Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Stoutuary Flight


Though it’s the shortest month of the year, February in Tacoma can be a long and lonely affair. Luckily, Peaks & Pints craft beer and cider bar, bottle shop and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District has an antidote: Stoutuary. For 29 days in February, six taps at Peaks & Pints will once again fade to black and run wild with pitch-black ale. After all, Groundhog Day is better with stouts. Failing to respond to a chain letter is better with stouts. Super Bowl is better with stouts. So Help Me Todd is better with stouts. Valentine’s Day is better with stouts. Kanye West’s latest album is almost better with stouts. With stouts, almost everything is cookies and Tiramisu — because most stouts these days could pass as dessert. In addition to our Stoutuary month-long stout celebration on tap, we also suggest you grab stouts from our cooler to enjoy at home. Stop by Peaks & Pints today and grab Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Stoutuary Flight.

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Stoutuary Flight

Lucky Envelope White Rabbit

6.3% ABV

Since it’s the Year of the Water Rabbit, Lucky Envelope Brewing decided to brew a milk stout with actual White Rabbit vanilla candies, an internationally beloved candy that conjures up all sorts of warm and nostalgic fuzzies for those that grew up in the Chinese community (Lucky Envelope, included). The milk candies and lactose lend a creamy smoothness while the dark malts create a delicious chocolatey profile. 

Block 15 Love Potion #9

6.3% ABV

We’re in love with Block 15 Brewing’s Love Potion #9. First, it’s a red and black raspberry rather than cherry stout, and melts like a chocolate truffle on the tongue. Second, it succeeds because the intense, silken dark chocolate that floods the mouth is immediately followed by the slightly tart berry. Third, the craft beer is, for its style, dry. Each sip is an infusion of intensity but never excess, allowing our senses to revisit the sensation of a liquid truffle repeatedly. Give us a few minutes and we’ll come up with a total of nine reasons why we could drink two pints of this potion.

Breakside This Great Stage of Fools

12% ABV

Ben Edmunds, Breakside Brewery brewmaster, and Daniel Hynes, Breakside Barrel Program lead, made a slight overhaul to their barrel-aging program using former spirits barrels. They did so by brewing a base beer, such as a bold stout, specifically designed for the casks that the beer would be resting. Then they take these aged beers and begin the challenging task of blending them for the optimal bottled beer, such as This Great Stage of Fools, an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with pecan, pandan leaf, marshmallow, nutmeg, and allspice. It’s blended from 15 casks of Double Oat Stout aged 23 months in bourbon barrels and Imperial Stout aged 21 months in bourbon barrels.

Breakside My Stars Shine Darkly

13.5% ABV

Blended from 17 casks of Imperial Wheat Porter aged 21 months in maple syrup and bourbon barrels, Imperial Milk Stout aged 21 months in Oregon whiskey barrels, Imperial Milk Stout aged 21 months in bourbon barrels, and Imperial Chocolate Stout aged 9 months in bourbon barrels, this Breakside Brewery imperial stout has notes of dark pudding, browned butter, grapes, and graham cracker.

Old Stove Quiet Eon

14.5% ABV, 68 IBU

The EON QuietClean upright vacuum cleaner is engineered with professional-grade components to meet the demands of commercial cleaning. It sucks. Old Stove Brewing’s 2021 Quiet Eon Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout doesn’t suck. This barrel-aged stout was originally brewed during the early shut-down months of the pandemic in 2020. After resting for 20 months in barrels this beautifully smooth stout has notes of burnt sugar, roasty chocolate, and oaky goodness.

LINK: Peaks & Pints cooler inventory