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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday August 20 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday August 20 2020 You can’t find any clean clothes this morning. Out of toothpaste. Out of orange juice. Shoelace broke. And, of course, you are late. How did this happen? How did life end up lacking … so … much … luster? Where is the action/adventure/drama? That’s where 6-Pack of Things To Do comes in. We got this! RANDALL: Top Rung Brewing founder Casey Sobol is all about Lacey, Washington. It’s where his brewery resides — the only craft brewery in the city. He often responds to emergencies in Lacey, as he is also

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Georgetown Neighborhood On the Fly

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There was a day when Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood wasn’t as hip. A neighborhood geographically disconnected from the rest of the city, Georgetown was populated mostly with dives and holes in the wall. And it was industrial ― a hub for trucking companies and design wholesalers with fossil fuels and train tracks thrown in. Seattleites already had hip and happening Belltown and Ballard; they weren’t about hang in Georgetown. But then something unexpected happened: big name culinary icons and established brands moved in to set up shop in Georgetown. The breweries followed, led by Georgetown Brewing. Today, among the vintage shops,

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Fig Tree

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is the fig tree at North 46th and North Baltimore in North Tacoma on the edge of Ruston. Photo credit: Kate Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Fig Tree “Figs are abounding right now and you can see some great examples around town, including an especially nice one at North 46th and North Baltimore,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “Figs are now considered by some to be the first domesticated plant, possibly as early as a 1,000 years before wheat. The “fruit” that we eat is actually a syconium, or

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday August 19 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday August 19 2020 Get your oversized steins ready. Peaks & Pints offers a to-go flight of Oktoberfest biers for das house as part of today’s 6-Pack of Things To Do. MUSIC: Northwest jazz guitarist Michael Powers is a musician’s musician whose work has continually progressed far beyond the standard jazz genre. Born in New York and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, Powers took up the guitar to strengthen his wrist after a skateboard accident. After graduating from Berkeley High at 15, he relocated to the Emerald City where he continued his musical

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Hotoberfest On The Fly

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The party began in October 1810, when a great horse race was organized to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Everyone had so much fun that it was held again, and eventually became an annual event, dubbed “Oktoberfest” in 1872. It has since evolved into a 16-day Munich blowout in late September and early October. Oh, to be in that great mass of humanity, dancing to the throbbing polka beats, scarfing down sausage, kraut, and strudel, and most of all, imbibing from the holy grail … er, stein. … Not this year, obvs. Peaks

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday August 18 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday August 18 2020 Happy Tuesday! As clear as the sun in the summer sky, Peaks & Pints’ 6-Pack of Things To Do is more than a feeling. OPENING DAY: Following a more than 9-month hike through steep construction and COVID-19-related delays for inspections, relying on selling just whole beans, Quincy and Whitni Henry are welcoming guests into their coffee campground today. Campfire Coffee is open for business in downtown Tacoma, pouring the coffee they roast over an open campfire flame. As you can imagine, Campfire Coffee’s 1,400-square-foot shop sports an outdoor theme with forest

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Block 15 On The Fly

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Block 15 Brewing wasn’t the first brewery in Corvallis, that honor goes to Oregon Trail Brewery, which homebrewer Jerry Shadomy opened in 1987. Nick and Kristen Arzner were on Oregon Trail’s tail 21 years when they opened Block 15 in the 1926 Gazette-Times newspaper building, just blocks away from Oregon State University and its prestigious Fermentation Science program. The Arzners took full advantage of Willamette Valley’s agricultural abundance, which, of course, includes hops. Block 15 built a reputation for first-rate IPAs and other hop-forward ales, rock-solid renditions of classic recipes from around the world and a dazzling variety of Belgian-style

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Monday August 17 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Monday August 17 2020 HAPPY MONDAY! Peaks & Pints’ 6-Pack of Things To Do is putting some sass into an 87-degree day! ANIMALS: The revving of engines, stoplights blinking incoherently at passersby, the soft roar of the port beneath a starlit sky … it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. It’s easy to forget that nature is all around us. The flora and fauna is often lost … a mere speck of life outside the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is open with all the safety precautions. Go visit

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Peaches

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In 1982, Pres. Ronald Reagan proclaimed August “Peach Month” and called upon the people of the United States to incorporate this nutritious fruit into their diets, and call upon interested groups to celebrate this month with appropriate programs and activities. Therefore, Peaks & Pints will incorporate peaches into our weekly Monday cider flight; stop by for Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Peaches. The peach (Prunus persica) is a species of Prunus native to China that bears an edible juicy fruit also called a peach; today they are grown in numerous countries. Whatever. The queen of all stone fruits makes

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider: Batsquatch Winner, Pogo Calagione, Apple II

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider: Batsquatch Winner, Pogo Calagione, Apple II From Rogue ales Instagram contest winner to Sam Calagione on a pogo stick, new beer releases to a beautiful night shot of Tacoma, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of our favorite 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. (Over your mouth and nose. And stay away from people.) Until we meet back here again next

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 8.15.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 8.15.20 Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 8.15.20 offers a plethora for summer drinking. AleSmith Brewing ALESMITH FOR HOPE: AleSmith’s Fundraiser for COVID-19 affected San Diego community, this IPA is packed with intense aromas of pineapple, citrus and tropical fruits. 7.5% Block 15 Brewing ANIMAL COOKIES: This hop circus ale is packed with sticky, pungent hops for pineapple, tangerine, mango, pine, and dank herbs. 7% PEACH PUNCH: Hazy IPA collaboration with Great Notion with prominent peach and tropical hop notes, alongside bright citrus and a hint of vanilla. 7% RIDGEBACK RED: Normally

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday August 15 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday August 15 2020 These are strange and challenging times. But we still have plenty to celebrate. Let’s do so as we work to build a better and more just future together. Enjoy 6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday August 2020. Cheers! SMALL SIDEWALK SALE: What may appear to be a mild-mannered store offering auctions and antiques seems to be hiding a little secret from you as Sanford & Son opens up to hallways and floors of good stuff. Actually, the Middle Floor Merchants aren’t so secret, with the bubble-gum-bright walls and signs on the

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Chillaxin’ Beers On The Fly

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Tomorrow it will be in the mid-90s. And when it gets this hot, there isn’t much to do. You can’t seek out the closest movie theater for the afternoon show and hide in the darkness like a vampire. You can’t book a flight to Antarctica. But, you can float down a river. There are very few summertime diversions as splendid and spectacular as tubing: a voyage that takes you down a sometimes robust and rocky waterway that, at other bends and stretches, slows to a sluggish pace that allows you to examine the leaves in the trees above or the

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday August 14 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday August 14 2020 Summer may be winding down, but this area’s cultural activities are just winding up. Gig Harbor hosts concerts; Fort Nisqually opened the gate; Central Co-op has added a movie theater. Keep reading for six things to do today — some virtual, some in person, some free, some paid — and all worth your time. Enjoy 6-Pack of Things To Do: Friday August 14 2020. POP-UP DRIVE-IN MOVIE: There are certain cultural touchstones that we’ve all agreed are part of the human experience (whether we like them or not), and familiarity with

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tacoma Beer Characters On The Fly

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By now you’ve read everything you need to know about COVID-19. And yet that seems to change almost hourly, and in a way that’s nearly impossible to keep up with: What services remain available and at what hours; with whom can you socially network and at what distances; is this bug going to make our asses explode like a merciless volcano (why do we need all this toilet paper); and finally, do we own any Zoom shares, any at all? But something that has remained consistent, reliable, and pretty darn tasty is Tacoma’s local beer. Today marks our last salute

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday August 13 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday August 13 2020 It’s Thursday, hurrah! Enjoy 6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday August 13 2020! MEEKER MANSION TOUR: Ezra and Eliza Meeker immigrated by ox-drawn wagon to Oregon Territory from the Mid-West in 1852 over what would later be immortalized as the Oregon Trail. They moved to the Puyallup Valley in 1862 with their young children and began subsistence farming. By the early 1880s Meeker was a wealthy hop merchant with a branch in London selling hops on the world market. Meeker Mansion was built in 1890 for Puyallup’s first mayor … wait

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tacoma Beer Denizens On The Fly

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The kings of the beer geeks, in our book, are the brewery sales representatives, or beer reps as they are commonly known. It’s their job to know beer inside and out. They need the knowledge to have intelligent conversations with their boss, the brewery owner, the brewery’s brewmaster, as well as the distributor who, er, distributes their beer, the establishments that sell their beer and the consumers who attended their brewery promotions — the people who matter the most. Today, as part of Peaks & Pints’ Tacoma Beer Week 2020 memoriam — a weeklong celebration of Tacoma beer amidst the

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday August 12 2020

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The Whole Bolivian Army at Louie G’s, photo by Rain Attle 6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday August 12 2020 6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday August 12 2020 is your key to a screamingly successful hump day of fun within easy driving distance. MUSIC: Louie G’s Pizza’s brick oven creates delicious calzones and pies. The brick oven doesn’t kill the virus. Owners Katherine McDonough and Peter John Kesling will serve their last slice Aug. 29, but not before having some fun. The Fife pizzeria and music club hosts bands Watch Rome Burn and The Whole

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tacoma Historic Brewery District On the Fly

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As Peaks & Pints has noted the past three days; Tacoma Beer Week isn’t happening this year. But, you have enjoyed three days worth of local beer and cider as we have refused to let go of the beer week and have offered local to-go flights. Today, we keep the Tacoma drive alive with a to-go flight straight outta Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District: Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tacoma Historic Brewery District On the Fly. The area between South 17th Street to South Tacoma Way on the east side of downtown Tacoma was once home to some of the most

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 8.11.20

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Peaks & Pints bartender Spencer can’t believe pumpkin beers are in the house. Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 8.11.20 It’s a hot Aug. 11 in Tacoma, which means two pumpkin beers, a peanut butter chocolate milk stout and a thick hazy freakin’ delicious double IPA are on par. Welcome to the Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock: 8.11.20 curveball. … Elysian Brewing NIGHT OWL: While most breweries have one or two pumpkin beers in the portfolio, Elysian brews more than a dozen, including Dark O’ the Moon, Night Owl, The Gourdfather and Blight.

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday August 11 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday August 11 2020 Today, you should explore your city. Explore Salmon Beach. Explore McKinley Hill. Explore the Three Bridges District. Explore Northend Tacoma. End the day watching the Mariners game with craft beer. SALMON BEACH TOUR: An elaborate gate marks the entrance to an overly long driveway. Then it’s a choice between one of two parking lots, where you abandon your vehicle and traverse a super-steep hillside. Eighty-two houses, all built on stilts, line the water’s edge at Salmon Beach from just downhill from Ft. Nisqually to the southern entrance of the Nelson Bennett

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tacoma Beer Week-ish IPAs On The Fly

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With the pandemic crisis making a traditional celebration impossible, Tacoma Beer Week organizers have canceled Tacoma Beer week 2020, which would have kicked off last Saturday. With so many unknowns, constant restriction changes, and brewery business model restructurings, TBW organizers didn’t want to gamble on public safety and lean resources. Peaks & Pints completely agrees with the decision. But, we’re not about to let the Tacoma beer centric week be forgotten. Today is day three of a week full of Tacoma Beer Week-ish to-go flights. Today, take home several local IPAs in our Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tacoma Beer

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Southern Magnolia

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is the Southern magnolia just south of North 37th Street on North Gove close to St. Luke’s Memorial Episcopal. Photo credit: Kate Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Southern Magnolia “Walking is a wonderful way to discover trees,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “I have been trying to walk more and on a recent walk, I passed this sweet Southern magnolia tree on North Gove Street just south of North 37th. What really caught my eye were the showy white flowers, which typically appear in the spring, and here we are

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Monday August 10 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Monday August 10 2020 While there is certainly something about summer that screams no rules, when it comes to this one there are more than ever, which can make it tough to envision a season of any kind of fun. After all, who wants to stay indoors 24/7 when the sun is out? Peaks and Pints presents 6-Pack of Things To Do: Monday August 10 202 — six things to do today safely, some indoors and some outdoors. MOVIE: The long, storied journey of the great singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot receives the big screen treatment in

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Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Pierce County

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Ultimately, cider is a regional product, and not every part of the country has access to the best varieties of apples to make it. Even if a grower planted an orchard today, it would be at least seven years before those trees produced their first fruit. Not only are Washington and Oregon two of the country’s biggest states for beer and wine, but the Pacific Northwest is leading the way with craft ciders, too. It makes sense, especially as Washington leads the nation in apple production (171 million bushels in 2018). Since it’s Monday, and Tacoma Beer Week is canceled,

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 8.9.20

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 8.9.20 Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 8.9.20 offers a six-pack of new Cascade Brewing, E9 Brewing and Old Schoolhouse beers for your Sunday. Cascade Brewing & Barrel House NECTARINE DREAM 2019: This limited project is a blend of sour blond and wheat ales aged in oak wine barrels for up to 14 months with fresh nectarines and a late infusion of nectarine and peach noyaux. Expect ripened Pacific Northwest fruit that imparts flavors of fresh nectarines, tropical fruit, gummy candies and stone fruit preserves. 6.8% PATIO PARADISE: This sour wheat ale

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider: IPA Day, Table Tennis, Ghost Barn

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider: IPA Day, Table Tennis, Ghost Barn From National IPA Day to International Beer Day, new beer releases to rogue train cruising on Hilltop, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of our favorite Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints for your chance to be featured. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. (Over your mouth and nose. And stay away from people.) Until we meet back here again next week, cheers to you!   View this post on Instagram   Saturday

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Tacoma Beer Week On The Fly

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Tears fill the Tacoma streets. As if the virus decimating your 401k and canceling your Mexico cruise wasn’t bad enough, now it has canceled your beer week. Tacoma Beer Week should have begun yesterday. It didn’t. The reasons are obvious. The sadness is even more obvious. Tacoma loves it some beer. As far back as when Job Carr stirred wort alongside the banks of Commencement Bay in 1865 to the earliest laborers frequenting after-work saloons in the 1890s to the artisan breweries popping up today, our city has had a love affair with beer. It is only natural that with

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday August 8 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday August 8 2020 The goal is to reclaim a little space for yourself. We’re all dealing with a lot. There is work to be done, but don’t underestimate the weight of it all. Find a way to do something fun with our 6-Pack of Things To Do: Saturday August 8 2020, even if it’s just a pass or two through a sprinkler on a hot afternoon. Summer isn’t canceled; it’s just not what we expected. PROCTOR SIDEWALK SALE: These days, what with the trendiness of vintage stores and everything looking like it got fished

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Creamsicle On The Fly

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Nothing elicits childhood memories of lazy summertime days quite so well as an orange creamsicle from the ice cream truck. Lucky us — craft brewers and cidermakers were kids once too. They use a few different tools to achieve the vanilla-orange combination beers and ciders. Many use citrusy hops, especially Citra, to impart orange aroma and flavor, though breweries could also use orange zest or orange extract. The addition of vanilla bean or lactose (milk sugar) or both in the brewing process creates the ice-cream impression, and your brain’s hippocampus fills in the blanks until you reach our craft beer

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6-Pack of Things To Do Today: Friday August 7 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do Today: Friday August 7 2020 This was not the summer we asked for, but it’s what we have. Instead of bitching about missed afternoons in the stands at Cheney Stadium or your canceled trips to three-day music festivals, enjoy our 6-Pack of Things To Do: August 7 2020. Cheers! POP-UP DRIVE-IN MOVIE: Get out your poodle skirts and milkshakes, Tacoma. Channel your inner Grease character. Whether you’re a pink lady or T-bird, a new drive-in theater is coming to Northend Tacoma. Central Co-Op Tacoma will host a pop-up drive-in theater tonight. The store will remain open

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: International Beer Day On the Fly

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It feels like every week there’s another quirky beer holiday to remember, from Beer Can Appreciation Day in January to yesterday National IPA Day. Today is International Beer Day! Even if it sounds like a recently created holiday, we’re happy to use it as an excuse to build a to-go beer flight. Started in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California, International Beer Day is, as explained by its website, “a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders, and rejoice in the greatness of beer!” Indeed. Celebrating the passing of another work week? International Beer

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Peaks and Pints New Craft In Stock 8.6.20

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Peaks and Pints New Craft In Stock 8.6.20 We have stocked several new beers and a cider in the Peaks & Pints cooler. You might not have noticed but two of the new cans are from Nightmare Brewing. Their typical torture can art has been replaced with stick figures, which are also going through torture (natch). Nightmare severed ties with their former artist, Defame, after the artist posted a piece on his Instagram account depicting Hillary Clinton lifting Joe Biden to pin a BLM sign on a swastika. Anyway, enjoy Peaks and Pints New Craft In Stock 8.6.20. American Solera

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday August 6 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday August 6 2020 A lot has changed in Pierce County over the last few months, but we think there’s still a lot worth celebrating — from local favorites to new endeavors. Enjoy 6-Pack of Things To Do: Thursday August 6 2020! NATIONAL IPA DAY: As if we needed an official day to pay homage to the smooth, delightfully bitter taste of IPA … and yet, here we are. Today is National IPA Day, a day when we celebrate the little cone flowers we call hops and the beer style that showcases them: the India

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: IPA Day On The Fly

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There is something you should know about beer: There is a holiday for virtually everything about beer that is celebrated somewhere, somehow, including today’s IPA Day, which gives glory to hops, bittering units and IPAs. Founded in 2011, IPA Day is a global celebration of craft beer. It is a universal movement that was created to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and brewers worldwide. IPA Day was originally developed as a social media-based holiday, but has since expanded into a worldwide party — OK, maybe not so much this year — but Peaks & Pints celebrates with

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Peaks and Pints New Craft In Stock 8.5.20

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Peaks and Pints New Craft In Stock 8.5.20 Welcome to Peaks and Pints New Craft In Stock 8.5.20 mid-week new craft beer party featuring 7 Seas, Bear Republic, Fremont, Heathen, Silver Moon, Single Hill, and Varietal. 7 Seas Brewing >>> BLACK IPA: Also known as a Cascadian Dark Ale, this hoppy dark IPA is generously layered with piney hops, and a hint of roasted malts for a lingering, flavorful finish. 7% >>> RED RASPBERRY SOUR: Brewed with loads of red raspberry puree and a touch of San Juan Island sea salt, this gose starts full of thick, ripe raspberry puree,

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday August 5 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday August 5 2020 From the virtual Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire to the virtual Old Town Summer Concert Series, from Peaks & Pints daily flight to the Steilacoom Farmers Market, 6-Pack of Things To Do: Wednesday August 5 2020 covers all the bases for a hot and masked summer Wednesday. FAIRE: Jump on Facebook Live tonight to see Mr. Punch, a rascally hand puppet whose primary vocation is whacking his saucy, nagging wife, Judy, and various members of the constabulary with a stick. The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire can’t set up the tents this year

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Raspberry Sour On the Fly

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One of the best parts of South Sound summer is when locally picked raspberries start arriving at the farmers’ markets. Pick up a pound and you’ll ask yourself how the hell you spend 10 months of the year eating strangely flavorless raspberries trucked up from California. Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year for fruit lovers with Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Raspberry Sour On the Fly. With the weather on high, “crushability” becomes an important factor when scanning Peaks and Pints’ cooler for the perfect summertime brew. Consider raspberry to-go. Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Raspberry Sour On

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday August 4 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday August 4 2020 Let’s face it. We are living through extraordinary times full of doubt and uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down, and we are all trying to navigate our “new normal.” Peaks & Pints hopes our 6-Pack of Things To Do helps. Be safe! HISTORY: Eddie Bauer was a real guy. And, he loved the outdoors. Born on Orcas Island in 1899, he developed a passion for hunting and fishing around Puget Sound as a young boy. The company was built on its founder’s love of fishing, hunting, and

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Mirage On The Fly

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Peaks & Pints opened Nov. 1 2016 with Perfect Proctor Porter on draft. It was a recreation of Bert Grant’s Perfect Porter we brewed at Wingman Brewers in Tacoma. Thinking back, it was a fun brewing day thanks to co-owner Ken Thoburn and his assistant brewer, Mike Dempster. A year later, Dempster launched his Mirage Beer brewery in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, releasing beers without a taproom. Dempster, who has brewed at Greenpoint Beer Works in Brooklyn and Buoy Beer Co. in Astoria, opened as a farmhouse-focused brewery, with some of his sours and saisons spontaneously fermented. It wasn’t long

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Deodar Cedar

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is deodar cedar next to the playground at Titlow Park. Photo credit: Kate Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Deodar Cedar “Once you find the bright green, drooping tips of a deodar cedar, you will start seeing them everywhere,” says Sarah Low, executive director of the Tacoma Tree Foundation. “Deodar cedars — not to be confused with western red cedar (Thuja plicata) or eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) — are sometimes described as ‘elegant’ and they consistently live up to that description. In Tacoma, there is a particular nice deodar cedar at Titlow Park near the playground

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Monday August 3 2020

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6-Pack of Things To Do: Monday August 3 2020 There are six things you can do in the South Sound today, a couple without even leaving your couch. Welcome to 6-Pack of Things To Do: Monday August 3 2020! MOVIE: Four young orphans — Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura — meet cute at the crematorium. They just watched their parents turned to dust. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred

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Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Incline Cider On the Fly

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Major League Baseball is finally back. Though the season has been condensed to a slim 60 games, teams will be staying within their regions for both home and away games, and there aren’t sentient fans in the stands (those cardboard cutouts are trippy though, aren’t they?), we’re just glad to have pro ball back at all this year. The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics close out their four-game series at T-Mobile Park in a head-to-head showdown tonight. Right-handed pitcher Frankie Montas is expected to get the start for the A’s in a dual against Mariners lefty Justus Sheffield. Since Peaks

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider: Alien Cake, Porch Drops, Beer Hug

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider: Alien Cake, Porch Drops, Beer Hug From Batsquatch paddlers to large men with li’l dinghies, mustard beer to dogs with beer, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of our favorite Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints for your chance to be featured. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. (Over your mouth and nose. And stay away from people.) Until we meet back here again next week, cheers to you!   View this post on Instagram   Congratulations to our

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