Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Peaks and Pints Survival Kit of Beer 12.3.18

Ron Swarner

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Reuben’s Brews Hazealicious Hazy IPA, Fort George Suicide Squeeze, Mirage Fantasy Suite IPA, Mirage Life Trap IPA and Backwoods Roughin’ It Rye are available at Peaks and Pints in Tacoma, Washington.

Peaks and Pints Survival Kit of Beer 12.3.18

Avalanches, like weather, are the subject of books, classes, studies and frequent monitoring in Washington state’s mountainous regions. There are no simple rules that can tell you which slope might wipe you out, but a few things can help you understand avalanches and mitigate your risk. Most avalanches occur on slopes steeper than 30 degrees. Avalanche risk is greatest within the 24 hours after a storm drops 12 or more inches of snow. If you’re caught in an avalanche, “Swimming” to the top of the avalanche will help avoid being trapped under debris while trying to keep one arm above your head as the avalanche tosses you around. As soon as you stop moving, quickly work to open a space in front of your face. Not only will this pocket give you room to breathe, it will give you space to spit. Note where gravity carries your spit, then dig in the opposite direction. Once free, enjoy Peaks and Pints Survival Kit of Beer 12.3.18.

FANTASY SUITE, Mirage Beer: A new England-style IPA that’s been double dry hopped with Citra, Rakau and Wai-iti for a grapefruit citrus aroma followed by hoppy, fruity and citrus juiciness with a balance, bitter finish. 6.9%

HAZEALICIOUS IPA, Reuben’s Brews: After experimenting for two years, Reuben’s Brews has released this new, year-round hazy IPA. Hazealicious IPA is juicy, with a soft bitterness, tropical aromas and taste, thanks to a blend of Citra, Strata and Mosaic hops. 6%

LIFE TRAP, Mirage Beer: New England-style IPA fermented with an isolated Kveik yeast strain from Framgarden, Norway, and double dry hopped exclusively with Kohatu hops for a tropical nose and fruit driven IPA with a mild funk. 6.7%

ROUGHIN’ IT RYE, Backwoods Brewing: Made with an abundance of rye malt, this robust IPA gives off light pine and citrus notes, and is complimented with an earthy dry spice. 6.5%

SUICIDE SQUEEZE, Fort George Brewery: Starts with grapefruit hop citrus and acidity as well as some tropical fruit flavors. Finishes dry, but quite smooth with more tropical fruit and some pine resiny hop bitterness. 7.2%