Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Beers Eve On The Fly

Ron Swarner

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Today, April 6, is the day we all celebrate New Beers Eve. This is a real thing. New Beer’s Eve was the night before the first alcoholic beer became legally available after 13 years of prohibition. From 1920 to 1933, no alcoholic beverages were legal in the United States. Franklin Delano Roosevelt had barely been president for a month when he and a new anti-prohibition majority in Congress known as “The Wets” brought back beer. The Cullen-Harrison Act increased allowable alcohol in beer from 0.5% to 3.2%. Prohibition would be completely reversed later that year with ratification of the 21st amendment to the constitution. The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment. It took effect at 12:01a.m on April 7, 1933. On the evening of April 6th, anxious Americans lined up at breweries and distilleries to purchase legal beer and alcohol at the stroke of midnight. That night, someone coined the term “New Beer’s Eve,” and a new annual holiday was born. Peaks and Pints offers cheers to FDA and “The Wets” with a to-go flight of new craft beers we call Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Beers Eve On The Fly.

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: New Beers Eve On The Fly

Ecliptic Vienna Lager

4.8% ABV

Brewed with Will and Mari Kemper at Chuckanut Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing‘s Vienna-style lager is brewed with Barke Vienna and Pilsner malts, as well as traditional German hops. The result is a crisp, copper-hued lager with aromas of light toast, balanced by some malt sweetness.

pFriem Sparkling IPA

6.6% ABV, 33 IBU

pFriem Sparkling IPA is inspired by the Australian refreshers they tasted on a trip Down Under. Brewed with Chinook, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin, and Dr. Rudi hops, this refreshing IPA hits the nose with powdered sugar cover strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, and mango gummies extend a cheerful greeting before flavors of kiwi, champagne, honeydew, and guava make one at home. The finish is quenching, tangy, tropical and sparkling.

Wild Ride Gorilla Snax

6.7% ABV, 55 IBU

Brewed alongside George Gibson of Point Blank Distributing, Wild Ride Brew’s favorite gorilla, this juicy IPA packs a punch of tropical aromas created by the enormous amount of Cryo Citra and Azacca hops. Add in Strata, Cashmere and Centennial hops, and experience notes of passionfruit and citrus.

21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah 2021

8% ABV, 64 IBU

21st Amendment Brewery’s Blah Blah Blah double IPA is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the popularity of this style and all the sub-styles that have become part of craft beer conversations and offerings. It’s a deep gold color, double IPA (of course) and jammed packed with hop flavors and aromas thanks to Chinook bittering, followed by Centennial, Cascade, Equinox, Moteuka, Mosaic, and Citra, plus dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Idaho 7.

Dru Bru Alpha Female 2021

7.8% ABV, 80 IBU

This Dru Bru double IPA is crafted in support of the Pink Boots Society and the women who brew, sell, pour, and drink craft beer. It’s brewed exclusively with the Pink Boots Hop Blend of Loral, Azacca, El Dorado, and Idaho Gem. With a simple malt backbone, this beer is brewed to allow the hops aromas of citrus, floral, and fresh cut grass to shine.

Reuben’s Brews Gorilla Juice

8% ABV

Imperial version of Reuben’s Brews’ annual collaboration with Gorilla FC, an official Seattle Sounders FC supporters group that utilizes passion for soccer to support the Puget Sound community.

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