6-Pack of Things To Do: Tuesday May 25 2021
Don’t wait until Memorial Day weekend to start enjoying everything Tacoma has to offer.
BEER TASTING: Peaks & Pints is excited to present our first virtual beer tasting in collaboration: A Trappist beer tour with Aaron Cohn, Washington sales director for Merchant du Vin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Learn how to taste Trappist ales like a pro from the comfort of your sofa, as Cohn guides us through tasting five Trappist beers, helping us to discover nuances of flavor and aromas, teaching us the history of Trappist breweries and the Cistercian lifestyle, including behind the scenes inside Abbeys off limits to tourists. Cohn will answer all questions as he’s visited most of the Trappist breweries. Visit Peaks & Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District, sign up for the tasting, purchase the five beers and we’ll send you the link on the day of the tasting. 3816 N. 26th St., Proctor District, Tacoma
BEER FLIGHT: The blonde ale is an American style that emerged as alternative to premium U.S. lagers. It’s really a catch-all category of light-bodied, light-colored ales — styles like the cream ale and kölsch loosely fall into such a description. As the name indicates, the blonde ale is clear golden to straw color. It has no particularly dominating malt or hop characteristics. Rounded and smooth, it is an American classic known for its simplicity. Sometimes referred to as “golden ale,” these beers can have honey, spices and fruit added, and may be fermented with lager or ale yeast. Peaks and Pints has posted more than 1,600 flights since we opened Nov. 1, 2016, yet we have never presented a flight of blonde ales — a fact that changes today. Welcome to our to-go flight of blonde ales — Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Blondes On the Fly. 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
FILM: Based on the novel of the same name by Jane Harper, The Dry stars Eric Bana as a federal agent in Australia who heads back to his rural hometown for a childhood friend’s funeral. He agrees to stay on to investigate the case. Was it really a murder/suicide? During his investigation, he begins to suspect the death of a teenage friend many years ago is somehow connected. The Dry screens three times today at The Grand Cinema. 1:45, 4:30, and 7:15 p.m., 606 S. Fawcett, Tacoma, $5.50-$8, photo courtesy of IFC Films
BOOK CLUB: Tacoma Public Library’s Books on Tap club continues to skip the beer bar gatherings and will meet online tonight to discuss this month’s book, Mango and Peppercorns A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream by Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning and Lyn Nguyen. It’s a powerful memoir of resilience, friendship, family, and food from the acclaimed chefs behind the award-winning Hy Vong Vietnamese restaurant in Miami. Through powerful narrative, archival imagery, and 20 Vietnamese recipes that mirror their story, Mango & Peppercorns is a unique contribution to culinary literature. Peaks & Pints suggests you pair the book discussion with Wander Brewing’s Mango Antlers Hazy IPA. Cheers! 7-8 p.m., Books On Tap Meet Up, free
BINGO: Stop by Rainier Growlers to pick up your cards for their Bingo & Brews tonight. As always this event is live and online, so you can either play in their South Hill taproom or from the comfort of your own home. They’ll have some “rad prizes” as Rainier Growlers Manager Ben Chase always says. In order to play from of your home, you have until 6 p.m. to grab your brews, bingo cards, and raffle tickets. 6 p.m., 13105 Meridian Ave E site 107, Puyallup, of the Rainier Growlers Zoom Room
BASEBALL: Did you see yesterday’s Tacoma Rainiers’ home game against the Round Rock Express from Texas? Oh, man. Rainiers’ second baseman Ty Kelly crushed a 6th inning grand slam to help the Rainiers pull away from the Round Rock Express, 6-2. The Rainiers and Round Rock Express finish their series tonight. 6:05 p.m., Cheney Stadium, 2502 S. Tyler St., Tacoma, $7-$13