The American Lung Association’s Climb for Clean Air is an exclusive mountaineering training and fundraising program designed to give you the training, technical support, and guide services you need to summit Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Hood, El Dorado Peak, and Orizaba & Ixtaccihuatl in Mexico while raising money to fight for cleaner air standards and fund life-saving research. Peaks and Pints will host a Climb for Clean Air 2024 Info Session before the climbing season from 6-7 p.m. tonight in our Events Room. Chances are you know someone who has faced the challenges of asthma, COPD, lung cancer or air pollution. As a Climb For Clean Air participant, you’ll be helping the American Lung Association provide community-based education programs, fight for cleaner air standards and fund life-saving research — as well as have an adventure of a lifetime with fun people. Seriously, it’s freakin’ fun. In conjunction, lets drink an in-house flight of outdoor-themed beers — a flight we call Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Climb For Clean Air.
Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Climb For Clean Air
Located just across the bridge from Hood River and only a one-hour drive east of Portland, White Salmon, Washington, is the gateway to outdoor activities such as wind sports, waterfall hikes, mountain biking, skiing, and whitewater rafting. All outdoor adventure planning happens at the brewery located in the White Salmon — Everybody’s Brewing. Everybody’s takes a traditional German approach to their lager, using only Saaz hops, and a finely tuned malt bill. It’s crisp, smooth, and clean with a light golden color with subtle floral notes and mild spice.
5.6% ABV, 55 IBU
This pale ale is named Mountain Mama in honor of co-founder of Everybody’s Brewing, Christine Ellenberger, who graduated from West Virginia University, where she was a white-water rafting guide and kayaker. A true outdoorswoman, her love of snowboarding and rivers brought her to the Northwest, and inspired her husband and co-founder, Doug Ellenberger, to give her the nickname Mountain Mama. “She’s the heart and soul behind this brewery, and she deserves a beer named after her. We wanted the tap handle to represent what a strong and amazing woman she is,” says Doug. Brewed with Citra and Cascade, with CTZ used for bittering, this pale sports a big, juicy fruit, citrus aroma, and easy drinking due to oats and low bitterness.
6% ABV, 15 IBU
Ridgetop is a term used to describe terrain at or near the top of a ridge. Ridges often exist as a boundary between windward and leeward slopes, and often exist as a safe spot in avalanche terrain, reducing or eliminating exposure to hazards from overhead or adjacent slopes. Silver City Brewery’s Ridgetop Red brought home GABF gold in 2009, and though it takes some unexpected turns on the tongue, it’s clear why it’s a winner. There’s a beer for everyone. Ridgetop Red is everyone’s beer. Full-bodied and smooth, this ale surges hits the tongue with grainy caramel sweetness before lifting into pear and passion fruit notes. It’s never overly sweet, but it also doesn’t completely dry out in the finish: A touch of bitter Liberty hops kick in at the end, completing a well-balanced swallow.
Yakima’s backyard hosts some of the best outdoor recreation in the state. With its warm dry climate, easy access to the cascades, and nearly 300 days of sun, the Yakima Valley offers ample opportunities to move your body while enjoying the scenic beauty of rolling desert hills, crystal clear rivers, and evergreen forests. Peaks & Pints travelled to the Yakima Valley and Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood to brew our seventh house beer, Bale Breaker Brewing TrailBreaker IPA, which was first released at Peaks & Pints Seventh Anniversary Celebration Nov 1, 2023, and will remain on tap a full year. We toured Loftus Ranches that ultimately grew the hops for TrailBreaker, and then brewed the IPA at Bale Breaker’s brewhouse in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Brewed with Simcoe, Cryo Citra, and Cascade hops, this old school, amber-colored IPA has notes of pine and citrus.
The Enchantments is a region within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area of Washington state’s Cascade Mountain Range. At an elevation of 4,500 feet, it is home to over 700 alpine lakes and ponds surrounded by the vast peaks of Cashmere Crags, which rate among the best rock-climbing sites in the western United States. Icicle Brewing sits on the edge of the Enchantments in the town of Leavenworth. Icicle Brewing’s new Enchantments Series Hazy IPA Series, Argonaut, is brewed with ample amounts of Azacca, Cashmere, Citra, and Mosaic hops for vibrant notes and aromas of pineapple, guava, stone fruits, and citrus. Argonaut is the 17th rotating recipe in their award-winning Enchantments Hazy IPA series.