Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Peaks and Pints New Beer Saturday: Super Bowl Sunday Edition

Ron Swarner

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Super Bowl Sunday is certainly a day about football. That much is for sure. But it’s almost as much about craft beer. While many will be doing their American duty and watching the game on Peaks and Pints’ 130-inch screen while enjoying our sandwiches, others will indulge in house parties. If you fall into the latter category, many new and restocked bottled and canned craft beers arrived at Peaks and Pints this week to pair with your friend’s bean dip.

BALLAST POINT RED VELVET NITRO

The deep red color comes from beets, which add a rich, earthy character that complements the chocolate flavor and aroma. The foamy head of the nitro pour is the “icing”, adding a creamy smoothness to the mouthfeel. But this liquid dessert still finishes like a beer – not sweet, but just as satisfying. 12oz, 5.5%

DOUBLE MOUNTAIN BOURBON CHAOS

The base beer for Double Mountain Bourbon Chaos is a Belgian-style imperial stout that has been tucked away in bourbon barrels for over a year. According to the brewery, the aging has added notes of vanilla, caramel, and molasses, with a touch of fig and blackberry in the finish. 375ml, 11%

E9 BREWERY MERAKI #1

One-off sour that is a special blend of E9 head brewer Shane Johns’ five favorite barrels.  Chosen to create a deep golden colored beer with subtle acidity, unique wood character and a remarkable complexity. 12oz 6.1%

Evil-Twin-Imperial-Mexican-Biscotti-Cake-Break-TacomaEVIL TWIN IMPERIAL MEXICAN BISCOTTI CAKE BREAK

Meet the mashup of two highly sought after beers that is sure to instill panic in the beer geeks. Let the sweating commence. Evil Twin, that is building a brewery on its own in New York, has been contract brewing for years at Westbrook Brewing in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina – the birthplace of Westbrook’s Mexican Cake. “Cake” started out as a way to mark the brewery’s anniversary. Morgan and Edward Westbrook brewed an imperial stout with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. Since then, the beer has become a hot commodity, selling in the secondary market for hundreds of dollars. Don’t even ask how much beer traders are asking for barrel-aged variants. Then there’s Evil Twin Biscotti Break. As the name suggests, this imperial stout mimics the coffee shop dessert, brewed with vanilla and almond, and coffee. Evil Twin Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break slams together the best of both those beers. An imperial stout brewed with coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa nibs, vanilla and habanero peppers. Both beers are awesome treats. 22oz 10.5%

PFRIEM FLANDERS RED

pFriem’s Flanders Red is a show-stopper. This deep, layered beer spent 18 months in oak barrels, getting a little leather and a lot of tart cherry. There’s some raspberry and woodiness, and the finish is so dry it reminds us more of Pinot Noir than any other beer made in the Northwest. 12oz, 7%

PRAGA PILSENER

This is a full-bodied beer; rich in Saaz hops and brewed following a 200-year-old tradition by Czech brew masters. This is a crisp, refreshing beer with less CO2 making it less filling but packed with flavor. A strong pale malt quality is evident in the taste profile. 12oz, 4.7%

NINKASI VELOCIHOPTOR

With a larger-than-life hop aroma and citrusy notes, this Double IPA pours dark red in color. Crafted for the hop heads using Centennial and Columbus hops, this is a surprisingly crushable double. 22oz, 8.4%

PLUS:

Full Sail Hop Pursuit IPA
Great Divide Hop Disciples IPA
Iron Horse Double Rainbow IPA
Mollusk Brett Lab No. 7
Mollusk Brett Lab No. 8
Mollusk Saison Du Mollusk
Mollusk Barrel Aged Despair
One Tree Peach Tea Hard Cider
Tilted Tree Hard Cider Blueberry Buzz
Tilted Tree Hard Cider Peaches n Heat

New Beer Saturday list is just a small percentage of Peaks and Pints’ inventory. If there is something in particular that you are looking for, please feel free to give us a call at 253.328.5621. In addition, we pour growler fills from our Western red cedar tap log.

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