Monday, October 15th, 2018

Peaks and Pints Six Pack 10.15.18: Fly You To The Moon

Ron Swarner

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Peaks and Pints has Three Magnets Coffee Tompkins, Revision Hops In A Can, Evil Twin Molotov Heavy, d’Achouffe N’Ice Chouffee, Aslan Simcoe Slice and Three Magnets WOOHOO! X in the cooler.

Peaks and Pints Six Pack 10.15.18: Fly You To The Moon

Peaks and Pints may never know the exact words Neil Armstrong and his wife, Janet, spoke in the hours before he boarded Apollo 11, but we think it was, “Dammit, Janet, I love you.” The latest Neil Armstrong flick, First Man, screens at The Grand Cinema. Ryan Gosling is Armstrong — from his days as a daredevil test pilot in the early 1960s to his “one small step” onto the lunar surface in 1969. Written by Josh Singer and based on the only official biography of Armstrong, by James Hansen, First Man is intimate, unflinching and mostly true. Check it out, then grab a six-pack from Peaks and Pints’ cooler on the way home.

COFFEE TOMPKINS, Three Magnets Brewing: Like its namesake, Major Tompkins, the 151-ton, iron-hulled steam boat that carried goods, people and mail between Olympia and Seattle, this imperial oatmeal stout is big and strong. This new version was conditioned for 48 hours on a single producer natural process Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee secured by Olympia Coffee Roasters for deep, exotic fruity notes. Those fruity notes, combined with the hefty chocolate notes of the roasted malts and soft oatmeal mouthfeel make for a delicious treat. 10.1%, 16oz

HOPS IN A CAN, Revision Brewing: This draft only triple IPA finally hit cans still loaded with hoppy aromas that’s resiny, citrusy, fresh leafy with a touch piney and floral. Expect a smooth, full flavor with a base of pale biscuity malts, light stickiness and topped with fresh floral leafy resins, a little citrusy bitterness and lots of floral hop oils. 10.1%, 16oz

MOLOTOV HEAVY, Evil Twin Brewing: It’s a massive imperial IPA that isn’t just a booze bomb; it also carries a hell of a hop profile with a solid bitterness (100 IBU) and array of tropical fruit flavors. This thing is no joke. The medium bodied triple IPA carries its flavors to a very warming finish, leaving a whiskey-chest like warmth. The hop presence is pungent and piney with ample grapefruit and tangerine, as well as a perfume-y trait that lingers gently. 17.2%, 16oz

N’ICE CHOUFFEE, Brasserie d’Achouffe: This winter beer is brewed with thyme and curaçao orange peel, spices similar to those found in Belgian wits, but with its clear amber appearance and foamy tan head, this beer doesn’t resemble any other style. Starts off with sweet citrus and malts then dark fruits, berries, nutmeg, cinnamon, thyme and hops sled down the tongue. The beer is very sweet, but not cloying or sticky — just full-bodied with lingering hints of cherry and raisin in the finish. 10%, 11.2oz

SIMCOE SLICE, Aslan Brewing: yes, Simcoe takes the lead on this double dry hopped IPA, but Bravo and Chinook add more bitter, dank pine with Taiheke hops piling on fruity notes of strawberries, lychee and guava. 7.7%, 12oz

WOOHOO! X, Three Magnets Brewing: The original, delicious WOOHOO! With 6 pounds of Simcoe, Amarillo, Eureka and Citra hops per barrel is taken to the extreme with X — more than 10 pounds per barrel for all the juicy, danky, citrusy and berry. 8.5%, 16oz