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MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before stories and blues

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Creative Colloquy will hold court at B Sharp Coffee House at 7 p.m. MONDAY, NOV. 21 2016: South Sound events + craft beer B Sharp Coffee House + Peaks and Pints = packing a punch G. Donnalson’s + Zog’s = badder than old King Kong SPOKEN WORD Creative Colloquy invites lovers of the literary and admirers of the craft of storytelling to gather at B Sharp Coffee House at 7 p.m. for another night of creative writing performances and open mic. Featured Readers include Sam Snoek-Brown, Dianne Bunnell, Kristine M. Smith and others. If you wield

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker: holiday sweaters, beer balls and bridesmaids

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Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole are great and all (Psych! Green bean casserole is nasty!), but let’s be honest: if you’re going to make it through a night of loud-mouthed relatives, football upsets, and Grandma’s “special” holiday dish, you’re gonna need craft beer. Take a look at the pretty beer photos from this week’s Instragram Stalker to perhaps give you inspiration on what to get for your table! This week, holiday sweaters, beer balls, bridesmaids and more. Be sure to keep posting those craft beer nestled against cactus photos and be sure to tag @peaksandpints if you’d

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SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before jazz, blues, comedy and metal in Tacoma

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Kareem Kandi Band performs at Doyle’s Public House tonight. SATURDAY, NOV. 19 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … G. Donnalson’s + Peaks and Pints = Proctor pairing Doyle’s Public House + Tacoma Brewing Co. = St. Helens Avenue pairing Wingman Brewers + Narrows Brewing Co. = Friendsgiving B Sharp Coffee House + Gig Harbor Brewing Co. = Big Gig The Valley + Rainier Growlers = sleaze and sour RED & RUBY Some people can sing, but can’t entertain. Some people can entertain, but can’t sing. Lavon Hardison excels at both. The Olympia-based vocalist possesses

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Chucky, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Ethan Tucker

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FRIDAY, NOV. 18 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Blue Mouse Theatre + Peaks and Pints = XX marks the spot Broadway Center + Edison City Alehouse = ensembles Pints Barn + The Eastside Club Tavern = right amount of malt sweetness CHUCKY IN PROCTOR In the world of horror movies, a filmmaker is lucky to have even one hit that transcends any kind of critical or financial success to become a genre classic. Writer-director Tom Holland had several, including Fright Night and Child’s Play, the later screening at 10 p.m. in the Blue Mouse Theatre as part

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Peaks and Pints in the news, Beer Church IPA and Firestone Walker contest

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MORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 18 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom reindeer … In October, the area’s first Greek distillery opened in a business park in Lakewood. This month, Dystopian State opened in one of Tacoma’s funky old buildings in the St. Helens neighborhood. And there’s one more to add to your list: Peaks and Pints. The taproom is an ode to South Sound and Northwest craft beer built into an old theater in the Proctor neighborhood. News Tribune food and drink journalist Sue Kidd reports says

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We’re pFrieming of a Craft Christmas

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When Matt Kotwasinski, right, isn’t arm-wrestling Mike Bosold of Click Wholesale Distributing, he’s spreading the good word on pFriem Family Brewers’ Flanders Blonde. Photo credit Pappi Swarner Sour beers are entering the craft beer mainstream, appealing to enthusiasts who are on the lookout for anything complex, wild, funky and distinctive. “There is a lot more interest in sours,” says Matt Kotwasinski, who carries the title of “Farmer” at pFriem Family Brewers but has his hands in many aspects at the Hood River, Oregon, brewery. “[Sours] aren’t overtaking IPAs and hoppy beers, but drinkers look for them.”

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Sign Book and Spirits Auction, adult coloring and punk rock

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THURSDAY, NOV. 17 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … King’s Books + Peaks and Pints = collaborations Northern Pacific Coffee Co. + Silver City Brewery = joy to the world The Valley + Odd Otter Brewing Co. = playful animals SIGNED BOOK AND WINE AUCTION Books, beer, and politics. It’s not the sexiest of three-ways, but it’s exciting all the same — at least in the humble opinion of Peaks and Pints. At 7 p.m., Pierce County Prosecutor and popular Northwest writer Mark Lindquist will sponsor and host his 8th annual Signed Book and Spirits Auction rally and

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before singer-songwriters and Zimbabwe tunes

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Stephanie Anne Johnson is part of the Songwriters in the Round at B Sharp Coffee House tonight. WEDNESDAY NOV. 16 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. + Peaks and Pints = Kristen Marlo and Kristal Dunkel Weizen B Sharp Coffee House + The Red Hot = Wild University of Puget Sound + Pint Defiance = dynamic duo SINGING BEERTENDER Singer/songwriter Kristen Marlo began singing before she could talk, and hasn’t stopped since. She is a classically trained vocalist and self-taught guitarist, but also an accomplished composer and lyricist and

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Festival of the Dark Arts, Shortest Day CDA and Founders Brewing headed to Washington state

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Saturday Feb. 18, 2017, all areas of the Fort George Brewery block will be overflowing with dark art, darker entertainment, and the darkest selection of craft beer ever assembled. MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom scariness. … Jack Harris co-founded Fort George Brewery in 2007. He began his brewing career at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse in 1990, and it was there in Hillsboro that he organized his first Stout Month, which featured four varieties. When he brought the

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before book chat and Amy Adam vs aliens

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Arrival may offer a few too many metaphors to keep some viewers engaged. But it’s guaranteed to stick in your mind a fair amount longer than, say, Men in Black 3. TUESDAY, NOV. 15 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Wheelock Library  + Peaks and Pints = Proctor The Grand Cinema + Pacific Brewing & malting Co. = sci-fi BOOK CHAT Who is Bob Stevenson? Is he Archie B. Billingsly, suffering from dissociative identity disorder and subject to brilliant flights of fancy and bizarre, violent fits? Or is he the reincarnation of Robert Louis

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MONDAY PREFUNK: Carr, Clayton and two brewers named Harris

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Tacoma history front and center at the University of Puget Sound tonight. MONDAY, NOV. 14 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Wheelock Student Center + Peaks and Pints = H.C and J.H. King’s Books + Local Boys Tap Room = small towns represent CARR TALK Job Carr is credited as the first permanent residence of a settler in what is now Tacoma. He arrived on Christmas Day 1864, cut out a paper snowflake, put cookies in front of the fireplace then filed a land claim for 168 acres in what is now part of

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Seattle Cider Company medals, Winter Beer Festival and Fa La La La La Winter Ale

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Seattle Cider Company medaled at the 2016 Festival of Barrel Aged Beer in Chicago. MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, NOV. 14 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom zeptoseconds. … The world’s largest barrel-aged beer competition, held at the Festival of Barrel Aged Beer (FoBAB) in Chicago, is in the history books. The FoBAB 2016 awards have been announced. The winners include Seattle Cider Company, which took second and third place for its Red Wine Barrel Aged Berry and Wild Fermented Heirloom, respectively. The ever-popular Winter

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker: showers beers, wortmobile and tongues

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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 brewery bike racks and the latest action along the production line. This week, showers beers, wortmobile, tongues and more. Be sure to

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Enjoying 7 Seas Brewing Co. Broken Mast Brown Ale in Proctor

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Cooler weather means changes on local beer shelves, including an influx of winter ales and craft beer with Santa on the label. But for many a craft beer geek, fall means savoring one of the most unappreciated styles — the humble brown ale. Although brown ales are made year round, there’s something about their subtle hints of chocolate and roast that pair well with an autumn day. Brown ales are, duh, brown in color, sometimes nearly opaque. The coloring stems from dark malts used in the brewing process. In the nose, expect toffee and caramel notes. Often there are hints

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SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Agent Orange, The Junebugs and holiday shopping

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SATURDAY, NOV. 12 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Jazzbones + Peaks and Pints = Old So-Cal surf-punk and Old Embalmer Libertine Tacoma + Wingman Brewers = Denizens of Tacoma Rhythm & Rye + Three Magnets Brewing Co. = folksy goodness and deliciousness AGENT ORANGE Agent Orange is old, and so are you. You listened to them on a boombox, right? A real boombox, about the size of a microwave. A boombox in the parking lot of the bank where you went to skate on real skateboards, boards with trucks no wider than your fist. That boombox was toast long before

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Jolly Roger Christmas Ale party, The Big Swig and Bend Ale Festival

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Maritime Pacific Brewing Co. will celebrate the release of its Jolly Roger Christmas Ale at its Seattle brewery tonight. MORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 11: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom attack. … Maritime Pacific Brewing’s Jolly Roger Christmas Ale is all about tantalizing mysteries that make science and the rational mind twitch and hiccup, then shrug and think oh man this is awesome. At 5 p.m. in the brewery’s Seattle Ballard neighborhood brewery and taproom Jolly Roger will receive a giant hug in the

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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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