Saturday, May 8th, 2021

MORNING FOAM: Thurston County Beer Flight, Mount Saint Humulus, The Dip

Ron Swarner

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MORNING FOAM: Thurston County Beer Flight, Mount Saint Humulus, The Dip

Saturday, May 8 2021 – Good Morning Foam: Thurston County Beer Flight, Mount Saint Humulus, The Dip! BTW, Alex Van Halen turns 68.

THE TACOMA FACTOID

The name Tacoma means Mother of the Waters.

THE DAILY WORD

cozen \’ke-zen\ cozened, cozening \’kez-nig, ‘ke-ze-\ [perh. fr. obs. It cozzonare, fr. It cozzone horse trader, fr. L cocion-, cocio trader] (1573) verb transitive
1) To deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery
2) To gain by cozening someone
cozener \’kez-ner, ‘ke-ze-\ noun

Usage example: “Peaks and Pints won’t allow any sort of illegal cozening when it comes to donating beer swag, not even the cute beer can coats!” exclaimed Peaks co-owner Pappi Swarner to the Witbierdil organization.

CRAFT BEER CLICKABLES

Bale Breaker Brewing announces the upcoming launch of their newest limited release 16oz can: Mount Saint Humulus, a longtime fan-favorite triple IPA and winner of the Washington Hop Mob in 2020.

Aslan Brewing has teamed up with Seattle band The Dip to release Slow Sipper Hazy IPA, a beer as smooth as the song that bears the same name. Aslan used Citra and Mosaic hops that showcases strong lemon and lemon aromas with flavors of sweet orange, grapefruit, and pineapple.

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Thurston County Beer Flight

The popularity of craft beer is rising more swiftly than ever, with more than 8,700 breweries across the United States. Thurston County, the original home of the Olympia Brewery, has embraced the trend wholeheartedly. Thurston County’s beer roots run as deep as its famous artesian wells. In 1896 successful Montana brewer Leopold Schmidt opened the Capital Brewery after discovering the famous artesian water was ideal for brewing beer. Originally housed in a stackhouse in Tumwater, and eventually renamed Olympia Brewery, it was a significant player in the region’s sudsy brew movement. The brewery slogged through Prohibition during the early 20th century and ownership changes 50 years later. The brewery closed in 2003 when its parent company shuttered the Tumwater plant and moved the production operation to Irwindale, California. In 1993, Crayne and Mary Horton led a dozen Thurston County investors in opening Fish Brewing Company, South Sound’s first craft brewery. It wasn’t until 15 years or so later that several Thurston County craft breweries followed Fish’s lead. Today, Peaks & Pints highlight five of those breweries in a to-go beer flight we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Thurston County Beer Flight.

Matchless Brewing All Fluff IPA: Founding co-owner and head brewer Patrick Jansen left the Tumwater brewery to pursue other passions. Former Redhook head brewer Nick Crandall stepped in to lead the 5-year-old brewery’s beer program, which includes All Fluff, a hazy IPA with flavors of orange and pineapple along with fluffy mango, 6.4%

Three Magnets Brewing Little Larch: Evergreen State College alumni Nathan and Sara Reilly, who had been running Darby’s Cafe for nearly a decade in downtown Olympia, opened neighboring Three Magnets in November 2014. Head Brewer Aaron Blonden’s Little Larch is an authentic imported Czech Pilsner malted lager brewed with only Saaz hops, tossed in throughout the boil, like a traditionalist would — letting them shine in both bittering and aroma, 5.2%

Top Rung Brewing HDR #14: Top Rung Brewing opened in April 2014 with awarding-winning homebrew recipes and two owners with full-time jobs as Thurston County firefighters. Top Rung Head Brewer Tyler Mathis brewed the 14th version of HDR — Hop, Drop and Roll — similar to an IPL but with the hop punch of a northwest IPA. It’s crisp, clean and comes out rolling, 8%

Triceratops Brewing Revival Coffee Milk Stout: In 2014, Joint Base Lewis-McChord firefighter Rob Horn took his homebrewer skills pro and open the Tumwater brewery,  Triceratop Brewing, named after his three kids (three Horns). When concert promoter, Capitol Theater executive director and Olympia Heritage Commissioner Audrey Henley and her coppersmith, mechanic, rock star husband Jimmi Davies said yes to their downtown Olympia working motorcycle garage coffee bar Revival Motors & Coffee supplying the complex, full-bodied, cold brew Arabica coffee from Caffee Umbria for Horn’s Revival Coffee Milk Stout, you must ask yourself, “Where has this beer bean all my life?” 4.4%

Well 80 Brewhouse Artesian IPA: Downtown Olympia is home to 96 artisan wells, and Chris Knudson’s Well 80 Brewhouse just happens to occupy No. 80. Well 80 head brewer Paul Pearson, previously of Fish Brewing Co., brewed their flagship Artesian IPA in the West Coast IPA style with bites of citrus, resin, and peach, 7%

LINK: Peaks & Pints cooler inventory