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SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Davina and The Vagabonds and David Lynch

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SATURDAY, MARCH 25 2017: South Sound events + craft beer … Broadway Center + Peaks and Pints = Starburst The Grand Cinema + Parkway Tavern = complex BOP Proving that rock ‘n’ roll can still thoroughly thrive without the guitar, Davina and The Vagabonds lay it down with a vintage instrumentation — piano, horns, bass, and drums —and hi-tone retro ambition. It boogies and woogies as if spilling out of Preservation Hall, or more like the parlor music heard in New Orleans brothels of yore. At the front of the band, parked behind the piano, is Davina Sowers, a songstress

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.25.17: A Flight of Ecliptic

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John Harris’ background in one steeped in Oregon’s rich craft brewing history. After beginning as a brewer at McMenamins’ breweries, he moved to Deschutes where he created the recipes for Mirror Pond, Black Butte Porter, Jubelale and Obsidian Stout. He spent the next 20 years of his career as a brewmaster at Full Sail in charge of creating the Brewmaster Reserve line of beers. In 2013, Harris founded Ecliptic Brewing purchasing the brewhouse from friend and Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione. Harris’ love for brewing and astronomy shines as he pushes the limits of creativity rotating Ecliptic’s offerings every six

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South Sound female brewers collaborate on Big Boots Brew Day

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South Sound female brewers collaborated on The Shield Maiden Nordic Fraoch on Big Boots Brew Day March 8, 2017 at Dystopian State Brewing Co. in Tacoma. Courtesy photo Craft beer brewers love to gather and collaborate on new beers, discuss equipment and ingredients, develop new recipes and, of course, to drink a few. And although these collaborations can often result in new forms of deliciousness, they are also a way for the guys to get together and hug it out. Or, in this case, the girls. “Women brewers dominated the industry for 4,000 years,” says Kristen

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Bleak Outlook and O’Malley’s

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Cheap Sweat will rock The Valley tonight as part of the Bleak Outlook Vol. 5 festival. FRIDAY, MARCH 24 2017: South Sound events + craft beer … Bleak Outlook + Peaks and Pints = not so bleak O’Malley’s + Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. = party IT’S ELECTRIFYING Bleak Outlook is a weekend-long Tacoma music festival, curated by Brian Skiffington, that’s now entering its fifth year. The outlook isn’t bleak if you dig is aggressive, heavy, no-nonsense rock, metal, and punk. The venues showcasing these bands are as diverse as the bands themselves, with usual suspects

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.24.17: A Flight of Chocolate Covered Raisin

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Peaks and Pints is sure we don’t have to tell you this, but it’s National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. Most people know them as Raisinets. This chocolate-covered fruit was first introduced in the United States in 1927. Nestle acquired the brand in 1984. In early years, Raisinets were made by hand — taking 90 minutes to coat 350 pounds of raisins and additional 60 minutes to polish, according to the Nestle website. Today, Raisinets are made by machine in nearly 2,500-pound batches. Peaks and Pints honors this moderately enjoyable snack with a five craft beer flight of all this chocolate

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Jonathan Kite and The Understudy

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THURSDAY, MARCH 23 2017: South Sound events paired with craft beer … Tacoma Comedy Club + Peaks and Pints = Oleg and Crux Harlequin Productions + Fish Tale Brewpub = sweet and sour FUNNY KITE Oleg, the smooth, gutter-minded and sex-crazed Ukrainian cook on the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls will be walking around Tacoma today. Will his cocky, lewd banter disrupt passengers on the Tacoma Link? We kid, of course, and so will Jonathan Kite who plays Oleg when he hits the Tacoma Comedy Club stage at 8 p.m. Kite, a native of Skokie, Illinois (yep, it’s a fake

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Peddler Brewing and Sumerian Brewing anniversaries, Thick Mint Stout and Perzik Saison

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MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 23 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom rude llama. … Jump on your bike and peddle your butt over to Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood Saturday to Peddler Brewing Co.’s four-year anniversary party, beginning at 11 a.m. The brewery will pour three of its special aged sour beers on tap, with a very limited supply of the Oak Barrel Aged Belgian Sour. Speaking of brewery anniversary parties in Washington state, Sumerian Brewing Co. will celebrate its second anniversary Saturday, April 8. The Redmond brewery will

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.23.17: A Flight of Firestone Walker

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Growing up surrounded by vineyards and winemakers, Adam Firestone (of Firestone Vineyard) always had an interest in combining the family business with beer making. He found the perfect business partner in his brother-in-law, David Walker, and the two founded Firestone Walker Brewing Company in 1996. In addition to winning gobs of medals for individual brews, these obnoxiously talented brewers from Paso Robles, California, often take home the major hardware at competitions such as the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup — titles such as “Brewery of the Year” or “Brewer of the Year.” Peaks and Pints would be

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Positive Perspectives: Learning the Art of Unconditional Joy release party

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Peaks and Pints Pal Kristi Bowman Morgan is a positive person. She speaks positively. She writes positively. We’re positive you’ll love her as much as we do. When the Tacoma native, University of Puget Sound graduate and frequent Peaks and Pints patron asked us to host her release party for her latest book, Positive Perspectives: Learning the Art of Unconditional Joy, we gave her a positive response. Expect positive vibes, her requested Hop Valley Brewing Citrus Mistress IPA and Morgan chatting up her book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Peaks and Pints in Proctor. Positive Perspectives: Learning the

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before cartooning and Thor

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  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 2017: South Sound events + craft beer … King’s Books + Peaks and Pints = CLAW and Odin The Swiss Restaurant & Pub + Stuck Junction = Dynamic duo FUNNY HATS Join the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians for their monthly Open Swim at 7:30 p.m. in King’s Books. CLAW invites the public to draw on bicycle helmets with them. For the uninitiated, CLAW’s mission is to gather talented Washington state cartoonists of great skill and humongous egos in frequently secluded gatherings during which the secrets and mystic arts of their sublime craft are practiced. PREFUNK:

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.22.17: A Rocket Flight

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Today is Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the 80th day of the year with 284 days remaining. The sun roses at 7:10 a.m. and will set at 7:24 p.m. giving us 12 hours and 14 minutes of daylight. Thirty-nine percent of the moon will be visible, setting at 2:04 p.m. On this date in history, 1946, the first U.S. built rocket to leave the earth’s atmosphere reached a height of 50 miles. For all you would-be nerd haters out there, allow Peaks and Pints to drop some empirical knowledge on you: beer brewing is a science, it might not quite be

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Rogue One and Things to Come

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TUESDAY, MARCH 21 2017: South Sound events + craft beer … Blue Mouse Theatre + Peaks and Pints = Rogue and pFriem The Grand Cinema + 7 Seas Brewing = Single ROGUE ONE AGAIN Missed Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story the first time around? The Blue Mouse Theatre screens it at 7 p.m. For the uninitiated, this latest installment in the hugely popular sci-fi series is set long before the last film, which was set after the first three, labeled episodes four, five and six, but largely unconnected to the newer prequel trilogy containing episodes one, two and three.

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.21.17: A Flight of Mosaic

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Released in 2012, the Mosaic hop is the daughter of the bitter, earthy hop Simcoe, and was developed by Hop Breeding Co. With leaves hugging the compact cone, the Mosaic hop is beautifully shaped, with an organized and tight-knit appearance. The wonderful tropical and citrus fruitfulness of Mosaic is complemented by a contrasting earthy, piney taste. Craft Beer Crosscut 3.21.17: A Flight of Mosaic features five craft beers with the hop in their recipes. pFriem Mosaic Single-Hop Pale Ale 6.5% ABV, 45 IBU This was the first beer in pFriem Family Brewers’ single hop pale series, an experimental series in

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Double Mountain Brewery 10th Anniversary recap

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Greenneck Daredevils, with Double Mountain owner Matt Swihart on banjo, performed at Double Mountain Brewery’s 10th Anniversary Saturday, March 18, 2017. Photo by Pappi Swarner Congrats once again to our friends at Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, who celebrated their 10th anniversary this past weekend. Peaks and Pints made our way down to Hood River, Oregon and were treated to a double dose of special tappings shared with the brewery’s employees, friends from around the industry and plenty of thirsty, craft beer fans. After a lively Friday night bottle share we loaded up on the brewery’s

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MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before All The Best and Creative Colloquy

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MONDAY, MARCH 20 2017: Tacoma events paired with craft beer … The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = accidental series of events B Sharp Coffee House + Parkway Tavern = pushing boundaries CROATIAN LOVE Pastry-shop worker Verica, opera singer Brankica and Martin (Spaniard) are the protagonists of All The Best, a Croatian film about loneliness and search for love. Besides those three characters, those watching the film at The Grand Cinema will also get to know two nurses who think a lot about men, one farmer with rather unusual farming talents, a gravely ill woman of an unusual sexual

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Belltown Brewing opens, Cider Rite of Spring and Veltins Grevensteiner cans

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Belltown Brewing is now open in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Facebook MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, MARCH 20 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom toilet water. … Belltown Brewing opened this past weekend in Seattle and Washington Beer Blog was on the scene. Sample more than 100 unique ciders from 30-plus Northwest cider-makers at the 2017 Cider Rite of Spring Saturday, March 25, in Portland. The 4th Annual Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry— a cider-exclusive

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.20.17: A Flight of Bock

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March 20 is National Bock Day. In celebration, Peaks and Pints offers a bock style flight of five beers: Craft Beer Crosscut 3.20.17: A Flight of Bock. Bock beer is a strong beer style generally 6.3 percent alcohol by volume and higher. It is believed to have originated in Einbeck — a town famous for brewing in the Middle Ages. Enibeck was one of the first cities to ban the use of gruit in beer in favor of hops as a way to circumvent the Catholic Church’s high prices on gruit. The oldest written record of beer from Einbeck is

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Tournament of Beer: Washington State IPAs begins April 7 2017

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In April 2017, Peaks and Pints will host the Tournament of Beer: Washington State IPAs. Chosen through a public nomination vote, 64 Washington state IPAs — the cream of the hops — will compete Monday through Friday on our website, April 7-29. Through online voting, Washington state India Pale Ale drinkers will pick daily winners until the best IPA in Washington is crowned. It’s just like March Madness, only with way more alpha acids. Peaks and Pints will take the top 64 IPAs voted by you and seed the tournament according to most votes, in the state’s four regions —

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer and cider before Soul Revue II and punk rock

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Soul Revue II – The 70’s Edition will get down at the Pantages Theater tonight. THURSDAY, MARCH 16 2017: Tacoma events + craft beer and cider … Broadway Center + Peaks and Pints = Soul music and Pike Brewing The Swiss Restaurant and Pub + North End Social Club = Punks and Locusts SOUL MUSIC, BABY! When you feel the music, you feel the music. And Kim Archer and Ricky German are feeling the music. Again. Tonight, Archer and German, talented musician and customer designer, respectively, will present Soul Revue II — The 70’s Edition, a

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Foggy Noggin Anniversary Ale, Portland Farmhouse Weekend and Vander Ghinste new beers

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Foggy Noggin Brewing celebrates its seventh anniversary Saturday, March 18. MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 16 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom collapse. … Foggy Noggin Brewing in Bothell celebrates its seventh anniversary Saturday releasing bottles of its 2017 Anniversary Ale as well as pouring rare beers all day. Tonight, there is an additional special event that features a vertical tasting of its Anniversary Ale covering all seven years of production. This event requires pre-registration online or at the tasting room. The 5th annual

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.15.17: A Flight of Pike Brewing

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Oct. 17, 1989, the Pike Place Brewery, as it was then known, officially opened in the old Liberty Malt Supply space under the Pike Place Market on Western Avenue in downtown Seattle. At the time there were only three other craft brewers in Washington state and IPAs were hard to find on tap or in bottle. A lot transpired at the brewery since, including a name change to the Pike Brewing Company, but Charles and Rose Ann Finkel still proudly own the brewery and the history of beer museum that doubles as their restaurant and taproom. Tonight, Pike Brewing will

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before a gang fight

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True love WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 2017: West Side Story paired with Rosetta Kriek When you think about it, West Side Story was the La La Land of 1961 — a musical love story that became a hugely popular Oscar contender. The adaptation by Robert Wise and original choreographer Jerome Robbins of the 1957 Broadway play that transposed Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the gangs of modern-day New York was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning 10 (a record for a musical), including best picture. The Grand Cinema will screen the original 1961 musical drama at 1:45

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Craft Crosscut 3.15.17: A Flight of Pear Helene

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There are few dishes we remember with such fondness as Poire belle Hélène we once enjoyed at a trendy restaurant in Paris. The pears poached in sugar syrup and served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup left a lasting impression. Imagine our surprise when we discovered its National Pear Hélène day. Sadly, Pear Hélène isn’t on Peaks and Pints daily special board, so we decided to create the flavors for our daily beer flight: Craft Crosscut 3.15.17: A Flight of Pear Hélène. Yeah, we know. Pears are popular in hard cider in what is called “Perry,” or pear-based cider,

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Tacoma Tuesday series

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TUESDAY, MARCH 14 2017: Tacoma events paired with craft beer … The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = 1941 love and 360 Red Jazzbones + The Copper Door = Tightwad Tuesday and Tasting Tuesday TUESDAY FILM SERIES Director Maggie Greenwald has adapted Augusta Trobaugh’s 2001 historical romance Sophie and the Rising Sun about a white woman (Julianne Nicholson) and a Japanese-American man (Takashi Yamaguchi) falling in love in a South Carolina fishing town prior to Pearl Harbor into a decorous feminist drama. The townsfolk prize propriety, believe in helping their neighbors and extend hospitality to a wounded stranger. Nice.

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.14.17: A Flight of Magnum

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Bred at the Hop Research Center in Hüll in 1980 and released in 1993, Hallertauer Magnum has an impressive cosmopolitan lineage that includes American superalpha hop cultivar Galena. Magnum gardens can now be found in all German hop-growing regions as well as in France, Poland, and sparse plantings in the Pacific Northwest. With subtle aromas of black pepper, nutmeg and a touch of citrus, Magnum is valued for having a very clean aroma, and is thus a fairly versatile hop used as a bittering base. It is generally accepted for use in ales and lagers, and our Craft Beer Crosscut

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Fort George Brewery’s DJ Hoyt spins at SudsPop

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DJ Hoyt spins at Peaks and Pints tonight. Bringing the people together. What a concept! We mean, riots bring people together, don’t they? And so do funerals, until the after-ceremony lunch is over and every member of your family competes to see who can ditch the bill the fastest. Hoyt Smith is an OG in bringing people together and making you get down, and tonight at Peaks and Pints he will be doing just that celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the MTV’s Top 20 Countdown with an 1990s rock explosion during our SudsPop music and beer

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McMenamins in Kalama, 2 Towns Cherried Away and Sierra Nevada NXS

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2 Towns Ciderhouse has released its spring seasonal, Cherried Away, a sour cherry and hibiscus hard cider. MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, MARCH 13 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom brewing on Mars news. … The Port of Kalama Commission approved the final lease agreement with McMenamins to build a new 40-room hotel, brewery and rooftop brewpub on Port property. Construction of the facility is expected to commence on the site within the next 60 days. You can hear the sighs from Tacomans.

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.13.2107: A Flight of Fort George

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In 2006, Chris Nemlowill and Jack Harris flew to Virginia Beach, Virginia to salvage an 8.5-barrel Saaz brewing system and drive it across the country to install it in their soon-to-open Fort George Brewery in Astoria, Oregon. While traveling with the equipment strapped to a flat bed, they met up with a tornado that nearly spread the brewery across a Nebraska cornfield. This became the inspiration behind the name Vortex IPA. Before the tornado, though, their U-Haul broke down in Rabun County in northeastern Georgia. The tow truck diver said, “You’re not from around here are you?” They replied, “No,

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker: International Women’s Day, Modern Times Beer and E-9 Brewery in Belgium

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There have been lots of posted photos to comb through this past week. Wednesday was International Women’s Day in many brewhouses, Modern Times Beer made its way north and E-9 Brewery toured Belgium. You’ll find all that (plus silliness) right here in this weeks’ edition of Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker. Be sure to keep posting those craft beers resting on dogs’ heads and be sure to tag @peaksandpints if you’d like a chance to be featured! Cheers! https://www.instagram.com/p/BRTyBQ_Daw8/?taken-by=cloudburstbrew https://www.instagram.com/p/BRTV2KKBUbS/?taken-by=filip.adam https://www.instagram.com/p/BRTsjO0AgY6/?taken-by=jesterkingbrewery https://www.instagram.com/p/BRZQOx7guiV/?taken-by=saranacbrewery https://www.instagram.com/p/BRZMC-1BALY/?taken-by=oskarblues https://www.instagram.com/p/BRUWJFnhiQ1/?taken-by=hopworksbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BRZKYsIj5lj/?taken-by=odellbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BRY0K0EjGxV/?taken-by=10barrelbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BRYqFysg-_G/?taken-by=pikebrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BRZi7cdjpx5/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BRZW4DZAQwn/?taken-by=mikehessbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BRbsa8ojfNr/?taken-by=greatnotionpdx https://www.instagram.com/p/BReLAmLF-z4/?taken-by=commonsbrewery https://www.instagram.com/p/BRe8PJijQD8/?taken-by=4nosesbrewingco https://www.instagram.com/p/BRe3Y54FmV7/?taken-by=beeerrunner https://www.instagram.com/p/BReb1-qh1dM/?taken-by=pintplease https://www.instagram.com/p/BReB2IAlMB6/?taken-by=lordhobobrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BRdsQEjlKDk/?taken-by=bendbrewingco https://www.instagram.com/p/BReOasADrN0/?taken-by=10barrelbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BRhEqVqBHFN/?taken-by=beerliveshere https://www.instagram.com/p/BRfzaTbF2HE/?taken-by=andunion https://www.instagram.com/p/BRgap8slUoS/?taken-by=chuckanutbrewery

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

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Fancy Pants Sunday: Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout Let’s say you’re at a dinner party on the edge of Gravelly Lake in Lakewood, Journal tucked under your arm, tamping your pipe with one hand, and sipping on a crisp Reuben’s Brew IPA with the other. You’ve been talking Russian politics with someone you consider your intellectual inferior and you’re wearing your fancy jeans — all in all, the night is going well. Suddenly, the hostess offers you some caramel apple bread pudding flown in from an obscure arrondissement of Paris. Crickey. What’s a craft beer drinker to do? Grab a

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.12.17: A Flight of Daylight Savings Time

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Lingering cool nights keeps Peaks and Pints focused on gut-warming beers, but with the arrival of daylight savings time, there are tempting perennial favorites and new craft beers to bait our palates away from winter’s bigger and bolder brews. Daylight saving time is a providential gift, and an hour of your time is a more-than-fair sacrifice to Helios. Grab a little spring with Craft Beer Crosscut 3.12.17: A Flight of Daylight Savings Time. Midnight Sun Snowshoe White 4.8% ABV, 12 IBU Modeled after a Belgian witbier, Midnight Sun’s annual specialty is designed to be an easy-drinking, quenching smooth sipper. It

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SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Hell’s Belles and House of Payne

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Hell’s Belles will rock Jazzbones tonight. SATURDAY, MARCH 11 2017: South Sound events + craft beer Jazzbones + Peaks and Pints = Hell’s Belles and Voodoo Northwest Pro Wrestling + The Copper Door = Tough Love FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK Hell’s Belles has been around for a while now. Their all-female tribute to AC/DC is nothing new. There’s a good chance you’ve seen them, and there’s a good chance you’ve read about them before on this website. Peaks and Pints doesn’t care. It’s true, Hell’s Belles has been doing the same thing (albeit with lineup

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New Beer Saturday: Shared Universe Edition

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It was the girl that drew King Kong out of the woods. It was craft beer. For the uninitiated, the new Kong: Skull Island is part of a so-called “shared universe” of movies. Just as the Marvel movies share a universe and the DC flicks operate in similar fashion, the new King Kong thriller likewise shares a MonsterVerse with 2014’s Godzilla and Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019 and Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020. Anyway, Skull Island is a period piece set in 1973, with a band of Apocalypse Now-esque adventurers arriving at Skull Island

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.11.17: A Flight of Music

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Tom Jones scored the first of 16 No. 1 songs in the U.K. with “It’s Not Unusual” in 1965. The Jackson 5 signed with Motown Records in 1969. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released the epic album Déjà vu and The 5th Dimension won Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards with the classic Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In in 1970. Tears for Fears released the single “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” in 1985. Queen Elizabeth II knighted Paul McCartney in 1997. Indeed, March 11 has seen some musical high notes including, we think, Craft Beer Crosscut 3.11.17: A Flight

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before The Rusty Cleavers and Band of Lovers

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The Rusty Cleavers hold their CD release party at Jazzbones tonight. Original photo by Kendra Design Photography, kendradesign.com FRIDAY, MARCH 10 2017: South Sound events paired with craft beer … Jazzbones + Peaks and Pints = Fist-pumping bluegrass and craft beer Immanuel Presbyterian Church + Powerhouse Restaurant and Brewery = Band of Lovers trio and Slamarillo THE RUSTY CLEAVERS Armed with husky harmonies, bluegrass instruments and a heaping dose of one-liners, moonshinegrass band The Rusty Cleavers rattled the empties at MountainHouse Productions in August 2016, laying down tracks for their upcoming album. Peaks and Pints had

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.10.17: A Flight of Citra

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Hops are a perennial vine with the scientific name Humulus lupulus, which means “small wolf,” a reference to its aggressive climbing nature and tendency to take over other nearby plants. There are more than 120 different hop varieties used today. To be a true fan, the appeal of hops has to be more than just bitterness. Hops offer a range of flavors and aromas that resemble herbs, pine, tropical fruits like grapefruit and tangerine and more. Citra hops, well, the name says it all. A relatively new hop on the scene (released in 2008 by Hop Breeding Company of Yakima),

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before the Beatles

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9 2017: Beatles film + craft beer … THE FAB FOUR ON FILM In 1967, Richard Goldstein of the New York Times called the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band “an album of special effects, dazzling but ultimately fraudulent.” He liked only the last song, “A Day in the Life,” but called it “a coda to an otherwise undistinguished collection of work.” Musicologist Scott Freiman lectures on this, “fake band, where the Beatles can pretend to be someone else … and try lots of different things” in the documentary Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at

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Hellbent Brewing luau, Pike Brewing Hive Five and Block 15 Here Comes the Sunshine

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MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 9 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the heroes. … Everybody’s Brewing announced its spring seasonal 22-ounce bottle will be a farmhouse ale brewed with pear juice, Get A Pear. The beer was fermented with a never before used Belgian Saison yeast strain from Imperial Organic Yeast, and used a grain bill that was made up of 25 percent flaked rice. Jarrlo and Centennial hops are featured, and near the very end of fermentation, organic pear juice was added to the tanks. Hellbent

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.9.17: A Flight of Kim Archer

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Tacoma musician Kim Archer picked the Peaks and Pints’ beer flight for Thursday, March 9, 2017. When you feel the music, you feel the music. And Kim Archer and Ricky German are feeling the music. Again. Archer and German, talented musician and customer designer, respectively, will present Soul Revue II — The 70’s Edition, a reprise of their ’70s soul stage production, an audio and visual trip back in time when Marvin Gaye knew what was going on and Chaka Khan hung out with Rufus. Archer, German and McBride Cohen Management will fill the Pantages Theater

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Atmospheric Chemistry, dwarf mistletoe and John Steinbeck

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      WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 2017: Tacoma events paired with craft beer … Pacific Lutheran University + Peaks and Pints = Science! Tacoma Nature Center + The Defiant Goldfish = Dwarf mistletoe and Jack The Beer King’s Books + The Red Hot = Tortilla Flat + Fall Line Russian Imperial Stout SMART GUY FROM WASHINGTON Dr. James G. Anderson was born in Spokane. He earned his B.S. in Physics from the University of Washington and his PhD in Physics and Astrogeophysics from the University of Colorado. He joined the faculty of Harvard University in 1978 as the Robert P.

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.8.17: A Flight of Female Brewers

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In ancient Europe, brewing was almost exclusively a woman’s role. The medieval times, however, brought about the frequency of brewing in monasteries to accommodate travelers, and as time passed, the number of female brewers dwindled, brewing in the home became rare, and commercial taverns became a predominantly male domain. Today, while women have since shed the label of “alewives,” they are continuing to infiltrate what has since become an XY-dominated scene by owning and running breweries. Women leading craft beer businesses certainly isn’t unusual. A 2014 Stanford survey of 2,500 breweries found that 21 percent had at least one woman

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Fire at Sea and Geeks Who Drink

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TUESDAY, MARCH 7 2017: Tacoma events + craft beer … The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = Lampedusa and lupulin The Swiss Restaurant and Pub + The Copper Door = Name That Tune and Beer Flight LANDING The Grand Cinema’s Tuesday Film Series finds Fire at Sea about the European immigration crisis focuses on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of people arrive each year from Africa and the Middle East en route to the continent. Director Gianfranco Rosi divides his narrative between a 12-year-old boy who lives on the island, enjoying a bucolic childhood of slingshots and

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Craft Beer Crosscut 3.7.17: A Flight of Nuts

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Quick, grab us a cell phone! We need to call someone. It doesn’t matter whom. It just doesn’t matter! We’re going to mash the keypad until some numbers come out and whomever picks up we’re going to scream with pleasure into the phone until they get to Peaks and Pints and try our beer flight of nuts. Our eyeballs are filling with flavor. Do your life a favor and buy this flight of these damn nut flavored craft. We don’t care what you’re doing; we close at 11 p.m. After that, all bets are off. Did you hear that? All

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MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Sister Cities Film Festival and lemur love

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MONDAY, MARCH 6 2017: Tacoma events paired with craft beer … The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = Sweet Bean and Polish’s Black Walnut Stout University of Puget Sound + Parkway Tavern = Crowdpleaser SISTER SWEET BEAN Tacoma’s annual Sister Cities Film Festival, which showcases films from several of Tacoma’s 12 sister cities, has found a new home — The Grand Cinema. At 6:30 p.m., the film festival launches its long run with Sweet Bean in honor of Kitakyushu, Tacoma’s sister city in Japan. It’s the story of a lonely Japanese baker who hires a 76-year-old woman to be

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