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Lost Abbey at Peaks and Pints: Gotsta Have More Tomme Arthur

Ron Swarner

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Hang with Tomme Arthur and enjoy his beers Friday, Dec. 1 at Peaks and Pints.

Lost Abbey at Peaks and Pints: Gotsta Have More Tomme Arthur

Announcer: The brewing legend that is Tomme Arthur, co-founder and brewmaster for The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing, will be attending a his first ever Lodge Meeting inside Peaks and Pints at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. The Tacoma bottle shop, taproom and restaurant is thrilled to host the gentleman who won best brewery on the planet at the 2008 World Beer Cup, the award of being the world’s best brewer and a pile of medals. Listen in on how the conference call with Arthur might have happen, but probably not.

Justin Peterson: This is incredible!

Ron Swarner: I can’t believe Tommy Arthur is going to hang in our building for an hour.

Tomme Arthur: Easy, guys. I put my pants on just like the rest of you — one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make delicious craft beers. Alright, here we go. Peaks and Pints Lodge Meeting, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. What beers?

Justin Peterson: Let’s go with Devil Went Down To Georgia and Track 10 Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.

Robby Peterson: I gotsta have more Arthur.

Tomme Authur: OK, Track #11: Devil Went Down To Georgia strong ale and Track #10: Bat Out Of Hell imperial stout and an hour and a half of me chatting up The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing and The Hop Concept. brewing processes.

Ron Swarner: Sir, may we please add Bourbon Barrel Serpent’s Stout and The Angel’s Share Brandy Barrel Aged Strong Ale?

Robby Peterson: I gotsta have more Arthur.

Tomme Arthur: I mean, really … explore the space. I like what I’m hearing. Roll it. All those beers and two hours of me.

Justin Peterson: If we’re rolling with it I say add Gnoel de Abbey holiday brown and Dead Man’s Game Belgian quad.

Robby Peterson: I’ll be honest fellas; this sounds great. But, I could use a little more Arthur.

Tomme Arthur: OK, I’ll hang for two and a half hours. … I’m telling you, fellas — you’re gonna want our sister brewery Port Brewing’s Wipeout IPA and Santa’s Little Helper imperial stout during the night.

Robby Peterson: OK! Wait! Wait! Stop! Um, Tomme, do you have a second, please?

Tomme Arthur: This … this is gonna be a great night. Guys, what’s the deal?

Robby Peterson: I’m standing here, thinking about brewing legend Tomme Arthur in our little lodge. He of the gold medal earning Cervecerias La Cruda and White Labs in San Diego.

Justin Peterson: The cock of the walk, baby!

Robby Peterson: The man who directed brewery operations for the famed Pizza Port that grabbed 13 Great American Beer Festival medals, numerous medals at the Chicago Real Ale Festival as well as other regional and national competitions. AND in 2003 and 2004, Pizza Port Solana Beach was named Small Brewpub of the Year plus Arthur was named Small Brewpub Brewer of the year for both years.

Ron Swarner: Say it, baby!

Robby Peterson: Today, Arthur is the co-founder and director of brewery operations for The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing, and has become one of the most recognizable names in the craft beer industry with several mantles full of awards. Guess what? I got a fever! And the only prescription is more Arthur.

Justin Peterson: Nice!

Ron Swarner: Before we’re done here, we all be wearing gold-plated swag.

Tomme Arthur: [confused] What does that mean?

Ron Swarner: Can we add The Hop Concept’s Tropical & Juicy IPA?

Tomme Arthur: All the beers AND three hours …

Robby Peterson: Probably should add a little cowbell too.

Tomme Arthur: We’re done here.

LOST ABBEY AT PEAKS AND PINTS: GOTSTA HAVE MORE TOMME ARTHUR, 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover