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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 26 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 26 2021 If your quarantine routine is getting stale, see below for our picks for today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers! TACOMA READS: As part of the Tacoma Reads program, Professor Carlos Gil, an emeritus professor of history at the University of Washington, sought to understand immigration by tracing his family’s history from the 1920s to the 1970s. In the process, he discovered the excitement, culture shock, inter-family conflict, and questions of identity that many immigrants face when seeking a better life in another country. Based on his book, “We Became Mexican-American:

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Peaks for Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Single Varietals

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You’re an orchard farmer. You want to be a cidermaker. What are you going to plant? It’s a major financial investment. You need patience. The payoff is down the road. Do you plant for sweetness? Do you plant for floral? After all, cider making, for the most part, is a blender’s art, so planting for variety is key. Most of the ciders we drink today are a blend of base apples, aromatic apples, and cider or crab apples for acidity, tannins, structure and tartness. Peaks & Pints agrees, but we also believe that the first step to creating a good

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Instagram Outsider: Bemitten Bernies, Buffalucci, Butts

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Instagram Outsider: Bemitten Bernies, Buffalucci, Butts From all the Bernies to Todd The Bod, from new beer releases to nude butts release, 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: Bemitten Bernies, Buffalucci, Butts   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Peaks and Pints (@peaksandpints)  

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Peanut Butter Day On The Fly

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We celebrate just about every special occasion (i.e. birthdays, really good weeks and sometimes really bad weeks) with a cake. And while Tacoma dessert options are more than plentiful, we’ve somehow exhausted our local options (eating our way through Met Market’s whole cake menu in a few short months) and began thirsting for something new — something worth celebrating, which meant it needed to have craft beer. Happy National Peanut Butter Day! Seriously, it’s today. Skipping traditional desserts, we’re celebrating with a to-go beer flight that combines our love of nuts and craft beer. Go nuts over our Peaks and

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Western Red Main Line Red

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Western Red Brewing’s Main Line Red. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Western Red Main Line Red 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 (until pints return). 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

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday January 23 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday January 23 2021 Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future … On to the 6-Pack of Things To Do! CELEBRITY: Best known for originating the role of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in Broadway’s critically acclaimed show Hamilton, as well as earning a 2016 Tony Award nomination, Phillipa Soo will discuss her career and answer questions in the University of Puget Sound ASUPS Zoom Room. Soo can currently be seen in the film version of Hamilton and heard in the film Moana, and will soon appear with Peter Saarsgaard and Michael Keaton in Hulu’s Dopesick. 6

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Boneyard On The Fly

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In 2010, Boneyard Beer was launched in an old auto shop tucked away in the backstreets of Bend, Oregon’s historical district. Without any outside investors or major bank loans, Boneyard’s inception was unconventional to say the least. After decades in the brewing industry, owner Tony Lawrence built up a “boneyard” of old equipment he collected from 13 different breweries around the country. Alongside co-founders Clay and Melodee Storey, this second-hand brewing equipment was pieced together to brew the first batch of Boneyard Beer in May 2010. In July 2018, Boneyard opened a new taproom at 1955 NE Division Street in

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.22.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.22.21 Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.22.21 includes a few of the amazing beers that arrived at our Proctor District craft beer bar and bottle shop today. Cheers! E9 Brewing Todd The Bod: Slightly hazy IPA brewed and double dry-hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, Chinook, and Columbus, 7% Fort George Brewery Tender Loving Empire: This aromatic Northwest Pale Ale that glows with a tangerine hue, emanating harmonies of citrus, fortified by notes of pine, 6.3% Modern Times Wolf Dream: An easy-drinking hazy IPA brewed with Citra, Centennial, and Simcoe hops for juicy

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Polar Porters On the Fly

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The temperature has dropped, and below freezing temperatures are in the forecast. It’s time to stock up on porters. Once a staple of the craft beer movement, the porter is now a forgotten favorite. The style is often misunderstood, too; many believe dark beers are always heavy and strong. The porter can be inviting in its balance of malts and hops and its modest strength. The name itself is a reference to beer made famous by the hard-working masses. Porters of the London shipyards considered it their beer of choice as early as the 1700s. Thinness did the porter in

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday January 21 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday January 21 2021 Mask up, mourn our incalculable losses, remain vigilant and invite kindness at every possible turn. On we go with life and today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. … TACOMA LIGHT TRAIL: In the balcony of Tacoma City Ballet in the Merlino Art Center are the arches of seven Palladian windows. The tops of each window are illuminated like a shadow-box, each themed with a different ballet to celebrate the dance. On the Echoes app, “The Book of Goddesses” by Robert Paterson is performed by members of Symphony Tacoma painting a picture

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bend Brewing On The Fly

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Bend Brewing Co. was established in 1995 and is the second oldest brew pub in Bend. Located in historic downtown Bend, right on Mirror Pond, the ownership changed close to five years ago when Packy and Leslie Deenihan purchased the beloved brewery from Wendy Day. Since its purchase the new owners have added a massive outdoor space, added a northeast Bend production facility and hired former Three Creeks Brewing head brewer, Zach Beckwith. Prior to joining Three Creeks, Beckwith brewed at the former New Old Lompoc on Northwest 23rd Avenue in Portland. Beckwith brews some pretty avant-garde beers, as well

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.20.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.20.21 We all deserve a beer today … or three. Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.20.21 has your back. Cheers! Aslan Brewing Color of Sleep: Created as an homage to the legendary dark lager brewed by U Fleků in Prague, this dark lager has deep flavors of roasted pecans, dark chocolate, fresh-baked bread, and caramel, 5.2% Blackberry Farms Leather Britches English Porter: Brewed in collaboration with Heidi Geist of the 48 Beer Project this rich porter offers hints of fruit and dark chocolate, 6.4% Ex Novo Brewing Strat Your Stuff: Hazy

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday January 20 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday January 20 2021 We’re not crying! YOU’RE crying! Below, you’ll find our 6-Pack of Things To Do for today. MUSIC: Joseph Williams, Tacoma-born pianist, educator, Community Music faculty at the University of Puget Sound and artistic director of the “Music from Home” series speaks with William Chapman Nyaho, international prize-winning concert pianist and scholar, about classical repertoire of Africa in the UPS Schneebeck LIVE Zoom Room. The “Music from Home” series showcases underrepresented composers and visual artists and takes place on the property of Lakewood’s picturesque Lakewold Gardens. Join Williams and Nyaho as they

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Surly On the Fly

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Surly Brewing doesn’t settle. It’s what drove them to change the laws of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to allow breweries. It’s what drove them to convert a Brooklyn Center abrasives factory to a brewery in 2005. It’s what drove owner/veteran brewmaster Todd Haug to brew the aggressive, addictively bitter Furious IPA flagship. It’s what drove Surly’s owner, Omar Ansari, to go bar to bar, asking them to carry our beer. It’s what drove them to earn medals from the Great American Beer Festival and Best Brewery in America honors. It’s what drove them to build a state-of-the-art destination brewery in the

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 19 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 19 2021 That impossible electric moment when it all comes together in a white-hot pulse of OK sure why the hell not I’ll sing barbershop and drink with wolves and watch a sheep movie and all the other splendors that is today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. MUSIC: If you’re thinking that barbershop singing couldn’t be competitive enough or entertaining enough to hold your attention, check out American Harmony. The documentary follows barbershop royalty as they duke it out with the new kids on the block (not those NKOTB) during one of the

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Wolves On the Fly

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The news had scarcely gotten out that Peaks & Pints has wolves when the phone started ringing at state wildlife offices. “Surely you heard there’s a craft beer bar, bottle shop and restaurant in the Proctor District with wolves in their cooler!” screamed a Rainier drinker over the phone. “That’s ridiculous, and stop calling me Shirley,” quipped the ranger. State wildlife offices haven’t confirmed yet whether a pack of wolves has taken up residence at Peaks & Pints, although the prospect has created a stir in the Proctor District that hasn’t seen a regular wolf population in 200 years. “Frankly,

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Small Things In A Great Way

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“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration in Tacoma will, once again, bring the community together to celebrate today — “as a day on, not a day off.” The theme of year’s celebration is “Collective Voices/Collective Hope.” Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the city of Tacoma will present a virtual format of the celebration on multiple platforms. The new format will highlight the present and the future of Dr. King’s impacts on our community. The pre-recorded program will feature

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille Vandervelden 137

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You fancy Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille Vandervelden 137! Fancy Pants Sunday: Oud Beersel Oude Geuze Vieille Vandervelden 137 Brouwerij Oud Beersel dates back to 1882 in the town of Beersel in Flemish Brabant, a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. As the story goes, in 1880, Henri Vandervelden managed the fruit harvest for lambic brewery Brouwerij De Kroon in Uccle, Belgium. His experience at De Kroon gave him the necessary skills to continue on with his own brewery. Vandervelden opened his lambic brewery next door to a village shop with a

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Instagram Outsider: Brewery Pranks, Drink Local, Soft Octo

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Instagram Outsider: Brewery Pranks, Drink Local, Soft Octo From brewery pranks to flagship revamps, from Powerland to Snowpack, 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: Brewery pranks, Drink Local, Soft Octo.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Narrows Brewing Company (@narrowsbrewing)   View this

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Quads On The Fly

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The Belgian quadrupel is the strongest in a series of Trappist styles, beginning with the single (better known as an abbey), the dubbel (double) and the tripel (triple). Quads are the strongest of the Belgian beers, often more than 10 percent ABV. It’s a dark beer that ranges from black to deep red or garnet, with a rich bold maltiness that combines with yeasty hints of raisin, dates, figs, grapes and plums. The quad is not hoppy. It’s known for alcoholic warmth and a complex sweetness, with wine and liquor-like characteristics. Today, Peaks & Pints suggests a to-go flight of

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday November 16 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday November 16 2021 It’s true. Today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do offers illuminated dragons, Neapolitan stouts, straw hats class, stunts, folk music, and Galloping Gertie’s last night. Cheers! TACOMA LIGHT TRAIL: The Tacoma Light Trail is exactly that: a walking or driving trail around Tacoma’s downtown to see light art. The art – which ranges from projection mapping to video, illuminated sculpture and sheer blasts of light – is visible from the street in more than 50 locations through Jan. 24. An accompanying Sound Trail pairs local music, poetry or sound with each light

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Peaks and Pilots Program: Pastry Stouts On the Fly

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Chicago Tribune beer writer Josh Noel penned the term “pastry stout” in his recap of the 2018 the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer, or FOBAB, after finding a surprising number of cake and cookie-inspired beers — gingerbread, German chocolate cake, milkshakes, etc.— at the annual Chicago beer festival. What is a pastry stout? Stouts made with any number of baking ingredients, such as cinnamon, coconut, chiles, cacao nibs, (Noel also includes coffee in this mix, but Peaks and Pints thinks that’s crazy talk). Critics believe some of these beers have taken flavor additives too far and obscured the soul of good beer, but

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday January 15 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday January 15 2021 In short, Peaks & Pints 6-Pack of Things To Do reminds you that you are far from alone in your understanding that this is one hugely painful, incredibly difficult, unbearably gorgeous, terrifying, excruciatingly short life and sometimes the best you can hope for is to drink Trappist beers and watch MxPx and wonder at a man doing tricks with a bowling ball and enjoy the wildly animated, kaleidoscopic, convoluted, maddening, ever-morphing ride. Cheers! STUNT SHOW: Ever been hit in the head with a bowling ball? Matt Baker has. It’s his thing.

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Trappist On The Fly

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In a time where American craft beer is more obsessed with hazy IPAs, pastry stouts and sour ales, it’s refreshing to revisit Trappist ales, which Peaks and Pints will aiming our daily to-go beer flight toward, a flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Trappist On The Fly. Of the many thousands of beers produced around the world, only 14 monasteries — six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, and one each in Austria, Italy, England, France, Spain, and the United States — currently produce Trappist beer as recognized by the International Trappist Association. These beers are all brewed

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Western Red On The Fly

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Today, Peaks and Pints presents a to-go flight of Western Red Brewing beer brewed in Poulsbo, Washington. We’re not featuring the family-owned, lumber-themed brewery because we pour craft beer from a Western red cedar tap log, the namesake of the Denver and Marianna Smyth’s Poulsbo brewery, but rather the beer is good. With all due respect, the beer tastes like Head Brewer Denver has trained at several breweries. He hasn’t. He’s a lumber company owner and homebrewer turned who went pro in 2017 with a 1,500-square-foot brewing yard and family-friendly lumber-themed tasting room. The handle-bar mustached Denver and his family

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday January 13 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday January 13 2021 When you need a break from refreshing your various news feeds, turn to Peaks & Pints’ 6-Pack of Things To Do, from a Tacoma String Philharmonia Zoom performance of The Barber of Seville to The City of Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma virtual celebration of the Public Art Reaching Community, and from Ajax Gallery’s Tacoma Light Trail installation to a fundraiser for this year’s Monkeyshine, and more. Cheers! CLASSICAL: Barney Rubble belted it in the bath. Spongebob stole Squidward’s thunder by singing it underwater. And most famously, Bugs gnawed his way

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Champion Narrows On The Fly

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Narrows Brewing and their customers donated one ton of food to the Emergency Food Network to earn the 2020 Hoppy Holiday Food Drive trophy. The 15-barrel brewhouse perched on pilings above the Narrows waterway led a group of other greater Tacoma craft angels — 7 Seas, E9, Grit City Ciderhouse, Odd Otter, Sig, Wet Coast, and Wingman — in raising 3 tons of food as part of the month-long effort conceived by Catie and John Douville of Douville Home Group, and little ol’ Peaks & Pints chipping in some addition work. Narrows was crowned Monday night, seven-plus years after Scott

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Fort George Fields of Green (REGINALD)

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Peaks and Pints Tap List includes Fort George Brewery’s Fields of Green (REGINALD). Peaks and Pints Tap List: Fort George Fields of Green (REGINALD) 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 (until pints return). 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

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 12 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 12 2021 Thanks to everyone who contributed food and money to the Hoppy Holiday Food Drive. The community raised 3 tons of food for the Emergency Food Network. Now on to today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers! ADULT CONSERVATORY CLASS: Whether you’re exploring acting for the first time, renewing your passion for the stage, or continuing to develop your skills, Tacoma Arts Live’s Adult Conservatory Classes can help, beginning tonight. David Fischer, Tacoma Arts Live executive director (pictured), and Marilyn Bennett, founder and artistic director of Tacoma’s Toy Boat Theatre will lead

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Music Matters On The Fly

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Music matters, at least in the beer world. Few things go together like drinking craft beer and listening to music. It’s a combination so universal, it’s no wonder why brewers like to have their beverages associated with their customers’ favorite bands and artists. Some have even brewed beers with the style and artistry of these musicians in mind. In fact, Felipe Reinoso Carvalho, Ph. D., a researcher in Brussels who found you can enhance the flavor perception of your favorite brew by listening to the right jams. You’re constantly surrounded by sensory stimuli, like sound, sensation, scent, and color — all

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Backyard Harvest

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The idea is simple. A cidery reaches out to community members who had an abundance of apples. The cidery gathers the apples, presses them, and turns it into a cider based on the flavor of the town. More often than not, the hosts a community drinking party. The community “harvest” programs also reduce waste with this unique apple recycling program. By “harvest” Peaks & Pints means ciders that allow the apples and their native yeasts to speak of the land and climate where the fruit was grown, ciders that highlight the qualities of the apples themselves. We mean ciders made

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Single Hill Overstory

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You fancy Single Hill Overstory! Fancy Pants Sunday: Single Hill Overstory First there was nothing. Then there was Fancy Pants Sunday: Single Hill Overstory. In Peaks & Pints craft beer lodge, the air is filled with holiday music and hand sanitizer shout-outs. A woman caresses the Peaks & Pints Menefee 18-foot Norwegian spruce Christmas tree to check its freshness. The tree smiles. Its needles scent the air and a force hums in the heart of the wood. The woman pauses for a second as if she heard the tree speak. The tree is saying things. It

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Instagram Outsider: Smash Fest, Lucubrator in Boot, Nighttime Stories

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Instagram Outsider: Smash Fest, Lucubrator in Boot, Nighttime Stories From Smash Fest to Lucubrator in Boot, from new beer releases to dog pics, 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: Smash Fest, Lucubrator in Boot, Nighttime Stories.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tacoma

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bittersweet On the Fly

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Let’s trace the logic that finishes with Peaks & Pints’ National Bittersweet Chocolate Day to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Bittersweet On the Fly. Chocolate begins with the cacao tree, which grows in the tropics of America. The beans of this small evergreen are roasted, husked and ground into bittersweet (unsweetened) pure cocoa powder, which will lend a dark and bitter flavor to beer. Baker’s chocolate is the same as ground cocoa, except that oils have not been removed for a solid “cake” of unsweetened bitter chocolate, which must undergo a long and vigorous boil time to volatilize

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday January 9 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday January 9 2021 Peaks & Pints be open both physically and emotionally from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for all your sandwich, craft beer, cider and wine needs for today’s Seahawks Wildcard Game and pairing with 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers! MARKET DAY: For those who think grocery shopping is more fun with beer and cider, the Proctor Winter Farmers Market opens today featuring pastured meats, fresh fish, smoked salmon, winter squash, greens, apples, pears, hand and soft cheeses, fresh pasta, pickled vegetables, baked goods, plus Finnriver Farms & Cidery and Black

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Hoppy Dark Beers On The Fly

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A few days ago, Lowercase Brewing brought in their hoppy Russian imperial stout. Yesterday, Stone’s OG Sublimely Self Righteous and Hopworks Ace of Diamonds Imperial Black IPA landed. The Peaks & Pints cooler is rarely a cage fight for renegade roast versus hoptitude in a single can or bottle. After all, dark beers with a strong hop presence are not easy to brew. One of the complexities that makes hoppy dark beers difficult is flavor and perceived bitterness. The darker roasted grains have their own bitterness, and a very pronounced flavor. Darker beers are driven strongly by the malt profile,

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday January 8 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday January 8 2020 While most holiday light shows have gone dark, Tacoma Light Trail remains a bright spot in the local art world. Check it out and other ideas in today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. Cheers! TACOMA LIGHT TRAIL: More than 30 artists, arts organizations, businesses and downtown spaces have joined the Tacoma Light Trail, a brilliant display of both light and sound. The art ranges from projection mapping to video, illuminated sculpture and sheer blasts of light is visible in more than 20 locations, including Alma Mater. “Here at Alma Mater, alone,

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Omnipollo on the Fly

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Swedes Karl Grandin and Henok Fentie are fancy. Their beer is fancy, thanks to homebrewer turn mad scientist Fentie. Their label art is fancy, thanks to visual artist Grandin. They don’t brew much in Sweden, but they travel to fancy lands to brew their creative brews, many times with collaborating breweries. Since they founded Omnipollo in 2011, they keep a constantly curious, razor-sharp and fancy approach to everything they do. Today, we look at what fancy brewers can do in our to-go beer flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Omnipollo on the Fly. Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Omnipollo on

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.7.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.7.21 Peaks and Pints New Beers in Stock 1.7.21 has a lot of fun stuff that you don’t wanna miss! E9 Brewing French Lop is a dry hopped, can-conditioned saison with notes of grapefruit, lime and tropical fruit, 5.7% E9 Purdie Shuffle is a Czech-style amber lager with rich malt flavors and notes of bready caramel, 5.5% Fat Orange Cat Walkabout Peach Mango sour with a huge peach nose and the namesake on the tongue, 6% Marlowe Artisanal The Way Things Were Vermont-inspired hazy pale ale brewed with Warrior, Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, and

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Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock: 1.6.21

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Peaks and Pints New IPAs in Stock: 1.6.21 If you’re interested in drinking new IPAs that arrived to the Peaks & Pints cooler, then Peaks and Pints News IPAs in Stock: 1.6.21 has eight. … Abomination Brewing F*** 2020 is a slightly amped up version of the Connecticut brewery’s Fog hazy IPA series that is double dry hopped with Galaxy and Citra for dank and weedy flavors with a bitter finish, 9.1% American Solera DDH Terpy Citra hazy IPA, which gets its name from terpines — basically the essential oils found in hops — and Citra, the most citrusy aroma

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Tacoma Sandwich Special of the Day: Italian Barista

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Tacoma Sandwich Special of the Day: Italian Barista WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 2021: Today’s Tacoma Sandwich Special of the Day: Italian Barista features salami, pepperoni, ham, creamy pesto, white balsamic glaze, mozzarella, onion, and spinach on French bread. PAIRING: In terms of beer pairing, there’s right no right or wrong with this one, but Peaks & Pints recommends Lowercase Brewing Latte Lager (4%) infused with oatmilk and cold-press coffee. These are two things that are already great and work perfectly together. THING TO DO: Call ahead at (253) 328-5621 or order online on our homepage. Cheers! BONUS: Peaks & Pints would

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Brown Ales On the Fly

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Let’s address the obvious: even though the brown ale is named for its color, things aren’t quite that simple. To begin with, the hues of this commonly misunderstood style can actually range anywhere from dark copper or amber to deep brown or sometimes ruby. The term itself was first coined by London brewers and referred to a whole family of classic British varieties, such as their mild ale in the early 18th century. There are really two types of brown ales nowadays — the more traditional British brown and its Americanized cousin. British browns can be dark, rich and nutty,

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 1.5.21

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 1.5.21 It’s the fifth of January and here are five new beers to the Peaks & Pints cooler. Gotta be a good omen for the new year, right? We have some interesting beers in the Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 1.5.21 so let’s jump right into it! Breakside Brewery Sunset Pilsner is a collaboration with Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company from Buellton, California. “Kevin Ashford and his team at Fig Mountain make some of the best beer in all of California,” says Breakside Sunset Pilsner hype, “and we have long admired the

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 5 2021

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday January 5 2021 Resolve all you like. Lose 9 pounds, do more palates, get more sleep, don’t spit on the sidewalk, read 188 books in one year like honorary bartender Erika, buy a yak farm in Tasmania, be nicer to shrubbery. Absolutely. But, start slowly. Maybe do only one event in today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do and don’t spit on the sidewalk. Or, buy today’s beer flight and read a paragraph. Or, cheer a Tacoma Runner on as she or he runs by then read about yaks. Cheers! TACOMA LIGHT TRAIL: More than

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