers markets that continue well into the cooler months. Today, the Proctor

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Peaks and Pints New Craft In Stock 10.23.20

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Peaks and Pints New Craft In Stock 10.23.20 Peaks and Pints New Craft In Stock 10.23.20 offers a smattering of then new beer and cider that arrived at Peaks & Pints today. Stock up for the weekend! Modern Times Danger Dophin pilsner brewed and dry-hopped with Citra and Perle, yielding a hazy, hoppy, dank, light, and crisp pilsner. 5.5% Ninkasi Forester Barrel Aged Ground Control Imperial Stout is brewed with Oregon hazelnuts, star anise and cocoa nibs, and is fermented with an Ale yeast that survived a trip to space and back, then aged in Old Forester Bourbon barrels for

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday October 23 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday October 23 2020 The world increasingly looks like the first act of a movie based on a comic book. Where are our heroes? Who can save Gotham? Who can save America? The answer is finally here: 6-Pack of Things To Do. Happy Friday! GLASS: The autumnal equinox and falling leaves seem to make America a little pumpkin crazy. Grocery stores are quick to feature piles of pumpkins outside their doors, while numerous local businesses don pumpkin décor in their windows at the changing of seasons. The Museum of Glass is putting a new spin

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Winter Warmers On the Fly

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It dropped to 37 degrees last night in Tacoma. Today, it’s 51 and all the rain, with winds peaking at 15. Winter is coming. If you’re looking to curl up in front of fireplace with a delicious beer, it’s time to think winter warmer. These brews are not within a narrowly defined style; rather, they’re a broad range of beers that offer bold flavors, often with sweet maltiness and lots of alcohol. In fact, if you want to know the whole horrifying holiday gamut permissible in your winter warmer, the BJCP’s guidelines for “Winter Seasonal Beer” include “Christmas cookies, gingerbread,

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Morning Foam: Museum of Glass pumpkins and Baerlic Better Together pulls

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Good morning from spooky North 30th in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Museum of Glass pumpkins and Baerlic Better Together pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 — Weird Al Yankovic turns 61 today! Steady morning rain with showers continuing this afternoon, high 51 Peaks & Pints offers pints and Campfire Crowler fills Baerlic Brewing Better Together IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW The Museum of Glass is putting a new spin on a traditional pumpkin patch by creating their own. Several Museum’s café’s tables vacant due to spacing reasons will be covered with one-of-a-kind pumpkins created

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday October 22 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday October 22 2020 The temperature’s dropping, but the roster of activities both entertaining and educational around town isn’t. Today you can learn about Tacoma Prairie Line rail corridor, Korean poet Yun Dong-ju, and writing for senses; you can drink beer from an award-winning brewery, or head to the market. Enjoy today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. VIRTUAL TOUR: Up until 2003, trains pounded the historic Prairie Line rail corridor from the Thea Foss Waterway to the Brewery District, passing rickety warehouses and dens of iniquity — before UW-Tacoma rang its school bell for its

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Three Creeks On The Fly

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Three Creeks Brewing landed us in trouble. We had left the 2014 version of the Bend Brewfest on our way to meet the family in Pacific City, Oregon when we saw the Sisters, Oregon brewery from the corner of our eye. The U.S. 20 Highway slowed going the through the small town — a good excuse to take a break. Three Creeks’ delicious Vaquero Imperial IPA broke us. We rolled into Pacific City three hours late. While we sobered up, we learned Wade Underwood and his partners founded Three Creeks in July 2008. Underwood brewed on a 10-barrel system in

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Morning Foam: Pretty Gritty Prairie Line and Three Creeks Cone Lickr pulls

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Good morning from Vote Central in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Pretty Gritty Prairie Line and Three Creeks Cone Lickr pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 — Jeff Goldblum turns 68 today! Partly cloudy, high 54 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Three Creeks Brewing Cone Lick’r Fresh Hop IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Pretty Gritty Tours hosts a free virtual tour of old railroad spur line known as the Prairie Line designed to be kid friendly and engaging at 11 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Broadway Farmers Market invites

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.21.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.21.20 Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 10.21.20 includes several 2020 Great American Beer Festival medalists, a Halloween beer, a crazy ass blend from AleSmith Brewing and Brewery Ommegang, and more. Cheers! AleSmith Philosophy And Velocity is a blend of Speedway imperial coffee stout blended with Brewery Ommegang’s Three Philosophers Belgian style quad, 11.5% Brothers Cascadia Out of the Weeds with bold pine and citrus aromas, a moderate body filled with classic hop character, and finished with a firm bitterness. 7.6% Chuckanut Chuck Light low calorie light lager with a combination of

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday October 21 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday October 21 2020 One thing COVID-19 has shown us is how badly we need diversions. As a result, Peaks & Pints created 6-Pack of Things To Do so you may appreciate the small joys still available — and the creativity and toughness of a South Sound that continues to find the bright spots. This is part survival guide and part celebration of the many, many ways that our area continues to lift us up. Here’s to the chefs and shop owners who retooled on the fly to keep the lights on while offering services

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: National Apple Day On The Fly

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Happy National Apple Day! That’s right; Oct. 21 is National Apple Day. Apple pie. Applesauce. Apple crisp. National Apple Day celebrates the apple in all its various forms and reminds us that apples are shiny, tasty, and healthy. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” “Apple of my eye,” and “as American as apple pie” are all very common phrases in our language. Be it good health, familiarity or love, all are used to denote something we hold to be very important to our concept of culture in America. They also call attention to a humble fruit that not

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Morning Foam: UPS Jazz Concert and Upright Two Tall Hops pulls

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Good morning from scary North 26th Street in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: UPS Jazz Concert and Upright Two Tall Hops pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 — Kim Kardashian turns 40 today! Overcast with showers at times, High 55 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Upright Brewing Two Tall Hops IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW Today, Kirk will discuss music and jazz education during the COVID-19 pandemic and what is at stake in terms of music education because of COVID-19 on the University of Puget Sound’s Schneebeck Live Zoom Hall at

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: West Coast Flanders On The Fly

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Originally from Belgium’s Flanders region, Flanders red, also known as the Burgundies of Belgium, won’t destroy your cheeks like other sour beers from the country. This beer is brewed using large amounts of Munich and caramel malts with traditional brewing methods. The beer is then aged in large wooden barrels, vats, and foeders, followed by inoculation with wild yeast and lactic acid-producing bacteria. The most important is the tradition of aging the red ales in huge vats of unlined oak. The wood, which cannot be sterilized, is home to dozens of wild yeast and bacterial strains that consume the residual

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Morning Foam: Dating Amber and Maritime Pacific Scared Shipless pulls

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Good morning from the Food Is Free booth at North 26th and Orchard in Tacoma’s Proctor District Morning Foam: Dating Amber and Maritime Pacific Scared Shipless pulls GOOD MORNING, SOUTH SOUND! Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 — Snoop Dogg turns 49 today! Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late, high 57 Peaks & Pints offers Campfire Crowler fills of Maritime Pacific Scared Shipless IPA. TODAY’S LOCAL STEW The Grand Cinema streams Dating Amber in their Virtual Screening Room. Set-in Ireland during the mid-90s, Dating Amber is a poignant, honest and funny look at the highs and

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Graf

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If beer and cider had a baby it would be a graf — both distinctly different from and greater than the sum of its parents. What’s in a graf? Sometimes spelled “graff,” this lesser-known drink brings together cider and beer, at least according to Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series where the apple-based beer of 7,ooo B.C. made its modern day debut. While the books provide little detail as to what exactly Graf is, it’s described as an apple-based beer-like beverage ranging in strength that’s regularly consumed by residents of Mid-World. Would a cider by any other name taste as

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