Monday, January 15th, 2024

Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: MLK Day 2024


Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream,” speech at the March on Washington in August 1963 serves as the touchstone for today’s annual King holiday. He brought hope to untold people both black and white. Remembering his dream matters more than ever today as we witness, still, the openly mocking and demeaning of women, blacks, Islam, and immigrants while ignoring human rights, denying science and climate change, supporting violence and conspiracy, and taking away the health care of millions of Americans. It’s Monday, which means in addition to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it’s Peaks and Pints weekly in-house cider flight. We suggest attending the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemoration at the Washington State History Museum at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. then stop by for Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: MLK Day 2024. The History Museum has waived admission fees today so you can enjoy Tacoma Arts Live’s Where Blooming Flowers Meet the Sky by Darryin B. Cunningham. Follow the story of Zhuli, a young artist writing a new book of poetry, as she is visited by three prominent ancestors from the 1960s civil rights era. Each one gives her a piece of wisdom from their experience, helping her to find her voice.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Tacoma Arts Live presents Where Blooming Flowers Meet the Sky at the Washington State History Museum. Photo by Lisa Monet, courtesy of Tacoma Arts Live.

Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: MLK Day 2024

Incline Blueberry Crisp

5% ABV

Since 2015, the Zehner family has made delicious, crushable cider, many from a dry-hopped apple base to pull out citrus aromas at their Incline Cider Company. The Auburn-based cidery with a popular Tacoma taproom uses 100 percent fresh pressed apples, no added sugar, no carbonated water, and the result are ciders that are balanced, not too sweet and super flavorful. Incline’s Blueberry Crisp is crafted with the famous honeycrisp apple, alongside notes of fresh blueberries and toasted graham cracker pie crust.

Cockrell Pineapple

6.9% ABV

Brothers Richard and John Cockrell have been making cider and beer in their Puyallup homes for more than 28 years, sharing their craft with family and friends, as well as grabbing many local, state, and national awards and accolades. As the brothers began planning for their retirement their fans begged them to go pro. Their hobby became Cockrell Hard Cider. Their Pineapple cider is on the sweet side.

Fierce County Everything Nice

6.5% ABV

John and Tolena Thorburn adore craft beer. For 15 years they traveled the world drinking it. But an oversaturated market led them to cider. Learning and enjoying the varying styles and flavors unique to each brewer and set of ingredients, the Thorburns applied that experience to years of homebrewing and cidermaking. In 2017, Fierce County Cider launched its first commercial operating space in a 97-square foot ciderhouse in Puyallup. They’ve grown to include a taproom in South Hill Puyallup, but still use latest brewing technology and equipment to allow lead cidermaker Tolena to create “fiercely” ciders, including Everything Nice. The nano cidery’s winter release is sugar, spice, and Everything Nice. Indeed. It’s a blend of mulled spicy goodness, notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of licorice.

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