Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.16.19: Thank You Dad Flight

Ron Swarner

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Beer flights in TacomaAh, Father’s Day, when all patriarchs become Clark Griswold on vacation and all filial conversations become sentimental diatribes: “Enjoy this, kids. Someday when you have families of your own, you’ll wish you had several hours together in the back of a cop car like this, just to sit and talk.” One of the best presents a father can get is peace and quite so he can watch the Mariners/Athletics game with his favorite beer, which can be purchased at Peaks and Pints today. We crafted a craft beer flight for dear ol’ dad — at least satisfying five different kinds of dad with said baseball game on at 1:07 p.m. How did we choose this flight? Five Peaks and Pints bartenders each picked a beer that they would give his or her dad based on pure gratitude. Take a break from your annual day of trading shoulder punches with dad followed by wings at Hooters and head to Peaks and Pints for Craft Beer Crosscut 6.16.19: Thank You Dad Flight.

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.16.19: Thank You Dad Flight

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Peaks and Pints bartender Nicole Allen will give her dad a gold medalist Top Rung Brewing My Dog Scout Stout for Father’s Day.

Top Rung My Dog Scout Stout

6% ABV, 30 IBU

And now a Father’s Day message from Peaks and Pints bartender Nicole Allen: “Hi Dad. Or should I call you Fire Chief Dad. Congrats on your promotion to chief firefighter! Speaking of … thank you for teaching me the ways of fire safety during my youth. I know I rolled my eyes with every syllable, but I still remember all the lessons, especially never leaving the indoor or outdoor Christmas lights overnight or when I leave the house. Calling me a “Dipstick”? I’ll tackle that nickname for next year’s Father’s Day flight. In appreciation, please enjoy Top Rung Brewing’s My Dog Scout Stout. Sure, we had a dog named “Scout” in the family. And, yes, Thurston County firefighters Casey Sobol and Jason Stoltz own Top Rung, which you certainly appreciate it. Mostly, this stout grabbed a gold medal at yesterday’s Washington Beer Awards, which will no doubt hang next to the gold medal awarded four years earlier. I love you Dad!”

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Peaks and Pints bartender Amy Kirk has a Crux Lawn Party golden ale for her dad on Father’s Day.

Crux Lawn Party

5% ABV, 40 IBU

And now a Father’s Day message from Peaks and Pints bartender Amy Kirk: “Hellooooo father. You taught me many things, but our time gardening together is what I cherish most. You taught me broccoli thrives in cool weather. You taught me cucumbers like warm weather and plenty of sunlight. You told me carrots always seem to be on the lookout for a shortcut, peas make a big deal out of everything, and green beans act kind of weird and fake sometimes. Most of all, you told me lawns like a good party, so let’s party today with Crux Fermentation Project’s Lawn Party golden ale. It’s crisp and refreshing with hints of pine, citrus, and melon from the Strata and Centennial hops, and just a touch of bitterness at the end from the Bravo hops. Find yourself a spot on your lawn, sit back, relax, and I’ll bring you one. Love you!”

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Peaks and Pints bartender Max Tomhave will thank his dad for the bicycle lessons with an Icicle Brewing Kickstand Pale Ale.

Icicle Kickstand Pale Ale

4.5% ABV, 50 IBU

And now a Father’s Day message from Peaks and Pints bartender Max Tomhave: “Hi Dad. You taught me many things during my youth, but the lesson that resonates most is your bicycle coaching sessions. I ride my bike to work, many times with you on my mind. Sure, ‘I’m just going once around the park. Back in ten minutes,’ may have turned out to be false. Also, sorry about that one time when I crashed my bike into your car then screamed like a pterodactyl. Anyway, thanks again. He’s an Icicle Brewing Kickstand Pale Ale. Besides the obvious choice, it’s a highly drinkable pale packed with citrus flavors and aromas. I love you Dad!”

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Peaks and Pints bartender Joe Rosati has a Matchless MPH IPA for his dad in honor of their time together watching auto racing together.

Matchless MPH

7.1% ABV

And now a Father’s Day message from Peaks and Pints bartender Joe Rosati: “Hi Dad. Man, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your auto racing passion. As a 10-year-old kid, I idolized your soliloquies on driver Niki Lauda and Jackie Stewart. I cherish those afternoons with you watching the Monaco Grand Prix and twenty-four hours at Le Mans. If it weren’t for you I would never have raced quarter midgets, which I loved. Thanks for comfort after I flipped one! Anyway, if I were to pick a Father’s Day beer for you, it would be Matchless Brewing’s MPH West Coast IPA. MPH is obvious, but the enormous amount of citrus candy hops in this beer revs my engine! You can only have two before I wave the checkered flag. I love you Dad!”

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Peaks and Pints bartender Erin Miller will thank her police office father for all the safety tips with an Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break.

Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break

11.5% ABV, 70 IBU

And now a Father’s Day message from Peaks and Pints bartender Erin Miller: “Hi Dad. At times it was tough being the daughter of Officer Miller: the stress for your safety, friends thinking I’d nark, so many doughnuts — hahaha, the last one is a joke, obviously. But, with your career came ample advice: never talk to a stranger, never go near a stranger, never accept doughnuts from a stranger, never let strangers into the house, don’t tell strangers on the phone that I’m home alone, and, the one that sticks in my mind the most, don’t put your feet up on the car dashboard because during a car crash your femurs will impale you in the heart. Happy Father’s Day Dad! Here’s an Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break imperial porter made with almonds and bags full of glazed doughnuts dumped into the boil. I love you!”