Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Peaks and Pints Policy 324: Don’t Give Wildlife Craft Beer

Ron Swarner

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Peaks-and-Pints-Policy-324-Dont-Give-Wildlife-Craft-Beer.jpgPeaks and Pints Policy 324: Don’t Give Wildlife Craft Beer

Although it’s tempting to give cute squirrels, marmots and pikas a sip of your Wild Ride Brewing Nut Crusher Peanut Butter Porter, you shouldn’t serve the animals. Your generosity causes animals to abandon their natural liquid sources and become dependent on craft beer from hikers; when the hiking season ends, the animals will be strung out. In addition, do you really need squirrels pestering you while you sip this liquid chocolate truffle treat with a strong nuttiness. It goes without saying a serene sunset behind The Enchantments isn’t as special with a puking pika nearby.

Animals also carry diseases like rabies, so it’s best to keep your distance and keep your Nut Crusher to yourself.

Brewery: Wild Ride Brewing Co., Redmond, Oregon

Craft Beer: Nut-Crusher Peanut Butter Porter

Style: Porter – American

ABV: 6%

IBU: 18

Nose: peanuts and chocolate

Taste: peanuts, chocolate and dark malts