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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 12.3.19

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Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 12.3.19 In the fall, our palates are assaulted with pumpkin spice madness, but as November fades into December, the days get shorter and the thermostats set higher, the time of year arrives that calls for big-bodied beer, usually with a higher alcohol content, and often spices, that literally offers a warming effect. Today, Peaks and Pints New Beers In Stock 12.3.19 offers six big beers from our cooler. Cheers! Boulevard Brewing PLAID HABIT IMPERIAL BROWN: Born a double-mashed imperial brown ale, then matured for 18 months in freshly emptied 10-year Canadian rye whisky

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Douglas Fir

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This week’s Tree-dimensional Tacoma tree is the Proctor District’s official holiday Douglas fir. Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Douglas Fir I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Tuesday December 3 2019

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Tuesday December 3 2019 includes Fremont 2019 B-Bomb. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Tuesday December 3 2019 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here for iPhone

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Christmas Beer Flight 12.3.19: Fantasy Lights

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The moths are on to something. Lights are awesome. Especially holiday lights. Make today the day you check out Fantasy Lights — a South Sound institution for 25 years. Take a driving tour of Fantasy Lights in Spanaway Park, where carloads of travelers can see more than 300 stunning displays of lights and imaginative animation over a two-mile stretch of Spanaway Lake Park. It’s where bears fly kites, Santa and Rudolf sail a tall ship, snow boys kick field goals, penguins slide down an igloo and reindeer leap over your car. Fantasy Lights will operate every night including Christmas and

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday December 2 2019

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Peaks and Pints Tap List December 2 2019 includes Wander IPA Alive! Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday December 2 2019 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here for iPhone and

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Peaks and Pints Christmas Beer Flight 12.2.19: Zoolights

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From watching Elf to eating Aunt Bethany’s cookies to spraying fake snow on the windows, we all have our seasonal rituals. And it’s impossible to live here and get in the spirit without a spin through ZooLights. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium’s 700,000 light display depicts everything from Santa’s reindeer to walruses and the 23-foot Mount Rainier. There is an infusion of newness in this year’s event, including the Zoo’s baby tapir, tamandua, beaver and wolf pups in lights. Before or after walking through the twinkling lights from 5-9 p.m., swing by Peaks and Pints for a holiday beer flight

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Pauwel Kwak Gift Box

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You fancy Pauwel Kwak Gift Box Fancy Pants Sunday: Pauwel Kwak Gift Box No doubt that person on your holiday list doesn’t need more cookbooks such as How to Drink Wine out of Fish Heads While Cooking Lobster in a Volkswagen Hub Cap, A Cookbook for a Man Who Probably Only Owns One Saucepan or Booty Food. Booty Food? “If Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw cooked, and wrote a cookbook, this might be it,” says Publisher’s Weekly of former WE Full Frontal Fashion host Jacqui Malouf’s dated cookbook, Booty Food. OK, she doesn’t, and she

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Peaks and Pints Christmas Beer Flight 12.1.19

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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 Tap List: Saturday November 30 2019

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Saturday November 30 2019 includes the Wet Coast Brewing / Top Rung Brewing Handshake Agreement Pale Ale collaboration. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Saturday November 30 2019 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. 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

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.30.19: Flight For Small Business Saturday

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Cities all over the nation are supporting American Express’ “Small Business Saturday” campaign, which encourages shoppers to consider supporting their local retailers this weekend, particularly the Saturday after Black Friday. According to Civic Economics, out of every $100 spent on a small business, $67 returns to the community. Nationally, the Small Business Saturday website reports small businesses employ half of all private sector employees. Additionally, the Small Business Administration says, “for every year over the last decade, 60-80 percent of new jobs were generated by small businesses.” Peaks and Pints craft beer bar, bottle shop and restaurant is a small business

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.29.19: Flight of Dark Side Boozy Stouts

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Take a whiff from your Peaks and Pints taster glass, have a sip, and you’ll see. The flavors that develop when beer is aged in booze-soaked oak are stunning. Bitter, harsh stouts can turn seductive and smooth as silk. The alcohol percentage tips the scales over 10 percent, the body of the beer becomes silk-smooth, and wood characteristics — like oak, vanilla and dry tannins — sink into the roasted malts, creating a symphony of dark flavors. Today marks the last day of our Dark Side of Thanksgiving imperial stout festival, and we’re going out with a bang! We have four

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.27.19: Flight of Dark Side Russian Imperial Stouts

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There are tales of Peter the Great, the Russian Tsar who traveled to England in 1689 and said to have fallen in love with strong British porter, which is weird since the style didn’t truly exist for another 30-plus years. Whatever. Peter the Great likely did have some influence on the origination of Russian imperial stouts as his modernization of the Russian economy allowed for the importation of British goods, which included beer. Running through Friday, Nov. 29, the left side of Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log houses dark elixirs, including Russian imperial stouts, which is the

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Pin Oak

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The pin oak in Tacoma’s Proctor District is Tree-dimensional. Photo credit: Kate Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Pin Oak Oak tree i’ll put u 2 the test Oak tree when it comes 2 dancing Im the best Oak tree ready 2 debut Oak tree spread ur branches U know what 2 do I can do the oak tree As you can gather musician Morris Day thinks oak trees are cool. The residents of the Lakewood neighborhood of Oakbrook adore them, at least before the Country Club chopped them all down. And, the denizens of Tacoma’s Proctor District cherish

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.26.19: Flight of Dark Side Oatmeal Stouts

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Not all stouts — a style marked by the use of roasted malts and barley — are created equal, with alcohol levels, recipes, flavorings and textures running the gamut. From the traditional stouts that emerged after porter rose to popularity in England in the 1800s to today’s kaleidoscope of craft variations, the characteristics found within the category are myriad. This differential stout fact is front and center during Peaks and Pints’ Dark Side of Thanksgiving, an eventful week with scarce and salient selections from the dark side. Running through Friday, Nov. 29, the left side of Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday November 25 2019

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Monday November 25 2019 includes Ecliptic Barrel Aged Sedna Tiramisu Stout. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday November 25 2019 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. 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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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.25.19: Flight of Dark Side Milk Stouts

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Darkness descends on Peaks and Pints this Thanksgiving week, and it promises to be an eventful week with at scarce and salient selections from the dark side. Beginning today and running through Friday, Nov. 29, the left side of Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log will house dark elixirs, including milk stouts, which is the focus of today’s beer flight, Craft Beer Crosscut 11.25.19: Flight of Dark Side Milk Stouts. Milk stouts originated in Europe in the 1800s. The style emphasizes a malty sweetness with hints of chocolate and caramel. They are sometimes called cream stouts or sweet

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau It’s that time of year again. Beaujolais Nouveau, the celebratory wine traditionally released the week before Thanksgiving, awaits at Peaks and Pints. Therefore, move over craft beer, wine command’s this week’s Fancy Pants Sunday column. Fancy Pants Sunday: Beaujolais Nouveau features the vintage from Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, one of the largest and best-known wine merchants in France. Each year, toward the end of November, many producers release a limited quantity of the current season’s wine as Beaujolais Nouveau. What is now a firmly engrained tradition began decades ago as a way of

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday November 24 2019

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Sunday November 24 2019 includes Breakside Brewery’s French Quarter Rye Wheatwine. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday November 24 2019 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. 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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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.24.19: Flight of Milkshakes

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The Shamrock Shake was the ultimate treat of our childhood. Back then, the shakes were just green (vibrant St. Patrick’s Day green). The flavor of a Shamrock Shake was like a leprechaun; it was really just vanilla tinted Irish-Catholic green. Although, it would probably have been too confusing to have a Shamrock Shake that was tinted Protestant orange. Milkshakes have now crept into our adulthood. Using Pectin, rich fruits, oats, and lactose to enrich the beer, Omnipollo and Tired Hands brewers were able to recreate the thick heavy and slightly creamy mouthfeel similar to a milkshake. While most brewers were

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.23.19: Flight of Espresso

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Espresso made its debut in Italy in the early 20th century although coffee was already very much a part of Italian life for centuries. Espresso lovers owe their thanks for the tasty brew to Italy’s Luigi Bezzera, the owner of a manufacturing plant who wanted to speed up the time it took to make coffee. He discovered that adding steam pressure to the process produced a stronger, more robust cup of coffee. This machine used in this new quick-brew process was named the Fast Coffee Machine. The beverage produced by the machine would eventually become known as espresso, which means

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Epic Day at Peaks and Pints

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Epic Day at Peaks and Pints When Utah gave a loud burp in 2008 removing their strict liquor laws, 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, 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

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.22.19: Flight of Trap Door

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Bryan Shull’s grandfather and father worked at and retired from Great Western Malting Company located at the Port of Vancouver USA, which makes Trap Door Brewing a fourth-generation Vancouver beer family owned business. Shull, who left a 25-year career in renewable energy engineering to start a brewery with his two sons, opened the 15-barrel facility in the Uptown neighborhood of Vancouver in October 2015 because he loves beer and the community of people that make up the brewing industry. While son Zakary Singleton is a silent partner, Zane Singleton is certainly not. Zane, who grew up in Northern California and

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Trap Door Opens Peaks and Pints’ Door

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Trap Door Opens Peaks and Pints’ Door Bryan Shull’s grandfather and father worked at and retired from Great Western Malting Company located at the Port of Vancouver USA, which makes Trap Door Brewing a fourth-generation Vancouver beer family owned business. Shull, who left a 25-year career in renewable energy engineering to start a brewery with his two sons, opened the 15-barrel facility in the Uptown neighborhood of Vancouver in October 2015 because he loves beer and the community of people that make up the brewing industry. While son Zakary Singleton is a silent partner, Zane Singleton is certainly not. Zane,

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday November 21 2019

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Thursday November 21 2019 includes Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Thursday November 21 2019 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. 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

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.21.19: Flight of Breakside 2019

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In 2010 — with his Siebel Institute education, training in Germany and Belgium, and degree from Yale tucked under his arm — Ben Edmunds opened Breakside Brewery in the quiet Woodlawn neighborhood of Northeast Portland as a restaurant and nano-sized brewery. Breakside expanded to a 3.5-bbl brewhouse while winning their first medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011 where they have earned medals each year since. In late 2013 the brewery expanded operations to Milwaukie, Oregon with a 30-bbl production brewery. Many awards and honors followed. This year, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year at the Oregon

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.20.19: Flight For Charcuterie

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There’s no limit to our love for cured meat and artisan cheese, so we’re as happy as pigs that two great things will happen tonight. First, master woodcraftsman Mark James will be in the house from 4-8 p.m. selling his beautiful charcuterie, cutting and serving wooden boards from unique and locally salvaged wood. Second, birthday boy Maui Mike and his Tacoma Charcuterie Collective will also be in the house enjoying the Peaks and Pints Charcuterie Plate and wearing Hawaiian shirts. Indeed, Peaks and Pints presents a beautiful and tasty plate of capicola, soppressata, cambozola, manchego, Beecher’s Handmade Cheddar, pickled chips,

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Giant Sequoia

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The giant sequoia tree at Point Defiance Park is Tree-dimensional. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Giant Sequoia Giant sequoias rate among the world’s tallest, oldest and prettiest living things. A misty walk among the reddish-brown majesty at Point Defiance Park refreshes the soul. The uplifting experience near the Rose Garden is well worth a detour from the more heavily traveled Five Mile Drive. “It is hard to look at the tree and not be in awe of its grandeur,” says Tacoma Tree Foundation Executive Director Sarah Low. “Walking toward its trunk requires maneuvering around branches

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.19.19: Flight of Dugges

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In 2005, Mikael Dugge Engström opened Dugges Ale & Porterbryggeri (Porter Brewery) in Landvetter outside Gothenburg, Sweden. Today, Dugges Bryggeri is on the top one hundred brewers in the world list, which isn’t a surprise since they brew some absolutely phenomenal, world-class beers, as well as collaborating with some of the most exciting breweries in the game. Dugges brews most styles of beer, but have become known for their imperial stouts. Peaks and Pints presents a flight of Dugges beers, a flight we call Craft Beer Crosscut 11.19.19: Flight of Dugges. Craft Beer Crosscut 11.19.19: Flight of Dugges Dugges/Stillwater Cocoa

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Tacoma breweries join Hoppy Holiday Food Drive

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Tacoma breweries join Hoppy Holiday Food Drive Most of us are either planning our holiday menus in our head or weighing where to make reservations. But hundreds of Tacomans are not so lucky and are instead wondering where their next meal will come from. The independent craft breweries in Tacoma feel fortunate, especially with the increase in competition. And they want to give back. The Tacoma breweries support good causes in their communities throughout the year, but at the holidays they also band together to do more. When Douville Home Group and Peaks & Pints approached five such breweries with

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Monday Cider Flight And A Movie: The Addams Family

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Monday Cider Flight And A Movie: The Addams Family Ever since the classic John Astin TV series, every new adaptation of The Addams Family that’s been announced for stage or screen has carried a sniffing declaration that it’ll be more “faithful” to the source cartoons. And then what do we get? Nathan Lane. Yet Peaks and Pints is still holding out hope for this latest animated take, which screens at 7 p.m. inside neighboring Blue Mouse Theatre. Snoop Dogg as Cousin It? Christina Aguilera singing on the soundtrack? Indeed, both help co-directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan (the duo behind

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Fancy Pants Sunday: The Lost Abbey Gnoel de Abbey 

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You fancy The Lost Abbey Gnoel de Abbey Fancy Pants Sunday: The Lost Abbey Gnoel de Abbey If you’re looking to curl up in front of Peaks and Pints’ fireplace with a delicious beer on an autumn day, we suggest you consider this week’s Fancy Pants Sunday offering: The Lost Abbey Gnoel de Abbey. The Lost Abbey calls its newest seasonal “a winter warmer brewed to be lighter in body while maintaining nuanced notes of oak.” Winter warmers are not within a narrowly defined style; rather, they’re a broad range of beers that offer bold flavors, often with sweet maltiness and

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday November 17 2019

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Sunday November 17 2019 includes Avery Brewing’s Old Grumbler old ale. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Sunday November 17 2019 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. 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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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.16.19: Flight For Praying For Snow

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First things first… SNOW. Snow prompts Peaks and Pints to think that the All Mighty, while he may not shoot craps with the universe as Albert Einstein said, at least has a sense of humor. She makes existence uncertain by conjuring up mountain-level snow every now and then, but at no apparently regular interval, and throws in a few earthquakes, ice storms, floods and the like now and then just to let us know who is boss. Now what? Well, the original downhill pioneers damn near strapped entire tree trunks to their feet, doggedly steering them like great monoliths. Those

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Friday November 15 2019

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Friday November 15 2019 includes Finnriver Cranberry Rosehip. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Friday November 15 2019 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. While craft beer remains our foundation, you don’t have to be embarrassed for ordering artisan craft cider, wine, cold brewed coffee and kombucha as those delights are on tap too at Peaks and Pints. To follow our tap list live from your phone, click here for iPhone

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.15.19: Flight of Cat Beer

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Peaks and Pints is convinced that our co-owner Pappi Swarner’s cat, whose eyes glow in the dark, is actually an extraterrestrial spy, sent here to simply observe, monitor, and report the actions of him back to the Feline Mother Planet from whence he came. I know it sounds odd, but trust us on this one. We can hear him now, just this morning, sending back his findings: “All right, true masters, you sent me down here to live with this joker, and it’s just getting worse all of the time. And I think I’m losing my control. He still keeps

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Level Three Alert

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Level Three Alert Everyone knew Level Brewing would be level headed when it opened in July 2017. After all, the (way) Northeast Portland brewery’s three co-founders were well-established in Oregon beer: Jason Barbee is a former Deschutes brewer and Ex Novo head brewer, Shane Watterson is also a former Deschutes brewer and Laurelwood brewmaster, and Geoffrey Phillips is the founder of Bailey’s, the pioneering taproom in downtown Portland. Housed in a former produce market, Level has been brewing award-winning beers, when they’re not kicking it at their massive covered patio in the previous tenant’s greenhouse. Peaks and Pints has brought

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.14.19: Flight For Clean Air

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Think mountain climbing in Washington state and the mind naturally gravitates to Mount Rainier. No other mountain within the contiguous United States is as extensively glaciated or has as much prominence. Climb for Clean Air is an exclusive mountaineering training and fundraising program designed to give you the training, technical support and guide services you need to summit magnificent mountains safely, including Mt. Rainier. Famous Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. guide Lou Whittaker help create Climb for Clean Air, helping novices reach the top while raising money for the American Lung Association.Tonight, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Climb For Clean Air folks will

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Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Tulip Poplar

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The tulip poplar tree at Fifth and K in Tacoma’s North Slope neighborhood is Tree-dimensional. Photo credit: Jessica Madsen Tree-dimensional Tacoma: Tulip Poplar “There is a really terrific tulip poplar at the corner of Fifth and K streets,” says Tacoma Tree Foundation Executive Director Sarah Low. “It’s special because the community members who admire the tree protected it from removal about year ago when a street improvement project was set to cut it down. The result of saving the tree led to a different design at the intersection which reduced the amount of impervious surfaces, such

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.13.19: Flight of Great Divide

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After working for a company building farms in developing countries and then earning a master’s degree in environmental policy, Brian Dunn was flying to interview with an agribusiness company when he decided to scrap those plans and open a brewery instead. He grabbed a loan from the city of Denver to open up in what was then a desolate Ballpark neighborhood, and he would begin brewing at 3 a.m. before heading out to peddle his new product to local liquor stores and bars. The year was 1994. The product was Great Divide Brewing Co. That one-man operation grew as American

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Three new beers from Portlandia

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Three new beers from Portlandia Attention humorless feminist-bookstore owners, DIY musicians, militant bike riders and even more militant animal lovers! Peaks and Pints received three new beers from Portlandia. … Breakside Brewery FRENCH QUARTER: Inspired by the flavors of New Orleans’s famous Vieux Carré cocktail, French Quarter is a luscious and rich rye wine-style ale. Three types of malted rye form the base of Breakside’s extravagant beer, which then aged 15 months in American brandy barrels. 11.1% Ecliptic Brewing SIXTH ORBIT HAZY PLUM IPA: Celebrating their sixth anniversary, Ecliptic used real plums along with Amarillo, Chinook, Columbus, Citra, Sabro, BRU-1,

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.12.19: Flight of Massive Avery

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In 1993, Adam Avery launches his Avery Brewing Company in a garage off an alley in Boulder, making him one of the pioneers of Colorado’s craft beer scene. At first, consumers were apprehensive when it came to the new tastes Avery introduced to the market place. In 1996, Avery was among the first breweries in Colorado to offer an IPA. Many of the deliveries were returned because the beer tasted too bitter. Pushing the limits in the brewhouse, they began experimenting with barrel aging in 2003 and barrel-aged fanatics throughout the nation seek the results out. Many of the big

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Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday November 11 2019

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Peaks and Pints Tap List Monday November 11 2019 includes Logsdon Eagle Kriek sour blend. Peaks and Pints Tap List: Monday November 11 2019 Peaks and Pints houses a mind-boggling array of suds: some 650 or so bottled and canned in our cooler, with another 28 on tap, including nitro lines. 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

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.11.19: A Flight for Veterans Day

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The historical epoch of Armistice Day began with the Nov. 11, 1918, signing of a ceasefire between Germany and the Allied powers of World War I. President Woodrow Wilson initiated it. In the South Sound, we’re reminded of war’s impact more often than people in most other cities. But even so, it’s not often enough. Our freedoms, our heritage and the way of life we enjoy today are made possible because of our military veterans. Today’s 100th anniversary of Veterans Day honors all of America’s veterans for their patriotism, service and sacrifice. And for their families, there is no better

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Craft Beer Crosscut 11.10.19: Flight of Seattle Sounders

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In case you haven’t heard, the Seattle Sounders will play Toronto FC in the Major League Soccer championship game, the MLS Cup, today — the third time in four seasons, and people are excited. These two clubs have consistently ranked among the top performers in both the regular season and postseason. They have also collected multiple trophies in domestic cup competitions — Seattle in the U.S. Open Cup and Toronto in the Canadian Championship — and they have regularly represented MLS on the international stage in the Concacaf Champions League. In the all-time series between these two teams, Seattle has

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