Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Craft Beer Crosscut 6.17.18: A Flight of Father’s Day

Ron Swarner


Peaks-and-Pints-Tacoma-Beer-FlightPeaks and Pints would like to wish a happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Today’s craft beer flight is dedicated to the fathers of Peaks and Pints’ very own employees, who have given the members of our team endless support and love, even after our bartenders maybe tested his or her father’s patience back in the day. Naturally, celebration tends to come in the form of craft beer for us, so we’ve picked five good ones to share with dad. Peaks and Pints has plenty of delicious sandwiches, salads, appetizers and desserts to pair with Craft Beer Crosscut 6.17.18: A Flight of Father’s Day.

Heater-Allen-Dunkel-Peaks-and-Pints-Tacoma.jpgHeater Allen Dunkel

5.25% ABV, 25 IBU

“Hi Dad. Well, um, yeah … remember that summer when I was in Missouri. Well, you see, I never told you a thing that happened. So, I’m telling you now. I guess I got my first tattoo. Oh, but it says, “firefly”. It means a lot to me. So, please enjoy this craft beer with your name on it. Actually, it’s a different family helmed by owner and ex-investment banker Rick Allen and his brewmaster daughter Lisa. Their McMinnville, Oregon brewery Heater Allen Brewing has made its mark with classic German-style ales and lagers, including their “Dunkel” with strong and complex malt character, with a hint of milk chocolate. So let’s move past the tattoo of my youth and enjoy this delicious dunkel. I love you Dad!” — Peaks and Pints bartender Nicole Allen

Georgetown-Brewing-18lb-Imperial-Porter-Peaks-and-Pints-Tacoma.jpgGeorgetown 18lb Barrel Aged Imperial Porter

11% ABV

“Dad, I apologize for honking the horn every time you were under our car’s hood. I know it startled the crap out of you. Sorry. Remember the time you were replacing the battery and HONK! Bam! you hit your head so hard you replaced the red cable before the black cable and shorted the circuit? Again, sorry. You must have thought you were hit with an 18-pound hammer every time I slammed down on the horn. It’s only appropriate I buy you Georgetown Brewing’s 18lb Barrel Aged Imperial Porter. The Heaven Hills bourbon barrels add booze and vanilla to the roasty, chocolately goodness. Hey, I got this spark plug issue I’d like you to take a look at. … I love you.” — Peaks and Pints bartender Max Tomhave

Three-Magnets-All-Shook-Up-Peaks-and-Pints-Tacoma.jpgThree Magnets All Shook Up

6.4% ABV, 45 IBU

“Hey Dad. I’m sorry I sneak up on you with my video camera. I know it irritates you …but it’s SO funny. Remember the time you wore your U.S. Open shirt for six days straight and I documented the whole run? Funny. Anyway, I’d like to buy you Three Magnets Brewing’s All Shook Up IPA. Maybe the citrus and faint tropical fruit flavors and moderate hoppy finish will soothe things over. I promise not to video you drinking it … maybe. Anyway, happy Father’s Day! I love you.” — Peaks and Pints bartender Maddy Long

Black-Raven-Trickster-IPA-Peaks-and-Pints-Tacoma.jpgBlack Raven Trickster IPA

6.9% ABV, 70 IBU

“Hi Dad. Well, I’d like to apologize for pitting you and mom against the City of Fircrest. You allowed your 14-year-old son build a skateboard ramp in the front of our house as long as the neighbors gave the go-head. With the neighborhood’s blessing I built the beauty and, as you remember, I got some serious air … and hot air from our turncoat neighbors. I really appreciate you standing up for me against the city and their decibel readers. This trickster would like to buy you a Black Raven Trickster IPA for having my back. You deserve earthy resinous citrus and pine against old school bready caramel maltiness. I love you.” — Peaks and Pints bartender Joe Rosati

Wander-Shoe-Toss-Peaks-and-Pints-Tacoma.jpgWander Brewing Shoe Toss Rye IPA

7% ABV, 109 IBU

“Hi Dad. See, I’m fine. I have all my toes. I didn’t get any major disease from not wearing shoes. I do apologize for ignoring your wishes of constant footwear, but I’m a free spirit, as you know, and I couldn’t have laces tying me down. I don’t actually remember throwing my shoes but I’d love to buy you’re a Wander Brewing Shoe Toss Rye IPA. More than 50 pounds of hops go into each batch of this golden orange colored rye IPA creating a big citrus, pepper fit. If you sniff the Shoe you’ll get dark berry fruits, rye bread, spicy and pepper. The addition of rye adds complexity to the flavor including a crisp spiciness on the palate, which is so me. Try one on, Dad. I love you.” — Peaks and Pints bartender Erin Miller