Friday, October 19th, 2018

Peaks and Pints Six Pack 10.19.18: Hundred Acre Cooler

Ron Swarner

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Black Raven Grandfather Raven, Matchless The Jacket, Block 15 Story Of The Ghost, Reverend Nat’s Abbey Spice, 7 Seas Boobytraps CDA and Everybody’s The Cryo IPA sit in Peaks and Pints’ cooler.

Peaks and Pints Six Pack 10.19.18: Hundred Acre Cooler

Winnie the Pooh and all of his pals from the Hundred Acre Wood have to help their now-grown human pal rediscover his imagination in the flick Christopher Robin now playing at neighboring Blue Mouse Theatre. There’s an unusually, and refreshingly, abrasive aspect to Christopher Robin that raises it above the usual run of children’s movies. Thank gawd; if it ended up sucking for some reason, imagine we’d have to talk a lot of friends off ledges. Here’s a suggested Peaks and Pints six-pack for after the Poo flick.

ABBEY SPICE, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Rev’s Providence Traditional New England cider receives an added fresh burst of appley-ness while still maintaining a vinous and spicy flavor made by fermenting with thousands of pounds of raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg and dark muscovado sugar — sourced from the tiny island of Maritius off Africa — followed by a three months been sit on toasted American oak. 7.5%, 12oz

BOOBYTRAPS CDA, 7 Seas Brewing: The third “Seasonal Series” of the year has escaped from the 7 Seas’ tanks. Light and smooth, Boobytraps is loaded with piney hops and a hint of roasted malts for a lingering, flavorful finish. 7%, 12oz

THE CRYO IPA, Everybody’s Brewing: Brewed with Cryo hops, Cryo-Chronic is an experimental IPA using cryogenic technology, which means very low temperatures. Through a cryogenic separation process, pure lupulin powder is extracted from any hop, leaving behind a “hop powder” that contains the desired flavor.  Enjoy the huge dank and earthy aroma and juicy flavor, with a bit of sweetness, from the pounds of Mosaic powder. 6.9%, 12oz

GRANDFATHER RAVEN, Black Raven Brewery: With a 2018 Washington beer Awards Gold Medal for American Imperial Stouts in its beak, Grandfather Raven soars with rich dark caramel, unsweetened chocolate and hints of coffee aromas and flavors. 9.5% ABV, 22oz

STORY OF THE GHOST, Block 15 Brewing: Inspired by the spectral gaze of a full moon, this hauntingly pale ale blends extra pale malt, flaked wheat and oats in the grist to produce a smooth, silky body. Assertive late-addition hopping imparts tropical, citrus and piney hop notes. 8.75%, 16oz

THE JACKET, Matchless Brewing: The third installment of the Double Mash Series, the English brown porter, The Jacket, wears a oatmeal stout recipe with plenty of brown malt to make it push coffee notes, big chocolate and subtle smoke. Milk chocolate aromatics are complimented with a balanced body and nice caramel, Nutella and burnt toast notes. 5.2%, 16oz