You and 2,021 of your fellow Tacoma teachers voted to approve the new contact today. You’re headed back to the classroom Monday. Stop by Peaks and Pints tonight and grab these six craft beers out of our cooler before you go on a cooking and baking spree this weekend. You know that home-cooked meals won’t be a reality again until late June 2019.
CAPTAIN OF THE COAST, Pelican Brewing: Captain Of The Coast is back on watch after time spent in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Barrels. Pelican’s award-winning MacPelican’s Wee Heavy emerged recognizably Wee Heavy, but with added notes of chocolate covered cherries, toasted oak, spice and vanilla in the aroma. The first sip produces flavors reminiscent of malted milk balls and crème brûlée with a silky smooth mouthfeel. Sail with the Captain and you’ll find dried apricots, sherry-like flavors and dark marmalade. 9.5% ABV, 22oz
FRESH HAZE IPA, Deschutes Brewery: Fresh Squeezed IPA’s popularity inspired the Bend, Oregon brewery to jump into the hazy IPA ring with generous amounts of citrus forward hops that get fresh with orange and tangerine. 6.5%, 12oz
SIMCOE SINGLE HOP, Jolly Pumpkin Artisanal Ales: This sour pale ale was brewed exclusively with Simcoe hops that’s well balanced with Simcoe’s vibrant, dank and earthiness on one side and Jolly Pumpkin’s funk on the other, with stone fruit notes as an added bonus. 5.9%, 750ml
SOME PEOPLE ARE IMMUNE TO GOOD BANANA STOUT, Evil Twin Brewing: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Are you sure? The banana is subtle in this imperial stout with banana and maple syrup additions. The maple is in the nose, but also subtle on the tongue. Yet, chocolate is accountable in this tasty stout. 10.7%, 16oz
STROBE LIGHTS, Stillwater Artisanal Ales: This double dry-hopped IPA has flashes of tangerine on a dance floor of smooth pine, mild hop spice and light grapefruit. 7%, 16oz
TROPICAL SMOOTHIE, Decadent Ales: We’d be fine deserted on a tropical island with this tropical creamsicle IPA. The nose is a tropical fruit salad with pineapple and mango the stars on the flavor boat. Vanilla floats by on creamy waves. 8.9%, 16oz