Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider: St. Mari Girl, Sad Closures, RIP Aaron Grissom

Ron Swarner

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Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider: St. Mari Girl, Sad Closures, RIP Aaron Grissom

From Aaron Grissom’s shocking death to heart-wrenching Tacoma closures, from Frau Mari Kemper to wildfires, Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider returns today with a photo essay of Instagram posts from the past week. Be sure to keep tagging us @peaksandpints for your chance to be featured on Peaks and Pints Instagram Outsider. And, please, wash your damn hands; wear your damn mask. (Over your mouth and nose. And stay away from people.) Until we meet back here again next week, cheers to you!

 

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“Top Chef” contestant #AaronGrissom has died at age 34. More on his life at the link in our bio.

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We are heartbroken to have to say that we have come to the thoughtful and difficult decision to permanently close The Swiss Restaurant & Pub. There are several factors that have brought us to this decision and it has come with many, many sleepless nights but we know that this is the right decision given the current and unforeseeable future of our industry. The love and support that we have had from the community throughout the years is unsurpassed and without question singularly exceptional. We started from nothing, three people who loved this town and industry. The partnership changed over the years but the commitment and love stayed the same and I am proud to be the last original owner of The Swiss. I had staff that stayed by my side for 20+ years. I am thankful for them and for the rest of my Swiss Family. You came, you shared your joys and tears with us, we are forever grateful. The Swiss is more than just four rooms, it is a living, breathing entity that has touched and been touched by so many people. People found their true loves here, their life long friends, celebrated birthdays, babies, marriages, retirements, art, food and music, everything that makes life worth living. You all have given us a beautiful, unforgettable life, we are grateful beyond measure. We wish peace, happiness, health and love to each and every one of you. Thank you for an amazing 27 years. Cheers 🍻 Jack & Carole Ann

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We have come to the incredibly difficult decision to permanently close Pacific Grill restaurant and Pacific Grill Catering. It is difficult to type these words — such a shock after being open 15 successful years. It’s like knowing you have to speak to someone you love who just lost a family member and wanting to carefully choose the *perfect* words. But sometimes words fail, and nothing sounds right. Yet it is impossible to move forward during this unforeseen pandemic. Know that this story is being played out across the country where 100,000 small businesses like ours will permanently close. It is difficult to imagine Tacoma without Pacific Grill. And even more difficult to have to tell all of our wonderful guests and professional staff. This is where Tacoma came to celebrate birthdays, business promotions, graduations, anniversaries, and to celebrate a life well-lived. This is also where foodies came to eat great food, wineries jockeyed to have their wines showcased, and food critics raved. And if you hired Pacific Grill Catering you were guaranteed a delicious professional event. Many times people would stop me on the street to say they would not have attended an event until they saw PG was catering it! We helped so many fundraisers over the years with great community partners raising millions of dollars for worthy causes. Opening Night 15 yrs ago I remember standing at the end of the bar and watching the faces as they came through the velvet drapes for the first time, how their faces lit up as they saw the beautiful room & light sculptures! That first night my “perch” was established and never changed. We received many awards for delicious food prepared in imaginative ways, celebrating the cuisines of the world, and beat even all Seattle restaurants consistently for Best Happy Hour in Western Washington! And we introduced our guests to new ingredients they had never heard of. Our guests also came to PG to see not only their good friends but also their favorite Servers, who brought their A-game every night coached by General Manager Christopher Johnson who was always everywhere at once. Continued in comments

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Do you know what’s awesome about Washington Cider Week this year? You can enjoy it from everywhere! With cideries doing deliveries, virtual tastings and online classes – you can get the best of #waciderweek even if, like @indianwinegoddess, you are in Orlando! #Repost @indianwinegoddess: If you relish crisp apples & pears, sweet tropical fruits, zesty lemon and lime, lower abv (aka low sugar and carbs), or if you are like me, turning cartwheels in your mouth at the mere mention of acid, you are going to love Cider. . 🍏According to the National Apple Museum, Apples were so bitter that for 1000s of yrs, they were pressed for juice and fermented into an alcoholic drink rather than eating it as table fruit. . 🍏Archaeological evidence prove that the original Garden of Eden aka Apples originate from Kazakhstan. 🍏The 1st recorded reference dates back to Roman Times – 55BCE Julius Caesar found Celtic Britons fermenting Cider from native Crabapples. . 🍏14th century children were baptised in Cider as it was cleaner than water. Farm workers earnings included 4 pints of cider a day. . 🍏In America, English settlers brought cider apple seeds. During colonial period, cheap easy access to apple orchards resulted in Cider becoming America’s most popular beverage, also in part apple farmer Johnny Appleseed. . 🍏Did Isaac Newton discover the principle of gravity after watching an apple fall from a tree? . 🍏It takes 36 apples to produce 1G of hard cider. Though today in the US apples, pears or other fruits can be harvested to make cider. . 🍏Temperance movement might have obliterated Cider consumption but Today thanks to micro breweries, cider is experiencing a major resurgence. . 🍏2018 retail sales boasted 500M+ in the US including 900+ cideries. . 🍏Yes Cider is produced from Apples But just like Wine, cider emotes a diverse range of flavors from herbs to grapefruit to caramel. Smoky or sweet, crispy, earthy, floral bouquet to robust, fruity flavors. . 🍏Today Cider’s multi-facet personality includes – still, naturally sparkling, bottle fermented, methode champenoise, carbonated, dry/ medium/sweet to ice cider, cider brandy, acidic, tan

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Tatooine? Cue the cantina music

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Just guys being dudes being dominos @5thyear (via @gabewilson328)

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A choking, heavy smoke covers most of the state today.

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Check out @traveloregon and the link in our profile for more wildfire resources. 📸:@tandytimes

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We are saddened to watch as wildfires and smoke rage up and down the west coast. Pull your loved ones close and be safe.

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FRIDAY – Fresh hops come but once a year! Our favorite season is upon us, and this week we visited our friends at Coleman Farms (@colemanagriculture) to scoop a fresh harvest of whole cone Citra hops. We added them into an already dry hopped beer as a secondary fresh dry hop to craft a vibrant batch of Fresh Hop Ripe, a hazy IPA brewed exclusively with Citra hops. Get it on the app this Friday morning at 9 am, with pickup starting at noon @greatnotionnw and @greatnotionbeaverton. (7% abv) $20/4pack We are also whipping up a super limited batch of Fresh Hop Super Ripe (a hazy DIPA with Citra hops) that will be available for tap pours only at @greatnotionbeaverton and @greatnotionalberta, so book a table and enjoy a glass while the sunshine holds out!

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Thanks @colin_lenfesty for getting me out and giving me a chance to land this #searuncutthroat

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‼️Double Release Day‼️ Release # 1: 🍍🌺 North Star V.23 – Hazy IPA w/ BRU-1🌺🍍 Version 23 marks the debut of the bold new BRU-1 hop in the series. BRU-1 Is known for its bright, floral characteristics, pleasing bitterness, and an unmistakable pineapple punch 🍍🤛. We are blending BRU-1 with Citra and Mosaic hops to create a beautiful hazy tropical IPA. Availability: Limited Hops: BRU-1, Citra, & Mosaic ABV: 7.5% Release # 2: 🥭🔵 Terra Firma V.15 – Blueberry Mango Smoothie Sour🔵🥭 A hall-of-fame smoothie recipe collides with our house Berliner Weisse sour base to create a positively mouthwatering experience! Blueberries and Mangoes blend together seamlessly with just a hint of lactose to sweeten up the back end of this delicious smoothie🥤sour. We cannot promise a yoga 🧘🧘♀️ body but we can deliver a sippin’ asana. Availability: Limited Provisions: Blueberry Puree, Mango Puree, Lactose ABV: 5.6% Both of these beers are available on tap and in 4-packs to-go TODAY!

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A special gift from a friend. Drink immediately, or save for a special occasion? @degardebrewing #hashtags

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Our beer-to-go menu has been updated online – check it out via the link in our bio!

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Letting the Fall lovingly fall into your mouth… Here’s the latest in our curated cider sets, offered for pick-up Or by shipment. This is the Tree-To-Table Six Pack featuring our homegrown ‘Orchard Series’ ciders. An assortment of some of our most beloved bottles made with cider apples organically grown at Finnriver and other regional orchards and renowned for their charismatic profiles and personalities. Ciders that offer depth, breadth, and the beauty of the fruit. Through our fermentations, we seek to celebrate the bounty of the earth; and through this collection, we also honor its complexity! This sophisticated six pack includes the following fine bottles: Fire Barrel, Blue Hewe, Golden Russet, Black Oak, Heart of Gold and Solace. Order for pick-up at our take-out store: https://finnrivercidery.menu/finnriverciderypickup/#dialog Or for shipping at: https://www.finnriver.com/order-online 🍏💚🍏💚🍏💚🍏💚

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🥬🥬FRESH HOP🥬🥬 . Are you ready for our favorite time of the year? We have been gearing up all season long for our first FRESH HOP BEER! . “Sticky Icky Greens” Fresh Hop STRATA IPA. . ABV 7.2%. . Utilizing freshly picked hops that went from the fields and into our brewhouse within HOURS. We sourced both wet Strata as well as freshly pelletized Strata (courtesy of Roy Farms) @royfarms_hops to make an IPA that cannot be missed. We created a treat of a fresh hop IPA…and this is only our first! . Touting immense notes of White Gummy Bears, overripe peach and pineapple, this is a pint of beer that will be gone before you know it. Currently this is a DRAFT ONLY release with a VERY LIMITED amount of draft only going across our bar. We have a LIMIT OF ONE (1) CROWLER PER PERSON and NO GROWLER FILLS. We appreciate your understanding as we want this beer to be enjoyed by many! But don’t fret….16oz cans of this beautifully Crafted IPA will be available later this month 🤯. . “Party On Gyle” Parti-Gyle Dark Mild . ABV 5.2% . Parti-Gyle? What even is that? A street fighter reference? Dark Mild? Yeah, we did something a little more esoteric. Alright, we brewed up a big ‘ol russian imperial but being the work harder not smarter kinda guys we are, we brewed a second beer off the spent grains…parti-gyle method! Imagine the thin border between brown, porter and a light russian imperial stout. Big flavors for those wanting a beer with multi-layered depth coffee roast, as well as a nice dry accent of luxurious bakers chocolate, a small bitterness as well as tiny salinity to make the malt pop. A beer crafted for dark beer drinkers and lighter drinkers alike, enjoy a “session-stout” and keep that party rocking. We know we will be enjoying a pint or 5 of this “Session Stout”. . #sigbrewingco #downtowntacoma #newbeer #freshbeer #freshhops #craftbeer #canscomingsoon #limited #hops

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Coastal Pils: the first of ten essentials for any day on the water 🌞 🚣♀️ #drinkorganicbeer #findyourcoast

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Ahhh, harvest time. 🥰 Who can spot Mt. Adams? Shot over the Simcoe® fields @cornerstoneranches

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OPEN AIR DRIVE-THRU ONLINE ORDERING is OPEN for Saturday, September 12th pickup! ☀️🛺🚲🚙🚀⛵️🛶☀️ We are thrilled to have a fresh batch of KEEP YER CLAWS SHARP a delicious 6.8% IPA perfect for the gorgeous weather ahead (pictured here, thanks @brewventures ). If you’re feeling ready to jump start fall..our-back by popular demand Imperial Milk Stout with Marshmallow and Pistachio-HOW HIGH CAN YOU FLY? …And just in case AQUACAT flew by you last week we have plenty in stock this week- don’t miss out on this delightfully refreshing HARD SELTZER! As always we have WALKABOUT SOURS and a whole bunch more! Place your order between now and Saturday – we’ll see you at the DRIVE THRU on SATURDAY! Here is the link to shop: https://fatorangecatbrewco.square.site THANK YOU!✨ 🍻✨ @twelve.percent.beer.project #ctbeer #ctcraftbeers #ctbeerandbodycraftbeergirls

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Even the morning sky likes Haze. #riseandbrew #hazerise #craftbeer 💟

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Bandanas are back in stock. Available for pickup and shipping across the U.S. Keep yourselves and those around you safe.

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Wishing everyone a Happy Labor Day, we’ve earned it! Enjoy the day with family and friends & remember to stay safe.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reminder of our hours: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥San Marcos ⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ( 12-4pm on Labor Day!!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ S 12-6pm⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ M/T 3-7pm⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ W/T 3-8pm⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ F 2-9pm⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ S 12-8pm⁣⁣⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥San Elijo ⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ W/T/F/S 1-8pm⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ S 12-7pm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥Cardiff⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ M-Th 1pm-9pm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ F/S- 11am-10pm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sun 11am-8pm

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Thursday night in the backcountry. ⛺️✨🏔 Backpacking is actually kind of a weird concept… you leave the comforts of home and the luxuries of modern civilization to walk for miles and miles, away from it all, with a tiny portable home and everything you need to survive as a human on your back. Instead of being at home comfortably seated on your couch after a delicious dinner, you’re sweaty and gross as you struggle to push through the last mile of the hike and find a not too rocky or too windy spot to set up your home for the night. It’s all rather inconvenient actually! 😂 But once you’ve put in the work, relaxed for a bit, watched a beautiful sunset, and looked up at the night sky as the stars come out, the inconvenience of it all is quickly outweighed by the experience of it all. There really isn’t anything quite like sleeping out under a sky full of stars ☺️✨⛺️🏔

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