Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: National Park Week On The Fly


President George H.W. Bush was an ardent supporter of the national parks. In 1991, during his administration, the National Park Service celebrated its 75th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, President Bush was the first to designate National Park Week in mid-April. This year, National Park Week begins the third Saturday, April 16 and runs through Sunday, April 24. Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs, events, and digital experiences. Entrance fees are waived on April 16 to kick off National Park Week, including Mountain Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park. As you enjoy our state’s three national parks — Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks — during the special week consider donating to the official philanthropic organization that helps keep them financed, Washington’s National Park Fund. Today, Peaks & Pints dedicates our to-go beer flight to Washington’s National Park Fund. Until we can revert to our on-premise, crosscut beer flights and donate a percentage of each flight to the Fund, we hope you’ll stop by craft beer lodge, grab today’s to-go flight, Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: National Park Week On The Fly, then donate to the Fund while enjoying the beers. Cheers!

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: National Park Week On The Fly

Sierra Nevada Summer Break Hazy IPA

4.6% ABV

It’s light and crushable, but with full flavor — the perfect brew for outdoor activities. Sierra Nevada Brewing combines two styles — a light and easy session IPA and a juicy full-flavored hazy IPA — with bold hoppy notes of mango and passionfruit, smooth malt flavor, and a low alcohol by volume number. It’s not too thin but has the right mouthfeel that really satisfies. It pops.

Block 15 Alpine Ibex

6.9% ABV

The beer we now know as bock originated in the Northern German city of Einbeck, probably as far back as the 1400s. By the 1600s it was being brewed in the Munich area of Southern Germany. The name “Einbeck” was pronounced as “Einbock” in the Bavarian accent of the region — and “einbock” means “billy goat” in German. Shortened to “bock,” the name remains with us today, as does the visual pun of the goat on the label. The Alpine ibex, also known as the steinbock, bouquetin, or simply ibex, is a species of wild goat that lives in the mountains of the European Alps. This European goat graces the can of Block 15 Brewing’s Alpine Ibex, a strong Maibock brewed with Hallertauer Mittelfrüher and Czech Saaz hops. It hits the nose with bready and lightly caramel malt, light grassy hops, lemon, and a touch of toffee, which is also the flavor plus honey, caramel, dried red berries, and floral elements. It’s an interesting mixture of dry and semi-sweet flavors with light dry field herbs character, and hops on the finish.

Icicle Enchantments Tanglewood

6.7% ABV, 30 IBU

Icicle Brewing sits on the edge of the Enchantments in the town of Leavenworth. Icicle Brewing’s new Enchantments Series Hazy IPA Series – Tanglewood is out in the wild — and by wild we mean our cooler. Tanglewood is brewed with an ample amount of experimental HBC630 and HBC638 in addition to Mosaic and Citra hops. Just as the beauty of the Enchantments mesmerizes the eyes, this hazy brew delights your other senses with notes and aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple and stonefruit.

Old Schoolhouse Between Peaks IPA

7% ABV

Peaks & Pints answered the morning School bell, traveled past 101 mountain peaks, and brewed our new house beer, Between Peaks IPA, at Old Schoolhouse Brewery in Winthrop, Washington. As we approached the town of Winthrop, Pinyon Pines, Bristlecone Pine, and Ponderosa Pine trees were swaying in the wind between the peaks. Between Peaks West Coast-style, old school IPA is aggressively hopped with Simcoe, Simcoe Cryo, Chinook, Cascade Cryo, and HBC 638 hops and bursting with flavors of pine and subtle citrus, loaded with mounds of hops, and balanced with a blend of four different malts. Like those welcoming pine trees, each pint of Between Peaks is like a pine bough swaying across your face.

LINK: Peaks & Pints cooler inventory