Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Mix-A-Six: Yes You Can

Ron Swarner


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You can now enjoy a can

The use of beverage cans by craft brewers has grown in leaps and bounds since Oskar Blues Brewery first canned its now iconic Dale’s Pale Ale back in 2002. Here are a few beers in Peaks and Pints’ cooler that have recently appeared in cans.

Elysian Snailbones 9.2%

No snails were harmed during this Manic IPA Series imperial IPA, but piney hops, a hint of resinous hop oils and dry biscuity malt were boned.

Boulder Pulp Fusion 6.5%

If the brewery’s flagship Shake is a bit heavy for our hot summer days, this blood orange IPA is vibrant, light and citrusy.

Counterbalance Kushetka Russian Imperial Stout 8.9%

Collude with this big, bold, yet balanced beer from a quietly impressive operation in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood.

Boulder Shake Porter 5.9%

Sure, it’s chocolaty, but the swallow’s still crisp and clean; milky chocolate notes connect with traditional porter roast and ride a cola-like mouthfeel all the way down.

Paradise Creek MooJoe Milk Stout 5%

Paradise Creek Brewery went from doling delicious and hilariously named brews out to the thirsty hordes of WSU students to big pastures on the back of this creamy latte of beer full of strong coffee flavor with a mild sweetness and just a hint of bitter.

Dru Bru Pacific Crest Hazy Pale Ale 5%

Have some “U” time on a picnic table bench taking in stunning views of Guye Peak and Snoqualmie Mountain as you sip on berry and melon magic via Ekuanot and Mosaic hops.