Saturday, May 18th, 2024

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Tacoma Arts Live Threaded


Express your unique style and upgrade your wardrobe in a more sustainable way by following one creative strategy: Support local and independent fashion designers. Not only will this add a touch of exclusivity and art to your wardrobe, but it will also contribute to the sustainable fashion movement in Tacoma, which has a blossoming scene. Tacoma Arts Live hosts “Threaded: A Community Fashion Event” from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Roosevelt Room in the Tacoma Armory — complete with DJ, bar, food and a community catwalk where the community can showcase their style. Slow fashion is one the most beautiful and authentic odes to the soils of the Earth and our ability as human beings to create without committing any harm. It has also given rise to sustainable fashion shows such as “Threaded,” which is an integral platform for eco-inspired designers, activists and creatives to set a new standard for the industry and help protect our precious Mother Earth too. Stop by Peaks & Pints before or after the fashion show for our sustainable fashion beer flight, Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Tacoma Arts Live Threaded.

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Tacoma Arts Live Threaded

Ghostfish Earth To Beer Oyster Stout

6% ABV

Brewed for the Earth to Beer collaboration project with 35 other breweries across the nation, in partnership with Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Ghostfish Brewing added freshly shucked Pacific oyster shells to its gluten-free stout in the whirlpool. Expect a full mouthfeel with balanced roast and espresso notes, and light malt sweetness complemented by a noticeable briny flavor across the mid palette.

Little Beast Earth To Beer

6.4% ABV

Also brewed for the Earth to Beer collaboration project, Little Beast Brewing’s Earth To Beer is a cold IPA benefiting the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts. This cold IPA combines the crispness of a golden ale with the citrusy, hoppy bitterness of a West Coast IPA.

E9 Todd The Bod

7% ABV

In 2011, The X Group added the Engine House No. 9 to their local restaurant empire, with Shane Johns and Donovan Stewart running the kettles and hanging even more medals, mostly for their sours and saisons. In May 2019, they separated the brewery from the restaurant and opened E9 Brewing in Tacoma’s Historic Brewery District with Johns running the brewhouse, Stewart running sales, and Todd McLaughlin running the taproom. E9’s Todd The Bod, a hazy IPA, is named after Mr. McLaughlin, who is also a much sought after fashion model because of his bod. Brewed with Galaxy, Simcoe, Idaho7, and Citra hops, expect this Bod to bring you beer ease, delightfulness, laughs, grins, and joy for the day or as long as it lasts like only Todd can. Just too beautiful with easy green tropical passionfruit, gooseberry, pithy peach, and dank citrus.

Block 15 The Beer Walker

7.3% ABV

With the help of the Oregon Clean Power Cooperative and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, Block 15 Brewing went solar in 2021 and installed 98 kW of solar panels at their Southtown Brewery and Tap Room. That is enough solar energy to provide nearly 40 percent of the building’s power needs. Brewed for Block 15 Brewing’s longtime friend and first customer, Gary, “The Beer Walker” is named as such because he would walk through town stopping at breweries to enjoy a pint. Expect kumquat and pine resin flavors from Simcoe, Strata, Strata CGX, Centennial, and CTZ Salvo hops in this old-school West Coast IPA made for an old-school West Coast guy. Tacoma Arts Live says Gary is invited to walk their “Threated” Community Catwalk at the Tacoma Armory tonight.

Eel River Earth Thirst

8.2% ABV

Besides being the first certified-organic brewery in the U.S., Eel River Brewing’s facility is powered by 100-percent bio-mass renewable energy and has its own wastewater pretreatment facility on location which filters the waste, easing the strain that would otherwise be put on the municipal water treatment plant. Their Earth Thirst seasonal double IPA is brewed in celebration of our planet and in support of organic farming. Light, warm malt flavors are purposely dominated by a massive dose of pungent, floral and citrus-like characteristics of select Pacific Northwest organic hops.

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