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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker: Snow beers, beer cars and music to our beers

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This week’s Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker, er, stalks snow beers, beer cars, music beers and more. 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/BOgL1H6g2Ks/?taken-by=matchlessbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOh_f2Rhhi9/?taken-by=breaksidebrews https://www.instagram.com/p/BOnMRc8AcOg/?taken-by=10barrelbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOm0I6oADh1/?taken-by=filip.adam https://www.instagram.com/p/BOnoldgjIRz/?taken-by=heathenbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOvuEBoD3gt/?taken-by=_hoplovr https://www.instagram.com/p/BO2u0L0BiQK/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BO0qRMMBLy_/?taken-by=pikebrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BO5zevVBe7V/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BO5PG0CjFqY/?taken-by=thebeeroness https://www.instagram.com/p/BO5lSqPBiEt/?taken-by=oddotterbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-er4FhtbW/?taken-by=ninkasibrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BO8a_ZfA2UJ/?taken-by=allagashbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-UsXSFvgc/?taken-by=ashevillebrewingco https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-__NNBvA7/?taken-by=10barrelbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BPAPwt1hnt2/?taken-by=trnql  

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Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow at Peaks and Pints

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Oh sure you’ve got your Kiss Ass Blasters and your epic Hopulus Erectus and your exploding Mount Saint Humulus, and every single thing everywhere smells like some combination of pine and hops and citrus and hops and happiness and hops and anxiety and hops and malt, of course. And sure there’s your rampant witty T-shirts, Magic Marker hop tattoos, sudden vicious unrelenting laugh attacks and Uber. This is pretty much a given. And of course there is always, always Drinkability. All topped off by the glory that is a “Roadshow.” Bless you Kim and Kendall Jones. We speak, of course,

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SATURDAY PREFUNK: American music paired with Pacific Northwest beer

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SATURDAY, JAN. 7 2017: South Sound events + craft beer … Doyle’s Public House + Peaks and Pints = Oregon in the house Jazzbones + Narrows Brewing = Ring of Fire OREGON TALENT Cascade Crescendo, from Portland, Oregon, has been crafting its own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, Cascade Crescendo plays original, high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana with Hunter White before the mic, Den Beck on blazing fast mandolin, Taylor Skiles thumping bass lines and Harrison Olk going all Scruggs-style banjo with high lonesome harmony vocals. The quartet is as quick with

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Mix-A-Six: From Dark to Light

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Head to Peaks and Pints’ cooler and create a six-pack. OSKAR BLUES TEN FIDY There are boastful stouts with a bitter bite and modest stouts that are like silky milk chocolate. Oskar Blues Ten Fidy is at Camp Bitter, and the marshmallows have been held over the fire too long, as the nose tells us. There are definitely layers of malty sweetness, but this beer is so roasted, and so hoppy that it comes off as bitter as hell, like the darkest chocolate matched with the blackest coffee kind of bitter. Speaking of dark, make sure you have some White

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Finding Founders Brewing at Peaks and Pints

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Founders Brewing Co., located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been churning out beers since its founding in 1997 — but, until recently, not in the Pacific Northwest. In 2015, Founders finalized selling 30% of its company to the Mahou San Miguel group of Spain, which meant Founders could expand their reach into new markets — Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Peaks and Pints now carries Founders, specifically: All Day IPA: a balanced “session IPA,” constrained to a reasonable 4.2 percent ABV for repeated drinking; Dirty Bastard: an 8.5% ABV Scotch ale brewed with seven different malts and packed with flavors and

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Let’s do the craft beer again

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FRIDAY, JAN. 6 2017: South Sound event paired with a craft beer … Lakewood Playhouse + Peaks and Pints = Dr. Frank-N-Furter and the Goat Boater LET’S DO THE TIME WARP It’s time to do the time ­warp again. Decades after its debut, cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show remains a late-night cinema sensation. You already know how this goes: Brad and Janet stumbled into a strange castle filled with even stranger people, and the audience turns traditional movie going into an interactive event — but this time, it’s not on the silver screen, it’s performed live, as directed by

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Tacoma tree chat and Billy Stoops

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THURSDAY, JAN. 5 2017: South Sound events + craft beer Wingman Brewers + Peaks and Pints = Tacoma Needs Trees and O-Town Brewing Flanagan’s Craft Pub + Silver City Brewery = Stoops and bourbon TACOMA NEEDS TREES Did you know that it has been 90 years since the city of Tacoma updated its tree codes? At that time, Tacoma was still being clear-cut, Herbert Hoover was president and Prohibition was a thing. To give Tacoma’s trees some much-needed love and attention, Green Drink Tacoma is throwing an (ironic) birthday party for the City’s tree codes. Come celebrate the big 9-0 with your

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Washington Hop Mob returns, Cascade Brewing Blueberry and New Holland 17% ABV craft beer

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MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, JAN. 5 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom soul stealer. … A brewer of imperial IPAs, Adam Robbings of Reuben’s Brews in Seattle shined a spotlight on triple IPAs in 2014 launching the Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow, a series of triple IPA tasting events in Western Washington. The two-week event was a smash(ed) success. Kim and Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog took over the Mob in 2015. The Hop Mob Roadshow is back, kicking off with a 32 Triple IPA

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Tacoma musicians paired with craft beer

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James Haye performs at G. Donnalson’s tonight. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … G. Donnalson’s + Peaks and Pints = Proctor night Northern Pacific Coffee Co. + The Red Hot = Voodoo and you do BLUES GUITAR It’s been a long week already, and the weekend seems so far away. You need to wash away your Hump Day woes with some fine wines. Hell, bring the whole work crew to G. Donnalson’s for some tasty wine and blues. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., James Haye will deliver an evening of smooth and

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Bale Breaker White Pass Instagram contest

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#freshofftheslopes We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of people craft beer after a day on the slopes. OK, we’ve never said that, but Bale Breaker Brewing Company did. OK, Bale Breaker probably didn’t say that, but the Yakima Valley brewery sure wants to see pictures of you drinking its beer after a day at White Pass Ski Area. Bale Breaker has launched an Instagram contest asking people to post pictures showing Bale Breaker love at White Pass with the tag, #freshofftheslopes. Does performing an Ollie off an

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer and events for theater and game nerds

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Lonny Price’s documentary is an intimate portrait of the composer’s greatest disappointment. TUESDAY, JAN. 3 2017: South Sound events + craft beer The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = Best Worst and best best Game ON! + Rainier Growlers = Blocks and Dragons CURTAIN CALL In 1981, Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, and George Furth embarked on Merrily We Roll Along, a musical based on the 1934 George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart comedy told in reverse: the characters, played by a cast of teenage unknowns, begin as disillusioned adults and end as starry-eyed adolescents. Though

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MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before La La Land and Open Mic Land

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MONDAY, JAN. 2 2017: South Sound events + craft beer … The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = Listen to the music The Swiss + Parkway Tavern = Surprises SHALL THEY DANCE? La La Land is not for the cynical. Whiplash writer-director Damien Chazelle’s dazzling, ambitious modern-day musical is fresh yet nostalgic, paying tribute to song-and-dance classics such as “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Swing Time.” Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, pairing for the third time after Crazy, Stupid, Love and Gangster Squad, play a struggling actress and jazz musician who fall for each other after years of chasing

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SUNDAY PREFUNK: Model Train Festival paired with Alaskan Brewing Perseverance Ale

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All aboard! SUNDAY, JAN.1 2017: Tacoma event paired with craft beer CHOO CHOO There are some hobbies better kept to yourself. You know, the ones you do alone in your basement late at night. And then there are some truly cool hobbies, like model railroads. These should be celebrated and dragged out in the open for all to admire. Which is why the 21st Annual Model Train Festival, downtown Tacoma’s biggest model railroad exposition (taking into account, of course, the relatively small size of the subjects at hand because they are, of course, models), is being

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SATURDAY PREFUNK: New Year’s Eve events paired with craft beer

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Peaks and Pints and Hop Valley Brewing Co. host a New Year’s Eve party in Tacoma’s Proctor District. SATURDAY, DEC. 31 2016: South Sound events + craft beer FIRST NIGHT Having fun is so much easier when the day doesn’t demand it. Ridiculous, stupid holiday expectations. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re not one of those people who has been preparing for New Year’s Eve for so long that you passed out a couple days ago. Which makes for a much better chance that you are one of those people who may want to attend

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Craft beer in 2016 and 2017, Great Notion Double Stack Imperial Stout and Holy Mountain Three Fates Pilsner

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Each of these Ninkasi beers profile a different take on a traditional IPA MORNING FOAM FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 31: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom news. … CRAFT BEER IN 2016: Much like the 12 months before it, 2016 brought plenty of headlines about the continued evolution of the beer segment. Dozens of craft brewery owners sold all or parts of their businesses, key executives at many of the country’s top beer companies vacated their positions and taproom culture began to boom at a time

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer and cider before The Secret Lives of Stars and The Eyes of My Mother

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See Stars at the Pierce College Science Dome tonight. FRIDAY, DEC. 30 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Pierce College + Peaks and Pints = stars and apples The Grand Cinema + Engine House No. 9 = Firestone Walker and White Elephant CONSIDER SPACE Not all stars are created equal. Some are massive. Others are tiny; almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star will determine what type of life it will lead, how long it might live and even the type of death it will die. The Pierce College Science Dome screens The

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Swamp Meat and Lagunitas

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THURSDAY, DEC. 29 2016: Tacoma event paired with craft beer … WINTER OF LOVE Some 50 years ago, throngs of idealistic youth danced with flowers in their hair for what is still known as the Summer of Love. That singular season spawned a vibrantly creative culture, and helped launch a psychedelic music scene that still resonates today in Seattle band Swamp Meat. The band brings a lazy ’60s feel to their lighter, floral-patterned, psychedelic-tinged garage. Swamp meat joins similar ilk guitarist Talison Crosby and Baywitch for an 8 p.m. at The Valley. Peace. PREFUNK: Peaks and Pints invites you to

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: De Troch Winter Gueuze and surprise stories

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WEDNESDAY, DEC 28 2016: Tacoma event paired with craft beer … SURPRISE! Whether it’s the ability to nap anytime you please, or living life sans bills and monthly payments, children seem to enjoy many of life’s luxuries — but kids shouldn’t get to have all the fun. B Sharp Coffee House hosts “Something To Tell” storytelling for adults at 6 p.m. Tonight’s theme is “Surprises” — shocking stories and stories coming out of left field, much like if Rosebud, the source of the single happiest memory of Charles Foster Kane’s life, was a New York City hooker. PREFUNK: It’s the

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Fish Brewing Pub Tacoma, Flood Valley Brewing Chehalis and best beers of 2016

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Fish Brewing Co. will open a Pub & Eatery in Tacoma next year. MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom tiny snowman. … Fish Brewing Company will open a new Pub & Eatery on the Grand Plaza at The Shops at Point Ruston in Tacoma. The restaurant will be approximately 6,900 square feet with a seating capacity of 360 guests including a second story terrace and outdoor seating. It will feature a similar menu as the Olympia Fish Tale

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Trolls, spins and crazy Scandinavian

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TUESDAY, DEC. 27 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Blue Mouse Theatre + Peaks and Pints = Trolls, glitter, sparkles, rainbows, unicorns and beer flights Polar Plaza + Powerhouse Brewery = Upright spin and Up Plum Kriek Olympia Film Society + Three Magnets Brewing Co. = Sour Scandinavian and Sour Red Rye TROLLS IN PROCTOR Dreamworks Animation bought the commercial rights to the famous Troll dolls lock, stock and barrel in order to start developing this animated foray six years ago. The central conceit of focusing on the most optimistic Troll in history sounds like something that was

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker Holiday Edition

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There have been lots of posted photos to comb through these past two weeks. Santa drank beer. Sweaters were worn. Beards were decorated. You’ll find all that (plus silliness) right here in the holiday 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/BN-FuqugcKN/?taken-by=soundbrewery https://www.instagram.com/p/BN9518EhJGR/?taken-by=rogueales https://www.instagram.com/p/BN-PW9VAnaF/?taken-by=allagashbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOBgdC1Bd-0/?taken-by=fairhaven_stonesthrowbrewery https://www.instagram.com/p/BOBysTal_5s/?taken-by=theredhot https://www.instagram.com/p/BOBu3qBBRNj/?taken-by=b.i.g.beerd https://www.instagram.com/p/BODmVK-B5z2/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOD5vT3B6oq/?taken-by=machinehouse https://www.instagram.com/p/BOC_FQiB49L/?taken-by=hopvalleybrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOGPGuKjj-J/?taken-by=wanderbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOGui4kh8xE/?taken-by=propolisbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOGuLzkAFds/?taken-by=ehfungi https://www.instagram.com/p/BOFkzw5gDAq/?taken-by=allagashbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BODYVpTBoju/?taken-by=baerlicbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOBEu3rBSYl/?taken-by=oddotterbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOJYL4TDYap/?taken-by=enginehouseno9 https://www.instagram.com/p/BN8DMU6ghPn/?taken-by=toprungbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOJM4dvhp_L/?taken-by=narrowsbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BONzdxFgWC4/?taken-by=greenflashbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BOQreRhACUo/?taken-by=triceratopsbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOQkViTBZez/?taken-by=stonebrewingco https://www.instagram.com/p/BOQjK_LFu7r/?taken-by=worthybrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOQitWaBavU/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOSomoAjLne/?taken-by=thebeeroness https://www.instagram.com/p/BOPuwQBg3sr/?taken-by=filip.adam https://www.instagram.com/p/BOOWx9HjxFa/?taken-by=craft_not_crap https://www.instagram.com/p/BOQvhaoDGGY/?taken-by=ninkasibrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOStY2ZBZ_5/?taken-by=harmonbrewingco https://www.instagram.com/p/BOZ9IUCgP5R/?taken-by=lalo1981_ https://www.instagram.com/p/BOaVuJTBR27/?taken-by=wetcoastbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOXspXlD4Ok/?taken-by=dicksbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BOckN2-joQ6/?taken-by=mikehessbrewing

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before burlesque Christmas carols and punk rock

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It’s beginning to look a lot like … burlesque caroling tonight. FRIDAY, DEC. 23 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Gritty City Sirens + Peaks and Pints = Christmas carols The Valley + Zog’s = Hefe Reign and punk reign CHRISTMAS CAROLS When we think about Christmas, we think burlesque. There’s something about sultry, fishnets and pasties that send joy to our hearts. Apparently, we are not alone. Tacoma’s burlesque troupe Gritty City Sirens celebrate their 6-year anniversary with a Christmas Caroling Pub Crawl in Tacoma tonight. The buxom crew of ladies will be

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Pike Brewing Chocofest, Black Raven Redfeather SIPA and Dogfish Head Vanilla World Wide Stout

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We heart Pike Chocofest! MORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, DEC. 23 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom sing-along. Pike Brewing has picked a date for its annual Chocofest — Sunday, Feb. 12. The downtown Seattle brewery celebrates Valentine’s Day with unlimited food bites from premiere local restaurants and talented chocolatiers, alongside delicious sips from local brewers, wineries and distillers. There’s even a cask beer section, with unique cask beers available for just that one night. Black Raven Brewing out of Redmond, Washington, releases its Redfeather

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Barleywine Revue, jazz jam and Jackie Kennedy

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Barleywine Revue performs at Peaks and Pints tonight. THURSDAY, DEC. 22 2016: South Sound events + craft beer Barleywine Revue + Peaks and Pints = bluegrass and barleywine B Sharp Coffee House + Boathouse 19 = snapbacks and sweaters The Grand Cinema + Harmon Tap Room = the days before and the days after BLUEGRASS AND BARLEYWINE Doggie Claws! Reindeer Tears! Wait: What’s that? Is Great-Aunt Betsy drunkenly shouting holiday memories at Sunday dinner again? No, no — those are just names of two excellent barley wines. (Although, if Aunt Betsy wants to get tanked at

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Miracle on 34th Street, Model Train Festival and Polar Plaza

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = Christmas tale and Christmas Ale Washington State History Museum + The Red Hot = going small and going big Polar Plaza + Two Town Pub and Cafe = Jump sequence and Jubelale Fantasy Lights + Delia’s Oakland Lounge = drive-thru and Dick’s brew Tacoma Musical Playhouse + Rainier Growlers = Charlie Brown and Eric Akeson THE REAL THING You have the tree picked out, every box of yard decorations categorized, and the yuletide music at full blast. Now all you need

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Boundary Bay Brewery Bootlegger Barrel Series, Shmaltz Pastrami Pilsner and beer bongs

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MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom Griswold. … Boundary Bay Brewery releases its Bootlegger Barrel Series beers today. The series includes six beers, ranging from a bourbon barrel oatmeal stout to a cherry sour beer brewed with local heirloom cherries. Jester King Brewery has a hand in Fair Isle Brewing, which has plans to open a Seattle location in early 2018. Left Hand Brewing’s 2017 line-up introduces a variety of seasonals and limited releases including a new saison line, small-batch can releases, and

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Beatles White Album and Christmas Revels

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TUESDAY, DEC. 20 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = John Lennon and John O’Gara Christmas Revels + The Copper Door = European influence THE WHITE ALBUM Composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans young and old into the Abbey Road Studio with the Fab Four as they create their best-selling album, The Beatles (commonly referred to as The White Album). Released in 1968, the 30 songs — which include “Revolution,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Blackbird” — pack elements of hard rock, country, chamber music, avant-garde and recording tricks George

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MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Creative Colloquy Volume Three and holiday lights

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Pile into the car and tour Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park tonight. MONDAY, DEC. 19 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Creative Colloquy + Peaks and Pints = Good story Zoolights + Fantasy Lights + Harmon Tap Room = Christmas NIGHT OF STORYTELLING Do you like big finales? Do you enjoy literary shenanigans? Well, get your butt to B Sharp Coffee House at 7 p.m. as the monthly Creative Colloquy storytelling session takes it to the next level with Creative Colloquy Volume Three book launch and reading extravaganza. Volume Three is the cumulative efforts

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SATURDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Strangely Alright and holiday shopping

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It’s going to be Strangely Alright at The Swiss tonight. Original photo by Sean Van Dommelen SATURDAY, DEC. 17 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Swiss + Peaks and Pints = Alright! Rhythm & Rye + Top Rung Brewing Co. = original holiday ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT Strangely Alright is more than all right — the band is awesome. Its music is fun, timeless and real. Fronted by longtime Tacoma musician Regan Lane (Baby Knockors, Strypes, Groovy Times in Babylon, BrokenNess), take the Beatles and Super Furry Animals sprinkled it with some Bowie, Traveling

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Gremlins, Busta Rhymes and Handel’s Messiah

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FRIDAY, DEC. 16 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Blue Mouse Theatre + Peaks and Pints = Mogwai and Huyghe Tacoma Dome + Silver City Brewery = Time Traveller Symphony Tacoma + Edison City Alehouse = halllll-lelujah FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS Were this a saner world, Phoebe Cates’ grisly monologue about why she hates Christmas in Gremlins would be just as cherished as the explanation of why bells ring at the end of It’s a Wonderful Life. Those of us who like holiday movies to resemble our holiday moods would then be encouraged to head off to The

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Art Bus, Star Wars and holiday jazz

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THURSDAY, DEC. 15 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Tacoma Art Bus + Peaks and Pints = holiday gifts Rogue One: A Star Wars Story + Rainier Growlers = Light and Dark Side Rhythm & Rye + Fish Tale Brewpub = hint of vanilla HOLIDAY ART BUS The iconic Tacoma Art Bus tour, hosted by Duchess of Downtown Tours, is a guided tour that runs on the third Thursday of the month. The evening tour visits various art exhibits throughout Tacoma, and celebrity tour guides, games, prizes, swag and good eats are signatures of the trip. Launching from

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Overhang Bourbon Imperial Porter release, best beers in America and Shortest Day CDA Bash

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Find Two Beers Brewing Co.’s Overhang Imperial Porter. MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom Chuck E. Cheese Challenge. … Two Beers Brewing Co. has released its 2016 Overhang Bourbon Imperial Porter in 22-ounce wax-dipped bottles. Overhang is a uniquely boozy beer perfect for the season, aged in bourbon barrels for six months with cocoa, cinnamon and a touch of cloves. The result is a roasted caramel and molasses nose with a rich brown head. Men’s Journal, a monthly

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Big Band Christmas, live music and Ripley

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In the Capitol Theater everyone can hear you scream. WEDNESDAY, DEC 14 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Tacoma Community College + Peaks and Pints = Taste from the past The Valley + Pint Defiance = sweaters and live music Olympia Film Society + Pints & Quarts = Ripley and dunkelweizens BIG BAND CHRISTMAS If all you want for Christmas is a beautiful, live concert, the Groovin’ Higher Orchestra is the answer and they’d prefer not to be wrapped. Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra is a who’s who of big band musicians in the

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TUESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before science and seeds

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TUESDAY, DEC. 13 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Swiss + Peaks and Pints = Think & Drink The Grand Cinema + Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. = Seed and seasonal THINK & DRINK Whether it’s credentialed neuroscientists delivering a solid 25 minutes on the mysteries of the brain or a lecture on difference between a regular robot and a killer robot, Grit City Think & Drink brings scientists and scholars face-to-face with the general public in the comfortable, lively atmosphere at 6:30 p.m. in The Swiss Restaurant and Pub. The evening begins with a 25-minute presentation

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MONDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before White Christmas and live band sing-alongs

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The Grand Cinema will screen White Christmas tonight, offering movie-goers a chance to sing-along with the film. MONDAY, DEC. 13 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Grand Cinema + Peaks and Pints = Holiday movie and cocoa Jazzbones + Parkway Tavern = Wreck The Halls COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS You know you’re already humming “White Christmas” in your head. If you aren’t, we are. The Grand Cinema screens the classical musical film White Christmas at 6:30 p.m. But beyond simply watching, you will be immersed in the total “The-Best-Things-Happen-When-You’re-Dancing” experience — you will have

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Best Cascadian Dark Ales and Santacon

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As we approach the shortest days of the year, Full Sail Brewing helps us get through with its new Shortest Day Cascadian Dark Ale. MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, DEC. 12 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom 10,000 Santas. … The Black IPA (BIPA) goes by many names: American Black Ale, India Black Ale, and Cascadian Dark Ale (when most of the hops are American-grown Cascades). Hops are at the forefront, but the style can also have a modest malt signature because of the amount

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker: sand snowman, winterface and cats staring at Batman pints

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It’s beginning to look a lot like craft beer! But really, this week’s edition of Peaks and Pints Instagram Stalker is, once again, quite festive. Actually, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with all the snow and snowman sand shots. Be sure to keep posting those photos of you balancing on kegs and be sure to tag @peaksandpints if you’d like a chance to be featured! Cheers! https://www.instagram.com/p/BNrkZSXDaMH/?taken-by=ninkasibrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BNqK1MyAgiH/?taken-by=filip.adam https://www.instagram.com/p/BNutbvbjwdC/?taken-by=flatstickpub https://www.instagram.com/p/BNvH3zdhXRt/?taken-by=nwcider https://www.instagram.com/p/BN0Krdih9BX/?taken-by=peaksandpints https://www.instagram.com/p/BNvCP4CAb3t/?taken-by=pfriembeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BNw_I1hhFJF/?taken-by=rogueales https://www.instagram.com/p/BNxJE1sBHbd/?taken-by=oddotterbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BNxdqytAQgB/?taken-by=hopworksbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BNztHsbhMqa/?taken-by=twobeersbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BNzgjixjuwM/?taken-by=thebeeroness https://www.instagram.com/p/BNz3znnAD9K/?taken-by=cruciblebrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BN0Eia8AB6V/?taken-by=nolibrewhouse https://www.instagram.com/p/BNz3r3CDYtd/?taken-by=dicksbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BN26xBDhauN/?taken-by=harmonbrewingco https://www.instagram.com/p/BN3OnJ6gZHt/?taken-by=doylespub https://www.instagram.com/p/BN2R1zTBcGV/?taken-by=publiccoastbrewing https://www.instagram.com/p/BN3kl4dh4oQ/?taken-by=99bottlesbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BN5bZ0QBPZl/?tagged=craftbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BN5aDGlD-4m/?tagged=craftbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BN5Y1uDgbm5/?tagged=craftbeer https://www.instagram.com/p/BN5YIpohmxW/?tagged=craftbeer  

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Peaks and Pints: A Barleywine Carol

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Expect Barleywine flights during A Barleywine Carol Thursday, Dec. 22 at Peaks and Pints in Tacoma. A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Shaw Moore sits in his fire-suppression business on a frigid Dec. 22 night. His clerk is bored to tears because Moore refuses to spend money on music. Moore’s nephew, Scruggs, pays his uncle a visit and invites him to A Barleywine Carol at Peaks and Pints in Tacoma. Two portly gentlemen also drop by and to offer Moore a 10 Squared Barleywine from Fish Brewing Company. Moore reacts to the holiday visitors with bitterness

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Silver City Brewery announces 2017 beers

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Team Silver City Brewery, from left, Scott Houmes, Kat Goodsell, Daniel Frantz, Jordan Marsh and Kurt Larsen drinking at Peaks and Pints in Tacoma. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner Bremerton’s oldest craft brewery turned 20 this past fall, with the energy of a human the same age. Peaks and Pints is still crunching the numbers but we swear Silver City Brewery released a new craft beer, or resurrected vintage throwback recipes, every three days since January 2016. Makes sense, the busy brewery added a 20th Anniversary series with its MacFarlane’s Scotch Ale hitting the taps Jan. 8,

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Northeast-style IPA invasion, 2017 craft beer releases and vegetables paired with beer

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Founders Brewing, which will hit the Washington state market in January, announced a new barrel-aged series for 2017. MORNING FOAM FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 20 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom recipe. … The Motley Fool has a breakdown on how the stock market treated the big boys in the beer world in 2016. Craft Brew Alliance — owners of Redhook Ale, Widmer Brothers and Kona Brewing, among others — had a bullish year with stocks increasing 86%. Meanwhile, A-B InBev, despite the merger with

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FRIDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before Baby Gramps, Hillstomp and Kris Kringle

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Baby Gramps will perform at The Valley tonight. FRIDAY, DEC. 9 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … The Valley + Peaks and Pints = Extra Special Rhythm & Rye + The Eastside Club Tavern = The Highest and Lowest Pair Tacoma Little Theatre + Rainier Growlers = Mother of Precociousness and All Storms SEATTLE LEGEND Baby Gramps is a complete enigma. Who is this man behind a wide brimmed hat and long gray beard? He looks just as comfortable busking next to the University of Washington in 1964 as he did performing on David

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THURSDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer and cider before Romeo and Juliet, nature film, comedy and Christmas market

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Andy Woodhull performs at the Tacoma Comedy Club tonight. THURSDAY, DEC. 8 2016: South Sound events + craft beer and cider … Pacific Lutheran University + Peaks and Pints = Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night Olympia Film Society + Fish Brewing Company = Old Woody then woodpecker Tacoma Comedy Club + Rainier Growlers = Wicked Weatherly Inn + Narrows Brewing = Santa WHERE ART THOU? Remember junior high? Wasn’t it fun? The misunderstandings, the awkwardness in love — sort of an introduction to the way you’d feel for the rest of your life, magnified

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The Hub in Puyallup, Teton Range IPA goes pro and 5,005 breweries in the US

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Portland’s Swift Cider is now in Washington state. MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom freakout. … The opening of the 154-seat Hub at Puyallup was delayed a few months, but it is now expected to open in mid-to-late December, as long as the construction timeline proceeds as planned. The restaurant comes from the 20-year-old Harmon Brewing Co., which operates the Harmon Restaurant and Harmon Taproom in Tacoma and Hub restaurants in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. After

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WEDNESDAY PREFUNK: Craft beer before animals on ice, jazz and theater

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Tacoma Nature Center will be at Polar Plaza today. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 2016: South Sound events + craft beer … Polar Plaza + Peaks and Pints = animal planet Dillinger’s Cocktails & Kitchen + Northwest Beerwerks = Olympia night University of Puget Sound + Scotty’s Grub and Pub = theater and sweaters HOLIDAY CHEER How do you escape the pressures of the holidays, like, really quickly? Bundle up, drop your packages in the trunk, pinch your cheeks until they glow and strap on a pair of silver skates, Hans Brinker, for a glide across the frozen

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