The kids are weeping, the nights are getting cooler, and there are moments here and there when it just plain feels like autumn. That’s right: Summer is almost over, and aside from a lot of binge-watching various Netflix series in front of the A/C unit, you just don’t have much to show for it. But it’s not too late: Get you butt to Peaks and Pints, load up your cooler with these six treasures and getaway!
BLUEBERRY DOJO, Aslan Brewing: Zen out with this saison style ale brewed with 600 pounds of organic heirloom blueberries from Bow Hill Farms then aged six months in oak puncheons followed by three months of bottle conditioning followed by you going all Violet Beauregarde before your mother’s eyes. 6.2%, 500ml
HAZY DOMINATION IPA, Ninkasi Brewing: No, it’s not Total Domination wearing a hazy lampshade, but rather a citrus and tropical New England-style IPA with Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra hops for totally citrus and tropical hop notes. 6.7%, 16oz
MAINSTREAM POP SONG, Stillwater Artisanal Ales: This double IPA incorporates all of the “hop hits” — Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic — for juicy citrus, orange, mango and grapefruit aroma and flavor. 8%, 16oz
SASSY PONY, Gigantic Brewing: Learn a heart-wrenching lesson about the magic — and responsibility — of friendship while sipping this delicious pale ale prancing with Citra, Simcoe and Cascade hops for huge fresh-squeezed citrus hop aroma and flavor. 5.5%, 16.9oz
SHIFT TRADE IPA, Top Rung Brewing: When Thurston County firefighters and Top Rung brewing co-founders Casey Sobol and Jason Stoltz aren’t trading shifts at the firehouse they’re brewing delicious craft beer such as this easy drinking IPA with mango, apricot, and pineapple notes and a solid, slightly toasty malt core. 6.2%, 12oz
SINGLE BARREL PEACH SOUR, Matchless Brewing: The Tumwater brewery grabbed a complimentary sour blonde ale and aged it in more than 100 pounds of Redhaven peaches straight outta the Oakanogen then finished it with the brewery’s micro flora in an attempt to keep the beer as true to the barrel as possible. Success! 5.8%, 500ml