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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Kris Kristofferson, DeForest Kelley and Kung Fu Theater

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THURSDAY, NOV. 10 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Broadway Center + Peaks and Pints = For the Good Times with Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider King’s Books + Harmon Restaurant = Bones and snow, hopefully Olympia Film Society + BrewDad’s of Bonney Lake = Danger Lacey Timberland Library + Fish Tale Brewpub = fermentation 1120 Creative House + Rainier Growlers = Narrows and wide KRIS KRISTOFFERSON Did you know that 450 artists have recorded songs written by Kris Kristofferson?  The singer-songwriter who may be best known for his chart toppers “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Neko Case, Olympia Film Festival and big band jazz

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Broadway Center + Peaks and Pints = Tacoma The Grand Cinema + Parkway Tavern = heart Olympia Film Society + Northwest Beerwerks = Pinetop Perkins & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith & Hubert Sumlin & The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose Pacific Lutheran University + Silver City Brewery = nucleated NEKO CASE Tacoma needs Neko Case right now. We need her classic, captivating and road-weary vocal capabilities and songwriting skills. Though she grew up in T-town and has never shied away from those ties, in her heart Case

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Wingman Brewers Dark Waters Imperial Stout, Voodoo Doughnut Grape Guerrilla and Gigantic Shazoo Imperial Milk Stout Ale

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Check out Wingman Brewers’ bitchin’ 8-ounce glass for Saturday’s Denizens of the Dark happening. Photo courtesy of Facebook MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom. … Wingman Brewers will hosts its annual Denizens of the Dark Festival Saturday, Nov. 12, pouring big beers from around the world as well as its own dark creations, including the arrival of two Wingman craft beers — 2016 Stratofortress and 2016 Dark Waters Imperial Stout. Washington Beer Awards winner and iconic Wingman beer Stratofortress

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MONDAY PREFUNK: TrumpLand, Rockaraoke and open mic

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Peaks and Pints will have the Monday Night Football Seahawks game on the big screen. MONDAY, NOV. 7: South Sound events + craft beer … The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = Trump and Seahawks Jazzbones + The Eleven Eleven = Sevendust and 7 Seas The Swiss + Parkway Tavern = Tacoma institutions TRUMPLAND Michael Moore’s TrumpLand is a far cry from Bowling for Columbine, Roger & Me, and Fahrenheit 9/11. Rather than one of his clever, damning documentaries, Moore’s TrumpLand is a concert film very much of the moment, staged, shot, and post-produced recently,

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Silver City Brewery Nutcracker Spiced Ale, O-Town Brewing Figgy Puddin’ and Deschutes Honey Nut Beerio

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Tooth and Nail Brewing Co.’s chandel-beer is one of seven beer-ish light fixture on Draft Magazine’s cool list. Check out the list below. MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, NOV. 7 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom light. … As part of its 20th Anniversary Series, Silver City Brewery has released its Nutcracker Spiced Ale on draft and in 22-ounces bottles. The Bremerton brewery is ringing in the holiday season with a medley of dark roasted malt, fruit, and spice. Distinctive Belgian yeast adds spice character,

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker: Our opening, horse heads and magic

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There have been lots of posted photos to comb through this week. Folks came out for our opening week, horse heads were worn and magic was performed. You’ll find all that (plus silliness) right here in this weeks’ edition of Peaks and Pints Instagram Salker. Be sure to keep posting those craft beer nestled against cactus photos and be sure to tag @peaksandpints if you’d like a chance to be featured! Cheers! https://www.instagram.com/p/BMO4_IFgcgB/?taken-by=allagashbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BMSTay7g94q/?taken-by=foundersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BMPta11BDsD/?taken-by=oddotterbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BMPUM7Cgc55/?taken-by=hopworksbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BMSo8xfDnr1/?tagged=peaksandpints https://www.instagram.com/p/BMR57mJBT9Z/?taken-by=tacomabeerweek https://www.instagram.com/p/BMS1OOwDNdH/?taken-by=halflionbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BMaINFojCJH/?taken-by=columbiadist_pugetsound https://www.instagram.com/p/BMXVrXHhNKT/?taken-by=10barrelbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BMZvmWyjff_/?taken-by=3magbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BMc_0PzBSNx/?taken-by=skyhighbrewpub https://www.instagram.com/p/BMcgfg6B7IX/?taken-by=snakeriverbrew https://www.instagram.com/p/BMb3pUtjPgB/?taken-by=thebeeroness https://www.instagram.com/p/BMc4s5GDJFR/?tagged=peaksandpints https://www.instagram.com/p/BMZ1awdBMMA/?taken-by=breaksidebrews https://www.instagram.com/p/BMZ2L3eAj4s/?taken-by=powerhousebrewery https://www.instagram.com/p/BMeTCsRAzSH/?taken-by=lalo1981_  

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SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Ladies Night, live music and Tellabration!

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SATURDAY, NOV. 5 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Compass Rose + Peaks and Pints = Proctor night The Valley + South Sound Craft Beer Festival = Chazz and IPAs Antique Sandwich Company + The Copper Door = stories and sours Bob’s Java Jive + North End Social Club = Rudolph’s Redemption and Mr. Motorcycle LADIES NIGHT Ladies. Do any of you still have those girlfriends — you know, the ones who still want to have weekend sleepovers, do facials, listen to NKOTB and eat Doritos? Is it not as fun when you force your husband or

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Little Bill and love in Paris’ Latin Quarter

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FRIDAY, NOV. 4 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … G. Donnalson’s + Peaks and Pints = It’s about the music Broadway Center + Dystopian State Brewing Co. = On with the show! NORTHWEST BLUES A Northwest rock legend (“I’m in Love With An Angel”) and Washington Blues Society Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Little Bill can still knock ’em dead. He never wastes a note, whether it’s on ’50s classics such as “Route 66” or one of his originals, “Goin’ Back to Oakland.” Guitarist Rod Cook is known for his stylistic versatility and soulful, melodic playing. He’s most recognized

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South Sound Craft Beer Festival, Pike Place Ale and Two Beers Brewing party time

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Pike Brewing Co. alumni brewers gathered to brew the original Pike Place Ale of 1989. Photo courtesy of Facebook MORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 4 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom Louis C.K. rant. … Eleven South Sound brewers will pour at Saturday’s South Sound Craft Beer Festival in the Tacoma Dome exhibition Hall: 7 Seas, Gig Harbor Brewing Co., Fish Brewing, Harmon Brewing Co., North 47 Brewing Co., Northwest Brewing Co., Odd Otter Brewing, Ram Restaurant and Brewery, Top Rung Brewing, Wet Coast Brewery

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Wizard of Oz, book party and Twelfth Night

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THURSDAY, NOV. 3 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Lakewood Playhouse + Peaks and Pints = Lions, Tigers and International Stout Day The Valley + Downtown: On the Go = Link and Drink and Americana King’s Books + Engine House No. 9 = Puget Sound and the Columbia Gorge University of Puget Sound + Wet Coast Brewing Co. = Mo Bros WIZARD OF OZ “Hark! We, the people of the Land of Oz do hereby generally proclaim, with all due solemnity and pseudo-legally binding authority, that YOU shall, now and until such time as we appoint a successor,

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MONDAY PREFUNK: Tacoma Halloween parties with craft beer

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MONDAY, OCT. 31 2016: South Sound events + craft beer Top of Tacoma + Parkway Tavern = Halloween G. Donnalson’s + Pint Defiance = Halloween HALLOWEEN PAIRING OPTION NO. 1 Top of Tacoma Bar and Café is cool. So cool those Weekly Volcano readers have voted it the Best Bar in Tacoma numerous times. But Top’s top-dog status has nothing to do with the fact that it won so many awards. Top was the best before it was voted the best. For cool to be recognized as cool it must be unrecognized cool first. Neighborhood regulars, the Tacoma music scene,

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker: scary beers, early Christmas and major awards

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Whether you’ve been on Instagram since its beginnings in 2010 or you’re an Instagram neophyte, you know keeping up on important photos can be overwhelming. If you follow everything and everyone you find interesting, you can end up with hundreds and hundreds of Instagram posts showing up in your feed on a daily basis. Don’t despair. Peaks and Pints shares important and pointless IG posts from craft breweries’ IG accounts every Sunday so you may catch up on brewer costumes and the latest action along the production line. This week, scary beers, 21 runs, early Christmas, major awards and more.

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Two Beers Brewing Spruce Tip IPA for Peaks and Pints night

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  MR. MALINOWSKI: OK, Two Beers Brewing Co. and Seattle Cider Company — let’s conjugate the verb “to drink,” or in French, “boire.” Present tense … BREWERY AND CIDERY EXPLOYEES: (In unison) Je bois. Tu bois. Il boit. Nous buvons. Vous buvez. Ils boivent. (An exasperated groan rises from the back of the class.) MR. MALINOWSKI: Brett, do you have a problem? BREWERY AND CIDERY SALES EXECUTIVE BRETT THOMPSON: Well, yeah. Why do we have to learn this crazy language? It’s not like anyone actually speaks it or anything. MR. MALINOWSKI: Well, son, your Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider

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South Sound breweries Halloween prefunk

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Halloween is finally here! Well, technically, it’s not here until Monday, but if a holiday the magnitude of Halloween falls on a Monday, it becomes the province of the entire preceding weekend. This year, Peaks and Pints will be treat-or-treating with a pillowcase, loading it with craft beer from local breweries. Speaking of local breweries, several have Halloween prefunk parties tonight. Here are a few South Sound brewery happenings: CASCADIA HOMEBREW AND BREWING COMPANY: The downtown Olympia homebrew shop and brewery has collaborated with Olympia hip-hop group Syncopated Knock on Hip Hop Pale Ale, a Belgian style pale infused with

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Halloween parties, Russian Grand Ballet and Devil On a Leash

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The Russian Grand Ballet performs at the Pantages Theater tonight. FRIDAY, OCT. 28 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Hilltop Tacoma + The Red Hot = Washington beer and bluegrass lovers Broadway Center + Narrows Brewing Co. = Beauty The Valley + E9 Brewery = Devils and sours HALLOWEEN HILLTOP There’s a Halloween party on Hilltop Tacoma tonight. At 8 p.m., the TShirt Men (920 Martin Luther King Jr Way) will host bluegrass-ish band Dixie Highway, pour Wingman Brewers Rye IPA and create glow-in-the-dark Whiskey Rock N Roller T-shirts. The Eleven Eleven and Broken

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Dystopian State Brewing opening, E9 Winter Invitational and Two Beers Brewing party

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Dystopian State Brewing Co. will open in Tacoma Nov. 4. Photo courtesy of Facebook MORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, OCT. 28 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom nightmare machine. … Dystopian State Brewing Co., Tacoma newest brewery, will open Nov. 4 in the St. Helens neighborhood. Peaks and Pints knows the space well as it came close to being our home. It’s a beautiful, multistory building that was a car showroom in the mid-20th century with an old car elevator and amazing woodwork. We can’t

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Craig Ferguson, DJ Freshwell and Dark Tales

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THURSDAY, OCT. 27 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Broadway Center + Elemental Pizza = on the road Jazzbones + Rainier Growlers = Freshwell and fresh beer Traditions Café + The Fish Tale Brewpub = Dark Tales and dark cider Freighthouse Square + Two Town Pub & Café = Halloween G. Donnalson’s + The Copper Door = John “Gray Hound” Maxwell and Ken Bone Olympia Little Theater + Oly Taproom = Putnam and pumpkin CRAIG FERGUSON If you are someone who does internal vocalization while you read, it will enhance your experience to read this little ditty with

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Ben Folds, Hispanic Film Festival and Return of the Living Dead

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Washington Center + Growler Garage = Ben Folds, A Piano and Fort George University of Puget Sound + Zog’s = jungle Tacoma Comedy Club + BrewDad’s of Bonney Lake = comedy Obsidian + Pints & Quarts = Halloween prefunk BEN FOLDS Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds will pound pianos in a solo rock performance entitled “Ben Folds and A Piano” at 7:30 p.m. in The Washington Center. The tour, reminiscent of his first solo tour in 2001 where he defied skeptics by delivering a high energy rock performance

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Peaks and Pints to open Nov. 1, Tacoma among best beer cities, Muppets craft beer

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Due to fire suppression craziness, Peaks and Pints will now open at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom Kermit. … Sorry folks. It’s out of our control. The fire suppression system installed in our building didn’t pass inspection again. Peaks and Pints can’t open today. We’ll now open at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. With the months it took to retrofit the building with steel and the months to install the fire suppression

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MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Kevin Hart and Chandler O’Leary

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MONDAY, OCT. 24 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Galaxy Uptown Theater + Local Boys Tap Room = Silver Screen and Silver City Collins Memorial Library + Tacoma Restaurant Week = food for thought WHAT NOW? That Kevin Hart keeps racking up the superlatives. He recently dethroned no less than Jerry Seinfeld as America’s highest-paid comic, and according to the promo for his latest concert flick, What Now?, he’s the first comedian ever to sell out a stadium. (53,000 folks in Philadelphia — though we say Gilbert Gottfried could pack Bass Pro Shops with the right promotion.) Taking

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Portland Trail Blazer lager, Death Hoppy Black Ale and Megadeth’s A Tout Le Monde

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A tout le monde / A tous mes amis / Je vous aime / Je dois partir / These are the last words I’ll ever speak/ And they’ll set me free. MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, OCT. 24 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom rocker. … Earlier this month, at the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, two South Sound beers stood head and shoulders above the competition. Located in Olympia, Fish Brewing Company’s American style wheat beer with yeast, Leavenworth Boulder Bend

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker: Halloween costumes, beer equations and R-Day

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There have been lots of posted Instagram photos to comb through this week. Humans dressed as deer, light beer equations and brewer memorials. 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 beer drinking pumpkin photos and be sure to tag @peaksandpints if you’d like a chance to be featured! Cheers! https://www.instagram.com/p/BLs0KqmAJtO/?taken-by=mountainbrewski https://www.instagram.com/p/BLqiah3Anq-/?taken-by=jimmi_theboot_davies https://www.instagram.com/p/BLri2FHBw9e/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLpGAc8gaYQ/?taken-by=allagashbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLuGQjphHsx/?taken-by=kenthoburn https://www.instagram.com/p/BLt_FgEhxdb/?taken-by=7seasbrew https://www.instagram.com/p/BLuLYBxB2ua/?taken-by=elysianbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLuiYGnjhDY/?taken-by=columbiadist_pdx https://www.instagram.com/p/BLuUmxUgYLH/?taken-by=sierranevada https://www.instagram.com/p/BLtwlKKBAtD/?taken-by=thebrewdad https://www.instagram.com/p/BLyFH47hth_/?taken-by=trnql https://www.instagram.com/p/BLyYBhhARyz/?taken-by=flyingdogbrewery https://www.instagram.com/p/BLxphKCF4jd/?taken-by=perfectpourpod https://www.instagram.com/p/BLuSaERgEX4/?taken-by=foundersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLuY68yAHAr/?taken-by=deschutesbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BLthjW4Br5_/?taken-by=thehopsartist https://www.instagram.com/p/BLwvzuwh9td/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLruQm2glbC/?taken-by=foundersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLwitVqD9kQ/?taken-by=dicksbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLwgmyoBIFr/?taken-by=harmonbrewingco https://www.instagram.com/p/BL2D0FeALba/?taken-by=jordanmarsh https://www.instagram.com/p/BL1l4XTgFLO/?taken-by=greenflashbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BL1brIbjxyT/?taken-by=aleauteur https://www.instagram.com/p/BL1GChkBFqi/?taken-by=oddotterbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BL2A8asgq4T/?taken-by=10barrelbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BL5Ao2OBqxa/?taken-by=cbiscuit705 https://www.instagram.com/p/BL5BO1zjAKM/?taken-by=buoybeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BL1kvVhAzu9/?taken-by=lalo1981_ https://www.instagram.com/p/BL435JIhKUn/?taken-by=gigharborbrew https://www.instagram.com/p/BL5Mdl9AW5A/?taken-by=brittany_spicer https://www.instagram.com/p/BL6Svvwg_lP/?taken-by=febyolla https://www.instagram.com/p/BL6HuWoAv03/?taken-by=honestbrew https://www.instagram.com/p/BL6XftdDR0c/?taken-by=fw_sourjim

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SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before SweetKiss Momma, Vanilla and Barleywine Revue

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Vanilla will rock The Valley tonight. SATURDAY, OCT. 22 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Jazzbones + Wingman Brewers = Southern rock and German pumpkins The Valley + Dick’s Brewing = saluting the past Dunagan Brewing Co. + The Hub in Gig Harbor = Barleywine and Hefeweizen Bonus: Top of Tacoma R-Day SWEETKISS MOMMA Proving that great Southern rock comes as much from the soul as the place of birth, SweetKiss Momma from Puyallup has been cranking out critically-acclaimed, independent American roots music over the last few years, blending its gritty Northwest origins with

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Dracula, vaudeville and blues

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Tacoma Little Theatre invited Dracula into its home. Photo courtesy of Facebook FRIDAY, OCT. 21 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Tacoma Little Theatre + Rainier Growlers = Killer Obsidian + Three Magnets Brewing Co. = feats of amazement G. Donnalson’s + North End Social Club = North End goodness SUCK ON THIS Just in time for Halloween, Dracula will sweep the stage at the Tacoma Little Theatre. Directed by Pug Bujeaud, this new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker’s classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert

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Beer Tourism Index, Wingman Noel and Yellow Snow in cans

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Rogue’s winter seasonal IPA is now in cans. MORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, OCT. 21 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom usefulness. … Travelocity has released its first Beer Tourism Index, working with the Brewers Association to highlight the best spots for beer lovers across the United States. Travelocity created the index after a survey they conducted last year, where three-fourths of the1,000-plus participating candidates said they’d like to take a trip that allowed them to explore craft breweries and taste local brews. Wingman Brewers

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Peaks and Pints to host Green Flash Treasure Chest fundraiser

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Peaks and Pints to host Green Flash Treasure Chest Fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Tacoma’s Proctor District. In the United States, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Although the overall rate of diagnosis of breast cancer increased in the 1990s, it began decreasing in 2000 and has remained steady in recent years. The overall breast cancer death rate has dropped steadily over the past 22 years. Pink campaigns have been remarkably successful in what they set out to do, namely increase breast cancer awareness

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Just Eat It and Just Rock It

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Watch the 75-minute documentary film Just Eat It about food waste and food rescue at the University of Washington-Tacoma tonight. THURSDAY, OCT. 20 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Valley + Parkway Tavern = winter is coming University of Washington Tacoma + Odd Otter Brewing Co. = to the rescue DOOM ROCK Portland trio Disenchanter echo 1970s rock without sounding like a retro rip-off, and are devastatingly heavy without getting bogged down like so many doom bands. Plus, frontwoman Sabine Stangenberg is a powerful vocal force that few of Disenchanter’s contemporaries can match.

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Drinking for Conservation and The Secret Life of Pets

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Blue Mouse Theatre + The Defiant Goldfish = animals rule Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. + 7 Seas Brewing = Europe in the house THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS Some franchises have legs and some just don’t, so it’s fortunate that Illumination Entertainment came along with its Despicable Me/Minions juggernaut, which we’ll wager is going to be a much longer-lived occupier of that old Hanna-Barbera space than poor Jimmy Neutron was. Enter Illumination’s new thought, The Secret Life of Pets, where humans step aside momentarily so we can get

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Last Call Comedy Showcase, Mountain Rescue Session Ale and Hipster Chef

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Wingman Brewers will host Last Call Comedy Showcase Oct. 22. MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom outlandishness. … Casey McLain, former Washington Beer Blog writer and beer podcaster, will host the Last Call Comedy Showcase at Wingman Brewers Saturday, Oct. 22. According to pre-show hype, “The show is a midnight show, and will feature some of the best comedians in the Puget Sound area. The show starts late, and borrows its concept from Seattle’s Super Secret Show, which,

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Our Little Sister and Dead Feminists

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Watch Our Little Sister at The Grand Cinema today. TUESDAY, OCT. 18 2017: South Sound events + craft beer … The Grand Cinema + The Copper Door = Stone cold Tacoma Public Library + Pint Defiance = O’Leary & Spring & Brown & Scary OUR LITTLE SISTER From Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda (After Life, Still Walking) comes Our Little Sister, a sweet, sensitive family drama based on the popular manga Umimachi Diary, by Akimi Yoshida. The story revolves around the lives of three sisters: responsible, motherly Sachi (Haruka Ayase), fun-loving Yoshino (Masami Nagasawa), and oddball Chika

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MONDAY PREFUNK: craft beer before Obrador and post-punkers

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Obrador will reunite after 10 years at Rhythm & Rye tonight. Photo courtesy of Facebook MONDAY, OCT. 17 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Rhythm & Rye + Spar Café = cheers to the past The Valley + 7 Seas Brewing = trivia slings and Arrows OBRADOR Performing from 1976-2006, Obrador released four CDs and performed as a seven-piece ensemble that grew to an 8-, 9- and 10-piece band. The band was a who’s who of local musical talent: Michael Moore, Michael Olson, Paul Hjelm, Tom Russell, Steve Luceno, Steven Bentley, Connie Bunyer and

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Wookey Jack terminated, brewery anniversaries and mad scientist brewers

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MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, OCT. 17 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom strangeness. … Firestone Walker Brewing Company says it will stop brewing Wookey Jack, Double Jack and Opal. Firestone Walker’s Proprietor’s Reserve line is winding down, and the three beers referenced above will accordingly dwindle from distribution by the end of the year. Vancouver, Washington’s established Loowit Brewing is celebrating their 4th Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 22. Loowit has won numerous Washington State Beer Awards, a silver at the World Beer Cup and recently helped launch North Bank

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SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Mr. Blackwatch, Alec Clayton and Thou Shall Kill

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Mr. Blackwatch will mooo-ve you to tears and cheers at The Spar tonight. Photo courtesy of Facebook SATURDAY, OCT. 15 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Spar + Pint Defiance = lasers and pumpkin beers Orca Books + Top Rung Brewing = Thurston County talent The Valley + Zog’s = death metal and fresh hops Bonus: Rainy Daze grand opening MR. BLACKWATCH In 2012, Tacoma musician, producer and actor Doug Mackey got the band back together — the band being Mister Blackwatch, which was born, lo, many years ago when the band had

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Teddy Haggarty and Lord Franzannian

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FRIDAY, OCT. 14 2016: South Sound events + craft beer Jazzbones + North 47 Brewing = new goodness Obsidian + Oly Taproom = spectacular TEDDY HAGGARTY PARTY Skeletons rock out. Mermaids rock out. Snakes weave. Unicorns hang out. Hey! Wait a minute! Is it? … It is. Tacoma artist Teddy Haggarty installed a new mural at Jazzbones. For 15 years, Haggarty’s menagerie of psychedelic animals adorned the Sixth Avenue hot spot’s east wall. Maybe you didn’t notice as you grinded before a DJ, but those critters went away months ago after a string of noise complaints drew scrutiny from the

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Starbucks Espresso Cloud IPA, Deschutes Jubelale and 2017 beer trends

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MORNING FOAM FOR OCT. 14 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom trends. … Starbucks is serving up its most experimental drink yet – a glass of IPA beer topped up with a shot of espresso. The beverage took a year for the Starbucks team to master and brings together two of the best drinks ever for really unusual creation. Dreamt up by coffee master Justin Burns-Beach, the Espresso Cloud IPA was inspired by the mixing process behind Starbucks’ Shakerato — where a combo of espresso and syrup is shaken

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Rita Moreno, Voice of Addition and Taylor Phelan

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She’s so pretty. THURSDAY, OCT. 13 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Washington Center + Fish Tale Brewpub = history The Valley + BrewDad’s of Bonney Lake = Smash Fresh Hop Jazzbones + Farrelli’s Pizza = rising to the top Pacific Lutheran University + Rainier Growlers = oafs and gourds RITA MORENO Back in the 1950s, when Rita Moreno was beginning her film career (she began at a much younger age in theater in New York City), there weren’t many Latina roles, and the ones that did exist were degrading and demeaning. Early on,

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Best Bagger Battle and Ghost Hunters

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  WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … McGavick Conference Center + Odd Otter Brewing Co. = Odd shapes and Oddtoberfest Harlequin Productions + Northwest Beerwerks = Lights Out BEST BAGGER BATTLE Paper or plastic? Grocery stores are ticking time bombs of OCD-triggering mania and wellsprings of pet peeves that make normally kindhearted people want to stab their fellow shoppers through the eyehole with a carrot. Most of the complaints are aimed at the baggers. At 3 p.m., baggers who know what he or she is doing will converge on the McGavick Conference Center in Lakewood

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Tacoma food ranked, #MyDeadGuy and hoppiest beers of all times

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Up close look at Sierra Nevada’s Hop Torpedo / photo credit Pappi Swarner MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom (actually top) IBUs. … If you like good food and craft beer, Tacoma is the place to be, according to a survey from WalletHub, ranked 47th in the nation. The site says that Americans spend a third of their food dollars on restaurants. Ten Rogues will win their face on a bottle of Dead Guy Ale this Halloween with

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Mobina Galore and Dreamland

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TUESDAY, OCT. 11 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Valley + Gig Harbor Blazing Onion = beer Galore Tacoma Film Festival + Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. = Dreamland MOBINA GALORE Mobina Galore, a female duo that comes off like Courtney Love fronting the New Bomb Turks, will rock The Valley tonight. Jenna Priestner makes a retro-tinted garage-pop racket as the singer-guitarist of the scrappy two-piece. Marcia Hanson drives the drums. Mobina Galore creates an in-your-face dynamic that moves with an approachable force, often lashing out with a flurry of white-heat guitar violence, and then striking a dramatic

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MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before cartoons and Jewish pioneers

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Watch a stop motion sci-fi action thriller about squirrel apartheid and other cartoons at The Grand Cinema tonight. MONDAY, OCT. 10 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Tacoma Film Festival + Narrows Brewing = squirrel apartheid and super alpha University of Puget Sound + 7 Seas Brewing = wet goods and wet hops NOT YOUR SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS Tacoma Film Festival continues with seven screenings today, including “Not Your Saturday Morning Cartoons” showcase at 9:15 p.m. We’re talking sci-fi action thriller about squirrel apartheid; a wild, innocent cat vs. a strange monster; hip, party-loving

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World Beers Awards, record hop year and batteries from beer

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Welcome back MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY,OCT. 10 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom Morpheus. … Fish Brewing Company in Olympia grabbed a bunch of awards at the 2016 World Beer Awards. Fish’s Leavenworth Biers Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen won United States Best Dark Wheat Beer 2016, Fish Tale Beyond The Pale won USA Pale Silver Medal 2016, and its Reel Ales 10 Squared won United States Best Pale Barley Wine 2016. For a complete list of 2016 World Beer Awards winners, click here. It was

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker: Great Beer festivals, pumpkin diving and dead brewers

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There has been lots of Instagram photos to comb through this week. Awards were given out, pumpkins were tapped and costumes were donned. 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 beer nestled against cactus photos and be sure to tag @peaksandpints if you’d like a chance to be featured! Cheers! https://www.instagram.com/p/BLHjDTUh_5P/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLHcYXAgJuN/?taken-by=napasmithbrewery https://www.instagram.com/p/BLHI5LRhsaQ/?taken-by=yakimavalleyhops https://www.instagram.com/p/BLGRZUkBDEY/?taken-by=trnql https://www.instagram.com/p/BLJDpUkhqOP/?taken-by=trnql https://www.instagram.com/p/BLQFglkBHFb/?taken-by=oddotterbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLO29CmhAV2/?taken-by=harmonbrewingco https://www.instagram.com/p/BLPcA8vA0nJ/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLO5qh0BcGB/?taken-by=jayrayadspr https://www.instagram.com/p/BLPXS38A_cx/?taken-by=moderntimesbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BLQZ_oABpYl/?taken-by=mykrislife https://www.instagram.com/p/BLQF8WnBYGz/?taken-by=therealbradykelleher https://www.instagram.com/p/BLQBeG9DLmV/?taken-by=kellyjsmith1 https://www.instagram.com/p/BLSORwtDjTR/?taken-by=oktoberfestnw https://www.instagram.com/p/BLRcNiKh642/?taken-by=elysianbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLSaV_iDpJJ/?taken-by=philipsburgbrew https://www.instagram.com/p/BLSnj8QBfY8/?taken-by=samistephenson https://www.instagram.com/p/BLT_CNdgTiB/?taken-by=10barrelbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUYbAsgq4z/?taken-by=washingtonbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BLT3heSha1u/?taken-by=harmonbrewingco https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUlWNaBLJ6/?taken-by=elysianbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWTjQsBQxR/?taken-by=themigueledwards https://www.instagram.com/p/BLVQOt1Dodn/?taken-by=travisamonroe https://www.instagram.com/p/BLVDhSjBOQO/?taken-by=jrclotfe https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUdcsRhL55/?taken-by=kaitlynwitman https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWYJJxDj6s/?taken-by=ssiegel32 https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWRHbZg7Et/?taken-by=positivelynatural https://www.instagram.com/p/BLULw_qgbYf/?taken-by=greatdividebrew https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWVVcXhUiz/?taken-by=onus_iv https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWPnEeh7t_/?taken-by=k_doetsch https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUeG5cjHRR/?taken-by=thebeeroness https://www.instagram.com/p/BLUORF6AEDV/?taken-by=nolibrewhouse

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Photos: Elysian Brewing 2016 Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

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Jeanette and Donovan DeWitt of Sumner took first place in the 2016 Great Pumpkin Beer Festival costume contest. Photo by Pappi Swarner By now, everyone knows Elysian Brewing’s 2016 Great Pumpkin Beer Festival was a version of Hurricane Matthew with cinnamon, cloves and allspice. It was wet, windy, and the line to get in and the lines to grab beer were lengthy, but that didn’t stop us from having a good time. A little rain and line (OK, a lot of rain and lines) didn’t stop enthusiasts from standing together to enjoy some of the finest

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GABF 2016: Washington state award winners

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Dave Pendleton, head brewer, and Julie Pendleton, owner, grabbed silver for their Dick’s Brewing Co.’s Barleywine. Photo courtesy of Facebook It was a pretty good day for Washington state breweries at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival Awards ceremony, the beer world’s equivalent to the Oscars. The annual commercial brewing contest and tasting event, sponsored by the Brewers Association, was held in Denver yesterday as part of the annual ginormous three-day beer festival that sees 800 U.S. breweries pouring 3,800 beers to some 60,000 attendees. Out of nearly 7,227 entries form 1,752 breweries, 286 medals were awarded

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