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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Silver City

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Like Wise Men and Santa Claus, Old Scrooge is de rigueur for the holiday season. The tale in all its 21st-century Bremerton splendor comes to life courtesy of Silver City Brewery, which has been producing the Old Scrooge beer adaptation of the classic old ale and barleywine since 2009, replete with long boil time, cool fermentation, and extended aging. You know the story by heart, so no need to recap it here. Suffice it to say, it’ll warm your heart and entire body. Encore: In addition to Silver City’s Old Scrooge Christmas Ale 2023, Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Scrooge Christmas

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Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Compass Rose chocolates

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Compass Rose in Tacoma’s Proctor District carries delicious Kelly’s Chocolates. Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Compass Rose chocolates Let’s pair a Proctor District stocking stuffer with a holiday peppermint stout Proctor is a boutique Tacoma neighborhood centered around North 26th Street and Proctor Street. It’s a small district packed with locally-owned and operated niche stores in which every detail — every window display, bushel of fresh produce, or interior cheer — is carefully curated for customers. Once again, the Proctor Business District dons candy cane stripes and white lights for their monthlong “Meet Me At Proctor’s

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Varietal Beer Company

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In April 2018, after homebrewing and working in professional breweries and hop farms in the Yakima Valley, and two years of raising money and building, Chris Baum, John Cope, Chad Roberts, David Paulson, and Karl Vanevenhoven opened Varietal Beer Co. 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

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 12.5.23

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 12.5.23 It’s gray and rainy. Thankfully, the Peaks & Pints cooler is stocked with new arrivals. Here are a few to get you started. Cheers! BARREL-AGED ABOMINABLE, Hopworks Brewery: Annual special release of last year’s Abominable Ale winter ale aged in whiskey barrels for 9 months for creamy caramel and candy forward, and boozy on the back, 10%, 16oz BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER CHRISTMAS BEER, Evil Twin Brewing: Hazy, double dry-hopped double IPA with big juicy notes of tropical fruit and orange zest, 8%, 16oz BRU SKI PATROL DARK LAGER, Dru Bru: Munich-style

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Repeal Day

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Flash back to the Roaring Twenties, when America was amid Prohibition: Booze was banned, stealthy speakeasies adorned Tacoma, and the Paramount Theatre sat in Tacoma’s Proctor District, which in 2016 became Peaks & Pints bottle shop, taproom, and eatery. Prohibition, the law that prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol in the United States, was ratified as the 18th Amendment on Jan. 16, 1919, and went into effect on Jan. 16, 1920. Dec. 5, 1933, passage of the 21st Amendment, brought an end to Prohibition. You might think there are already enough reasons to party in December. You might

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Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Blue Mouse Gift Card

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Blue Mouse Theatre is screening holiday movies this week. Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Blue Mouse Theatre Gift Card Let’s pair a Proctor District stocking stuffer with a sour beer! Elf Screens Tuesday night at the Blue Mouse Theatre. Blue Mouse Theatre In the early 1900s, John Hamrick opened the Blue Mouse Theatre for vaudeville and movies screenings in several Pacific Northwest cities, including Seattle in 1920, Portland in 1921, Corvallis in 1921, Astoria in 1922, downtown Tacoma on Broadway in 1922, and Proctor District Tacoma in 1923, which is the only

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Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Manny’s Place Prefunc

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Manny’s Place in Tacoma’s Proctor District makes delicious French Toast. Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Manny’s Place Prefunc Let’s pair a Proctor District stocking stuffer with a holiday barleywine! Manny’s Place Brett and Linda Armstrong, who formerly hosted amazing breakfasts at Alfred’s Cafe in the Dome District, now arise before sunlight to make breakfast from their Proctor District breakfast and lunch spot, Manny’s Place. Named after their pug, Manny, Manny’s is the perfect neighbor. Situated next door to Peaks & Pints, Manny’s and we borrow ingredients, glassware, paper products, and sweep and de-ice each other’s sidewalks.

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Bourbon County Variants

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Goose Island Beer Company first brewed their bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout in 1992 to commemorate the 1,000th batch of beer made at the company’s Clybourn brewpub. Ever since, Bourbon County Stout has grown into a highly anticipated annual release, dropping on Black Friday. When Goose Island concocted its first Bourbon County Brand Stout, the practice of barrel aging beer took an intoxicating turn. After three months inside used bourbon distillery barrels, the brew had a complex oak character from the wood and rich flavors from lingering whiskey — characteristics that made the Bourbon County Brand Stout an instant hit. Here

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Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Holiday Gifts, Beer and Cider

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Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Holiday Gifts, Beer and Cider Proctor is a boutique Tacoma neighborhood centered around North 26th Street and Proctor Street. It’s a small district packed with locally-owned and operated niche stores in which every detail — every window display, bushel of fresh produce or interior cheer — is carefully curated for customers. This year, the Proctor Business District dons candy cane stripes and white lights for their month-long “Meet Me At Proctor’s Peppermint Place” celebration. Peaks and Pints bottle shop, taproom, and restaurant has called Proctor home for more than seven years. We’re proud to be

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Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Olympia Coffee Prefunc

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Olympia Coffee Roasters in Tacoma’s Proctor District has stocking stuffers. Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: Olympia Coffee Prefunc Let’s pair Proctor District stocking stuffers with a Mexican hot chocolate inspired imperial milk stout. Olympia Coffee Roasters Tim Hunter and Terry Ziniewicz hired Sam Schroeder to bag coffee at their Olympia Coffee Roasters in Olympia. Schroeder, the company’s first employee, and Oliver Stormshak became the new owners in 2010 with expansion on the brain, which they did, including Tacoma’s version in the Proctor Business District. The coffee company’s trademark white motif allows for specific items to pop,

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Christmas IPAs

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Essentially, Christmas beer isn’t a style; it’s a tradition. Unlike pilsners or bocks, which have specific criteria, Christmas beer has no confines. Unless, of course, you refer to the guidelines from the Beer Judge Certification Program, which states its aroma should be “reminiscent of Christmas cookies,” appearance of amber to dark brown, and must taste “rich and malty.” The guidelines state “spices are required.” However, BJCP cites some brands as leading examples of Christmas beers that contain no spices. So now, how do we define Christmas beer? Simple — it’s a beer that was brewed as a gift. It may

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Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: True Muse meets Campfire Crowler

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Asa Bender shows off a red button-up blouse by Endless Rose available at True Muse in Tacoma’s Proctor District. Peaks and Pints Proctor Presents: True Muse meets Campfire Crowler Proctor is a boutique Tacoma neighborhood centered around North 26th Street and Proctor Street. It’s a small district packed with locally-owned and operated niche stores in which every detail — every window display, bushel of fresh produce or interior cheer — is carefully curated for customers. Every holiday season, the Proctor Business District dons candy cane stripes, and white lights for their monthlong “Meet Me At Proctor’s Peppermint Place” celebration. Peaks

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Dec. 1-7 2023

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Dec. 1-7 2023 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with markets and other seasonal activities all over town. Zoolights has opened, and the Winter Flower Show at the W.W. Seymour Conservatory opens Saturday. The Proctor District is all dressed up for the holiday season. The big tree is lit downtown. And Peaks & Pints’ 6-Pack of Things To Do will be wrapped up in a giant red bow throughout December. Cheers! FRIDAY, DEC. 1, CHRISTMAS BEER FLIGHT: You’re lagging in the Christmas spirit this year. Just like last year. And the year before.

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Peaks and Pints Christmas Beer Flight 12.1.23

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You’re lagging in the Christmas spirit this year. Just like last year. And the year before. Scrooging has always been your go-to reaction to the yuletide, but as you grow older, and more sentimental, it’s increasingly unacceptable to be crotchety and contrarian. It’s unsavory. So, Peaks and Pints decide to be proactive. We will elicit Christmas cheer daily through Dec. 24, as we are closed Christmas Day. By which we mean Christmas beer. We will dedicate our daily beer flight to holiday and winter beers. After all, Christmas is about nothing if not overconsumption, and you have a lot of

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.30.23

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.30.23 The 12-0 Washington Huskies will take on the Oregon Ducks in the 2023 Pac-12 Football Championship Game at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 in Las Vegas. Here are a few of the new arrivals in the Peaks & Pints cooler to pair with the game — either at Peaks & Pints or your home. Cheers! B-BOMB, Fremont Brewing: This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 8- to 12-year-old American oak bourbon barrels and is a blend of 9-, 12-, and 24-month-old barrel-aged Winter Ale, for distinct bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, toffee, and

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Doppelbock Duel

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Between the 14th and 17th centuries, the Northern German city of Einbeck was a brewing center and popular exporter of beer, but the Thirty Years War and a series of unfortunate brewery fires effectively ended the city’s dominance. The Einbeck style of beer was later recreated by the monks of Munich’s St. Francis of Paula church in the 17th century where Bavarian speakers corrupted the name “Einbeck,” leading to the modern “bock.” The monks fasted during the Lenten season, finding their nourishment from a stronger, heartier bock they referred to as “liquid bread.” The monks called this brew Salvator, Latin

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Pizza Pals

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There are many reasons why pizza is best shared with pals. For one, pizza is a social food — it’s meant to be shared and enjoyed with others. Additionally, pizza is a bonding food — whether you are sharing a slice or two over a casual conversation or gathering around a table for a more formal meal. And finally, pizza is just plain delicious — especially if it’s made at Fort George Brewery. Their pizza has a three-day dough preparation before adding truffle cheese, chipotle hanger steak, house-smoked pulled pork toppings, and other creative toppings, and then sliding it into

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Peaks and Pints Craft Flight: Hoppy Holiday Food Drive

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Hoppy Holiday Food Drive celebration and award presentation takes place at 6 p.m. tonight inside Peaks & Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District. The Douville Home Group launched the Hoppy Holiday Food Drive in early November asking 10 local breweries and cideries, and Peaks & Pints, to gather collect non-perishable food and hygiene items to support the Emergency Food Network. Indeed, 7 Seas Brewing, Cockrell Hard Cider, E9 Brewing, Fierce County Cider, Incline Cider, Narrows Brewing, North 47 Brewing, Odd Otter Brewing, Sig Brewing, and Wet Coast Brewing collected canned goods and monetary donations through today. Tonight’s celebration will include raffles

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Great Notion

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In 2016, James Dugan, Andy Miller, and Paul Reiter opened Great Notion Brewing and stunned Portland, Oregon with their New England-style IPAs and boundary-pushing culinary-style beers. The awards followed: World Beer Cup, GABF, Best of Craft Beer Awards, and Oregon Beer Awards, as well as the 2018 #1 IPA in America from Paste Magazine, Ripe IPA. Great Notion was the first Portland brewery to become known for hazies, and the controversial style, and traditionalists hated it. Now the traditionalists are all wearing Great Notion T-shirts. In addition to their hazies, the brewery’s barrel program offers award-winning American sour ales aged

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: 2023 Apple Cup

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The long-standing rivalry game between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State University Cougars kicks off for the 115th time at 1 p.m. today. It’s a year of lasts for the two teams, as UW prepares to leave the Pac-12 for a higher profile, although Washington State and Washington agreed in principle to a five-year continuation of the storied Apple Cup football series through at least 2028. Next year’s match-up will take place on September 14, 2024 at Lumen Field in Seattle, with the following four games alternating between the school’s campuses: 2025 (Pullman), 2026 (Seattle), 2027 (Pullman) and

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.24.23

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock 11.24.23 Go big for tomorrow’s Apple Cup! 4 CALLING BIRDS, The Bruery: Belgian-style dark strong ale with a festive blend of orange peel, allspice, nutmeg, and star anise, 11.1%, 750ml BLACK TUESDAY, The Bruery: Aged in bourbon barrels for deep, warming notes of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit, and singed oak, 19.4%, 750ml BOURBON COUNTY BRAND ANGEL’S ENVY STOUT, Goose Island: Imperial stout aged freshly emptied barrels that once held Angel’s Envy Kentucky straight bourbon. After aging in those for a year, the beer is transferred to a second set of

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Pray For Snow

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Peaks & Pints will throw a Pray For Snow Party at our craft beer and cider lodge at Basecamp Proctor in Tacoma tonight. We need to pray for snow! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its winter weather outlook, favoring classic El Niño conditions for Washington state. El Niño is a climate pattern associated with warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. It generally leads to higher chances of warmer temperatures and drier conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Winter will be warmer and much rainier than normal, with below-normal snowfall. Ugh, we seriously need to pray for

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Dark Days of Thanksgiving

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Once again, darkness descends on Peaks & Pints during Thanksgiving week, and it promises to be an eventful week with at scarce and salient selections from the dark side. Starting at 11 a.m. today and running through 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, some of the elusive elixirs that will course their ways through Peaks & Pints draft lines including darkness from AleSmith, Alaskan, Block 15, Breakside, Double Mountain, Fremont, Goose Island, pFriem, Stoup, The Bruery, and others. Peaks and Pints will be really dark Thanksgiving Day as we’ll be closed. In addition to the dark drafts, as well as daily

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock: 11.18.23

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Peaks and Pints New Beer in Stock: 11.18.23 More delicious liquid in the Peaks & Pints cooler and some new goodies on tap to enjoy while watching the games on our screens. BLENDED WITH LUMBER #1, Timber Ales: Barrel-blended imperial stout featuring a third imperial stout aged for 28 months in Elijah Craig 8-year blended with two-thirds fresh imperial stout, and then conditioned on Ugandan, Mexican and Comoros vanilla beans, 13.4%, 12oz BRAAAAAAAAINS – CITRUAS TWIST, Drekker Brewing: Pastry sour stuffed and then stuffed again with lemon, lime, orange, pear, and apple, plus super-secret smoothie treatment of sea salt, lactose,

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Peaks and Pints Apple Cider Day Flight

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When English colonists first arrived in North America, they enthusiastically embraced the wide range of wild fruits they found growing, from grapes to berries. Unlike back in England, however, edible apples were tough to find. The colonists quickly got to work on rectifying this situation, and as early as 1623 they were planting cider apples in New England from imported seeds. Apples flourished in the fertile soil and friendly climate, and soon everybody drank cider until the Industrial Revolution. John Adams began his days with a draft of hard cider. Plus, in the absence of money, hard cider became as

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday, Nov. 17-Tuesday, Nov. 21 2023

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Peaks & Pints hosts a wine night with Gilbert Cellars from the Yakima Valley Friday night. 6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday, Nov. 17-Tuesday, Nov. 21 2023 Try My Flugelhorn, Charlie Brown won’t screen this coming week but, of course, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will, though, with the sad kids-can’t-cook meal of toast, popcorn, pretzels, and jellybeans. OK, we get the joke. But even this makes no sense. Toast, we get. Pretzels, fine. But what kid gets to make his own popcorn (especially in 1973)? And where in the hell does one find jellybeans in November?

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Coffee

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File Under: Things that get you buzzed. Like many folks, you might be a slave to chemical rituals. Caffeine in the morning, and booze at night. In the name of efficiency, Peaks & Pints recommends combining the two at every opportunity. The pairing of roasted barley with roasted coffee is so natural; it’s almost surprising these stouts and porters didn’t catch on sooner. But coffee beers didn’t really start to percolate until the mid-’90s. But almost no one argues with the inspiration — porters and stouts tend to rely on a roasty malt bill already, conjuring subtle coffee aromatics and

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Anchorage Brewing

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A brewer with an international reputation, Gabe Fletcher, the head honcho at Anchorage Brewing, started his career at Midnight Sun, another Alaskan brewing company. After 13 years of helping cultivate an image of creating adventurous beers, Fletcher decided to part ways with Midnight Sun and strike out on his own. In 2011, Fletcher released his first Anchorage beer. Turns out Fletcher’s meticulous attention to detail and brewing expertise combined to make some amazing beer — from fresh-brewed hazy IPAs to mixed culture fermented fruit beers to barrel-aged stouts and barlywines. The brewery took off, eventually moving to its own brick and

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Dark Beers

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What makes a dark beer dark? It all comes down to the malts. Though all beer relies on malts (cereal grains that have been allowed to germinate, then dried to halt the germination process), dark beers are unique in their use of black and dark malts. These grains are heavily roasted to achieve the characteristic color as well as the caramelized, toasty flavors we love. The blanket term “dark beer” encompasses everything from classic styles like schwarzbier (a dark German lager) to the relatively new and trendy black IPAs. The most familiar dark beers, however, are generally billed as either

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Pine Notes

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Pine trees are evergreen, coniferous resinous trees growing 10-260 feet tall, with most species reaching 50-150 feet tall. Pines are long-lived, some shooting their first roots well before Jesus, before Rome, before most forms of civilization whatsoever. And the extra oxygen? Yes, pines filter countless pounds of CO2 though all those sun-dappled branches to make us healthier, And happier. Because of pine trees. We mean, clearly. Sadly, many millions live nowhere near a good, healthy clump of pine trees, much less a deep, funky forest that, within minutes of entering, works some feral voodoo on your id and makes you realize, with

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Peaks and Pints hosts Gilbert Cellars Night

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Gilbert Cellars will pour their Yakima Valley made wine at Peaks & Pints Friday, Nov. 17. Photo courtesy of Gilbert Cellars Peaks and Pints hosts Gilbert Cellars Night Steeped in Eastern Washington’s Yakima Valley history and mountaineering mythology, Gilbert Cellars is today owned by fifth-generation winemakers who are committed to building on the legacy of one of the first Gilberts in the valley, H.M. & Marion (Richey) Gilbert and their sons, Elon Gilbert, and military veteran and mountain climber, Curtiss Richey Gilbert. Peaks & Pints craft beer and cider bar, bottle shop and restaurant in Tacoma’s

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Big Bad Baptist Variants

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When Utah’s strict liquor and beer laws changed in 2008, entrepreneurs David Cole and Peter Erickson were able to pursue their longtime dream of opening Epic Brewing — a strong beer microbrewery in Salt Lake City, Utah, like those found in their home state of California. Having started an international aquaculture company in Utah in 1992, Cole and Erickson were no strangers to food and drink (and the art of making them well), so when they teamed up with acclaimed brewmaster and fellow beer geek Kevin Crompton, the trio immediately set to work brewing a carefully curated collection of strong

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 11.11.23

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 11.11.23 Celebrate surviving last night’s wind storm with Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock: 11.11.23. … FRENZGIVING, Bale Breaker Brewing: This supercharged West Coast IPA collaboration with eight Yakima Valley breweries offers pine and fruit aroma and flavor, 7.1%, 16oz BARREL-AGED CAMPFIRE SNACK, Lumberbeard Brewing: Imperial pastry stout brewed with graham crackers, marshmallow, peanut butter, cacao nibs, vanilla, and lactose, then aged in bourbon barrels, 12.7%, 16oz BLACKBEAK, Single Hill Brewing: Brewed with debittered black malt, this old school black IPA offers a nose of citrus hops, a smooth body, and notes

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Nov. 10-13 2023

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Nov. 10-13 2023 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! FRIDAY, NOV. 10 — BEER FLIGHT: Hops are one of Washington’s most prominent crops, their farmers powering the global brewing industry by growing almost 75 percent of the nation’s hop acreage in the state, almost all of which is in the Yakima Valley. A handful of craft breweries sit close to said

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Single Hill

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Hops are one of Washington’s most prominent crops, their farmers powering the global brewing industry by growing almost 75 percent of the nation’s hop acreage in the state, almost all of which is in the Yakima Valley. A handful of craft breweries sit close to said hops, including Single Hill Brewing. In August 2016, Ty Paxton and Zach Turner opened Single Hill in an old JC Penney Tire Center in downtown Yakima. The two first met at a cider pressing party that a mutual friend was hosting in 2013. Three years later, over pints at Bale Breaking Brewing, the two

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Blue Mouse 100th Anniversary

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In the early 1900s, John Hamrick opened the Blue Mouse Theatre for vaudeville and movies screenings in several Pacific Northwest cities, including Seattle in 1920, Portland in 1921, Corvallis in 1921, Astoria in 1922, downtown Tacoma on Broadway in 1922, and Proctor District Tacoma in 1923, which is the only Blue Mouse still operating. The name is said to have been inspired by a lounge in Paris, France, that screened talking pictures. Hamrick went on to own the Temple Theatre, the Music Box, and the Roxy Theatre in Tacoma. Four months after the Blue Mouse Theatre opened in Astoria, a

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Vice Beer

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Marketing brains Bria and beer nerd Michael Perozzo left their Juice Box beer bar and opened Vice Beer with Michael’s longtime beer nerd friend Cameron Johnson and his wife, Erica. Michael and Cameron hung out in the 1980s and ’90s enjoying Star Wars and other pop cultural touchstones of those eras. Located in the former Barlows Brewery Space in east Vancouver, Washington, Vice Beer names and designs their beers with cultural references from their two favorite decades. It made sense to move into Barlows’ old spot as Michael’s Zzeppelin agency did marketing and branding for Barlows, Bria ran Barlows’ taproom,

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Hoppy Holiday Food Drive 2023

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Good news! The Douville Home Group has, once again, launched the Hoppy Holiday Food Drive — this year asking 10 local breweries and cideries, and Peaks & Pints, to gather collect non-perishable food and hygiene items to support the Emergency Food Network. Indeed, 7 Seas Brewing, Cockrell Hard Cider, E9 Brewing, Fierce County Cider, Incline Cider, Narrows Brewing, North 47 Brewing, Odd Otter Brewing, Sig Brewing, and Wet Coast Brewing will be collecting canned goods and monetary donations through Tuesday, Nov. 28. with the final food count and celebration party at 6 p.m. inside Peaks & Pints. This event will

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Block 15 Beer

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There are a few Northwest breweries that crank out numerous different beers every week. Block 15 Brewing is one of them. And, the Corvallis, Oregon, brewery releases a wide variety of styles every week, too. Offering unique hop-forward ales, crisp lagers, Belgian-style brews, barrel-aged rarities, and one of the Northwest’s most extensive wild and sour programs, Block 15 produces a range of artfully crafted beers, brewed with a nod toward fresh ingredients and fresh thinking. The Block 15 barrage has arrived again to our Tacoma Proctor District craft beer lodge. It’s time for another in-house Block 15 flight, which we’re

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: RaR Muppets

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J.T. Merryweather and Chris Browhan opened Real Ale Revival, or RaR, on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland, in 2013. The two graduates of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School had left the Eastern Shore for college and followed careers elsewhere before taking their homebrewing hobby to the next level, and by next level we mean a professional brewery in an 80-year-old former pool hall and bowling alley with a goal of producing well-balanced American pale ales and Belgian inspired brews 10 barrels at a time. Today, Peaks & Pints offers an in-house flight of RaR’s Out of Order

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Bale Breaker brews Peaks and Pints 7th house beer, TrailBreaker IPA

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Flanked by Bale Breaker co-owners Meghann Quinn and Kevin Quinn, the team from Bale Breaker Seattle joined Peaks & Pints on our tour of Loftus Ranches in Moxie, Washington. Loftus Ranches in Moxee, Washington Bale Breaker brews Peaks and Pints 7th house beer, TrailBreaker IPA After Peaks & Pints brewed our house beer at Bale Breaker Brewing this month, we asked them if we could name it TrailBreaker IPA — not because our building’s circuit breakers have been an issue since we opened Nov. 1, 2016, not because their family farm and

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Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Adult Treats

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Halloween is pretty much the best. What’s not to love about a holiday that encourages you to eat excessive amounts of sugar while pretending to be someone else? There’s something so sweet about sweet. The cavemen knew it; they were willing to risk limbs and whatever other body parts weren’t covered in hair in order to grab honey from beehives. Over many, many thousands of years, the preferred form of sweet evolved from honey to all kinds of confections, including craft beer. Peaks and Pints Proctor Adult Treats will feature prime viewing of Proctor Treats children’s trick-or-treat 4-6 p.m. parade

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Pre-Halloween Pumpkin

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Pumpkins belong to the family of Cucurbitaceae. They are classified to Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita mixta, according to the texture and shape of their stems. Pumpkin is poor in taste and carbohydrates but high in vitamins, especially, provitamin A, antioxidants, and minerals, and it is mixed with nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice to improve of its sensory properties. Pumpkin is a vegetable, which is healthy and functional, being rich in phenolic compounds, flavonoids, and vitamins, and has a low energy. That’s all fine and dandy, but today is Monday, which means we offer an in-house cider flight.

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Fort George Dystopian Morning Light

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You fancy, Fort George Dystopian Morning Light Imperial Stout. Fancy Pants Sunday: Fort George Dystopian Morning Light Portability, recycle-ability, light prevention, price point, shatterproof — there are many reasons why breweries are pouring their bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts into 12-ounce cans instead of bottles. Sure, a bottle can be more presentable, but ultimately, it’s these reasons previously stated, and the juice inside, that count. Many beer enthusiasts don’t care about package size stating if the beer is delicious, they don’t care if it’s stored in a Hello Kitty Thermos. Fort George Brewery, with collaborative help from

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