Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Cowboy Beer


The closest Peaks & Pints has come to anything remotely cowboy is riding a mechanical bull one summer in downtown Tacoma. We have never worn a cowboy hat, not even after our relative left hers on our back seat. Clearly, we’re no Clint Eastwood. If you’re cowboy, or cowgirl, or feeling a little inner-cowboy or cowgirl yourself — or if you just want to break-in your boots — mosey on down to Peaks & Pints today and order our Tuesday flight, Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Cowboy Beer.

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Cowboy Beer

Structures Plainsman

4.9% ABV

Structures Brewing co-owner Bryan Cardwell attended a six-month intensive course at the renown Versuchs-und Lehranstalt für Brauerei, or VLB, in Berlin, Germany, studying lagers with the best — in addition to everything he learned from Will Kemper, Josh Pfriem, and now James Alexander. He knows his way around a lager, indeed. Structures’ rustic American light lager is brewed with heirloom corn and Saaz hops for crisp, crushable, bready lager with hints of grassy hops and a light amount of bitterness. It’s currently the number 16 rated American Light Lager in the world on Untappd — yeehaw!

Rainy Daze Eclectic Outlaw

6.1% ABV

Joel Gibson Jr. picked up a guitar at age 17, tutored by one of his favorite country and rock musicians, and launched his career in 2017. The Silverdale, Washington singer-songwriter just released a new album, Eclectic Outlaw, which one of his biggest fans, Rainy Daze Brewing, gave the album a nod on their latest hazy IPA. Eclectic Outlaw rides into town with Maris Otter barley, Pilsner malt, malted oats, and hopped with Citra, Centennial, and Ekuanot for bold citrus and tropical fruit notes.

Urban Family Hackysack Honky Tonk

6.8% ABV

The origin of the term “honky-tonk” is disputed, originally referring to bawdy variety shows in areas of the old West (Oklahoma, the Indian Territories and mostly Texas) and to the actual theaters showing them. Honky tonks were home to country music with beer-swillin’, belly-achin’ and cinchin’ hefty belt buckles too tight cowboys. According to Urban Family Brewing in Seattle’s Ballard District, said cowboys often would engage in a round of Hacky Sack. Their Hacky Sack Honky Tonk is a West Coast IPA brewed with Citra and Alora hops.

Urban Family Yo Yo Lasso

6.7% ABV

Speaking of performance cowboys, the second Urban Family cowboy beer, Yo Yo Lasso, is either a fun rope trick or a West Coast IPA brewed with Chinook, Amarillo, Citra, El Dorado, and Ekuanot for pine and dank notes.

BrewFist Spaghetti Western

8.7% ABV

From the beginning, in the 1960s, Sergio Leone’s justly famous “spaghetti Westerns” were grandiose, his budgets were tiny, the moral ambiguity of his unscrupulous, ultra-violent characters were unsettling, and they starred a lean, coldhearted executioner with a brown cheroot clamped in his teeth: the Man With No Name, Clint Eastwood. Brewed with Prairie Artisan Ales in Krebs, Oklahoma, Italian brewery BrewFist’s version is an imperial stout brewed with coffee and cocoa beans for aroma and flavor of roasted malts, bitter coffee, chocolate, and grassy plains hop notes.

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