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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Off Color Coffee Dinos’mores

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

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday April 28 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday April 28 2021 We now return to our regular programing. … The time-consuming Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs is over. Block 15 Brewing Sticky Bands won. Therefore, you’ll find at least one Block 15 beer on tap now through the summer. Our 6-Pack of Things To Do is back! Cheers! GARDENING: Spring is here along with dreams of being outdoors and spending time in the garden. Join the Tacoma Public Library for “Spring Gardening 2021” with Judy Thierry, member of the Master Gardener Foundation and president of the University Place

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: European Pilsners On the Fly

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In the world history of beer, pilsners are relatively recent. Around 1840, eons before marketers invented “drinkability,” Czech brewers in Bohemia created pilsner, a light beer that didn’t taste like spongewater. The primary source of the innovation was the use of bottom-fermenting yeasts, which yielded a livelier, more consistent beer than the traditional top-fermented brews. Today, the best pilsners are still found in continental Europe, partly because of demand and partly because it’s home to the style’s signature Saaz hop, Pilsen’s soft water and crackery, paler malt. German and Bavarian styles tend to emphasize bitterness and spicy hop flavor. Today,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Oldest Craft Brewery On The Go

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According to the Brewers Association, there were 8,764 craft breweries in the US as of 2020, but only 50 can claim the title of oldest continuous running brewery in its home state. Peaks and Pints searched our archives and the Internets for the oldest brewery in every state. We didn’t include the Budweisers and Millers, or the breweries they own, because their technically not craft beer — which means you won’t see Redhook from Washington and Widmer from Oregon in today’s to-go flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Oldest Craft Brewery On The Go. Not only do the breweries in

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Sea Cider

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Sea Cider Kristen Jordan is the founder, owner, general manager and cider master of Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse in Saanichton on Vancouver Island, BC. She’s been in the cider world for 21 years — from tree pruner to opening Sea Cider in 2007 on 10 acres she and her husband, Bruce, bought overlooking the Strait of Georgia. What was once a loganberry farm and sheep pasture became an apple orchard. Combined with a family orchard in the Canadian Okanagan, Sea Cider makes dry and sweet ciders from 6 percent for a sparkling English-style

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Champ Block 15 On The Fly

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The original Block 15 brewery sits heart of downtown Corvallis. The brewery’s name hails from Corvallis’ previous incarnation as Marysville and the old plat map location from the old town. Originally built in 1926 for the Gazette-Times newspaper, the building is blocks from both Oregon State’s campus and Corvallis’ riverfront park. In early 2008, homebrewers Nick and Kristen Arzner opened Block 15 in the building serving beers true-to-style with ingredients imported from different parts of the world, along with all the Willamette Valley produced grains, hops, fruits, herbs, and yeast. The brewery built a reputation for first-rate IPAs including early

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPA Winner

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPA Winner After three weeks of high-intensity, single-elimination games played by the best Double IPAs in the Pacific Northwest, the Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, or April Ale Absurdity, finally concluded with the long-awaited championship yesterday. Featuring two undoubtedly delicious Northwest-brewed double IPAs — the undefeated Block 15 Brewing Sticky Hands and the No. 1 seed Bale Breaker Brewing Bottomcutter — the game was perhaps the most highly awaited double IPA game in years. In a back and forth battle, Block 15 Brewing Sticky Hands defeated the Bale

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mocha Beer On the Fly

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You don’t like chocolate milk. Yes, you guzzled the stuff when you were toddlin’, but the appeal of chocolate-flavored liquid nourishment waned as you matured. You don’t like Kahlua, either, but that’s a story for another day. Not surprisingly, the problem you have with most iced mochas is that they taste too much like chocolate milk. How pleased you were, then, to discover mocha stouts and porters. Believe it or not, beer and chocolate make a great pair. And because you like coffee, chocolate, porter, and stout individually, there’s a darn good chance you’ll like them together. And while the

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Championship

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Sarah Jane and Erin are pumped for the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Championship Game. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Championship ERIN: This year’s Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer journey began with 64 double IPAs all eyeing the chance to be crowned the first Northwest champion in the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. The craziness now in the rearview mirror, we are down to the final two. On the heels of one of the most interesting beer tournaments in modern history, the two teams that

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Final Four Doubles On The Fly

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The last three weeks, Peaks and Pints pitted 64 of the Pacific Northwest’s best in a hoppy head-to-head battle of double IPAs. We speak, of course, of the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. Sixty-four double IPAs brewed in Washington and Oregon were selected and seeded by the public in February 2021. During this tournament, some double IPAs fell easily by the wayside, either faltered due to a defective mash tun paddle or simply because they faced a superior opponent. Hop by hop, double IPA enthusiasts drank his or her way through the first two rounds followed by the Sweet

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Final Four

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Erin and Sarah Jane are mic dropping the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Final Four, yo. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Final Four ERIN: The Pacific Northwest loves double IPAs — at least according to the thousands who have voted in our Tournament of Beers: NW Double IPAs. Yesterday’s double IPA voting doubled the previous vote count for a single day. And local favorites and number one seeds fell. Every winner yesterday won by capturing 55 to 62 percent of the vote. My question to you is:

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Great Eight

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Bethany and Sarah Jane discuss the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Great Eight. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Great Eight SARAH JANE: The Great Eight is fully fleshed out: Holy Mountain Astral Projection, Georgetown Meowsa, Bale Breaker Bottomcutter, Wet Coast Two Flights Up, pFriem Double IPA, Fort George Skies of Wonder, Boneyard Hop Venom, and Block 15 Sticky Hands. Eight double IPAs that — according to public online voting — are the best doubles brewed in Washington and Oregon. Hello everyone. I’m Peaks bartender Sarah Jane and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Crooked Stave On The Fly

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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project was founded in 2010 when Chad Yakobson completed his master’s thesis on wild yeast fermentations. The Coloradan used his research to launch a brewery and distributor that would produce 100 percent Brettanomyces-fermented beers. The Denver brewery brews with Colorado floor malted barley as their base malt, produced exclusively for them by Leopold Bros Distillery. Crooked Stave features Colorado grown hops in many of their recipes and work meticulously with whole fruit and only whole fruit, most of which is grown in Colorado. Today, Peaks and Pints presents a to-go flight of Cooked Stave beer that

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Lager On the Fly

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When Bavarians immigrated to the U.S in the mid-1800s, they brought lagers with them, revolutionizing the American drinking scene, which was littered with poorly made ales and rotgut whiskey. Lager is clean, crisp, and transparent. And with a low ABV, workers could drink it throughout the day without falling down drunk halfway through forging a plow. When the country began the march toward Prohibition, many brewers tried to position their lagers as healthy substitutes to demon gin and whiskey. Ban the spirits, but don’t ban the beer. It didn’t work. Prohibition became federal law in 1920 (1907 in Boulder), but

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 21

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Shayne and Barry discuss this year’s Tournament of Beer Sweet 16. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 21 BARRY: There’s an annual debate at Peaks & Pints about what constitutes the perfect beer tournament. The night staff says you have to have at least one Cinderella playing its way to the Final Four. The day staff contends it’s all about the buzzer-beaters, regardless of who’s making them. Today, we’re halfway through the Sweet 16. And, for the first time in Tournament of Beer history, there are more top

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.20.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.20.21 Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.20.21 hits the spot on a sunny, 70-degree spring day in the South Sound. … Icicle Brewing Dirtyface Amber Lager: Smooth, medium body, with a rich toasted malt aroma, followed by malty sweetness and a clean, fresh finish, 5% Icicle Brewing Enchantments #6 – Cashmere: Brewed with a ridiculous amount of Cashmere, Citra, Mosaic, Idaho 7 and Simcoe hops, this hazy IPA offers notes and aromas of white peach, ripe mango, passionfruit, pineapple, and melon, 6.7% Firestone Walker Brewing Double Mind Haze: A pillowy soft

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program 4/20 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. Hey, so long as you consume responsibly and don’t drive afterward, of course. But there are things happening on 4/20 that are a bit more, shall we craft beer oriented, such as drinking beers that are “dank,” a term that means pungent, funky and odoriferous, to both good weed and very hoppy IPAs. Dank means an

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Sweet 16

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Bethany and Amber launch the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Sweet 16! Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Sweet 16 BETHANY: It’s been 19 days since Peaks & Pints launched the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs, and everyone is doubling up. People are singing Van Halen’s double entendre “I’m Your Ice-Cream Man,” double dating at the newly re-opened Tacoma Art Museum, buying double cab trucks, doubling the size of their apartments with monochromatic colors, sipping double shot espresso, and pranking with double whammies. I’m Peaks bartender Bethany

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 19

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 19 JUSTIN: Beginning tomorrow, we’ll cut the field of 64 South Sound burger joints to the Sweet 16. Deep runs in the 2021 Peaks & Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs can provide national exposure to double IPAs that casual fans may have overlooked during the regular season. Often, these beers have unique names that can stick with us for years. Who can forget Stackin’ Hay from Farmstrong Brewing in 2017’s Tournament of Washington IPAs? Or how about Buzz Buzz Coffee out of Salmon River Brewery in the 2018

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Instagram Outsider: High Five Day, Pet Day, Pro Peterson Bro-Bros

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Instagram Outsider: High Five Day, Pet Day, Pro Peterson Bro-Bros From National High Five Day to National Pet Day, from Peterson brothers in the kitchen to photos of sunny Tacoma, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: High Five Day, Pet Day, Pro Peterson Bro-Bros.   View this post

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Animal Crackers On The Fly

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Back in the day, Peaks & Pints remembers buying a box of Barnum Animal Crackers — with the caged animals depicted on the box and the thin string from end to end — and on the box it read, “Do not eat if seal is broken.” When we opened the box, sure enough, the seal cracker was split in two. We threw the box away. Today is National Animal Crackers Day and we’re going to give the process another shot. For the uninitiated, Animal Crackers refer to a type of small cookie baked in the shape of circus or zoo

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Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock 4.17.21

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Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock 4.17.21 Pro Tip: If Peaks & Pints bartender Justin Johnson asks, “Is there anything else you need before I clock off,” and you say, “Yes, please grab the new Gigantic and E9 collaboration IPA and climb and staircase made of the IPAs that arrived in the last two days,” he’ll do it. Now on to Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock 4.17.21 Gigantic Brewing Stretchin’ Out: Collaboration with E9 Brewing, this dank, slightly sweet double IPA tunes in with true West Coast style with pine and an herbaceous finish, 7.6% Ferment Brewing

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Varietal On The Fly

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Chris Baum, John Cope, Chad Roberts, David Paulson, and Karl Vanevenhoven opened Varietal Beer Co. in April 2018 in the Port of Sunnyside between Yakima and the Tri-Cities in Eastern Washington. The ownership all had a variety of dreams and life goals, but their Venn diagram centered on owning a brewery in the Yakima Valley. After earning the Enterprise Challenge held annually by the Yakima County Development Association and the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, Varietal became a thing. They knew they couldn’t launch with their dream wild ales, so they add a variety of other beer styles to get

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 17

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Erin, left, and Sarah Jane discuss the Sounders and Second Round action during the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 17 SARAH JANE: Four years ago, Peaks & Pints challenged 64 Washington state IPAs to enter tournament-style beer battle, hops versus hops, the deserving winner crowned best IPA in the state. Four years later, and top porters, pilsners and flagships consecutively awarded, the tradition continues. It’s Double IPAs, baby! ERIN: Such a basic recipe: hop-centric and assertive both in aroma and flavor

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday April 16 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday April 16 2021 What makes you happy? If you said a swell $1,000 Aeron chair and a shiny new Apple Watch and extra-long saki-infused lunch breaks and free long-distance to Kathmandu when the boss ain’t paying attention, well, you’re absolutely right, but you are also, hopefully, including today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers! ART: Tacoma Art Museum officially reopens to the public today with new exhibitions to showcase in person since debuting online. South Sound Selects: Community Choices from the Collection, which opened virtually in November 2020, broadens the curatorial voice at TAM

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Skookum On The Fly

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It was 2007 when Ron and Jackie Walcher opened Skookum Brewery down a dirt road near Arlington. Today, Skookum head brewer Hollis Wood and his small team churn out “big bold strong” craft beers in a giant facility with a popular taproom down the street from the Arlington Airport — managed by an angel, a big, bearded lovable man named “Angel.” Skookum Brewery brews beers that are locally sourced, with more than 90 percent of their barley grown and malted in state, on equipment predominately purchased locally including several pieces made in Washington state. Today, Peaks and Pints presents a

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 16

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Erin, left, and Sarah Jane call the Second Round action during the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 16 SARAH JANE: Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the 2021 Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs from the historic Proctor District in beautiful Tacoma, Washington. I’m Peaks and Pints bartender Sarah Jane and I’m thrilled to be calling today’s games with my fellow bartender, Erin. ERIN: Thanks Sarah Jane! You can think of a double IPA as a

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Pink Boots 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 14th 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 Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 15

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Bethany and Sarah Jane discuss the Second Round of the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 15 SARAH JANE: For the last two weeks Peaks & Pints presented you with a compelling question: Who brews the best double IPA in the Pacific Northwest? And you have responded in multitudes. Sick days have been used. Friendships have fallen apart. Maltsters and hop farmers living together — mass hysteria! BETHANY: We’re into day two of the Second Round. Our Tournament introductions are shorter. We’re

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 4.14.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 4.14.21 Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 4.14.21 has beers for sunshine drinking — well, maybe not the 17.5% Evil Twin crazy stout. Cheers! Bosk Brew Works No Ceilings: A Pink Boots collaboration, this West Coast IPA is brewed with a touch of caramel malt for color and a lot of the Pink Boots Blend of Cashmere, Ahtanum, Citra, Loral, and Sabro hops for a burst of citrus and tropical flavor with a cedar undertone, 6.5% Decadent Ales Lil’ Gushy: IPA brewed with orange purée, 6.2% Evil Twin Brewing ET Left Home

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Pineapple Notes On The Fly

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Where IPA fans might have once chosen a beer based on strength — regular; potent imperial; lower-alcohol session — there’s now a veritable tropical fruit salad of flavors to choose from: pineapple, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, tangelo, prickly pear. After Ballast Point began adding fruit flavors to their Sculpin IPA, brewers began experimenting with different IPAs, using a Belgian yeast to impart fruitiness, playing around with fresh pineapple juice and organic extracts, and brewing with hops that produce tropical flavors such as Sabro, El Dorado, Galaxy, and Strata. Peaks & Pints continues our sunshine-inspired to-go beer flights; today it’s IPAs that

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Second Round

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Nicole, left, and Sarah Jane discuss Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Second Round match-ups. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Second Round SARAH JANE: Now it’s getting exciting. The Galaxy hops are really starting to fly, and the Munich malt bags are piling up so high you could build a Hofbräuhaus. OK, so that’s a dumb analogy. Point is: This is serious! NICOLE: Today the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPA officially kicks off its Second Round, meaning 32 doubles IPA brewed in Washington and Oregon remain, and

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Peaks & Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.13.21

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Peaks & Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.13.21 Today’s Peaks & Pints New Beers in Stock: 4.13.21 is sure to bring an extra ray of sun to your already sunny day! Aslan Brewing Ginger Rye: American Pale-ish inspired by the Moscow Moose cocktail with subtle ginger and rye, plus lime on the finish, 5.4% Little Beast Brewing Circle Cutter: This IPA offers pineapple, tangerine, and orange citrus, amplifying the natural fruit characteristics from Trident and El Dorado hops, 6.5% Little Beast Hot Break: Thirst-quenching, clean, and crushable tart ale with a bright, lemony and passion fruit character, with distinct notes

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday April 13 2021

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Amber and Bethany are calling the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs games at peaksandpints.com. 6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday April 13 2021 Ah, sunshine. It’s refreshing as a banana split in hell, cloudless as a forest nymph’s dream of spring. This week’s sunshine will make you look around the city and sigh in a swooning, maybe-the-world-isn’t-as-miserable-as-I-thought kind of stunned bliss. Here is today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Enjoy! TOURNAMENT OF BEER: Lo and behold, today marks the closing of the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs First Round. After

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Lagers On The Fly

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Lagers have seen a resurgence of late. Almost every brewery makes at least one, from the American light lagers modeled on Bud, Miller and Coors, to the ever-present pilsner, to more interesting varieties like dunkels, dopplebocks and marzens. This wasn’t the case five years ago, however, for several reasons. For starters, since lagers typically take at least a month to ferment, as opposed to two weeks for ales, most quickly growing breweries focused instead on keeping their taprooms full of the more popular hoppy ales. Lagers can also be finicky if a brewery lacks specialized equipment, and they remind some

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 13

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Amber and Bethany team up again to bring you Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs action. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 13 AMBER: Lo and behold, today marks the closing of the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs First Round. After today’s battles the bracket will be officially down to only 32 Northwest brewed double IPAs, and the competitions are becoming fiercer by the hop addition. Honestly, if it gets any more exciting we’ll start to understand why Dick Vitale is always yelling. Plus, we’ll be really

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Lemon Lime

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The relationship between limes and lemons is more complex than meets the eye. They belong to the same family, but the smaller lime is actually a predecessor of the lemon, and stems from a different continent, where the lemon can’t grow. Lemons, scientifically known as Citrus limon, originate from limes, Citrus aurantifolia. They were originally developed as a two-step hybrid, first between the lime and the citron in India and Pakistan, and the second (lime with pummelo) in the Middle East. They were introduced to Europe by Arabs in Moorish Spain in the year 400, before being introduced to Northern

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 12

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Bethany, left, and Amber discuss today’s four games in the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 12 AMBER: Double IPA brewing isn’t rocket science. Combine water, grains, hops and yeast and enjoy. But hidden within those four elements is a complexity that defies the short ingredients list. Making a double IPA is garage play; making a great double IPA is another thing entirely. Opening a discussion on which Pacific Northwest breweries are making delicious double Ipas serves as our mission for the

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Instagram Outsider: National Beer Day, Mullet Party, Pattie Gonia

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Instagram Outsider: National beer Day, Mullet Party, Patti Gonia From Dead Guy trail rules to Pattie Gonia trail rules, from Mullet Party to National Beer Day, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. Until we meet back here again next week, enjoy Instagram Outsider: National beer Day, Mullet Party, Patti Gonia.   View this post on Instagram   A post

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Ecliptic Dry Fly Scotch In or Out

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Dry Fly Distilling is a Spokane-based, award-winning, small batch craft distillery that is a true farm to bottle operation. When Dry Fly’s vice-president of sales and marketing, Terry Nichols, reached out to Ecliptic Brewing owner and brewmaster, John Harris, about Dry Fly’s “Cask and Release” project where they send freshly dumped whiskey barrels to a brewery for a barrel-aged beer, then the brewery sends the barrels back for Dry Fly to refill with whiskey. Harris gave the thumbs up. “Our Magnetar Scotch Ale was the perfect base beer for these barrels,” says John Harris in a news release. “It’s a

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 10

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Peaks & Pints bartenders Sarah Jane, left, and Erin check out the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs big board. Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs April 10 SARAH JANE: Beginning April 14, we’ll cut the field of 64 Northwest brewed double IPAs to 32. April 20, it’ll drop to the sweet 16. Two days later, the Great Eight, then the Final Four and April 24 we’ll announced the winner of Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs — picked by you, of course, through online voting. Because of COVID, we’re

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday April 10 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday April 10 2021 Ever wonder if that old book in your attic is worth something or just a 1950s copy of a valuable book? Us too. Now onto today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers! MARKET DAY: For the first time since 2019, April feels full of hope — and fresh produce. Unlike last year, at the start of the pandemic, the Proctor Farmers Market opened on time and it was a beautiful thing. The overall energy of the place buzzed with spring fever. The Market returns today, like it will every Saturday until

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Cinnamon Beer On The Fly

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It’s National Cinnamon Crescent Day. Weird, right? How is this baked good not celebrated in the fall? The crescent-shaped dough is filled with sugar, cinnamon, and butter then rolled, shaped, and baked to a golden-brown deliciousness. Jerry Seinfeld puts it perfectly in the Seinfeld episode “The Dinner Party.” He says, “People love cinnamon. It should be on tables at restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime anyone says, ‘Oh, this is so good. What’s in it?’ the answer invariably comes back: cinnamon. Cinnamon. Again and again.” Peaks & Pints celebrates National Cinnamon Crescent Day the only way we know how —

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 4.9.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 4.9.21 New beer is here and the Peaks & Pints cooler is packed to the brim with must have brews! Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 4.9.21 has the latest from Alesong, Mirage, Stoup, Twin Sisters, and Wayfinder. Cheers! Alesong Brewing & Blending Mocha Rhino Suit: A blend of imperial stouts aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels and finished on hand-selected and freshly roasted Nicaraguan coffee and Honduran cocoa nibs from the local artisans at Coffee Plant Roasters and Chocolate Alchemy for notes of vanilla and coconut marrying with flavors of dark

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